Student-Consultant Partnerships With Faculty

The student-consultant partnership program was developed to provide ongoing and meaningful support to faculty members in course development and delivery. This program pairs faculty members with a second to fourth year undergraduate student whose role is to provide feedback for course development or course delivery.


Student Design & Delivery Consultant Program

Students will be paired with instructors to work collaboratively on (i) designing or redesigning aspects of a particular course, or (ii) providing feedback and suggestions on the delivery of a course (i.e., student partner attends some lectures and offers feedback).

Student partners will meet with the program coordinators from the MacPherson Institute for approximately 1 hour per week to discuss relevant pedagogical theory, to provide meaningful feedback, and to offer effective mentorship.

The student partners are expected to meet with their faculty partner for 30-60 minutes per week to provide feedback and assistance in course development and delivery.  In addition, the student partners will have approximately 2 hours per week for their own independent working time.  The time commitment for the student partner is approximately 4 hours per week.

Student Applicant Requirements

  • Second to fourth year undergraduate students, or graduate student
  • Four hours per week time commitment
  • Students apply through Student Partners Page, and look at the MacPherson Institute Student Partner Opportunities
  • All majors/disciplines welcome

Faculty/Instructor Applicant Requirements

  • Must work on a McMaster University course that will be offered in the next 12 months
  • 30-60 minute per week time commitment
  • Faculty and instructors apply by completing the form below
  • All disciplines welcome

APPLICATION Deadline by July 9th, 2018

This form is to be completed by faculty and course instructors only.  Students who are wishing to apply to become a Student Design or Delivery Partner with the MacPherson Institute should visit the Student Partners Page, and look at the MacPherson Institute Student Partner Opportunities

Student-Consultant Partnerships with Faculty