February 20, 2019

Student Partners Program is accepting proposals

The Student Partners Program is accepting submissions for the summer of 2019.

The Student Partners Program (SPP) aims to establish meaningful partnerships between students and staff/faculty working on teaching and learning projects at McMaster. Since the program was established (in collaboration with the Arts & Science Program) in 2013-14, nearly 400 students from across campus have taken part, working in partnership with faculty and staff to design and develop courses and curricula, create pedagogical resources, and conduct teaching and learning research. Students become full members of project teams, and are compensated for their contributions.

See the REVISED program guidebook for further information about what kinds of projects are appropriate, and what is expected of individuals participating in the SPP. 

Anyone on campus – faculty/staff/student – working on a teaching and learning project that aligns with the program criteria (see pp. 3-4 of the guidebook) can submit that project for consideration. Note that students proposing projects will have to find a faculty or staff member willing to collaborate with them on the work prior to submission.  

Potential projects should be submitted via the Google form by March 7, 2019. The student partners program review committee will vet all project submissions, and projects appropriate to the program will be advertised to students in an open call. Student interest is taken into consideration when finalizing project decisions, so you will be notified if your project has been funded after the deadline for student applications (by April 3). If you have any questions, please contact Beth Marquis.

Please note that the deadline – March 7 – is firm and late submissions will not be considered.