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Professional Development Opportunities

The following chart highlights categories of professional development opportunities. The list provides some examples of opportunities and organizations that offer professional development activities. These examples do not represent an all-inclusive list, but can be used as a starting point to identifying potential opportunities and activities.

Advising Campus Organizations



  • College of Engineering and University Committees
  • EED Committees
  • Engineering Staff Advisory Committee (ESAC)





  • Curriculum Development
  • Education Courses
  • Engineering Education Courses
  • General Courses


Formal / Informal Forums

  • Book Club
  • Brown Bags
  • Seminars
  • Sharing of Best Practices Roundtables


Health and Wellness Programs

  • Faculty and Staff Exercise Classes
  • OSU Center for Integrative Health and Wellness
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Work Life Balance Programs
  • Your Plan for Health (YP4H)


Mentoring Program

  • Association of Staff and Faculty Women (ASFW)
  • Shadow Instructors/Classes


Teaching Assessments and Evaluating Novel Teaching Approaches

  • Interpreting Student Teaching Evaluations (SEIs)
  • Peer Teaching Evaluations/Observations
  • University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT)



  • Buckeye Learn Training
  • Carmen Training by the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
  • Columbus Idea Foundry
  • Counseling and Consultation Service Training (CCS)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Training (FERPA)
  • Institutional Data Policy Training
  • Institutional Review Board Training (IRB)
  • Software Program Training (Microsoft)
  • Student Information System Training (SIS)
  • University Center for the Advancement of Teaching Training (UCAT)
  • Webpage Development Training



  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation
  • Fisher College of Business
  • Moving Forward in Your Faculty Career
  • OSU Human Resources
  • OSU Leadership Center
  • Providing Leadership for Faculty Promotion
  • Student Leadership Advocates
  • The John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • The Women's Place at OSU
  • University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT)