• Grant Opportunity: Affordable Learning Exchange RFP Now Open

    The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) is requesting proposals to participate in its next cohort. ALX awards grants to instructors who want to transform their courses using open and affordable materials. Through three cohorts and over 50 projects, ALX program participants have already saved students more than $3 million. Learn more about ALX grants and apply today.

  • Decoding the SEI: How to Favorably Impact Student Perceptions of Learning

    Read a recap of our recent webinar series and access recordings and materials here.

  • Conference on Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    Registration is now open for the Academy of Teaching’s annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning!

  • Author Visit: March 20

    We are pleased to welcome the four authors of Teaching Interculturally: A Framework for Integrating Disciplinary Knowledge and Intercultural Development to Ohio State for a March 20 panel conversation, followed by small group discussions. Read more and register.

  • Rescheduled Event

    Combatting “Fake News” through Critical Thinking, originally scheduled for January 29 from 1–2:30 p.m., will now take place on Monday, February 5. If you were already registered for this event, please adjust your schedule. If you would like to register for the February 5 event, please click here.

  • Apply for a Spring 2018 Teaching Circle

    Teaching Circles consist of current Ohio State graduate students, from an array of academic disciplines, who have both experience and interest in teaching at the college level. Participation in a UCAT Teaching Circle is a great way to improve your own teaching practice, and also share your expertise and ideas. The self-directed groups will meet regularly over the semester to network and discuss issues of teaching and learning.

    UCAT will offer 3 Teaching Circles in Spring 2018:

    • Shared Reading Circle (In Person)
    • Online Development Circle (Online ONLY)
    •  Intro to STEM Teaching Circle 3 (Hybrid – online learning and in-person discussion)

    Apply here.

  • Apply to be a Teaching Orientation Facilitator

    We are now accepting applications for Orientation Facilitators for the 2018 Teaching Orientation @ Ohio State. We seek to hire TAs who will have at least two terms of teaching experience at Ohio State by the end of the spring semester, and who are interested in helping new TAs. Apply by February 12.

  • Applications are now open for 2018-19 Learning Communities

    We are accepting applications for the following Faculty and Professional Learning Communities:

    • Course Design Learning Community
    • Lecturer Learning Community
    • Mid-Career and Senior Faculty Learning Community

    Please apply here by March 5.

  • Teaching a large class this spring?

    If you are teaching a large class (whatever “large” means to you) during Spring 2018, UCAT invites you to apply to join a short-term community of instructors. This group will meet four times between February and May to debrief the experience of teaching a large class, discuss scholarly literature and proven approaches, and build a community of support with one another. Applications are due 1/31.


  • Nominations Open: Spring 2018 Featured Teacher

    Please nominate yourself or a colleague—any Ohio State instructor of any position, rank, or title—to be featured during the Spring 2018 term. UCAT staff will choose one winner from the nominations. This instructor will be asked to write a blog post and lead a roundtable discussion on one aspect of his/her teaching that stands out for its exceptional innovation and/or effectiveness (e.g., creating classroom community, using technology in the classroom, grading for learning, etc.). Our hope is that others will be inspired by this instructor’s methods and ideas, and perhaps choose to borrow and adapt these for their own teaching.

    Make Your Nomination