There are growing national discussions about the critical importance of providing high-quality, evidenced-based, inclusive undergraduate STEM educational experiences across various modes and locations of delivery. How we evaluate teaching is one lever for heightening attention to the quality of teaching. Grappling with better methods to evaluate teaching is a driver to engage faculty in re-envisioning approaches to high quality teaching and learning. Recent rapid transitions in teaching and learning in higher education, along with concerns about equity in students’ experiences and demands on faculty, create an opportunity to rethink the process for evaluating faculty work, including teaching.
The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning announces a new Community of Practice for graduate teaching associates of color that will meet biweekly throughout the spring semester.
Participants will strengthen inclusive practices in their teaching and connect as members of minoritized identities in the academy. Participants will engage research-based diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) pedagogical strategies while considering how the politics of inclusion and justice play a role in their graduate careers.
The community will meet via Zoom biweekly for one hour on dates to be determined. Facilitators and participants will share resources, activities, readings...
The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning is pleased to welcome Instructional Development Specialist, Laura Struve, Ph. D., who will join the team on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.
Dr. Struve's considerable experience supporting the professional development and pedagogical skills of graduate students will allow her to contribute to the Drake Institute's mission to enhance and elevate the scholarship of professional teaching at The Ohio State University. She will lead the Drake Institute’s team of graduate consultants and work closely with graduate teaching associates to provide pedagogical support within a framework of collaboration and inclusivity.
The de adlin e for proposals is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.
The Institute seeks proposals for projects that advance implementation and/or research of instructional best practices in Ohio State courses and make contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)  or Discipline-based Education Research (DBER) .
Eligiblity is limited to faculty who have taken a Teaching Practices Inventory survey, and completed both the five-module review of teaching practices designed for Ohio...
New faculty who missed Day 2 of New Faculty Orientation in August, and those who joined us later in the year, are all invited to attend the morning sessions of the spring new faculty welcome from 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.
The teaching-focused morning will provide strategies for learning engagement and evidence-based teaching practices, an introduction to Ohio State students and early connections to the campus community.
For more information and to register, go to the OAA website .
All Ohio State faculty are welcome to attend an afternoon session on promotion and tenure, led by Helen Malone, vice provost for academic policy and faculty resources, on Friday, January 8, from 1 to 3 p.m . The session will cover an overview of the process, including what documentation is needed. Registration is open.
The Drake Institute Faculty Foundation, Impact, Transformation (FIT) Program, provides a set of coordinated professional learning experiences for new and developing instructors at Ohio State. For those who may have missed out on the autumn convening, registration for spring cohorts and book circles is open now.
Participants can elect to participate in mentoring cohorts composed of 3-4 new faculty members led by an experienced faculty mentor who has been recognized for their teaching excellence, or join a FIT Book Circle, where they come together in mentor-led groups to discuss a selection from the New Faculty Orientation selected book...
This winter, the Drake Institute and faculty affiliates will provide programming to help support instructors seeking a head start on course preparation for spring 2021.
CARMEN COMMON SENSE Monday, Dec. 14 through Thursday, Dec. 17 from 10-11 a.m. daily
If you want to refine your Carmen site prior to the holiday season, join Clinical Associate professor Nicole Kraft from the School of Communication, for a guided workshop designed to help you build or revise your course using Carmen Common Sense (CCS). This workshop also funcitions as an Instructional Redesign cohort, as some features of...
The Writing Associates Program , offered by the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, is matching instructors who teach writing-intensive courses with undergraduate writing tutors (writing associates) for the spring semester. Writing associates work with instructors and their students to offer support.
Applications for the spring 2021 semester close on Nov. 30 . If you have questions before or after submitting an application, please direct them to Chris Manion, email@example.com .
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...