About the Ohio College Teaching Consortium

The Ohio College Teaching Consortium seeks to equip instructors across the state with evidence-based teaching strategies that contribute to learning environments conducive to the success of all learners, especially first-generation students, members of under-represented groups, and adult learners seeking to complete a college degree or retrain for the workforce. 

The consortium was formed in spring 2020 to respond to the following:

  • increased demands on post-secondary instructors to pivot to remote or hybrid learning,

  • budgetary challenges that impact the breadth or depth of professional development offerings available to those who teach,

  • a need for extending the reach of diversity, equity and inclusion professional development opportunities to instructors, 

  • a need for instructors to be equipped with instructional strategies that increase achievement of learning outcomes or enhance the learning experience of an increasingly diverse student population, 

  • the ability to collaborate across institutions and promote evidence-based teaching strategies.

 

Our Partners

The consortium includes members from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Ohio Association of Community Colleges, Inter-University Council of Ohio, and colleges and universities from across the state.

Ohio Department of Higher Education

The Ohio Department of Higher Education is a cabinet-level agency for the Governor of the State of Ohio that oversees higher education for the state.

Ohio Association of Community Colleges 

The Ohio Association of Community Colleges serves all 23 Ohio community colleges by providing advocacy and policy development, support in developing and executing strategic directives and innovative practices, professional development, working opportunities to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information, and the benefits and economic impacts of community colleges to Ohioans.

Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning 

The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University advances at-scale professional learning, evidence-based instructional strategies, and research and policy that elevate the work of all who teach.

Columbus State Community College

Lorain County Community College

Kent State University Center for Teaching and Learning

The Kent State University Center for Teaching and Learning provides opportunities, leadership and support for all faculty to grow in their scholarly and professional endeavors. The long-term aim is to support community members in the process of creating, transforming, and/or maintaining Kent State University’s environments for learning as spaces where all students can succeed.

Ohio University Center for Teaching & Learning

The Ohio University Center for Teaching & Learning works collaboratively to enhance the connection between instruction and knowledge. The center offers workshops, faculty learning communities, individual consultations, and other programs and resources for faculty development. 

Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center

The Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center, founded in 1922, is one of the nation's top centers for research in aging. With 19 staff and over 20 affiliated faculty and research fellows, the center conducts research that makes a positive difference for our aging population.

University of Cincinnati Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

The University of Cincinnati Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning cultivates great teaching by fostering communities of inquiry, practice and scholarship to impact student success. Areas of expertise include classroom pedagogy and innovation, assessment, scholarship of teaching and learning, among others.

University of Akron Institute for Teaching and Learning

The University of Akron Institute for Teaching and Learning supports faculty by focusing on improving teaching and enhancing student learning. The institute offers workshops, information sessions, and training related to professional development, general education, student learning assessment, course design and development, and implementation of technology to enhance teaching.

 

Executive Committee

Laura Cotton 
Program Coordinator 
Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning 
The Ohio State University 
cotton.1072@osu.edu 
 
Phyllis Cummins 
Assistant Director of Research 
Senior Research Scholar 
Miami University of Ohio 
cumminpa@miamioh.edu

Terry Filicko 
Associate Professor
Clark State Community College
Ohio Faculty Senate of Technical and Community Colleges Chair
filickot@clarkstate.edu 

Ben Givens 
Associate Professor 
The Ohio State University
Ohio Faculty Council Chair
givens.7@osu.edu
 
Kay Halasek 
Director 
Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning 
The Ohio State University 
halasek.1@osu.edu 
 
Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo 
Associate Director of Operations & Strategic Partnerships  
Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning 
The Ohio State University 
rhodes-disalvo.1@osu.edu 
 
Thomas Sudkamp 
Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs 
Ohio Department of Higher Education 
tsudkamp@highered.ohio.gov
 
Lori Zakel 
Faculty Engagement Lead Coach 
Ohio Association of Community Colleges 
lzakel@ohiocc.org