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
Implementing the SAIL Framework in Co-op (REGISTRATION CLOSED) 6/8/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Co-op Faculty

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.

Fostering Intellectual Agility through Mindfulness in the Classroom 6/20/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM All Faculty/Post-Docs, Graduate Students

Participants in this workshop will consider the rapidly-expanding body of research into mindfulness practices relevant to the learning sciences and discuss ways to adapt these practices to fit with our course content and disciplinary ways of thinking and learning.

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

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.

Team-Based Learning: Group Work That Works 7/7/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM All Faculty/Post-Docs

In this workshop, we will learn about Team-Based Learning (TBL) by experiencing it, exploring the structural flaw in most traditional forms of group work and the four practical elements that make TBL so powerfully-effective.

Motivating Your Students (and Yourself) through Student Feedback Teams 7/12/2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs

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