The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning invites instructors with upcoming teaching commitments to join a community of practice focused on contemplative pedagogies to commence on Monday, July 6, and run through Friday, Aug. 14.
Prospective participants should have a teaching commitment either in the Autumn of 2020 or Spring of 2021.
Contemplative pedagogy involves teaching methods designed to cultivate deepened awareness, concentration, and insight. Research suggests that contemplative pedagogy reduces test-taking anxiety and stress, improves course performance, creates cognitive space for considering new and challenging viewpoints, improves creativity and...
Co-authored by Associate Professor Julie Martin of the Department of Engineering Education and Chavone Garza, a former student at Clemson University, this autoethnography focuses on Garza's journey as an engineering undergraduate.
Drawing on critical race theory, the counterstory illustrates structural challenges that some underrepresented students face when they pursue STEM degrees. At the same time, drawing on autoethnography, the article challenges engineering education researchers to reconsider how they engage with participants in their work.
As Ohio State continues to respond to issues related to racism and racial disparities across its campuses and in the surrounding community, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has partnered with the Office of Academic Affairs to create Focus on Racial Justice . This website will serve as a clearinghouse for university-wide information, resources and opportunities that contribute to fostering meaningful change, including forums, initiatives and events open to Ohio State community members.
The 2020 SciAccess Conference , a free, all-day webinar dedicated to promoting disability inclusion in astronomy and STEM, will take place on June 29, 2020. This virtual event will feature keynote speaker Soyeon Yi, the first and only astronaut from South Korea, in addition to scientists and engineers with disabilities who will share their experiences in STEM. The 2020 SciAccess Conference is organized in partnership with NASA, The Ohio State University Department of Astronomy, and the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics.
Instructors struggling with how to recreate or re-envision active learning or clinical instruction for delivery remotely are invited to a Redesigning Instruction to Encourage Active Learning at a Distance session scheduled Wednesday, June 17, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
This event, which is part of the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning Clinical Teaching Community of Practice, is open to all instructors. During this session, a panel of health professions educators and instructional designers will present evidence-based practices for remote active learning and relationship building.
Participants are invited to bring their toughest instructional redesign questions to...
The University Institute for Teaching and Learning, established through the vision and commitment of Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, will now bear his name.
On a historic day in which The Ohio State University Board of Trustees honored the outgoing president and introduced his successor, the trustees approved a resolution changing the name of the institute to the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning.
UITL is pleased to congratulate the 2020 recipients of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer.
These awards recognize teaching excellence and are presented annually to faculty members who were nominated by students, alumni, and their peers. Winners receive a stipend made possible by The Ohio State University Alumni Association, University Advancement, and the Office of Academic Affairs and are inducted into the Academy of Teaching.
Please join us in congratulating:
Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching:
Sharon Amacher, Professor Dept of Molecular Genetics
In Lead Read Today, a publication of the Fisher College of Business Leadership Initiative, Associate Professor Brian Raison writes about leadership strategies for online teaching and how instructors can help their students feel safe in their online classes:
Think back to Maslow’s pyramid of needs. From the bottom and moving upward, the needs are: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem and self-actualization. Do all of our students have their physiological needs met? How has their home situation changed? Did they (or a parent or partner) lose a job? Are they worried about paying their internet service...
Congratulations to the many Ohio State faculty who have participated in UITL’s Teaching Support Program (TSP) in the past two years. More than 3,500 full- and part-time faculty have completed at least one component of the TSP, making it one of the most comprehensive teaching excellence programs in higher education.
Approximately 83% of full-time faculty in undergraduate-serving colleges have participated in the TSP, exceeding the university's 70% goal.
“We are so grateful that so many faculty committed themselves to this important work, even at a very challenging time,” Kay Halasek, UITL director, told Ohio State News...