Author Archives: Regan A. R. Gurung

Crossing The Finish Line: Some Suggestions for Ending the Term

Last days of class are perhaps just a short hop behind the first days in the big scheme of stressful days of teaching. This itself may come as a surprise. A last class needs close examination. Not enough educators pay … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: Research on active learning in undergraduate STEM courses

STEM faculty, want to participate in our research on active learning in undergraduate STEM courses? Participants will be compensated up to $600, they will learn about their own teaching, and they may be selected to attend a free one-day active … Continue reading

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SPS Presents: Deep dives into learning: Challenges and developments in teaching general psychology

SPS 2019 Fall Colloquium – Regan Gurung, SPS Professor & Interim Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning What are the best ways to predict learning? How can you increase learning in large classes? In this overview of research … Continue reading

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The Center for Teaching and Learning Earns Bronze!

Congratulations to the Oregon State University Center for Teaching and Learning on earning the bronze-level Green Office Certification! Some highlights from their results include: Reusable kitchenware and silverware for employees to use. Utilizing OSU Surplus to find and dispose of furniture and … Continue reading

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DEFINING THE BEST [Funmi Amobi]

This blog captures the discussion of the thinking and instructional practices of outstanding teachers in the introduction to Ken Bain’s (2004) book, What the best college teachers do. “Great teachers emerge, they touch the lives of their students, and perhaps … Continue reading

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What’s Your Teaching Philosophy? CTL Tuesday Teaching Talks are rolling

OSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning has kicked off it’s Fall 2019 Tuesday Teaching Talks with Tech (T4). T4 are teaching workshops that support the development of knowledge and skills in the planning of curriculum; facilitation of instruction; and assessment … Continue reading

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College of Liberal Arts Celebrates Outstanding Teaching at CLA DAY!

At the OSU CTL we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of teaching excellence. We are always thrilled to see how different colleges and units on campus celebrate the hard work that goes into classroom and online instruction. … Continue reading

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Thank you for the endorsement President Ray.

“Each of us can contribute to the university’s student success initiative…share with students that you are here to help their success and help them succeed. Or attend one of the Tuesday Tech Talks put on by the Center for Teaching … Continue reading

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Start Strong: Tips for an Effective First Day of Class

The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of the semester (Lang, 2019; Saucier 2019). Also, the first day of class comes with some nervousness, “first-day jitters,” even for experienced university teachers. There are several instructional tips … Continue reading

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Join us in creating a culture of teaching excellence- OSU’s CTL

Dear OSU Campus Community, Greetings from your Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).   Housed on the top floor of LInC, our goal is to create and sustain a culture of teaching excellence, and position OSU at the forefront of educational innovation.  Informed by … Continue reading

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