FIT Model



The Faculty FIT program, within the University Institute for Teaching & Learning, is a set of coordinated learning experiences for new/developing teachers and their mentors at The Ohio State University. The year-long programming focuses on active support for instructional faculty at differing levels of experience, and particularly strives to engage faculty new to Ohio State. Each faculty participant has the opportunity to complete a customized “health and wellness” approach to instructional development that is intended to support those new to their roles, as well as promote career-long efforts to cultivate expertise and continually achieve success in teaching and learning. We believe this approach will help individuals as they establish their place (or “fit”) at the University, as well as support and advance our campus culture of teaching excellence.

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn
– John Cotton Dana; librarian

For 2016-2017 academic year, the Faculty FIT Program begins with a day-long kickoff event introducing the program, as part of the University’s New Faculty Orientation. Ongoing programming will include opportunities along three pathways, designed to best fit the needs of the diverse community of teachers new to Ohio State:


Faculty new to teaching; to accelerate essential classroom skills and improve effectiveness and efficiency of teaching.


Faculty with some prior teaching experience; to develop greater expertise in educational pedagogy and enhance their reputation and influence as an educator.


Experienced faculty; to develop mentorship skills and expertise as an advocate for institutional goals. This pathway is for the “master teacher” who seeks to shape university culture and policy, and advance learning achievement at The Ohio State University.