Teaching Tools Blog

This area of the website provides lots of information about teaching strategies, basic tips, and resources available at USF. Use the ToC (table of contents) green tab to your far left to find categories, archives, and much more.

Teaching Collaboration Grants

Applications are due April 24, 2017.

The CTE will award two grants of $1,000 each to two faculty teams (teams must consist of two or more faculty):

  • A team of faculty teaching in the core curriculum
  • A team of faculty from a department

Teams will work in either summer/fall 2017 and must submit a proposal to be considered for the grants. Read more ...

Universal Design for Learning Workshop

What is universal design for learning and why do you need to know? The CTE Faculty Learning Community on Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning designed a half-day workshop focused on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for participants to explore ways to teach effectively to a broad audience of students. Read more ...

Learning to Look Workshop II: How Do I Know What My Students Are Learning?

How do you really know if your students are learning what you think they are learning? Come to this workshop to discover easy, effective ways of collecting more reliable information about knowing 1. how deeply your students are absorbing the course content Read more ...

FAQs for Faculty Learning Communities

We hope you will apply to join or to facilitate an FLC for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are due April 24, 2017.

This is a great experience for faculty to meet colleagues from different disciplines across the university and to learn about a focused pedagogy in a community setting. What are you interested in exploring? Read more ...

A Spring Break Reading Recommendation: Stephen King

King's On Writing leaves you feeling positive about your writing with all your human faults to support you. Read more ...

Learning to Look Workshop I: Class Observations

Observation of teaching is an essential tool for ensuring quality instruction. But there is considerable evidence that common observation procedures are not as accurate, fair, or efficient as we would want them to be. This workshop is designed for faculty who observe colleagues or make decisions based on observations. Read more ...

CTE Brown Bag Conversation "Teaching in the Current Climate"

The CTE is hosting a brown bag conversation for USF faculty on March 23rd from 12:00 - 1:00 in UC 503. Please bring your lunch and join us for a community conversation! Read more ...

Nick Zepke, Visiting Scholar on Student Engagement at USF

As a highlight to our year-long focus on the topic of student engagement, the CTE and the 2015-2016 Faculty Learning Community on Student Engagement in The Classroom: Best Practices invited Nick Zepke of Massey University, New Zealand to give a talk and a workshop at USF during the first week of March. Read more ...

A Teaching Collaboration with Monika Hudson and Penny Scott

Monika Hudson (School of Management: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy) and Penny Scott (Gleeson Library and Geschke Center) talk about their collaborative partnership in a 300-level business course in which basic business theory needed to come alive for students. Read more ...

February 8th Faculty Salon with CTE

On Wednesday, February 8th from 5–7 p.m. in UC 503, the CTE will host a faculty salon to showcase and share the great work and innovations of our colleagues here at USF. Lewis Buzbee (Master of Fine Arts in Writing) will talk about his book Blackboard and Monika Hudson (Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy) will present her research regarding identity and its impact on behaviors from her dissertation to her most recent work with Chinese family businesses.

There’s no need to RSVP for this event. We hope you’ll join us for some light foodstuffs and emerge inspired!

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