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CET Teaching with Technology Conference

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 8:30am-Noon

Grace Ford Salvatori (GFS)

Agenda

Keynote Speaker: Veronica Diaz, Associate Director, ELI & Director of Online Programs, EDUCAUSE


Contemplative Pedagogy: Best Practices at USC

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 | Noon-1:00pm

RRI 101

Many instructors wish to integrate contemplative practices into their teaching, but are unsure where to start. Come hear a panel of current USC faculty share their experiences, practical tips, and sample exercises for bringing mindfulness into your classroom.

Panelist: Joel Milam (Institute for Preventive Research), Mark Marino (Writing Program), Jody Tolan (Marshall) Moderated by CET Faculty Fellow: David Albertson (Religion) & Jim Burklo, Associate Dean (Office of Religious Life)


April: Language Faculty Book Club

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 | 3:00pm–4:00pm

THH 271

USC Foreign Language Faculty Article:Article: Students with Learning Disabilities in the Foreign Language Learning Environment and the Practice of Exemption - by Mary Caitlin Wight


Course Design for Student Success: Incorporating Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 | Noon–1:00pm

ACB 238

Identify the most appropriate free, open-use educational resources for your course. In this active-learning workshop, participants will work with USC Librarians to locate the best sources of OERs for their discipline. Feel free to bring your course syllabus. CET instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop. Please bring your laptop to this event.

CET Instructional Designers: Katherine Guevara and Robert Sweeney


Using Blackboard to Maximize Instructor Time and Increase Student Engagement

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 | 12:30–1:30pm

ACB 238

Professor John Walsh and Instructional Designer Carl Kuzmich will demonstrate features within Blackboard to engage students both in and outside of the classroom and increase efficiency of time for faculty related to student assessments.

CET Faculty Fellow: Ruth Chung (Rossier), John Walsh (Gerontology), and Instructional Designer Carl Kuzmich (USC Blackboard Instructional Support & Analytics Consultant)


Creating Learning Environments that are Accessible to All Students

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 | Noon-1:00pm

RRI 101

Learn how your classroom can benefit from Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how the Disability Services and Programs (DSP) office can assist you in creating a more accessible classroom. Hear a student's own experience with disabilities/health issues, and subsequently share how TA's and professors may help create an effective learning environment.

Disability Services & Programs (DSP): Stacey Hearn, M.Ed., M.S. (Assistant Director of Online Programs); Debbie Jih, MA. LMFT (Advisor) along with CET TA Fellows: Rebecca Gotlieb (Education); Mary Donhoffner (Neuroscience)


The Toolkit for Building Better Learners in STEM Education

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

RRI 121

Being an effective, self-regulated learner not only requires knowing the right toolset of strategies to use but also requires the right mindsets to appreciate that difficulty is important and integral to the process of learning. Having the right mindset for learning not only encourages learners to study harder, but is important for teaching learners to study smarter. Join us to understand how to help your students learn STEM material.

CET Faculty Fellow: Mark Redekopp (Viterbi) and Veronica Yan (Psychology and Mind & Society Center)


Active Learning Meet-Up: Students Learning Through Teaching

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 | 12:30pm–1:30pm

VKC 152

Informal Active Learning Meet-Ups start with demonstrations of an active-learning strategy appropriate for classroom courses, followed by Q&A. CET Instructional Designers will be available after the Meet-Up for impromptu consultations on course design and classroom practices.

CET Instructional Designers: Katherine Guevara and Robert Sweeney


Efficient Essay Grading with Rubrics (for TAs)

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 | 1:00pm–2:00pm

DML 240

Are you a TA? Grade essays? Looking for a faster, more efficient, more transparent way? Join us for a frank discussion about tried and tested approaches to rubric design and use, various rubrics that TAs actually use, and related grading concerns and strategies. Leave with a plan and/or ideas for the fall, and don’t reinvent the wheel!

CET Instructional Designers: Katherine Guevara and Robert Sweeney, CET TA Fellow: Traci Gillig (Communication), and USC Writing Program instructor, Atia Sattar


Pedagogy of the Empowered: Teaching as an Act of Resistance in 2017 and Beyond

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 | Noon-1:30pm

WPH B30

Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching's Teaching Assistant Fellows for a conversation on an instructor’s role in supporting and empowering students and promoting social justice. Speakers will provide tips and answer questions on effectively discussing current events during class, supporting marginalized student populations (e.g. undocumented students, survivors of sexual violence, etc.), fostering an inclusive environment and responding to challenges in both science and humanities classes, as well as generally promoting critical thinking in an age of alternative facts. There will be ample time for questions and group reflection/discussion.

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows: Rima Basu (Philosophy), Leslie Berntsen (Psychology), Mary Donhoffner (Neuroscience), Lizette Solórzano (Sociology)


A Taste of Innovation: Lunch & Learn - Cosponsored Event with Rossier Instructional Technology Group (ITG)

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 | Noon-1pm

DML 240

Faculty are invited to join us for this luncheon designed to provide ideas on how to infuse innovation and technology into your teaching. The session will provide a sampling of digital tools you can use for interaction, designing/creating content, surveying/polling, making videos, curating content and integrate time for discussion and sharing. Lunch provided.

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Jaimie Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education (Rossier)


Muddy Points and Office Hours Addressed with Webcasts and Camtasia Studio

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 | 12:30pm–1:30pm

RRI 101

"Muddy points" are elements of a lecture or class presentation that students do not understand or get confused about. Yet the students do not ask for clarification and these parts of the lesson remain troublesome. Several approaches have been described to address the muddy points. I will illustrate how I use webcasts and Camtasia to create a repository of "muddy points explained" that are posted on Blackboard. The approach can also be used to help students who are not able to come to office hours because of time conflicts get answers to their questions.

CET Faculty Fellow: Jean-Michel Maarek (Biomedical Engineering)


Student perspectives on incorporating technology into the classroom to maximize learning

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 | Noon–1:00pm

DML 240

Based on a wide range of courses taken at USC, senior undergraduate students will share their perspectives and insights on effective use of technology to enhance learning.

