Sondage sur le Programme de perfectionnement des étudiants des cycles supérieurs : vers une stratégie nationale

University of Alberta

Renseignements généraux

Bureau responsable des programmes de perfectionnement des étudiants des cycles supérieurs : Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Nom du responsable :Renee Polziehn
Coordonnées du responsable : renee.polziehn@ualberta.ca, 780-492-0978
Nom du programme :
Site Internet : https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/professional-development
Comptes de médias sociaux liés au programme : https://www.facebook.com/UAlbertaFGSR https://twitter.com/UAGradStudies https://www.facebook.com/groups/FGSRTeachingCircle/
Qui est responsable de la mise à jour des renseignements pour les sites Internet?FGSR _ Deanna Davis, deanna.davis@ualberta.ca

Programmes de perfectionnement professionnel des étudiants des cycles supérieurs

Quelles sessions sont offertes, en personne ou en ligne? (ateliers, webinaires, blogue, etc.)We host about 100 teaching sessions a year, including 2 weeks of sessions at the start of each term, a teaching circle, and weekly round table/workshops. We also host two PD weeks in the summer with about 18 sessions each, are subscribers to the online MyGradSkills.ca, and host occasional one off events throughout the year. We also are hosting a conference this year as part of a Campus Alberta Invest in Your Future Graduate Student Symposium. Our PD newsletter advertises about 500 PD related activities held on campus over the year hosted by numerous on and off campus providers such as the Career Centre, MITACS, and MentorUp
Existe-t-il des sessions spéciales pour les étudiants internationaux?Yes, we are in the process of developing an online course to supplement the two available on MyGradSkills. We offer teaching sessions to international students and have held 3 sessions by Lionel Laroche.
Y a-t-il des possibilités de mentorat ou de stage au sein du programme?There are a variety of internship and mentorship opportunities available to students. The Graduate Student Internship Program has been in place for less than a year and has placed more than 140 interns. In coordination with FGSR, the Career Centre hosts and Graduate Mentoring Program and Job Shadow weeks.
Sur quelles habiletés ou compétences les sessions sont-elles axées?Creativity -Communication -Confidence -Scholarship -Ethical Responsibility -Critical Thinking -Collaboration
Énumérez les sessions par sujet et identifiez celles qui sont le plus en demande.Sessions that have the highest demand were either related to ûHow to get a jobË or related to academic milestones such as ûPreparing for your Candidacy examË or ûPreparing for your DefenseË.
Qui est admissible aux sessions? (étudiants, postdoctoraux, anciens étudiants, etc.)Anyone from the campus community is welcome, as well as visiting students and staff. Alumni are also welcome.
Les programmes de perfectionnement professionnels sont-ils obligatoires pour l?obtention du diplôme ou font-il partie de la liste de contrôle du superviseur?All graduate students from 2016 onward are required to complete 8 hours of PD and an IDP (Individual Development Plan) and all graduate students from 2007 onward are required to complete 8 hours of Ethics and Integrity training. All incoming students are also recommended to go through a student-supervisor checklist.
Le programme offre-t-il des crédits universitaires ou une reconnaissance officielle (insignes, certificats, etc.) pour les participants?FGSR currently provides a certificate of participation for our Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) course, a letter for completion of Level 1 and a notation on the transcript for completion of Level 2. We are seeking notation on the transcript for our proposed Levels 3 and 4. Students do not get formal recognition currently for their PD completion.
Qui développe et dirige les sessions? (études supérieures, autres départements, étudiants, professeurs, anciens étudiants, organisations externes, etc.)The list of sessions offered to students is developed and delivered by departments, FGSR, Career Centre, Human Resources, WISEST, Research Services Office, University Libraries, MITACS, Alumni Affairs, Office of the Ombuds, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Student Success Centre, Center for Writers, and many other units.
De quelle manière fait-on la promotion des sessions?Sessions are promoted through various electronic newsletters to graduate students and their departments.
Comment les participants s?inscrivent-ils? (grâce à un système centralisé ou à une entreprise partenaire)Registration is through each hosting organization.
Y a-t-il des coûts ou des tarifs supplémentaires pour les personnes inscrites?There are usually no fees or minimal fees for registrants.

Renseignements statistiques

Quel est le nombre de sessions par année?About 500 across campus.
Combien de membres du personnel participent à l?administration des sessions principales?Within the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research there are 3.
Quelles sont les capacités d?inscription et quels sont les taux de participation? (par session, total des inscriptions, répartition par nombre d?étudiants/de postdoctoraux/d?anciens étudiants, par facultés, etc.)There were about 600 students who participated in the May PD week, another 600 who participated in the August PD Week, 371 sessions of MyGradSkills.ca, another 400 through Mitacs workshops and those offered by FGSR, and more than 3000 in the Graduate Teaching Program. Postdocs make up less than 3% of the participation in our programming and alumni/academics make up less than 1%. We can break down by faculty, however this information is not currently available.
Comment la participation aux sessions est-elle évaluée? Participation is generally tracked by program, degree, and name.
Existe-t-il des informations pour mesurer l?efficacité de la participation aux sessions et la garantie d?un emploi après la diplomation?Not for the sessions. The internship programs have received feedback that the employers would take more interns and a few have received offers of employment.

Au niveau départemental

Les départements offrent-ils des programmes de perfectionnement professionnel à l?interne? Si oui, lesquels?Rehabilitation Medicine, Nursing, Business, English and Film Studies, Chemistry, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.
Existe-t-il une collaboration entre les départements et le bureau des programmes de perfectionnement professionnel?With the introduction of the PD and IDP requirement, most faculties and departments have had FGSR come to their units to offer sessions, sometimes as part of their orientations, others as part of their courses, and again as stand alone offerings.

Questions générales

Intégrez-vous des renseignements sur le marché du travail et les résultats dans le développement des composantes spécifiques des programmes de perfectionnement professionnel pour les étudiants des cycles supérieurs?Yes, particularly training sessions for the IDP. We have also invited the Minister of Labour and a provincial Labour Economist to share their insights with graduate students, supervisors, and postdocs at two events.
Intégrez-vous des stratégies en vue de développer des relations positives avec les employeurs?We have an advisory board as well as work closely with employers in the internship program.
Souhaitez-vous ajouter d?autres informations?NA