Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences Pedagogy

The Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences Pedagogy (CLASP), a project of the Bard College Institute for Writing & Thinking (IWT), works with faculty and institutions in the Open Society University Network (OSUN) to promote student-centered teaching methods, writing-based teaching, and experiential learning. These three pedagogical approaches support OSUN institutions in contributing to a shared vision of global higher education that empowers students through critical thinking, intellectual inquiry, and collaboration across diverse perspectives.

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • New Kinds of Attention February 2023

    February 3, 2023  11:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST

    Funding is available for a limited number of faculty from each OSUN institution to attend IWT’s 2023 New Kinds of Attention online workshops. The New Kinds of Attention online workshop series, launched in 2021, gives teachers a unique opportunity to experience Institute for Writing and Thinking workshops. These workshops allow teachers to join an immersive, online introduction to IWT writing practices. Learn more and register!

  • New Kinds of Attention March 2023

    March 3, 2023  11:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST

    Funding is available for a limited number of faculty from each OSUN institution to attend IWT’s 2023 New Kinds of Attention online workshops. The New Kinds of Attention online workshop series, launched in 2021, gives teachers a unique opportunity to experience Institute for Writing and Thinking workshops. These workshops allow teachers to join an immersive, online introduction to IWT writing practices. Learn more and register!

Upcoming Workshops and Events

2023 Summer Workshop: July 9-14 at Bard College

Debate In the Classroom: Writing, Speaking, Teaching

Applications due January 1, 2023

The OSUN Global Debate Network and IWT CLASP invite faculty members from across the OSUN network to join us July 9-14, 2023 at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY for a fully funded weeklong workshop on facilitating classroom debates. Learn more and apply!

IWT 2023 New Kinds of Attention Workshops

ONLINE February 3 and March 3, 2023

10 AM–4 PM (NY) / 4 PM–10 PM (Vienna)

Funding is available for a limited number of faculty from each OSUN institution to attend IWT’s 2023 New Kinds of Attention online workshops. The New Kinds of Attention online workshop series, launched in 2021, gives teachers a unique opportunity to experience Institute for Writing and Thinking workshops. These workshops allow teachers to join an immersive, online introduction to IWT writing practices. Learn more and register!

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • New Kinds of Attention February 2023

    February 3, 2023  11:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST

    Funding is available for a limited number of faculty from each OSUN institution to attend IWT’s 2023 New Kinds of Attention online workshops. The New Kinds of Attention online workshop series, launched in 2021, gives teachers a unique opportunity to experience Institute for Writing and Thinking workshops. These workshops allow teachers to join an immersive, online introduction to IWT writing practices. Learn more and register!

  • New Kinds of Attention March 2023

    March 3, 2023  11:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST

    Funding is available for a limited number of faculty from each OSUN institution to attend IWT’s 2023 New Kinds of Attention online workshops. The New Kinds of Attention online workshop series, launched in 2021, gives teachers a unique opportunity to experience Institute for Writing and Thinking workshops. These workshops allow teachers to join an immersive, online introduction to IWT writing practices. Learn more and register!

Upcoming Workshops and Events

In the Classroom

APPLICATIONS FOR COHORT 2 ARE NOW OPEN!​

CLASP Fellows Program

In the Classroom

A blended classroom.

OSUN Connected and
Blended Learning Toolkit

The OSUN Connected and Blended Learning Toolkit, developed by the Center for Learning in Practice (CLiP) at the Carey Institute for Global Good in collaboration with the Open Society University Network and Bard College, is a living document that is open and accessible to faculty across the network, offering support for connected and blended course development.

OSUN Connected and Blended Learning Toolkit

A blended classroom.

The OSUN Connected and Blended Learning Toolkit, developed by the Center for Learning in Practice (CLiP) at the Carey Institute for Global Good in collaboration with the Open Society University Network and Bard College, is a living document that is open and accessible to faculty across the network, offering support for connected and blended course development.