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Call for Flash Presentations: Critical Disability Research/Teaching Cluster

Event Date: December 1st from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm Location: Zoom Proposal Deadline: November 12 Proposal Submission Form To mark and celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd), the Employee Accessibility Network invites Critical Disability scholars and educators at McMaster University to meet and share our work with each other. Our hope is […]

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Learning In Colour Resource

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Emerging from United in Colour’s partnership with the MacPherson Insitute, Learning in Colour serves as a medium for knowledge mobilization and translation of the major findings of the research project. Specifically, with the support of the MacPherson Institute’s Student Partners Program and the McMaster Okanagan Charter’s Special Project Funding, we conducted a focus group with […]

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Call for Chapter Reviewers: 50th Anniversary Anthology

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Are you interested in getting involved in the McMaster community? Are you looking for a way to leave your mark on a lasting project, explore your interest in learning, teaching, editing, or the publication process, or gain peer reviewing experience to note on your CV?  We are seeking the help of students, staff, and faculty from the […]

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MSU Instructor Survey on OER

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The MSU aims to determine the level of awareness and use of Open Educational Resources, or OER, among McMaster instructors as well as their attitudes towards OER. The results will be useful for the University Library’s strategic initiative on OER and the OER Grant Program. The survey should take only a few minutes to complete […]

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Updates from the Campus Store

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Adoption Deadline for the Winter 2022 Term is October 1st*, 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.  Having course adoptions as soon as possible will allow us time to prepare so that students will be able to access their course materials when […]

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New Faculty 2021-22 Workshops hosted by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty

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These workshops expose faculty to McMaster’s various management and support structures and involve guest speakers from across campus to present critical topics for career success. Each peer-to-peer workshop format provides an excellent opportunity to hear from reputable faculty and/or senior leaders on aspects of the academy to help junior faculty develop their intellectual pursuits and […]

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Remembering Paul MacPherson

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He’s remembered as a leading figure in the Canadian business community, an outstanding corporate citizen committed to giving back, a dedicated professor and an exceptional philanthropist who believed wholeheartedly in the power of higher education. Long-time McMaster supporter and alumnus Paul MacPherson ’57 died last week, but he leaves a remarkable legacy — one that […]

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Tech takeaways from the pandemic: Using Echo 360 to extend the virtual classroom

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In this Q&A, two members of the McMaster teaching and learning community share their key takeaways from teaching online and what tools can be leveraged for hybrid or in-person learning environments. As the university works toward safely bringing more in-person experiences Back to Mac this fall, there are many key learnings to carry forward from […]

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Fall Term Support from the MacPherson Institute

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As some instructors, students and staff in the McMaster community prepare for a safe return to campus in September, the province of Ontario remains in Step 3 of the re-opening plan. As per guidance from McMaster University, departments that are not student-facing should aim to reduce workplace density where possible and promote work from home arrangements as appropriate.   As a result, the MacPherson Institute will continue to provide supports and services through the fall […]

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Fall 2021 course registration is open for Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Courses

The Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching offers the Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Registration for these classes opens August 1st at 8:30 am. Students and fellows may earn one, or both, of the following certificates of completion throughout their studies: Teaching and Learning […]

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