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Graduate Teaching Workshop: Improve Your Teaching!

MITI, funded by the generosity of Anne and Stewart Brown, will offer a free teaching development workshop for Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science graduate students December 2nd and 4th, 2009. This workshop, based on the T-PULSE graduate teaching workshop, will be given by the MITI Teaching Fellows. From this workshop, we hope to recruit more graduate teaching fellows to continue to develop the workshop at Mac.

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Graduate Teaching Fellows

For the past two workshops at Mac, MITI has invited the T-PULSE Teaching Fellows from the Faculty of Science to share their knowledge at the Mac campus. Now, we are pleased to have three MITI Teaching Fellows from Mac adapting the workshop to create a program unique to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Mac campus. Students interested in becoming MITI Teaching Fellows and leading later workshops should apply for the workshop in December.

Who Facilitates the Workshops?

MITI workshops are facilitated by MITI Teaching Fellows who are graduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. They have attended previous versions of the T-PULSE / MITI workshops and, with guidance from Teaching and Learning Services, the MITI fellows have been adapting the T-PULSE workshop to cater to the specific needs of graduate students at Mac.

Who Should Attend?

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science graduate students, especially those who are TAing for the first time or considering careers in academia, are invited to attend. When applying for faculty positions, you will be better prepared to write a sophisticated statement of your teaching, including current ideas of how science can be taught more effectively. In your first faculty position, this experience will make course development and implementation more efficient, as you are trying to get your research and teaching started simultaneously.

Application: Graduate Teaching Workshop

Enrolment is limited; participants will be selected for interest in teaching and relevant experience. Students with no previous experience who will be TAs are especially invited to take advantage of this unique learning opportunity.


MITI will be recruiting 1 to 2 new students to join us in January 2009.

The MITI Teaching Fellows are a dynamic group of Mac graduate students interested in teaching and education. The Fellows will work with each other and with teaching specialists from Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) to build on the T-PULSE model to develop a 2-day teaching skills workshop for graduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science.

Fellow Application Procedure

Interested graduate students should plan to attend the December 2008 graduate teaching workshop.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please email your application packages to tracy [dot] eades [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Tracy Eades) .

Application packages should include:

To: tracy [dot] eades [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Tracy Eades)

Subject: Graduate Teaching Fellow

Workshop Organization and Schedule

Graduate Teaching Workshop January '08 Outline [.doc]

The workshop is offered at Mac on December 2nd and 4th, 2009, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Format will be similar to the January workshop (see above).