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

As we return to campus, here are the COVID protocols you can expect to experience at an in-person CTE workshop: 

  • Registration: Please note that, in workshops with high demand, we might not be able to accommodate participants who have not registered. Before attending a workshop, we strongly encourage you to register.
  • Social distancing: We will be limiting registration numbers for our workshops to allow for moderate social distancing. You can expect to sit at a 4 ft x 6 ft table with three other participants. Tables will be at least six feet away from each other.
  • 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.
  • Remote participation: In order to accommodate members of our community, some workshops may include remote participants. 

Don't hesitate to reach out to centerforteaching@bc.edu with any questions.

Campus-Wide Programs

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

Blended and Remote Teaching

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

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Excellence in Teaching Day

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

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Teaching Roundtables

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

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Course Prep Retreat

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

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Back-to-School Workshops

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

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Pedagogy Reading Groups

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

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Guest Lectures

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

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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.

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Faculty Teaching Retreat

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

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Junior Faculty Conversations

Informal opportunities for junior faculty to reflect on their teaching with colleagues.

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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.

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Graduate Student Teaching Conference

Provides TAs and TFs the opportunity to reflect on their teaching in preparation for the new year.

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Graduate Student Teaching Recognition Ceremony

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

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Teaching Philosophy & Portfolio Development

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

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