Workshops and Symposia encompass a single event or a series of events addressing a number of topics surrounding the scholarship of teaching.

These events are facilitated by center staff, as well as teachers, students, and consultants from OSU and the larger community.

College or Program Level Workshops

As a series or single event (in person or through a virtual approach via CTL Live!) CTL provides faculty development opportunities around effective teaching. Common topics include: program design, curricular alignment, and the design and incorporation of embedded programmatic assessments. Topics also often address a summary of cognition research and the implications it has for effective teaching; creating learning climates that enhance success for all; and the design of rubrics and descriptive feedback that promote students’ academic performance. These workshops are catered to the unique needs of faculty and program specific requests. 


Contact CTL for this year’s exact dates and topics to be explored or check out our Announcements & Events page. 


Quarterly conference sessions that focus on enduring educational issues and emphasize the scholarship of teaching are also offered. The target audience and presenters are often OSU educators allowing us to showcase and celebrate our local expertise! Some of the past topics addressed include: fair grading practices; supporting bi-lingual learners; integrating universal design into courses; web-enhanced courses; coherent program design; the teaching and assessment of dispositions; teaching from an iPad; and others. 

Symposia is offered quarterly and sessions are organized to be either 50 minutes, 90 minutes, or 2 hours. If you are interested in presenting at an upcoming symposia please complete the Teaching Symposium Session Proposal.

If you are interested in participating virtually via CTL Live! at an upcoming symposia please contact us


Insightful: Now I know why so many love your teaching Kay. I learned a lot yesterday from your presentation as did our new faculty. Thank you again for the opportunity to share your teaching and insights.

~ Sam Angima

Invaluable: Kay Sagmiller’s presentation during our departmental “spring conclave” was invaluable in facilitating and supporting the faculty in addressing one of the basic criticisms received during the crop science graduate review (general lack of programmatic curriculum and defined SLOs). Thirty faculty were engaged during the activities she led and were thoughtful and discussant afterwards. There is a plan for follow-up with undergraduate faculty for aligning SLOs of Institutional, Graduate School, Program, Course, and Lesson levels.

~David Hannaway, Department of Crop and Soil Science