Author Archives: Regan A. R. Gurung

To OSU Faculty Engaged in Teaching, Learning or Evaluation of Teaching

In fall 2019, the Advancement of Teaching (AOT) Committee of the OSU Faculty Senate proposed a framework to represent principles encompassing multiple approaches and practices to instruction. The Quality Teaching (QT) Framework document is currently under review, and the AOT … Continue reading

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RAP ON: Making Metacognition Visible

[This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed to share the latest pedagogical research from across the disciplines in a pragmatic format] The word metacognition is bandied around a bit. If you have been paying attention … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals (Spring 2020 pilot): The Applying Learning Technology Community — @ALT Community

The Spring 2020 pilot of the Applying Learning Technology — @ALT Community will provide an opportunity for faculty participants to meet regularly to learn about and reflect on their teaching, with a focus on effective uses of learning technologies.  Community … Continue reading

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Where Are All the Men?… In Higher Education Human Sexuality Courses

About the Author:  Kalina Lamb is a Health Psychology PhD student at Oregon State University researching sexual minority health and religion and health topics. She is passionate about health equity and inclusive education.  This is part of our series of Research Advancing … Continue reading

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Eating your Peas, like Active Learning, not Preferred but Better for You.

[This is the first in a series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed to share the latest pedagogical research from across the disciplines in a pragmatic format] “I wish he would just lecture instead of all this active learning … Continue reading

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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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