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

Concordia University

Renseignements généraux

Bureau responsable des programmes de perfectionnement des étudiants des cycles supérieurs : School of Graduate Studies
Nom du responsable :Frederica Martin, Manager, Academic Programs & Development Kristy Clarke, Coordinator, GradProSkills
Coordonnées du responsable : frederica.martin@concordia.ca kristy.clarke@concordia.ca
Nom du programme : GradProSkills
Site Internet : https://www.facebook.com/GradProSkills/ https://twitter.com/concordiagrad https://www.linkedin.com/company/gradproskills https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYY1QdNQ7-bAa9U2LOHRN5po5ho8jSkN1
Comptes de médias sociaux liés au programme : GradProSkills Coordinator (staff), Administrative Assistants (staff) and Online Communication Assistant (student position)
Qui est responsable de la mise à jour des renseignements pour les sites Internet?

Programmes de perfectionnement professionnel des étudiants des cycles supérieurs

Quelles sessions sont offertes, en personne ou en ligne? (ateliers, webinaires, blogue, etc.)Workshops are offered in person. We don?t hold any webinars. We have an online blog: http://www.concordia.ca/students/gradproskills/blog.html.html
Existe-t-il des sessions spéciales pour les étudiants internationaux?We have workshops that are of greater interest to international students, but they are not specifically targeted at international students.
Y a-t-il des possibilités de mentorat ou de stage au sein du programme?Every year we hire a team of approximately 15 graduate students to help run the program. The roles are: 1. Workshop leaders (developing and delivering workshops) 2. Workshop assistants (onsite set-up, troubleshooting, leader support and gathering feedback) 3. Communications assistants (assisting with our online and in person communications and outreach strategy)
Sur quelles habiletés ou compétences les sessions sont-elles axées?In January 2016, we redefined our skills domains. Our new skill domains are: 1. Career Building: Entrepreurship; Networking; Job search; Career management; Managing your online presence. 2. Communication: Presenting; Writing; Interpersonal communication. 3. Language Training: French competency; English competency 4. Leadership and Management: Business administration; Leadership; Project management 5. Software and Web Tools: Office tools; Research tools; Creative tools; Social media; Programming tools. 6. Success in Graduate School: Conducting research; Funding; Managing relationships; Personal effectiveness; Rights and responsibilities. 7. Teaching: Teaching assistantship; Teaching methods; Teaching technology. 8. Wellness and Life Balance: Health (physical and mental); Spirituality; Personal finances; Sustainability.
Énumérez les sessions par sujet et identifiez celles qui sont le plus en demande.See list above. Those in highest demand are: software and web tools, French competency, leadership and management, communication (presenting and writing), networking and job search.
Qui est admissible aux sessions? (étudiants, postdoctoraux, anciens étudiants, etc.)Current Concordia graduate students (masters, doctoral, graduate certificate/diploma) and postdoctoral fellows. Graduate students who have completed their degree are able to take workshops up to two terms after completing their program.
Les programmes de perfectionnement professionnels sont-ils obligatoires pour l?obtention du diplôme ou font-il partie de la liste de contrôle du superviseur?No workshops are not mandatory (except in some academic misconduct rulings). Increasingly we are getting requests from students to have workshops be recognized for credit, and from professors to have workshops as part of their graduate seminars. Some professors and programs recommend particular workshops to students
Le programme offre-t-il des crédits universitaires ou une reconnaissance officielle (insignes, certificats, etc.) pour les participants?We have an official GradProSkills Record of Participation. Some of our workshops offer a certificate.
Qui développe et dirige les sessions? (études supérieures, autres départements, étudiants, professeurs, anciens étudiants, organisations externes, etc.)We partner with internal and external partners to deliver 2/3 of our workshops. The remaining 1/3 are delivered by graduate students we hire to develop and deliver GradProSkills content. We have a number of professors who give workshops and who mentor our graduate student workshop leaders.
De quelle manière fait-on la promotion des sessions?Mostly internal media: our website, a biweekly enewsletter to all graduate students, social media, outreach tables, department presentation, within the workshops and student ambassadors.
Comment les participants s?inscrivent-ils? (grâce à un système centralisé ou à une entreprise partenaire)Registration is done though our centralized Student Information System (PeopleSoft)
Y a-t-il des coûts ou des tarifs supplémentaires pour les personnes inscrites?Workshop are free but we charge a non-attendance fee ($25-135) for students who do not attend the full workshop and whom hadn?t dropped before the drop deadline (5-21 days in advance). We have considered charging fees for some workshops, but have not had to move in this direction to date. Would like to know if other universities charge fees?

Renseignements statistiques

Quel est le nombre de sessions par année?More than 300 workshops are offered each year.
Combien de membres du personnel participent à l?administration des sessions principales?Manager (50%), coordinator (100%), 2 administrative assistants (100%) plus a team of approximately 15 graduate students who work at average of 10 hours week, 10 months of the year.
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.)From May 2015-April 2016 we offered 275 workshops of which 148 were unique. We had 5 150 participants, of which 1 811 were unique. The breakdown of participants by faculty is: 50% Engineering and Computer Science, 25% Arts and Science, 12% John Molson School of Business, 7% Fine Arts and 6% other. The breakdown of participants by program is 62% Master, 25% PhD and 13% other.
Comment la participation aux sessions est-elle évaluée? We take attendance and grade student attendance for all our workshops. We also do feedback forms at the end of every workshop. We also gather feedback from out student ambassadors though focus groups.
Existe-t-il des informations pour mesurer l?efficacité de la participation aux sessions et la garantie d?un emploi après la diplomation?We are members of the Trace project, and would like to role this research out to other faculties and programs. A pilot evaluation project will be conducted on one of our workshop series.

Au niveau départemental

Les départements offrent-ils des programmes de perfectionnement professionnel à l?interne? Si oui, lesquels?Some PhD programs include mandatory for-credit professional development seminars. These are in engineering, business and social science disciplines.
Existe-t-il une collaboration entre les départements et le bureau des programmes de perfectionnement professionnel?Very limited but this is the direction we would like to move in

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?In Winter 2016 we conducted a needs assessment for the development of a series of leadership workshops. This needs assessment included interviews with more than 20 PhD alumni and employers.
Intégrez-vous des stratégies en vue de développer des relations positives avec les employeurs?We are growing our partnership with alumni relations, to involve alumni in workshops and special events (career panels, networking). Two alumni participate in our new advisory committee to represent the employer perspective.
Souhaitez-vous ajouter d?autres informations?We have also discussed the possibility of offering the following initiatives, and would be curious to know if these are offered in other universities: - a student peer mentoring program - a thesis writing peer review program - training that leads to professional certification (ex. PMP)