CET Faculty Fellow: Ruth Chung (Rossier) along with CET Undergraduate Fellows: Wilson Lin and Kshitij Kumar


Language Faculty Book Club to discuss: Interaction Mindsets, Interactional Behaviors, and L2Development: An Affective-Social-Cognitive Model, by Masatoshi Sato

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 | 3:00pm–4:00pm

THH 271

Discussion of: "Interaction Mindsets, Interactional Behaviors, and L2Development: An Affective-Social-Cognitive Model" by Masatoshi Sato

USC Foreign Language Faculty


Course Design for Student Success: Introducing Your Course with Video

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 | Noon–1:00pm

ACB 238

Produce a welcome video for your course, and see how it can be used for multiple purposes including learning, assessment, and research. In this active-learning workshop, participants will plan, script, and record a short video. No experience necessary. Participants should bring a smartphone or another camera-equipped device. Instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop.

CET Instructional Designers: Katherine Guevara and Robert Sweeney


How to Build Confidence as a Teaching Assistant

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 | 5:00pm–6:00pm

RRI 101

Would you like to become more confident in front of your class? Join the CET Teaching Assistant Fellows for an interactive workshop to learn, develop, and share strategies for effectively communicating with your students, responding to challenging situations, and overcoming public speaking anxiety. There will be ample opportunity to discuss and troubleshoot personal questions and concerns.

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows: Leslie Berntsen (Psychology), Traci Gillig (Communication), Bo Jin (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering), and Saurov Syed (Linguistics)


How to Make Every Class Worthwhile (for undergraduates)

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 | 3:00pm–5:00pm

WPH 107

Struggling to make sense of general education requirements and how to apply them to your life? Come gain new insight on why GEs are an integral part of college education, regardless of your major, and how you can spin them into a worthwhile experience! Free pizza and drinks will be provided.

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Active Learning Meet-Up: Student-Led Discussions

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 | 12:30pm–1:30pm

DML 240

Informal Active Learning Meet-Ups start with demonstrations of an active-learning strategy appropriate for classroom courses, followed by Q&A. CET Instructional Designers will be available after the Meet-Up for impromptu consultations on course design and classroom practices.

CET Instructional Designers: Katherine Guevara and Robert Sweeney


Workshop for International TAs

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 | 12:30pm–1:30pm

DML 240

Join the international CET Teaching Assistant Fellows to learn tips and tricks for succeeding as a teaching assistant at an American university. Hear their stories and then work together to brainstorm strategies for successfully interacting with your professor and your students, working with your fellow TAs, and relating to your students across cultural boundaries. There will also be plenty of time for questions that don't strictly relate to those topics.

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows: Bo Jin (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering), Paymaneh Malihi (Molecular Biology), and Saurov Syed (Linguistics)


The Rewards of Research & How to Find Them (for undergraduates)

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 | 2:00pm–3:00pm

WPH 203

The literal and figurative riches of research are more accessible than you think. Learn how to financially, academically, and practically make the most of your undergraduate research experience here at USC! Pizza and drinks will be provided.

CET Undergraduate Fellow: Natalie Ramsy


Course Design for Student Success: Improving your Course Through Mid-Semester Evaluations

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 | Noon–1:00pm

ACB 238

Design course-specific mid-semester evaluations to guide improvement of instruction earlier in the semester. In this active-learning workshop, participants will select evaluation questions that provide actionable data and plan appropriate interventions to the student responses. Feel free to bring your course syllabus. Instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop.

CET Instructional Designers: Katherine Guevara and Robert Sweeney


Contemplating Infinity: Mathematics and Mindfulness

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 | 12:30pm–1:30pm

ACB 238

USC’s Luke Wolcott will share how mindfulness techniques can improve mathematics pedagogy, drawing on his own ongoing Wiki project and his recent ACMHE presentation (Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education).

Luke Wolcott (Mathematics)


Language Faculty Event: Why Play Games? Focus on Communication

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 | 4:00pm–5:00pm

THH 309

Learn how playing games can reinforce language and communication skills

CET Faculty Fellow: Tatiana Akishina (Slavic Languages and Literatures)


Interdisciplinary Opportunities @ USC (for undergraduates)

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 | 1:00pm–2:00pm

VKC 101

Interested in making the most of your interdisciplinary passions? The panel will discuss interdisciplinary research opportunities, majors/minors, classes, and student organizations to help undergraduates make the most of all the interesting and diverse learning experiences USC has to offer!

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Active Learning Meet-Up: Case-Based Role Play

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 | 12:30pm–1:30pm

VKC 152

Informal Active Learning Meet-Ups start with demonstrations of an active-learning strategy appropriate for classroom courses, followed by Q&A. CET Instructional Designers will be available after the Meet-Up for impromptu consultations on course design and classroom practices.

CET Instructional Designers: Katherine Guevara and Robert Sweeney


Making the Major Switch

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 | 5:00pm–6:00pm

VKC 101

Are you thinking of changing your major? Want to know how to change your major? Have you already changed your major and are wondering what is the next step? Find answers from current and previous students who have gone through the process.

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Language Faculty Event: Your Path to Promotion for Foreign Language Instructors

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 | 3:00pm–4:00pm

THH 309

Learn from your peers regarding paths to promotion for language instructors

Andrea Parra & Tatiana Akishina


Benefits and Approaches to using Mid-Semester Course Evaluations

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 | 12:30pm–1:30pm

DML 240

Hear from colleagues who are experienced in conducting mid-semester course evaluations to discover how it can help to improve teaching effectiveness.

Devon Brooks, Associate Professor of Social Work; CET Fellow Ruth Chung, Associate Professor of Clinical Education; Kimberly Hirabayashi, Associate Professor of Clinical Education; CET Fellow Marion Philadelphia, Associate Professor of Clinical Management Communication


Opening Minds: Teaching Intellectual Virtues

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 | Noon–1:00pm

RRI 101

How can we engender intellectual curiosity, rigor, humility, and courage in our classrooms — what is often called “critical thinking"? Jason Baehr will share his research and educational projects around LA on the promise of “intellectual virtues” in higher education.

