Dedicated and skilled teachers are the foundation of OPEEP’s mission to provide high quality educational experiences to campus and incarcerated students. Before being eligible to teach for OPEEP, instructors and faculty must first complete a required pedagogical training hosted by OPEEP (unfortunately, graduate students are not eligible to participate at this time). Ohio State faculty and instructors from any campus can offer OPEEP courses. Courses are typically taught on a faculty member’s or instructor’s regular course load, though minimum enrollment levels are set by departments and regional campuses.

OPEEP is hosting an instructor training May 6-8, 2024. This comprehensive training will cover topics such as curriculum development, interactive pedagogical approaches, and the practicalities of prison-based teaching. Participants will also learn about the Black feminist, anti-colonial, and abolitionist principles guiding OPEEP’s work. Additionally, participants will learn about Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections’ (ODRC) and OSU’s guidelines and requirements for OPEEP courses.

If you are interested in teaching an OPEEP course and have spoken to your Department Chair or regional campus Dean about your plans, just fill out this Qualtrics application for the May 2024 training and tell us about yourself and your ideas for courses. If you have questions, please email one of the OPEEP Directors.