• Teach.Learn.Share Podcast on Well-being and Assessment
    Oct 17, 2023 | McGill University

    Created by Teaching and Learning Services at McGill University, the Teach.Learn.Share miniseries podcast focuses on student well-being and provides tangible assessment strategies.

    Episode 1 – Promoting Student Mental Health Through Assessment Practices
    October 17, 2023

    In the first episode, Kira Smith, a Student Engagement Officer at McGill’s Office of Science Education, discusses the concept of well-being, sharing results from her graduate research. The discussion outlines strategies faculty can adopt to promote the mental health of their students, including establishing clear expectations, promoting well-being in the classroom, and engaging in frequent feedback.

    Episode 2 – Inclusive assessment practices for healthier learning environments
    October 30, 2023

    Assessment is often viewed as something that requires fixing or improving. Char Lewis-Sutherland, a Senior Advisor in McGill’s Equity Team, shares creative ways to re-think assessment practices. This episode discusses inclusive and anti-racist practices, with an emphasis on supportive learning.

    Episode 3 – Assessment, learning, and student well-being, with undergraduates
    November 13, 2023

    Jordan Leeson and Hyeonwoo Park, undergraduates from McGill University, share their points of view on assessment and how it can influence the learning experience. They will discuss obstacles they have encountered and how assessment challenged them academically and impacted their long-term learning.

    Episode 4 – Striking the right balance on assessment and well-being
    November 27, 2023

    Sakina Rizvi and Connor Sin-Chan, graduate students from McGill University, share their experiences with assessment and well-being and discuss equitable grading, conversations regarding assessment, and how gradual adjustments in assessment can improve students’ well-being.

    Episode 5 – Integrating principles of well-being and assessment
    December 11, 2023

    Professor Andrea Creech from McGill University joins the final episode of the assessment miniseries podcast. Andrea discusses the important role assessment plays within her own teaching practices, and how these practices are influenced by well-being.