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Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning: An Environmental Scan of Approaches Across McMaster University

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Staff, students, and faculty associated with the MacPherson Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Arts & Science and Integrated Science Programs are preparing a book chapter on the “The Evolution of Inquiry-Based Learning at McMaster”. This chapter will contribute to an anthology intended to mark, in 2022, the 50th anniversary of McMaster’s teaching and learning […]

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WebEx will no longer be a university-supported video conference tool

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The introduction of multiple new web conferencing tools, especially over the past year, has created an opportunity to evaluate our current Cisco WebEx contract. With the support of the two main campus providers and support areas behind the use of WebEx, – the MacPherson Institute and Faculty of Health Sciences’ (FHS) Computing Services Unit (CSU) […]

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Ontario Extend Summer 2021 Offering

All Extend modules are now available as facilitated courses with optional synchronous and asynchronous check-ins! This summer eCampus Ontario is offering all six Extend modules as facilitated courses with optional synchronous and asynchronous check-ins delivered in the Brightspace Learning Management System. Beginning June 7th and with continuous enrollment through to August 28th, the flexible approach […]

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Teaching and learning fellows and grant recipients celebrated at recent virtual kick off celebration

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The 2021 cohort of the MacPherson Institute’s Teaching and Learning Fellowship and grant recipients was officially welcomed at a virtual kick off ceremony on June 22nd.  Current and previous fellowship and grant award winners gathered to celebrate the grants program and the many projects that were awarded this year – all of which aim to […]

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Focus on Teaching: Student Access to Learning

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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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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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