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
Improving the Course Syllabus 7/30/2014 All-Campus

The course syllabus is an expected and necessary part of any college course, but rarely do we reflect on it as a document: what it does and does not contain, what it conveys to students, and how it supports learning. This workshop critically examines some of the research on syllabi and then asks participants to… Read more »