- Quality Teaching
- Core Areas
The QT Framework represents a three-year effort to define teaching excellence across OSU. Forwarded by the Advancement of Teaching, stakeholders across campus consulted the research to create a set of guiding principles accepted by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Winter, 2021.
QT Talks focuses on the research, pedagogical approaches, exemplars, and/or ways to integrate these three principles and their twelve sub-principles into your teaching.
QT Talks is 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.
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To participate in QT Talks, it is not required but helpful, if you register in advance.
QT Talks Registration: In Person
QT Talks Registration: Zoom - 4/18/23
QT Talks Registration: Zoom - 5/2/23
QT Talks Registration: Zoom - 5/16/23
Often, sessions will have accompanying handouts, materials, slides, and/or resources. Please visit the Box folder to access these materials.
Complete the evaluation form. This will assist us in tracking your attendance and provide feedback for both CTL and the presenter(s).
You may also view many of our past sessions, mostly from Tuesday Teaching and Tech Talks.
Each term, three QT Talks will be offered 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.
Week 3 (Principle 1), Week 5 (Principle 2), Week 7 (Principle 3)
Download the 2022-2023 schedule as a PDF or view it below.
Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act: Teaching for Disability Justice
04/18 | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | LINC 414 or Zoom
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. Presenter: Jeff Kenney, M.Ed., Staff Counselor, Student Affairs - Counseling Psychological Services. See Resources.
Contextualizing Learning Outcomes: Designing + Aligning Assignments
05/02 | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | LINC 414 or Zoom
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 for 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. Presenter: Nadia Jaramillo Cherrez, Ph.D., Senor Instructor Design Specialist, College of Liberal Arts. See Resources.
From Education to Employment: Connecting Students to Meaningful Careers
05/16 | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | LINC 414 or Zoom
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. Presenter: Tasha Galardi, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, Human Services Internship Coordinator, College of Public Health and Human Sciences. See Resources.
Facilitator: Brooke Howland, Ed.D., Director of New Initiatives
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