A new research study, supported by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeks to study inplicit bias in student evaluations of instruction (SEI) at Ohio State during the Spring 2021 semester. All undergraduate instructors in Arts and Sciences and CFAES are eligible to participate.
If you elect to participate, students in your undergraduate courses will be randomly assigned to treatment and control groups and then asked to complete the standard SEI form. Students in the treatment groups will receive expanded introductory materials for the SEI reminding them of (1) the importance of SEIs for instructors, (2) the role of...
A new "Beyond Compliance" toolkit developed by Student Life Disability Services and the ADA Coordinator’s Office is now available. The toolkit provides a set of resources designed to help foster accessibility on campus, including in digital environments.
The toolkit is divided into the following sections, each containing links to various resources:
Fostering access through organizational or structural moves rather than singling out individuals Videos (all captioned) that can be viewed for your own interest or used as classroom resources “Best Practices” guides Research briefs A special section giving more background on Disability Justice and activist movements...
Ohio State instructors looking for a supportive space to reimagine or develop a course writing assignment or who are adapting assignments for hybrid or remote teaching are invited to participate in Teaching Through Writing, a seminar offered by Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC).
This three hour a week commitment is divided over four sessions during the weeks of March 8 through March 29 , with both asynchronous individual work and synchronous collaboration with fellow participants.
The Writing Across the Curriculum team is looking to recognize current graduate students who have used writing in their teaching in meaningful ways to respond to students’ needs and promote their learning in their field. The recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Writing Instruction Award will win a $200 prize.
Writing for the journal International Information & Library Review, Amanda Folk, head of teaching and learning, and Jane Hammons, teaching and learning engagement librarian, describe their efforts to create and implement instructor development programming for University Libraries.
Writing for Harvard Macy Institute’s Community Blog, Anna Lama, director of assessment for West Virginia University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Education and Undergraduate Medical Education, describes her experience as a collaborator with the Drake Institute’s Clinical Teaching Community of Practice.
The Office of Student Academic Success, in partnership with the Office of Distance Education and e-Learning and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is seeking proposals for the Student Academic Success Research (SASR) Grants Program.
Successful proposals will focus their research on improving the academic success of Ohio State students, including students’ initial enrollment in college, academic performance, or retention and graduation. Projects are encouraged to focus on one of the following areas: academic technology, underrepresented minority students, open-access campus students (including regional campus and community college transfer students), collaboration with an Ohio State practitioner, or multi-university studies....
Online instruction has grown exponentially at Ohio State in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many courses and programs are likely to remain in that delivery mode going forward. Lagging behind are metrics with which to evaluate the quality of online instruction.
In this session, presenters Rebecca Andridge , Ramona Denby-Brinson and DiAnna Palmer propose a triangulated assessment of teacher effectiveness in the online space: (1) instructor self-reflection, (2) student feedback, and (3) peer evaluation of teaching. The event is supported by the Office of Academic Affairs.