Author Archives: Jeanna Towns

Read-Reflect-Reform: Are You (IN)clusive

Why did I choose to read Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?  I feel the answer lies in my background as a white male who grew up in the 1960’s and 70’s, and I’d like … Continue reading

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Are You IN(clusive)? POC Student Perspectives on Race & Racism

Dharma Mirza (She/Her/Hers) is a Student Office Worker at the OSU Center for Teaching & Learning. Dharma is a senior studying Public Health, Queer Studies, and Medical Humanities, and hopes to pursue an MAIS and MPH at OSU when she … Continue reading

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Requesting, Receiving & Responding to Student Feedback

Dr. Kiri L. Wagstaff is an Associate Research Professor at OSU in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Principal Researcher in machine learning at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. What is the best way to solicit, analyze, … Continue reading

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Teflon to Velcro: Making Content Stick

Phil Mann is an instructor teaching Art + Design concentration classes within the Renewable Materials degree program in the Wood Science and Engineering Department.   The Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks session with Dr. Howes entitled From Teflon to Velcro: … Continue reading

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Congratulations CTL – 15th Year Anniversary: A Reflection of OSU’s Center for Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning has been around for longer than you may guess. While you cannot stroll into our suite on the top floor of LiNC due to the pandemic, you can avail yourself of the many core … Continue reading

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CTL is excited to announce our fully remote New2OSU program!

New2OSU impacts student success by accelerating the effectiveness of those who are newer to teaching and/or OSU. Completion of the program may be used as evidence of professional development and teaching effectiveness. Participants are asked to commit to a three-term … Continue reading

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Creating Equitable & Culturally Inclusive Environments

by: Lauren Alva, Instructor (ESL) Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: Week 2 – Creating Equitable & Culturally Inclusive Environments by Jane Waite – Creating Space for Everyone: Equitable Teaching and Learning Environments. Imagine a group of students standing at the … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz: What is better than a flipped classroom?

by: Silas Townes, Instructor Department of Chemistry, Cascades Many educators have heard of or participated in the idea of flipped classrooms. The idea is to spend class time engaging with students in problem-solving instead of talking at them. Although good … Continue reading

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Show Your Work: Teaching Philosophies & Portfolios

by: Shannon Hampton, Instructor College of Business, Design and Innovation Management What is the value of having a teaching philosophy and a portfolio? Today we learned in the T4 Presentation: Teaching Philosophies and Portfolios, the answer to this question and … Continue reading

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The art of connecting: Emotionally intelligent teaching

by: Xiangyou Shen, Visiting Assistant Professor College of Forestry, Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou … Continue reading

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