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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 ...

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 ...

Dean Rader on Post-Truth Teaching

Dean Rader (English) kindly shares his November 19th article in the Huffington Post, "Post-Truth Teaching." We asked him for his thoughts about teaching in what feels to many of us like a new, [insert adjective of your choice] era. Read more ...

UDL: A Systematic Approach to Supporting Diverse Learners

As we move into start of the spring 2017 semester, you are likely making the finishing touches on your syllabi, maybe imagining how your courses are going to go and also looking forward to meeting a new group of students. One question you may find yourself asking is, how do I navigate learner diversity in the classroom? An Inside Higher Ed. article from September 2015 titled, "UDL: A Systematic Approach to Supporting Diverse Learners" offers us a look into the framework of UDL (Universal Design for Learning), with examples set by CAST (Center Applied Special Technology). The article mentions three principles to guide you in teaching by the UDL model. Read more ...

Teaching Tricks from the Pedagogy Trick & Treat

On November 1st, the CTE hosted the first Pedagogy Trick & Treat, where faculty came together for a rowdy yet informative hour of presentations or "teaching tricks" colleagues use in their USF classrooms. We created this post to share these great teaching tricks with you. You'll find a short description, handouts, and in some cases audio accompaniment next to each presenter. Read more ...

Spring 2017 Syllabi Templates & Tips

Looking for syllabi templates for spring 2017? In this post, you can find syllabi templates, checklists and standardized course language handouts from participating schools and colleges. In some cases, we are waiting from the school or college to share them so you might want to check back later.

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Teaching Cafe on Antiracist Grading

On November 15th and 16th, the CTE hosted an essential teaching cafe with guest presenter, Professor Nicole Gonzales Howell (Rhetoric & Language) titled, "Moving Toward Antiracist Teaching and Grading."

If you missed the cafe or if you attended and are just looking for further resources, you can find them here. Read more ...

Peer2Peer Series onTeaching & Technology

Join us November 2 & 3 from 2-3:00!

The Peer2Peer Series on Teaching & Technology is a new collaboration between the CIT (Center for Insructional Technology) and the CTE. The Peer2Peer Series on Teaching & Technology aims to bring you hour-long faculty presentations on how different technologies can be successful in the learning environment. We were inspired by the idea that faculty learn best from their peers and we think implementing technology should be motivated by how well that technology can support teaching and enhance student learning. Coffee and sweets will be provided at these sessions. Read more ...

Fall 2016 Syllabi Templates

Looking for syllabi templates for fall 2016? We have updated syllabi templates on this website from the College of Arts and Sciences (one for M/W, T/R, and M/W/F) and we have a link for a template from the School of Mangement. We are currently awaiting syllabi templates for the School of Nursing and Health Professions and a handy syllabi checklist sheet for the School of Education. We plan to share them just as soon as they are available!

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Announcing the 2016 - 2017 Faculty Learning Communities!

We are supporting three stupendous FLCs for the 2016-2017 academic year. Groups of 6-10 faculty will explore their teaching practices in the realms of Field Study Courses, Hybrid Learning Experiences, and Accessible Pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning. Two of these groups are still accepting members. If you are interested in joining either open group, please inquire via email. Read more ...

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