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April 15, 2019

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FEATURED EVENTS


 

 

 

 

myCourses Drop-in Clinic

 

April 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Register

April 30, 11:00am - 1:00pm - Register
May 2, 3:00 - 5:00pm - Register

These are not workshops, but rather allotted time where you can work on a course and receive help. You will receive a minimum of 15 minutes of one-on-one time and frequent check-ins for the duration of the clinic.

 

Introduction to Polling @ McGill

 

April 26, 10:00 - 11:30am

 

Are you interested in using Polling @ McGill? In this workshop, you will learn about different strategies to engage your students using polling, with a focus on designing effective polling questions.


UPCOMING EVENTS


 

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.


 

CAGS Eastern Regional 3MT

 

April 30, 2:00 - 4:00pm

 

Universities from Quebec, the Maritime provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador are sending their 3 Minute Thesis winners to McGill for the CAGS Eastern Regional Competition. The winners of this competition will advance to the Canadian finals. Come and cheer on these incredible speakers as they present their research in 3 minutes and compete for cash prizes!


 

Getting Started with myCourses

 

May 3, 1:00 - 3:00pm

 

Familiarize yourself with some of the basic tools in myCourses so you’re ready for the semester. Topics addressed in this workshop include organizing your course content, setting up your grade book, and facilitating group interaction. Bring a laptop and your course outline.


 

 

EDI Théâtre

 

May 6, 5:30 - 7:30pm 

 

In this dynamic performance, actors will present classroom scenarios derived from students’ authentic experiences. Audience members will be able to suggest changes to the scenarios as they unfold in order explore them from different angles. Together, we’ll look at how to address challenging classroom dynamics.


 

Designing Successful Peer Assessment Assignments

 

May 21, 9:30am - 12:00pm

 

While the learning benefits of peer assessment (PA) have been well established, successful PA experiences hinge on the careful design of the PA activities students are asked to engage in. In this workshop, we address the principles that support sound design of PA activities. 

 


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

 

April 26, 1:00 - 3:00pm

 

Do your students feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? In this workshop, they 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.

 

Survival Skills for Scientists

 

May 11, 9:00am - 6:30pm

 

This one-day event provides students in the STEM and medical fields with strategies for finding work in academia, industry, government, and non-profit organizations after graduation.

 


RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS


 

Call for nominations: Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning

 

The Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning recognizes sustained excellence in leadership and innovation, as well as the active integration of teaching and learning with inquiry, scholarship and research. Talk to your Dean about nominating a colleague whose long-term achievements and contributions are truly outstanding.

 


 

Enhance your course with new technologies

 

Looking to boost student engagement, create online assignments or use other technologies to improve your course?

With summer around the corner, now is the time to think about enhancing your course with myCourses, polling or other technologies. Small tweaks? Schedule a consultation with TLS. Considering a full redesign? Register for the 2-day Course Design Workshop.


 

Adding 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.


 

Course Evaluations for Winter 2019

 

Students may complete their Mercury course evaluations from now until May 2 (April 14 for units following the condensed period).

 

Strategies to encourage student participation include:

  • Communicating the value of course evaluations;
  • Making announcements and reminding your students; and
  • Allowing students time in class to complete their course evaluations.

View a list of strategies to increase response rates.


 

Catalogue Migration Reminders

 

Save personal lists and loan history before April 29

The McGill Library will be moving towards a single library catalogue at the beginning of May. As a result of this single system implementation of WorldCat Discovery, users’ personal loan histories and personal lists will not be migrated. If you wish to retain loan histories and lists, please click on the link for instructions. 

 

Service Interruption Notice: Classic Catalogue no longer available from April 29

Please be advised that due to the major migration to WorldCat Discovery, a series of service interruptions will occur from April 23 to May 2. The Classic Catalogue will no longer be available as of April 29. Click on the link for more information.


 

Reminder: Schulich Library closing for renovations as of May 15

 

Faculty must notify Schulich Library staff of any summer 2019 reserves. Reserves will be accessible in the McLennan Library Building. Users are asked to borrow items from the Schulich collection before May 15. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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