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EED Faculty Share Strategies for Teaching Teamwork at Ohio State Academy of Teaching Conference
On Wednesday, May 4, EED faculty took part in a conference sponsored by Ohio State’s Academy of Teaching.
Titled “10th Annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning: Making Teaching Matter at a Research University,” the event brought together faculty from around the university to “share innovative and interesting, evidence-based ideas for the improvement of teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes.”
EED faculty Dr. Kathy Harper and Dr. Rich Freuler presented “Structures for Successful Teamwork: Theory and Practical Classroom Applications,” an interactive activity which modeled the concepts they were discussing.
About the Conference
Formed in 1993, Ohio State’s Academy of Teaching is composed of recipients of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, the “most prestigious award for teaching at Ohio State.” The current Chair of the Academy is Dr. Ann Christy of the Engineering Education Department.
Each year the Academy organizes a conference intended to bring together OSU faculty to make professional connections and share ideas. Participating in the Academy and the Conference allows EED faculty to stay current with teaching practices around the university and to spread the word about successful practices within the EED.
This year’s conference began with opening remarks by President Drake and Dr. Christy, and a keynote address by Dr. Tony Ciccone, President of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Next, participants split up to attend a number of 40-minute breakout sessions on specific topics.
The last event of the day was a reception featuring posters on a variety of teaching-related topics. More information about the conference—including materials from a number of sessions—can be found at the event website.
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