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March 15, 2019

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FEATURED EVENTS


 

 

Getting Started with myCourses

 

March 18, 12:00 - 2:00pm

 

This workshop will familiarize you with some of the basic tools in myCourses so you can use them in the upcoming semester. Topics addressed include organizing your course content, setting up your grade book, and facilitating group interaction.

 

 

 

Framing an Institutional Commitment to Community-Engaged Learning

 

April 4, 12:00 - 1:00pm

 

What does an institutional commitment to community-engaged learning look like? What are reciprocal community-university relationships and how can such relationships be supported so that student learning is enhanced, communities are strengthened and teaching is transformed? Bring your lunch and participate in this discussion with McGill faculty and champions of community-engaged learning.

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS


 

Discover McGill’s Primary Sources

 

March 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm

 

This interdisciplinary workshop will explore the McGill Library’s extensive range of primary sources—from historical documents, images, and early printed maps to archival papers and digital archives. 


 

Safer Spaces

 

Race and Cultural Identity

March 22, 9:30am - 12:00pm

 

This workshop addresses the challenges of fostering diversity-receptive cultural attitudes, reducing structural barriers in University life, and building and maintaining respectful spaces for interpersonal engagement. Participants will have the opportunity to examine how race and culture affect daily life in the McGill community. 


 

Understanding the publishing process with The Lancet

 

Author Workshop

March 27 12:00 - 2:00pm

 

Are you new to publishing research in academic journals? This workshop offered by The Lancet, a leading medical journal, will explain what the peer review process is, how to structure articles, and much more.

 

Reviewers Workshop

March 27, 2:30 - 4:00pm

 

Peer review is central to the academic publishing process. This workshop, offered by The Lancet, will introduce how to construct an effective review, navigate the pitfalls of being a reviewer, and more. 


 

World Voice Day

 

April 5, 5:00 - 6:30pm

 

An instructor’s voice can be strained when projecting or speaking to a class for extended periods, such as when lecturing. To help prevent vocal injury, care for your voice. Check out World Voice Day events at McGill. 


 

Supervisors: Join us at TLS for lunch!

 

April 12, 12:00 - 1:30pm

 

TLS and GPS invite all supervisors to engage in meaningful conversations about graduate supervision. Share your graduate supervision experiences with colleagues and learn from other supervisors about strategies and approaches that contribute to successful supervisory relationships. A light lunch and coffee will be provided.


 

Course Design Workshop

 

Registration deadline: April 26

May 14 and 16, 9:00am - 4:30pm

 

Would you like to (re)design one of your courses and enhance your teaching skills? Join a group of fellow faculty members led by facilitators from Teaching and Learning Services to discuss strategies for course design and teaching that focus on enhancing student learning. Space is limited.

 

 


EVENTS FOR YOUR STUDENTS


 

 

Skills development for undergraduate students

 

SKILLS21 is a workshop-based skills development program for undergraduate students. It provides opportunities for developing 21st century skills, values, and attitudes.

 

Skills for Time Management

 

March 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
 

Do your students feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? In this workshop, students will learn strategies to organize their priorities, increase their productivity, and effectively manage their time.

 

 

Skills development for graduate students

 

SKILLSETS offers skill development opportunities to complement the research training provided by the academic experience at McGill. Open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

 

Project Management: Essential Elements

 

March 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm

 

Are your students interested in becoming great project managers? In this workshop, students will learn the essential elements of successful project planning and the distinguishing characteristics of high performers. 

 


RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS


 

Call for Nominations: Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching

 

The Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching recognizes the commitment to and importance of teaching at McGill. Talk to your Dean about nominating a colleague in any category: Course Lecturer, Faculty Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor.


 

Course Evaluations Open on March 21!

 

Students will be able to complete their course evaluations from March 21st until May 2nd (April 14th for units following the condensed period). View strategies to encourage student participation, including providing examples of how you have used previous student feedback and allowing students time in class to complete their evaluations.


 

New Posts on Teaching for Learning at McGill University

 

This blog, hosted by TLS, features posts by instructors, students, and anyone else in higher education we’re lucky enough to collaborate with. Join in conversations about teaching and learning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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