Student-Faculty Partnership for Course Development
Faculty members do not typically directly consider the perspective of their audience, the students, when they are designing or re-designing a course. The MacPherson Institute is offering interested faculty members the opportunity to benefit from this increasingly important voice in post-secondary education through the student-faculty partnership for course development program. This program pairs a faculty member with a second to fourth year undergraduate student whose role it is to provide their faculty partner with regular feedback on their plans for course design and to provide insight on how to better engage students. Student partners should not be expected to be discipline-specific experts but will be able to bring their perspective as learners, along with training provided by the MacPherson Institute to help their faculty partners create more learner-centered courses. It is recommended that partners meet regularly throughout the semester, either virtually or in person, at mutually convenient times. The minimum time commitment for a faculty partner is to meet with your student partner for at least 30 minutes bi-weekly.