What is the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching?

The Center is dedicated to the inspiration and advancement of outstanding teachers in a learner-centered environment. It is a uniquely fellow-driven institution that addresses the impact of innovative pedagogies and educational technologies on student learning across the curriculum. The Center staff includes two instructional designers available for course consultations.

Who are the CET Faculty Fellows?

They are creative faculty, whose excellent teaching and exemplary scholarship are well-recognized by their peers. They are committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. They constitute an intellectual resource on the assessment of instruction and educational policy.

How do I contact a Faculty Fellow?

You may contact them directly. You can find their contact information on the Faculty Fellows’ page. If you would be more comfortable with a referral from a member of the CET administration, please call (213) 740-9040 or email us.

How do I nominate someone to become a Faculty Fellow?

Click here to see the criteria and to access the nomination form.

How do I contact the CET Instructional Designers?

Email CET to set up a course consultation email us.

What is the CET Teaching Assistant training?

The Provost has required that all new TAs receive training before their assignment. CET offers a one-day training before the start of each semester for TAs from all departments not currently offering their own training. The dates each year are as follows: in August, the Wednesday before classes start, and in January, the Friday before classes start. Click here for more information about our training.