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- Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
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.
Participants will have the opportunity to examine how race and culture affect daily life in the McGill community. This workshop addresses the challenges of fostering diversity-receptive cultural attitudes, reducing structural barriers in University life, and building and maintaining respectful spaces for interpersonal engagement. Through case studies, participants will have the chance to practice identifying and responding to the types of discrimination most commonly encountered in campus life.
Back again by popular demand! Come meet human resource representatives, deans and professors from local CEGEPs and discuss current teaching opportunities and the process of hiring.
List of Participating CEGEPS: (more to come)
The research (term) paper is one of the core assignments we give undergraduate students, allowing them to reflect on meaningful questions and develop their own scholarly voices. Yet the results do not always meet our expectations. In this workshop, we will explore how to design assignments that engage students and encourage them to develop their critical thinking skills. We will consider alternative approaches to structuring the research paper assignment and discuss ways to evaluate that are not overly time-consuming.
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.
In this workshop, McGill counselors and clinicians will present information to help you identify evidence of mental health problems, and to decide when to refer a student.
We will consider strategies for effective boundary setting and discuss the resulting mutual benefits for supervisors and supervisees. Each participant will be asked to present some hypothetical experiences during this workshop.
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.