Integrating our Scholarship into our Teaching


Wednesday, February 4, 2:00-3:30 pm

This workshop will examine possibilities for integrating our scholarly work into our classroom teaching:  Is such integration an educationally useful practice, and is it an appropriate one? Our personal experiences will form the primary basis of our discussion.

David Yamada, Professor & Director of the New Workplace Institute, Law School


Go International: Exploring Faculty Led- Study Abroad Programs

Thursday, February 5th, 1:00-2:30pm

The Study Abroad Committee encourages faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences to consider developing new faculty-led programs and to encourage their students to study abroad. Come share your experiences and learn more about how to lead a study tour abroad.

Sebastian Royo, Associate Dean, CAS, Director, Madrid Campus & Associate Professor, Government

Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman, Professor, Modern Languages


Linked Courses and Learning Communities

Tuesday, February 10th, 1:00-2:30 pm

Suffolk offers a variety of types of linked courses to first-year students in which the same cohort of students is co-enrolled in two or three classes together.  We will meet to discuss the pedagogy, advantages and challenges of these learning communities.  This is an excellent opportunity for new faculty (and faculty new to teaching linked sections) to learn about the possibility of linking their course sections in the fall semester.

Beth Rosenbleet, Associate Director of New Student Programs
Sebastian Royo, Associate Dean, CAS, Director, Madrid Campus & Associate Professor, Government
Mike Siegel, Assistant Professor and Director Administration of Higher Education Program, EHS 

Internationalizing the Curriculum -- in Political Science and Across the Discipline

Wednesday, February 18th, 4:00-5:30 pm
How can we encourage global awareness and international understanding among our students? What works, and what doesn't? John Berg will summarize and synthesize what he learned from three days of intensive discussion of this topic at the Teaching and Learning Political Science Conference in early February.   John Berg, Professor & Chair, Government Department 

Freshman Seminar Faculty as Academic Advisors: Preparation, Problems, Potential

Thursday, February 26th, 1:00-2:30pm
For those leading the Seminar for Freshman, this course blends teaching and advising. This session will explain the role of the Office of Undergraduate Advising in developing faculty competence to handle this challenge, introducing faculty to an advising syllabus with assignments and activities, and providing feedback through qualitative assessments.

David Gallant, Director of Undergraduate Advising   

Educating Outside the Box: Creative Ways to Engage the Diverse Learner

Friday, March 6th, 1:00-2:30 pm


With the current increase in student diversity and corresponding learning styles comes the need for college faculty to diversify their instruction in order to effectively meet the learning needs of all students. This workshop will introduce a proactive model of professional development designed o help faculty reach their students using a new concept, Universal Course Design (UCD). UCD provides faculty with strategies, tools, and steps for diversifying instruction to ensure that all students have access to the course.

Kirsten Behling, Director, Office of Disability Services 

The Suffolk Writing Initiative

Wednesday, March 25th, 1:00-2:30 pm

This workshop will present techniques that can be used to correct and improve students' sentence-level writing problems. The Writing Initiative has been designed for faculty outside of the English Department who wish to ameliorate their students' writing problems but are unsure how to start.

Greg Fried, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Philosophy   

Archives in the Classroom

Thursday, April 9th, 1:00-2:30pm

The University Archives supports Suffolk University’s mission to educate lifelong learners by introducing students to hands-on use of records and classroom instruction. Engaging with primary-source documents develops critical thinking and information literacy skills. This session introduces faculty to our archival collections, our services, and our archival database SMART and other online research tools.

Julia Collins, Moakley Institute Director and University Archivist
Nicole Feeney, Assistant Archivist, Moakley Institute