Jason Baehr, Philosophy (Loyola Marymount University)


Active Learning Meet-Up: An Active-Learning USC Librarian Class Visit

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 | 12:30pm–1:30pm

DML 233

Informal Active Learning Meet-Ups start with demonstrations of an active-learning strategy appropriate for classroom courses, followed by Q&A. CET Instructional Designers will be available after the Meet-Up for impromptu consultations on course design and classroom practices.

CET Instructional Designers: Katherine Guevara and Robert Sweeney


Course Design for Student Success: Improving Your Course Through Peer Observation

Friday, Jan 20, 2017 | Noon–1:00pm

ACB 238

Discover protocols to guide supportive observations by and of fellow instructors. In this active-learning workshop, participants will begin planning an informative peer observation process that provides focused feedback for improving instruction. Feel free to bring your course syllabus. Instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop.

CET Instructional Designers: Katherine Guevara and Robert Sweeney


Language Faculty Book Club to Discuss: Technology in Language Use, Language Teaching, and Language Learning

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 | 2pm - 3pm

THH 271

Discussion of "Technology in Language Use, Language Teaching, and Language Learning", By Dorothy Chun, UCSB; Richard Kern, Berkeley; Bryan Smith, ASU http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/modl.12302/abstract

USC foreign language faculty


The Science of Mindfulness: New Research

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 | 12:30-1:30pm

DML 233

Learn about recent discoveries in medicine and psychology on how mind-body contemplative techniques can reduce stress and improve learning.

Laura Baker, Professor of Psychology
Organized by: CET Faculty Fellow David Albertson & Jim Burklo


Course Design for Student Success: Minimizing Cheating

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 | Noon-1pm

ACB 238

Reduce the incidence of cheating on assignments and assessments by design. In this active-learning workshop, participants will plan teaching strategies to inhibit common forms of academic dishonesty in their courses. Feel free to bring your course syllabus. Instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop.

CET Instructional Designers - Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney


Active Learning Meet-Up: Turning a Guest Speaker into an Active-Learning Opportunity

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

NEW Location: Von KleinSmid - VKC 152

Monthly informal Active Learning Meet-Ups start with a demonstration of an active-learning strategy appropriate for classroom courses, followed by Q&A and an opportunity for faculty to share their own active-learning strategies. CET Instructional Designers will be available after the Meet-Up for impromptu consultations on course design and classroom practices. A different active-learning strategy will be featured each month.

CET Instructional Designers - Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney


Becoming Residential Faculty at USC: Best Practices & How to Apply for a Position

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016 | Noon-1:00pm

Kaufman Dance Center - KDC 240

Join a panel of experts as they discuss the new USC Village and its open residential faculty positions. Learn the duties and parameters of the job, how to apply, and best practices from current resident faculty as well as from the Director of the Office of Residential Education.

Emily Sandoval, Director, Office of Residential Education and Brett Sheehan, Faculty Master, Parkside Arts & Humanities, and John Pascarella, Resident Faculty at Marks Tower, South Area. Moderated by Oliver Mayer


Tips on How to Manage Distracted Behavior in the Classroom: Student Perspectives

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 | 12:30–1:30pm

DML 233

Hear from USC students and faculty on how to manage distracted behavior in the classroom

CET Faculty Fellow: Ruth Chung (Rossier) and CET Undergraduate Fellows: Kshitij Kumar and Wilson Lin


Course Design for Student Success: Supporting Diverse Student Populations

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 | Noon-1pm

ACB 238

Discover universal design for an inclusive classroom. In this active-learning workshop, participants will explore course design strategies that reduce educational barriers for USC’s diverse student populations. Feel free to bring your course syllabus. Instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop.

CET Instructional Designers - Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney


Active Learning Meet-Up: Collaborative Quizzes

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

Von KleinSmid - VKC 152

Monthly informal Active Learning Meet-Ups start with a demonstration of an active-learning strategy appropriate for classroom courses, followed by Q&A and an opportunity for faculty to share their own active-learning strategies. CET Instructional Designers will be available after the Meet-Up for impromptu consultations on course design and classroom practices. A different active-learning strategy will be featured each month.

CET Instructional Designers - Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney


Language Faculty Book Club to Discuss: Language Program Evaluation, by John Norris

Friday, Oct 7, 2016 | Noon - 1pm

THH 271 (tentative)

Discussion of "Language Program Evaluation" by John Norris


Language Coordinators Meeting

Thursday, Sept 29, 2016 | 4-5pm

THH 271

Tatiana Akishina with Language Coordinators


ACW: Drafting Your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement

Thursday, Sept 29, 2016 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

DML 240

How does one go about articulating a teaching philosophy and a research statement? How are these documents used by search committees?

Mark Schroeder, Professor of Philosophy & Alexander "Sandy" Sawchuk, Leonard Silverman Chair, of Electrical Engineering


ACW: Negotiating the Job Offer

Wednesday, Sept 28, 2016 | Noon-1:00pm

DML 240

You’ve been made an offer! Now what? How does one go about negotiating an academic job offer? A panel of USC faculty members will share their experiences with negotiating academic job offers.

CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Religion Bruce Zuckerman; Professor of Linguistics, Dani Byrd; and Viterbi Lecturer Andrew Goodney


ACW: Instant Contact How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on Your Interview Day

Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016 | 12:30-1:30pm

DML 240

On your interview day you will meet many people and only have a minute or two to explain to them your academic interests. This program will allow you to practice! An overview of a typical interviewing day will be presented. Following this, you will break into small groups, where you will have a chance to explain your research interests in a short one or two minute description. The members of your small group along with a USC faculty member will provide constructive comments on your short description.

CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow & Professor of History, Steven Ross


Academic Careers Week (ACW): Writing Your Cover Letter & CV

Monday, Sept 26, 2016 | Noon-1pm

DML 240

Putting together a cover letter and CV can be a daunting task. How will yours stand out among all the other applicants? USC faculty members will provide insight into what faculty look for when they review cover letters and CVs.

CET Faculty Fellow & Professor of Linguistics Rachel Walker, & CET Distinguished Fellow & Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Najm Meshkati


Course Design for Student Success: Increasing Student Motivation

Friday, Sept 23, 2016 | Noon-1:00pm

ACB 238

Promote your students’ intrinsic motivation using practical, research-based strategies. In this active-learning workshop, participants will use best practices to plan motivation-boosting enhancements to their courses. Feel free to bring your course syllabus. Instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop.

