The Academy of Teaching is seeking members to serve on several committees.
“Talking about Teaching" is a small booklet of essays by Academy members about scholarship in teaching and learning. The essays are normally 1,000-2,000 words in length. Last year, the second edition was made available on the day of the “Make Teaching Great” mini-conference in early May. We need a small and energetic group of 3 to 5 Academy members to establish a theme, solicit contributors, and perform a minimal amount of editing.
The ‘Make Teaching Great’ mini-conference is tentatively scheduled for late April or mid-Spring quarter. We need another small and equally energetic group of 3 to 5 Academy members to help plan this activity. Last year, nearly 100 faculty and staff attended the inaugural conference and participated in the various presentations and concurrent sessions. Think of the mini-conference as a way for the Academy to ‘collectively mentor’ the Ohio State community on both the joys of teaching and the rigor of scholarship that quality teaching requires. Again, this group will help set a theme, identify presenters, and coordinate all aspects of the conference.
A de facto planning committee is needed to plan for an Autumn Quarter (2008) mini-conference on dimensions of undergraduate student retention during the second and third years. Although this event may seem like a long way off, please remember that the lull of the Summer quarter means that planning events for an Autumn Quarter meeting needs to occur during the preceding Winter and Spring Quarters.
Contact Heather Mitchell at email@example.com if you are interested in serving on one of these committees.