Director, Jan 1996 – Jul 2008
Daphne PAN obtained her BA (Hons) from the then University of Singapore and subsequently took an MA and Ph D in English Studies at York University. She also obtained an M Sc (Ed) and a Diploma in the Practice of Higher Education from University of Surrey.
Upon completion of her PhD, she joined the Department of English Language and Literature at the then University of Singapore. In 1990, she was tasked to set up the Teaching & Learning Resource Unit within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and subsequently seconded to set up the University’s Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) where she served as director from January 1996 to July 2008. As CDTL's founding Director, she initiated and developed CDTL’s various activities which include faculty development, educational and institutional research, and publications.
Her interests in educational research include the use of quantitative and qualitative student feedback to enhance teaching and learning, scholarship of teaching, learning approaches and implications for teaching styles, teaching methods and educational objectives and cyber-assisted teaching & learning. She has published on these and related topics and been invited to present on them at numerous international conferences, and has served on various editorial and advisory boards of peer-reviewed journals. She has also conducted workshops at the invitation of various institutions in the region.
She returned to full-time teaching in the Department of English Language and Literature in August 2008 and served as an Advisor at CDTL until her retirement in 2013. She also served in the Teaching Academy to which she was elected as a Fellow.