This is far too much work and energy to collate here.
And if the premise of original question isn?t clear then these numbers won?t represent the whole.
Good size workshop: 25
Avg. workshop: 15
Conferences: 100+ GS for each (SHIFT + MNK)
Orientation Welcome: 180
FGS/VITAE coordinated workshops (excluding VITAE partners unit specific workshops) 2015-2016
Total number of workshops in all FGS/VITAE hosted and coordinated = 51 (*including workshops within SHIFT conference)
Total number participants in all FGS/VITAE = 960
Total number of unique students= 300 unique students
*Faculty representation is proportional (More from larger faculties, Applied Health Sciences greater proportion, Humanities lowest)
* only offering more for Phd and Post Doc in last year. Numbers are low.
From May 2015-April 2016 we offered 275 workshops of which 148 were unique. We had 5 150 participants, of which 1 811 were unique. The breakdown of participants by faculty is: 50% Engineering and Computer Science, 25% Arts and Science, 12% John Molson School of Business, 7% Fine Arts and 6% other. The breakdown of participants by program is 62% Master, 25% PhD and 13% other.
The registration capacity ranges from 20-350
Participation rates vary by session. Flagship events we have 85% show rate/15% no-show.
Attendance is a perennial problem at all levels (Prof, students, staff). We implemented a no-show fee for large events where costs are associated.
Student participation is highest from stem faculties in Flagship events:
25% other (Arts, Education, Management, etc.)
Participation rates vary considerably depending on program/event. Examples:
- Career development workshops generally have 10-20-25 participants per workshop.
- Teaching Assistant Training Program _ 50 participants
- Preparing For Your Thesis: An Academic Writing Workshop _ 40 participants
- Professional Skills Development Program for International Students (PSDP) _ 40 participants per semester over three semesters
- Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) _ 25 participants per year
- Thesis Writing Retreat _ 15 to 20 participants per semester over two semesters
Participation is 95% students (sometimes a few undergrads) and 5% alumni/post docs
Most participants are from Science and Engineering faculties
Capacity varies depending on whether special event, seminar or workshop, depending on room size.
Our special events usually have about 75 people in attendance.
Seminars have 20 to 30 people.
Workshops are always smaller, ranging anywhere from 6 attendees to 25.
There were about 600 students who participated in the May PD week, another 600 who participated in the August PD Week, 371 sessions of MyGradSkills.ca, another 400 through Mitacs workshops and those offered by FGSR, and more than 3000 in the Graduate Teaching Program. Postdocs make up less than 3% of the participation in our programming and alumni/academics make up less than 1%. We can break down by faculty, however this information is not currently available.
Capacity is limited by room size, or by external agency (for example Mitacs is around 25 normally). For our Thesis Writing Boot Camp we cap at 25 in order for the event to be effective.
Full results of numbers are just starting to be tracked as our programs are very new. For our teaching program as a whole we had 302 attendees in 2015-2016 and 139 individual attendees.
wksp1 Teaching as a Professional Responsibility 85 6
wksp2 Assessment: Marking & Grading #VALUE! 4
wksp3 Dealing Professionally with Students 24 2
wksp4 Classroom Management & Student Engagement 17 2
wksp5 Managing Class Discussions 9 1
wksp6 Preparing a Lesson, Lecture or Presentation 22 3
wksp7 The Multicultural Classroom 6 1
tut1 Marking in Moodle 31 4
tut2 Public Speaking 18 4
total: #VALUE! 27
The registration capacities depend on the room being used for the session. Library workshops are held in a lab with 14 computers, so capacity is limited. In our third year of a program we have a better idea as to anticipated attendance so can generally book the correct room size. Our average attendance rate over the past three years is 72%.
La capacité maximale d?inscriptions pour la plupart des ateliers siglés est de 30 étudiants. Quelques ateliers plus populaires permettent un plus grand nombre d?inscriptions, jusqu?à 50 (Gestion de projet; Rédaction scientifique en anglais; Préparation d?une demande de bourse).
La majorité des ateliers siglés affichent complet (quelle que soit la capacité d?inscription).
Nombre d?inscriptions aux activités siglées pour l?année 2015-2016 (A2025; H2016; E2016) : 603 étudiants et 13 postdoctorants.
Journée études supérieures et projet emploi : 51 participants
Club emploi : 30 participants (2 x 15)
The Higher Education Teaching certificate program generally hosts around 5-10 students per year (current students and recent alumni).
The informal workshops vary in size, and some only include current graduate students while others also include alumni participation.
2013/14: 6258 registrants
TSC: 3311 registrants spent an average of 7 hours on professional development
Career Counselling: 2013-14: 730 appointments
GradWrite: 2013-14: 2023 participants
Weight lists exist for career counselling and writing programs
The number of attendees at last year?s events ranged from 4 to 37. In total a few hundred people participated although we do not have a breakdown available to indicate how many were students vs. postdocs, nor do we have the breakdown by faculty.
Varies from 24 to unlimited.
Total # of attendances (not individuals) for 2016-17
Most sessions run at capacity
Total enrolment for 2015-16, as an example, was 2496. This does not represent individuals (some attend multiple sessions).
Breakdown by degree sought:
Masters - 1039
PhD, DMA - 1265
Graduate student (unknown) - 96
Postdocs, Research Assoc. (note, postdocs are served primarily through the Postdoctoral Fellows Office which puts on ~30 workshops a year) - 41
Undergraduate - 7
Faculty, Staff - 9
Unknown - 39
Breakdown by Faculty:
(Other) -Postdocs, staff, students from other insitutions, unknown
Faculty of Applied Science
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Forestry
Faculty of Graduate Studies-Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
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