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Faculty Resources

Resources and information for Social Sciences Faculty members.

Academic Integrity

Information and ideas for instructors wanting to design assignments and tests that make cheating difficult.

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Classroom Audio Visual Services (CAVS)

Classroom Audio Visual Services has a mandate of providing the teaching tools for classroom learning experiences across the McMaster community as well as monitoring the equipment permanently installed in major classrooms, the service reserves, delivers and maintains portable A/V equipment for use across campus and throughout the Health Sciences Centre.

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Email Policy

The policy of the Faculty of Social Sciences that all e-mail communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from the student’s own McMaster University e-mail account.

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Ethics

McMaster Research Ethics Board (MREB)

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Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO)

The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) (formerly HRES). We work with campus and community partners to ensure that McMaster University is a place where all students, staff and faculty are treated equitably and respectfully in all areas of campus life.

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Frequently Used Forms

Frequently Used Forms in Faculty and Academic Department Offices

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Health Research Services (HRS)

HRS provides advice and administrative support to process operating and personnel grants, manages research resources and administers the ethics review process for medical research involving human and animal subjects.

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Information Technology (UTS)

University Technology Services (UTS) provides central support for University information systems, core services like, MacID, classroom audio visual services, email, spam filtering and telecommunications.

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MacPherson Institute

Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching provides help with any teaching issue, course feedback, course refinement or construction, workshops, seminars, and symposia, peer consulting, learning technology, and resources for teaching.

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MUFA

McMaster University Faculty Association represents and protects the interests of all faculty members and professional librarians of McMaster University.

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MSU Teaching Awards

The McMaster Student’s Union (MSU) recognizes faculty members with the following awards: Faculty Awards, Merit Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Teaching Assistant Awards; Pedagogical Innovation Award, Community Engagement Teaching Award.

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Policies, Procedures & Guidelines

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for faculty appointments, tenure and promotion.

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Provost & Vice-President

The Provost and Vice-President (Academic) provides vision and leadership for all of McMaster’s academic activities including faculty recruitment, retention and promotion; attracting and retaining excellent students; enrolment management; graduate and undergraduate program development and assessment; student life; academic budget and space allocation; and strategic planning.

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Sessional Postings

Sessional Faculty job postings for the Faculty of Social Sciences will be posted on the Human Resources website.

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Sexual Violence Response Protocol Guide

McMaster University’s Sexual Violence Response Protocol Guide for Instructors and Staff

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Teaching Awards

Various opportunities are available to help recognize and celebrate the excellent and innovative teachers on our campus. A list of available awards and other teaching development resources is available on MacPherson Institute's website.

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Meetings and Reports

Schedules, agendas, minutes and supporting documentation for Faculty Council Meetings and Faculty of Social Sciences Meetings.

Current Meeting Schedule

Schedule for both Faculty Council and Faculty of Social Sciences meetings. Please note all meetings are scheduled for two (2) hours.

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Faculty of Social Sciences Undergraduate Curriculum Report to Undergraduate Council

The 2017 – 18 Approved Undergraduate Curriculum Report to Undergraduate Council

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PASF Report

As a follow up to the Warner Report from the spring of 2016, which considered options for enhancing the student experience across the three Arts and Sciences Faculties (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science), the Joint Arts and Sciences Committee established the “Programming in the Arts and Sciences” (PASF) Committee to make specific recommendations that build on the findings of the Warner Report. The PASF Committee has just submitted its final report, which can be found here. In the coming months within the Faculty of Social Science we will be discussing how best to act on these recommendations.

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Research Support

ROADS

The Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS) helps researchers access funding from external granting agencies. Formerly known as the Office of Research Services, ROADS supports McMaster's research community through the funding application process and helps bring awarded projects into operation.

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Funding Insights - Pivot McMaster

From Cloud Computing to Urban Farming: Pivot Adds Keywords This site allows you to search funding opportunities by keyword and to find collaborators at and beyond McMaster. Save your search to receive weekly summaries of funding opportunities tailored to you

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Soc Sci Faculty Research Guides

The following resources are posted on MacDrive for Faculty of Social Sciences researchers only: ROADS Guidance Documents and Quick Guides to steer you through various SSHRC grants including Connection, Insight Development (IDG), Insight (IG), Partnership Development (PDG) and Partnership Grants (PG); GAAP Form as well as samples of successful applications. ***** To receive a password to access these resources, please email socscigranttools@mcmaster.ca *****

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Research Support Team

The research support team in the Faculty of Social Sciences is working to Foster a research culture of collaboration and community engagement, Increase awareness, co-creation, and use of Social Sciences research both within and beyond McMaster, Increase faculty success at securing funding for research—from Tri-Council and other funding bodies.

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Communications

Accessibility Guidelines

Guidelines for creating web accessible Word documents.

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Communications Services

A list of central services offered to departments.

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Event Promotion Guide

Tips, tricks and ideas for promoting events on campus including screen advertising, social media, news calendars and more!

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Faculty Photo Bank - SmugMug

A delightful repository of Faculty photographs for Departmental use.

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How to Edit Your Profile

Reference or ‘How to Guide’ to help you edit your profile page on the website.

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Logo Library

Download a set of department logos.

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MacDrive Documentation

Step by step instructions on how to sync and share files MacDrive, a secure file storage and sharing environment.

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News Style Guide

Social Sciences style and formatting reference guide for online news items.

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Plone Content Editor Documentation

The basics of accessibility and editing website editing in an easy to use, step-by-step guide.

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Video Camera Rentals

The faculty has a still camera you can borrow. Contact Stacey Gabitous to make arrangements. However, if you are looking for video equipment Lyons New Media Center allows you to borrow video cameras and oither equipment for 24hrs at a time. Cost = free.

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Updating Undergrad Areas on Website

These instructions have been created to help guide you through updating the programs sections on department websites to reflect the 2017/2018 Undergraduate Calendar changes.

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Writing for the Web - Video

Video seminar outlining some best practices for writing for the web. To gain access to this video please email Stacey Gabitous at gabitos@mcmaster.ca

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Course Evaluations

Instructor Resources for Online Course Evaluations