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May 26, 2021

The Drake Institute's Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, associate director, and Larry Hurtubise, curriculum and instructional specialist, presented at McMaster University’s 14th Annual Day in Faculty Development, hosted by the university’s health sciences faculty.

The theme of this year’s conference was Academia Disrupted: Innovations and Dilemmas Prompted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rhodes-DiSalvo and Hurtubise shared outcomes from virtual communities of practice sponsored by the Drake Institute last spring.

May 25, 2021

Professor Craig Gibson of University Libraries recently presented at the Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching , hosted by the University of Calgary Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning in May. The theme of this year’s conference was Mentorship in Higher Education, and the Drake Institute’s Faculty FIT mentoring program was highlighted throughout, including during the conference’s keynote address.

Faculty FIT offers year-long programming and support for Ohio State instructors at any level in their careers – from new faculty seeking to infuse evidence-based teaching practices into their classrooms to more experienced faculty interested in developing their expertise in educational pedagogy and mentorship skills.

May 21, 2021

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, a National Science Foundation grant-funded program, is hosting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from June 15 through July 27 via edX. This six-week course is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students and staff to cultivate inclusive learning environments for all students.

Participants will examine issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, reflect on their own and their students’ identities and experiences,​ identify and implement learner-centered structures and strategies, apply principles of evidence-based inclusive teaching, and use student learning data and feedback to inform pedagogical and curricular choices.

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Professor of Practice, College of Engineering
Department of Engineering Education, Columbus Campus

Dr. Rick Freuler is a professor of practice and the director for the Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Program in Ohio State's Department of Engineering Education. He teaches the two-semester Fundamentals of Engineering course sequence and is active in engineering education research. He is affiliated with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and conducts scale model...Learn more