Drake Institute awarded Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme grant

The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that the institute has received a $50,000 grant through Ohio State’s Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme, specifically the 2020-2021 Centers + Institutes Grants competition.

Funding from this opportunity promotes interdisciplinary research, creative expression, teaching and outreach across the university, with an emphasis on supporting the arts and humanities.

The Drake Institute will use this grant to support its Instructional Redesign (IR) initiative, an incentive-based program open to Ohio State instructors that encourages the exploration, implementation and assessment of evidence-based instructional strategies in a course.

The institute’s forthcoming project, Advancing IR on-Demand, will infuse instructional redesign techniques with disciplinary pedagogy from the arts and humanities to support inclusive instruction, scholarly teaching and student academic success.

“This grant will aid the Drake Institute in expanding and enhancing an ongoing effort to develop asynchronous professional learning short-courses that are designed to facilitate participants’ efficient and effective navigation of instructional redesign,” says David Sovic, assistant director of research-related programs and Instructional Redesign coordinator for the Drake Institute. “Funds from this award will be used to create entirely new short course offerings that will support the entire OSU teaching and learning community in implementing and assessing evidence-based practices to address critical issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom.”