Collaborative scholarship in assessment, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization

Learning is key to success

Join us at Queen’s University to engage in collaborative learning experiences about assessment, evaluation, measurement, and knowledge mobilization. Through courses, internships, and workshops, you will be immersed in a community of learning that extends your foundational knowledge and skills in the field while pushing you to make importance advances through systematic inquiries.

Programs & Courses

The AEG faculty members regularly teach in the Queen’s Faculty of Education teacher education program. Students in the Queen’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) program will have the opportunity to take FOUN 101: Foundations of Assessment. The BEd program also regularly offers an elective concentration in assessment and evaluation, which includes the following courses: EDST 210 – Understanding Classroom Assessment & Evaluation FOCI 210 – Assessment & Evaluation Practices in the Classroom

Students in our Graduate Programs (MEd and PhD) can develop their knowledge and skills through the following courses: 

  • EDUC-809 Assessment of Student Growth and Achievement
  • EDUC-827 Measurement in Learning
  • EDUC-828 Topics in Program Evaluation
  • EDUC-840 Educational Assessment
  • EDUC-841 Perspectives on Program Evaluation
  • EDUC-864 Knowledge Mobilization and Translation
  • EDUC-806 Scholarly Writing and Dissemination. 

Note: Not all courses are offered every year.

Transforming Assessment

The eCourse is ideal for professors, instructors, and graduate students looking to enhance their assessment practices for university and college teaching contexts.

  • Complete this e-course individually or collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Complete the whole course or individual modules or topics depending on your learning priorities.

QEval: Intro to Evaluation as Community-Engaged Scholarship

The QEval course is part of a widespread effort to consistently offer useful evaluation capacity building that benefits both learners and communities. Based on models offered by the University of Manitoba (Mignone et al) and the University of Alberta (Gokiert et al), QEval was first offered in Spring 2021 by Dr. Michelle Searle and represents one of Ontario’s first interdisciplinary co-learning opportunities to study evaluation.

Graduate Learning Series & Groups


STATS brings together faculty and graduate students to foster growth and development of the statistics community in the Faculty of Education. We want to make statistics accessible to our community by providing resources, workshops, and personal connections. With a model of fostering growth, we facilitate a range of statistics workshops run by our faculty and graduate students. All workshops are paired with graduate-student run introductory sessions. These optional sessions contain all the necessary information to get the most out of the workshops.

Graduate Student Learning Series and Grad-to-Grad Capacity Building Group

These event focus on sharing experiences, knowledge, and advice pertaining to research and academia. Discussion leaders are either senior graduate students or faculty members (internal or external) to Queen’s. These events not only build community but also build your academic skills for success in your program and beyond.

If you are a member of the AEG and looking to attend any of the events, contact our Student Leaders, Han Xu and Nathan Rickey.

Prospective Graduate Students, Supervision, & Visiting Scholars

The AEG welcomes new graduate students and visiting scholars each year to study and collaborate with us. The AEG aims to augment students’ graduate studies experiences in Education through focussed supports and research as well as internship opportunities in areas of assessment, evaluation, measurement, language testing, and knowledge mobilization.

The AEG is part of Queen’s Faculty of Education and located in historic Kingston, Canada. Founded in 1841, Queen’s University was the earliest degree-granting institution in Canada and now has more than 4,200 graduate students and over 22,000 full-time students. Since 2003, Queen’s has consistently been within Canada’s top two institutions for the number of faculty research awards and prizes each year, demonstrating Queen’s intensive research environment and the opportunities for graduate student learning. In the Faculty of Education, we use a collaborative research mentorship model in which graduate students work closely with faculty members on research that matters to students, teachers, and schools.


Prospective Masters Students

The AEG faculty members regularly teach in the Queen’s Faculty of Education Master of Education Program. If you are looking to study at the Masters level, you do not need to identify a supervisor prior to applying via the Queen’s University admission process. You can find information about applying to the MEd program at Queen’s Faculty of Education including admission requirements and procedures at: https://educ.queensu.ca/masters


Prospective Doctoral Students

The AEG faculty members regularly supervise PhD students in the Queen’s Faculty of Education Doctorate of Philosophy Program (PhD). While doctoral program admission is highly competitive, if you are interested in pursuing at PhD with one of the AEG faculty members we will work closely with you to prepare a competitive application for the university-based admissions process. Information about admission requirements and the admission process is available at: https://educ.queensu.ca/phdIn advance of supporting any prospective student for the university-based admission process, the AEG faculty members will review your CV and a brief research statement. For those students with strong alignment with our area of expertise, we will also connect via tele/video-call to ensure your interests align with one of our faculty members’ research profiles. In our experience, we have found these steps help in ensuring greater success in our programs, if admitted. If you are interested in working with one of our faculty members, please reach out directly to them with your CV and a 1-page statement describing your intended areas of research.

Please note that these steps are not formally part of the admissions process; rather, they are intended to determine alignment between your interests and your potential supervisor’s interests, with the aim of better supporting you during the admissions process. The AEG faculty members will review all documents and expressions of interest for supervision and will reach out to you to set-up a tele/video call, if we determine that there is potential alignment between your profile and our capacity to supervise your interests. We aim to conduct our tele-video calls in October/November each year. If an AEG faculty member agrees to endorse your application for graduate studies, they will work directly with you to further develop your application for submission to the university admission process, which closes mid-January yearly. Due to our mentorship approach to supervision, AEG faculty members are unfortunately unable to endorse all students who express interest in completing graduate studies with us. Our aim is to work with those whom we feel we can best support through our program.


Visiting Scholars

AEG faculty members welcome the opportunity to host visiting scholars who share common research interests. Visiting scholars must be self-funded and first establish a productive research relationship with one of our AEG members. To express interest in being a visiting scholar with one of the AEG faculty members, please contact the faculty member directly.