Research Now

These meetings bring together faculty members interested in discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning in higher education. Each meeting will feature a new research article that addresses a current topic or issue in this area. All faculty are welcome to attend and propose articles for discussion. Discussions can be led by faculty or your colleagues at CATLR. Should you have a specific article that you would like to discuss, please email Director Dr. Cigdem Talgar at

Upcoming Research Now Schedule

Registration is preferred. Click an event title to read more and to register for that session.

Title Date Audience Description
What Comprises Authentic Learning and How Can We Foster It? 10/9/2015 Faculty/Post-Docs

At this session, we’ll discuss a book chapter on authentic learning environments.

How Can Using Visualizations Increase the Chances for Creative Thinking? 11/6/2015 Faculty/Post-Docs

At this session, we’ll discuss an article analyzing the cognitive underpinnings of creativity that could be supported by using and creating visualizations.

How Can Contemplative Practice Increase Students’ Compassion for Others? – Meet the Author! 12/4/2015 Faculty/Post-Docs

At this session, we’ll discuss a study conducted at Northeastern on mindfulness meditation training, via a mobile app-based, and its impact on students’ compassionate responses and empathic accuracy.