• “Small Teaching,” Big Results

    by Ana Casado James Lang, the author who brought us On Course and Cheating Lessons, has written another helpful book, just published last year, titled Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. In it, Lang provides accessible tips that can be immediately put into practice without changing much about a course or grading more»

  • UCAT’s 2017 Celebration of Teaching

    We held our annual Celebration of Teaching at the Faculty Club this morning. This event serves to recognize many of the people who worked during the year to enhance their own teaching and empower others to do the same. These include representatives from partnering units across campus, members of our OSTEP learning communities, grant recipients, and more»

  • Teaching My Students Metacognitive Skills

    by Ana Casado This year the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) sponsored a colloquium series on the topic of re-designing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) courses to enhance student learning. In February, OAA, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching more»

  • April Book Giveaway

    Are you interested in developing a service-learning component to your course or department? Do you want to further explore benefits and dilemmas associated with service-learning in higher education? This month we are co-sponsoring a workshop called, “Designing Service-Learning Into Your Course” (for more information about the event and to register, click here) and to complement it, more»

  • March Book Giveaway

    College instructors at exceptional institutions of higher learning such as Ohio State probably hope never to uncover instances of academic dishonesty in our courses. Unfortunately, the reality is that almost three-quarters of undergraduate students cheat at some point during their college years. James Lang’s book, Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty, offers a well-thought-out approach to academic integrity. We find this book so useful that we want to share it with more»