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Social Justice Supper Club

Join a three-part dinner and discussion series for faculty!

The Social Justice Supper Club continues this fall with the generous collaboration of the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought. This semester, we’ll extend the conversations of the CTE Faculty Summer Book Club, examining questions of justice and the Jesuit Mission raised by The Slow Professor: Challenging The Culture of Speed in the Academy (Berg & Seeber). Note: you do not need to have read the book nor attended the book club to participate. Read more ...

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 ...

Student Panel at the Ed Tech Expo

Faculty learn about new teaching technologies from colleagues, developers, teaching centers, and instructional technologists — but what do students have to say about teaching with technology?

To gain more insight into the student experience of technology at USF and to give a voice to students, CTE Co-Director Jonathan Hunt led a student panel at the Ed Tech Expo on March 28, 2017. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tomorrow's Professor

A professor at Stanford runs a website/email service titled Tomorrow's Professor Postings: Online faculty development 100 times per year. The professor is Rick Reis, who works in mechanical engineering. While it may sound like an engineering professor may not have a ton to say about teaching, Rick runs a great service and mainly gets the permission to repost the writings of other professors he finds interesting or provocative. 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 ...

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