Refereed Publications

Poole, G., Iqbal, I., & Verwoord, R. (2018). Small significant networks as birds of a feather. International Journal for Academic Development, 1-12. . This paper was awarded the 2019 Article of the Year by IJAD.

Kenny, N., Iqbal, I., McDonald, J., Borin, P., Dawson, D., Chan, J., Kustra, E. (2017). Exploring the potential of educational developer portfolios. To Improve the Academy, doi: 10.1002/tia2.20054

Albon, S. P., Iqbal, I., & Pearson, M. L. (2016). Strategic planning in an educational development centre: Motivation, management and messiness. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 9, 207-226. Download here.

Iqbal, I., Lee, J., Pearson, M., Albon, S. (2016). Student and faculty perceptions of student evaluations of teaching in a Canadian pharmacy school. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 8(2), 191-199. doi: To download the accepted version of this article, click here.

McDonald, J., Kenny, N., Kustra, E., Dawson, D., Iqbal, I., Borin, P., & Chan, J. (2016). Educational Development Guide Series: No. 1. The Educational Developer’s Portfolio. Ottawa, Canada: Educational Developers Caucus. Download here.

Iqbal, I. (2015). Transitioning from the central teaching and learning centre to a faculty’s centre: Adaptations and career growth as an educational developer. Transformative Dialogues, 8(1). Download at

Iqbal, I. (2014). Don’t tell it like it is: Preserving collegiality in the summative peer review of teaching. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 44(1), 108-125.  Download at (open source):

Iqbal, I. (2014). Difficulties associated with recruiting female faculty members for a study on summative peer review of teaching. International Journal for Academic Development. Published online February 2014). DOI: 10.1080/1360144X.2013.879875

Iqbal, I. (2013). Academics’ resistance to summative peer review of teaching: Questionable rewards and the importance of student evaluations. Teaching in Higher Education, 18(5), 557-569. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2013.764863.

Lee, Z., Jones, L., Verwood, R., Iqbal, I. & Johnson, J. (2011). Engaging in a collaborative project as a team-building strategy during a period of organizational change. Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning3, 21-41.

Poole, G. & Iqbal, I (2010). An exploration of the scholarly foundations of educational development. In J. Smart & M. Paulsen (Eds.), Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research (pp. 317-354)Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Publishers.

Poole, G., Egan, J.P., Iqbal,I. (2009). Innovation in collaborative health research training: The role of active learning. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 23(2), 148-155.

Iqbal, I. (2005). Mother tongue and motherhood: Implications for French language maintenance in Canada. Canadian Modern Language Review, 61(3), 305-323.

Iqbal, I. (2004). Mothers’ experiences of French mothertongue maintenance: Re/Gaining fluency in a linguistic minority. Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Adult Education Research Conference and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (pp. 262-266). Victoria: Faculty of Education.

Non-refereed Publications

In addition to the texts below, I publish regularly on LinkedIn and in my blog.

Iqbal, I. (2023). Exiting your profession. University Affairs (Career section).

Iqbal, I. (2018). Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (review). Tomorrow’s Professor.  

Lee, M. & Iqbal, I. (2017). Backward course design.  This Changed My Teaching (UBC Faculty of Medicine).

Iqbal, I. (2016). Write every day (or don’t!) to be a successful writer. University Affairs (Career section).

Iqbal, I. (2016). Running your own FAILfaire (Review). EDC Resource Review “Learning from Challenge and Failure“. Access post from here.

Iqbal, I. (2014). Academic writing: Stylish, not sloppy. University Affairs (Career section). Url:

Iqbal, I. (2013). Enhancing the summative peer review of teaching. The Department Chair23(4), 8-10. DOI:10.1002/dch

Iqbal, I. (2012). Faculty members’ professional growth in teaching through the summative peer review of teaching and other departmental practices. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Download dissertation at UBC’s Online Repository
Iqbal Dissertation Summary 2012 (6 page PDF, coloured newsletter format)

Iqbal, I. (2003). Mothers’ experiences of French mothertongue maintenance: Towards a critical literacy approach. Unpublished masters thesis, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Iqbal, I. (2004). Rapport d’évaluation: Résultats du sondage sur les activités d’apprentissage en français pour la communauté de Surrey en Colombie-Britannique. Report submitted to Éducacentre College. 65 pages.

Smythe, S. & Iqbal, I. (2004). Family literacy in Francophone minority communities: Toward a community-building approach. Report submitted to Éducacentre College. 36 pages.

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