Geddes Language Center featured four faculty projects in its Spring 2017 Digital Faculty Showcase. Each faculty member displayed their recent and developing innovations in digital-based teaching practices. Flipping a Portuguese Language Class Celia Bianconi, senior lecturer in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Adel Faudetzinova, lecturer in the College of Arts
After an Earth & Science undergraduate course became a mandatory part of a multidisciplinary undergraduate program, meeting the needs of students with diverse backgrounds posed a significant teaching challenge. Physics Professor Bruce Anderson created his own online video lectures and exercises, which the students had to complete before class. This was followed by in-class reviews
Master Teaching Transformation Date: June 5-9, 2017 During this 5-day program, faculty will examine the importance of learning objectives, construct course level assessments, employ effective grading strategies, experiment with active learning strategies, develop discipline-specific classroom activities, interact with teaching technologies, develop a complete or near-complete syllabus, discover the science of student motivation and student learning, identify
Share Your Innovation 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. Date: May 5, 2017 Details and event registration coming soon!
Starting in March, a representative from the BU Hub Implementation Task Force will co-lead three 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. The Center for Teaching & Learning will be
CAS’ Writing Program revamped its ESL academic writing course to afford better learning by foreign students in the time available. With the guidance of the Center for Teaching & Learning, funding from its Faculty Fellows program, and technology support from Educational Technologies, lecturer Pary Fassihi created online instructional videos with built-in assessments and learning exercises.