• 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

  • Help us plan our spring programming

    We would like your input about topics, timing, and formatting as we plan our spring event schedule.

    Take the Survey

  • Webinar: Getting Feedback on Your Teaching

    View the recording from our recent webinar, “Getting Feedback on Your Teaching.”

  • Course Design Institute Applications Open

    Applications are now open for our upcoming Course Design Institutes. Join colleagues from across the university as you take a big-picture look at a course of your choice and engage in a hands-on process of (re)-designing it to more effectively and purposefully help students learn.

    Read More & Apply

  • Help us plan our Autumn events!

    As we plan our schedule of events for Autumn 2017, we’d like to hear your preferences for event timing and topics. Please take a moment to complete this survey.