The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL) recognizes that undergraduate students learn best when they reflect upon how and not just what they are learning, when they have excellent teachers, and when they view learning as a life-long process. CITL is proud to offer research opportunities to current students, development opportunities for faculty and aspiring teachers, and more.
This CGS program provides a stipend for undergraduate research. Work with the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning to find an opportunity that matches your passions.
Directed studies provide academic credit for undergraduate research. Work with Student Services at the College of General Studies to discuss directed study options.
During the two-year Boston University College of General Studies (CGS) program, CGS students record their learning journey on an e-Portfolio where they publish assignments, interdisciplinary reflections, self-assessments, and their final Capstone project. Below, find more information on how to use e-portfolios and past student e-portfolio award winners.
Faculty Development and Lifelong Learners
BU College of General Studies (CGS) assesses students using e-Portfolios and a rubric designed by the College, and the results show CGS above its peers in helping students to build critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL) offers pedagogy fellow positions that give graduate and post-doctoral students much-needed teaching experience while they prepare or search for full-time jobs. Here’s how you can apply.
Submit to Impact
Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning is a peer-reviewed, bi-annual online journal that publishes scholarly and creative non-fiction essays about the theory, practice and assessment of interdisciplinary education.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning is home to several Institutes, which are led by faculty dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary research in various subjects. Learn more on each:
Each year, the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning invites scholars from around the world to explore a timely topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. Learn more about the themes, schedules, and keynotes for our annual conference.
Poetry Reading Series
Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, College of General Studies, and the BU Center for the Humanities (BUCH), the Poetry Reading Series strives to make poetry a fundamental part of university and community life.