Fall 2022, seven Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Fellows were selected, representing Cascades; College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; College of Engineering; and College of Sciences. Meet the CTL Fellows and gain an overview of their goals below. Their action plans take into consideration the CTL Fellows’ goals outlined in the CTL Fellows’ Position Description and include an area of focus related to one or more faculty teaching needs in their academic unit or college.
Meet the OSU-Cascades CTL Fellows
David Engel and Scott Geddes serve in the Cascades Faculty Success Center (FSC). The FSC is the first point of contact for all OSU-Cascades Faculty for academic, pedagogical, and professional questions. The goal of the FSC is to maximize the impact each faculty member has by connecting them to the resources available to the entire OSU community and providing the support they need. David and Scott are in their second year as CTL Fellows.
OSU-Cascades CTL Fellows’ 2022-23 Goals
In their CTL Fellow roles, David and Scott have four overarching goals in alignment with their FSC work.
- Goal 1: Continue to increase visibility, accessibility, and impact of the Cascades Faculty Success Center.
- Goal 2: Grow relationships with the CTL Fellows program partners in Academic Technologies, CTL, and Ecampus; and facilitate pathways in sharing the expertise, programming, and resources these units provide in relationship to the FSC goals and Cascades faculty needs.
- Goal 3: Collaborate with the CTL to support Cascades faculty in advancing pedagogy through the Quality Teaching Framework and its integration into peer observations and the Student Learning Experience Survey.
- Goal 4: Participate with the CTL Fellows program Assistant Director, program partners, and/or other CTL Fellows in repackaging resources and/or creating resources to fill gaps.
OSU-Cascades faculty, watch your inbox for useful email abstracts from David and Scott! If you have any questions or want to connect, send an email to email@example.com.
Meet the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences CTL Fellow
Demian Hommel is the 2022-23 CTL Fellow in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS).
CEOAS CTL Fellow’s 2022-23 Goals
In his CTL Fellow role, Demian has the following three overarching goals and priorities identified in collaboration with CEOAS administration.
- Goal 1: Create/improve the on-boarding process of new teaching faculty in CEOAS, such as contacting new hires and offering one-on-one consults.
- Goal 2: Create/improve on-boarding process for new faculty, with invitation to all existing faculty, via a 2 hour boot camp Winter term. (Small Teaching approach.)
- Goal 3: Work with the CEOAS Peer Review of Teaching Committee on identified goals, while exploring the use of related CTL resources, and while reaching out to other colleges to identify ways colleges are approaching this type of work.
Meet the College of Engineering CTL Fellows
Shane Brown and Adam Lambert are the 2022-23 CTL Fellows in the College of Engineering (COE). In 2022, Adam and CTL conducted a comprehensive teaching and learning needs assessment in COE which included interviews with COE administration and teaching faculty, as well as an all-college survey. This resulted in a 2022 Needs Assessment Recommendation Report.
COE CTL Fellows’ 2022-23 Goals
In their CTL Fellow roles, Shane and Adam are using the 2022 Needs Assessment Recommendation Report to guide their plans. They have the following four overarching goals:
- Goal 1: In collaboration with administration, create a Long-Term COE Teaching and Learning Strategic Plan document which aligns with the 2022 Report and encompasses the vision to create a culture of excellence and continuous improvement of teaching in the COE.
- Goal 2: Pilot a new faculty peer mentoring program, and build on the pilot experience to propose a roll-out plan for a comprehensive, sustainable new faculty mentoring program.
- Goal 3: Pilot COE professional development workshops to meet some of the just-in-time needs & topics identified in the 2022 Report. Potentially, build on this experience and enfold it into a comprehensive, sustainable new faculty on-boarding program.
- Goal 4: Work with the COE Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and the Director of Engineering+ on an as-requested-basis in addressing just-in-time teaching and learning needs.
Meet the College of Science CTL Fellows
COS CTL Fellows’ 2022-23 Goals
In their CTL Fellow roles, Samantha and Paula have the following three overarching goals:
- Goal 1: Support the growth of the College of Science LA Program and address specific needs/topics by creating and hosting LA workshops for faculty who are new(-ish) to working with LAs.
- Goal 2: Increase the evaluation of LA supported courses through the creation and pilot of a midterm and end-of-term evaluation mechanism for LA supported courses.
- Goal 3: Support the growth and culture of the College of Science LA Program through a Faculty Learning Community LA Coffee Hour, 1:1 consults, and email/newsletters.
College of Science LA faculty, watch your inbox for emails/newsletters and updates from Samantha and Paula.
Thank you to all of our 2022-23 CTL Fellows!
Reach out to the CTL Fellow(s) in your college to learn more about their work. Follow along on this blog for updates on their progress.