Teaching

Teaching is the heart of our work at Stonehill. Our small classes and student-centered approaches lend themselves to dynamic learning environments that inspire students and faculty alike. The College devotes considerable resources to insure that faculty have the support they need to thrive as educators. The following offices exist to support our teaching mission.

Center for Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching & Learning provides confidential, one-on-one consultation for faculty on a range of teaching questions and also offers mid-semester classroom feedback services. Responsible for new faculty programs, the CTL also organizes various development opportunities for the full faculty—ranging from semester-long Faculty Learning Communities to our biannual Academic Development Days—and makes available Instructional Development Grants to support classroom innovation.

Office of Community-Based Learning

The Office of Community-Based Learning supports faculty in partnering with community organizations to create meaningful academic experiences for students that also benefit the community. The OCBL can consult with faculty about CBL course design, provide diversity and other trainings for students, and can connect faculty with various community partners.

Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology maintains our classroom technologies, administers our Learning Management System, and supports faculty in adopting technologies that advance teaching and learning. Whether it’s to report a problem with a classroom computer or to consult about an innovative technology, faculty can call the Help Desk (x4357) to be connected with a knowledgeable professional who has the right skills to help.

MacPhaídín Library

Stonehill's librarians are eager to collaborate with faculty to create course-specific resources, including LibGuides and information sessions for students on various research topics. The library works with faculty to acquire print and media resources relevant to the curriculum and also hosts the eReserve system, which allows faculty to make electronic resources available to their students. In addition, the Faculty-Librarian Partnership Program (FLPP) provides faculty the opportunity to work more closely with a librarian on a particular course or assignment.

Registrar’s Office

The Registrar’s Office is responsible for the scheduling of courses, classrooms, registration, the Academic calendar, final examination schedule, grading process, degree clearance, transfer course evaluation, transcripts, and general information about enrollment. The office is also the best resource for questions about the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which protects student academic records.

Office of Academic Services & Advising

If a faculty member has a concern about a student’s academic performance in class, the Office of Academic Services & Advising has an early intervention program that provides students assistance with study skills, time management, and other academic needs.

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services coordinates students’ requests for academic accommodations and communicates those needs to faculty. The ODS is available to answer faculty questions about how to implement particular accommodations as well as to discuss effective strategies for teaching students with various disabilities.

Center for Writing & Academic Achievement

The Center for Writing & Academic Achievement oversees our undergraduate Teaching Assistant program and also offers a range of tutoring options, including writing support for students.

Counseling & Testing Center

The Office of Counseling Services is available to consult with faculty who have concerns about a student’s well-being. The CTC can advise faculty about talking with a distressed student and directing students to appropriate support services.

Office of Intercultural Affairs

The Office of Intercultural Affairs is always available to work with faculty interested in adopting more inclusive teaching practices and building a more inclusive curriculum. The OIA’s Inclusive Excellence Grant can provide funding for faculty and student initiatives meant to engage the community in conversations around diversity. The OIA will also visit classes to present on a variety of diversity-related topics.