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Industrial Engineering Professor Recognized for NY Times best-seller A Mind for Numbers

We congratulate Oakley's 2014 publication of A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), a critically-acclaimed book on how to empower any learner to like and love math and science. In it, she shares her own story of challenging her mind by switching disciplines from Slavic Languages to Industrial Engineering. She has continued her work through an interview on NPR's Science Friday, global conferences, and a "Learning How to Learn" MOOC through Coursera. 

Five OU Faculty Recognized in Faculty Focus' "Best of 2014 SoTL Scholarship" List

We congratulate the Department of Sociology's Amanda Burgess-Proctor, Graham Cassano, Dennis Condron, Heidi Lyons, and George Sanders for their collaborative efforts to research and publish student writing practices and improvement within their discipline. Their article "A Collective Effort to Improve Sociology Students’ Writing Skills" was published in Teaching Sociology.

See other OU-authored teaching and learning research publications.
If you have published work focused on teaching and learning, contact Judy Ableser to be added to this list ( 

Call for Proposals:
OU-Windsor Ninth Annual Teaching and Learning Conference
Leading Change in Teaching and Learning: Vision, Influence, and Action
May 13-14, 2015 (Pre-conference Forum May 12) at the University of Windsor

How can you be an educational leader through innovation and best practices in your own classroom and beyond, serve as a model for your colleagues, and bring about change? Present your ideas for sharing your teaching practices with peers, the university, and beyond at this international conference. The provosts of both OU and University of Windsor underwrite the registration costs for faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Call for Proposals:
Excellence in Teaching and Learning Grant

CETL invites proposals for faculty to study and implement evidence-based teaching practices into their courses. $3,000 grants are offered to support the research, implementation, and dissemination of these practices. Proposals due Monday, March 9.

Learn more about the grant.