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Course & Program Design & Teaching

TLS is dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning at McGill by supporting instructors, departments and Faculties in the implementation of learning-centered course and curriculum design and teaching.


University-wide Initiatives

Introduction to Course Design and Teaching Workshop (ICDT)

The ICDT is an intensive,   1 ½ day workshop where McGill faculty (re) design a course and exchange feedback with peers to improve course design and teaching.  More info…


Program / Faculty Initiatives

 We support Programs and Faculties interested in developing initiatives to enhance teaching and learning in their disciplines. These types of comprehensive interventions have the potential for a wide impact as they encourage the involvement of all stakeholders. 

If you would like to explore how TLS can support teaching initiatives in your program/ Faculty please contact Dr. Mariela Tovar: mariela [dot] tovar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (514-398-5996)


Examples of recent initiatives

Faculty of Law: The Law Teaching Network (September 2010 - June 2013)

Teaching and Learning Services and the Faculty of Law are partners in a three-year program dedicated to enhancing teaching in the Faculty.
More info…

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (P&OT) (June 2010)

TLS worked with P&OT faculty to design and deliver a one day retreat where participants discussed discipline specific issues related to assessing students learning and worked on their assessment methods.

School of Nursing (June 2010)

TLS worked with the Nursing faculty to design and deliver a half day workshop on Active and Collaborative Learning June 2010

Microbiology and Immunology (February 2010)

At the request of the Chair of Microbiology and Immunology Department, TLS organized a one-day teaching retreat with the goal of having a Department-wide discussion of courses and curriculum.

School of Continuing Studies (ongoing)

TLS works collaborative with the School in designing discipline-specific workshops and providing teaching orientation for new instructors:

  • Introduction to Course Design and Teaching Workshop for new instructors (November 2011, 2010)
  • English and French Language Program (EFLP): Active and Collaborative Learning for Second Language Teaching Workshop (October 2010)
  • Diploma in Public Relations: Active and Collaborative Learning workshop (February 2010)

Libraries (ongoing)

  TLS worked collaboratively with the Libraries to create a discipline-specific workshop to address the specific needs of liaison librarians. The workshop is offered once a year.

  • Designing and Delivering Effective Information Skills Sessions (2-day workshop)