Teaching Innovation Fellowships support the development of new courses or the substantial redesign of existing courses, with the goals of increasing student success and energizing student engagement with the humanities and humanistic perspectives. This program provides faculty with resources to create on-campus or hybrid courses that explore new areas of study or offer students new and unique learning opportunities. Note: faculty interested in creating online courses or incorporating tech into existing courses should consult OSU’s Ecampus or the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Innovative Pedagogy

Oceanic Religion

Oceanic Religion (MAST 406) is a 3-day field class at Cape Perpetua on the Oregon coast that explores how and why religion is different in maritime environments. SHPR Associate Professor Amy Koehlinger and Richard Callahan, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University, will lead students on an exploration of religious expression emerged from the relationship between humans and oceans.

Learn More About Marine Studies (MAST) 

If you have a class idea related to the below themes, please contact Nicole.vongermeten@oregonstate.edu to discuss a Teaching Innovation Fellowship. The Center for the Humanities supports pedagogies including:

  • Courses that focus on global/regional issues relating to Marine Studies, CLA’s new signature undergraduate degree.
  • Community-engaged and/or transformative experiential learning opportunities.
  • Teaching approaches and course content that promote both DEI-based learning outcomes as well as equitable opportunities for student success.
  • Ideas for experimental activities that involve new, evidenced-based approaches to learning and instruction.
  • Content, teaching methods, and outcomes that promote student interest in the humanities.

Summer 2022 Teaching Innovation Fellows

Congratulations to the recipients of Summer 2022 Teaching Innovation Fellowships.

Eliza Barstow | Senior Instructor, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
    REL161: Newer Religions of the World

Karen Holmberg | Associate Professor, School of Writing, Literature, and Film
    WR/ENG 299: Reading for Writers 

Kirsi Peltomäki | Professor, School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts
    ART 462/562: Special Topics: Contemporary Art & Climate Change

Jennifer Reimer Recio | Asst. Prof. of American Studies & MFA Prog. Director, OSU-Cascades
    ENG213 Literatures of the World: Middle East

Stuart Sarbacker | Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
    PHL/REL 477/577 Psychedelics, Religion, and Healing 

Brandy St. John | Instructor, School of Writing, Literature, and Film
    WR399 Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction