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January 27, 2020

John Beacom, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Henry L. Cox Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has received the National Postdoctoral Association’s 2020 Garnett-Powers Association Inc. Mentor Award . This award recognizes a single faculty member who has engaged in exceptional mentoring of postdoctoral scholars.

January 24, 2020

Are you a graduate student who uses writing in your teaching in a meaningful way to respond to students’ needs and promote learning? Consider applying for the 2020 Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Outstanding Writing Instruction Award.

January 21, 2020

In the latest issue of Communications of the ACM , Jim Davis, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, writes about a unique classroom experience in his course, Artificial Intelligence for Non-Majors.

Davis was describing the A* algorithm – a foundational algorithm in computer science and artificial intelligence – when a student asked, “What does A* stand for?” Stumped, Davis challenged the class to find an answer.

January 17, 2020

Shadia (Shed) Siliman is an Instructional Consultant focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Before coming to The Ohio State University, Siliman served as a Graduate Instructional Consultant, also focused on DEI, at Indiana University. She is also experienced as an advisor and mentor. Siliman pulls from her activism, education and teaching experience to help instructors cultivate intersectional pedagogies. She assists instructors in accounting for identity differences along such lines as race, class, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, citizenship and more.

January 7, 2020

Students often start Asuman Turkmen’s Elementary Statistics course at very different places: Some already have Advanced Placement mathematics courses under their belts, while others have barely studied statistics.

This gap in knowledge has been a longstanding challenge for Turkmen, an associate professor at The Ohio State University at Newark. How could she better teach the entire class, she wondered, without boring some students — or scaring away others?

Thanks to the Teaching Support Program, Turkmen is using more evidence-based practices to motivate her students and encourage class participation — all while responding to the range of knowledge that her students bring to the course.

 

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Anne Ralph
Associate Clinical Professor, Moritz College of Law
Columbus Campus

Dr. Anne Ralph grew up just outside Columbus, and after living in several other states during her education and the first part of her legal career, she is pleased to return home to Ohio State. Dr. Ralph teaches legal skills courses, including first-year legal analysis and writing, advanced legal writing, and pretrial litigation.

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