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2013 New Faculty Welcome

  • Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • Time: 8:30 AM – 3:40 PM
  • Location(s): Faculty Commons, Alden Library
  • Co-sponsored by: Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost and the Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Contact: Tim Vickers, Director, 740.593.2681;
  • Click here to register as well as to find info regarding parking, accessibility and venue floor plans.

2013 New Faculty Welcome Agenda- DRAFT

New Faculty Mini-Guide

2013 New Teaching Assistant Orientation

  • Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Special Program for International TAs: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Location(s): Baker University Center, Ballroom A
  • Sponsored by: Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Contact: Tim Vickers, Director 740.593.2681;

2013 New Teaching Assistant Orientation Program Agenda

Guide for Teaching Assistants at Ohio University

Please Note: for information on the 2013-2014 Graduate Student Orientation (Thursday, August 22, 2013 Baker Center Ballroom 10AM - 5PM) please visit their very useful website at:

2013 Spotlight on Learning Conference

"Pathfinders in Higher Education: Innovations, Adaptations, Techniques & Strategies in Teaching"

  • When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Who: All university faculty are invited
  • What: Panel discussions on Flipping the Classroom and Problem-Based Learning. Break-out sessions on multiple topics.
  • Where: Faculty Commons, Alden Library third floor
  • RSVP: E-mail the Center for Teaching & Learning and include special dietary needs for lunch, if applicable.
  • The focus is on teaching! Ohio University faculty from the regional campuses and Athens are invited to participate in a conversation about teaching, including dialogue about innovations, adaptations, techinques & strategies.

    This conference is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Regional Higher Education, and the Center of Teaching & Learning. Lunch will be provided.

    Click here for a tentative program agenda. If you would like more information, please contact: Tim Vickers, Director, 740.593.2681;


2013 Fall Programs

Teaching Portfolios for Future Faculty

  • Date: Tuesdays, September 17; October 1, ; & October 15, 2013
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Location(s): Friends of the Libraries Room, Alden Library 319

A three-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.

RSVP to: or telephone 740.593.2681

Click here for a page of Teaching Portfolio Links of Interest

Preparing for the Academic Job Market – A Learning Community for Graduate Students

(Dates and times to be arranged – Interested graduate students should email Tim Vickers directly or telephone 740-593.2681.)

Join graduate student colleagues from across the disciplines in this scholarly learning community for future faculty!  This collaborative learning community will introduce you to the skills and knowledge needed to enter the nation’s professoriate and succeed as a member of the faculty of the future.  Participants will 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.

Contact: Tim Vickers, CTL Director (; 740.593.2681)

Conversation Hours for Teaching Assistants

  • Date: Fridays, September 7, October 5 and November 30, 2013
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location(s): 301U Faculty Commons, Alden Library

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!

Contact: Tim Vickers, CTL Director (; 740.593.2681)


2012 Course Design Institute

  • Date: Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2012
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Location(s): 301U Faculty Commons, Alden Library
  • Co-sponsored by: The Center for Teaching & Learning and Academic Technologies (AT)
  • Contact: Tim Vickers. Director, 740.593.2681;

Modeled after Ohio State’s successful Course and Curriculum Design Institutes, created in preparation for their transition to semesters, this Winter CDI will provide faculty with the resources and the collegial support to focus on their learning outcomes in order to design or redesign any course. Meetings occur over five consecutive Wednesdays 9 am - 12 pm, beginning February 1st and continuing weekly through February 29th, in the Faculty Commons, 301U Alden Library.

CDI Agendas:
Day 1: Defining goals and objectives
Day 2: Designing assignments
Day 3: Developing criteria for evaluation
Day 4: Organizing content and planning learning
Day 5: Sharing and assessing your course

For more information, contact or telephone 740.593.2681