Category: Events


Short writing assignments: something to consider

Many faculty shy away from short writing assignments, considering them to be the poorer cousin of the term paper or research paper. There is a commonly held assumption that shorter assignments can never match the rigor or substance of longer papers and that faculty are letting students down if they don’t assign a full-length paper (whatever that is according to the conventions of each discipline). Yet, what are faculty to do in a context of increasing class sizes and decreasing TA support? How can we still assess important outcomes such as analysis, synthesis and critical thinking? Read more –>


Sept. 13 workshop for faculty: Bringing research into the undergraduate classroom

As an instructor of undergraduate courses, have you wondered how to get students to ask better questions or to understand that knowledge is not black and white? In this interactive workshop, you will meet the Inquiry Network, a group of McGill professors who have been tackling questions like this and have created a framework for enhancing students’ understanding of the relationship between research and course content. Read more –>


Aug. 28 workshop for faculty: Writing effective reference letters for student fellowships

Professors are often asked by students to write reference letters for funding opportunities. This interactive session is designed to help you answer questions such as: Are you obliged to write a reference letter if asked by a student and how might you respond if you are not supportive? How much lead time should you expect in order to write a reference letter? What information should be provided by the student? Read more –>