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ACT Orientation

Thursday, Apr 30, 11:30 am
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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Limited spaces available

WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Facilitating Difficult Dialogues (Elective)

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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WAITLIST OPEN: 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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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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2019 Graduate Student Teaching Conference

Friday, Aug 23, 8:30 am
Higgins Hall

The Graduate Student Teaching Conference, formerly known as the TA/TF Workshop, provides new and continuing Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Boston College the opportunity to reflect on their teaching in preparation for the new year.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than August 16th.  

8:30 a.m.       Light Breakfast

9:00 a.m.       Plenary: Engaging BC Students

10:30...

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Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching: Tapping into Student Motivation

Thursday, Feb 13, 12 pm
CTE - O'Neill 246

Motivation for learning can be a complex mixture of forces, from pursuing extrinsic rewards (like grades) to exploring an interest for its own sake.  How can we maximize intrinsic forms of motivation, while being realistic in meeting students where they are? In this session we'll consider factors, some visible and some more hidden, that influence our students' attitudes to their work.  We'll share ideas for fostering student ownership of learning, across class levels and course...

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WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Course Design (Required)

Thursday, Feb 13, 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.***

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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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 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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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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Limited spaces available

WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Responding to Student Writing (Elective)

Tuesday, Feb 25, 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.***

When responding to student writing, it can be difficult to provide comprehensive feedback on an essay without overwhelming or discouraging your students. In this session, we will ask you to identify some...

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WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Planning for Better Discussions (Elective)

Monday, Feb 3, 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.***

Whether you’re faced with a sea of silent students or trying to get a runaway conversation back on topic, leading class discussion can be one of the most challenging – and enjoyable – parts of your work as an...

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Canvas Gradebook Drop-In Session: Feb 11, 2020

Tuesday, Feb 11, 10 am
Simboli Hall 243

With this new year comes an update to the gradebook in Canvas course sites! CTE staff and CDIL Canvas administrators will be offering drop-in opportunities around campus for faculty to review the new features and bring their individual questions. Please feel free to register, or just stop by. The complete schedule of drop-in sessions is below:

Tuesday, 1/28, 10:00 - 12:00: Fulton 513 Wednesday, 1/29, 2:00 - 4:00: Maloney 214 Tuesday, 2/4, 2:00 - 4:00: Campion 224 Wednesday, 2/5,...
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Canvas Gradebook Drop-In Session: Feb 5, 2020

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2 pm
McGuinn 130

With this new year comes an update to the gradebook in Canvas course sites! CTE staff and CDIL Canvas administrators will be offering drop-in opportunities around campus for faculty to review the new features and bring their individual questions. Please feel free to register, or just stop by. The complete schedule of drop-in sessions is below:

Tuesday, 1/28, 10:00 - 12:00: Fulton 513 Wednesday, 1/29, 2:00 - 4:00: Maloney 214 Tuesday, 2/4, 2:00 - 4:00: Campion 224 Wednesday, 2/5,...
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Canvas Gradebook Drop-In Session: Feb 4, 2020

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2 pm
Campion 224

With this new year comes an update to the gradebook in Canvas course sites! CTE staff and CDIL Canvas administrators will be offering drop-in opportunities around campus for faculty to review the new features and bring their individual questions. Please feel free to register, or just stop by. The complete schedule of drop-in sessions is below:

Tuesday, 1/28, 10:00 - 12:00: Fulton 513 Wednesday, 1/29, 2:00 - 4:00: Maloney 214 Tuesday, 2/4, 2:00 - 4:00: Campion 224 Wednesday, 2/5,...
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Canvas Gradebook Drop-In Session: Jan 29, 2020

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2 pm
Maloney 214

With this new year comes an update to the gradebook in Canvas course sites! CTE staff and CDIL Canvas administrators will be offering drop-in opportunities around campus for faculty to review the new features and bring their individual questions. Please feel free to register, or just stop by. The complete schedule of drop-in sessions is below:

Tuesday, 1/28, 10:00 - 12:00: Fulton 513 Wednesday, 1/29, 2:00 - 4:00: Maloney 214 Tuesday, 2/4, 2:00 - 4:00: Campion 224 Wednesday, 2/5,...
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Canvas Gradebook Drop-In Session: Jan 28, 2020

Tuesday, Jan 28, 10 am
Fulton 513

With this new year comes an update to the gradebook in Canvas course sites! CTE staff and CDIL Canvas administrators will be offering drop-in opportunities around campus for faculty to review the new features and bring their individual questions. Please feel free to register, or just stop by. The complete schedule of drop-in sessions is below:

Tuesday, 1/28, 10:00 - 12:00: Fulton 513 Wednesday, 1/29, 2:00 - 4:00: Maloney 214 Tuesday, 2/4, 2:00 - 4:00: Campion 224 Wednesday, 2/5,...
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WAITLIST OPEN: 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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Teaching Portfolio Drop-In Working Session

Monday, Feb 10, 1 pm
O'Neill 250, CTE Seminar Room

For anyone putting together teaching portfolio materials for our Apprenticeship in College Teaching Program, we’re offering a number of drop-in working sessions. Enjoy some coffee and light snacks and work on your teaching portfolio. CTE Staff will be there to answer any questions and provide feedback on drafts. Participants can choose to sign up for one or more sessions and are welcome to stay for a few minutes or the entire time.

 

 

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Teaching Portfolio Drop-In Working Session

Wednesday, Feb 5, 1 pm
O'Neill 250, CTE Seminar Room

For anyone putting together teaching portfolio materials for our Apprenticeship in College Teaching Program, we’re offering a number of drop-in working sessions. Enjoy some coffee and light snacks and work on your teaching portfolio. CTE Staff will be there to answer any questions and provide feedback on drafts. Participants can choose to sign up for one or more sessions and are welcome to stay for a few minutes or the entire time.

 

 

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Teaching Portfolio Drop-In Working Session

Friday, Jan 31, 9 am
O'Neill 250, CTE Seminar Room

For anyone putting together teaching portfolio materials for our Apprenticeship in College Teaching Program, we’re offering a number of drop-in working sessions. Enjoy some coffee and light snacks and work on your teaching portfolio. CTE Staff will be there to answer any questions and provide feedback on drafts. Participants can choose to sign up for one or more sessions and are welcome to stay for a few minutes or the entire time.

 

 

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Limited spaces available

WAITLIST OPEN: ACT: Assignment Design (Required)

Tuesday, Jan 28, 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.***

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...

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ACT Orientation

Tuesday, Jan 28, 5:30 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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Limited spaces available

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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Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching: Teaching Intentionally with Technology

Monday, Mar 23, 12 pm
CTE - O'Neill 246

Beyond its potential for convenience and engagement as well as distraction, technology can have unexpected consequences for teaching and learning.  It can change our sense of ourselves, our communities, and what constitutes meaningful knowledge. We'll talk in this session about how instructional technology has changed both our practices in teaching, and the way we think about it.  We'll discuss how we make decisions around the use of technology in the classroom, and the values, costs and...

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