Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence

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Upcoming Events

Telling the Story of Your Teaching 1:

Gathering Evidence

Sep. 24, 2018 | 12–12:45 p.m. in UC 504
Sep. 25, 2018 | 3–4 p.m. in UC 402/403
Don’t let end-of-semester student ratings tell the story of what’s happening in your classroom.This workshop presents strategies for collecting evidence about what’s happening in your courses, so that you can make better decisions about your courses and take charge of the story of your teaching.Read more and RSVP to the workshop.

Academic Freedom in Dangerous Times:

a panel discussion with USF faculty

Oct. 10, 2018 | 3:30–5 p.m. in Zief Law Terrace Room
University faculty face a national climate of rising intolerance and a widening partisan gap in perception of the value and impact of higher education. In these politically volatile times, how can faculty work together to preserve and sustain the values of academic freedom? Read more and RSVP to the panel.

Apply for the Fall Teaching Retreat

Oct. 26–28 | Marconi Conference Center, Marin
Ready to renew and re-energize your teaching? Each fall semester, CTE brings together a small group of mid-career faculty for a weekend retreat at the Marconi Conference Center, about 50 miles north of San Francisco on the beautiful Tomales Bay.Read more and apply to the retreat.

Teaching Cafe: Teaching Controversial Issues: Framing Issues and Choosing Pedagogical Approaches

Oct. 30 | 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. in Malloy 230
Oct. 31 | 12–1 p.m. in UC 402/403
Ready to renew and re-energize your teaching? Conflicts in the U.S. and abroad are making educators pay increasing attention to how we teach controversial issues in ways that cultivate inquiry, critical thinking, and political consciousness. This teaching cafe grows out of last year’s Faculty Learning Community on the same topic. The cafe will focus on how to frame controversies we want to explore with students, and how to choose pedagogical approaches to teach them.Read more and RSVP to the cafe.

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