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New Faculty Programming

The quality and well-being of our new instructors translate into successes in student learning. Connect with any of our Educational Developers for:

  • guidance or feedback on teaching portfolio development, including teaching philosophy statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • consultation and resources on specific teaching methods and course design
  • opportunities for classroom observation (being visited by us or visiting an experienced teacher’s class) and instructional skills training
  • evaluating and improving course design/delivery through the MacPherson Institute’s course refinement service (many of our leading teachers have taken advantage of this service)
  • connecting with the MacPherson Institute and faculty across campus to work on specific areas relevant to teaching and learning, through communities of practice

Sessional Faculty Notes from CUPE 3906:

CUPE 3906 represents Sessional Faculty at McMaster responsible for the delivery of degree credit courses. The University and CUPE collaborate on a Sessional Faculty Notes document that contains important resources for Sessional Faculty and Hourly Rated Sessional Music Faculty, including information about parking, e-mail access, grade submission, the appeals process, student resources, teaching resources, and more. It can be located at:
http://cupe3906.org/sessionals-unit-2/