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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.

Rebounding and Regrouping: CTE Co-Director Jonathan Hunt on CRASE Workshop Panel

On Wednesday, October 24th, CTE Co-Director Jonathan Hunt will join Erin Grinshteyn (Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions), Dean Rader (Professor, College of Arts and Sciences), and Christine Yeh (Professor, School of Education, to offer tips, templates, and concrete steps to best deal with rejection at the CRASE workshop, Regrouping and Resubmitting After Rejection. Read more ...

Call for Spring Reading Circle Proposals

Submit your proposal for a CTE Reading Circle by Nov. 1

Is there a book you want to share with colleagues or a book you've been hoping to read in a group setting? If so, consider proposing a CTE Reading Circle!

CTE Reading Circles are small (between 6-12 participants), short-term (meeting around three times in the semester) reading groups focused on a specific book (or other text) proposed by a faculty member or librarian. The book may be on any topic, but should open conversations about teaching and learning. Read more ...

Grading Retreat

Wednesday, December 12 | 10-4 | Malloy 230

Join us for a grading retreat with your peers! 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!

Grading Retreat RSVP

Pedagogy Trick & Treat

Join us on November 1, 2018 from 3–4:30 in Malloy 230

Celebrate the fall holidays at the Pedagogy Trick & Treat, where faculty convene to cultivate and conspire ... all around teaching, of course! This energizing session is about sharing our best tips, tricks and treats of teaching and will be rowdy and informative, fun and inspiring all at once. We'll follow Read more ...

OpenStax and Open Education Resources Webinar with CTE and Gleeson Library|Geschke Center

Oct. 30 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in Gleeson Library Electronic Classroom Room 139

Join Gleeson Library | Geschke Center and CTE for this Open Acccess Week 2018 Event: OPENSTAX AND OPEN EDUCATION WEBINAR

Learn more about free textbooks with OpenStax. Read more ...

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

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 ...

Telling the Story of Your Teaching Workshop 1: Gathering Evidence

Don’t let end-of-semester student ratings tell the story of what’s happening in your classroom. Student ratings provide us with important information, but this information can be hard to interpret and hard to translate into specific actions, such as choices about course design or teaching strategies. This workshop presents strategies for ... Read more ...

Academic Freedom in Dangerous Times

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 ...

Dana Zartner Helps us Focus on the Positive in Our Classrooms

In her recent article titled, "Focus on the Positive: How Do We Keep Our Classes From Becoming Too Depressing?" (Journal of Political Science Education), Dana Zartner (Associate Professor, International Studies) considers the implications for teaching and learning when we focus on the positive in our classrooms. Read more ...

Fall 2018 Syllabi Templates

To help you get ready for the semester, we've collected fall 2018 syllabi templates and syllabi guidelines from around the USF campus. The Schools of Management and Nursing & Health Professions are listed here as well as The College Arts and Sciences. You will also find The Accessible Syllabus and the current Student Life Syllabus available to download. Read more ...

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