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Academic Integrity Day: Keynote Talk at USF

October 7 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM in McLaren 250. The role of educators is not to eliminate cheating but to help develop ethical citizens and professionals. In this keynote, Tricia Bertram Gallant (UC San Diego) will introduce faculty to the idea that they can do this by creating the ethical classroom and responding to integrity violations when they occur. By the end of the keynote, participants will have new strategies to realize this idea as well as to enhance teaching and learning, strategies that, once put into practice, will make cheating the exception and integrity the norm. Read more ...

Half-Flipped with Brandi Lawless

This interview with Brandi Lawless (Communication Studies) took place in July 2014. Brandi describes why and how she flips about 50% of her course. Read more ...

Totally Flipped with Greg DeBourgh

The interview below with Greg DeBourgh (School of Nursing and Health Professions) took place in July 2014. Greg describes why he flips his entire course. In other posts you can learn about faculty who partially flip their courses, or flip only for 1-2 topics. Read more ...

Tracy Seeley on the Power of One Paragraph

This interview with Tracy Seeley (English) took place in July 2014. In it she discusses a teaching strategy she uses with students to provide timely feedback and typically results in noticeable gains in the quality of student writing. Read more ...

Information Literacy Events: Coming Soon

Barbara Fister is a librarian and professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, a residential liberal arts college. She has taught courses on crime fiction, book culture, and for the past decade has taught Information Fluency, an interdisciplinary seminar for upper-division undergraduates. Her research interests include how students learn to inquire independently, the future of publishing and libraries, and popular literacy practices. She shares her opinions at the Library Babel Fish blog at Inside Higher Ed. Read more ...

Flipped Classrooms: An Introduction

A flipped approach attempts to better align the instruction to the typical learning needs of students. In a flipped classroom, the initial content presentation is done outside of class using carefully selected multimedia instructional resources. The critical work of deepening student understanding is done in the live setting under the mentorship and guidance of the expert instructor. Read more ...

Jonathan Hunt on Intensive Feedback

In this interview Jonathan mentions the use of short one-to-one student conferences as an effective strategy. You can download some of his conference agendas to see exactly how he encourages students to actively plan for these meetings. This interview with Jonathan Hunt (Rhetoric and Language) took place in July 2014. Read more ...

Eloquentia Perfecta Talks

The Department of Rhetoric & Language and the CTE invite USF faculty from all disciplines to two talks by Cinthia Gannett (Fairfield University). Both talks are on September 24: the first at 11:45 (Eloquence for Everyone), the second at 4:40 (Eloquentia perfecta as an Integrative Anchor for Jesuit Education). See our follow-up post for resources. Read more ...

Rubrics: A Quick Overview

An article this week reminded us to share some resources on rubrics. But first, here's the article by Maryellen Weimer titled, Exploring the Advantages of Rubrics. Some great points are raised in the comments at the end of the article. Read more ...

Guanzi Shen on Working with Chinese Students

Guanzi Shen is a USF Academic Success Coach, and in addition is the Director of International Student Adviser Support. In this 28 minute interview Guanzi discusses a number of issues and strategies that may help faculty work more effectively with Chinese students. Read more ...

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