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WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Course Design (Required) - Remote Session via Zoom

Tuesday, Jun 9, 12 pm
Zoom

***This workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please e-mail centerforteaching@bc.edu and we will notify you if a spot opens up. If there is sufficient demand, we will consider scheduling another offering of this workshop this semester.***

At the heart of every successful classroom is a well-designed course. In this seminar, we will consider the basics of a “backwards design” approach to course development that seeks to align course goals,...

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WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Creating Effective Learning Environments (Required) - Remote Session via Zoom

Wednesday, May 20, 12 pm
Zoom

***This workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please e-mail centerforteaching@bc.edu and we will notify you if a spot opens up. If there is sufficient demand, we will consider scheduling another offering of this workshop this semester.***

This seminar provides a practical discussion of how to foster a positive classroom climate that promotes student learning. ACT participants will discuss strategies for mitigating belonging uncertainty and...

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ACT Orientation - via Zoom

Thursday, Jun 4, 12 pm
Remote

This is an orientation slot reserved for those students who are planning to complete the Apprenticeship in College Teaching program. All students who plan to complete ACT must attend one of the orientations offered.

Registrants will be sent a Zoom link via email before the session starts.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have...

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ACT Orientation - via Zoom

Wednesday, May 27, 3 pm
Remote

This is an orientation slot reserved for those students who are planning to complete the Apprenticeship in College Teaching program. All students who plan to complete ACT must attend one of the orientations offered.

Registrants will be sent a Zoom link via email before the session starts.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have...

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ACT Orientation - via Zoom

Friday, May 15, 11 am
Remote

This is an orientation slot reserved for those students who are planning to complete the Apprenticeship in College Teaching program. All students who plan to complete ACT must attend one of the orientations offered.

Registrants will be sent a Zoom link via email before the session starts.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have...

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ACT Orientation - via Zoom

Tuesday, May 19, 1 pm
Remote

This is an orientation slot reserved for those students who are planning to complete the Apprenticeship in College Teaching program. All students who plan to complete ACT must attend one of the orientations offered.

Registrants will be sent a Zoom link via email before the session starts.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have...

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WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Getting Started in Online Contexts (Elective) - Remote Session via Zoom

Thursday, Jun 18, 12 pm
Zoom

***This workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please e-mail centerforteaching@bc.edu and we will notify you if a spot opens up. If there is sufficient demand, we will consider scheduling another offering of this workshop this semester.***

Many institutions are increasing their numbers of online course and program offerings. As an instructor, the opportunity to teach in a new modality creates the potential to expand traditional ways of teaching...

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WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Grading for Learning (Required) - Remote Session via Zoom

Thursday, May 28, 12 pm
Zoom

***This workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please e-mail centerforteaching@bc.edu and we will notify you if a spot opens up. If there is sufficient demand, we will consider scheduling another offering of this workshop this semester.***

Grades can be a significant source of feedback, both evaluating performance and guiding future learning. They can also be a source of doubt and anxiety -- for both students and instructors. In this session, we...

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WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Active Learning (Required) - Remote Session via Zoom

Monday, Jun 1, 12 pm
Zoom

***This workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please e-mail centerforteaching@bc.edu and we will notify you if a spot opens up. If there is sufficient demand, we will consider scheduling another offering of this workshop this semester.***

Hands-on activities such as problem solving and teamwork hold a lot of promise to transform learning, but they can also seem challenging to develop and evaluate. This session will explore ways to structure...

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ACT: Teaching from the Margins: Strategies for Instructors from Underrepresented Groups (Elective) - Remote Session via Zoom

Tuesday, Jun 30, 12 pm
Zoom

For instructors who identify as belonging to historically underrepresented groups -- who don’t fit their students’ assumptions about who a “typical professor” should be -- the classroom can present unique challenges. In this session we’ll discuss some of the common challenges faced by underrepresented instructors and share strategies for addressing them. Kim Humphrey will facilitate this session. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than June...

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ACT: Assignment Design (Required) - Remote Session via Zoom

Wednesday, Jun 24, 12 pm
Zoom

Working from a very broad definition of “assignment,” this seminar invites participants to think through the qualities of an effective assignment as well as strategies for structuring assignments that are meaningful and motivating to students. We’ll also consider how learning science research can inform our thinking about assignment design. Stacy Grooters will facilitate this session. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than June...

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ETD Reading Group

Thursday, Apr 23, 12 pm
CTE - O'Neill 250 (Innovation Lab)

As we look forward to Professor Rhonda Magee’s Excellence in Teaching Day keynote address, the CTE is offering an opportunity for BC instructors to gather over lunch and discuss selected chapters from her book The Inner Work of Racial Justice.  Space is limited, so please indicate your interest. 

Accommodation Requests

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing...

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Canceled: ETD Reading Group

Wednesday, Apr 8, 12 pm
CTE - O'Neill 250 (Innovation Lab)

As we look forward to Professor Rhonda Magee’s Excellence in Teaching Day keynote address, the CTE is offering an opportunity for BC instructors to gather over lunch and discuss selected chapters from her book The Inner Work of Racial Justice.  Space is limited, so please indicate your interest by March 20.  All those who register will receive a free copy of the book. 

