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...
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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The University Institute for Teaching and Learning is currently seeking a Faculty Fellow for Instructional Support to join a team of faculty and staff educational developers committed to elevating teaching and learning at The Ohio State University.
The Faculty Fellow will contribute to the instructional support mission of UITL, lead our Mentor Program and support its assessment, as well as help shape the future direction of UITL programming for new faculty.
The fellow position is 25% FTE based on current faculty appointment, and most of the responsibilities will involve leading mentoring initiatives and recruiting faculty known for their...
Faculty who are interested in serving as mentors to new faculty during the 2019-2020 academic year are invited to contact The University Institute for Teaching and Learning.
Part of the Institute’s Instructional Support work focuses on the Faculty FIT Program. This program offers a set of coordinated learning experiences that focus on professional development for instructional faculty, and particularly strives to engage faculty new to The Ohio State University.
An integral part of Faculty FIT is the Mentoring Program, which:
Matches a small multi-disciplinary cohort of new faculty with a faculty mentor. Engages new-to-Ohio State faculty...
UITL seeks to hire Ohio State Graduate Teaching Associates to facilitate or co-facilitate our Introduction to Teaching and Learning, Teaching as a Grader, and College Teaching Topics workshops at the Teaching Orientation @ Ohio State.
We are looking for GTAs who will have completed at least two terms of teaching at Ohio State by the end of the Spring Semester, and who are interested in helping new GTAs. Additionally, facilitators must anticipate being enrolled as a graduate student at Ohio State in Autumn 2019.
The ideal applicant is someone who:
enjoys the challenges of teaching is reflective...
The University Institute for Teaching and Learning held a New Faculty Spring Welcome on Friday, Jan. 11, at Thompson Library. Nearly 50 instructors attended the event, as well as over a dozen faculty mentors. Provost Bruce McPheron, Vice Provost for Faculty Resources and Academic Policy Kay Wolf, and UITL Director Kay Halasek welcomed the new faculty to Ohio State.
Events highlighted new programs at Ohio State designed to improve teaching and learning across the university. In addition, workshops and sessions focused on developing syllabi, active learning, and inclusive teaching.
The University Institute for Teaching and Learning is currently accepting grant proposals for projects that advance implementation and/or research of instructional best practices in Ohio State courses and make contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) or Discipline-based Education Research (DBER).
This is the second year of UITL’s grant program designed to encourage research that will have a measurable impact on student learning and experience. The program provides not only funding, but also assistance from experts.
“This grant program is an excellent way for instructors to start a project on implementing an evidence-based instructional practice or...
In a move to consolidate strengths, Ohio State is combining the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) with the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL).
The merger, which took effect Jan. 1 and will unfold over the next several months, comes as Ohio State continues to integrate, focus, and enhance resources that support the teaching and learning pillar of the university’s strategic plan. The combined enterprise will operate under the UITL name and be led by the institute’s director, Kay Halasek.
UITL was established in 2016 in response to a call from...
Kay Wolf, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources, and Stephanie Rohdieck, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will present a joint special session for Faculty FIT participants, to discuss positive practices in documenting teaching, writing teaching statements, and early considerations for reappointment, promotion and tenure.
The event is scheduled for Jan 11, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m..: in Thompson Library, Room 165.