I am a Professor of Teaching in Philosophy, and from 2018-2023 I’m also the Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC Vancouver.
I earned a BA at the University of Idaho in 1991 with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science. I then earned a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, with a dissertation about the political role of intellectuals according to Michel Foucault. In graduate school I also studied and wrote about the work of Julia Kristeva, focusing in part on her view of the political role of intellectuals.
My position at UBC Vancouver is focused on undergraduate teaching. The Professor of Teaching role is the third level in the educational leadership stream of faculty here at UBCV. There are faculty here who focus on teaching and research (Assistant, Associate, Full Professors) and those who focus on teaching and educational leadership (Instructor, Sr. Instructor, Professor of Teaching). As a faculty member in the latter stream, I do not teach graduate courses and I do not supervise graduate students, though on occasion I do serve as a member on graduate committees.
You can see more about me at christinahendricks.ca
In the past ten years or so, I have focused my research on the area of teaching and learning, and have done research on peer feedback on writing, as well as the quality and efficacy of open textbooks (textbooks that are free of cost and licensed to allow revision/adaptation to particular courses). I write posts on these and other topics in my blog on teaching philosophy, You’re the Teacher.
I am also the series editor for a series of open textbooks for Introduction to Philosophy courses. Open textbooks are like any other textbooks except they are free of cost (for digital versions) and are licensed to allow revision and reuse without asking express permission from the authors. The first two books in the series have been published:
Other books planned for the series include Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Aesthetics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, and Social and Political Philosophy.
Hendricks, C. (2008). Foucault’s Kantian critique: Philosophy and the present. Philosophy and Social Criticism, 34(4), 357-382. A pre-publication version of this paper can be found here.
Hendricks, C. (2012). Prophecy and parrêsia: Foucauldian critique and the political role of intellectuals. In R. Sonderegger and K. de Boer (Eds.), Conceptions of Critique in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (pp. 212-230). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hendricks, C. (2015). Teaching and learning philosophy in the open. American Association of Philosophy Teachers, Studies in Pedagogy, 1, 17-32. DOI: 10.5840/aaptstudies20159162
Ozdemir, O. and Hendricks, C. (2017). Instructor and student experiences with open textbooks, from the California Open Online Library for Education. The Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 29(1), 98-113. DOI 10.1007/s12528-017-9138-0 (Open access)
Hendricks, C., Reinsberg, S. and Rieger. G. (2017). The adoption of an open textbook in a large physics course: An analysis of cost, outcomes, use, and perceptions. The International Review of Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v18i4.3006 (Open access)
Killam Teaching Award, UBC Vancouver, 2016
Selected Recent Presentations
Co-presenter, with Sunaina Assanand, Joanne Fox, Catherine Rawn and Allen Sens, “Taking Your Teaching Beyond Your Classroom: Teaching Practice and Educational Leadership,” Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2015 conference, Vancouver, BC, June 2015.
“Tracking a Dose-Response Curve in Peer Feedback on Writing: A Pilot Study,” International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2016. Slides from this presentation on Slideshare.
“Transforming Assessments with Backwards Course Design and Renewable Assignments,” American Association of Philosophy Teachers’ Biannual Conference, Saginaw, MI, July 2016. Slides from this presentation are on Slideshare.
Keynote speaker, “What’s Open about Open Pedagogy?” Douglas College, New Westminster, BC), October 26, 2017. Slides and video from this lecture can be seen on my blog.
Keynote speaker, “Students and Open Education: From the What to the How and Why (and When Not).” eCampus Ontario Technology Enhanced Seminar and Showcase, Toronto, Ontario, November 20, 2017. Slides from this talk can be found on my blog.
Keynote speaker, “Beyond Cost Savings: The Value of OER and Open Pedagogy for Student Learning.” Mt. Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, March 9, 2018. Slides from this talk can be found on my blog.
Co-facilitator, with Taskeen Adam, Maha Bali, Catherine Cronin, Christian Friedrich, Jamison Miller, Sukaina Walji, “Breaking Open”—we facilitated two similar workshops at OER18 and OE Global 2018, asking questions about ethics and social justice in open education. April and May 2018. More information about both events is available on my blog.
Keynote speaker, “Open Educational Practices: What, Why and How.” Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, February 21, 2019. Slides from this talk can be found on Slideshare.
Co-presenter, with Zoe Wake Hyde, “I Can’t Do it All Myself! Collaborating with Colleagues Around the World on OER,” Cascadia Open Education Summit, Vancouver, BC, April 2019. Slides and discussion of the open textbook project we talked about in the presentation are on my blog.