• Elevate your teaching in a faculty learning community

    The growth of any craft depends on shared practice and honest dialogue among the people who do it. We grow by trial and error, to be sure—but our willingness to try, and fail, as individuals is severely limited when we are not supported by a community that encourages such risks. – Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach The Center…


  • Timely Teaching Tips: Weeks 7 and 8 – All about grading practices 

    By Emma Larkins, OSU Center for Teaching and Learning A feedback/assessment tool and alternative grading frameworks It is potentially beneficial to reflect on the relationship between learning and learning assessment, to explore improvement of grading practices and feedback, and to consider how tools can make grading both more efficient and more consistent. Suggested resources: About…


  • CUREs to increase student resilience

    By Nate Kirk, OSU College of Science The fear of failure can be demotivating and counterproductive to taking the first couple steps forward. There is a large volume of literature describing this fear to emotional states (e.g. nervousness and anxiety), personality (e.g. having a fixed mindset that one is not capable of achieving the goal)…