Inside Olin: Perspectives on Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

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 will share their design process, project-based class activities, and the pedagogies used in Olin courses. 


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? 

February 17, 2021

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

February 25, 2021

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

March 03, 2021

How to Critique

March 12, 2021

Leveraging Smartphone Sensor Apps in Quantitative Engineering Classes

March 23, 2021

Learning and Identity as Exploration, Participation, and Pathways

March 29, 2021

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

April 01, 2021

Projects with Purpose: Telling Stories About Why You Care

April 9, 2021

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

April 14, 2021

Making the Olin Shop: Culture, Space and Student Innovation

April 20, 2021

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

April 26, 2021

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

May 07, 2021

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



Basic Access
Live Session Package: Free

Synchronous access to any or all sessions of your choice

Premium Access
Individual Educator Package: $300

Can't make the live events? Access recordings of all sessions at the Individual Educator rate of  $300.

Premium Access
Teaching and Learning Institutional Package: $4,500

For those wishing to utilize the series as part of a faculty development program on their own campus, we offer a "Teaching and Learning" package that includes synchronous and asynchronous access to all sessions with permission to distribute at your institution. This package, which has been designed for Teaching & Learning Centers, also includes a live “AMA” session with Olin faculty, customized to your faculty needs and focused on your curriculum design and questions. This packaged experience is designed not just to inspire but advance interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum design in higher education STEM programs.