Category: Center for Teaching and Learning

  • 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)…

  • Many individual students, one individual instructor!

    By Scott Geddes, OSU-Cascades One of the notable educational outcomes I have experiences in the post-pandemic era has been the changes in the public high school system (https://leadershipblog.act.org/2023/10/act-scores-decline.html) and subsequently I have noted a widening in the preparation level of incoming student bodies, particularly in the large enrollment prerequisite classes. As educators and instructors, we…

  • Timely Teaching Tips: Weeks 5 and 6 – Student community building

    By Emma Larkins, OSU Center for Teaching and Learning Study groups, social annotation and group projects One of the key roles of instructors can be to support community building, which spurs engagement, interaction and collaboration among learners. Community building activities take various forms synchronously and asynchronously. They may be in a classroom or lab, in…

  • Incorporating resilient pedagogy within experiential learning

    By Karen Elliott, OSU College of Health As we move into Spring term, it is always filled with so many possibilities and excitement for commencement at the end of the term and of course, the excitement of warmer weather as well! As an internship coordinator, it is one of my busiest terms, with supervising internships in…

  • Supporting student mental health in the college classroom

    By Tasha Galardi, OSU College of Health The teaching landscape has changed in a variety of ways since the start of the COVID pandemic, and one thing many of us are noticing is an increase in the mental health issues that our students are experiencing. The majority of college students today meet the criteria for…

  • Evidence-based teaching strategies increase student engagement

    By Jonathan Andicoechea, OSU College of Science Despite continuous research attempting to drive a stake through its heart, the exclusive use of the lecture format continues to haunt the college classroom. Like a ghoul slinking around under the cover of darkness, it feasts on students’ academic potential, resulting in depressed learning gains and an enervated…

  • Timely Teaching Tips: Weeks 3 and 4 – Supporting student prep for course assignments and exams  

    By Emma Larkins, OSU Center for Teaching and Learning Help students tackle their term-long projects starting now   When faced with many competing responsibilities and due dates, it can be easy for students to focus on the most pressing deadlines, losing sight of the end-of-the-term. There are several strategies and resources you can use to help…

  • Timely Teaching Tips: Weeks 1 and 2 – Starting strong and connecting with students

    By Emma Larkins, OSU Center for Teaching and Learning Spring term is here! Daffodils and tulips are blooming. Sunny skies and rain showers come and go as temperatures rise and fall. It can mean only one thing – spring term has arrived. The start of a new term offers a renewed chance to connect with…

  • A sorta neat assignment and recipe you could try

    By Rebekah Sinclair, OSU College of Liberal Arts I want to share two things I think could be of value to you: a very cool assignment, and the cookie recipe that goes with it.  One of those is going to change your life, and it’s probably the cookies, but the assignment is also pretty great,…