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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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Universal Design for Learning Workshop

What is universal design for learning and why do you need to know? The CTE Faculty Learning Community on Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning designed a half-day workshop focused on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for participants to explore ways to teach effectively to a broad audience of students. Read more ...

Learning to Look Workshop II: How Do I Know What My Students Are Learning?

How do you really know if your students are learning what you think they are learning? Come to this workshop to discover easy, effective ways of collecting more reliable information about knowing 1. how deeply your students are absorbing the course content Read more ...

FAQs for Faculty Learning Communities

We hope you will apply to join or to facilitate an FLC for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are due April 24, 2017.

This is a great experience for faculty to meet colleagues from different disciplines across the university and to learn about a focused pedagogy in a community setting. What are you interested in exploring? Read more ...

Learning to Look Workshop I: Class Observations

Observation of teaching is an essential tool for ensuring quality instruction. But there is considerable evidence that common observation procedures are not as accurate, fair, or efficient as we would want them to be. This workshop is designed for faculty who observe colleagues or make decisions based on observations. Read more ...

CTE Brown Bag Conversation "Teaching in the Current Climate"

"This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good." Pope Francis Read more ...

Some Helpful Articles for Teaching in the Current Climate of the Trump Administration

As White House officials mention "alternative facts" and as we witness drastic moves away from previous legislative measures that include environmental protections and the Affordable Care Act, including the removal of information about climate change from the White House website and the call to remove funding for Sanctuary cities, you may be wondering how to discuss or incorporate the news of Trump's first hundred days in office in your classes. 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 ...

Talking About the Election in Class

How do we talk about the election in class?

Thoughts by Keally McBride, Professor of Politics and CTE Co-Director

I spent a few hours talking with other Politics Professors from around the country yesterday about how they were talking about the election in their classrooms. Here are some ideas: Read more ...

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