Workshops organized by the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) provide a hands-on opportunity for faculty to delve into a specific topic, issue, or approach in teaching and learning. We offer distinct workshop series for faculty and graduate students. Led by one of your colleagues at CATLR, the events offer the opportunity to try out or work on an aspect of your course along with your colleagues both within and outside of your field. This interdisciplinary environment provides the opportunity to look at a variety of approaches to what is being discussed.
Workshops are interactive sessions, typically 90-minutes in length, facilitated by CATLR colleagues for Northeastern University instructors. In addition to our open workshop schedule, CATLR designs and facilitates workshops for departmental groups.
Contact Dr. Kathy Takayama (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in discussing a customized workshop.
Upcoming Workshop Schedule
All workshops are single sessions. Registration is preferred. Click an event title to read more and to register for that session.
|Fostering Intellectual Agility through Mindfulness in the Classroom||1/24/2017||10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||All Faculty/Post-Docs, Graduate Students||
Participants in this workshop will consider the rapidly expanding research on mindfulness practices relevant to learning and discuss ways to adapt these practices to course content and disciplinary ways of thinking and learning.
|Taking the Pulse of Your Class: Midterm Student Feedback||2/1/2017||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Graduate Students/Post-Docs||
In this workshop, we will explore a variety of methods for collecting, analyzing, and responding to feedback.
|Re-envisioning Lectures for Deeper Learning||2/9/2017||11:45 AM - 1:15 PM||All Faculty/Post-Docs||
In this session, participants will learn strategies for prioritizing and organizing content for clarity and deeper learning.
|Developing Rubrics for Effective and Efficient Grading||2/16/2017||11:45 AM - 1:15 PM||All Faculty/Post-Docs, Graduate Students||
Designed for those who have no to little experience with developing a rubric, this workshop will walk participants through the steps of creating and using a rubric so that the grading process will be more learning-centered and efficient.
|[Co-op Faculty] Teachable Moments: Leveraging Biases as Learning Opportunities||3/9/2017||12:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Co-op Faculty||
This workshop will help Co-op faculty leverage these uncomfortable occasions and transform them into teachable moments for both students and themselves.
|[Graduate Students] Teachable Moments: Leveraging Biases as Learning Opportunities||3/16/2017||1:30 PM - 4:30 PM||Graduate Students/Post-Docs||
This workshop will help graduate students and post-docs leverage these uncomfortable occasions and transform them into teachable moments for both students and themselves.
|[Academic Faculty] Teachable Moments: Leveraging Biases as Learning Opportunities||3/17/2017||11:00 AM - 2:00 PM||All Faculty/Post-Docs||
This workshop will help faculty members leverage these uncomfortable occasions and transform them into teachable moments for both students and themselves.
|Teaching with Artifacts: Integrating Student Voice to Promote Deep Learning||3/23/2017||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM||All Faculty/Post-Docs||
In this session, we will explore how the rich resources in NU Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections can serve as a springboard for a pedagogical framework that invokes student voice, prior knowledge, and diverse perspectives through inquiry.
|Students as Makers: Learning that Lasts||3/30/2017||11:45 AM - 1:15 PM||All Faculty/Post-Docs||
This workshop includes access to a virtual space that includes exemplars of student “maker” assignments and links to online tools that your students can use when they create original work.
|Aligning Your Course to NUpath Goals and Assessments||4/7/2017||11:45 AM - 1:15 PM||All Faculty/Post-Docs||
This workshop is designed to help participants align their course learning outcomes with those from NUpath and effectively collect assessments that meet their needs, as well as the institution’s requirements.
|Facilitating Online Courses||4/24/2017||1:00 PM - 4:00 PM||All Faculty/Post-Docs||
Using a model that focuses on presence and interaction in online courses, we will explore a range of topics, such as faculty social presence, facilitating discussions and student interaction, setting communication expectations, and managing workflow in an online class.
|Integrating Course Content and Real-World Skills through Authentic Projects||4/27/2017||11:45 AM - 1:15 PM||All Faculty/Post-Docs||
In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for analyzing course content in order to identify relevant projects that achieve course learning outcomes and create impactful learning experiences.