OCTC ends successful pilot year, continues programming

Over 100 Inclusive Teaching Endorsements awarded 

With the fall semester well underway, we at the Ohio College Teaching Consortium hope you are hitting your stride and feel ready to participate in future professional development opportunities associated with the OCTC Inclusive Teaching Endorsement.

As of Oct. 13, over 600 faculty representing 39 Ohio four-year, two-year and technical colleges have expressed interest in this program, 175 individuals have submitted event reflections, and 102 faculty members were awarded the Inclusive Teaching Endorsement during our pilot year. This response exceeded our most optimistic expectations, and we are so very grateful for your participation.  

Throughout this year, we will roll out events presented by consortium partners including Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio University, the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University, among others. With data from the post-workshop and post-endorsement surveys provided by our participants, we will continue to curate and develop DEIJ-focused workshops and other engagements that focus on evidence-based instructional strategies that will best serve the needs of educators.

This is the first of several newsletters to be distributed in 2021-22. You can always find information about our programming and other news of interest at our new website where upcoming events and asynchronous event recordings are updated frequently. Please don’t hesitate to contact Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, rhodes-disalvo.1@osu.edu, or program administrator Laura Cotton, cotton.1072@osu.edu with questions, comments or recommendations. We are always happy to hear from you! 

We wish you all a safe, healthy and productive academic year, and look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming events.