Countdown to Teaching

Getting started Teaching at McMaster? Here is a collection of useful external links to help you on your path. Don't hesitate to drop by our office or to call ext. 24540 for some pointers.

Quick Info Sheets

Quick Info Sheets are now listed starting on page 27 of the Teaching at McMaster Handbook.

Preparing to Teach Checklist

Questions to Ask Your Department Checklist (PDF File)

Designing a Course

Good overview. From University of California at Berkeley.
Preparing or Revising a Course
From "Tools for Teaching" by Barbara Gross-Davis at UC Berkeley.

Tips on Teaching: Designing a Course
A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning.
This article from the University of Oklahoma lays out the steps for a well thought-out course design (33 pages).

Preparing a Syllabus

First Day of Class Excellent suggestions to prepare for the first day.



  • How to Write Tests
    A clear concise and comprehensive look at developing tests from Robert Runté from the University of Lethbridge.