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August 23, 2019

The Office of International Affairs will host the International Student Experience Workshop Series for faculty and staff, a three-part sequence to educate participants about life as an international student and offer guidance on how to best work with this population. Workshops will include staff presentations and a panel of international student s. Faculty and staff are encouraged to register for all three workshops , and those who complete the series will receive a training certificate.

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August 5, 2019
The UITL Teaching Support Program will continue into the 2019-20 academic year. Compensation-eligible instructors who have not yet completed the Teaching Practices Inventory, Teaching@OhioState online modules, and the UITL Reading List reflection still have the opportunity to do so. To date, 1,615 instructors have completed all of these activities, and 2,802 (over 50% of eligible instructors) have stepped into the program. Program administrators are currently establishing new deadlines for compensation. Please refer frequently to the UITL Teaching Support Program web pages for information and to become involved or continue your involvement.
July 23, 2019

Are you searching for a tool to help you determine if your class is supporting your students’ fulfillment of course learning outcomes? The Center for Life Sciences Education and the University Institute for Teaching and Learning invite you to a workshop designed to help you analyze data to identify aspects of your class that support student achievement and aspects you would like to redesign.

During the workshop, you will learn how to use a new tool, the Course Characterization Tool (CCT), designed to help you characterize your course assessments and active learning exercises. The CCT is a fillable, spreadsheet-based...

July 18, 2019

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce Jonathan Baker, Ph.D., has been appointed its new Associate Director of Instructional Advancement. Baker has extensive understanding of the Institute and its mission, having served as Faculty Fellow for Strategic Initiatives since Autumn 2017.

In his new role, he will supervise instructional support staff, including assistant directors and educational consultants. He will join the UITL leadership team charged with strategic implementation of UITL goals and objectives. That team includes UITL Director Kay Halasek, Ph.D.; UITL Associate Director for Operations and Strategic Partnerships Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, Ph.D.; and UITL Associate...

July 8, 2019

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL) and its partner, Universities Libraries, are pleased to announce a new Teaching Endorsement on Meaningful Inquiry. While earning this endorsement, faculty, staff, and GTAs will consider practical strategies for addressing racial and social class achievement gaps by designing meaningful and equitable research assignments. The Meaningful Inquiry Teaching Endorsement requires completion of a workshop series, the first of which will be offered Aug. 12 to 14. Those who complete the series will also be eligible for a Meaningful Inquiry grant.


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Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology, Marion Campus

Dr. Donna Bobbitt-Zeher’s research focuses on gender and inequality, how gender inequality changes over time, and the consequences of these changes. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in her work, drawing on race/class/gender perspectives. In addition to gender and inequality, her research also looks at societal change and its implications beyond issues of gender. This includes...Learn more