QT Recordings


Quality Teaching (QT) Talks Recorded Sessions

Welcome to our archived page of experts from across campus who share their expertise in educational pedagogy and technology. We hope that you will take advantage of these fabulous recordings!


04/16/24 - Mentoring and Supporting Students in Experiential Learning

Presenter: Kenneth C. (KC) 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.

02/20/24 - Learning Together: Guiding Students to Engage Students in Active Learning

Presenters: Nate Kirk, Ph.D., Sr. Instructor I & Devon Quick, Ph.D., Sr. Instructor II, College of Science

When the teaching team expands beyond a single instructor to include former students (such as undergraduate Learning Assistants or Graduate Teaching Assistants), more students can succeed. In this session, we will discuss effective strategies for recruiting, training, and supporting your expanded teaching teams to help create a more student-centric model of learning in your classes.

02/06/24 - Using Instructor Talk to Foster a Positive Learning Environment and Student Learning Success: Strategies and Tips

Presenter: Funmi Amobi, Ed.D., CTL Instructional Consultant, and College Liaison

Funmi will extend her expertise from her recent Sparkshop and will share the value of and actionable strategies to practice "Instructor Talk" - those things instructors say during class that are not related to course content but promote students' ease of engagement.

01/23/24 - Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Difference, Power, and Oppression Model

Presenter: Kali Furman, Ph.D., Interim Assistant Director of DPO

In this talk, attendees will learn about the inclusive teaching framework used by the Difference, Power, and Oppression (DPO) Program. The DPO Program works with faculty across all fields and disciplines at OSU to develop inclusive curricula that addresses institutionalized systems of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. This session will focus on providing practical reflection questions and tips for implementing the DPO framework in your own teaching practice.

11/14/23 - The Power of Mentorship

Presenters: Michelle Strowbridge, and Niki Weight. Attendees will get to explore the need for connection as instructors and provides several strategies to create meaningful network connections. There is a component of in person networking and this allows attendees to meet people who are in similar positions as they are, along with a guided portion of the session meant to give attendees a tangible way to build their network.

10/31/23 - Questions as Teaching Tools: How "Pretrieval" Can Boost Academic Success

Presenter: Dr. Shana Carpenter. The session will introduce new research on the positive effects of asking "pre-questions" prior to learning activities. Although students may of know the answers to these pre-questions because they have not yet learned the material, trying to answer pre-questions (even if guessing) has positive effects on subsequent learning. Attendees will learn various ways to incorporate pre-questions into learning activities, and how they can be leveraged to improve student learning and engagement in real courses.

10/17/23 - Academic Integrity and Equity: It's in the Pedagogy

(This session was not recorded, however, you can view the presenter's PowerPoint Slides here).

Presenter: Jaqueline Goldman, Ph.D., School of Psychological Science. Plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct have historically been conceptualized as the intentional and rational decision to cheat, however, these assumptions neglect many underlying factors, both environmental and individual, that lead to students taking these shortcuts. Building from current literature, the session will provide pedagogical practices to support students' sense of community and connection and, in the process, explore how this may lead to fewer instances of academic misconduct.

Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act: Teaching for Disability Justice

Presenter: Jeff Kenney, Ph.D., Director, Institutional Education for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Creating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive for people with disabilities is a complex and comprehensive endeavor. Our common frame of equity, shaped by state and federal laws, is only the beginning of realizing a more just classroom. Participants will evaluate their current knowledge, attitudes, and behavior using a maturity model for disability justice and set goals to shift their instructional practices.

Contextualizing Learning Outcomes: Designing + Aligning Assignments

Presenter; Nadia Jaramillo Cherrez, Ph.D., Senior Instructor Design Specialist, College of Libera Arts. Connecting learning outcomes to activities and assessments is an essential characteristic of high-quality learning experiences. This connection helps ensure all course components work together and are mutually reinforced so that learners are able to see the value of and feel motivated by what they are learning. Participants will explore a two-dimension approach to contextualize the learning outcomes in relation to content and cognitive processes. This approach will situate outcomes as an anchor that redefines the activities to engage learners in constructing meaning.

From Education to Employment: Connecting Students to Meaningful Careers

Presenter: Tasha Galardi, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, Human Services Internship Coordinator, College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Given the long and arduous road to college completion, students need to feel that the time and energy they are investing will lead to a meaningful career. There are many ways to help students reflect on their strengths and passions, as well as the type of work they would find most rewarding. Participants will engage in activities that highlight the types of career-focused practices they can incorporate into their own classes.

Inclusive Learning: Modeling & Fostering Radical Empathy

Presenter: Katherine Hubler, Ph.D., CTL Special Projects Fellows. This presentation examines ways that instructors can foster radical empathy and inclusivity by adopting pedagogical approaches, course policies, and class activities that promote student agency while mindfully recognizing students' diverse experiences and positionalities with power structures at OSU and beyond.

Welcoming LGBTQ+ Students: Intentionally Inclusive Language in the Classroom

Presenter: Holly Zell, M.A., School of Psychological Science. In this presentation, we will discuss LGBTQ+ terms appropriate for any level of prior knowledge. We will also discuss practical and easy ways to update language within the classroom and in-class materials. I will present some examples that will assist in updating our language to be more welcoming to LGBTQ+ students.

