The Nexus between Teaching and Research/Scholarship Project (the “Nexus Project”) is a university‐wide initiative aiming to improve the links between undergraduate teaching and research/scholarship. Since the Nexus Project began in 2008, it has focused on exploring how instructors can integrate teaching and research/scholarship to benefit student learning within undergraduate courses. While students who work on research projects with a faculty supervisor outside of class benefit greatly from this experience, the Nexus Project aims to engage all undergraduate students with the methods and processes of knowledge construction.
For examples of how McGill professors promote their undergraduate students' understanding of research and scholarship, watch these highlights from the TLS documentary series "Sowing the Seeds of Inquiry". View the complete series here.
- Nexus Project goals
- Conceptual framework for the Nexus Project
- Inquiry Network: a multidisciplinary group of professors who meet once a month to discuss ways of promoting the links between undergraduate teaching and research/scholarship.
- Documentary series “Sowing the seeds of Inquiry”: Profiles of instructors who engage their undergraduate students with the methods and processes of research within coursework.
- Website "Teaching Snapshots": a website with profiles of McGill instructors as they reflect on teaching and learning, including how they engage undergraduates with research/scholarship.
- Past Event: Sowing the seeds of inquiry - teaching and learning at a research-intensive university, March 5 - 6, 2009.
- Interesting links and references
For further information about the Nexus Project, please contact Marcy Slapcoff at Teaching and Learning Services marcy [dot] slapcoff [at] mcgill [dot] ca