CET Instructional Designers - Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney


Blackboard in Teaching Languages: Possibilities and Tools

Thursday, Sept 22, 2016 | Noon -1:30pm

THH B6 (basement)

Carl Kuzmich, Blackboard Instructional Support and Analytics Consultant


Diversity in the Classroom: A Workshop for New TAs (repeat offering)

Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 | Noon-1pm

DML 240

A workshop on improving sensitivity to issues of diversity in grading practices, course material selection, and the classroom environment.

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows - Leslie Berntsen (Psychology), Sharla Berry (Urban Education Policy), Lizette Solorzano (Sociology) and Dr. Lanita Jacobs (Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Studies)


Diversity in the Classroom: A Workshop for New TAs (first offering)

Tuesday, Sept 20, 2016 | 5pm-6pm

DML 233

A workshop on improving sensitivity to issues of diversity in grading practices, course material selection, and the classroom environment.

CET TA Fellows, Rima Basu (Philosophy), Leslie Berntsen (Psychology), Sharla Berry (Urban Education Policy), Paymaneh Malihi (Molecular Biology), Lizette Solorzano (Sociology), Kari Storla (Communication)


Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom: How to Get Started

Tuesday, Sept 20, 2016 | 12:30-1:30pm

DML 233

What are some best practices for applying contemplative techniques to student learning? USC instructors will share from their experience.

David C. Albertson Associate Professor of Religion; Rafael C. Angulo, Clinical Professor, School of Social Work; Jim Burklo, Associate Dean, Religious Life;


Topics for TAs - Micro-Slice Teaching Workshop

Thursday, Sept 15, 2016 | 12:30-1:30pm

DML 233

Join us for an in-depth look into your classroom! In this workshop, you’ll present a 5-7 minute segment of your typical classroom interaction. Fellow instructors will stand in as your ‘students’ and provide you with unique insights to help you improve your pedagogy!

CET TA Fellows Kari Storla, Lauren Weindling, and DJ Gonzales


Faculty Development in the Professional Schools: Approaches for Fostering Effective Teaching & Learning

Wednesday, Sept 14, 2016 | Noon-1pm

ACC 310

Faculty members from three professional schools will share their approaches for developing faculty as teachers and improving student learning through research-based best practices. Participants are invited to engage in a collaborative discussion of faculty development in their schools

Lybby Carroll, Gould School of Law; Marion Philadelphia, Marshall School of Business; & Ken Yates, Rossier School of Education


Ongoing Experiments in Active Learning

Tuesday, Sept 13, 2016 | 12:30-1:30pm

NEW location: Dauterive Hall (VPD) 105

A broad repertoire of effective active-learning techniques is an essential teaching resource. Join us to explore ways to expand and improve your repertoire. Faculty members from engineering, philosophy, and the business school will share strategies and lessons learned from their ongoing experiments in active learning. Topics will include how to incorporate experiential learning into your teaching and how to effectively manage a flipped classroom. This session kicks off a series of active learning workshops this fall.

Gita Govahi, Assistant Dean for Instruction & Research Support and Director of the Marshall School of Business’s Experiential Learning Center; Krishna Nayak, Professor of Electrical Engineering; Mark Schroeder, Professor of Philosophy; Stephen Bero, CET TA Fellow (moderator)


Workshop for International TAs (repeat offering)

Thursday, Sept 8, 2016 | 12:30-1:30pm

ACB 238

CET Fellows


Workshop for International TAs (first offering)

Wednesday, Sept 7, 2016 | 5pm-6pm

DML 240

CET Fellows


Spotting Students in Crisis and What to Do: Program for Librarians

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 | noon -1:30pm

DML 240

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and the libraries are presenting a workshop on Spotting Students in Crisis and What to Do. What should librarians do when they see worrisome behavior?

Dr. Quade French, Clinical Staff Psychologist, USC Engemann Student Health Center


NSF CAREER Award Educational Outreach Workshop

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Noon -1:30pm

Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute (LHI) 307 Olah Library

Most NSF funding programs prioritize an integrated educational/outreach program as part of the proposed project. This is particularly critical for CAREER projects. Because many NSF applicants find it challenging to identify strong educational/outreach plans for NSF awards, the CET is reprising its popular workshop in which recent NSF grantees and panelists will provide feedback on proposals in development and discuss how they might review or what changes could optimize their probability of funding.

Travis Williams, recent CAREER Recipient; Phillip Taylor, USC Dornsife Executive Director of Research Advancement; and a panel of recent NSF grantees and reviewers. Event Co-hosted by the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute


Facebook for Informal Language Learning - Perceptions of University Language Students

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | noon - 1:30pm

THH 217

The presentation explores the use of Facebook for informal language practice among university language students. It reports on a study of students of Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish on: 1) their perceptions of Facebook as multilingual environment, 2) their Facebook language practices, and 3) their views on the educational value of their experiences. Findings indicate that language students are using a range of Facebook features to expose themselves to the languages they study (L2) and to communicate in their L2 with native speaker Facebook friends. The use of the social networking site varies according to proficiency-levels of the participants (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels), strength of social ties with native speaker Facebook friends and personal attitudes towards the site. Learning experiences on Facebook were not perceived as useful for the formal language-learning context, which suggests the need for bridging strategies between informal and formal learning environments. Dr. Antonie Alm (P.h.D. UCLA) teaches German and computer assisted language learning at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her research includes foreign language pedagogy, learner autonomy, and digital language learning. She presents her work regularly at conferences and seminars in Australasia, Europe and the USA. She serves on numerous editorial boards and is associate editor of the CALL Journal and JALTCALL Journal. Her current research focuses on informal intercultural learning.

Dr. Antonie Alm, Ph.D.


