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Heartbleed: reset your McGill Password

Wed, 2014-05-14 10:26

In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay

If you are a McGill staff member, you are required to change your password.

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Inaugural McGill Active Learning Conference

Mon, 2014-05-12 10:00 - 12:00
McConnell Engineering Building : Room: 13, 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9

Please join us at the opening of the Faculty of Engineering’s Inaugural Active Learning Conference on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 10 am to 12 pm at McGill University.

Our keynote speaker, Professor Michael Prince, will be speaking about Active Learning for Busy Skeptics.

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Using Social Media Tools in Teaching and Learning

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:00 - 12:00
McIntyre Medical Building : Room 210, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

From twitter to blogging, social media platforms can be effective in the classroom: these tools can increase communication skills, student participation, help link classroom experiences to the real-world, and facilitate collaboration.  This workshop is meant for any instructor at McGill, from TAs to lecturers and Professors.

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Grading written assignments: How objective can it be?

Wed, 2014-04-23 09:00 - 12:00
McLennan Library Building : MS-74 (use Service Point entrance (3415 McTavish Street), 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

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In many courses, the most common document used to assess student learning is the essay or term paper. These types of assignments, however, often present evaluation nightmares for the teachers who have to grade them.

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New! Brown bag lunch series: Evaluation and Feedback in Large Classes

Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00 - 13:15
McIntyre Medical Building : Room 210/11, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

First topic: Managing Writing Assignments in Large Classes

Have you ever considered the challenges of giving writing assignments in large classes?

Come to hear Professor Tamara Western’s strategies for managing writing assignments in her class of 250 students, and contribute to a discussion on this topic with fellow instructors from across McGill.

Register now >>

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Clarifying Expectations (GPS 409)

Thu, 2014-11-13 10:00 - 12:00
McLennan Library Building : 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

Imagine preventing common mistakes and avoiding confusion when taking on new graduate students. Clarifying Expectations is about articulating roles and responsibilities in supervisory relationships before problems or miscommunications occur.

In this workshop, we will discuss existing supervisory agreements, work together to set the goals and outcomes, and focus on writing an agreement that suits your needs.

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Using Clickers for Creating Effective Questions

Wed, 2013-12-18 14:00 - 16:00
McLennan Library Building : Room: MS-74, 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

Interested in using clickers in Winter 2014? This workshop introduces pedagogical and technological components that will help instructors develop in-class activities that engage students and provide them with opportunities to think critically and test their understanding about what they are learning. We will focus on learning-centered question design, question types, strategies for using them in class, and hands-on activities using the TurningPoint software and the clickers.

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Using Clickers for Creating Effective Questions

Fri, 2013-12-13 10:00 - 12:00
McLennan Library Building : Room: MS-74, 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

Interested in using clickers in Winter 2014? This workshop introduces pedagogical and technological components that will help instructors develop in-class activities that engage students and provide them with opportunities to think critically and test their understanding about what they are learning. We will focus on learning-centered question design, question types, strategies for using them in class, and hands-on activities using the TurningPoint software and the clickers.

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The Right Start: Building a Healthy Student-Supervisor Relationship

Fri, 2013-10-25 10:00 - 12:00

As a professor, supervising graduate students is in most cases very rewarding. However, the supervisory experience can present professors with many challenges including conflict and at times, ineffective resolution of such conflict. If you would like to learn new strategies to improve communication with supervisees, you might be interested in training in conflict resolution, and in learning how to communicate expectations and responsibilities.

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University teaching in a time of globalization: Language challenges and opportunities (Brown Bag)

Mon, 2014-09-22 12:00 - 13:15
McLennan Library Building : Room: MS-74, 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

Did you know that more than 40% of university teachers in Canada claim a mother tongue other than English?1 Did you know that at McGill, 50% of the students claim a mother tongue other than English?”2 Teaching at a university where there are linguistically diverse faculty and student populations can present some interesting communication challenges. If you teach in your second language or interact with students from a variety of language backgrounds, join us for an interactive talk about how to address these oral communication challenges.

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