Educational Innovation Conference

Presented by the Center for Teaching & Learning at Boston University

Boston University’s Ninth Annual Educational Innovation Conference brings together faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-docs from across BU and beyond to showcase excellence in teaching and learning and to explore collaborative visions of our future.


Note: Schedule subject to change

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: Metcalf Trustee Center Ballroom &  Lounge – One Silber Way, 9th Floor
Kenmore Room – One Silber Way, Room 916

Schedule At-A-Glance:


CONFERENCE DETAILS:

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS (9:45 – 11:00am, Metcalf Ballroom)

Panelists will share personal examples of innovative teaching from across the disciplines, including assignments, educational strategies, and new and emerging technology.

  • Chris WalshDirector, CAS Writing Program: “Hearts and Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Can Improve Student Learning and Make You Love Teaching Again”
  • Jeannette GuilleminDirector, Arts Leadership and Innovation (CFA) and Wendy Swart GrossmanAdjunct Faculty, MET/Graduate Arts Administration Program, (CFA/Arts Leadership and Innovation): “In Real Life: Creativity Meets Action”
  • Benjamin WolozinM.D., PhD, Professor, Pharmacology and Neurology (MED)“Using WikiEdu in a Graduate Pharmacology Course”
  • Luluah MustafaSenior Arabic Lecturer/Head of the Arabic Program, World Languages and Literatures (CAS)“Turning Students’ Work into Teaching Materials”

CONCURRENT FACULTY PANELS (11:15am – 12:15pm, Metcalf Ballroom and Kenmore Room)

Teaching Inclusively (Metcalf Ballroom): Panelists will discuss the importance of teaching inclusively and fostering diversity in the classroom, hear from interdisciplinary faculty colleagues as they share personal examples of designing and teaching inclusive assignments and revising curricula, and learn about additional resources available for further guidance. This is an opportunity for faculty to share with one another inclusive practices and pedagogy that may be old or new.

  • Laura M. Jiménez, PhDLecturer, Department of Language and Literacy (Wheelock), Chair: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Rady Roldán-FigueroaAssociate Professor of the History of Christianity and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (School of Theology)
  • Swati Kshama Rani, PhDLecturer, Department of Teaching & Learning (Wheelock)
  • Debra BorkovitzClinical Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (CAS)

Collaborative Learning (Kenmore Room): Panelists will discuss the importance of cultivating collaborative learning in the classroom, hear from interdisciplinary colleagues as they share personal examples of designing and teaching collaborative projects, and learn about additional resources available for further guidance. This is an opportunity for faculty to share with one another practices and pedagogy that may be old or new.

  • Viktoria HackbarthLecturer in Spanish, Department of Romance Studies (CAS)
  • Jennifer MandoleseLecturer, Department of Organizational Behavior (Questrom)
  • Sandra Deacon CarrPhD, Master Lecturer, Department of Organizational Behavior (Questrom), Faculty Director, Questrom Team Learning Services
  • Kitt ShafferVice Chair for Education in Radiology at Boston Medical Center, Professor of Radiology at BUMC (MED)

NETWORKING LUNCH (12:15 – 1:15pm, Metcalf Ballroom)

Over lunch, participants will have the opportunity to discuss specific teaching and learning strategies, opportunities, and challenges with faculty and staff from across the University. Topics include:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Teaching with Technology and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
  • Teaching in the STEM Fields and Medical Education
  • Digital Learning
  • Teaching in the BU Hub

CLOSING REMARKS & RAFFLE DRAWING (1:15 – 1:30pm, Metcalf Ballroom)

Prizes include an iPad, books, a CTL swag bag, a Bose bluetooth speaker!