Co-op Programming

The Center has scheduled the following events during the Summer 2017 semester to directly support the revised co-op curriculum. In addition to these offerings, you can always request an individual, confidential consultation to work one-on-one with a learning scientist on your course. For more information, contact Kathy Takayama at (617) 373-3833 or

Summer 2017 Co-Op Programs

Registration for these events is preferred. Click an event date/time to read more and to register for that session. All sessions will take place in 215 Snell Library.

Title Date Time Description
Using Co-op Student and Employer Assessments 3/6/2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This teaching exchange provides Co-op faculty with an opportunity to share their experiences using the student self-assessments and employer assessments that are completed toward the end of Co-op placements.

[Co-op Faculty] Teachable Moments: Leveraging Biases as Learning Opportunities 3/9/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will help Co-op faculty leverage these uncomfortable occasions and transform them into teachable moments for both students and themselves.

Using Students’ Learning Outcomes to Inform Teaching Practices 3/24/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

This exchange will provide Co-op faculty with the opportunity to share their experiences teaching students the importance of learning outcomes and how to write ones that are appropriate.

Surfacing Students’ Learning from Prior Experiences to Maximize Their Co-op Placements 4/4/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

In this teaching exchange, Co-op faculty will explore ways to elicit students’ prior knowledge and channel this information to identify appropriate placements and connect coursework and their Co-ops.

What We Have Learned from Guided Inquiries 4/12/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Co-op faculty will have the opportunity to share what they have learned from reading students’ responses and how they have used this information to improve both their own and academic faculty’s teaching practices.

Implementing the SAIL Framework in Co-op 5/25/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

In this workshop, we will explore how application of the SAIL framework may be manifested in the courses that you teach, across co-op courses, and in individual teaching contexts.

Helping Students Identify and Leverage their Strengths 6/29/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

During this workshop, we will explore the “Values in Action” (VIA) Character Strengths inventory, and its use in the career development and Co-op search process.

Teaching Exchange: “Designing your Life” 7/13/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

In this Teaching Exchange, participants will share their own insights and brainstorm Co-op class applications of the tools provided in the “Designing your Life” book.