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

University of Lethbridge

Renseignements généraux

Bureau responsable des programmes de perfectionnement des étudiants des cycles supérieurs : School of Graduate Studies
Nom du responsable :Stacey Leavitt, Experiential Learning Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies Dr. Helen Kelly, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Coordonnées du responsable : *see hyperlinks above*
Nom du programme : THRIVE Professional Skills Program
Site Internet :
Comptes de médias sociaux liés au programme : No specific accounts just yet (forthcoming with new website rollout); information disseminated through: Facebook: University of Lethbridge School of Graduate Studies Twitter: @uoflGradStudies LinkedIn; University of Lethbridge School of Graduate Studies
Qui est responsable de la mise à jour des renseignements pour les sites Internet?Stacey Leavitt, Experiential Learning Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies

Programmes de perfectionnement professionnel des étudiants des cycles supérieurs

Quelles sessions sont offertes, en personne ou en ligne? (ateliers, webinaires, blogue, etc.)See attached sheet.
Existe-t-il des sessions spéciales pour les étudiants internationaux?We run specific sessions for international students on awards opportunities and orientation to campus. Other than those, no specific sessions are offered. Our student population is not large enough to facilitate splitting these sessions, nor do we have the resources. Further, we like to encourage our students to build community across disciplines and do this through the combined workshops.
Y a-t-il des possibilités de mentorat ou de stage au sein du programme?We offer a variety of Graduate Assistantships in Teaching, Non-Teaching and Research. We also offer Applied Research courses. Internship programs are in the works, but not up and running yet. We run a co-op program at the MA/MSc level that has had great success in the past two years(2014 start).
Sur quelles habiletés ou compétences les sessions sont-elles axées?We offer workshops in the three transferrable skill domains _ teaching, research, and career/personal professional skills _ and across the five thematic areas _ Communication, Project Management, 21st Century Employability, Professional and Research Ethics, and Information Retrieval and Management.
Énumérez les sessions par sujet et identifiez celles qui sont le plus en demande.Graduate Assistant Teaching Professional Development Writing Support (Thesis writing boot camp, Writing with Integrity) Grant Writing Human Ethics Career workshops EndNote Can?t break down any further than this due to lack of data. Currently collecting this data for 2016/2017.
Qui est admissible aux sessions? (étudiants, postdoctoraux, anciens étudiants, etc.)Current graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible to attend sessions. Recently, alumni have been engaged to provide keynote speeches and facilitate workshops.
Les programmes de perfectionnement professionnels sont-ils obligatoires pour l?obtention du diplôme ou font-il partie de la liste de contrôle du superviseur?Professional development or participation in the THRIVE program at this time is not mandatory for us at this time. Students and supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend as both part of our checklist for both students and supervisors. Professional seminar courses are offered in some disciplines but are outside of the THIRVE program mandate (see more information in the Departments section of this survey).
Le programme offre-t-il des crédits universitaires ou une reconnaissance officielle (insignes, certificats, etc.) pour les participants?Recognition is given for participation in all THRIVE and associated GTA-PD events, 3MT and Images of Research. A certificate of participation is given to all attendees.
Qui développe et dirige les sessions? (études supérieures, autres départements, étudiants, professeurs, anciens étudiants, organisations externes, etc.)Sessions for THRIVE are developed in partnership with a number of stakeholders and partners across campus. The School of Graduate Studies, Career and Counselling Services, Library, Teaching Centre, Student Success, the Writing Centre, Health and Wellness Centre. We have also utilized alumni, as well as Faculty in the facilitator role. We also use Mitacs for both online and in-person workshops. We have also partnered with external facilitators to provide certain workshops when funds allow. We are also working with the Campus Alberta group to cross promote a number of events (usually online offerings).
De quelle manière fait-on la promotion des sessions?Sessions are promoted through multiple channels; for PDF communication we utilize a listserv; for all other student group communications, we utilize the SGS weekly newsletter, Event Calendar our campus notice board; promotion through GSA, and social media. Depending on the nature of the event we also utilize admin support in faculties to disseminate directly to students, as well as for high profile events, our campus communications team, digital signage and the staff/faculty newsletter.
Comment les participants s?inscrivent-ils? (grâce à un système centralisé ou à une entreprise partenaire)We use two primary registration systems; Moodle (LMS) and Eventbrite, depending on the nature of the event. For the Meeting of the Minds conference, the Whova app is used.
Y a-t-il des coûts ou des tarifs supplémentaires pour les personnes inscrites?No cost; only for Mitacs are there cancellation fees.

Renseignements statistiques

Quel est le nombre de sessions par année?Approximately 62 distinct workshops in the three transferrable skill domains _ teaching, research, and career/personal professional skills _ and across the five thematic areas _ Communication, Project Management, 21st Century Employability, Professional and Research Ethics, and Information Retrieval and Management. Often workshops/events were offered more than once at different times to accommodate student schedules. This is an increase of six distinct workshops, each of which offered multiple sessions, from the previous year?s same reporting period of summer 2014-spring 2015, where THRIVE promoted approximately 56 distinct workshops. We had 20 participants take part in the co-op program, a significant increase from its first year of offering which had an uptake of 5.
Combien de membres du personnel participent à l?administration des sessions principales?Usually there are two people involved. The facilitator and the SGS Experiential Learning Coordinator. For major events there such as 3MT and Images of Research or the Meeting of the Minds Conference there are usually 5-7 representatives involved from the SGS, Student Success and the GSA.
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.)Capacity is limited by room size, or by external agency (for example Mitacs is around 25 normally). For our Thesis Writing Boot Camp we cap at 25 in order for the event to be effective. Full results of numbers are just starting to be tracked as our programs are very new. For our teaching program as a whole we had 302 attendees in 2015-2016 and 139 individual attendees. attendance sessions wksp1 Teaching as a Professional Responsibility 85 6 wksp2 Assessment: Marking & Grading #VALUE! 4 wksp3 Dealing Professionally with Students 24 2 wksp4 Classroom Management & Student Engagement 17 2 wksp5 Managing Class Discussions 9 1 wksp6 Preparing a Lesson, Lecture or Presentation 22 3 wksp7 The Multicultural Classroom 6 1 tut1 Marking in Moodle 31 4 tut2 Public Speaking 18 4 total: #VALUE! 27
Comment la participation aux sessions est-elle évaluée? Data is tracked through Moodle, Eventbrite and sign in sheets at individual workshops by all partners. Campus partners report numbers to the SGS following each workshop.
Existe-t-il des informations pour mesurer l?efficacité de la participation aux sessions et la garantie d?un emploi après la diplomation?Not at this time. This is something we are interested in however, and would be delighted to hear what methods other universities are utilizing to accomplish this.

Au niveau départemental

Les départements offrent-ils des programmes de perfectionnement professionnel à l?interne? Si oui, lesquels?Many do not offer individual workshops. However, we do have formalized courses Professional Skills courses within a number of our programs that run bi-weekly and provide details on the professionalism required of academics in their field. Example: CSPT Professional Seminar.
Existe-t-il une collaboration entre les départements et le bureau des programmes de perfectionnement professionnel?Occasionally, but not a set number of events. It is on an ad hoc basis, and usually a partnership to fulfill professional development requirements from granting agencies.

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?NA
Intégrez-vous des stratégies en vue de développer des relations positives avec les employeurs?NA
Souhaitez-vous ajouter d?autres informations?We offer very strong program completion support and teaching development support currently, and are in 2016/2017 working to develop and expand our offerings in the Career/Professional skills development category.