October 3, 2016
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Supervisory Alliance in Graduate Supervision

October 27, 10:00am-12:00pm

What is a supervisory alliance? The session will introduce a framework to discuss this relationship between supervisor and supervisee in terms of the Bond, Goals, and Tasks. The presentation and discussion will provide you with suggestions, ideas and a model to enable you to collaborate more successfully with your graduate students.


Designing Effective Multiple-Choice Questions

October 28, 9:30am-12:00pm

Would you like to improve the quality of your Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)? Would you like to learn how to use MCQs to assess higher order thinking skills, such as application and analysis? If so, join a group of fellow instructors for a workshop about the principles of well-designed multiple-choice questions.




Code of Student Conduct

What are the guidelines that govern student conduct, and how should problems be addressed? The Code provides detailed information on University procedures.


What the research says …

As a graduate supervisor, there are multiple ways to develop your supervisory practice – whether through discussions with colleagues, workshops, or reading. In this article, Wisker and Kiley (2014) share lessons for graduate supervision from a rich, though less-obvious perspective: that of an examiner at a student’s dissertation defense. 


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.


Race and Cultural Identity - October 6, 9:30am-12:00pm

Disability, Access, and Universal Design - October 31, 9:30am-12:00pm
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - November 3, 2:00-4:30pm

Research Ethics Workshops

Are you interested in discussing ethical issues that emerge throughout the research process? The interactive series of Research Ethics Workshops will be taking place throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Get acquainted with important ethical issues present in research. 

Recruitment and Informed Consent - October 5, 1:00-3:00pm

Privacy and Confidentiality - October 26, 1:00-3:00pm

Critical Analysis and Student Engagement: Social Media Strategies

October 17, 12:00-1:15pm

Looking for an assignment to get your students thinking critically and creatively? Join us to discuss how social media can be used across disciplines to promote active learning and build digital literacy skills. The event will feature short presentations from instructors and students, followed by a discussion period.


Clarifying Expectations in Graduate Supervision

November 10, 10:00am-12:00pm

Imagine preventing common mistakes and avoiding confusion when taking on new graduate students. Clarifying Expectations is about articulating roles and responsibilities in supervisory relationships before problems or miscommunications occur.



Course Design Workshop 

December 10 and December 15 (two full days)

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.




View list of upcoming events and workshops


myCourses Tip: Bulk Downloading Assignment Submissions

After students submit assignments on myCourses, you can download all submissions at the same time (bulk download) if you would like to grade offline. You may provide feedback in the files and save changes. All files will be renamed with a unique id number to allow bulk uploading of feedback, which will distribute assignments to students automatically. 


Request a consultation to learn more about myCourses and other educational technologies. Visit the index of documentation for instructors using myCourses.


Mid-Course Evaluations

Want to receive valuable feedback from your students during the term, while it is still possible to make adjustments? Effective strategies include administering an online survey through myCourses, setting up an anonymous discussion board in myCourses, and having an in-class student-led forum. 


McGill’s 2017 3MT/ MT180 competition 

Is your department planning a 3MT session? The 3MT/ MT180 competition features McGill graduate students giving three-minute presentations about their research and their impact on the community to a diverse non-specialist audience. 



Get the most out of Office 365 – training videos now available

Microsoft Office 365 is a bundle of cloud-based services that’s free for students, faculty and staff. It includes the Microsoft Office ProPlus suite of applications, as well as OneDrive for Business, Video, Yammer and much more. Watch our new training videos posted on Video @ McGill and get the most out of Microsoft Office 365!  


IT Security Reminder: Log off after using classroom computers

With the Fall 2016 semester well under way, McGill IT Services would like to remind you of the importance of logging off from your Windows session on all campus computers, including podium PCs used during teaching sessions. 1) Click the Windows Start menu; 2) Click the arrow next to Shut down; 3) Select Log off.


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