Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Educational Innovation and Scholarship is to promote excellence in student learning through scholarly teaching, the scholarship of teaching, and evidence-based educational change. We accomplish this mission throuch four main areas we call the Four Ds:

Design – Course and Program Design and Development

Develop – Scholarly reflection and professional growth in the academic area

Disseminate and Promote – Public Dissemination and Promotion of scholarship in the academic space

Drive Change – Drive evidence-based educational change through curricular continuous quality improvement


Our Team

Katherine Kelley, PhD

Associate Dean-Assessment & Strategic Initiatives
Professor-Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice and Science

Mary Higginbotham

Resource Planning Analyst

Christina Archer, MS

Senior Instructional Designer

Katie O’Keefe

Instructional Designer

Tanya Bomsta

Education Coordinator

Marco Finocchi

Education Coordinator

Programs and Outreach

Find out more about the sessions and series we offer throughout the year – includes schedules, synopses and materials

Grants and Awards

Look for grant and award opportunities for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) available from local and national organizations

Resources and Publications

Locate Active Learning Resources as well as annotated bibliographies of SOTL and Assessment journals and books

Blogging Resources

Utilize Ohio State’s blogging platform (u.osu.edu) as an ePortfolio, a reflective journal of an educational experience, or as a way to engage students in a boundary-crossing educational experience that engages the community in scholarly work. Find resources here to help you get started.

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