Teaching and learning fellows and grant recipients celebrate at virtual kick off
The 2021 cohort of the MacPherson Institute’s Teaching and Learning Fellowship and grant recipients was officially welcomed at a virtual kick off ceremony earlier this month. Current and previous fellowship and grant award winners gathered to celebrate the grants program and the many projects that were awarded this year – all of which aim to strengthen McMaster’s tradition around pedagogical leadership.
The celebration opened with remarks from Kim Dej, acting vice-provost, and Lori Goff, director of the MacPherson Institute and was followed by comments from other McMaster teaching and learning community members.
“These folks are truly McMaster’s champions of teaching. They are our most influential advocates, and they are emerging leaders and champions of teaching and learning,” said Goff.
The teaching and learning grants program consists of:
- Leadership in Teaching and Learning Fellowship
- PALAT (Priority Areas for Learning and Teaching)
- Small Teaching and Learning Exploration grants
A total of 30 McMaster instructors were selected for grants this year. The three grant programs were previously administered separately but were combined in 2021 for the first time to foster the community element of the program and to showcase the breadth of teaching and learning research happening at McMaster.
For more information on past winners and the impact they made in teaching in course design, check out this recent Daily News article.