Innovation in Teaching Series

The Garage, Northwestern’s hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation, in partnership with the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup, is pleased to present a new program to explore new developments in teaching and learning: the Innovation in Teaching Series.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 4th at The Garage: A Reinvention of the Research University by Christine Ortiz

Christine Ortiz is a professor of materials science and engineering at MIT, and former dean for graduate education, who has taken leave in order to found a new residential research university. Her vision is to build a university centered around project-based learning that is radically different from existing university models. This bold vision aligns well with the goals of our Innovation in Teaching Series and we are delighted that Christine will visit us for the final event of the Academic Year as our Distinguished Visiting Academic Innovator. Below are links to a couple articles describing Christine’s work.

Lunch will be served. This event is open to Northwestern faculty and staff only.


Watch the Live Stream

The stream will begin at 11:55 a.m. on Thursday, May 4.



Watch the Recording

If you missed the live stream, you can view the recording of the last Innovation in Teaching Series event below. The past event was a panel discussion on Active Learning Spaces.  

Innovation in Teaching Series Panel on Active Learning