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New Faculty Orientation

This guide connect new faculty to the resources, services and people on campus that are relevant to teaching, learning and research at McMaster.

Faculty and MacPherson

The Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation & Excellence in Teaching is in Mills Library, and partners with you on your pedagogy, curriculum, technology and research needs.

For more information, check out the MacPherson page

The MacPherson Institute works with the McMaster community to support innovation, leadership and excellence in teaching and learning. We provide development opportunities, individual consultations, events, and resources on effective teaching practices.

Visit the Teaching Development page for more information.

The MacPherson Institute Educational Technology Team collaborates with the McMaster community to enhance the quality of technology-enabled teaching and learning. The team offers support and expertise through: consultations and training to promote effective pedagogical practices for tech-enabled environments; designing and developing eLearning resources that extend learning beyond the classroom; media development; and evaluating, implementing, and providing assistance for the integration of institutionally supported educational technologies in your teaching at McMaster.

Visit the Educational Technologies page for more information.

Whether you're new to the Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SoTL) or are a seasoned SoTL scholar, we are pleased to meet with you to discuss potential research projects, methodological approaches, data analysis techniques, and way of dissemininating findings. In addition to research consultation, we work to create connections between researchers engaged in similar work, either on campus or beyond.

Visit the Research on Teaching and Learning page ror more information. 

Avenue to Learn, McMaster's Learning Management System by D2L/Brightspace, is your portal to online education. 

To learn more about Avenue to learn, go to


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