Category Archives: Center for Teaching and Learning

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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Still Time to Apply! Join a Blended Faculty Learning Community

Join a supportive cohort of faculty in January to boost your teaching skills! The Winter ’21 Blended Faculty Learning Community, sponsored by CTL and Academic Technology, will help OSU faculty advance their teaching. The group will focus on applying effective … Continue reading

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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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Sign up for OSU Teaching Workshops

OSU’s Keep Teaching team, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Academic Technology are collaborating to offer workshops and webinars to help you prepare your Winter 2021 courses. Sign up today! Using Canvas to Give Better Feedback to Students - Wondering … Continue reading

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Join the Winter ’21 Blended Faculty Learning Community

The Winter ’21 Blended Faculty Learning Community, sponsored by CTL and Academic Technology, will help OSU faculty enhance their teaching, with a focus on applying effective practices for blended learning–in remote, blended, hybrid or flipped courses–and the use of educational … Continue reading

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Supporting Students’ Finals Prep

By Marjorie Coffey, Asst. Director, Academic Success Center & Writing Center (ASC &WC) Last spring, I shared ways instructors could encourage and support students as they finished up their first term of remote learning. The most recent OSU Remote Learning … Continue reading

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