Effective Teaching: Using Evidenced-Informed Pedagogical Practices

Presenter: Regan A.R. Gurung, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning. Higher education is packed with buzzwords for how to be an effective teacher. What does the evidence say? I will provide a core set of areas that represent effective teaching. Aligned with OSU's Quality Teaching Framework and based on a wide body of peer-reviewed publications, I shall highlight some key practices for course design and instruction that you can immediately apply to your classes.

Peer Observation and Portfolios: Advancing Teaching Practices

Presenter: Funmi Amobi, Ed.D., Instructional Consultant and College Liaison for the Center for Teaching and Learning. Peer Observation (PO) of teaching can be used to serve two purposes. Whether PO is implemented for evaluative or formative purpose, the overarching goal is to advance effective quality teaching that supports student learning success. Participants will discuss evidence-informed processes for leveraging evaluative and formative collaborative PO to maximize benefits to teaching and learning.

Onwards to Better: Teaching and Learning in Winter '22

Presenters: Regan A.R. Gurung, Ph.D., Cub Kahn, Ed.D., and March Cholewcznski, M.A. During remote learning, students conducted all their learning activities via a computer and instructors often provided notes, slides and lecture recordings. As we return to classrooms, what should stay? What did we learn about teaching and learning during the pandemic and how should it inform Winter 2022, and help everyone stay sane and healthy?

Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Students in and Outside the College Classroom

Presenter: Dharma Mirza (she/her), Educational Advocate and OSU Graduate Student. In this presentation, I will explore ways to better include and support 2SLGBTQI+ students in and outside of the classroom. I will also highlight key support services on campus for 2SLGBTQI+ students and engage the learning impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in these student communities.

Emotionally Intelligent Teaching

Presenter: Shauna Tominey, Ph.D. The past year has been like no other. With a global pandemic, heightened attention to racial justice, political divides, and natural disasters -- students are on an emotional rollercoaster (and instructors too)! Join Dr. Shauna Tominey to discuss strategies for emotionally intelligent teaching that can be applied in many different class contexts toward recognizing the impact of stress on learning and building meaningful connections with students.

Trauma-Informed College Teaching; Prepare, Respond, Restore

Presenter: Jeff Kenney, Ph.D. Increasing numbers of students are participating in higher education with complex trauma histories. Trauma history complicates our assumptions about the theory and practice of adult learning. This workshop will provide resources and skill-building to prepare for, respond to, and recover from expressions of trauma in the college classroom.

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

Presenter: Holly Cho, M.S. What do we mean by culturally 'relevant', 'responsive' and sustaining' pedagogies? In this session, we will reflect on how our own identities have shaped us as learners and educators and how our students' identities have shaped them as learners. We will consider how culturally sustaining pedagogy can disrupt exclusive and inequitable classroom environments and open up new, reciprocal pathways for knowledge sharing between student and educator.

Make Content Stick!

Presenters: Satoris (Tori) Howes, Ph.D., and Amy Hunter, M.A. In this presentation, we will discuss strategies from the bestselling book Made to Stick for making content more memorable. We will provide examples of varied approaches to incorporating these strategies into the design and teaching of your course.

Designing Engaging Course Materials

Presenters: Deann Garcia, M.A., Christine Gallagher, M.F.A., and Andrea Marks, M.F.A. Want to ensure your students actually read what you give them? Design faculty members Christine Gallagher, Deann Garcia, and Andrea Marks will teach easy-to-apply design principles that you can put into practice today. This will be an interactive workshop during which the faculty leaders will offer a range of practical tips and lead you through how to apply them to your course materials.

Using UDL to Address How We Assess

Presenters: Raven Chakerian, M.A., Hayden Wilcox, B.F.A., and Amy Hunter, M.A. In this session, we will explore together what it means to assess student learning in today's classroom. Let's discuss why and how we assess learning, and which assessment methods might help us do so more authentically!

Curriculum Frameworks & Examples of Implementation: A Panel Discussion

Presenters: Emily Bowling M.S., Lynn Dierking, Ph.D., Sue McGrory, M.A., Brenna Gomez, M.F.A., and Julie Walkin. M.A. Do your values and desired student outcomes drive your instructional choices? In this session, we will explore four pedagogical frameworks for teaching and the basics of how to implement them.

Reading & Low Stakes Writing Across the Curriculum 

Presenters: Kristy Kelly, Ph.D., and Katherine McAlvage, Ph.D. Have you ever struggled to get your students to actually do the reading? Have you wondered how to assign writing in your class without overwhelming yourself with grading? This session is for you! We will chat about low-stakes, interactive, and time-manageable ways to weave reading and writing together in your classes.

Providing Student Feedback: A Fishbowl Conversation

Presenters: Benita BLessing, Ph.D., Liz Delf, M.A., Kenton Hokanson, Ph.D., Nathan Kirk, Ph.D., Caity Smyth, Ph.D., and Weiwei Zhang, Ph.D. Join us in a fishbowl conversation on providing feedback to students in teaching. Together we will reflect on what we learne3d through our experience and explore new ways in providing feedback that may help students learn.