Workshops

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. Cigdem Talgar (c.talgar@neu.edu) 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.

Title Date Time Theme Description
Teaching for Critical Thinking 6/23/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Teaching Essentials

In this workshop, we will explore Halpern’s four-part framework of critical thinking skills through structured brainstorming and fertile dialogue.

Providing Feedback on Guided Inquiry Responses 6/24/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Co-op

In this workshop, Co-op faculty will engage with reflective writing from real students in order to discuss strategies for providing meaningful feedback both efficiently and effectively.

Providing Feedback on Co-op Student Learning Outcomes 7/11/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Co-op

This workshop will address the essential elements of learning outcome statements and how Co-op faculty can facilitate students’ drafting and revision processes.

Developing Rubrics for Effective and Efficient Grading 7/13/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Teaching Essentials

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.

Promoting Deep Learning in a Globally Diverse Classroom 7/26/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Teaching Essentials

This workshop will focus on ways to leverage aspects of our increasingly global classrooms—which at times might be perceived as challenges—to create deeper learning environments for all of our students.

Motivating Students (and Yourself) through Student Feedback Teams 7/28/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Teaching Essentials

In this workshop, we will discuss different structures for student feedback teams, their benefits for both students and faculty, and effective communication strategies.

Providing Feedback on Co-op Student Learning Outcomes 8/17/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Co-op

This workshop will address the essential elements of learning outcome statements and how Co-op faculty can facilitate students’ drafting and revision processes.

Facilitating Online Courses 8/25/2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Online

As a follow-up to our Online Course Design Orientation Program, this in-person session is appropriate for faculty who are new to online teaching, as well as experienced online instructors who want to enhance their practice.