Higher Education Summer Seminars

Practical learning, efficiently delivered

The Lynch School's engaging, practice-oriented summer short courses are geared towards higher education professionals and graduate students seeking professional renewal, new skills and knowledge, and career advancement. These courses are likely to be of interest to Lynch School students across all departments. The seminars are held on Fridays, 8:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m., with the exception of the Online Higher Education seminar, which is held online. The courses, which can be taken individually or as a set, are taught by experienced, dynamic senior administrators and faculty from Boston College and other regional institutions.

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Short courses relevant for anyone in higher education. Take them all, or just one.  Students can take the professional development courses for credit or non-credit. 

Teaching and Learning Issues for Higher Education Administrators and Leaders

May 18,  8:30am to 4:30 pm

May 19,  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm

This intensive two-day course exposes higher education professionals who work outside the classroom to the ongoing debates and issues surrounding teaching and learning at colleges and universities. This course will assist postsecondary administrators and leaders in their roles supporting student learning, working with faculty, and setting conditions for best practices in classroom learning. Course activities will include scenarios, team activities, independent reflections, and debates aimed at unpacking the realities of issues such as ‘progressive pedagogy,’ controversies in teaching and learning, the adult learner, student voice, course evaluations, and the use of technology for learning.

Keisha Valdez, Ed.D. Senior Instructional Developer, Boston College Center for Teaching Excellence

For current non-degree and degree students, please register through BC UIS.

For new non-degree students, please select the appropriate box below. 

Online Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Online May 21-June 6;

Mandatory virtual conferences:

May 24,  7:00-8:00 p.m., and May 31, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

The vast majority of postsecondary institutions now offer some form of online education, and it continues to grow. How might we explain the relatively rapid rise of online education? What effects does it have on the postsecondary education landscape? How are practitioners impacted by these shifts, and how are they responding? These questions will guide our two-week, fully-online exploration of online education, including two required virtual conferencing sessions on May 24 and May 31 (both from 7-8pm Eastern).

Bryan Blakeley, MA; Associate Director, Boston College Center for Teaching Excellence

For current non-degree and degree students, please register through BC UIS.

For new non-degree students, please select the appropriate box below. 

College Student Mental Illness: Campus Responses

June 8,  8:30am to 4:30 pm

June 9,  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm

Issues surrounding mental health strategies and policies on college campuses have risen significantly in the past two decades. As a result, higher education professionals have needed to increase their understanding to work with, and work for, a population that has surged exponentially.  Unlike courses using counseling theories for clinical practitioners, this two-day intensive course will prepare participants for program management and policy development that meets the safety, legal, community, and individual needs related to campus mental health issues.  The goal is to deliver a solid, practical foundation for administrators dealing with this complex matter.

Richard DeCapua, Ph.D.; Associate Dean, Boston College

For current non-degree and degree students, please register through BC UIS.

For new non-degree students, please select the appropriate box below. 

Contemporary Student Activism

June 15,  8:30am to 4:30 pm

June 16,  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm

This two-day intensive course utilizes experiential learning techniques to explore contemporary student activism from historic foundations, present-day causes, and possible bourgeoning motivations for student protests and activism. The course presents activism as contributing to college student development and as a continuing catalyst for changing the role of higher education in America.  Students in the course will work in task groups to understand and experience administrators’ roles in addressing student activism.

Vanessa Johnson, Ed.D.; Associate Professor and Director, Northeastern University College Student Development and Counseling Program

For current non-degree and degree students, please register through BC UIS.

For new non-degree students, please select the appropriate box below. 

Four Summer Short Courses 2018

1

May 18 & 19

Teaching and Learning Issues for Higher Education Administrators and Leaders

2

Online Class

Online Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

 

3

June 8 & 9

College Student Mental Illness: Campus Responses

4

June 15 & 16

Contemporary Student Activism