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Bentley Learning and Teaching Council

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bentley Learning and Teaching Council (BLTC) is 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.”

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The BLTC assists faculty in fulfilling their potential as “teacher-scholars,” thereby enhancing the learning experience of all Bentley students.  To achieve this, the BLTC:

  • Engages the Bentley community in conversations about what constitutes effective teaching and enhances graduate and undergraduate learning.
  • Encourages, supports and disseminates pedagogical research.
  • Supports faculty at all stages of their career in enhancing their teaching.
  • Develops programs designed to improve teaching and foster a productive learning environment.

Funding Opportunities

The Bentley Teaching and Learning Council does not currently have the ability to fund faculty projects or travel.

Bentley funding opportunities

Internal funding opportunities are summarized here . 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

Please note that 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.

External funding opportunities

To identify external funding for teaching or pedagogical research, the following are suggested as a good starting point:

Please contact the office of Foundations and Sponsored Programs for assistance in identifying appropriate external funding opportunities

Resources for Faculty

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:

  1. Techniques to encourage classroom participation from English language learners
  2. Suggestions and Lanuage for presentations
  3. Understanding and addressing differences in cultural assumptions about good writing - teaching writing to international students

Also watch our Technology Workshop video: Flipping the Classroom

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