Events

Fall 2017 Events

Blended Learning Workshops – (Wednesday 11/8 or Thursday 11/16)

Time and location: Wed 11/8 @ 3:30-5PM, TBD location OR Thu 11/16 @ 9-10:30AM, TBD location

Two workshops are available to help instructors investigate blended learning course (re)design. The workshops are open to all instructors with no prior blended learning experience required.  Participants will have an opportunity to broadly engage with the basic principles and practices of the blended modality while collaborating with faculty from multiple disciplines. Click here for registration information.

Faculty Forum: Critical Thinking in the BU Hub, Friday, 9/22

Time and location: 10:00am – 1:00pm, Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, Room 922

On Friday, September 22, join us for a half-day, faculty-facilitated forum on teaching Critical Thinking in the BU Hub. A faculty panel will share examples and resources from their teaching of Critical Thinking and discuss their research in this Hub area. Participants will experience how critical thinking is taught across the disciplines and discuss how they might use these strategies in their own courses. A light breakfast is available from 9:30 – 10:00am and lunch will be provided from 12:15-1:00pm. Click here for details, times, and registration information.

Hub Day: A Series of Faculty Forums, Thursday, 9/28

Time and location: 9:30am – 4:45pm, 4th floor of Hillel House, 213 Bay State Rd

Don’t miss out on your chance to win an iPad for attending Hub Day! Participants will be eligible to enter a free draw to receive one iPad.

This day-long event (Thursday, September 28) features faculty-led forums on the BU Hub areas of Creativity/Innovation, Critical Thinking, Teamwork/Collaboration, and Writing-Intensive courses. We invite you to drop in as your schedule allows to learn from other BU faculty members with expertise teaching in these areas. In various sessions throughout the day, participants will discover, engage with, and apply effective teaching and assessment strategies best suited to their own Hub courses.

In addition to faculty forums, Hub Day will co-feature Center for Teaching & Learning course-revision workshops, as well as “walk-in consultations” with the CTL staff and Provost’s Office on course design and Courseleaf. All events will take place during the following time slots (9:30 – 10:45, 11:00 – 12:15, 12:30 – 1:45, 2:00 – 3:15, and 3:30 – 4:45). Lunch will be provided from 12:30 – 1:45pm. Click here for details, times, and registration information.

1-Day Course Revision Workshops

In September and October, we will hold one-day workshops on “Proposing Your Hub Course.” Click here for dates, times, and registration information.

  • Friday, October 6 – deadline to apply: 5pm on Tuesday, September 26
  • Saturday, October 7 – deadline to apply: 5pm on Wednesday, September 27

3-Day Course Revision Workshops for Digital/Multimedia Expression Hub Courses

The CTL invites faculty to participate in our new 2-part workshops for faculty developing Hub courses meeting the Hub area of Digital and Multimedia Expression. Click here for dates, times, and registration information.

  • Friday, October 13 and Friday, October 20: Part 1 and Part 2 of Digital / Multimedia Expression Workshop –  deadline to apply: 5pm on Tuesday, October 3

Graduate Student Teaching Workshops

The CTL invites graduate students to our fall workshops, which provide TF’s an opportunity to learn practical, research-based teaching strategies, to reflect on their own classroom practice, and to connect with other graduate student instructors from across the university.  Click here for more details, including registration information.  

Related Events

October 3, 2017: Teaching with Technology Festival

The Digital Learning & Innovation’s Teaching with Technology Festival is a one-day event for BU Faculty, academic and support staff, post-doctoral students, and graduate students interested in transforming classroom education at Boston University. It offers a collaborative learning space for BU educators to exchange ideas, know-how, and case studies about technology-enabled learning. The TwT Festival will feature faculty presentations, technology demos, expert stations, a media studio, and networking opportunities.

Summer 2017 Events

1-Day Course Revision Workshops

In July and August, we will hold one-day workshops on “Proposing Your Hub Course.” Click here for dates, times, and registration information.

3-Day Course Revision Workshops for Digital/Multimedia Expression Hub Courses

The CTL invites faculty to participate in our new 3-day workshops (held in July and August) for faculty developing Hub courses meeting the Hub area of Digital and Multimedia Expression. Click here for dates, times, and registration information.

Course Development Institutes

The CTL invites faculty to participate in our new week-long (5-day) BU Hub Course Development Institute (held in August). Click here for dates, times, and registration information.

Graduate Student Teaching Day

The CTL invites graduate students to jump-start their teaching careers at our first-ever teaching day on August 29.  Click here for more details, including registration information.

Individual, Team, or Group Consultations

Beginning the week of March 1 (and ongoing) the CTL will hold individual and small group Consultations by request.

Online Resources

Online resources and programming will continue to evolve in response to demand. For a preview of what will be available from March 1 forward, visit the dedicated CTL BU Hub page.

Spring 2017 Events

BU Hub Related Events (registration page)

BU Hub Information Sessions (60 minutes)

Starting in March, a representative from BU Hub Implementation Task Force will co-lead several 60-minute information sessions each month to help the BU community understand the general education initiative. Each session will begin with a 15-minute informational presentation, and will allow 45-minutes for questions and discussion tailored to attendee interest. Click here for dates, times, and registration information.

Special Topic BU Hub Workshops (90 minutes)

Throughout the semester, we will offer 90-minute Workshops devoted to special topics thus far identified as faculty priorities: Blended Learning, Using Boston as Your Classroom, Large Lecture Courses, and Team-Teaching. Click here for dates, times, and registration information.

  • Using Boston as Your Classroom
  • Large Lecture Courses
  • More to be scheduled, including: Blended Learning, Critical Thinking, Digital & Multimedia Expression, Individual in Community, Oral Communication, and Writing Intensive Courses.

February 10, 2017: Small Teaching Workshop with James Lang

In this workshop, James Lang, the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Associate Professor of English at Assumption College, will offer practical, research-based suggestions for small changes that you can implement in your course today to improve student learning.  Join us!

May 5, 2017: Seventh Annual Educational Innovation Conference

(Additional Information Available)
The Center for Teaching and Learning will host the 7th Annual Educational Innovation Conference spring 2017.  This annual event provides an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to share their classroom and curricular innovations – small and large – with colleagues throughout the University.

Fall 2016 Events

October 11, 2016: Teaching with Technology Festival

The TwT Festival will offer a collaborative learning space for BU educators to create technology-enabled active learning environments, experiment with digital tools and platforms, explore media production capabilities and discover new pedagogical techniques. The Festival offers a combination of BU faculty showcases and hands-on workshops that embody new modes of learning, from holistic LMS integration to flipped classrooms, MOOCs.

Register today!

Related Events

The Digital Learning Initiative’s Speaker Series is intended as a query into the intersection of higher education and technological innovation. Featuring insights from emergent scholars, it seeks to explore questions such as: What and whom do we talk about when we talk about innovation and disruption? What visions guide innovative efforts at our institutions? What are the impacts of innovative efforts in higher education? What does effective innovation look like?

The Boston University Libraries Digital Scholarship Services team hosts a monthly informal gathering that brings together members of the BU community to engage in issues of open access, open data, and open education. Please click here for more information on their Open Meetups.