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Course Consultant Partnership Program

The Course Consultant Partnership Program (formerly known as the Course Design/Delivery Partners Program) was developed to provide ongoing and meaningful support to faculty members in course development and course feedback. This program pairs faculty members with a second to fourth year undergraduate student whose role is to provide feedback for course development or course delivery.


Program structure and outcomes

The course consultant partnership program is an opportunity for faculty members to incorporate the student perspective into their course. Student partners will receive training from the MacPherson Institute in relevant pedagogical theory to provide meaningful feedback on course design.

Both students and instructors will meet at the beginning of the program to learn more about the benefits of engaging in a partnership with students and the principles that are important for effective partnerships, then set specific goals to ensure a meaningful partnership.

Student and faculty partners are expected to meet for 30-60 minutes per week to review/discuss aspects of the course’s development. Student partners will have approximately 2 hours per week to work independently on specific tasks (e.g., providing feedback, assisting with course design). The time commitment for the student partner is approximately 4 hours per week.