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May 16, 2022

Are you interested in learning more about information literacy and how to teach it? Consider completing the Teaching Information Literacy teaching endorsement from the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. Developed and facilitated by the University Libraries, Teaching Information Literacy is intended to provide participants with an enhanced understanding of information literacy as a concept and introduce strategies and resources that instructors can use to incorporate information literacy into their courses. The Teaching Information Literacy endorsement is available to all faculty, instructors, staff, and graduate teaching/research associates at Ohio State.

Beginning this summer, there are now two...

April 19, 2022

The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning seeks a dynamic and motivated group of course coordinators and others responsible for planning and overseeing the instruction that occurs across multiple sections of large enrollment STEM courses (e.g., math, chemistry, physics).

Selected coordinators will be invited to participate in an incentivized, collaborative working group to be held during the Mobile Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching (MoSI).

This in-person institute begins at noon on Monday, May 16, runs through May 20. This engagement is intended to help participants develop a plan to introduce...

April 19, 2022

Drake Institute Senior Researcher and Professor of Physics Andrew Heckler will serve as a panelist this Thursday during an in-person and Zoom event sponsored by Drexel University on The Pros and Cons of Grading on a Curve.

"The Curve” has been used as a grading tool for decades and has been particularly relied upon in STEM fields. Advocates for curved grading have noted its ability to minimize grade inflation and build competition between students who are pursuing highly competitive fields. Over the past decade, however, critics have decried this method, claiming that it does more harm than good. According...

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Associate Professor
Marion/College of Arts and Sciences/Department of Psychology

During her time at Ohio State, Nikole Patson has worked with the Drake Institute to develop her own teaching pedagogy. She has earned the Inclusive Teaching and Course Design Institute endorsements. She completed Teaching@OhioState and successfully completed an IR portfolio. She has also contributed to the larger mission of the Drake Institute by serving as a FIT mentor during AY 20-21 and...Learn more