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About the Strategy

McMaster launched its first Teaching and Learning Strategy: Partnered in Teaching and Learning in May 2021. As part of the University’s Institutional Priorities and Strategic Framework, our goal for teaching and learning is to  further advance and support innovation in teaching and learning, within and beyond the classroom, and across disciplines and Faculties, to elevate teaching as a professional discipline and equip our students with the knowledge and skills needed to make a transformative impact on our world. 

Key Implementation Projects

Digital Learning Strategic Framework Learn More

McMaster’s Digital Learning Strategic Framework was launched in May 2023. This Framework provides a coordinated approach for online tools and technologies for the next 3-years and connects to the Teaching and Learning Strategy’s goal of developing active and flexible learning spaces. 

Accessibility in Teaching & Learning Roadmap Learn More

Over 2023-2025, this project will develop a 5-year plan to better facilitate accessible learning experiences through the development of organizational systems, structures, and processes which mobilize and sustain an institutional commitment to accessibility through leadership, proper resourcing, and accountability. 

Experiential Learning Framework Learn More

McMaster’s Experiential Learning Strategic Framework outlines strategies and activities to support and scale experiential learning at McMaster between 2024 and 2029 in alignment with other institutional priorities, including McMaster’s Strategic Mandate Agreement 3 (SMA3) and Partnered in Teaching & Learning Strategy. Resources for students, staff and instructors who are interested in Experiential Learning can also be accessed here.

Our Four Impact Areas

We’ve identified four areas of impact that will become the focus of teaching and learning objectives at McMaster. Click on any of the impact areas below to explore the themes that help categorize our ongoing initiatives and key objectives.

Partnered and Interdisciplinary Learning Learn More

Students should be partners and active participants in the learning process, eliciting their deep curiosity to explore beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Inclusive and Scholarly Teaching Learn more

Let’s foster a community that is motivated by the passion, meaning and deep joy found in teaching a diverse and inclusive community.

Active and Flexible Learning Spaces Learn More

Whether in an online, face-to-face or blended format, we must use learning spaces with deep intention and purpose.

Holistic and Personalized Student Experience Learn More

Students are a central part of the McMaster community and it is critical that we consider how they engage with their individual learning experiences.