Phelan and Aldama Selected as Faculty FIT Mentors

October 19, 2017
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The Department of English is proud to announce that Distinguished University Professor and Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor James Phelan and Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor Frederick Aldama have been selected by the University Institute for Teaching and Learning as mentors in the Faculty FIT: Foundation, Impact, Transformation program. A year-long experience for faculty members new to Ohio State, the Faculty FIT program focuses on active support for faculty at all levels of teaching experience. As a part of Faculty FIT, a mentorship program pairs new faculty with mentors who will share their teaching knowledge and experiences at Ohio State.

During a selective application process, Phelan and Aldama were chosen as mentors and are recognized as being part of an elite class of outstanding Ohio State teachers. Throughout the academic year, they will each be mentoring a multidisciplinary cohort of three to four faculty new to Ohio State. President Michael V. Drake’s recently released the Time and Change Strategic Plan which puts teaching and learning at the forefront as the first pillar of the framework: “Ohio State will be an exemplar of the best teaching, demonstrating leadership by adopting innovative, at-scale approaches to teaching and learning to improve student outcomes.” By being Faculty FIT mentors, Phelan and Aldama will help the university reach this goal by sharing their traditions of excellence to welcome new faculty to Ohio State.