Ohio State Programs and Resources

The Ohio State University offers a variety of programs, offices, and resources that support instructors and the university community.

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW) - CSTW is an interdisciplinary support and research unit committed to fostering excellence among writers and teachers of writing. It houses the writing center, as well as the writing across the curriculum and the writing associates programs, which offer one-on-one consultations, workshops, and other programming for teachers interested in using writing to enhance student learning.

FAME (Center for Faculty Advancement, Mentoring, and Engagement)The Center for FAME in the OSU College of Medicine offers a range of career development programs to support faculty as educators, scholars, researchers, and clinicians. Utilizing a proprietary competency model, FAME provides a wealth of workshops, consultation, and online training, including FD4ME (Faculty Development for Medical Educators), a continuing education program for health educators.

Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) - ODEE equips instructors to provide students on and off campus with an enriched educational experience. The office provides technology-ready classrooms, centralized learning systems, training opportunities for modernized pedagogy, distance education support, and extended education services. Learning technology tools supported by ODEE include CarmenCanvas (check out Teaching in CarmenCanvas for best practices and resources), CarmenConnect, u.osu.edu, the Secured Media Library, and many more.

Outreach and Engagement - Improve your engagement skills. The Ohio State University is dedicated to building a community-engaged institution. Successful engagement relies on meaningful partnerships between faculty, staff, students, and the community beyond OSU. To succeed as an engagement practitioner, tap into the provided engagement professional development opportunities and resources. 

University Libraries - The Ohio State University Libraries support instructors and students across all disciplines to advance research, teaching, and learning. We offer educational resources, services, and expertise that opens minds and forwards equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. In particular, University Libraries works collaboratively with instructors to develop students’ abilities to critically consume information and create new knowledge at Ohio State and beyond.

Disability Services - Student Life Disability Services collaborates with and empowers students who have disabilities in order to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and university life. Of specific use to instructors:

Graduate Certificate in College and University TeachingThe Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching is open to all Ohio State graduate students in good standing. Earn a certificate from the Graduate School that documents your scholarly, reflective approach to post-secondary instruction, training and practice in evidence-based teaching strategies, and mentored teaching by OSU faculty. This certificate can be earned concurrently while enrolled in your degree program in ~13 credit hours of coursework, or 5 classes.