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Badavas Center Events

The Badavas Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is proud to host events that aim to engage and empower Bentley faculty, facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogue and contribute to a culture of experimentation.

Past Events


Integrating Race and Social Justice in the Classroom

Tuesday, October 19 2021
3:30 - 4:45 PM

Zoom (link will be shared upon registration)

How does a world-renowned Finance professor bring issues of race and racial inequity into the business classroom? What insights can his experiences provide for other faculty who want to teach content related to race, racism and social justice but feel uncertain or apprehensive about doing so?  

The Badavas Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, Bentley Learning & Teaching Council, and Office of Diversity & Inclusion are pleased to co-sponsor an engaging session, Integrating Race and Social Justice in the Classroomwith Harvard Professor Mihir Desai (Harvard Business School - Finance and Harvard Law School). Professor Desai will talk about a new case he created on the Tulsa Massacre, how he addressed the challenges that came with the unfamiliar experience of teaching deeply disturbing and painful topics related to racial injustice, and how he gained confidence at grappling with race and racism in his classroom. 

View the event here!


KAOSPILOT Master Class: Boston

The Art & Craft of Designing and Facilitating Learning Spaces
January 8 - 10, 2020

The Badavas Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is delighted to collaborate with award-winning B-Corp Emzingo to bring top creativity and design school Kaospilot master class to Boston!

The course is for leaders, faculty, staff, curriculum designers and program directors in higher education as well as trainers, consultants and entrepreneurs in education. The Art and Craft of Designing & Facilitating Learning Spaces Masterclass will introduce, explore and train participants in experiential learning and teaching.

“Can Business…?” Thematic Cluster Brainstorming

Join us for the first Bentley student-led Spark Session on “Can Business…?” thematic clusters.

Bentley Students + Faculty
Wednesday, January 15
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
MBA Studio (Adamian Academic Center, 3rd floor)

Lunch will be served!

Spark Session: Foundational Learning Experiences III

Work across departments to continue to advance a coherent structure of Foundational Learning Experiences for all Bentley students.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
9:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
LaCava 305AB
Breakfast provided!

Spark Session: Global Experience

Bring a colleague or come alone! Bring your ideas and your questions! This Spark Session is a time for you to work on your Global Experience proposal and share feedback with others.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
2:00 -- 3:30 PM
Adamian 160 (Badavas Center)

Spark Session: Signature Work

How does Signature Work provide an opportunity for students to integrate their learning? In what ways can students bring together their curricular and co-curricular learning? Learn about some innovative examples from other institutions and spend time working on your own Signature Work proposal.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Adamian 160 (Badavas Center)

Spark Session: Business & Society

Work on your Business & Society proposal and share feedback with others.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Adamian 160 (Badavas Center)

Opening Celebration and Dedication

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, 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.

Join us on 
Thursday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wilder Pavilion for the Opening Celebration!


A Public Talk with Dr. James Genone

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Adamian 143

 The Badavas Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is pleased host a public talk by Dr. James Genone, Associate Dean of Academic Programs at Minerva, a new undergraduate institution designed to deliver a highly innovative, learner-centered undergraduate program.

Dr. Genone has extensive experience with GenEd curriculum reform at traditional universities (Rutgers, Franklin & Marshall, Stanford) as well as at Minerva. His public talk will focus on interdisciplinary teaching designs, curriculum reform and thoughts on the future of undergraduate education.  

Spark Session: Exploring Signature Work

Interested in developing Signature Work for Bentley students? Explore community-based research projects at this Badavas Center Spark Session. Co-facilitated by Suzanne Dove with Rob DeLeo and David Rochefort, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Smith 122

Lunch will be served!