October 15, 2018

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Mandatory Orientation for New McGill Supervisors


October 22

1:00 - 3:00pm


This orientation session will provide you with an overview of the policy framework for supervision at McGill, best practices in graduate supervision, and key resources. The session provides an opportunity to ask questions and discuss solutions to common issues, which will inform your practice as a graduate supervisor. 


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Beyond Grading: Effective Assessment Strategies for Better Learning


December 7

9:00am - 3:30pm


How can we design assignments that enhance students’ learning and motivation to learn? How can we provide ongoing feedback given time constraints? Join us for this symposium where we will engage our community of instructors in panel, round-table, and informal discussions about assessment strategies relevant across disciplines and class sizes. 


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Upcoming events



Safer Spaces Workshop Series


Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

October 16, 1:00 - 4:00pm


This 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.


How to Respond to and Support Disclosures of Sexual Violence

October 25, 9:00am - 12:00pm


During this workshop, 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.


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Webinars - Feedback Strategies: Engaging Students in Dialogue (Part 2)


November 23

12:15 - 12:45pm


Part 2: Submitting Interactive Cover Sheets

How can we engage students with feedback and encourage them to take greater responsibility for their learning? This 4-part webinar series presents several strategies suited to writing assignments. The strategies may also make marking more efficient.


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Open Access Week at McGill!


Week of October 22


Celebrate 2018 International Open Access Week at McGill! This year's theme is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge” and reflects a scholarly system in transition. The McGill Library will host a range of events, including workshops on copyright and publishing, as well as an exhibit/vernissage on open access and a screening of the film Paywall.


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Webinar: Strategies for active learning classrooms


November 20

12:15 - 12:45 pm


Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are environments designed to provide increased opportunities for interaction and collaboration using features such as writable wall surfaces, movable furniture and interactive AV technologies. This 30-minute webinar will focus on how to use different ALC features to enhance teaching strategies and better support student learning.


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Predatory Publishing: What is it and How to Avoid it


October 30, 12:00 - 1:00pm


This 60-minute session will discuss what predatory publishing is, how to identify a legitimate publisher; what resources are available to help researchers on-campus; and what the common myths and perceptions are. Two sessions available. 


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Course Design Workshop


December 11 and 13
(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. Space is limited; register before November 23.


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Events for your students



Advanced Facilitation Skills for Graduate Students 


October 19

9:30am - 1:30pm


Encourage your students to improve their facilitation skills.This workshop offers an opportunity to explore the emerging skills used by individuals and groups to manage change towards professional excellence based on authenticity, autonomy, and integrity. 


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Skills development workshops 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.


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Skills development for graduate students


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


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Resources and announcements


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.



Course readings

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. 




Add questions to your course evaluation

Instructors may add up to three questions to their course evaluation questionnaire. This is an opportunity to receive feedback specific to the course context or your teaching, such as the use of new teaching strategies. Submit your questions by November 2. 



October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

All throughout the month of October, IT Services is educating the McGill community on how to stay safe online and about the simple, immediate actions that can be taken to beef up your cyber security. 


Contest | Will you be tricked or treated this Halloween?

IT Services is holding a contest during Cybersecurity Awareness Month and wants to treat a lucky cyber-savvy winner with lunch for two on us at the McCord Museum Café Bistro ($100 value). Contest details 





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