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Announcing the launch of the OHIO Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

Published: March 17, 2022 Author: Staff reports

The OHIO Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA) will launch by fall 2022. A revitalization and expansion of OHIO’s existing Center for Teaching and Learning, the CTLA is one component of a broader effort to provide holistic support for faculty development in all areas, such as teaching, research and creative activity, service, and community engagement.

The CTLA’s mission will be to support faculty needs and strengthen faculty competencies related to teaching, learning, and assessment. 

To achieve its mission, five functional areas of the CTLA will provide support and coordinate university-wide opportunities for:

  • Faculty development related to teaching, learning, and assessment, such as workshops, academies, consultations, a digital resource library, and external training/webinars.
  • Faculty collaborations related to teaching, learning, and assessment, such as faculty learning communities, faculty fellows, teaching and learning conferences, a peer teaching observation program, and a mentorship academy.
  • Assessment of student achievement of learning outcomes, such as training, consultations, and resources to advance program assessment, general education assessment, and student success.
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, which will include faculty research networks, seminars, and scholarship highlights.
  • University policies and procedures related to teaching, learning, and assessment, which will include collaborations with the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Committee, Faculty Senate’s Educational Policy and Student Affairs Committee, and the University Curriculum Council.

The University’s next step in launching the CTLA will be to recruit an executive director via a national search. Funding for the position will come from the Strategic Opportunity Reserve. Members of the search committee include:

  • Mick Andzulis
    Associate Professor, Marketing; Faculty Senator; Chairs and Directors Council member
  • Duane Bruce 
    Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Todd Eisworth 
    Associate Professor, Mathematics; Faculty Senator, University Curriculum Council member
  • Katie Hartman
    Associate Provost for Faculty Development
  • Jennie Klein 
    Professor, School of Art and Design; Faculty Senator, University Curriculum Council member
  • Jen Murphy 
    Associate Vice Provost of Guarantee Plus Graduation Program
  • Laura Myers 
    Deputy Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
  • Sarah Poggione 
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Beth Quitslund 
    Professor, English; Interim Associate Dean, Graduate College; University Curriculum Council member; Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Committee member
  • Joni Wadley 
    Senior Director for Institutional Effectiveness
  • Christina Wright 
    Assistant Professor of Instruction, Sports Administration; SIO Faculty Fellow

The goal is to hire an executive director and start to build resources and opportunities for faculty beginning in Fall 2022.