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January 15, 2019

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning held a New Faculty Spring Welcome on Friday, Jan. 11, at Thompson Library. Nearly 50 instructors attended the event, as well as over a dozen faculty mentors. Provost Bruce McPherson, Vice Provost for Faculty Resources and Academic Policy Kay Wolf, and UITL Director Kay Halasek welcomed the new faculty to Ohio State.

Events highlighted new programs at Ohio State designed to improve teaching and learning across the university. In addition, workshops and sessions focused on developing syllabi, active learning, and inclusive teaching.

January 15, 2019

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning is currently accepting grant 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).

This is the second year of UITL’s grant program designed to encourage research that will have a measurable impact on student learning and experience. The program provides not only funding, but also assistance from experts.

“This grant program is an excellent way for instructors to start a project on implementing an evidence-based instructional practice or...

January 4, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

In a move to consolidate strengths, Ohio State is combining the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) with the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL).

The merger, which took effect Jan. 1 and will unfold over the next several months, comes as Ohio State continues to integrate, focus, and enhance resources that support the teaching and learning pillar of the university’s strategic plan. The combined enterprise will operate under the UITL name and be led by the institute’s director, Kay Halasek.

UITL was established in 2016 in response to a call from...

December 11, 2018

Kay Wolf, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources, and Stephanie Rohdieck, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will present a joint special session for Faculty FIT participants, to discuss positive practices in documenting teaching, writing teaching statements, and early considerations for reappointment, promotion and tenure.

The event is scheduled for Jan 11, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m..: in Thompson Library, Room 165.

Registration is available at: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0cd1HAM4BF6G1aB .

The session will be available for virtual attendance at https://zoom.us/j/721302090 .

| October 2, 2018

The Ohio State University is unveiling a new plan to boost excellence in teaching across the university.

On Thursday, President Michael V. Drake and Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron visited representatives from the College of Arts and Sciences to discuss the new Teaching Support Program .

The program, offered through the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, is a voluntary professional development program to provide additional support for teaching faculty and their work in the classroom. The program is available to tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty and lecturers.

“Why are we doing this? We’re...

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Professor Emeritus, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Kinesiology, Columbus Campus

Dr. David Porretta is known internationally as a scholar of adapted physical activity. He has been a professor in adapted physical activity at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than 30 years.

Dr. Porretta is a published scholar and regularly presents papers at international, national and state meetings. From 2002 to 2007 he served as editor of Adapted Physical Activity...Learn more