The transition to remote teaching and learning through spring, summer and fall terms has created opportunities to re-think approaches to delivering and receiving post-secondary education. It also presents the opportunity to explore and evaluate areas of success and identify areas for improvement.
In order to gain a better understanding of what has been working and what can be enhanced as we move forward, the University is asking for feedback from instructors and students about their early experiences with remote teaching and learning in the Fall 2020 semester.
As part of the Provost’s letter confirming that winter term would be online, the University also committed to the creation of a Virtual Learning Task Force. In collaboration with faculty deans and associate deans, the co-chairs of the task force and the MacPherson Institute, a survey for instructors and students has been developed. The results of this survey will shape discussions about how McMaster can best support remote teaching and learning in the remainder of the term and into the Winter 2021 semester.
This short, voluntary and anonymous survey gives individuals an opportunity to answer several general and faculty-specific questions. If you have various roles at the University (ex. you are a student and a teaching assistant), you are encouraged to repeat the survey to capture each perspective.
Anonymized, aggregated raw data and summary reports gathered from this feedback will be shared with faculty deans, associate deans, chairs, directors, the MacPherson Institute and the Provost’s Office.
The survey will be available from Thursday, October 1 at 8:30am to Sunday, October 11 at 11:59pm.
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Lori Goff, Director, Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching at firstname.lastname@example.org.