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FEATURED EVENTS


 

 

3MT / MT 180 Competition Final

 

March 12, 2:00 - 4:00pm

 

Come cheer on our final competitors as they explain their thesis to you in just three minutes! RSVP today to join in the fun and cast your vote for the People’s Choice award. Open to all, reception to follow.

 

 

Assessing Community-Engaged Learning

 

March 15, 12:00 - 1:00pm

 

How can you assess community-engaged learning in ways that enhance students’ learning, encourage critical reflection, and help students make connections between experience and theory? Join us for a discussion with professors and students about the unique challenges and opportunities they face with this type of assessment.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS


 

 

ATOC 185x: Natural Disasters 

 

Course launches: March 6, 12:00pm

 

In this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), you will learn the science behind different types of natural disasters, and our ability, or inability, to control and predict these events. In this 9 week MOOC on edX, you will learn about a different natural disaster each week. This course is open to anyone interested. We encourage you to invite a friend!


 

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 over lunch. Learn from other supervisors about strategies and approaches that contribute to successful supervisory relationships. A light lunch and coffee will be provided.


 

Safer Spaces

 

How to Respond to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

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

 

This workshop is designed and delivered by the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education.You will learn about the extent of the problem of sexual assault at McGill and in the larger community, and the various impacts that sexual violence can have on individuals.

 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

March 14, 1:30 - 4:00pm

 

This interactive workshop for faculty, staff and graduate students provides a concise introduction to sexual and gender diversity. Through case studies and discussion, participants will gain an understanding of the main concepts and language related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.


 

SALTISE 8th Annual Conference

 

Deadline to submit proposals: March 11

Conference: June 3 - 4

 

The theme for this year's conference is Promoting Deeper Learning: From Analytics to New Strategies. The call for proposals is now open. For more information contact, maria.orjuela-laverde@mcgill.ca.


 

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.


 

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.

 

Getting the Best Out of your Supervisor
 

March 14, 1:00 - 3:00pm

 

This panel discussion is for students looking for advice to make their relationship with their supervisor stronger. Students will learn about the importance of this relationship and the impact it can have on their graduate experience. 


RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS


 

Guide: Add Readings to myCourses

 

The Library can help you make course readings available to your students at no cost with myCourses. It’s easy to link to the library’s millions of articles and ebooks, or to scan and upload book chapters and articles directly to myCourses.


 

Mid-course Evaluations

 

Want to receive valuable feedback from your students during the term while it’s still possible to make adjustments to your teaching? Effective strategies include administering an anonymous survey through myCourses, asking questions anonymously using Polling @ McGill, and having an in-class, student-led feedback forum.


 

Add Questions to your Course Evaluation

 

Deadline: March 12


Instructors may add up to three questions to their course evaluation questionnaire. This is an opportunity for you to get feedback specific to your course context or your teaching, such as the use of new teaching strategies. 
 
Course evaluation dates:

  •     Default period: March 21 - May 2
  •     Condensed period: March 21 - April 14

 

New Posts on Teaching for Learning at McGill University

 

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