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Virtual and online supports available to instructors

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*** March 18th update: an up to date list of supports is available through the latest MacPherson Memo. As a result of McMaster’s recent announcement to suspend face-to-face classes and offer alternative assessments, the MacPherson Institute is offering a variety of virtual and online supports, resources and consultations to assist instructors as they adjust their […]

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Strategic planning process to shape the future of teaching and learning at McMaster

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Faculty, instructors, students and staff are invited to take part in a strategic planning process that will help shape the future of teaching and learning at McMaster. The process, now underway, will inform the development of the university’s Teaching and Learning Strategic Plan which will include a renewed vision and clear directions for teaching and […]

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Register now for Winter 2020 Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program Courses

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The Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Students and fellows may earn one, or both, of the following certificates of completion throughout their studies: Teaching and Learning Foundations Certificate of Completion (1) EDUCATN 600: Essential Skills in Teaching and Learning (I) [No prerequisites] January 7 – April 7 (no […]

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Two McMaster researchers receive fellowships from International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Cherie Woolmer and Anita Acai

PhD candidate Anita Acai and postdoctoral fellow Cherie Woolmer are among the first to receive fellowships from International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)—and McMaster is the only institution to be recognized with two representatives in the 2019 inaugural cohort. This year a total of nine fellows represented institutions from Canada, United […]

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McMaster recognized for “deep and genuine commitment to quality assurance” in IQAP program

McMaster University was praised for its “deep and genuine commitment to quality assurance” after receiving the final audit report from the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (Quality Council) in November. “We are grateful for the recognition,” said Acting-Provost Susan Searls Giroux. “It reinforces the value of teaching and learning at McMaster and further highlights […]

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Teaching is a partnership, not a power position

Sue Baptiste OCUFA Award

Sue Baptiste has made a career out of building a learning environment of equality between student and teacher. She believes an effective learning relationship must be built on shared purpose, trust and respect to allow authenticity and honesty to thrive between both parties. This creates a safe, low-risk environment that allows students to ask questions […]

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New online course offers fun, simple hacks to help you get fitter and stronger


Hacking Exercise for Health: The surprising new science of fitness, which launched this week, is designed to not only teach the basics of how the body boosts fitness and strength, but also to provide opportunities to apply that theory through a series of “do-anywhere” workouts and practical tips, providing learners with the knowledge they need […]

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