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February 9, 2024

During Autumn Semester 2023 the Drake Institute launched a new community of practice (CoP) focused on generative AI (artificial intelligence) and its use in teaching and learning. The community is a collaboration with nearly 100 faculty and staff from a variety of administrative and academic units. The CoP focuses on sharing effective practices, creating new knowledge, and engaging in collective critical inquiry about the use of AI in teaching and learning.

To date, educational developers from the CoP have drafted a new Teaching and Learning Resource Center (TLRC) teaching topic, ...

February 9, 2024

Midterm is here—and now is the best time to collect feedback on your teaching! Midterm feedback provides instructors with opportunities to discuss or clarify feedback with students and make adjustments prior to the end of the semester. A Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID), as a midterm feedback tool, can help any instructor at Ohio State improve their teaching. This includes graduate instructors who may be early in their teaching careers, or those who may be teaching lab or recitation sections rather than teaching their own course. During the SGID process, Drake Institute consultants come into the classroom to...

February 9, 2024

Are you interested in sharing your creative teaching ideas and tips? Don’t miss the opportunity to submit your proposal for the Academy of Teaching Conference happening on May 7, 2024. This year's conference theme is "Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom". From designing entire courses and individual assignments to delivering content and assessing student work, teaching is inherently creative. Likewise, student learning is the embodiment of creative activity, seen in the wide range of thinking, actions, and products students generate during a given term. More than simply a strategy for staving off classroom boredom, creativity is essential to the kinds...

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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Professor Brian Raison fully embraces the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning’s dedication to elevating, supporting and promoting instructional excellence and enhancing the learning outcomes and experiences of Ohio State University students.

He is dedicated to the improvement of teaching, particularly the engagement of audiences, in his work. This includes both non-...Learn more