Student-Consultant Partnerships With Faculty

The student-consultant partnership program was developed to provide ongoing and meaningful support to faculty members in course development and delivery. 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.


Student Design & Delivery Consultant Program

Students will be paired with instructors to work collaboratively on (i) designing or redesigning aspects of a particular course, or (ii) providing feedback and suggestions on the delivery of a course (i.e., student partner attends some lectures and offers feedback).

Student partners will meet with the program coordinators from the MacPherson Institute for approximately 1 hour per week to discuss relevant pedagogical theory, to provide meaningful feedback, and to offer effective mentorship.

The student partners are expected to meet with their faculty partner for 30-60 minutes per week to provide feedback and assistance in course development and delivery.  In addition, the student partners will have approximately 2 hours per week for their own independent working time.  The time commitment for the student partner is approximately 4 hours per week.

*We encourage you to question your assumptions on partnering with graduate students. You may find if you are designing or instructing an undergraduate course, an undergraduate student partner may provide the best perspective.

Student Applicant Requirements

  • Second to fourth year undergraduate students, or graduate student
  • Four hours per week time commitment
  • Students apply through Student Partners Page, and look at the MacPherson Institute Student Partner Opportunities
  • All majors/disciplines welcome

Faculty/Instructor Applicant Requirements

  • Must work on a McMaster University course that will be offered in the next 12 months
  • 30-60 minute per week time commitment
  • Faculty and instructors apply by completing the form below
  • All disciplines welcome

Application Deadline by Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Noon.

This form is to be completed by faculty and course instructors only.  Students who are wishing to apply to become a Student Design or Delivery Partner with the MacPherson Institute should visit the Student Partners Page, and look at the MacPherson Institute Student Partner Opportunities

Student-Consultant Partnerships with Faculty