Inside Olin: Perspectives on Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

Olin has designed modular developmental sessions to be adopted by Teaching and Learning centers and faculty development programs. You can opt to subscribe to pre-recorded sessions for flexible asynchronous access, or create a custom faculty development program with live Olin faculty-led sessions based on some of the topics below. Join us for a peek inside the unique curriculum creation and delivery process at Olin College in this series of developmental sessions based on some of our signature courses. In this series of 90-minute sessions, educators will experience the Olin approach to creating a course that puts students at the center of their learning experience. Each session features Olin faculty who share their design process, project-based class activities, and the pedagogies used in Olin courses. Session packages can be purchased with or without live custom workshops provided by Olin faculty on the topic of your choice. 



Who should attend? 

Educators from any discipline interested in stimulating transformational educational experiences.



Why choose this program?

  • Exposure to Olin's unique curricular pedagogies and innovations

  • Inspiration to fuel your own curricular redesigns

  • Access to tools and methods to innovate engineering education


What sessions are offered in this program? 

Here are just some of the topics you can add to your faculty development initiative:

  • Let’s get interdisciplinary: Developing and running “Six Microbes that Changed the World” – a course at the interface of science and society

  • Identity Development in Emerging Adults: Who Are We Working With?

  • How to Critique – Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

  • Leveraging Smartphone Sensor Apps in Quantitative Engineering Classes

  • Learning and Identity as Exploration, Participation, and Pathways

  • Sustainable Design: Equipping Students to Engage for Change - From eco-design to generative organizational design

  • Projects with Purpose: Telling Stories About Why You Care

  • Biomimicry: Engaging Students in Design Inspired by Nature - A model for integrating engineering and the natural sciences for sustainability

  • Making the Olin Shop: Culture, Space and Student Innovation

  • Engineering Systems Analysis: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Mid-Level Engineering Courses

  • Grand Challenges and Individual Reflections: GCSP and Bridging the Engineering/Humanities Divide

  • Doing Good in the World: Raising ecological consciousness in engineering education through contemplative pedagogies



Teaching and Learning Institutional Package: $4,500

Designed to be utilized as part of a faculty development program on your own campus, the "Teaching and Learning" package includes asynchronous access to all recorded sessions with permission to distribute at your institution. This packaged experience is designed not only to inspire but also to advance interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum design in higher education STEM programs.


A la carte recorded sessions: $900 each

You can select from a variety of recorded developmental sessions to incorporate into your own faculty development programming.


Custom faculty development program for your institution:

For those who wish to engage with Olin in a more customized way, Olin offers custom workshops and consulting on topics such as interdisciplinary course design, project-based learning, and all of the topics listed above and more. Contact us for details.