Teaching with and Without Technology Conference

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 8:30am - 12:00pm

GFS 106

The TLT Conference offers USC faculty, staff, and administrators an opportunity to connect with each other on topics related to innovative teaching practices and current applications of technology for teaching and learning. Conference activities include presentations, panel discussions, and a plenary speaker.
Join us to explore practical solutions for common instructional challenges.
Plenary speaker: Robert A. Bjork, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles

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The Center for Excellence in Teaching. Plenary Speaker: Robert A. Bjork, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA


Teaching and Learning Conference

Monday, May 2, 2016 | Morning

GFS 106


Peer Observation of Teaching: Formative Feedback (for Viterbi Faculty)

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

ACB 238

This facilitated discussion will examine how instructors can aide each other through peer observation of each other's classroom teaching. Discussion will be based on actual peer observation of teaching experiences of instructors from CS and EE departments. We will also discuss potential uses of this feedback mechanism beyond simply improving teaching effectiveness.

Mark Redekopp (Viterbi), Krishna Nayak (Viterbi), and Ruth Chung (Rossier); Co-Sponsored by Viterbi-DEE


Best Practices in Teaching Foreign Languages - Beyond the Interpretive Mode and Reading Manga

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

THH 271

Natalie Burle Beyond the Interpretive Mode: Cognitive Engagement in Reading Fiction in a Foreign Language. Mayumi Ikeda Reading Manga: Engaging Students in Narration

Natalie Burle and Mayumi Ikeda


Identifying and Referring Students with Stress Disorders

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

LHI 307

As instructors of younger undergraduates in high-stress “weeder” classes, we are often the first line of defense for observation of symptoms of depression, anxiety disorder, substance abuse, or suicide. This seminar will help give instructors framework to help recognize the symptoms and refer students to the appropriate treatment at USC.

Elizabeth Reyes, Ph.D., Assoc. Director, Clinical Services and Operations Student Counseling Services


Contemplative Pedagogy Event: Sharing Classroom Practices

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 | noon - 1:30pm

URC 108

All who teach at USC in any discipline are invited to share contemplative/meditative pedagogical techniques. Teachers who are new to such practices are urged to come and learn from those who are using such methods. We'll break into small groups to share our practices across disciplines. At the end, we'll reconvene to share learnings from the small groups.

Rev. Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life


Thinking Beyond the Classroom: Tools for Uniting Activism and Learning

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 | 6:00 - 7:00pm

VKC 101

Many students are taught early on that extracurriculars and philanthropy exist on the fringes of academic pursuit. While incoming students may have high hopes for making positive change, these hopes are often forgotten when academic demands increase. Come to this unique workshop to learn ways to integrate these fields through conversations with a panel of graduate students and faculty who have been able to engage activism in their scholarship. We will also inform you of campus resources that can help turn your ideals into action.

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Course Design for Student Success: Reducing anxiety with transparent grading - Part 3

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 | noon - 1:00pm

ACB 238

Grade student performance and provide feedback with easy-to-use, descriptive rubrics. In this active-learning workshop, participants will use best practices to design rubrics that improve fairness and guide students. Feel free to bring your course syllabus. Instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop.

CET Instructional Designers: Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney


The Arc of Academic Life: What to Expect Along the Journey from Graduate School to Tenure

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 | 12:00 - 1:00pm

ACB 238

What to Expect Along the Journey from Graduate School to Tenure.

Speaker: George Sanchez, Vice Dean for Diversity & Strategic Initiatives at Dornsife College & Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity & History


Managing Classroom Distraction from Cell Phones and Laptops

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

Herklotz Music Library in DML - G28

A facilitated discussion around how to manage distracted behavior in the classroom due to students’ use of cell phones and laptops. Through collective sharing of experiences as well as readings, will identify a range of strategies to help manage technology-based distractions in the classroom. The workshop will include student perspectives. Readings: http://cet.usc.edu/resources/events/Managing_Classroom_Distractions.html

CET Fellows Ruth Chung (Rossier) & Mark Redekopp (Viterbi)


Speak with Confidence: How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills (for undergraduates)

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 | 5:30 - 6:20pm

VKC 158

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Teaching Controversy: Setting Yourself Up For Success

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

DML 240

Join us for a discussion about how to design a course that addresses controversial topics and sensitive issues in a manner that facilitates critical thinking, rather than conflict.

Alison Dundes Renteln CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow & Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Public Policy, and Law and CET TA Fellows: Emma Bloomfield, and Leslie Berntsen


Course Design for Student Success: Evaluating learning with diverse assessments

Friday, Mar 4, 2016 | 12:00-1:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240

Assess student performance with creative and clear assignments. In this active-learning workshop, participants will use best practices to design assessments and explore alternative forms of assessment. Feel free to bring your course syllabus. Instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop.

CET Instructional Designers: Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney


Setting and Maintaining Academic and Behavioral Expectations in the Classroom

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

ACB 238

Explore practical and concrete strategies for communicating and maintaining clear academic and behavioral expectations of students in the classroom on a range of topics including completing assigned readings, participation and engagement, and classroom etiquette.

CET Fellow Ruth Chung, Rossier faculty Julie Slayton


Reinventing Healthcare: An Exploration of Healthcare Professions

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 | 4:00 - 5:00pm

VKC 101

Interested in healthcare, but not sure if being a doctor is right for you? Join us for a panel exploring public health professions. We'll be providing valuable information about graduate studies in public health and panelists will provide perspectives influencing their decision to pursue a career in healthcare outside of medicine, as well as advice on how to utilize your education to suit your interests. Pizza will be provided.

CET Undergraduate Fellows & special guests


Technology in the Classroom (for undergraduates)

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 | 4:00 - 5:00pm

VKC 150

Curious to learn how to take the best notes during class, whether digitally or on paper? Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a valuable debate on the use of technology in the classroom, and some advice on digital note-taking software and practices! There will be a panel of professors and students and pizza will be served at the event.


Course Design for Student Success: Setting milestones for your course

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 | Noon - 1pm

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240

Provide students with a map to chart their success through your course. In this active-learning workshop, participants will use best practices to design specific and measurable learning objectives that can guide an entire course. Feel free to bring your course syllabus. Instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop.

CET Instructional Designers, Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney


Contemplative Pedagogy Event: Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 | noon - 1pm

DML 233

In its series on Contemplative Pedagogy, CET invites you to a discussion of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. In that recent book William Deresiewicz claims that, as students turn away from the humanities to more practical subjects such as economics and finance, they lose their ability to think independently. David Albertson (associate professor of religion) and Mark Weinstein (associate professor of finance and business economics) will put that claim under the microscope and invite audience participation with a Q&A.

