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Leadership in Teaching & Learning Fellowship

Leadership in Teaching & Learning Fellowship

McMaster’s Deans and Associate Vice-Presidents have indicated the need for faculty champions who are leaders and mentors to their peers for continued improvement in teaching and learning and enhancement of the student learning experience.

Part of MacPherson Institute’s core business is to engage faculty in scholarly exploration, innovation, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of teaching and learning practices. One concrete way to achieve this goal is through MacPherson Institute’s new 2-year Fellowship program – Leadership in Teaching & Learning. The Fellowship program is grounded in the evidence-based philosophy that faculty involvement is key to leading change that enhances students’ learning experiences in higher education. Leading change in teaching and learning, a contextual and complex process at its core is fostered through collegial efforts and implementation of new ideas and innovations within courses and programs. MacPherson Institute’s Leadership in Teaching & Learning Fellowship program is comprised of two complementary streams: Evaluating Course Impact and Implementing Program Change.

This Fellowship program includes:

  • Fellows will be awarded $15,000 per 2-year Fellowship
  • Support: Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria: degree to which project meets program stream goals & description; degree of proposed project impact; level of project connection to institutional priorities; degree of student development and engagement; feasibility of project proposal.

Announcing Our New Leadership in Teaching and Learning Fellows

We are pleased to share the exciting news that we will be welcoming 13 new faculty members into the Leadership in Teaching and Learning Fellowship Program this year. This Fellowship is a reflection and demonstration of leadership, innovative practice, and distinctive commitment to enhancing the improvement of teaching and learning at McMaster University.

The 2018 Leadership in Teaching and Learning Fellowship recipients:

  • Ruth Chen (team): “Building a Program of Excellence in Clinical Instruction in the School of Nursing”
  • Sheila Harms: “The One Room School House: Implementing a Novel Curriculum within Distributed Campus Postgraduate Psychiatry Education”
  • Alim Nagji:  “Creating Simulation Teaching Curriculum in a Community Emergency Department”
  • Sharona Greenberg:  “A test Archive and Analysis System for Level 1 Chemistry”
  • Rosa da Silva (team):  “Horizontal Curriculum Integration within a Biology Program”
  • Lydia Kapiriri (team): “A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of two different approaches to
    Experiential Education”
  • Colin McDonald:   “Investigating the impact of Integrated Learning in First-Year Engineering”
  • Rashid Abu-Ghazalah(team): “Using instructional Videos and a Flipped classroom for Enhancing Student Learning”
  • Mohamed Bakr: “ Teaching Electromagnetics Using Virtual Reality”
  • Tom Wanyama: “ Using SEPT Learning Factory to Teach Industry 4.0 Technologies”
  • Wolfram Kahl:  “ Studying the Effectiveness of Using CalCheck for teaching Logics and Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science”
  • Jake Nease:  “ A Workshop-Based Approach for Life-Long Learning of Numerical Methods”
  • Matt Minnick:  “ Engineering Physics Constructive Alignment of PBL

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