ALL deliver/co-develop: we are working from a knowledge sharing model.
Because our graduate programs are relatively new (most of the growth in the last 10 years) proportionately represent 10% of our student population. Student services is geared mostly to UG market. And, we work from a knowledge-sharing model. My role has been to identify key facilitators, seek evidence-based collaborative practice models that include skilled facilitators from the broader graduate community (faculty, staff and students. I seek out innovative peer-based programs _ and then invite or cultivate partnerships.
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.
SGS develops the sessions in partnership with faculty and other units on campus (e.g. Student Academic Success Services, the International Centre, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Career Services, Student Wellness Services). Some sessions are delivered by external partners (e.g. Mitacs, PARTEQ)
The graduate program areas design the internships and ensure that they are aligned with the curriculum. Internship courses are subject to academic approval processes like any other course. Internship preparation workshops, career counselling and similar services are offered through Student Services and our Work Integrated Learning office: http://www.royalroads.ca/current-students/work-integrated-learning
Partnerships between the Graduate Studies office and other student service units, plus soliciting guest speakers.
Career development sessions, including APEX Certificate Core Sessions, are developed and facilitated in partnership with specific career educators from SFU?s Career & Volunteer Services.
APEX/PDA Brown Bag seminar series brings in special guest speakers (some who are SFU faculty members, administrators, or external to SFU).
Workshops focused on Knowledge Translation are facilitated by team in the Student Learning Commons, Research Commons, Teaching & Learning Centre and Graduate Studies office, plus occasional faculty members and student mentors.
Courses are given by expert professors from many faculties (engineering, administration, lettres et sciences humaines, medicine and health sciences, education, science) as well as teaching assistants with expertise in general skill training. Many guest speakers from academia, industry or government are invited. Courses are developed by professors from different faculties, based on student?s needs recognized by CUEFR. For example, EFP973 was developed by two professors from the faculties of engineering and medicine, EFP977 by professors from the Facult_ des lettres et sciences humaines, EFP912 by a professor from the Faculty of administration/management.
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.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies, My GradSkills endorse the following partners:
_ Faculty of Graduate Studies
_ Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
_ Career Services
_ Graduate Students' Association
_ International Student Services
_ Environmental Health & Safety
_ Leadership and Student Engagement
_ Taylor Family Digital Library
_ Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
_ Health Science Library
_ Research Services
_ Student Success Centre
_ Students' Union Wellness
Some Departments also deliver their own department-specific programming, in many cases partnering together with the above groups.
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).
Les ateliers sont conçus et développés au sein de la FESP (par la vice-doyenne et l?analyste de séminaires). Les partenaires enseignants proviennent soit de différentes unités de l?UdeM, soit de l?extérieur. Le choix est fait en fonction de l?expertise recherchée pour enseigner.
Partenaires internes UdeM : Services aux étudiants (SAÉ); Services de soutien à l?enseignement (SSE); Les Bibliothèques; Vice-rectorat à la recherche, création et innovation, professeurs de différentes facultés ou écoles affiliées (HEC).
Partenaires externes : firmes privées; Mitacs; professeurs d?autres universités (UQAM); cabinets-conseils locaux et internationaux en recrutement.
UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
The Office of Graduate Studies works with other university partners or non-university partners to create and facilitate workshops. We are currently exploring how we might integrate our postdoctoral fellows into the development and facilitation of workshops.
Our program partners facilitate the sessions (Centre for Teaching Excellence, Centre for Career Action, Library, Oddice of Research, Writing Centre, etc.) Since launching GRADventure, several new workshops have been developed collaboratively between units (e.g. Centre for Teaching Excellence collaborating with the Writing Centre to develop a new workshop). Additionally GRADventure organizes full- or half-day events that bring together different units under one theme (e.g. A ûresearch mattersË event (with free lunch) that covered topics ranging from copyright to commercialization to intellectual property)
The certificate programs are all delivered by PACE.
The workshops are organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, but delivered by different parties: Graduate Studies Staff, UW faculty members, Mitacs, International Student Services, Research Office etc.
Sessions are developed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies in conjunction with on campus partners such as the Career Centre, Talent Acquisition & Development, the Writing Centre, the Knowledge Mobilisation Unit, the York University Retirees Association and all York Faculties.
Sessions are delivered by YorkU staff and professors and by experts from other universities and from outside academia as appropriate.
The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) was founded in 1962 to promote graduate education and university research through meetings, publications and advocacy. The Association brings together 58 Canadian universities with graduate programs and the three federal research-granting agencies, as well as other institutions and organizations having an interest in graduate studies.