Workshops organized by the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research provide a hands-on opportunity for faculty to delve into a specific topic, issue, or approach in teaching and learning. 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. Cigdem Talgar ( if you are interested in discussing a customized workshop.

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

All workshops are single sessions. Each is offered twice. Registration is preferred but not required. Click an event title to read more and to register for that session.

Title Date Audience Description
Syllabus Design Basics for Co-Op 5/20/2014 Co-Op

Intended for Co-op faculty, this workshop offers an introduction to the fundamentals of course and syllabus design: crafting learning outcomes; aligning those outcomes with assessments and teaching activities; making strategic decisions to focus on understanding instead of ‘coverage’; and crafting a syllabus document that fosters student learning and engagement.

Team-Based Learning for Co-Op 6/12/2014 Co-Op

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a form of collaborative learning that solves many problems that we have come to associate with traditional group-work assignments. In this workshop, intended for co-op faculty, we will use TBL to explore its four component practices, with special attention on how to avoid the structural flaw that causes so many traditional group work assignments to fail.

Discussion-Leading Techniques for Co-Op Faculty 7/15/2014 Co-Op

In this workshop, intended for co-op faculty, participants will learn about effective facilitation strategies; practice crafting effective discussion questions; and generate strategies for responding to common challenges.