OSU's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides pedagogical support in eight core areas related to higher education instruction with an emphasis on course design, assessment, blended learning, instructional methods, and inclusive teaching.   The CTL staff are also standing by to help you in all aspects of Remote Teaching. Contact us for ways to increase engagement, address student learning concerns, and fine tune assessment.  

Consultations:  Whether you want to learn more about a core area of pedagogy, discuss a pedagogical challenge, or share a classroom victory, our staff are ready for you. To schedule a 1-on-1 teaching consultation contact [email protected]. All meetings are confidential, and formative. While we are ready to help with general course design, and revision of assignments, assessments, and syllabi, we are also ready to engage with you on issues that develop during the term and need immediate attention.

For a full suite of remote teaching material explore CTL and Academic Technology resources here: Keep Teaching.

Spring 2021 Handy references

- Conducting small classes with discussion using Zoom
- General best practices for Teaching Remotely for different types of classes
- Communicating with Students: Material for your syllabus
- Infographic: Teaching Large Classes Remotely
- Infographic: Pedagogical Booster Shots
- Infographic: Zoom Camera Pros & Cons
- Infographic: Assessing Group Projects 
- Infographic: Elevating Students in Breakout Rooms 
- Infographic: Implementing Successful Collaborative Group Work
- Infographic: Reading Motivation Strategies
- Infographic: Remote Learning Issues and Solutions
- Infographic: Motivating Students to Complete Pre-Class Reading

New & Notable:

Center for Teaching & Learning Peer Supporter ’20-’21 Showcase – Register Today

Friday, May 21st, 2021. 9:00 -9:50 am. You are invited! Join the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in our Peer Supporter Showcase. During the 2020-21 academic year, the Office of Undergraduate Education with funding from the Provost, established the Peer Teaching Resources & Support Program coordinated by the CTL. Peer Supporters in colleges across the campus provided pedagogical professional development, resources and support to instructional faculty in remote and blended teaching. In this year-end gathering, the CTL is proud to highlight the success of this pilot program. Join us for this celebration of how OSU Kept Teaching. Welcome by Vice Provost Alix Gitelman. 

MAGNA 20-Minute Mentor Commons - Explore this library of faculty development information. Short videos, 20 minutes or less, on a variety of topics for when you are pressed for time or want new ideas quickly.

Introducing the Career Champions Program: Learn more about the Career Champions six-week Program in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Career Development Center. 

New program in the Center for Teaching and Learning: Peer Teaching Resources & Support Program, coordinated by Teaching Resource Coordinator Cheridy Aduviri.

Faculty Playbook: Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19

CTL's 15th year Anniversary - See our Timeline

Upcoming Events

MAGNA 20-Minute Mentor Commons

20-Minute Mentors are video-based programs designed to answer a specific question related to teaching and learning. They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules. Instructions for Access.




Access the CTL Library

Check out our free library for OSU faculty/staff located in the LINC 4th floor faculty lounge (Room 468). View the flyer for more information and view the list of books.