The Office of the Provost, in conjunction with the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the University-wide Committee on Teaching and Faculty Development, is currently accepting ideas and proposals for Academic Year 2013-2014.
“The best part of the whole experience was that it is rare to have the opportunity to have such enjoyment from collaborative teaching – I built trust and respect. That is extremely important. …This was a unique opportunity to do this.”
The University Seminar program catalyzes future scholarship, innovative educational programs, and an increased community of collaboration for research and teaching throughout the University. One of the goals of the program is to enhance research and teaching, and to develop new research questions through the integration of different disciplinary approaches to a complex issue of global concern. Through their development and implementation of a University Seminar course, several faculty have been able to significantly augment research and teaching initiatives and funding proposals. The core teaching teams for University Seminar courses receive a great deal of instruction and guidance on teaching, interdisciplinary pedagogy, and faculty development that advances capacity in their research and education domains. Additionally, through the University Seminar program, many faculty have forged new relationships among colleagues across the University with whom they would not otherwise have had contact. Working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues to develop and implement a University Seminar course requires a significant commitment of time and effort, with rich rewards for faculty development.
Structure of the University Seminar
The University Seminar brings together faculty and students from different schools and campuses. Course size and logistics are flexible and ultimately depend upon the faculty, topic, and final format of the seminar.
If you have questions or ideas about a future University Seminar course, please contact Beth Knauss, Program Administrator, Office of the Provost, 617 627-4565, or firstname.lastname@example.org.