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Faculty Pathways

Cultivating Excellence Across the Academic Journey

Faculty Pathways is a comprehensive and innovative faculty development program designed to equip educators with the necessary tools, knowledge and support to excel in their roles at The Ohio State University. Most sessions are 90 minutes and many include a 60-minute didactic session and a 30-minute networking opportunity in which we ask attendees to exchange business cards. The goal is to nurture a culture of continuous learning and foster a community of practice that enhances faculty members’ personal and professional lives.

Spring Sessions

Wellness

Jan. 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Virtual

Engage in a rich discussion with Ohio State’s Chief Wellness Officer detailing the university’s strategic wellness plan, wellness resources at the university, and strategies for increasing wellness. 

Writing Retreat

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 | 10 a.m. - noon | Virtual

Semi-structured writing time weekly during the month of February. The format includes a 20-30 minute didactic (i.e., writing-related presentations) session, and the remaining time is dedicated to writing.

Using Generative AI to Advance Research, Teaching & Student Engagement

March 21 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Virtual

This panel discussion will explore the transformative potential of generative AI in research, teaching and student engagement through a dynamic 90-minute virtual workshop. Discover how AI technologies can enhance the research process, foster innovative teaching methods and create immersive learning experiences. Join us to unlock new possibilities at the intersection of AI and education.

Strengthening Your Research Through Local and Global Engagement

Apr. 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Hybrid; University Square South (Room 4140) or Virtual

Drs. Ryan Schmiesing and Jason Reece will discuss the current local and global engagement efforts as well as best practices in community and global engagement.

Planning for a Productive Break

May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Virtual

Discuss ways in which faculty can make the most of their summer break by providing effective strategies and practical tips for planning a productive break. 

Yoga Basics 1

June 26 | 11 a.m. - noon | Center for Integrative Health (2000 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43221)

Engage in a beginner Yoga class which includes 15 minutes of didactic instruction and 45 minutes of practice.

Yoga Basics 2

July 17 | 11 a.m. - noon | Center for Integrative Health (2000 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43221)

Engage in a Yoga class which includes 15 minutes of didactic instruction and 45 minutes of practice.

Fall Sessions

Service: Navigating Academic Engagement

Sept. 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Ohio Union, Senate Chamber

Dr. Maurice Stevens will discuss embracing a strategic service mindset, mastering time and task prioritization, decision making, and effective communication as it relates to service requests, and other important topics.

September 20 materials

Writing Retreat

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 | 10 a.m. - noon | Virtual

October is for writing, whether that is getting back on track with your writing goals or wrapping up projects. Join us for semi-structured writing time weekly during the month of October. The format includes a 20-30 minute didactic (i.e., writing-related presentations) session, and the remaining time is dedicated to writing. 

October 20 presentation
October 27 presentation

Research Resources on Campus: Centers and Libraries

Oct. 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Ohio Union, Student-Alumni Council Room

Representatives from the Office of Knowledge Enterprise, the Translational Data Analysis Institute, the College of Education and Human Ecology Quantitative Methodology Center, University Libraries, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and the Research Commons, will present research resources and opportunities available through their offices.

Mid-Semester Success: Evaluations and Engagement

Nov. 2 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Virtual

Discuss increasing engagement, getting over the mid-semester slump, and how to use mid-semester evaluations to support teaching excellence.

Balancing Productivity & Rest in the Academy

Dec. 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Virtual

Dr. Matthew Marquardt will engage attendees in a discussion around cultivating a culture of rest and self-care while balancing the pursuit of productivity in academia.

Employee Assistance Program flyer
Recording of December session