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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

February 8th Faculty Salon with CTE

On Wednesday, February 8th from 5–7 p.m. in UC 503, and with wine, fruit, cheese and crackers we hosted a faculty salon to showcase and share the great work and innovations of our colleagues here at USF. 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 ...

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