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Bentley Learning and Teaching Council


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
Reset, Renew, Recharge your focus, BLTC Colloquium, May 13, 2024

BLTC Colloquium 2024

The Bentley Learning and Teaching Colloquium is the biggest event hosted by the council and takes place at the end of each academic year.  We have two excellent external speakers lined up this year, plus plenty of great content from our colleagues here at Bentley.

Register in advance and join us on May 13!  All registered attendees receive a free copy of the new book Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning, by the opening plenary speaker. Dr. C. Eddie Watson, while supplies last.

The complete schedule and registration link are available here.

Funding Opportunities

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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.


Resources for Faculty

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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:

  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 check out our Flipping the Classroom workshop video: