Ohio University

Office of Faculty Learning, Development and Scholarship


To optimize educators’ learning so they can better serve the community. 

Who We Are

The Office of Faculty Learning, Development and Scholarship offers a variety of services to support all faculty in their pursuit of excellence in learning and teaching. Our goal is to help faculty focus on developing innovative approaches to learning within the rapidly changing health care landscape.

We serve both academic and adjunct clinical faculty. If you are an academic faculty (also include adjunct academic faculty teaching in Athens, Cleveland or Dublin campus) member, click ‘Academic Faculty.’ If you are an adjunct clinical faculty (community preceptors that teach our medical students in the clinical settings) click ‘Adjunct Clinical Faculty.’

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New teaching resources:

  • A guide to using Bloom’s Taxonomy for writing Learning Objectives (LO), Critical Thinking Questions (CTQ) and Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ). Click here to view and download.
  • Disease Concept Map: A Teaching and Learning tool for Medical Curriculum. Click here to view and download.
  • Instructional Decision Model (IDM): A Road Map for Effective and Efficient Teaching. Click here to view and download

"Building Better Clinical Training Experiences: A Learning Collaborative”

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Selected for National Pilot Project to Address Training Needs of Medical Students Project seeks to reduce administrative burden and recognize physicians. Click here for more info.

Contact Us

If you have a general question, you can send an email to HCOM-FacultyLearning@ohio.edu. A resource person will respond within one to three business days.

Rich Latham, B.S., Director, Experiential Learning

  • Clinical Simulation
  • Experiential Learning
  • CTAC Operations
  • Immersive Learning

Olivia Ojano-Sheehan, Ph.D., Senior Director, Clinical Learning Environment Development

  • Clinical Teaching
  • Administration, Management, Leadership
  • Clinical Divisions

Briju Thankachan, Ph.D., Director, Curriculum and Assessment Design and Improvement

Team Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) – Certified Trainer-Consultant.

  • Team-Based Learning
  • Instructional Design (Learning Objectives, Strategies and Assessment)
  • Online and Hybrid Course Design
  • Technology Integration

Click here to view the Office of Faculty Learning, Development and Scholarship (OFLDS) strategic plan.

Last Updated: 07/22/20


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    More than 100 people took part June 12 in the third annual International Symposium on Growth Hormone and Metabolism at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The gathering brought together experts to discuss new research on growth hormone (GH).
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  • Open house event to highlight Heritage College research

    The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a Research, Exploration and Discovery Day and Open House on Wednesday, April 4, to give the OHIO community a chance to learn more about work being done by researchers at the medical school, as well as opportunities for collaboration.
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  • Heritage College takes research to the next level with $17 million endowed research strategy

    The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has developed a $17 million research endowment strategy designed to expand and strengthen the college’s research platform. The endowment strategy includes funding for three named endowed chairs, as well as a named endowment for professorships and fellowships.
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