New Faculty FIT Teaching and Learning

Evidence-based classroom practices can increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes, and influence faculty success and enjoyment in teaching.  The New Faculty FIT Teaching and Learning endorsement is a longitudinal year-long program which introduces new faculty and instructors to the multi-disciplinary community at Ohio State, as well as supports for teaching and learning. Cohort meetings provide institutional context for teaching and set the stage for positive student interactions. Workshops and web-based resources are highlighted. Mentorship from exemplary University instructors, and an individualized approach to professional learning are program highlights. Participants are able to form connections, develop pedagogical expertise, and reflect on/share goals and experiences related to their instructional roles.  

Limited program - Endorsement is available to new faculty participating in the FIT: Foundation Impact Transformation cohorts for each academic year. Learn more about the Faculty FIT Program.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand institutional context for teaching
  • Connect to a multi-disciplinary teaching community
  • Understand the range of tools/support available to enhance teaching
  • Develop familiarity with diverse students
  • Reflect about teaching
Participation Requirements
  1. Attend the Faculty FIT Kickoff event (August 16, 2018 or January 11, 2019).
  2. Participate in at least 4 hours of FIT mentoring (with assigned cohort) between September 2018 and April 2019.
  3. Complete the first two components of the Teaching Support Program, which include:
    1. The Teaching Practices Inventory
    2. Teaching @ Ohio State modules and the UITL Reading List
  4. Complete the “Reflect on Your Learning” questions in the online Endorsement application.

 

Contact uitl@osu.edu if you have questions about this particular endorsement program.

Required Hours
15
Timeline for Completion
1-2 academic terms