Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence

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Upcoming Events

See more events on the CTE spring calendar page!

Telling the Stories of Our Teaching

Tuesday, April 30 | 3–4:30 p.m. in McLaren 251

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Teaching is a complex and personal endeavor that often occurs behind closed doors. We are very public about our research and other academic accomplishments but rarely share our teaching with a wide audience. However, we spend a tremendous amount of time thinking about our teaching, planning our classes, and supporting our students’ learning. We work tirelessly to create engaging, thought-provoking, and rigorous classroom experiences that our students love and learn from but our colleagues often know very little about. And we are inspired to teach from prior professional and life experiences that are personal to each of us. Regardless of how we came to the classroom and what we are doing in our classrooms, we all have unique stories to tell about our teaching.

We have invited eight USF faculty to share a unique story about their teaching. We have asked them to choose an object that helps tell the story and symbolizes their ideas about teaching and why they choose to teach.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 30th from 3:00-4:30 in McLaren 251 to hear the amazing teaching stories of Bob Bathrick (Rhetoric & Language), Lara Bazelon (Law), Rachel Brahinsky (Urban & Public Affairs), Patrick Camangian (Teacher Education), Amy Gilgan (Reference & Research Services, Gleeson Library) Richard Greggory Johnson III (Public & Nonprofit Administration), Alark Joshi (Computer Science), and Dhara Meghani (Nursing and Health Professions).

Deadline for Faculty Learning Community (FLC) Proposals, Teaching Collaboration Grants Applications, Summer Book Club Sign Ups

Tuesday, April 23

We made the deadline easy for all of us to remember three CTE programs! Please submit your Faculty Learning Community (FLC) proposals, your Teaching Collaboration Grants applications, and sign up for the CTE Summer Book Club by April 23. (Okay, we will still accept your Summer Book Club sign up after the 23rd.)

FLC Proposal Form

Teaching Collaboration Grant Application

Summer Book Club Sign Up Form

Grading Retreats

All-School: Wednesday, May 15 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Cowell 414
Law School: Wednesday, May 15 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Zief Law Library Terrace Room 201

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Law Grading Retreat RSVP

Join us for a grading retreat with your peers at the all-school Grading Retreat or if you are Law faculty, at the Law School Grading Retreat! The group setting will provide motivation and the CTE will provide the fuel in the form of breakfast and lunch. We'll make sure to have coffee too. We think the best way to tackle the overwhelming (and perhaps onerous) task of grading is with support!