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.
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 https://goo.gl/CKF5R9
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.
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