Quality Teaching (QT) Talks



QT Talks are 50-minute interactive presentations which focus on the research, pedagogical approaches, and exemplars to integrate the three principles in OSU's Quality Teaching Framework into teaching. QT Talks illustrate purposeful, intentional, and reflective integration of the QT Framework. You have an opportunity to connect with colleagues across disciplines with time carved out to supporting teaching development.

Download the QT Talks 2023-2034 Schedule



QT Talks are open to anyone currently teaching or is hoping to teach in the future. This may include faculty, GTAs and GRAs. Administrators and/or department supervisors and deans may also find the content relevant for exploring the newly adopted QT Framework.



We offer three QT Talks each term, on Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 11:50 am. Highlighting one principle from the QT Framework per session, discussions will focus on ways to bring the principles into your teaching.



Quality Teaching (QT) Talks

Spring 2024 Sessions 


Week 3 - April 16, 2024 | 11:00 - 11:50 AM | Austin 126 

Mentoring and Supporting Students in Experiential Learning

Presenter: Kenneth C. Walsh, Ph.D., College of Science 

OSU strives to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. Through healthy mentorship and support, we can build thriving learning communities around these transformational experiences. Come discuss mentoring students on projects outside of the traditional classroom environment.


Week 5 - April 30, 2024 | 11:00 - 11:50 AM | Austin 126

AI as a teaching discipline: Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Artificial Intelligence

Presenter: Bret Carpenter, Ph.D., College of Business

AI tools can enhance teaching and learning but also pose significant challenges. In this talk, we will explore how instructional faculty can incorporate AI as part of their teaching practice. We will also hear from students who have used or experienced AI in education and learn from their perspectives. Join us for this engaging and informative session on how to harness the power of AI in education while addressing its potential pitfalls.


Week 7 - May 14, 2024 | 11:00 - 11:50 AM | Austin 126

Trauma-Informed Teaching During Major Global Events

Presenter: Nate Kirk, Department of Integrative Biology

Quality Teaching Talks (QT Talks) has an important update to share as we approach the final session of the year. Tomorrow's session will feature a change as we will discuss trauma-informed teaching practices to help our students affected by major global events such as the pandemic and university pro-Palestinian protests as well as personal situations that make learning difficult. We will have an open dialogue on ways we can support our students and ourselves during these challenging times.


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