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Welcome to OTEI

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  • Male Teaching Effectiveness in action at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Female Teaching Effectiveness in action at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Vision

OTEI envisions a focus on creating teaching excellence that positively influences student outcomes. OTEI provides individual instructors, departments, and colleges with training and resources they need to implement successful teaching methods and create new courses and strategies through engaged, collaborative learning communities.

Mission

OTEI will provide leadership for the Clemson teaching community on teaching excellence and evidence-based teaching practices, foster community between teachers and learners, help instructors select the most effective teaching approaches for a diverse student body, support instructors in effectively addressing student learning outcomes, and support the community in offering valid and reliable assessments of teaching and learning.

2017-2018 is a time of transition for OTEI. The new director is establishing programs offering evidence-based training, creating alliances with faculty and units to plan for new programs, and establishing the services that best meet the needs of faculty, lecturers, teaching staff, and graduate students.

Consultation is available on all aspects of teaching and can include a classroom visit, analysis of tests and assignments, and analysis of student feedback.

OTEI Workshops are highly interactive and focus on both discussion and resources for faculty.  Please contact Dr. Taimi Olsen to arrange for a workshop.

Current topics:

  1. The New Science of Learning
  2. EBTS Top 10 (evidence-based teaching strategies)
  3. Essentials for Strong Teaching: Clarity and Rapport
  4. “Jump Start” your next course with course design tools
  5. Learning Spaces: What do I need to know?
  6. Group work: Creating strong groups / avoiding ugly meltdowns
  7. Creating dialogue in your classroom

Have an idea or insight?  Want to be a partner? Please contact Taimi Olsen at taimio@clemson.edu

Still available, complimentary copies of Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors, 3rd ed. by Dr. Linda B. Nilson (Jossey-Bass, 2010).  Please stop by the OTEI office, Brackett hall 448, by appointment.

Upcoming Events will be posted here and on the Clemson Events page.

New Resource: Teaching at Clemson, an introduction to resources

Please be aware that this is a first version of a new resource and may not be comprehensive. Contact OTEI if your unit would like to appear in the next version.

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