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Focus on Teaching: Fostering Connections

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Throughout the last month, we’ve been looking back at the Fall Teaching Recommendations that were released in the fall of 2020 after the Fall Experience Survey. This has been a challenging year, professionally and personally, for students, instructors and staff at the University. Everyone has had to adapt to uncertainty and changes that have come […]

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Good News Stories in Online Teaching in the Faculty of Science

A collaborative initiative between MacPherson Institute and the Faculty of Science has resulted in a e-book collection of positive instructor stories. This project aims to identify and celebrate some of the extraordinary teaching and learning experiences that faculty, instructors, staff, and students have delivered over the past year of remote and virtual teaching. This e-book […]

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Environmental Scan of Teaching and Learning Scholarship Across McMaster

As part of Teaching and Learning Month at McMaster University, researchers at the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence Teaching at McMaster University want to know more about the Teaching and Learning Scholarship taking place at McMaster University. If you are employed at McMaster University in a research and/or teaching capacity, we […]

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Focus on Teaching: Course Navigation and Organization

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May is Teaching and Learning Month at the MacPherson Institute and one element of this year’s celebration is a look back at the “Fall Teaching Recommendations” that were released in the fall of 2020 after the Fall Experience Survey. This has been a challenging year, professionally and personally, for students, instructors and staff at the […]

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Updates from the Campus Store

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Adoption Deadline for the Fall 2021 Term is June 1*st, 2021 Please submit course adoptions by following the instructions found here: https://campusstore.mcmaster.ca/faculty-staff/ *Adoptions will not be refused after this date; however, we encourage you to submit your adoptions as soon as possible to ensure we have adequate time to source and order the materials for […]

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New issue (5.1) of the International Journal for Students as Partners published

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Read issue 5.1 here: https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/ijsap/issue/view/425 The International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) is a journal operating from the MacPherson Institute at McMaster University. It is focused on students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education. This may involve students working with a wide variety of potential partners (referred to as staff) including […]

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MI Picks Issue 3: Time & Space in Online Teaching and Learning

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MI Picks is a pilot initiative to engage the McMaster community with recently published teaching and learning scholarship and its applications to practice. Seven articles were chosen for this issue on the theme of negotiating time and space in online learning. We were inspired by McMaster’s Fall 2020 Experience Survey recommendations on “reducing the [work]load”, […]

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Applications invited for McMaster Open Educational Resources Grant Program

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A grant program that makes it easier for McMaster University instructors to create and integrate free, high-quality online textbooks and other digital educational materials into their teaching is back for a second year, with an increased amount of total funding available. The Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant Program is a three-year pilot project jointly supported […]

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