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November 13, 2019

University Libraries offers a new Teaching Endorsement through which instructors will learn how to purposefully and strategically teach information literacy skills and concepts in their classes. To earn the endorsement, participants will compete a self-paced, fully online course called Teaching Information Literacy , and they will develop an action plan for integrating information literacy into a course.

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October 31, 2019
In honor of The Ohio State University’s 150 year anniversary, a six-part mini documentary series, Our Stories, Our Future, will highlight topics including Ohio State’s land-grant heritage, student experience and international reach. Episode two of Our Stories, Our Future, featuring Kay Halasek, director of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL), explores how UITL’s Teaching Support Program is elevating the university’s teaching and learning mission and supporting student success as education continues to evolve.
October 29, 2019

The Student Life Multicultural Center (SLMCC)'s Week of Action will be held Nov. 12-16. This initiative that seeks to reach out to the entire Ohio State campus community in an effort to encourage students, staff and faculty to act in solidarity with and on behalf of people who are of a different race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual identity, gender identity/expression, socioeconomic class, or other identity different than their own. Find more information and a schedule of events on the SLMCC website .

During this week, on Nov. 13, UITL will co-sponsor a workshop called Supporting...

October 21, 2019

ACRL Publishing has just released a new collection co-edited by Craig Gibson, University Institute for Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow, and Sharon Mader, Dean Emerita of Libraries at the University of New Orleans, and formerly Visiting Program Office for Information Literacy at ACRL. The volume, entitled Building Teaching and Learning Communities: Creating Shared Meaning and Purpose, brings together perspectives on higher education pedagogy from some of the leading names in educational development in North America.

Chapters by Pat Hutchings, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Nancy Chick, Joan Middendorf, Linda Hodges, Peter Felten, and Kateryna Schray illuminate a wide range of teaching-related...

October 3, 2019

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning is pleased to be hosting Hendrik den Ouden, deputy head of the Centre for Advanced Teaching and Learning at the University of Cologne (UoC) for a visit this month. Den Ouden, who is also a tenured senior lecturer, will present two workshops in mid-October during his time at Ohio State. The workshops are open to the OSU community and include:

The Challenge of University Teaching , Monday, Oct. 14, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., 150 Thompson Library
Teaching at a university can be inspiring, dynamic, exciting and sometimes...

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Kay Halasek

Kay Halasek was named inaugural director of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning in 2016. She also holds an appointment as associate professor of English.

As director of the Institute, Halasek leads enterprise initiatives in instructional support for faculty and graduate students and research on and policy development related to teaching and learning. Among her...Learn more