David Albertson (associate professor of religion) and Mark Weinstein (associate professor of finance and business economics)


TA Fellow Office Hours

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 | 3:00 - 5:00pm

LiteraTea Café -Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Nazarian Pavilion Courtyard

The Teaching Assistant Fellows from the Center for Excellence in Teaching are here to answer your questions.

CET TA Fellows


Time-Saving Tips for Efficient and Effective TAing

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 | noon - 1pm

DML 240

Both new and experienced teaching assistants struggle with balancing the demands of TAing with their other responsibilities. Often, this struggle can seem like a choice between being a TA who is committed to students' learning and being a TA who quickly finishes TA-related tasks with minimum student interaction. In this workshop, we'll discuss how TAs do not have to trade engagement with their students and effective teaching for efficiency.

CET TA Fellows Paymaneh Malihi (Molecular Biology) & Danielle Williams (Public Policy & Management)


Making the Most of Your Time

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 | 5:30 - 6:30pm

To be determined

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Creating Engaging Videos with Zaption

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 | noon - 1:30pm

ACB 238

Please join our community of practice of USC instructional designers to learn how to create engaging, high-quality videos with Zaption. This tool can be used to curate existing video lessons, create new ones, share, embed, and track them.

Curtis Wang, Instructional Designer (Centralized), Sol Price School of Public Policy


Making the Most of Your First Day of Class

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 | 11am - 12:30pm

DML 241

Join a panel of experienced TAs as they demonstrate their favorite first-day activities and techniques, discuss the rationale and learning objectives behind them, and answer questions from the audience. By the end of the program, attendees will have concrete ideas and strategies as well as inspiration for how to plan and execute their first day of class to the fullest.

CET TA Fellows Aaron Veek (Philosophy), George Carstocea (Cinema & Media Studies), & Leslie Berntsen (Psychology)


Mentoring & Being Mentored: Best Practices for Tenured & Tenure-track Health Sciences Faculty (HSC)

Friday, Dec 4, 2015 | 10:30am - noon

Norris Topping Tower (NTT) 7409

A panel discussion with Q&A. Addresses best practices in mentoring in the health sciences at USC. A distinguished panel of HSC faculty members will tackle the issues and discuss their experiences as mentors and mentees. Resources for new and experienced faculty. What works and doesn't work. Formulating intermediate and long-range plans: what matters and doesn't matter.

Sarah F. Hamm-Alvarez, Professor of Ophthalmology; Charles J. Gomer, Professor of Pediatrics; Michael R. Stallcup, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Ruth I. Wood,Professor and Chair of Cell and Neurobiology


From TA to Prof: Making the Transition from Graduate Student to Assistant Professor

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

DML 240

As doctoral students we may get to lecture for a class. Some doctoral students may even get to teach a whole course. As we progress from being TAs, to Lecturer, to Tenure-track Professors, we will need to balance more and more responsibilities. This panel will discuss the transition from being a graduate TA to a tenure-track Professor, and ways to balance effective teaching with research and other obligations.

Ann Owens (Assistant Professor of Sociology), Mark Phillips (Assistant Professor of Public Policy)


Peer Observation of Teaching as a Tool for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 | 12:00-1:00pm

DML 240

Peer observation of teaching is a powerful yet underutilized tool for improving teaching effectiveness and providing mentoring and support of faculty. Sharing of experiences, observation protocol, along with readings will provide resources for faculty to incorporate this valuable tool.

Ruth Chung, Associate Professor Psychology in Education; Mary Andres,Associate Professor of Clinical Education; Jen Crawford, Associate Professor of Clinical Education; and Sylvia Rousseau,Professor of Clinical Education, Rossier School of Education


Streamline the Grading Process

Friday, Nov 20, 2015 | noon - 1:30pm

ACB 238

Discover how faculty can make their grading faster and fairer.

Helena Seli and Kim Hirabayashi Associate Professors of Clinical Education (Rossier School of Education);and DJ Johnson, Assistant Professor of Cinema (School of Cinematic Arts)


Best Practices in Mentoring Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty: A Forum for Mentors And Mentees (UPC)

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 | Noon - 1:00pm

DML 233

The first meeting. Resources for new and experienced faculty. Formulating intermediate and long-range plans: what matters - and what doesn't.

Leo Braudy University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature and Professor of English, Art History and History; Maja J Mataric' Professor and Chan Soon-Shiong Chair of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics; Vice Dean for Research, Viterbi School of Engineering; Nandini Rajagopalan Capt. Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship, Professor of Management and Organization; Director of Research for the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies


Making the Most of Your First Day of Class

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 | 12:30-1:30pm

ACB 238

Join a panel of experienced TAs as they demonstrate their favorite first-day activities and techniques, discuss the rationale and learning objectives behind them, and answer questions from the audience. By the end of the program, attendees will have concrete ideas and strategies as well as inspiration for how to plan and execute their first day of class to the fullest.

CET TA Fellows Aaron Veek (Philosophy), George Carstocea (Cinema & Media Studies), & Leslie Berntsen (Psychology)


Technology in the Classroom

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

ACB 238

This panel will address how to incorporate technology to engage students, facilitate discussion, and create a positive learning environment in your classroom. Experts will share their favorite tools and techniques and there will be time for Q&A!

Ann Owens (Associate Professor of Sociology), Virginia Kuhn (Associate Professor of Cinema Practice), Brett Sheehan (Professor of History)


College Stress Relief: What Every Student Should Know

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 | 4-5pm

KAP 163

Is school stressing you out? Do you think that stress is negatively impacting your life, health, and/or grades? Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching for a stress relief technique workshop. Students will present research on the effects of stress on college students, provide stress relief techniques, and demonstrate how you can apply these techniques into your everyday life. Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching for a stress relief technique workshop. Students will present research on the effects of stress on college students, provide stress relief techniques, and demonstrate how you can apply these techniques into your everyday life. Pizza will be provided.

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Best Practices In Mentoring NTT Faculty: A Forum for Mentors and Mentees

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 | Noon - 1:00pm

DML 240 - new location

Resources for new and experienced faculty. Formulating intermediate and long-range plans: what matters and doesn’t matter. In mentoring, what works and doesn’t work.

