Want to know more about the Quality Teaching (QT) Framework?  
Would you like to develop your teaching using the three principles of the QT Framework?
Join us for QT Talks!


The Quality Teaching Framework

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.



It is hard to believe there is more, but there is! Here are five more reasons you should join us!

  1. Learn to teach with purposeful, intentional, and reflective integration of the QT Framework.
  2. Earn a digital micro-badge to document your professional development - perhaps supporting your promotion and/or tenure. To earn a badge: 1) attend at least two sessions for each principles; 2) complete the evaluation form for each session you attend; and 3) notify CTL! That's it folks!
  3. Have carved out time specifically dedicated to supporting your teaching development.
  4. Connect with colleagues across disciplines.
  5. With each Talk being aligned to the QT Framework and SLEs, identify which sessions to attend based on the outcomes of our SLEs.


Prior to Session:

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

After Session:

Often, sessions will have accompanying handouts, materials, slides, and/or resources. Please visit the Box folder to access these materials.

QT Talks Resources

Complete the evaluation form. This will assist us in tracking your attendance and provide feedback for both CTL and the presenter(s).

QT Talks Evaluations

You may also view many of our past sessions, mostly from Tuesday Teaching and Tech Talks.

Archived Recordings



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)

We will see you in LINC 414!

QT Talks Registration

Download the 2022-2023 schedule as a PDF or view it below.


Spring Sessions

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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