The Writing Center is happy to announce two ways to consult virtually with our staff this summer:
Drop Off session (link is external) : writers can upload their writing along with a few questions or concerns they would like a consultant to address. Consultants will provide feedback, and upload the document in 24-48 hours
Drop off sessions will be available Monday-Friday from 10 AM-4 PM and 5 PM-7 PM , as well as Saturday 12 PM-2 PM and Sunday 12 PM-4 PM and 5-7 PM...
The University Institute for Teaching and Learning invites instructors to join a five-session Instructional Redesign cohort scheduled from May 18 to 22.
Facilitated by Clinical Associate Professor Nicole Kraft , School of Communication, this professional learning experience will guide participants through the theories and practices of Carmen usage modeled in Carmen Common Sense with an eye towards redesigning the way they use the LMS to increase student learning or enhance student experiences.
The cohort work is especially relevant as instructors finalize courses for summer and plan for autumn semester.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is holding a virtual panel discussion featuring the staff of the Young Scholars and Tutoring Program on Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m. The Student Success staff will share what they have learned during this national pandemic and how the coronavirus has impacted first-generation and low-income college students. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the event starts.
Ohio State is conducting a study on the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning. If you’re an Ohio State student or faculty member, please take the survey by May 15 and help benefit the university’s Margaret Herlan Busch Student Assistance Fund.
The survey takes 5–10 minutes to complete and will help Ohio State better understand the stresses and challenges that our students and faculty experienced during the coronavirus outbreak. The Busch Fund will receive a $10,000 donation, in appreciation of students and faculty who respond to the survey.
The Ohio State University is proud to maintain an Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.
As an institutional member, OSU faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students have access to the following resources at no cost to you:
HathiTrust has opened emergency temporary access to copyrighted material in their digital library to member institutions with copies of those items in their physical collections. Books available through HathiTrust which are also in The Ohio State University Libraries collections have been made available online without the additional step of requesting a digital scan. This action from HathiTrust allows digital access to nearly two million volumes, corresponding to approximately 46% of the print collections held at Ohio State. To take advantage of this resource: Visit https://www.hathitrust.org and click the yellow “LOG IN” button. Select...
The Writing Associates Program is a Writing Across the Curriculum initiative that partners an instructor of a writing-intensive course with an undergraduate writing tutor (known as a Writing Associate or WA)
These partnerships offer an opportunity for curricular development, as the WAs work with the instructor over the course of the whole semester. Because the WAs are trained in writing pedagogy and peer tutoring, they represent a dynamic resource for writing instructors teaching at any level of the curriculum.
The Keep Teaching website has been updated with a course assurance form that instructors should use to submit a class for approval for distance learning offerings in Summer 2020. The review is for change of delivery only; course goals, objectives and related considerations will not be under review because they were previously approved. The form includes core best practices that are derived from a more comprehensive list of considerations for virtual delivery. To complete the syllabus assurance review for Summer 2020, instructors will need to upload to BuckeyeBox a finalized Online Course Assurance form and course syllabus for each course being taught.
The Association for American Colleges & Universities has begun hosting Faculty Friday Webinars. This Friday, AAC&U experts will present "Designing High-Impact Practices for Equity and Impact in New Contexts."
"High-impact practices are known to deepen learning and engagement and to promote student success, but how readily do they translate to new contexts? Can faculty design similarly impactful teaching and learning practices even as they adapt to the sudden and massive shift to virtual environments now underway? Join the conversation to share strategies for supporting student success and advancing equity in new contexts—during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond."...