Thursday, December 14th - Wednesday, December 20th

Grading Daze
By the end of the semester you may be looking for a quiet spot to grade. We will provide the coffee and snacks to keep you going during grading.

You do not need to RSVP, just stop by whenever you would like a nice space for grading.


Deadline to apply: Friday, December 15th
Scholarly Writing Circle Application
Would you like to join a group of faculty to pursue your scholarly writing goals? Scholarly Writing Circles (SWCs) are groups of three to four faculty members who agree to be accountable to one another for a semester as they work on their writing and research goals. SWCs can check in with one another via email, face-to-face meetings, phone calls, or other forms of communication to encourage one another, troubleshoot writing issues, or ask for feedback.

To participate in a SWC, fill out an application. The CTSE staff will match you with a group of scholars from across the institution and offer encouragement throughout the semester via a monthly email of news, tips, and events related to research and scholarly writing.


Deadline to apply: Friday, December 15th
Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program
The Provost's Office, in partnership with the CTSE, is sponsoring the Provost's Faculty Fellows Program. The Faculty Fellow will contribute to the leadership of key efforts that support the University's strategic plan through the encouragement of a culture of continuous innovation in teaching and scholarship. The Spring 2018 Faculty Fellow will work closely with the CTSE on pedagogical issues and strategies for teaching international students that will be shared with faculty across the University. All interested full-time faculty are invited to apply.

Please see the Invitation to Apply for more details and for directions.


Monday, January 8th - Thursday, January 11th
Course Design Institutes (Two Options)
Course Design from Scratch (CDI)
Technology-Enhanced Course Design (TE-CDI)

CDI: Do you need to design or redesign your course? Join your colleagues in a facilitated, hands-on 4-day workshop where you will be provided with the tools, time and support needed to create assignments and assessments that are reflective of your learning goals and objectives. Sign up for the January Course Design Institute here.

TE-CDI: Do you want tweak the design of your course by adding technology-enhanced learning tools? This four-day TE-CDI will provide you with the tools, times and support to help you work through the course design process for a technology-enhanced course. Whether you are adding web-enhanced tools to your face-to-face course, flipping the classroom, or creating a hybrid course, the TE-CDI will focus on the foundational components of course design while introducing you to technologies that facilitate student-centered learning activities. Sign up for the TE-CDI here.

Register here.


Due Date Extended to December 22nd
Learning Circle Proposals
This is a call to the Suffolk University community to suggest an idea for a Learning Circle.

Learning Circles are small communities of 6-12 colleagues who have an interest in exploring a particular teaching and learning topic. The Learning Circle is an opportunity for faculty (full- and part-time) and staff to form community across disciplines. While they are similar to Faculty & Professional Learning Communities, they meet less frequently. A typical Learning Circle will hold 3-4 one-hour sessions over the course of a semester.

The Learning Circle can be formed around a particular book, problem, instructional strategy, project or topic and is an opportunity for faculty (full- and part-time) and staff to form community across disciplines.

Suggest an idea for a Learning Circle here.


Tuesday, May 15th
Symposium on Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Each year, the the Office of the Provost, Information Technology Services, and the Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence at Suffolk University invite New England faculty, academic technologists, administrators, teaching and learning specialists, instructional designers, and distance educators to attend Suffolk University’s annual symposium. Last year, we renamed it from the technology symposium to the Symposium on Innovation in Teaching & Learning. The symposium will include technology, but will focus on approaching teaching and learning at Suffolk in a holistic manner.

Stay tuned for more information.