UITL excited to welcome newest faculty members to campus

Teaching and learning in focus on New Faculty Orientation Day 2

UITL is excited to welcome the newest faculty members to campus for the annual New Faculty Orientation, August 15 and 16, 2018. During this two-day event, we are pleased to announce that teaching and learning will be the focal point of the Day 2 agenda

Highlights for Day 2 include a feature presentation from the recipient of the 2018 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, Assistant Professor of History Bart Elmore. Dr. Elmore will address the new faculty members with his presentation, “Top Five Things I Needed to Know as a New Faculty Member.”

An Ohio State faculty member since 2016, Dr. Elmore earned is BA in history from Dartmouth College in 2004, his MA (2007) and PhD (2012) from the University of Virginia, specializing in global environmental history and American history. His areas of expertise include: Global Environmental history; History of Capitalism; U.S. History since 1877 and Environment, Technology and Science.

Following a lunch break, UITL Faculty Fellows for Instructional Support, Dr. Maria Pruchnicki and Dr. Mary Jo Fresch will share the benefits of participating in the Faculty FIT Program and the Faculty Mentoring program before breaking out into smaller roundtable discussions with faculty mentors from across the university.

In addition to the two keynote presentations, new faculty will have the opportunity to hear from representatives from Ohio State’s community of teaching and learning experts on a variety of topics including: Evidence-based Instructional Approaches, Active Learning, Navigating Bias in the Classroom, Inclusive Teaching and Refining Your Syllabus for Day 1 and Beyond.

We look forward to a lively and interactive day with new faculty as we discuss how UITL and its partners across the university are working toward expanding faculty support and improving the scholarship of teaching in our effort to meet President Drake’s mission to elevate teaching excellence at Ohio State.

Please visit the Office of Academic Affairs for the full agenda, and if you haven’t registered for the 2018 New Faculty Orientation yet – the deadline is August 8 – please register today!