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Gender Bias and Student Ratings

Andrea Hunt is a sociologist whose research focuses on student ratings and the classroom environment. Andrea's presentation at USF in March 2016 discussed recent research on student ratings of teaching. Hunt is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Alabama and co-author of a recent study, "What's in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching" (Innovative Higher Education, 2015). Read more ...

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Know Your Audience

On March 8th and 9th 2016, Charlene Lobo Soriano (Associate Dean of Student Academic Services at CASA) and Barbara Thomas (Director of Counseling and Psychological Services) presented on the current generation of students at USF, providing profiles of how our students interact with and depend on technology, and what this dependence means for their relationships with faculty. We also learned about the current trends in substance abuse and anxiety and what options faculty have to help guide students toward appropriate support. Read more ...

How Students Learn Speaker Series

A few years ago UC Berkeley held a series of presentations collectively titled: The How Students Learn Working Group and Speaker Series. Each of the speakers at this 2011 series gave a presentation that was 18 to 26 minutes long. Read more ...

Early Semester Feedback

We've written about this topic before but we wanted to provide an update with some great resources for thinking about getting and using early or mid-semester feedback from students. We hope some of these ideas are useful for you as we are getting to that time of the semester where it makes sense to get feedback from students. Read more ...

Mid-Semester Evals with Small Groups

We are providing a few documents provided by Jonathan Hunt (Rhetoric) on small group evaluations and small group instructional diagnosis. We are providing these documents so you can pre-plan using mid-semester evaluations next semester. However you could also use this approach at the end of a semester to garner constructive feedback to improve future versions of your course and to potentially provide additional support for your Teaching Narrative in the Tenure and Promotion process. Read more ...

Leslie Dennen on the Writing Center

Leslie Dennen is Director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language. In this interview she discusses how faculty can optimally use the Writing Center with their students. Read more ...

Distressed Students

Our interview was conducted in September 2014 with Barbara Thomas (Counseling & Psychological Services), Tom Merrell (Student Disability Services), and Laleh Shahideh (CASA). We discussed how faculty can best work with distressed students, as well as how to best handle students who are disruptive in class. Several important tips and strategies are shared and explained by Laleh, Barbara, and Tom. Read more ...

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