Paul R. MacPherson Institute

for Leadership, Innovation & Excellence in Teaching

 

DNA Decoded with Felicia Vulcu and Caitlin Mullarkey takes students into a virtual lab to perform their own forensic analysis of DNA samples from a murder scene

 
 

Developing a graduate course: Seizing the opportunity – Refugee Health: Policies and Practice October 4th, 2018

 

Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program

Open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Fall course registration is now open

 

Upcoming Instructional Skills Workshops

for Faculty & Instructors

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MacPherson Institute Update

In April 2018, an external review of Teaching and Learning at McMaster was initiated, with a focus on the activities of the MacPherson Institute.

External reviewers will be on campus September 25, 26 and 27 to meet with stakeholders related to teaching and learning. These reviewers will produce a report with recommendations related to enhancing teaching and learning at McMaster by the end of the year.

While this review was underway, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Director of the MacPherson Institute, Dr. Arshad Ahmed, accepted the position of Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), effective August 1.

With the departure of Dr. Ahmed, Dr. Lori Goff has been appointed as Interim Director of the MacPherson Institute. 

McMaster University Teaching and Learning Review:
Abridged Self-Study

The McMaster University Teaching and Learning Review, Abridged Self-Study is complete. The final report can be downloaded the link below:

Abridged Self-Study

GUIDEBOOKS

Effective Teaching in Large Classes – Strategies from Social Science Instructors

October 2, 2018

PREPARING A TEACHING PORTFOLIO

November 2, 2016

New Faculty Guide to Teaching and Learning at McMaster

October 20, 2015

Student Partners Program Guidebook

September 8, 2015

Quick Guide for Faculty, Instructors, Post-Docs and Grad Students

September 4, 2015

Program Review and Enhancement Guidebook

August 19, 2015

The Faculty Accessibility Resource Guide

June 3, 2014

TEACHING ASSISTANT GUIDE

February 26, 2014

RESEARCH ON TEACHING & LEARNING GUIDE BOOK

February 26, 2014

SUPERVISION & MENTORING OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENT

February 26, 2014