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Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Achieving Course Learning Outcomes

Day/Time: Thursday, February 4 / 1:10-3:00 PM

Location: Faculty Commons 301U

Second in a two-part seminar series. Design one or more strategies to support and assess student learning, aligned with your course learning outcomes.

RSVP to: Dr. Laurie Hatch, CTL Director and Professor of Sociology (ctl@ohio.edu; 740.597.2700).

For online teaching and learning resources for the Q2S transition, see www.ohio.edu/ctl and

Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Conversation Hours for Teaching Assistants

Fridays – January 8, February 5, March 5 / 10:00 AM – 12:N / 301U Faculty Commons

Meet and talk with other teaching assistants and with OU faculty about questions and concerns related to teaching, professional development and future careers, balancing the scholarly and personal aspects of your life as a graduate teaching assistant, and more. You choose the topics!

Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Teaching Portfolios for Future Faculty

Tuesdays – January 19, February 2, February 16, March 2 / 10:00 AM – 12:N / 301U Faculty Commons

A four-part workshop series for graduate students on the professional teaching portfolio and the critical role it can play in securing a faculty position and achieving success in the professoriate.

Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Learning Community for Graduate Students — Preparing for the Academic Job Market

This collaborative learning community introduces graduate students to the skills and knowledge needed to enter the nation’s professoriate and succeed as a member of the faculty of the future. Learning community members create an individualized collection of materials and methods to confidently start the faculty application process, including a professional teaching portfolio and a personal future faculty career plan.

Interested graduate students should contact the CTL for further information.

Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Course Design Studio

Date: December 7 through December 11, 2009

Time: 9 AM – 5 PM each day

Location: Faculty Commons

Offered By: Academic Technology; Center for Teaching & Learning; Center for Writing Excellence


An intensive Course Design Studio was offered December 7 – 11 for up to 20 faculty who wished to design or design a course or part of a course.* During the week, participants were provided individual assistance, hands-on workshops and group discussion and sharing opportunities to complete a tangible and implementable outcome of their choosing. The Center for Teaching and Learning, Center for Writing Excellence, and Academic Technology provided daily consultations, workshops/seminars, and technical assistance. Additional collaborative support for this faculty development initiative was provided by Lifelong & Distance Learning and Alden Library staff.

Benefits:

  • Collaborative work environment in the Faculty Commons (Alden Library, 3rd Floor)
  • Computer workstation access for each participant
  • Breakout sessions for group discussions
  • Voluntary access to workshops led by the sponsoring centers:
    • Academic Technology
    • Center for Teaching & Learning
    • Center for Writing Excellence

Each day of the Studio included a combination of production time for course development, group discussions, and customized workshops.

Faculty participants agreed to:

  • meet with facilitators prior to the start of the Studio to allow us to understand their needs and requirements
  • be available from 9 am to 5 pm throughout the week of December 7-11 to work in the Studio on their course (re)design
  • make a brief presentation of their work on the final day of the Studio

* Applications were due October 30. A second Course Design Studio may be offered during Summer 2010.

Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Conversation hours for teaching assistants

  • Friday, September 11 and November 13, 2009
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Faculty Commons 301U

Meet and talk with other teaching assistants and with OU faculty about questions and concerns related to teaching, professional development, careers, and more. Contact: Tim Vickers (vickerst@ohio.edu; 740.593.2681).

Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Fall 2009 New Faculty Welcome & Academic Orientation

September 2 – 3, 2009
Faculty Commons, 3rd Floor of Alden Library

Contact: Dr. Laurie Hatch (740.597.2700)

45 new colleagues attended the New Faculty Welcome & Academic Orientation held September 2-3, 2009.

The New Faculty Welcome & Academic Orientation introduces new faculty to other new and senior colleagues, provides information about key resources that are available, and offers a series of workshops and discussion opportunities to help ensure a successful and enjoyable transition to a faculty career at Ohio University.

Orientation participants were asked to bring copies of a drafted syllabus for one of their fall 2009 courses to the teaching and learning workshops offered on September 2 and 3.
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Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Faculty Commons Fridays: Spotlight on Experiential Learning

Experiential education connects academic learning with applied experiences, and includes service learning, internships, field experiences, cross-cultural and international learning, and more. Experiential education opportunities typically feature a collaborative learning environment, incorporating students’ active voice and role in the learning process.

Upcoming Faculty Commons Friday: Spotlight on Experiential Learning discussion topics will be:

May 1: Using Adobe Connect to Promote Collaborative Learning
Facilitator: P. O’Donnell, Designer, Center
for Academic Technology

May 8: Project Based Experiential Learning: A Study Examining the
Impact of Service-Learning on Ethical Decision-Making Abilities
Facilitator: Brian Hoyt, Associate Professor of Business
Management Technology, Lancaster Campus
Sponsored by: The Center for Teaching and Learning

May 15: Faculty + Library Resources = Unique Student Experiences
Sponsored by: Alden Library

May 22: Experiential Learning and Impact on Community
Sponsored by: Campus-Community Engagement

Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Experiential Learning and Impact on the Community

Part of the Faculty Commons Fridays: Spotlight on Experiential Learning

  • Date: Friday, May 22, 2009
  • Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Location: Friends of the Libraries Room
  • Sponsored by: Campus-Community Engagement
  • Contact: facultycommons@ohio.edu; 740.597.1777

Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning "The Classroom is Flat: Education and Web 2.0,"

Description: Just as Thomas Friedman proposes that the world is flat in terms of access to the competitive marketplace in the corporate world (The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, 2005), it might be argued that the classroom has been flattened with Web 2.0 applications that create new interactive and interconnected ways of fostering and enhancing creativity, communication, and collaboration among students and instructors. This workshop discusses, demonstrates, and gives examples of the instructional uses of web conferencing, blogs, wikis, and podcasts addressing their advantages, disadvantages, and pedagogically sound uses in educational settings.