David Sovic , assistant director of research-related programs and Instructional Redesign coordinator, is developing cohorts of instructors who are interested in exploring evidence-based teaching strategies together as a group, with a goal of successfully completing Instructional Redesign portfolios.
Instructional Redesign is the final component of the Drake Institute’s Teaching Support Program. Instructors with a .75 FTE (or greater) appointment are eligible for a $1,150 one-time compensation upon submitting a successful portfolio.
Sovic is also seeking pedagogical experts to work with instructional designers and develop short...
Diversity, inclusion and outreach to underserved populations are frequently discussed priorities in the field of higher education. Some statuses, however, are less easy to recognize than others. The issues faced by students who may be experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, and violence, and those who are undocumented/DACA-mented are often unacknowledged to the point of being rendered “invisible”.
To help address this issue, the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning has collaborated with the Indiana University Bloomington Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning to present a workshop, “Practices and Language for Expanding Classroom Diversity to ‘Invisible’ Populations”.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Student Life and university partners have developed a set of resources to encourage participation in the democratic process and provide support and stress management.
The Education for Citizenship Initiative aims to inspire engagement, promote the use of integrity and respect in the expression of ideas and beliefs, and build trust and resilience among students, faculty and staff.
The Drake Institute and Office of Diversity and Inclusion are co-hosting a workshop, When Politics Enters the Classroom: How to Mediate Controversial Topics in Class, on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 1-2:15 p.m.
Participants will learn how their definitions of political and controversial topics are subjective and based around personal experience, disciplinary training and educational background; develop their own framework for interpreting and mediating political discussions in class; and articulate the importance of nurturing political conversations among students.
This conference will focus on research, including the collection and analysis of data on student learning, for the purposes of improving equity, student success and the pursuit of educational excellence. The conference will include grant presentations, qualitative and quantitative workshops, and a poster session.
These cohorts can be stand-alone experiences or used as the foundation for an instructional redesign (IR) and assessment process culminating in the creation of an Instructional Redesign portfolio that may be eligible for compensation.
Teaching Information Literacy Instructional Redesign Cohort
Asynchronous delivery beginning on Monday, Oct. 19 via CarmenCanvas with optional virtual cohorts on Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.
This professional learning experience will provide guidance for strategically...
The Drake Institute announces three upcoming remote workshops designed specifically for Graduate Instructors:
For Graduate Instructors: Designing Accessible, Adaptive and Effective Assignments
Thursday, Oct. 15, 3-4:30 p.m.
In this session, participants will learn how to use backwards design principles to create accessible and effective assignments for both in-person and online teaching contexts. Participants will develop assignments to guide student learning in alignment with course goals and learning outcomes. This webinar provides a space for graduate instructors with varying levels of teaching experience to collaborate and learn from each other.
A new project, partially funded by the Drake Institute's SoTL and DBER Research & Implementation Grant program, is offering free one-hour financial planning sessions to students this fall.
The service-learning project, offered by the College of Education and Human Ecology's Department of Human Sciences, pairs financial planning students at Ohio State, Franklin University and Columbus State with local financial advisors to assist students with financial planning topics, both large and small.
Student-clients will receive one hour of financial planning over Zoom. Teams consist of an experienced financial professional teaming up with undergraduate financial planning students for a class...
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.