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Social Justice Supper Club

Join a three-part dinner and discussion series for faculty!

The Social Justice Supper Club continues this fall with the generous collaboration of the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought. This semester, we’ll extend the conversations of the CTE Faculty Summer Book Club, examining questions of justice and the Jesuit Mission raised by The Slow Professor: Challenging The Culture of Speed in the Academy (Berg & Seeber). Note: you do not need to have read the book nor attended the book club to participate. Read more ...

On Grading Participation

Grading participation is a concern that pops up now and again in faculty conversations about teaching at USF. On the surface, allowing for participation to count toward a grade can offer students alternative chances to improve their grades (and encourage engagement as part the learning process) however very real and common systematic problems lie in how we evaluate participation. Read more ...

Fall 2017 Syllabi Templates

We're collecting and posting fall 2017 syllabi templates from the schools and college on campus to share with you. Thus far, we have templates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Management. Please check back again for syllabi templates - or in some cases guidelines - from The Schools of Nursing and Health Professions, Law, and Education. Read more ...

Teaching Humility in the Age of Arrogance

"Teaching our students the value of empathy, of reasons and dialogue, and the value and nature of evidence itself, is crucial ... " Michael Patrick Lynch

The experiences of teaching and learning at USF are firmly anchored in Ignatian Pedagogy, in which values such as empathy, reason and dialogue become more than goals for being men and women for others. Read more ...

The Slow Professor Discussion Area

You can use the comments section to post your ideas and comment on other ideas while you read the book. Are there questions you have as you read, that you don't want to forget to raise at the dinner in August? Read more ...

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Thacher Gallery Resource for Teachers

Rising shorelines. Queer identity. Black out migration. Print culture. Environmental theology. The Iraq War. Native Californians. Geometry. These are just a handful of the topics explored in recent exhibitions at the Thacher Gallery and now there’s a resource to assist you in identifying ways to use gallery exhibitions for your specific class. Read more ...

Kevin Lo on Utilizing Principles of Mindfulness in the Classroom

Kevin Lo (Organization, Leadership and Communication) sat down with CTE Co-Director, Jonathan Hunt, to talk about how Kevin utilizes mindfulness techniques in his classroom to enhance student learning. Kevin begins by adding a dimension of relationships to the idea of mindfulness. This interview is just under 15 minutes, which is perfect for your walk to class in Lone Mountain. Read more ...

Concept Maps

Concept Maps are images of information or knowledge that allow students to represent central ideas, themes, dynamics, and relationships that they have learned in the class. Read more ...

Student Panel at the Ed Tech Expo

Faculty learn about new teaching technologies from colleagues, developers, teaching centers, and instructional technologists — but what do students have to say about teaching with technology?

To gain more insight into the student experience of technology at USF and to give a voice to students, CTE Co-Director Jonathan Hunt led a student panel at the Ed Tech Expo on March 28, 2017. Read 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 ...

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