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This information bulletin is an initiative Teaching and Learning Services designed to inform you of upcoming events and to enhance your teaching at McGill University.

On this page you will find archives from previous publications.

2015-2016

Date

Issue

May 16, 2016 Going beyond myCourses: Technologies for Teaching and Learning
May 2, 2016 When Learning Isn't Learning: Fostering Deeper Learning
April 15, 2016 Design your course with peers
March 31, 2016 Join us for lunch tomorrow!
March 15, 2016 Enhance Your Teaching Skills
March 1, 2016 Effective Evaluation and Feedback Strategies
February 15, 2016 Avoid Confusion in Supervision: Create a Letter of Understanding
February 1, 2016 Clarifying Expectations in Graduate Supervision
January 18, 2016 Academic integrity is a commitment
January 5, 2016 Supporting Students in Distress
December 15, 2015 Get ready for your Winter courses
December 1, 2015 Bumps in the road: Dealing with conflict
November 15, 2015 Can you give a final exam worth 75%?
November 2, 2015 Want help (re)designing a course?
October 15, 2015 The ABCD's of a Multiple-Choice Question
October 1, 2015 Does a weak supervisory bond create issues?
September 15, 2015 Preventing cheating and plagiarism
September 2, 2015 What are your teaching goals? Find the support you need.
August 19, 2015 Classes start in 2 weeks. Are you ready?
August 10, 2015 myCourses: What you didn't know

2014 - 2015

Date

Issue

June 1, 2015 Do you have a graduate student who appears to be struggling?
May 14, 2015 Daring to Try New Teaching Strategies in your McGill Course?
May 1, 2015 Supporting Students in Distress at McGill
April 16, 2015 Assessment: The Silent Killer of Learning
April 1, 2015 (Re)design your course!
March 16, 2015 Are you obliged to write a reference letter if asked by a student?
March 2, 2015 Peer Review with Undergrads: Promoting an Understanding of Academic Writing
February 16, 2015 What are your roles and responsibilities in the supervisory relationship?
February 2, 2015 What are your roles and responsibilities in the supervisory relationship?
January 15, 2015 Interested in Designing Effective Multiple Choice Questions? 
January 6, 2015 Introducing the New Focus on Teaching
December 15, 2014 Teaching Preparation Checklist - Are you ready for next semester? [.pdf]
December 1, 2014 Resolving Conflicts in Graduate Supervision? - Find out how! [.pdf]
November 17, 2014 Strategies to Support Active and Collaborative Learning!? Find out how! [.pdf]
November 3, 2014 Introduction to Course Design and Teaching [.pdf]
October 15, 2014 Clarifying Expectations in Graduate Supervision [.pdf]
October 1, 2014 Evaluation and Feedback in Large Classes [.pdf]
September 15, 2014 Do you use Social Media in Teaching and Learning? [.pdf]
September 3, 2014 Welcome to the 2014-2015 Academic Year [.pdf]
August 25, 2014 Writing Effective Reference Letters for Student Fellowships [.pdf]
August 18, 2014 Writing Effective Reference Letters for Student Fellowships [.pdf]

2013 - 2014

Date

Issue

June 17, 2014 How to Keep Up Your Energy Levels During the Summer [.pdf]
May 28, 2014 Instructors Stop Putting Your PowerPoint Slides On-Line [.pdf]
May 15, 2014 University Teaching in a time of Globalization [.pdf]
May 1, 2014 Exams Are Over Have Lunch With Colleagues [.pdf]
April 15, 2014 Recognizing and Supporting Students At-Risk [.pdf]
April 1, 2014 Introduction to Course Design and Teaching Workshop [.pdf] 
March 17, 2014 Campus-Wide Mass Notification Test, Tuesday_March_18th [.pdf] 
February 28, 2014 Student_Writing:_Old_School_Skill_Needs_an_Updated_Approach [.pdf]
February 15, 2014 New! Brown Bag Lunch Series: Evaluation and Feedback in Large Classes [.pdf]
February 1, 2014 Safer Spaces: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity [.pdf]
January 15, 2014 Teaching and Languages [.pdf]
January 7, 2014 University Teaching in a Time of Globalization: Language Challenges & Opportunities 
December 15, 2013 Start the New Year off Right! [.pdf]
December 1, 2013 Getting ready for Winter 2014! [.pdf] 
November 15, 2013 Supervisory Alliance: The Relationship Between Supervisor and Supervisee [.pdf]
November 1, 2013 Supervisory Alliance Workshop [.pdf]
October 15, 2013 The Right Start: Building a Healthy Student-Supervisor Relationship [.pdf]
October 1, 2013 Designing Effective Multiple-Choice Questions [.pdf]
September 16, 2013 University Teaching in a Time of Globalization [.pdf]
September 1, 2013 Bringing Research into the Undergraduate Classroom [.pdf]
August 15, 2013 Checklists_workshops_and_resources  [.pdf] 
June 15, 2013 Teaching Award Winners 2013 [.pdf]
June 01, 2013 SALTISE 2013 Conference [.pdf]

2012 - 2013

Date

Issue

May 15, 2013 Beyond the research paper - new ways to get studetns writing [.pdf]
May 1, 2013 Introduction to Course Design and Teaching  [.pdf]
April 15, 2013 Help, My Supervision (Supervisee?) Is in Trouble [.pdf]
April 1, 2013 Bginning the Supervisory Alliance [.pdf]
March 15, 2013 Universal Design [.pdf]
March 1, 2013  Engaging students with the writing for process [.pdf]
February 15, 2013 Engaging students with the writing process [.pdf]
February 1, 2013 Safer Spaces [.pdf]
January 15, 2013 Designing Effective Multiple-Choice Questions [.pdf]
December 15, 2012 Fellowship opportunity for your graduate students! [.pdf]
December 1, 2012 Course Evaluations are open! [.pdf]
November 15, 2012 Best Practices for Graduate Supervision [.pdf]
November 1, 2012 Keynote on Student Writing in Academia [.pdf]
October 15, 2012 Would you like to (re)design one of your courses? [.pdf]
October 1, 2012 Learn about Mental Health and Safer Spaces [.pdf]
September 15, 2012 How do you write an effective reference letter? [.pdf]
September 1, 2012 Feeling overwhelmed by the new term? Energized? [.pdf]
August 15, 2012 Teaching in the fall? Find the support you need. [.pdf]

2011 - 2012

Date

Issue

April 15, 2012 Would you like to enhance your teaching skills? [.pdf]
March 15, 2012 New myCourses and McGill Disabilities Awareness Week [.pdf]
March 1, 2012 Create engaging teaching and learning environments with New myCourses [.pdf]
February 15, 2012 Understanding Universal Access [.pdf]
February 1, 2012 Discrimation, gender and disabilities [.pdf]
January 15, 2012 Does learning have boundaries? [.pdf]
December 15, 2011 Are you prepared for next semester? [.pdf]
December 1, 2011 Preparing to teach in 2012 [.pdf]
November 15, 2011 Safer Spaces and Teaching Resources [.pdf]
November 1, 2011 Enhance your course design [.pdf]
October 17, 2011 Course design for student learning [.pdf]
October 3, 2011 Your link to teaching technologies and assessment! [.pdf]
September 14, 2011 How do you write an influential reference letter? [.pdf]
August 29, 2011 A Resource for McGill Instructors [.pdf]