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May 31, 2019

The University Institute of Teaching and Learning has selected Craig Gibson, Professional Development Coordinator for University Libraries, to serve as its Instructional Support Faculty Fellow. Gibson will lead UITL’s Mentor Program, designed to support the success of new faculty.

Gibson’s role chairing University Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Committee and his responsibilities for liaison and teaching development support across University Libraries, as well as his ongoing service as a UITL FIT (Foundation Impact Transformation) mentor, prepared him well for this leadership role.

“Prof. Gibson brings to UITL the scholarly expertise in and personal commitment to teaching and learning that...

May 7, 2019

Stephanie Rohdieck, Associate Director of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, recently received a 2019 Distinguished Staff Award.

For 20 years, Stephanie served the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, which recently merged with UITL. Beginning as a Program Assistant, she went on to become a Program Coordinator, Instructional Consultant, and Assistant Director, before her most recent promotion to Associate Director.

Nine of Stephanie’s colleagues contributed to her nomination packet. In particular:

She was noted for personally conducted 1,700 consultations since 2003 with 627 unique individuals/teachers, representing over 80 departments across campus...
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...

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Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Columbus Campus

Over the course of her 25 years as an instructor at The Ohio State University, Dr. Angela Brintlinger has taught everything from general education courses on Russian literature, food, and culture to specialized graduate seminars. Her expertise in genre studies includes biography, the short story, and historical fiction, as well as literary theory. She has published widely in the U.S. and...Learn more