Upcoming Events

Download a calendar with all of our Fall 2014 programming here, or by individual month (September, October, November/December).


Title Date Category Audience Description
[Trigger Warning]: A Discussion of Trigger Statements, Expectations and Boundaries 10/21/2014 Workshops All-Campus

“Trigger warnings” are more frequently appearing on course syllabi and other classroom materials.  These statements have long been used to forecast upcoming material related to rape, violence and other potentially upsetting content, and but some say the use and expectation of trigger warnings has gotten unreasonable to the point of feeling like censorship.  For example,… Read more »

Integrating Reflections and Learning Outcomes in the Classroom in Preparation for Co-op 10/21/2014 Workshops Co-Op

Starting in Spring 2015, all co-op students will be asked to identify learning outcomes for their co-ops. In addition, students on their first co-op will be asked to respond to reflections/guided inquiries. This workshop is designed to provide co-op faculty with some guidelines of how to introduce and discuss these topics in their course.

Online Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group 10/21/2014 Inquiry Groups Online

This Fall, the Center will convene a group of faculty interested in having ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning. The group will establish priorities for topics it would like to investigate and also provide support for participants’ ongoing teaching experiences. Regular attendance is not mandatory, but a commitment to participation over the… Read more »

Honors Education Inquiry Group 10/27/2014 Collaborative Initiatives All-Campus

An Honors Inquiry Group will meet over the semester to “backwards design” the ideal Honors course.  The group will start by discussing what makes Honors courses unique, and how this can be utilized for pedagogical innovation. The aim of the group will be to finish the semester having identified learning outcomes and goals that set… Read more »

Leveraging Service-Learning to Integrate Co-op Experiences into the Classroom 10/28/2014 Workshops All-Campus

Service-learning is a form of experiential education that can be implemented and effective at multiple points during a student’s experience to enhance learning and application of theoretical concepts. In this session, we will examine service-learning as a post-co-op pedagogical tool, which allows students to build off their hands-on learning co-op experience and subsequent skill development… Read more »

Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group 10/28/2014 Inquiry Groups All-Campus

“Flipping the classroom” means moving some portion of the content outside of class so that students can spend valuable in-class time engaged in collaborative, application-oriented activities.  The flipped format is showing impressive results in student motivation and performance across disciplines.  The Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together every other week… Read more »

Co-op Teaching Exchange: Mindset and Mindfulness 10/29/2014 Teaching Exchange Co-Op

Now that the Co-op Curriculum Revision is in full implementation, co-op faculty across the University have explored many ways to integrate the new material into their courses well.  These sessions are an open forum for co-op faculty to share what is working for them and get support from their colleagues as they brainstorm what is still… Read more »

We Use Tests to Assess Learning—But Can They Also Improve It? 10/31/2014 Research Now All-Campus

Join us for our bi-weekly lunchtime reading group discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning.  At this session, we will be reviewing an article that explains how using practice tests during study and/or in the classroom can be a powerful agent for retention and self-regulated learning (Pyc, Agarwal, & Roediger, 2014). The authors discuss… Read more »

Online Course Design Orientation and Consultation Program: November Session 11/3/2014 Online

November 3 to December 5, 2014 The Center’s successful month-long workshop series for faculty preparing to design an online course is now online! Addressing the same content and outcomes as our face-to-face programming, the online version also offers faculty the opportunity of an online learning experience with peers. The program will be offered to a… Read more »

Online Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group 11/3/2014 Inquiry Groups Online

This Fall, the Center will convene a group of faculty interested in having ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning. The group will establish priorities for topics it would like to investigate and also provide support for participants’ ongoing teaching experiences. Regular attendance is not mandatory, but a commitment to participation over the… Read more »

Leading Effective Discussions in Honors Courses 11/4/2014 Collaborative Initiatives All-Campus

In many ways, discussion can be the beating heart of classroom learning, especially in Honors courses.  But that fiery moment in discussion when the room becomes energized and engaged can sometimes prove mysteriously elusive.  In this workshop, for current and prospective Honors faculty, we will explore the purposes of discussion and experience different discussion structures… Read more »

