Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching

The Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching are designed to provide faculty in their first years at BC an opportunity to reflect on their teaching in conversation with colleagues from across the university. These informal, lunchtime sessions are held throughout the academic year and focus on a different broad topic or question each month. Faculty are welcome to attend as few or as many of the lunches as they would like.

Fall 2020

Teaching in an Election Year

Monday, October 19, 12:00-1:00 | via Zoom

While election years can provide opportunities to make connections between our courses and national civic discourse in real-time, they can also challenge us to revisit our pedagogical values, facilitation instincts, and instructional persona. And given our national political discourse, the stakes for political discussions may feel especially high at present. During this Junior Faculty Conversation on Teaching, we’ll share ideas for how to discuss politics in the classroom while balancing a number of values and priorities.

Register for Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching: Teaching in an Election Year

Building Connections During a Pandemic

Tuesday, November 10, 12:00-1:00 | via Zoom

The new normal of this continuing pandemic is forcing all of us to learn new ways of connecting with our students and cultivating professional networks. For those of us newer to BC, figuring out how to build meaningful relationships with colleagues and students while we’re largely “separate, but together” is especially difficult. For this Junior Faculty Conversation on Teaching, we’ll share ideas for building connections with students and colleagues from BC and beyond, even while we’re keeping our distance.

Register for Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching: Building Connections During a Pandemic

Accommodation Requests

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact centerforteaching@bc.edu.

Past Programs