Are you a graduate student who uses writing in your teaching in a meaningful way to respond to students’ needs and promote learning? Consider applying for the 2020 Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Outstanding Writing Instruction Award.
In the latest issue of Communications of the ACM , Jim Davis, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, writes about a unique classroom experience in his course, Artificial Intelligence for Non-Majors.
Davis was describing the A* algorithm – a foundational algorithm in computer science and artificial intelligence – when a student asked, “What does A* stand for?” Stumped, Davis challenged the class to find an answer.
Shadia (Shed) Siliman is an Instructional Consultant focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Before coming to The Ohio State University, Siliman served as a Graduate Instructional Consultant, also focused on DEI, at Indiana University. She is also experienced as an advisor and mentor. Siliman pulls from her activism, education and teaching experience to help instructors cultivate intersectional pedagogies. She assists instructors in accounting for identity differences along such lines as race, class, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, citizenship and more.
Students often start Asuman Turkmen’s Elementary Statistics course at very different places: Some already have Advanced Placement mathematics courses under their belts, while others have barely studied statistics.
This gap in knowledge has been a longstanding challenge for Turkmen, an associate professor at The Ohio State University at Newark. How could she better teach the entire class, she wondered, without boring some students — or scaring away others?
Thanks to the Teaching Support Program, Turkmen is using more evidence-based practices to motivate her students and encourage class participation — all while responding to the range of knowledge that her students bring to the course.
As Ohio State University faculty gear up for the spring semester, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning recommends James Lang's Advice Guide, "How to Teach a Good First Day Class," published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Lang is a frequent contributor and professor of English and the director of the D'Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. The four principles outlined in the guide target student curiosity, community, learning and expectations, and the guide also highlights a number of other excellent resources for the first day and beyond.
Attending a conference? Meeting you can’t reschedule? Family obligations? There's no need to cancel your class: The Dennis Learning Center can help. A DLC workshop can assist your students to acquire learning and motivational skills that lead to college success. The DLC facilitates workshops on a variety of topics that are beneficial for students of all years and levels (undergraduate and graduate/professional students).
Workshops are approximately 45 minutes, although workshop lengths and focuses can be modified to fit your needs. Questions? Contact DLC Program Manager, Jackie von Spiegel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-688-4011. To request a...
The Ohio State University Student Government has announced an award to recognize the importance of a strongly organized Carmen site to student learning. Developed in collaboration with the Office of Distance Education, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, and the Council on Distance Education, Libraries and Information Technology, the Carmen Common Sense Award recognizes Carmen pages that go above and beyond to utilize the tools Carmen has to offer.
Carmen Common Sense and the award acknowledge what USG leaders have been hearing from students. While Carmen is designed to make classes more accessible and connect students to the...
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.
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.