My Online Course Is Live! Now What? 11/6/2014 Workshops All-Campus

Anyone who has prepared an online course knows how labor-intensive course development is, and most of our conversation focuses on how to bring a course online. But what about techniques for teaching online? This workshop will address what happens in the virtual classroom through discussion of online social presence, facilitation, feedback strategies, and ongoing assessment… Read more »

Co-op Teaching Exchange: Motivation and Deliberate Learning 11/6/2014 Teaching Exchange Co-Op

Now that the Co-op Curriculum Revision is in full implementation, co-op faculty across the University have explored many ways to integrate the new material into their courses well.  These sessions are an open forum for co-op faculty to share what is working for them and get support from their colleagues as they brainstorm what is still… Read more »

Honors Education Inquiry Group 11/10/2014 Collaborative Initiatives All-Campus

An Honors Inquiry Group will meet over the semester to “backwards design” the ideal Honors course.  The group will start by discussing what makes Honors courses unique, and how this can be utilized for pedagogical innovation. The aim of the group will be to finish the semester having identified learning outcomes and goals that set… Read more »

Setting the Stage for Learning: The Graphic Syllabus Across Disciplines 11/13/2014 Workshops All-Campus

The graphic syllabus is an excellent way to set the stage for learning in your course by illustrating its knowledge organization and how the course will achieve its outcomes.  Participants in this workshop will discuss the benefits and different approaches to developing graphic syllabi across the disciplines. Attendees will also have the opportunity to develop… Read more »

How Can ePortfolios Inform Curriculum Redesign? 11/14/2014 Research Now All-Campus

Join us for our bi-weekly lunchtime reading group discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning.  At this session, we will be discussing an article by Northeastern faculty member Dr. Gail Matthews-DeNatale (2013), regarding how the implementation and analysis of ePortfolios in Northeastern’s Master of Education program significantly informed the department’s redesign of its mission… Read more »

Students Learning from Students: Facilitating Peer Evaluation 11/18/2014 Workshops All-Campus

Peer evaluation can provide rich opportunities for students to give each other valuable feedback, reflect on their own work, and form an active, collaborative community. It can also help faculty address the challenges of giving feedback on a frequent basis, on group work, and in large classes. In this workshop, we will discuss research-based strategies… Read more »

Online Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group 11/18/2014 Inquiry Groups Online

This Fall, the Center will convene a group of faculty interested in having ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning. The group will establish priorities for topics it would like to investigate and also provide support for participants’ ongoing teaching experiences. Regular attendance is not mandatory, but a commitment to participation over… Read more »

Online Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group 12/1/2014 Inquiry Groups Online

This Fall, the Center will convene a group of faculty interested in having ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning. The group will establish priorities for topics it would like to investigate and also provide support for participants’ ongoing teaching experiences. Regular attendance is not mandatory, but a commitment to participation over… Read more »

Honors Education Inquiry Group 12/1/2014 Collaborative Initiatives All-Campus

An Honors Inquiry Group will meet over the semester to “backwards design” the ideal Honors course.  The group will start by discussing what makes Honors courses unique, and how this can be utilized for pedagogical innovation. The aim of the group will be to finish the semester having identified learning outcomes and goals that set… Read more »

Creating Mindful Students: Simple Practices in Contemplative Pedagogy 12/4/2014 Workshops All-Campus

In the form of the “contemplative pedagogy” movement, new science and old practices are being combined to create more potent and effective learning experiences for both faculty and students.  Contemplative pedagogy practices include brief moments of silent reflection with attention directed in mindful ways.  Research is showing this low-impact practice creates more focus, creative engagement,… Read more »

How Do We Move From the Illusion of Understanding to More Authentic Learning Environments? 12/5/2014 Research Now All-Campus

Join us for our bi-weekly lunchtime reading group discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning.  At this session, we will be discussing an article that analyzes the popular Khan academy learning videos using principles from learning science (Schwartz, 2013).  The author identifies common pitfalls that lead to an “illusion of understanding,” and presents a… Read more »