The Center Grand Opening to Showcase Collaborative Learning Resource

Katy Rector, Celina Henley, and Stacey Baker

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning will officially be unveiled as an enabling resource for OSU Institute of Technology faculty during its grand opening on Tuesday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. The facility is located on the OSUIT campus in the Learning Resource Center building, suite 105.

Following a dedication speech by Dr. Bill Path, OSUIT president, there will be refreshments, tours of the facility and demonstrations of its learning environments and technological capabilities.

The mission of The Center at OSUIT is to promote teaching and learning excellence at OSUIT. The staff strives to promote a culture of collaboration and shared leadership that engages all visitors in the pursuit of academic excellence and continuous improvement. They are available to assist in creating, implementing and maintaining high-quality interactive courses that model emerging learning theories and relevant technology innovations in both online and face-to-face courses.

Kari Chancey, Director of Academic Excellence and Distance Learning, sees The Center at OSUIT as one of the best resources of its kind in the entire state. “There are many exceptional qualities about OSU Institute of Technology, but by far the most impressive is our faculty’s willingness and desire to excel in instructional methods and maximize student success. Continuous learning is the hallmark of any professional, and The Center will provide a new layer of support and collaboration that is key to successful classrooms.”

Many of OSUIT’s academic divisions, including Watchmaking, Culinary Arts, Nursing, Information Technologies, Arts and Sciences and Automotive, already utilize The Center’s capabilities and realize its potential for expanding the reach and effectiveness of higher education.

“The Center is a great faculty resource, a place where I can come, focus and get help if I need it. People can also better themselves technology-wise and take different types of professional development classes,” explained Celia Henley, Culinary Arts instructor. “The staff is welcoming and everybody is here to help. It’s a very supportive environment.”

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