Student Partners Program
We are pleased to announce that the Call for Projects for Winter 2021 is now open!
Application deadline: Sunday, September 20, 2020.
The Student Partners Program (SPP) provides undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to participate as partners with faculty, instructors and staff on projects that contribute to the enhancement of teaching and learning at McMaster.
The SSP was developed in 2013 in collaboration with the Arts & Science program. Since then the MacPherson Institute has engaged with students who are interested in pedagogical research and innovation by providing opportunities to contribute to activities such as: design and development of new courses, creation of resources for faculty and students, and collaboration with staff and faculty partners on research projects related to teaching and learning.
Several students have also co-authored research articles and conference presentations related to their work, co-facilitated at our International Institute on Students as Partners, or served as reviewers or co-editors for the International Journal for Students as Partners, which is housed at McMaster.
The Student Partner’s Program operates on an award-based model. Funds awarded and distributed up to a maximum of $2000 per project (to fund Student Partner hours). Project funds are transferred to the project lead and are held in departmental accounts.
Student hiring is completed by the faculty/staff partner’s department. Student Partners are hired two times a year—typically in May and September. As a result of the pandemic the Fall call for submissions was delayed until Winter 2021.
Call for submissions
The MacPherson Institute continues to issue Calls for Projects, review submissions against SPP criteria and advertise projects to students.
Learn more about the Student Partners Program Grant Terms – Winter 2021.
The Call for Projects for Winter 2021 is now open and the application deadline is Sunday, September 20, 2020.
Information Box Group
Student Partners Program Network Events
The MacPherson institute has expanded its program of events to support students and faculty who are engaged in partnership work across campus. The program continues to offer specific support to projects funded through the Student Partners Program, such as research skills, project meetings, and an annual symposium. Through the expanded program, MacPherson will be offering events to the wider McMaster community who have an interest in the research and practice of partnerships in teaching and learning. New events will include journal groups to discuss the scholarship of partnership, project development workshops, an expert speaker series, and support for publishing work in this area.
Enhancing tutorial teaching and learning in English and Cultural Studies Catherine Grise
Improving preparation for Social Work field education Jennie Vengris
Advancing changes to student evaluations of teaching Kim Dej & Lori Goff
MacChangers: Program design Kyle Ansilio
Your abstract has been accepted – now what? Creating an educational repertoire of contemporary and practical resource on presentation skill development Chia-Yu Lin, Kelly Nisbet & Chelsea Whitwell
Integrating reflection into 1st year Engineering Stephen Mattucci
Indigenous education guide for McMaster educators Rebecca Taylor & Stephanie Verkoeyen
A module approach to high-demand curriculum in Engineering Stephen Mattucci
Graduate student supervision at McMaster University: Survey analysis and knowledge mobilization Andrea Cole
Masters in public policy seminar development Allison Van
Mad student peer support and community organizing on campus: Documenting the work of the Hamilton mad students’ collective from 2012-2016 Alise de Bie
Changing conceptions of quality in Ontario Universities Lisa Dyce
Innovation simulator: Enabling learners to engage with industry and health professionals to advance innovative projects Sarrah Lal
Extending the OER by discipline guide for McMaster Olga Perkovic
Developing open resources on time management and stress management skills Mark Busser
Pedagogical interventions and evaluation: Perspectives on communication with students George Dragomir & Sarah Symons
Analyzing strategic documents to better understand institutional cultures Lori Goff
Examination in the age of wearable technologies Behrouz Bakhtiari
Investigating the perceptions of medical school students and faculty on development and implementation of a physical activity curriculum at McMaster University’s medical school Jennifer Williams & Dr. Krista Howarth
Professor Hippo-on-Campus: Student mental health education program for educators and navigators Catharine Munn
Assisting Level I science students in determining honours program preferences Sarah Symons
Advancing the study of social policy in social work education Mary Vaccaro
Advancing designerly ways of knowing: Building campus wide capacity for design thinking Sean Park *this project is being funded through the LTL program