The Center for Teaching Excellence regularly hosts programs and events to inspire, support, and connect instructors of all levels at Boston College. 

Now that we have returned to campus, here are the COVID protocols you can expect to experience at an in-person CTE workshop: 

  • Sanitation: All surfaces will be wiped down between events. 
  • Masks: We will be following BC's masking policies (you can find up-to-date guidance on the BC Forward webpage); we will have masks available at the front desk.
  • Remote participation: In order to accommodate members of our community, some workshops may include remote participants. 

Don't hesitate to reach out to with any questions.

Campus-Wide Programs

The following CTE programs and services are open to all Boston College instructors.

Excellence in Teaching Day

An annual event focused on substantive dialogue about important issues in teaching and learning.

Teaching Roundtables

A new virtual series for instructors to share teaching ideas and challenges with colleagues.

Course Prep Retreat

A structured opportunity for instructors to work on course prep in collegial conversation.

Back-to-School Workshops

A series of workshops to help instructors gear up for the new semester.

Pedagogy Reading Groups

Faculty and graduate students delve into a particular author’s work or a timely pedagogical text.

Engaging Difference & Justice

BC Faculty on engaging difference and justice with students in the Core Curriculum.

Guest Lectures

Nationally-recognized experts share the latest research on teaching and pedagogy.

Blended and Remote Teaching

A robust set of resources to help instructors teach in various modalities.

Faculty Programs

The following CTE programs and services are open to all faculty at Boston College.

Faculty Cohorts on Teaching

Faculty come together to explore innovative approaches to significant teaching and learning questions.

New Faculty Programs

Opportunities for junior faculty to reflect on their teaching with colleagues.

Faculty Teaching Retreat

A chance to develop and apply teaching strategies while building relationships with colleagues.

Third Space Retreat

An opportunity for faculty of color to rest, work, and strengthen connections with colleagues.

Graduate Student Programs

The following CTE programs and services are open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Apprenticeship In College Teaching Program

Prepares graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for teaching careers in higher education.

TA & TF Orientation

Provides new Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows the opportunity to learn about some of the particularities of teaching BC students and connect with and learn from other graduate students.

Graduate Student Teaching Recognition Ceremony

Honors the important work that graduate student teachers perform in advancing the practice of teaching at Boston College.

Teaching Philosophy & Portfolio Development

Online resources & workshops for grad students & postdocs in ACT Program and/or preparing for the academic job market.

Graduate Student Course Design Retreat

structured to support graduate students designing a college-level course for the first time.