CATLR has offered a variety of programs that brought together Northeastern educators to connect with each other and create transformative learning experiences for students. Although we are not currently offering these specific programs, we continue to support teaching and learning in these areas—from online course design to integrated learning— in other ways.
Explore some of our past programs below to learn more about the impact educators and learners have made at Northeastern.
Faculty Liaison Network
The Faculty Liaison Network brought together selected faculty from departments across Northeastern to share ideas, needs, and resources. Faculty Liaisons served a crucial role in supporting their colleagues as educators—both by sharing information with their fellow faculty about CATLR opportunities and resources, and by sharing information with CATLR about their colleagues’ needs and interests.
Graduate Student Liaison Network
The Graduate Student Liaison Network brought together selected master’s and doctoral students from departments across Northeastern to share ideas, needs, and resources. Graduate Student Liaisons served a crucial role in supporting their peers as educators—both by sharing information with their peers about CATLR opportunities and resources, and by sharing information with CATLR about their peers’ needs and interests.
The SAIL Ambassadors were educators from all roles and contexts at the university who were worked together to advance SAIL (Self-Authored Integrated Learning), a past Northeastern learning initiative, and support the Northeastern community in using SAIL to its greatest impact. Ambassadors engaged in a variety of ways, from giving feedback on the SAIL platform through focus groups and surveys, to sharing how SAIL enhanced their teaching or relationships with their students. Some ambassadors also joined working groups to generate materials and practices that supported Northeastern’s integration of SAIL.
SAIL Co-op Reflection Working Group
The goal of the SAIL Co-op Reflection Working Group was to brainstorm ways the SAIL platform might be used for students’ co-op reflections, to test out some of those ideas, and to assess their efficacy and impact.
SAIL Advising Working Group
The first SAIL in Advising Working Group was formed in Spring 2018, and new groups were formed in Fall 2018 and again in Spring 2019. Each semester, an interdisciplinary group of advisors representing the colleges and several programs met to collaboratively develop practices, materials, and models for how SAIL can be incorporated to support academic advising goals. At the end of each semester, the working group participants led interactive presentations at a showcase attended by their peers.
Online & Hybrid Course Design Fellows Program
This program provided Northeastern faculty with a significant level of support to design and produce new online and hybrid courses that implemented evidence-based learning principles in online and classroom environments. The cohort-based organization of this program helped faculty capitalize on the perspectives and support of peers to jointly develop innovative course designs.