Inspiring examples of innovative faculty are ubiquitous at Ohio University. Discover what OHIO faculty members are doing in the classroom and through their research to significantly impact student learning. These examples of faculty members’ innovation, teaching excellence, and exemplary practice are worth noting and integrating into your own courses.
In the Office of Instructional Innovation (OII), innovation is considered to be any change that adds value; this could be a faculty member utilizing Team-Based Learning methodologies, engaging students through the Active-Learning Classroom, or a faculty member letting research inform their teaching. These stories are meant to bring awareness to the successes around the University, as well as inspire others to do the same. We hope to feature your success story here soon!
Merri Biechler: Integrating Theater Across Disciplines
By utilizing Forum Theater and improvisation techniques, Merri Biechler enables students in the medical field to develop a new grasp on understanding advocacy, communication, mindfulness, and presence with their patients.
Andrew Pueschel: Increasing Engagement and Positivity
One OHIO faculty’s goal is to impact students in ways that speak to their individual ways of learning. To do so, he implements strategies to increase both their engagement and positivity in the classroom.
Faculty throughout the University have joined the movement to reduce the cost of their students’ textbooks and materials. See what some faculty have done by participating in the OHIO–Top Hat partnership.
As a way to encourage a culture of open dialogue, Sarah Davis is creating a place and time for people to engage in face-to-face communication. She hopes to better bridge the University with the surrounding community.
Athan Vouzianas: Synergies in Teaching and Learning
Athan Vouzianas is working with Linda Rice to create a teaching synergy between their engineering and English courses. Read about their experience and vision to expand the project beyond the University.
An increasing number of OHIO faculty are creating experiences that provide effective learning opportunities for today’s diverse student body. See what some faculty have done and the changes they have seen in their students.
Four instructors in the College of Fine Arts discuss strategies and techniques they have successfully implemented when teaching in an online environment, as well as the help they received from OHIO’s instructional designers.
OII is always looking for stories of faculty innovation, experimentation, and exemplary practice for our Innovation Showcase.
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