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The Office of Academic Affairs enables the success of students and faculty in teaching and learning, research, and creative expression. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, inclusive and affordable education that prepares the next generation of leaders and engaged citizens to serve Ohio, the country and the world.

Overhauled Gen Ed program to begin autumn 2021

The University Senate has overwhelmingly approved the first major overhaul of Ohio State’s General Education curriculum since its creation more than 30 years ago. The university will now begin working on detailed implementation plans so that the new GE program can launch in Autumn Semester 2021, providing a cohesive academic foundation for a generation of future Buckeyes.

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This session on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., will help educators recognize high-quality, content-driven assessments and provide an opportunity to experience poorly written test items from the point of view of the test-taker. Learn multiple-choice question-writing "rules," such as including plausible distractors; recognize common test-item pitfalls, like convergence; and understand how smart test-takers use grammatical cues and distractor length to make educated guesses.

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The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) KL2 Program supports the career development of junior faculty who conduct either patient-oriented or translational research. The next request for applications will be released in September. Sign up for an info session on Friday, Sept. 6 at noon at the CCTS in 260 Prior Hall.

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The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) is requesting proposals to participate in our next cohort! ALX awards grants to instructors who want to transform their courses using open and affordable course materials! There are three different grant options this year. Begin the application process today by sharing your affordability project idea with us. 

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This all-day training session on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, is offered by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. The plenary session addresses Strategies for Successful Mentee-Driven Mentorship, by Mark Hall, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Attendees can choose from two program tracks: Clinical and Translational Research or Management & Leadership.

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