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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The First 5 Minutes

Recently James Lang published an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class. In the article he provides 4 quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content. In the article James suggests these quick techniques: Read more ...

Twitter for Classrooms with David Silver

Recently Mathew sat down with David Silver to discuss his use of Twitter in the classroom. David has made great use of a nimble, student-centered, technology. Listen in to learn more about what David does, why he does it, and how his teaching practice with Twitter has evolved over the past decade. Read more ...

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