Category Archives: Center for Teaching and Learning

RAP ON: “Things will be different on the next test” – Expectations vs Reality of changing how we study.

About the Author: William Rayo, MAT is a graduate student in the applied cognition area of the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed to share  pedagogical research … Continue reading

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Feeling Burnt Out?

About the author: Inara Scott, Ph.D. is Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning Excellence in the OSU College of Business. She also serves as the 2020-21 Provost’s Fellow. As we draw close to the one year mark from when we … Continue reading

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Join Spring Learning Community: Due Date Extended

There’s still plenty of time to get your proposal in to join the Spring ’21 Blended Faculty Learning Community. The due date has been extended to March 8. Professional development funding is provided! The Spring learning community will explore and … Continue reading

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RAP ON: Get Students to Take Notes (on Laptop or Otherwise): A key replication failure.

About the author: Regan A. R. Gurung, Ph.D. is the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Oregon State University and Professor of Psychological Science. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed … Continue reading

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Be a Part of the Spring ’21 Blended Faculty Learning Community

Guess what? Spring is only 5 weeks away! That means it’s time to submit your proposal to join the Spring ’21 Blended Faculty Learning Community. This learning community is co-sponsored by Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning. … Continue reading

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Motivating Students to Complete Pre-Class Readings: Strategies and Tips

Reading is critical to academic learning. Yet, the perennial lament among university professors is, “Why won’t students just do the reading?” It is reported that only 30% of students read the assigned material before class on any given day (Bhavsar, … Continue reading

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Introducing the Career Champions Program

by Brenna Gomez, University Innovation Alliance Fellow, Office of Undergraduate Education. The Career Champions Program is a professional development opportunity for faculty and instructors to learn about barriers to access for first generation students, students of color, and low-income students, while … Continue reading

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Learn to Blend Your Teaching with Instructional Media

Are you starting to think ahead to Spring term? Would you like to augment your strategies to engage learners? Discover ways to create instructional media and to apply effective practices for blended, remote, flipped and hybrid course design and teaching. … Continue reading

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Building Instructor Presence: The Little Things Matter

Have you wondered what it looks like to “show up” for your remote students? Are you seeking ways to enhance your presence through Canvas? View this recently recorded OSU workshop, “Building Instructor Presence,” to learn how much the little things … Continue reading

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Start the New Term Strong: Tips from Fall and Psychological Science.

[This blog post is based on a piece published in The Teaching Professor by Regan A. R. Gurung. You are free to modify it to share with your students. The original post can be found here: https://www.teachingprofessor.com/covid-19/adapting-for-2021-a-students-guide/ ] Most New … Continue reading

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