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Teaching Tools Blog

This area of the website provides lots of information about teaching strategies, basic tips, and resources available at USF. Use the ToC (table of contents) green tab to your far left to find categories, archives, and much more.

Universal Design For Learning (UDL) Resources

Here you will find some resources about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We hope they will aid you in providing universal access for all students and toward supporting equitable learning opportunities. Read more ...

Annual Provost's Lecture in Teaching & Learning

Join Provost Donald Heller and the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence for a crucial inquiry into the academic life with Maggie Berg (Queens University) and Barbara K. Seeber (Brock University).

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Open Education Panel and Workshop

How much is your textbook? The cost of textbooks is a barrier to student learning, so Gleeson Library is partnering with the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence Read more ...

Teaching Cafe: Universal Design for Learning

Join Dr. Emily A. Nusbaum (Learning & Instruction) and Dr. Nicole Gonzales Howell (Rhetoric & Language) for a CTE Teaching Cafe all about using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in your classroom.

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Spring 2018 Social Justice Supper Club

Join a three-part dinner and discussion series for USF faculty! Read more ...

Spring 2018 Syllabi Templates

We're collecting and posting spring 2018 syllabi templates from The Schools and The College Arts and Sciences to share with you. Thus far, we have templates from the College of Arts and Sciences as well as The Accessible Syllabus and current Student Life Syllabus. Read more ...

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 ...

Fall 2017 Syllabi Templates

We're collecting and posting fall 2017 syllabi templates from the schools and college on campus to share with you. Thus far, we have templates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Management. Please check back again for syllabi templates - or in some cases guidelines - from The Schools of Nursing and Health Professions, Law, and Education. Read more ...

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 ...

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