September 15, 2015
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FEATURED EVENTS

The Lunch Spot (TLS) for new instructors 
September 25, 12:00-2:00pm

New to teaching at McGill? Come meet your fellow instructors and the Teaching and Learning Services team at an informal gathering. Bring your own lunch; coffee, tea, and homemade treats will be provided!

If you plan to join us, please REGISTER by September 21st.

Webinar: Electronic Assignment Submissions and Providing Feedback
September 28, 12:00-1:00pm

Are you getting a stack of paper assignments from your class, or receiving a ton of emails of student submissions, late submissions and questions about the assignment? Attend our next webinar for a walk-through of how you can use the Assignments tool in myCourses to manage your assignments and to provide your students with valuable feedback. 
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

Academic Integrity

What are the issues of academic integrity that may affect your work with students?  Learn about available resources and actions you can take to ensure that issues are handled appropriately:
  • Preventing cheating on exams
  • Preventing cheating on term papers
  • Preventing cheating on reports
  • Dealing with cheating and plagiarism
EVENTS

Research Ethics Workshops

Are you new to the research scene or interested in the ethical issues that emerge throughout the research process? The interactive series of Research Ethics Workshops will be taking place throughout the 2015-16 academic year and is the place to get acquainted with important ethical issues present in research. 

Newspaper Digitization Launch & Trivia Night
September 21,  5:00-7:00pm

The McGill University Library and Archives is launching digitized editions of McGill student newspapers with a Trivia Night! This extensive project includes over 10,000 issues to date. The Launch & Trivia Night will take place in the Faculty Club Ballroom (3450 McTavish St).

Beyond the Research Paper – new ways to get students writing 
October 1, 1:00pm-3:30pm (Mac Campus)

Integrating writing assignments into undergraduate courses can increase students’ engagement and promote critical thinking. Attend this workshop to develop writing assignments that get students thinking without creating piles of grading for instructors.

Safer Spaces: Understanding Discrimination
October 7, 9:30am-12:00pm or October 15, 2:00-4:30pm

Designed specifically for the McGill context, this workshop will expose participants to a number of concepts related to equity and discrimination. During this session, participants will examine ways that unconscious or unintended bias can work its way into everyday interactions.
REGISTER (October 7)
REGISTER (October 15)
RESOURCES

Support for myCourses and other teaching technologies

Teaching and Learning Services offers one-on-one consultations and custom group workshops on the following topics:
  • myCourses
  • Student response systems (clickers)
  • Active learning classrooms
  • Videoconferencing
  • Classroom audiovisual technology.
Fill out the request form for a consultation or a workshop.

Visit the new MERCURY Website (www.mcgill.ca/mercury)

This new website was created to help you find information and resources related to the Course Evaluation system and procedures at McGill, including:
  • Mid-course evaluation methods and sample questions;
  • Strategies to encourage student participation in course evaluations; and
  • Guidelines for interpreting course evaluation results.
We encourage you to bookmark the new website. Please send any feedback to mercury.info@mcgill.ca.

McGill's Teaching for Learning Blog

Join McGill faculty, staff, and students in a conversation about higher education. Read the latest posts:

The Library's Faculty Guidebook

The Library's 2015-2016 Faculty Guidebook is now available and is a great resource for teaching and research. Resources are available for your teaching and research needs.

Sign up for lecture recordings

If you are teaching in one of the following classrooms, you can schedule your Fall 2015 lectures to be recorded and made available to your students. Follow these instructions in the IT Knowledge Base. More customized options are available following the semester start sign up.

Partners

Content and Collaboration Solutions (CCS) | IT Customer Services (ICS) | McGill Library | Social, Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) | Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

If you have comments about this e-bulletin, or require additional information about the above, please contact us at teaching.tls@mcgill.ca or 514-398-6648.