February 16, 2015
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Clarifying Expectations in Graduate Supervision

February 25, 1:00-3:00 PM
Imagine being able to prevent common mistakes and avoid confusion when taking on new graduate students. Clarifying Expectations is about articulating roles and responsibilities in supervisory relationships before problems or miscommunications occur.
Sign in to Minerva, click on ‘Registration for GPS Graduate Workshop’ and register for GPS 409.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Evaluation and Feedback in Large Classes

March 17, 12:00-1:15 PM
Peer Review with Undergrads: Promoting an Understanding of Academic Writing

A peer review assignment with 450+ students? Where a portion of the grade is determined by peers? Professor Lawrence Chen will share his thoughts on the pedagogy and logistics related to his experience implementing a peer review writing assignment, as well as his students’ thoughts on engaging in this peer review task.

University Student Assessment Policy  

All students have the right to fair and reasonable assessment of their work; the policy governs the type, timing and conditions of assessments. 


Safer Spaces Workshops

SEDE, in collaboration with Teaching and Learning Services, First Peoples' House, and the Office for Students with Disabilities, offers Safer Spaces, a regular schedule of training for staff, faculty, and graduate students.

Disability, Access, and Universal Design
February 25, 9:30-12:00 PM

Consent and Sexual Assault – Raising Awareness
March 9, 2:00-4:30 PM

Recognizing and Supporting Students At-Risk

March 17, 3:00-5:00 PM
In this workshop, facilitators will present information to help you identify evidence of mental health problems, primarily in graduate students, and to decide when and where to refer a student.

We will consider strategies for effective boundary setting and discuss the resulting mutual benefits for supervisors and supervisees. Each participant will be asked to discuss some hypothetical experiences during this workshop. 
Sign in to Minerva, click on ‘Registration for GPS Graduate Workshop’ and register for GPS 412.

Digital Scholarship workshops

February - April
The McGill Digital Humanities Institute and the Library will be offering several workshops covering various digital scholarship approaches.  Each workshop will have a different focus to address different needs of faculty, researchers, clinician-scientists, post-doctoral scholars, and PhDs.

Topics include:
  • GIS and Spatial Data for Humanities Research
  • Data Visualization for Humanities Research
  • Assessing Humanities Digital Research / Digital Scholarship

Add Questions to your Mercury Course Evaluation Questionnaire

You can submit up to 3 additional questions to your Mercury end-of-course evaluation; the deadline is Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Recommended questions are available here. If you have any questions or feedback about the new webform, please contact mercury.info@mcgill.ca.

McGill Shuttle Bus Tracker

This new mobile-friendly website uses Google Maps to show you the location of each bus along its route from Macdonald campus to downtown.  Point your browser to http://shuttle.mcgill.ca Click on the colorful icons to find out how fast the bus is moving.

Mid-Course Evaluations

Want to receive valuable feedback from your students during the term? Effective strategies include setting up an anonymous discussion board, administering an online survey through myCourses, and having an in-class student-led forum. Questions? Contact mercury.info@mcgill.ca.

Consultations and Workshops: myCourses, Clickers, Active Learning Classrooms, Classroom A/V

Need help with or advice about using technology to enhance your teaching? Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) offers one-on-one consultations and group workshops on using myCourses, clickers, active learning classrooms, and classroom A/V technology. Click here to request a consultation or workshop. 


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If you have comments about this e-bulletin, or require additional information about the above, please contact us at teaching.tls@mcgill.ca or 514-398-6648.