Instructional Innovation Initiatives

Academic Innovation Accelerator

The Academic Innovation Accelerator enables ideas for instructional innovation to be developed, explored, and deployed quickly and effectively in an experimental way. Promising innovations can then be scaled up as appropriate. The Accelerator offers support for overcoming barriers to academic innovation through funding, expertise, and advocacy for emerging ideas.

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Strategic Realignment for Online and Distance Learning

As demand for online and distance programs continues to grow, the University is moving toward a mature operation to deliver essential and appropriately aligned services to position OHIO for the future of distance learning. This comprehensive plan will bring online and distance education into the forefront as an essential consideration for colleges, departments, and service units across the University.

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Textbook Initiative

Ohio University students pay approximately $990 per year on textbooks. A task force is exploring a variety of ways to reduce the cost of textbooks and materials. With the support of the University community, we hope to save students roughly $2 million over the next three years.

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Innovation Showcase

OHIO faculty are invested in improving their teaching skills and increasing student engagement. Learn about faculty excellence and become inspired by the innovative teaching practices that are developing.

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Learning Environments

Modern best practices in teaching recognize that students need an interactive, engaging learning experience, such as that provided through an active learning classroom or other innovative educational environments. The Learning Spaces Master Plan creates a strategy for the University’s classrooms to be redesigned to promote project-based collaboration and team-based learning, while also incorporating technology to enhance student outcomes.


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Center for Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) works collaboratively with University colleagues to enhance the connection between teaching and learning. CTL offers workshops, discussion series, individual consultations, and other programs and resources for faculty, teaching associates, and instructional staff.

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