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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 ...

Nick Zepke, Visiting Scholar on Student Engagement at USF

As a highlight to our year-long focus on the topic of student engagement, the CTE and the 2015-2016 Faculty Learning Community on Student Engagement in The Classroom: Best Practices invited Nick Zepke of Massey University, New Zealand to give a talk and a workshop at USF during the first week of March. Read more ...

Winter Intensive on Student Engagement

On January 17th, we held a Winter Intensive Workshop on Student Engagement with five faculty presenters from across campus. In this post, we're sharing a few resources from the event, including presentation slides and handouts. 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 ...

Student Engagement in the Classroom: Best Practices

The FLC group, Student Engagement in the Classroom: Best Practices has written a white paper to share with the teaching community at USF and will also be hosting a teaching cafe on Wednesday, September 21st and Thursday, September 22nd. Download their paper and RSVP to the cafe! Read more ...

Video Contest: Engaging International Students

Video Contest: Engaging International Students

Open to all current USF faculty, staff and students!

Use your creativity, video and storytelling skills to help us bring our Top 10 Lists to life in a 2-minute video!

The Practical Strategies for Working with International Students Faculty Learning Community spent the year coming up with two lists of best practices for faculty and international students at USF.

  • Our Top 10 for Faculty encourages professors to share and try new techniques to engage international students in the classroom.
  • Our Top 10 for Students provides international students with useful tips for achieving success in the classroom.

Now we need your help creating 2-3 minute videos that express these ideas in a dynamic visual format. Read more ...

How Professors Can Bolster Inquiry

MindShift recently published an article titled, "How Professors Can Bolster Inquiry in College Using K-12 Tech Tricks". Essentially the article is a case study of one professor: Read more ...

Group Work & Reporting Out

Recently Bridget Arend wrote about a small group work issue we usually don't give enough explicit attention to: the reporting out process. She writes: Read more ...

Influencing How Students Discuss Content

There's a good resource for faculty called The Teaching Professor Blog. This blog provides relatively short posts about various aspects of higher education instruction. The latest post, about influencing how students discuss content, provides some great food for thought. Read more ...

Small Group Work Considerations

As you start to ponder your courses for next semester this may be a good time to dig deeper into various ways to implement small group work. In a September 2015 article Claire Howell Major describes three types of group learning and three major considerations to take into account when deciding between the three types for specific learning activities. Just as useful she provides a short, helpful, list of references. Read more ...

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