Conferences & Institutes
Each year, the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning invites scholars from around the world to explore a timely topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. Based on using an interdisciplinary approach for nearly fifty years at the College of General Studies, we know that exploring one topic from multiple perspectives generates a more comprehensive and deeper understanding, as it introduces both new information and modes of thinking. We encourage attendees across different academic disciplines to join us to share insights from their area of expertise and ensure a rich and productive discussion.
How Democracy Survives: The Crises of the Nation State. October 28-30, 2020. This conference will be held online. Registration and full agenda available here.
Critical Literacies in the 21st Century Classroom: This conference has been postponed until July 2021.
2018 Annual Conference
2017 Annual Conference
2015 Annual Conference
2014 Annual Conference
2013 Annual Conference
- 11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management in 2017
- New England Summer Conference on College Composition & Communication in 2017
- Association for Authentic, Experimental and Evidence-Based Learning Northeast Regional Conference in 2015
- Northeast Victorian Studies Association in 2013
Our summer institutes extend the unique CGS learning experience to alumni, parents, and the general public. Exploring a new topic each year, the summer institute draws on the expertise of CGS faculty, while also taking advantage of the rich history and culture of Boston. Participants learn through a series of interdisciplinary lectures, which are complemented by an experiential learning component—two hallmarks of the CGS teaching model.