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Register now for Fall 2019 Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program Courses

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The Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Students and fellows may earn one, or both, of the following certificates of completion throughout their studies:   Teaching and Learning Foundations Certificate of Completion  (1)        EDUCATN 600: Essential Skills in Teaching and Learning (I) [No prerequisites] September […]

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MacPherson Institute launches new strategic plan and website

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The Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching has announced the launch of its new strategic plan. After a detailed external review on teaching and learning that began in April 2018, the strategic plan will act as a roadmap that will guide the delivery of enhanced teaching and learning supports for […]

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Opportunity to Submit Project Proposals for the Student Partners Program

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The Student Partners Program (SPP) aims to establish meaningful partnerships between students and staff/faculty working on teaching and learning projects at McMaster. Since the program was established (in collaboration with the Arts & Science Program) in 2013-14, nearly 400 students from across campus have taken part, working in partnership with faculty and staff to design and develop courses and […]

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MacPherson Institute Strategic Plan Launch

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After a thorough external review of teaching and learning at McMaster in 2018, and in response to recommendations provided by external reviewers and the campus community, the MacPherson Institute spent the past year refining its mission and mandate. are excited to share our finalized Strategic Plan with members of the teaching and learning community and […]

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Teaching & Learning Grants Kickoff Celebration at University Club

On Tuesday June 28th, the MacPherson Institute officially welcomed the 2019 cohort of Leadership in Teaching & Learning Fellows and PALAT Grant Recipients.  The MacPherson two-year Leadership in Teaching & Learning Fellowship program engages faculty members from across the University in scholarly exploration, innovation, evaluation and dissemination of high impact teaching and learning practices. The […]

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MacPherson Institute Update

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Dear McMaster Community, In April 2018, an external review of Teaching and Learning at McMaster was initiated, with a focus on the activities of the MacPherson Institute. External reviewers visited the campus in September and met with stakeholders related to teaching and learning. These reviewers produced a report, available on the Provost’s website, with recommendations to […]

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Announcing the 2018 EDC Leadership Award Winner

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Congratulations! Kris Knorr receives the Educational Developer Leadership Award. Educational Developer Leadership Award This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills working on a teaching and learning project or initiative that benefits the educational development community. The winner of the 2018 Educational Developer Leadership Award is: Mr. Kris Knorr, Paul R. MacPherson Institute […]

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