The Center for Teaching and Learning celebrates, honors, and appreciates all Oregon State University faculty and staff! Here at CTL we provide opportunities for continuous learning through on-going professional development as means to value and support faculty and their work. Shining the light on this work is at the heart of what we do. Our goal is to recognize those committed to their teaching development and to those committed to the development of others.  

Quality Teaching at OSU

The Quality Teaching Framework (QT), endorsed by the faculty senate (2021) encompasses three main goals and thirteen subsidiary indicators of QT.

A Quality Teacher is understood to:
1. Contribute to an inclusive and meaningful learning community;
2. 
Practice teaching as a discipline, and
3. 
Mentor and advise students.   

The full document is available at this link. The AoT and CTL is working on ways to foster Quality Teaching at OSU. 

Student Learning Experience (SLE) Survey

The Student Learning Experience (SLE) survey offers students and instructors the opportunity to work together to improve the quality of teaching at Oregon State University. This process was known as the electronic Student Evaluation of Teaching (eSET) from 2012-2021 and the SET from 2004-2012.

The SLE consists of a set of standard university questions that were developed in alignment with the Quality Teaching Framework adopted by the Faculty Senate in 2021. In addition to the standard questions, instructors may also opt to ask students for input on their teaching methods in a personalized fashion (own questions). After the course withdrawal deadline, students are invited via email or Canvas to begin the survey process to provide feedback on their learning experience to their instructors in a convenient and confidential manner. Following the end of the survey period and after final grades are due, reports are generated. Once this process has been completed, instructors are informed via email that reports are available. Certain administrative staff from academic departments, colleges, and campuses are also able to view reports for their specific programs.

To aid in the interpretation of responses, the Faculty Senate Advancement of Teaching Committee has drafted this document that explains how the SLE was developed and how to interpret student feedback. Greater response rates assure breadth and confidence in your students’ feedback. For helpful pointers on how to encourage student feedback, please see this document 


CTL applauds those who reflect on and articulate what they have learned; how they have learned; questions they’ve asked; research they’ve conducted; and areas they’ve identified as strengths and struggles. We applaud those who create engaging, inclusive, challenging, and supportive learning experiences for their students as well as their colleagues. We applaud you.

Congratulations to the 2021 OSU Teaching Award Recipients!!  
In this post we take a moment to celebrate all 2021 Teaching Award winners.  We thank you all for your service to students and add a special cheer to these Award winners. 

2018-19 Teacher Scholars

New2OSU Graduates

Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talk Facilitators New2OSU Reflective Teaching Mentors

David Dallas, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Lauren Dalton, College of Science

Dan Dowhower, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Tasha Galardi, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Kenton Hokanson, College of Science

Jennifer Jackson, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Nathan Kirk, College of Science

Sue McGrory, College of Education

Emily Norcross, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Yumie Takata, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Sanjai Tripathi, College of Business

Tasha Biesinger, Information Services – Academic Technology

Demian Hommel, College of Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric Sciences

Lori Kayes, College of Science

Jeff Kenney, Institutional Education for Diversity

Megan Mobley, College of Agricultural Sciences

Devon Quick, College of Science

Lyn Riverstone, College of Science

Lexi Schlosser, CTL GTA - College Student Services Administration

Shauna Tominey, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Jane Waite, Social Justice Learning & Engagement

Katy Williams, College of Science

Cheridy Aduviri, College of Education

Tasha Biesinger, Information Services – Academic Technology

Julie Graves, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Katie Jager, College of Science

Lori Kayes, College of Science

Jeff Kenney, Institutional Education for Diversity

Nathan Kirk, College of Science

Robin Pappas, Information Services

Lyn Riverstone, College of Science

Shauna Tominey, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

KC Walsh, Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning

Katy Williams, College of Science

Sara Wright, College of Education

 

Are you interested in facilitating a Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talk?

What are your ideas for supporting the development of teaching? Share them with our OSU teaching community!

Send Us Your Idea

 

Are you interested in becoming a Reflective Teaching Mentor?

The goals of a Reflective Teaching Mentor (RTM) are to support and forward a teacher’s thinking as they formulate their questions and advance their teaching knowledge and skills. We ask that you do classroom visits together as well as collect, analyze, and respond to their student input and data. As a Reflective Mentor we ask for a three-term commitment to partner with your mentee while they are enrolled in New2OSU.

We hope you will consider joining our team!

Register Here