Instructors interested in the Drake Institute’s Instructional Redesign program are invited to a series of events this autumn that will introduce them to the program, its goals and outcomes, requirements, incentives for completion and colleagues who have successfully completed an Instructional Redesign portfolio .
Two Redesigning Instruction faculty panels have been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, Nov. 12. Each panel will showcase three successful Instructional Redesigns by faculty from various disciplines who will discuss their teaching problem, the evidence-based instructional strategies they implemented and assessment techniques.
For instructors seeking additional information about assessing...
David M. Sovic, Ph.D., is assistant director for Research-Related Programs and the coordinator of Instructional Redesign at the Drake Institute. He earned a doctorate from The Ohio State University with a focus on Environmental Toxicology, studying the impacts of natural and synthetic estrogen exposure on reproduction in freshwater mussels.
Sovic has taught undergraduate courses in biology and graduate-level professional development courses on biology teaching and learning. His postdoctoral research has centered on identifying effective approaches for training students in metacognition and other elements of self-regulation, as well as understanding how course learning outcomes can be used by...
New faculty have the opportunity to join small mentoring cohorts of three to four new faculty members and one experienced Ohio State faculty member mentor who has been hand-picked and is known for excellent teaching. Cohorts typically meet monthly throughout the academic year.
Mentoring cohorts for the 2020-21 academic year are forming now. If you're interested in being assigned to a mentoring...
The Drake Institute wants to know: How did you welcome your students back to the virtual classroom this fall?
Send us your welcome video, and your submission might be posted on the Institute website. Clips from selected videos may also be used in upcoming informational and promotional materials for the Drake Institute.
The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion have collaborated to provide a respectful dialogue toolkit for faculty, staff and students.
Respectful dialogue is engagement in honest, thoughtful, and reflexive conversation with the goal of understanding one another. Respectful engagement does not mean that everyone has to agree or adopt each another's perspectives. Rather, it is by sharing differing perspectives that we are able to effectively communicate across differences and boundaries and learn from one another. Each person involved in respectful dialogue takes responsibility for the impact of their words...
The Drake Institute has a number of resources to help new faculty get acquainted to Ohio State, refine their teaching practices and build communities of mentors and peers. Presentation slides and resources from New Faculty Orientation are also available for reference. For regular updates from the Drake Institute, including information about new workshops, events and grant opportunities, subscribe to our biweekly newsletter .
How does copyright law differ for distance learning and traditional face-to-face courses? What permissions do you need to share or include someone else's content in your online course? Does copyright law have an exception for emergencies? Who owns the copyright in the works you create?
Join University Libraries’ Copyright Services for a presentation on the basics of copyright for online instruction on August 11 at 9 a.m. This presentation will cover copyright exceptions for online teaching, an introduction to using openly licensed content and copyright best practices for transitioning from a face-to-face to online course.
As we prepare for another extraordinary semester this fall, it is critically important that instructors have all of the resources they need to ensure success in AU20 and beyond.
To help provide this support, the Offices of Academic Affairs, Student Academic Success, Distance Education and eLearning and Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning have collaborated to present a series of three town halls: Teaching for Student Success in Autumn and Beyond.
These sessions will bring together individuals from multiple campuses, colleges and units across the university, and were organized with guidance and input from students....
Staff and faculty members across campus are increasingly interested in hosting dialogues around race and social injustice. Dialogue can lead to more insightful and well-supported decisions and can also allow individuals to feel heard. But effective dialogue is not always easy to achieve and can be a challenge to get started.
Join us on July 15 from 10:00-11:15 a.m. to discuss how to intentionally prepare for an effective dialogue. Hear from panelists on how they prepared for and started the discussion, best practices, personal experiences, and some pitfalls we might try to avoid.
The Research and Implementation Grant Program sponsored by the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning aims to advance and facilitate research that situates Ohio State as a leader in teaching and learning innovation and excellence. These annual awards fund research projects that advance evidence-based instruction in Ohio State courses and contribute to SoTL or DBER.
Due to the university's response to COVID-19, reviews of proposals submitted in Spring 2020 were suspended. To adapt to these rapidly changing times and address critical issues brought to the forefront as a result of the pandemic, the Drake Institute has...