Author: Jeanna Towns

  • Inclusive Teaching: Structure and Mindset

    By Sarah Pearce, doctoral student, College of Health Editor’s note: This post is based on an Ecampus GRAD 516 Graduate Teaching Seminar assignment in which CTL’s Dr. Funmi Amobi asked students to address principles from Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom (2022) by Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy. Students were tasked […]

  • Can AI Tools Reshape the Way We Educate?

    By Dr. Shrikant Londhe, Dept. of Chemistry History has shown that when new technologies emerge, there is often resistance and skepticism regarding their adoption. The introduction of tractors and other mechanized equipment received apprehension from farmers in India, who were concerned about their jobs being taken away by machines. However, those who embraced the technology […]

  • Resilience as Resistance: Defending Higher Education by Finding Ways to Remain

    By Kristen D. Herring, Ph.D., School of Communication As early career faculty, many academics build armor. We shield ourselves from attacks on our authority with memorized citations, ambitious research agendas, and cleverly thrifted blazers. The word resilience takes on an unnerving connotation among millennial audiences. We are a generation whose entire adult lives have been […]

  • Join the Quality Teaching Talk on Nov. 14: The Power of Mentorship

    CTL invites speakers to share pedagogical practices and strategies that can help bring the Quality Teaching (QT) framework to life at OSU. Each QT Talk focuses on a principle from the QT framework while imparting tangible, practical ways to bring it to life. QT Talks take place on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. during weeks 3, […]

  • Dialogic Teaching Strategy as a New International Teacher

    By Razan Ghazzawi, WGSS Before moving to Oregon and joining OSU, my teaching strategies were shaped by my training at the UK Higher Education and the University of Sussex. There, teaching usually consists of a lecture followed by a seminar. In the US, the teaching system varies. Some courses could include lectures, while others are […]

  • Academic Integrity and Equity: It’s in the Pedagogy

    By Dr. Jacqueline Goldman, OSU School of Psychological Science Editor’s note: Dr. Goldman presented on this topic in a Center for Teaching and Learning Quality Teaching (QT) talk on October 17, 2023. Join CTL in person or on Zoom for the upcoming QT Talks on Oct. 31 and Nov. 14. If you do a quick […]

  • Join the Quality Teaching Talk on Oct. 31: Questions as Teaching Tools

    By Emma Larkins, Center for Teaching and Learning CTL invites speakers to share pedagogical practices and strategies that can help bring the Quality Teaching (QT) framework to life for learning communities at OSU. Each QT Talk homes in on a principle from the framework with a focus on imparting tangible, practical ways to bring it […]

  • Tuesdays Are for Teaching!

    By Emma Larkins, Center for Teaching and Learning Each term, the Center for Teaching and Learning invites speakers to share pedagogical practices and strategies that can help bring the Quality Teaching (QT) framework to life for learning communities at OSU. Each QT Talk homes in on a principle from the framework with a focus on […]

  • Exciting and Engaging Undergraduate Students in a Post-COVID Classroom

    Join us: Keynote Speaker Dwaine Plaza and Professor of Sociology will present “What is good teaching in the Post-Covid 19 classroom.” This is still a key question that faculty are currently wrestling with in higher education because the culture and students’ expectations have dramatically changed since March 2020. During this presentation, he will use his […]

  • Syllabus Insights from First-Generation Students

    Many instructors want their syllabi to help create inclusive learning environments, but in practice it is hard to anticipate how our students will interpret our language, especially because what they consider to be incomprehensible academic jargon is largely dictated by their previous educational experiences. When tackling this challenge, many institutions offer a university glossary of […]