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The Learner-Centered Syllabus

We know your syllabi are ready, perhaps even handed out. But before the semester gets too far along we wanted to tweak your curiosity, and perhaps provide ideas for refining your syllabi in the future. There have been a number of people developing what is commonly termed the learning-centered syllabus. Read more ...

Rod Fong on Stereotype Threat

This interview with Rod Fong (Law) about stereotype threat took place in July 2014. Our summer book was Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele. Rod has been using, and extending, some of the recommendations made by Claude in his work with Law students. Read more ...

Contentious Conversations with Candice Harrison

This interview with Candice Harrison (History) took place in January 2015. Candice discusses conducting difficult conversations in the classroom setting and how to model emotional responses. Read more ...

The First Day of Class

The first class of the semester is a great time to: get students excited about the big questions the course, give them a taste of using course methods, and to learn what they already know and can do. Read more ...

Inclusive & Identity-Safe Classrooms: Videos

In this post you'll find a variety of videos about inclusive and identity-safe classrooms. This collection includes the video of Claude Steele's 2013 presentation at USF, a video by Dorothy Steele, and several others. Definitely worth a look! Read more ...

Profiles in Community-Engaged Learning

During the 2014–2015 academic year there was a Faculty Learning Community focused on the topic of Community-Engaged Learning. One of the outcomes of that faculty group is the new published PDF booklet titled: Profiles In Community-Engaged Learning. Read more ...

Fall 2015 Syllabi Templates

You will find the latest Fall 2015 syllabi templates. In addition, you will find an extra file in the download titled Student Life Syllabus. This includes additional valuable information such as: Title IX mandatory reporting language; behavioral expectations; counseling services; and other academic support services. Read more ...

Rhonda Magee on Inclusivity 101

This interview with Rhonda Magee (Law) took place in May 2014. We’ve dubbed this interview as Inclusivity 101 as the purpose was to be a general introduction to inclusive and identity-safe issues impacting student experiences in the classroom. Read more ...

Supporting Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Students

This interview with Ja’Nina Walker (Psychology) about supporting transgender and gender non-binary students took place in December 2014. Read more ...

Distressed Students

Our interview was conducted in September 2014 with Barbara Thomas (Counseling & Psychological Services), Tom Merrell (Student Disability Services), and Laleh Shahideh (CASA). We discussed how faculty can best work with distressed students, as well as how to best handle students who are disruptive in class. Several important tips and strategies are shared and explained by Laleh, Barbara, and Tom. Read more ...

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