Moderator: Oliver Mayer, Associate Professor of Dramatic Writing Panelists: Ginger Clark, Professor of Clinical Education and President of the Academic Senate; Rebecca Lonergan, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Gould School of Law; Geoffrey Middlebrook, Professor (Teaching) of Writing.


Instructor Well-Being & Teaching Effectiveness

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

DML 241

Please join us for a discussion about how contemplative practices of instructors can influence teaching effectiveness and the well-being of students. We will identify some of the pitfalls in professional development, the impact of those pitfalls on teaching effectiveness, and strategies for instructors to be mindful of themselves while also attending to the well-being and development of others.

James Henderson Collins & John Gaspari, Executive Director of the Center for Work and Family Life


Effectively Manage Group Work

Friday, Oct 30, 2015 | noon - 1:30pm

DML 240

Discover practical techniques for managing student groups and groupwork.

Erna Smith, Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism; and Lisa Vebber, Faculty (Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism)


Keys to Successful Mentoring: A Forum for Mentors and Mentees

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 | noon - 1pm

ACB 238

A free discussion on mentoring with several of the most decorated faculty mentors on campus.

Daniela Bleichmar, Associate Provost for Humanities; CET Faculty Fellow Gail Peter Borden, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Discipline Head and Director of Graduate Architecture, Associate Professor Architecture; Peter Mancall, Professor of History, CET Faculty Fellow Oliver Mayer, Associate Professor in Dramatic Writing; John Slaughter, Professor Of Education, Professor Of Engineering; Varun Soni, Dean of Religious Life


Igniting Your Path at USC

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 | 4:30-5:30pm

ACB 238

Overwhelmed by what you want to do in college, and finding what suits you? Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on student development! Get the inside scoop on student development in college, and become aware of how you can further your own development through programs offered at USC. There will be a fantastic panel of student affairs professionals.

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Office Hours for TAs

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 | 3-4:30pm

LiteraTea Cafe in Doheny Memorial Library (DML)

Mid-semester doldrums? Need help spicing up your discussion sections? Does a particular student have you stumped? Stop by the CET Teaching Assistant Fellow office hours and have a coffee on us! There will be representatives from the humanities, sciences, and social sciences available to answer questions, brainstorm ideas, and share friendly teaching tidbits. Whether you are new to teaching or an experienced TA, we are here to help!

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows


CET Instructional Design October Meet-up: Computer Science Capstone

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 | noon - 1:30pm

ACB 238

Jeffrey Miller, Associate Professor of Engineering Practice, Computer Science; Ryan Best, Director of Instructional Technology, Rossier School of Education


CET Presents: Study Skills

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 | 4pm-5pm

HNB 100

Want to conquer that second round of midterms, but not sure how? Trying to manage your time better? Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching for a study skills and techniques workshop.

CET Undergraduate Fellow Wilson Lin


Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 | 12:30-2:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library - DML 241

How does one go about articulating a teaching philosophy and a research statement? How are these documents used by search committees? Professor Armand Tanguay, Jr. from the Viterbi School of Engineering will will share his insights on crafting these two documents.

Professor Armand R. Tanguay, Jr., Distinguished CET Faculty Fellow, Departments of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, and Physics and Astronomy; Neuroscience Graduate Program


Writing your Cover Letter & CV

Monday, Sept 28, 2015 | noon-1:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

Insight into what faculty look for when they review cover letters and CVs.

Rachel Walker Professor of Linguistics, CET Faculty Fellow & Geoff Spedding Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow


Mentoring Panel for Full-Time Dornsife NTT Teaching Faculty on Promotion

Friday, Sept 25, 2015 | noon - 1:30pm

HNB 100

A candid panel discussion and Q&A about promotion in rank for Dornsife NTT teaching faculty members.

Kat Reynolds, Appointments and Promotions Non-Tenure Coordinator, and Rosa Cervantes, Manager of Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Dr. Frank Manis, Professor of Psychology and Education Dr. Diana Blaine, Professor (Teaching) of Writing Dr. Erin P. Moore, organizer and moderator, Associate Professor (teaching) Anthropology


NTT - Teaching Faculty Evaluation & Promotion Processes for the Viterbi School

Monday, May 11, 2015 | noon-12:30pm

EEB 248

The Center for Excellence in Teaching invites you to a workshop on the NTT-Teaching Faculty Evaluation & Promotion Processes for the Viterbi School.

Timothy Pinkston, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs; Mike Crowley, Directory Information Technology Program (ITP); Gaurav Sukhatme, Chair, Appointment, Promotions, & Tenure Committee (APT)


Paul Woodruff: "Leadership, Education, and Compassion" USC Levan Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 | 5:00-6:00pm - Reception to follow

Seaver Science Library (SSL) 150

Leaders are responsible for the compassion of those who follow them. Paul Woodruff will discuss the nature of compassion, the importance of leadership, and the role of education in cultivating this most human of the virtues. We are born with the capacity for compassion, but this is like the fragile shoot of a bamboo plant, easily crushed or bent or desiccated. Compassion must be cultivated; it grows in pace with our ability to listen and our talent for imagining the lives of other people. But even well grown compassion is a delicate plant. We easily forget to be compassionate when we are busy or hurried. Anger can blot out compassion, but the worst enemy of compassion is the passion to fit into a group—to join one’s peers in humiliating or doing violence to outsiders. Leadership is our best shield against loss of compassion for outsiders.

Paul Woodruff RSVP: http://bit.ly/1GlBAVc


Increased Voter Participation in LA

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 | 12:30-1:30pm

University Religious Center Fishbowl (URC)

The purpose of the panel is to engage a philosopher who has thought deeply about the ritual, ceremonial nature of voting with activists who are pressing for policy change to increase voter participation.

Paul Woodruff,Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin; Nate Kaplan, founder of SeePolitical.com; Kathay Feng, Executive Director of California Common Cause; with Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life at USC moderating


How to Forge a Successful Non-Traditional Teaching Career

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

ACB 238

Although an academic research position is not the right fit for every Ph.D. graduate or postdoc, an industry job is not the only option. Many talented Ph.D. graduates pursue non-traditional teaching careers. This panel discussion will bring together USC graduates who hold faculty positions at teaching institutions, work as university lecturers, and teach at private high schools. Panelists will discuss their career trajectories and answer audience questions. Graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend.

