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 ( 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 Audience Description
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 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 the NUpath goals and design activities that effectively collect assessments that meet their needs, as well as NUpath’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.