The Office of Teaching and Learning works with NDSU Faculty and staff to create, implement, and assess programs that actively involve students in learning as the road to success. We have seven major programs that offer a variety of events, services, degrees, and training opportunities. Each program that operates under the Office of Teaching and Learning relates, in some way, to teaching and learning.
Sponsorship for programs/events may be available through the Office of Teaching and Learning for programs and events that meet certain teaching and learning criteria. The Office of Teaching and Learning may provide monetary support for programs and events which have a broad audience/impact. Support in the form of staff assistance is also available. Staff assistance may include help with event logistics, registration, and promotional support. View a list of events OTL has supported in the past.
- Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME)
Focuses on science and math education from kindergarten to post graduate levels. Programs include outreach to middle and high school students as well as STEM education for students and teachers of all levels.
- College Teaching Certificate
Provides a structured program in pedagogy for graduate students who plan to teach in a college or university.
- Distance and Continuing Education (DCE)
Serves the educational needs of our region's K-12 teachers through professional development classes and place-bound students through online degree programs.
- Gateways-ND A National Science Foundation-funded project that focuses on developing expertise in active learning among STEM faculty at NDSU. The program examines the relationship between student and faculty attitudes about teaching and learning and success in the STEM classroom.
- Graduate Teaching Assistant Resources Resources for Graduate Teaching Assistants including an annual conference for teaching assistants (TAs) and learning communities geared specifically to the needs of TAs.
- Group Decision Center (GDC) Skilled facilitators use ThinkTank technology to provide group facilitation services to assist in focus groups, strategic planning, problem solving, decision-making, and consensus building. Trained professionals provide support for the Qualtrics survey software available FREE to NDSU faculty, staff, and students.
- Peer Teaching Partnership
Connects faculty members who have a desire to improve their teaching and their students’ learning. Participants set goals, share syllabi, observe their partner’s class, thoughtfully consider their teaching philosophy and practice, and discuss critiques.
Previous Support For Programs and Events
2016-2017 Programs and Events
- Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference Travel Expense Assistance
- Anti-Racism and Multiculturalism Across the Curriculum
- Assessment Conference Travel Expense Assistance.
- Association of General and Liberal Studies Advertisement
- Avenues of Scientific Discovery
- Higher Learning Commission Peer Reviewer Expenses
- Innovating Education to Educate Innovators Presentation With Eric Mazur
- Knowledge is Power: An Evening of Educational Possibilities For Women
- Let's go to Mars Presentation With Aprille Ericsson of NASA's Goddard Space Center
- Peer Teaching Partnership
- Student Centered Learning: What a POGIL Classroom Can Do For Your Students Workshop With Laura Lavine
- Quality Matters Training
- 2016 Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative/Network of Stem Education Centers Conference Travel Expense Assistance
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Faculty Meeting
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Kid’s Conference
- Showcase of Student Writing
- Teaching Assistant Training
- The Art of Dining Presentation With Christopher Crusz
- Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute Certificate Expenses