To sustain and strengthen Bentley’s historical commitment to the highest quality education for our students
The BLTC supports the university’s mission "to educate creative, ethical, and socially responsible organizational leaders by creating and disseminating impactful knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences."
The BLTC assists faculty in fulfilling their potential as teacher-scholars, thereby enhancing the learning experience of all Bentley students.
- Engage the Bentley community in conversations about what constitutes effective teaching and enhances graduate and undergraduate learning
- Encourage, support and disseminate pedagogical research
- Support faculty at all stages of their career in enhancing their teaching
- Develop programs designed to improve teaching and foster a productive learning environment
More about the BLTC:
Faculty seeking funding for teaching or pegagogical projects are especially encouraged to consider the following opportunities:
- FAC Awards – four application periods per academic year
- Summer grants – applications due in January
Note: at least 10% of the summer grant funding is allocated to projects focused on pedagogy with an emphasis on pedagogical research, development of publishable cases, or other pedagogical work that can be shared with the larger academic community.
The BLTC does not currently have the ability to fund faculty projects or travel.
Contact the office of Foundations and Sponsored Programs for assistance in identifying appropriate external funding opportunities. We also suggest the following specific starting points for external funding for teaching or pedagogical research.
- Foundation Directory Online (home to thousands of corporate and private foundation profiles)
- U.S. Department of Education
- Other government grants
Resources for Faculty
Offices on Campus
- The English and Media Studies Department offers support for faculty at Bentley University through the Writing Center. Please contact Greg Farber for more information. Support is also offered through the ESOL Center for the instruction of students, who don’t use English as their first language. Please contact Pam Carpenter for more information.
- The Academic Technology Center (ATC) offers all faculty workshops and instructions for the use of technology in- and outside the classroom.
- The Bentley Library has made available an online guide. The purpose of the Teaching Resources Library Guide is to showcase best practice resources and tools available to the Bentley Faculty
Teaching International Students
With the dramatic increase in the international student population at Bentley University, more and more faculty members are seeking additional resources to provide support for their international students. The following handouts offer tips and suggestions to navigate changing classroom dynamics: