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April 18, 2019

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning’s Internal Advisory Committee met on Tuesday, April 16, to review institute activities this academic year. UITL Director Kay Halasek’s presentation, “Looking Back, Looking Forward,” outlined the most significant accomplishments of the institute in the area of its four pillars: Instructional Support, Inquiry and Research, Policy, and Communications.

In particular, Halasek reported to the IAC that the institute reached its 2018-19 goals that included, among others, launching and beginning assessment of the Teaching Support Program, increasing Teaching Endorsements, increasing new faculty participation in the FIT (Foundations, Impact, and Transformation) program, and growing research...

April 9, 2019

For the fourth year, Ohio State is conducting a climate survey of all students. Faculty and staff are encouraged to be aware and supportive of students in completing the survey. Information collected will allow the university to inform and further enhance Buckeyes ACT, Ohio State’s comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct. The survey is now available and remains open through April 21. Participation is voluntary, and once the survey is submitted, responses are completely anonymous.

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March 21, 2019

Does your course include movies, text, pictures, or audio that you did not create? Are you planning to share materials you created with your students? To help instructors in the creation of their Carmen courses, Copyright Services at The Ohio State University Libraries has created the Copyright in CarmenCanvas Guide . It will help readers understand copyright law, specifically in the context of creating Carmen courses. While it is not legal advice, it is both a wealth of information and a multi-media demonstration of copyright best practices for sharing content through Carmen.

Readers can...

March 18, 2019

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning is currently seeking a Faculty Fellow for Instructional Support to join a team of faculty and staff educational developers committed to elevating teaching and learning at The Ohio State University.

The Faculty Fellow will contribute to the instructional support mission of UITL, lead our Mentor Program and support its assessment, as well as help shape the future direction of UITL programming for new faculty.

The fellow position is 25% FTE based on current faculty appointment, and most of the responsibilities will involve leading mentoring initiatives and recruiting faculty known for their...

March 4, 2019

Faculty who are interested in serving as mentors to new faculty during the 2019-2020 academic year are invited to contact The University Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Part of the Institute’s Instructional Support work focuses on the Faculty FIT Program. This program offers a set of coordinated learning experiences that focus on professional development for instructional faculty, and particularly strives to engage faculty new to The Ohio State University.

An integral part of Faculty FIT is the Mentoring Program, which:

Matches a small multi-disciplinary cohort of new faculty with a faculty mentor. Engages new-to-Ohio State faculty...

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Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Studies, Marion Campus

An experienced instructor, Dr. Luzmila Camacho-Platero has taught in small liberal arts colleges such as Utica College and Saint Mary’s College. She has experience teaching a variety of courses, ranging from languages, to literature and culture from the Golden Age to the 20th century. Her research explores Golden Age Theater, specifically the topic of la mujer varonil. Her other research...Learn more