News & Announcements

Now accepting applications to CTL’s New Faculty Retreat (2016)

By Matthew Trevett-Smith
July 12th, 2016 in News & Announcements.

The CTL is now accepting applications to its inaugural New Faculty Retreat; a 5-day program, devised to help faculty new to BU develop into exceptional teachers by providing them with knowledge, skills, and a supportive community of interdisciplinary peer educators. Click here for full details.

Apply by July 20 for full consideration.

Searching for our first Learning Experience Designer

By Matthew Trevett-Smith
April 21st, 2016 in News & Announcements.

The Center for Teaching and Learning at Boston University seeks applicants for the exciting and challenging position of Learning Experience Designer. The Learning Experience Designer provides high-level support to the Center’s faculty and programs, which promote teaching excellence and innovation, foster student learning, and build community at BU. As a member of the team, this position will help to shape a bold vision for the future of BU around active, technology-enhanced, learner-centered pedagogies. To read the full announcement or to apply, please visit

The CEIT becomes the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)

By Matthew Trevett-Smith
January 26th, 2016 in News & Announcements.

As we celebrate our 15th anniversary and welcome Dr. Matthew Trevett-Smith as our new Director, the Center has changed its name from the Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching to the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL).  The Center remains committed to supporting schools’, departments’, and instructors’ efforts to inspire effective teaching through research-based methods, enhance student learning, and enrich the University’s distinctive community of teacher-scholars.

Appointment of Dr. Matthew Trevett-Smith as CTL Director

By Matthew Trevett-Smith
January 26th, 2016 in News & Announcements.

Boston University Office of the Provost

  • TO: Boston University Faculty and Staff
  • FROM: Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Morrison
    Beth Loizeaux, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs Loizeaux
  • DATE: January 25, 2016
  • SUBJECT: Appointment of Matthew Trevett-Smith as Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Matthew Trevett-Smith as Director of Boston University’s Center for Teaching & Learning (formerly the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching – CEIT), effective immediately. Dr. Trevett-Smith was identified to lead the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) through a national-level search and comes to BU from the University of Virginia (UVA), where he served as Assistant Professor and Assistant Director at UVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

A nationally respected champion of teaching with technology, Dr. Trevett-Smith has been recognized for his leadership and collaborative efforts at UVA, where he worked intensively with faculty to nurture a culture of innovation and create rich, active classroom environments that support meaningful learning. He has been particularly effective in leading wide-ranging efforts to convene, support, and facilitate faculty learning communities – self-selecting groups of faculty who gather to pursue particular ideas or experiments in teaching and learning. Dr. Trevett-Smith is an accomplished scholar and teacher in his own right, having taught a host of popular courses at UVA, the University of Richmond, and St. Lawrence University. He holds a BA in Anthropology from SUNY Potsdam and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University at Buffalo.

As the Director of BU’s CTL, Dr. Trevett-Smith will work with the affiliated teaching and learning units on campus – including the Digital Learning Initiative, the STEM Education Initiative, Learning Assessment, IS&T’s Educational Technology team, and the Office of Distance Education – to help create an infrastructure that best supports teaching and learning at BU. Please join us in welcoming Matthew Trevett-Smith to our vibrant community.

cc: Academic Deans
Provost’s Cabinet