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Positioning Bentley for a Promising Future

The Badavas Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning helps position Bentley University for a promising future by catalyzing and investing in innovative ideas from across the institution. The Badavas Center partners with faculty, staff, students, alumni and corporations to support current educational experiments, connect existing teaching and learning assets in new ways, and help launch strategic initiatives. 

Through effective collaboration with Bentley’s faculty, academic and administrative leadership as well as important external stakeholders, the Badavas Center fosters systemic innovations, aiming to ensure that our university remains ahead of the curve in the business education landscape. As an internal resource for faculty and staff seeking to enhance student learning and develop innovative experiences for all types of learners, the center provides consulting and expertise in evidence-based pedagogies, project management and design support. The center plays an external role as well, connecting Bentley with emerging trends in higher education and highlighting our faculty’s contributions to national conversations. 


Our mission is to advance Bentley's academic excellence and the value we provide students, while helping our institution evolve in response to rapidly changing conditions.


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The Badavas Center was established by a generous gift from former Chair of the Board of Trustees Robert ’74 and his wife Kally Badavas. Under the leadership of Executive Director Dr. Suzanne Dove and Director Liz Paushter, the Center supports campus-wide teaching and curriculum innovation, provides thought leadership to the campus community and external partners, and stimulates strategic initiatives to ensure that Bentley remains at the forefront of innovation in teaching and learning.