The Association for American Colleges & Universities has begun hosting Faculty Friday Webinars. This Friday, AAC&U experts will present "Designing High-Impact Practices for Equity and Impact in New Contexts."
"High-impact practices are known to deepen learning and engagement and to promote student success, but how readily do they translate to new contexts? Can faculty design similarly impactful teaching and learning practices even as they adapt to the sudden and massive shift to virtual environments now underway? Join the conversation to share strategies for supporting student success and advancing equity in new contexts—during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond."...
Jessie Male, PhD Candidate, and Dr. Margaret Price | April 2, 2020
As we continue to transition and adjust to online classes, it’s imperative that we maintain support of disabled students—those who have registered with Disability Services, and those who now request accommodation. It’s important to remember that all of our students need accommodations of many kinds, whether “official” or not, and those needs may have suddenly intensified with the change to an online format.
Although many institutions are encouraging synchronous teaching to enable a level of intimacy and routine, for a variety of reasons students might not be able to all congregate during a specific timeframe. The asynchronous model has...
To lend support to instructors and extend and amplify the resources available through keepteaching , the University Institute of Teaching and Learning announces seven Communities of Practice designed to allow those who teach to connect with one another and share evidence-based instructional strategies as they deliver courses remotely.
Communities of Practice connect instructors and allow them to interact regularly and share concerns in a way that reflects the fundamentally social nature of learning (and teaching).
The Communities of Practice will develop around three themes: 1. assessment and evaluation of student learning; 2. inclusivity and access; and...
Many of the articles crossing our virtual desktops in the past week or so remind us of the challenges facing faculty as they make the move to remote teaching. Just this morning (March24), for example, Inside Higher Ed published Colleen Flaherty’s “ Working from Home during COVIC-19 Proves Challenging for Faculty Members ,” which speaks to very real challenges: attending to the needs and health of school-aged and college-aged children (as well as our own), creating and maintaining daily schedules and keeping ourselves accountable, meeting research and teaching productivity expectations, and the financial uncertainties facing part-time and adjunct faculty....
Because the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has disrupted so many aspects of our academic calendar, the university is extending the final deadline to be compensated for completing portions of the Teaching Support Program (TSP) . The new deadline is May 15.
The University Institute for Teaching and Learning welcomes instructors to a first week of teaching remotely with additional resources and programming found under the Instructor Support section of our website.
In particular, UITL is developing several Remote Teaching Tip Sheets , the first of which, “ Accessible and Inclusive Assessments ,” was published Tuesday. Several tip sheets will follow in the next few days, including those on developing and sustaining inclusive teaching in a remote context, Graduate Teaching Assistant considerations, exploring scholarly teaching while adapting, and others.
The University Institute for Teaching and Learning will host remote consultation hours throughout this week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
UITL staff will be available to provide support and consultation on a wide range of topics, including, among others:
Evidence-based assessment and instructional strategies Inclusive teaching in various learning contexts Instructional redesign Developing assignments to meet learning outcomes Student engagement and classroom/learning context management
UITL will host virtual “open office hours” via CARMEN ZOOM. Ohio State instructors are welcome to drop in for consultations. To join, visit us here.
A message to the Ohio State Teaching Community from Kay Halasek, Director of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning ( UITL):
As Ohio State prepares to embark on an unprecedented effort to provide university - wide online course delivery, I write today to let you know UITL stands ready to partner with you and provide support during the coming weeks .
UITL staff will be available to provide support and...