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Mike Welch speaking at Excellence in Teaching Day

Excellence in Teaching Day

Excellence in Teaching Day is a full-day event that brings faculty from across the University together with nationally-recognized scholars to discuss important questions about teaching and learning. Read about previous Excellence in Teaching Day programs on our Past Events page.

Save the Date

Our 2018 Excellence in Teaching Day will be held on Monday, May 7th around the theme of "Imagining the Future of Learning." Please see, below, for an overview of the day's schedule and stay tuned for registration information.

Keynote Speakers

Credit: Chris Hildreth, Duke Photography

Cathy Davidson is the Founding Director of the Futures Initiative and a Distinguished Professor in the Ph.D. Program in English at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is co-director of the CUNY Humanities Alliance, a program in partnership with LaGuardia Community College, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and dedicated to training graduate students to teach in community colleges. Currently, her scholarship focuses on the future of higher education.


Randy Bass is Associate Provost for Education and Professor of English at Georgetown University. For 13 years, he was the Founding Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), where he continues as a Senior Scholar for Pedagogical Research. He has been working at the intersections of new media technologies and the scholarship of teaching and learning for twenty years.


ETD Reading Groups

In anticipation of Cathy Davidson and Randy Bass’s keynote, we are organizing a few informal conversations this semester about their work. Open to all BC faculty, these conversations are an opportunity to engage Davidson’s and Bass’s research and to think through its implications for the classroom.

Kindly RSVP for one or more of the discussions being held on March 20, March 26, and April 5. We’ll focus our conversations on the following pieces:

ETD Schedule Overview


8:30 - 9:00

Light Breakfast

Fulton 110

9:00 - 10:15

Breakout Sessions I

Fulton Hall

10:15 - 10:30



10:30 - 11:45

Breakout Sessions II

Fulton Hall

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch & Resource Tables

Lyons Dining Hall, Lower Level

12:30 - 1:15

Teaching Innovation Poster Session

Bonn Studio Theater

1:30 - 3:00

Keynote Conversation: Cathy Davidson & Randy Bass

Robsham Theater

3:00 - 4:00


Robsham Lobby