The Drake Institute encourages all members of the Ohio State community to engage in scholarly teaching, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) or Discipline-Based Educational Research (DBER).
To support these efforts, the Institute sponsors the SoTL and DBER Learning Community This initiative offers faculty and staff an extended opportunity to learn about and undertake a project in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and/or Discipline-Based Education Research. It provides professional instructors the opportunity to establish collegial relationships across disciplines and reinforces a faculty culture that brings together the scholarship, research, and practice of teaching and learning.
The conference will focus on research including the collection and analysis of data on student learning, student surveys, student interviews, learning management system data, and student institutional data for the purposes of improving equity, student success, and educational excellence.
As we continue to live and work in a highly charged political environment, the Michael V. Drake Institute invites you to attend the first session in a new conversation series. Teaching in Troubled Times: the Drake Institute Pop-Up Conversation Series is designed to help to provide support for professional instruction during this challenging moment in our history.
This first one-hour installment in the series, “Breonna Taylor and #SayHerName” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. and will feature a conversation on teaching in the wake of the recent developments surrounding the killing of Breonna Taylor, the...
From the Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson:
Dear Buckeye Nation:
Breonna Taylor deserves justice, and this does not feel like justice.
We cannot accept what has happened in Louisville. We grieve the tragic and senseless loss of Breonna Taylor — a daughter, a friend, a niece, a loved one, who was unarmed and asleep.
The breakdown in the justice system in the killings of unarmed Black and Brown people in our country has become all too familiar, tragically. This isn’t going to stop until we create an anti-racist world.
Cornell University’s Center for Teaching Innovation is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom , that guides instructors in exploring frameworks and strategies for building and sustaining inclusive learning environments. The course runs from Oct. 1–31, 2020 on edX.org.
Are you looking for a supportive space to reimagine or develop a course writing assignment? Are you looking to adapt your assignments for hybrid or remote teaching?
We know that instructors are often negotiating time and various responsibilities throughout the semester. This three hour a week commitment — divided between asynchronous individual work and a 1 ½ hour synchronous collaboration with the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) team and fellow participants — over four sessions affords several opportunities to:
(Re)design an inclusive writing assignment and assessment plan; Engage with instructors of writing from across...
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) is hosting a series of workshops in late September and early October. Each workshop will include brief introductory activities and resources on Carmen, followed by a one hour interactive session where participants will be able to work with teaching materials and engage with colleagues and the WAC team.
Responding to Student Writing
Sept. 29, 10 -11 a.m. or Oct. 2, 1-2 p.m.
In this workshop, we’ll give participants an opportunity to work through how to make the feedback they give to students meaningful and manageable...
The health and wellness of our student population is widely recognized to have a strong impact on their continued academic success. This issue is of particular concern as we continue to grapple with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an effort to support faculty and promote health and wellness among our student community, the Office of Student Life's Department of Outreach and Programs has created a series of workshops and crafted a syllabus statement designed to help you direct students to resources that provide aid and encourage them in the pursuit of healthy...
As we begin an autumn semester unlike any other, remote teaching via Zoom has become an indispensable tool for virtual instruction. Students entering the remote classroom this fall will bring with them a wide range of experiences and varying degrees of comfort using the video conferencing platform.
To help provide support and answer common questions, a simple guide and FAQ is now available. The Students' Guide to Zoom was originally created at the University of North Carolina and has been adapted for Ohio State. It provides an overview, tips and tricks for navigating classroom life in the age...