• 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»

  • Trent Olsen Reflects on Learning as a Teaching Orientation Facilitator

    I settled on a career in academia because I recognized the fulfillment I found in teaching at the head of a classroom. My segue into teaching began with offering English classes to non-native speakers and slowly transferred to art history as I advanced in my degrees to my current station as GTA in the department more»

  • What Rob Denton Learned as a Teaching Orientation Facilitator

    “Hi Megan, I’m Rob. Hi Jordan, I’m Rob. Have you met Megan? Hi Katherine, I’m Rob. Have you met Megan and Jordan? Hi Marcus, I’m Rob. Have you met Megan, Jordan, and Katherine?” It sounded like a silly idea for an icebreaker. On the first day of class, don’t just introduce yourself to your students, more»