Drake Institute seeks faculty collaborators for DEIJ Instructional Redesign course

The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning seeks Arts & Humanities faculty to serve as subject matter experts for a Carmen-based Instructional Redesign short course to support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) in lectures, discussions, performances and studio-based teaching and Instructional Redesign efforts at Ohio State.

This short course will be a scalable, sustainable, asynchronous professional learning opportunity that both highlights the voices and experiences of a broad range of Ohio State instructors and students and evidences the value of a diverse, cross-disciplinary team of scholars. 

This collaboration, made possible through a Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme grant, will leverage faculty instructional expertise to create content for a suite of asynchronous modules. 

Expectations and Compensation

As contributors to the DEIJ Instructional Redesign short course, faculty will:

  • produce video content on a range of topics (with support from Drake staff and instructional designers), including DEIJ-related instructional methods and their impact on student learning and engagement; 
  • review and curate scholarly literature on recommended instructional methods; 
  • facilitate pre-recorded panels or discussion sessions with colleagues and/or students; 
  • outline assessment strategies or barriers and challenges to teaching from a DEIJ framework.

The Drake Institute anticipates selecting five Arts & Humanities contributing faculty. Faculty stipends will range from $500-$2,000. In addition, these faculty will be named 2021-22 Michael V. Drake Institute Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Fellows. 

Project work will be completed during summer and autumn 2021.

Interested faculty are invited to submit a letter of interest that outlines their implementation of and expertise in evidence-based instructional strategies supporting DEIJ and any previous collaborations or professional learning completed with the Drake Institute. This letter should accompany an abbreviated CV (three to four pages) that emphasizes work in teaching and learning. Application materials are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 21.

Application materials may be submitted here.

The Drake Institute especially encourages applications from Arts & Humanities instructors who have designed, implemented, and/or assessed evidence-based DEIJ strategies and researched their effectiveness. Applicants are expected to have completed the Drake Institute's Teaching@OhioState program prior to the project start date.

Questions? Contact David Sovic, assistant director for Instructional Redesign at the Drake Institute, at sovic.2@osu.edu.