Accommodation Requests

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its...

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ACT: Creating Effective Learning Environments (Required) - Remote Session

Wednesday, Apr 15, 12 pm
CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

This seminar provides a practical discussion of how to foster a positive classroom climate that promotes student learning. ACT participants will discuss strategies for mitigating belonging uncertainty and stereotype threat in your classrooms through reflecting on your own and your students' social locations as well as considering course content. Francesca Minonne and Kim Humphrey will facilitate this session.

Though this workshop starts at 12, please plan to arrive early so that...

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Cancelled: Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching: Teaching in an Era of Gun Violence

Tuesday, Apr 14, 12 pm
CTE - O'Neill 246

In our current national climate of frequent school shootings, our teaching and learning contexts are increasingly shaped by the threat of gun violence. For instructors, this reality also raises pedagogical questions: How, if at all, do faculty talk with students about safety preparedness? What does it look like to facilitate a fruitful classroom climate given this broader context? How do faculty understand “classroom safety” when their personal schooling histories may also have been shaped...

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WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Facilitating Difficult Dialogues (Elective) - Remote Session

Thursday, Apr 2, 12 pm
CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

***This workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please e-mail centerforteaching@bc.edu and we will notify you if a spot opens up. If there is sufficient demand, we will consider scheduling another offering of this workshop this semester.***

The term “difficult dialogues” has come to be used to describe a range of charged interactions in the classroom, often focused on questions of diversity and social justice. Whether resulting from students’...

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CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19: : ACT: Grading for Learning (Required)

Monday, Mar 23, 12 pm
CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

***This workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please e-mail centerforteaching@bc.edu and we will notify you if a spot opens up. If there is sufficient demand, we will consider scheduling another offering of this workshop this semester.***

Grades can be a significant source of feedback, both evaluating performance and guiding future learning. They can also be a source of doubt and anxiety -- for both students and instructors. In this session, we...

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CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19: ACT: Active Learning (Required)

Wednesday, Mar 18, 12 pm
CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

***This workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please e-mail centerforteaching@bc.edu and we will notify you if a spot opens up. If there is sufficient demand, we will consider scheduling another offering of this workshop this semester.***

Hands-on activities such as problem solving and teamwork hold a lot of promise to transform learning, but they can also seem challenging to develop and evaluate. This session will explore ways to structure...

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Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching: Teaching Intentionally with Technology

Monday, Mar 23, 12 pm
Remotely via Zoom

In light of the fact that BC will be completing spring 2020 classes remotely due to COVID-19, this conversation will be held via Zoom and redirected toward a discussion about teaching remotely.  Please see the below letter from Stacy Grooters, Interim Director of the CTE:

Dear colleagues,   I’m writing because you had registered for our next Junior Faculty Conversation on Teaching, originally scheduled for this Monday at noon. Although the topic of this month's JFCT (Teaching...
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ACT Orientation - via Zoom

Thursday, Apr 30, 11:30 am
Remote

This is an orientation slot reserved for those students who are planning to complete the Apprenticeship in College Teaching program. All students who plan to complete ACT must attend one of the orientations offered.

Registrants will be sent a Zoom link via email before the session starts.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have...

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Limited spaces available

ACT Orientation - via Zoom

Tuesday, Apr 21, 1 pm
Remote

This is an orientation slot reserved for those students who are planning to complete the Apprenticeship in College Teaching program. All students who plan to complete ACT must attend one of the orientations offered.

Registrants will be sent a Zoom link via email before the session starts.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have...

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Limited spaces available

ACT Orientation - via Zoom

Thursday, Apr 16, 1:30 pm
Remote

This is an orientation slot reserved for those students who are planning to complete the Apprenticeship in College Teaching program. All students who plan to complete ACT must attend one of the orientations offered.

Registrants will be sent a Zoom link via email before the session starts.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have...

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ACT Orientation

Tuesday, Mar 17, 12 pm
O'Neill Library 250

This is an orientation slot reserved for those students who are planning to complete the Apprenticeship in College Teaching program. All students who plan to complete ACT must attend one of the orientations offered.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact centerforteaching@bc.edu.

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Affordable Course Materials

Tuesday, Mar 24, 10 am
O'Neill 413 (or via Zoom)

The University Libraries and the Center for Teaching Excellence are offering a small grant program, funded by the Provost, for faculty who revise their curriculum to include high-quality affordable materials to support student learning. The course materials may be newly-created teaching materials, publicly accessible materials, or subscribed resources (from the Libraries) - or any combination of the three.

In this workshop, Librarians and CTE consultants will discuss with...

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Affordable Course Materials

Wednesday, Mar 18, 3 pm
O'Neill 413 (or via Zoom)

The University Libraries and the Center for Teaching Excellence are offering a small grant program, funded by the Provost, for faculty who revise their curriculum to include high-quality affordable materials to support student learning. The course materials may be newly-created teaching materials, publicly accessible materials, or subscribed resources (from the Libraries) - or any combination of the three.

In this workshop, Librarians and CTE consultants will discuss with...

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