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Course Outline Guide

Below, you will find information on preparing a course outline in keeping with current McGill policy.

Course Outline Brief Guide - Printable Version [.pdf]

Introduction

Course outlines are intended to provide students with an overall plan for a course to enable them to function efficiently and effectively in the course. A course outline can be divided into seven sections:

Teaching at McGill

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) provides an entry point for your questions and support needs for teaching at McGill. Teaching is central to McGill's mission of offering our undergraduate and graduate students the best education available and is guided and supported by many policies, activities and units at McGill. 

Department and Faculty Initiatives

TLS supports Departments 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 or Faculty, please contact tls [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Teaching and Learning Services).

McGill Policies and Guidelines related to Teaching

The following is a list of all policies and guidelines that directly address teaching at McGill. Note that other policies may apply depending on course circumstances; please contact tls [at] mcgill [dot] ca if you have any specific questions.

External Teaching Awards

Alan Blizzard Award

The Alan Blizzard Award is a team-based award which was established to recognize exemplary collaboration in projects and initiatives designed to enhance university teaching and learning. Collaborative work can take place within a discipline, or across departmental, administrative and institutional boundaries. Read more