Dr. Cecillia Zurita-Lopez, Professor at California State University, Los Angeles; Brook Weirs, MD, Teacher at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys High School; Dr. Ehsan Barjasteh, Adjunct Professor at USC and University of California, Santa Cruz; Mark Redekopp, Associate Professor of Engineering Practice, Electrical Engineering, USC


The Art of Scientific Presentations

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 | 12:30 - 2:00pm

DML 240

One's capability to make clear, concise, interesting, and in some cases inspiring presentations to a wide variety of audiences is of considerable (and increasing) importance in academic, government, and industry careers. This seminar is focused on the key elements of highly successful oral presentations, on the optimal design of visual aids, and on important presentation tips that can allow excellent results to be both understood and appreciated.

Professor Armand R. Tanguay, Jr., Distinguished CET Faculty Fellow, Departments of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, and Physics and Astronomy; Neuroscience Graduate Program


The Commercial Creative: Uncovering Artistry in Your Academic Career

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

ACB 238

The Commercial Creative: Uncovering Artistry in Your Academic Career

CET Undergraduate Fellows


What makes a great TA?--From the Student's Perspective

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 | noon - 1 PM

GFS 223

Come and benefit from the unique perspective of a panel of TAs and veteran undergraduates, who will share some of their best and worst TA experiences, and their tips for developing a positive and productive rapport with your students.

CET TA Fellows Leslie Berntsen (Psychology) and Steve Bero (Philosophy), and Undergraduate Fellows Sarah Nuslein (Economics & English), Chris Reimann (Biochemistry), and Brianna Williams (Business Administration).


Controversy in the Classroom

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

ACB 238

What are some best practices for facilitating discussions on controversial topics? What place do trigger warnings have in your classroom or on your syllabus? How can you respond to students whose beliefs directly contradict scientific evidence? Join the discussion.

Leslie Berntsen, CET TA Fellow, Department of Psychology; Lanita Jacobs, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology & Program in American Studies; and Alison Trope, Clinical Professor of Communication, Annenberg


The Dynamic Diploma: What Can You Do with Yours?

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

WPH 206

Worried about how your academic pursuits will manifest into a career? We will be discussing an array of majors, what typical career paths can be pursued with degrees in certain disciplines, and how to look beyond the common scope.

Vivek Krishnamurthy (graduated December 2015 Business Administration)


Learning in the City, Part II: Community Collaborations

Friday, Mar 6, 2015 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

HNB 100

This multi-disciplinary panel targets varied pedagogical methods for engaging Los Angeles as a tool for learning. One of USC’s greatest assets is its location. Embedded at theheart of one of the nation’s great megalopolis, our context as a rich and varied political, cultural, infrastructural and spatial landscape is rich in opportunity for engagement. This panel will focus on methods of engaging the city as a tool for learning. Three speakers from different disciplines in our academic community will each present their methods and experiences followed by a moderated analytical conversation to illustrate and demonstrate potential practices for engaging the city as a tool for teaching.

Gail Peter Borden - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Architecture Discipline Head, Director of Graduate Architecture, Associate Professor of Architecture Panel Members: Victor Jones (Architecture), Travis Longcore (Spatial Sciences), Abby Mandell (USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab)


More than a Grader: A TA's Guide to Engaging Students Inside and Outside the Classroom

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

HNB 100

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows will offer tips for TAs on how to meaningfully engage undergraduate students. Strategies on handling problematic situations will also be discussed.

CET TA Fellows: Danielle Williams (Public School) and LeeAnn Sangalang (Annenberg School)


Now you Know: How to Approach Faculty

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

GFS 222

Now You Know-Series for undergraduate students. CET undergraduate fellows will discuss ways to connect with faculty to enrich the undergraduate experience.

Kate Arnold (Neuroscience and Medical Antrhopology), Professor Gail Borden (Architecture), Chris Reimann (Biochemistry)


Beyond Google: Navigating Online Research

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 | 5:30-7:00pm

GFS 222

Event for undergraduate students to learn how to conduct scholarly research beyond searching with Google. USC librarians Carolyn Gardner & Robert Labaree will be there to answer your questions.

CET undergraduate fellow Tiffany Dayemo along with USC librarians Carolyn Gardner & Robert Labaree


Flipped Classroom and Engaged Learning Followup Session for Viterbi Faculty

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 | 11:00am-12:30pm

TBD

Followup event to last year’s Viterbi Flipped classroom event

Mark Redekopp, Krishna Nayak


Developing You, the Student

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm

GFS 223

CET Undergraduate Fellows


The TA/Faculty Partnership: Surviving and Thriving

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm

ACB 238

Learn and share strategies for getting the most out of working with faculty as a TA. We will offer tips for steering your partnership into a positive experience and discuss ways of enhancing an already successful TA/faculty team.

Rachel Walker (CET Faculty Fellow, Linguistics), Bo Jin (CET TA Fellow, Engineering), and Samantha Gordon (TA and Recipient of Dornsife G.E. Graduate Assistant Award, Linguistics)


Summertime Scholarship: A Guide to Summer Opportunities through USC

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

GFS 207

A Guide to Summer Opportunities through USC


The Charlie Hebdo Murders: Where From Here?

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm

MHP 101

An afternoon of learning and dialogue

Professors Jessica Marglin (USC Religion) and Olivia Harrison (French & Italian), Dean Philip Seib (Communication and Journalism), Muzammil Siddiqui (Imam, Garden Grove Mosque), and Professor Sherman Jackson (King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture). Hosted by the USC Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice, with the further co-sponsorship of USC’s Centers for Religion and Civic Culture and Law, History and Culture, the Office of Religious Life, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching


Evaluating Faculty Evaluations

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

DML 233

As faculty annual merit reviews approach, what are the best practices for determining performance, and how do the faculty evaluations by students figure into the process? Join the conversation.

Oliver Mayer, Associate Professor of Dramatic Writing; Stephen Bradforth, Professor of Chemistry; John Silvester, Professor of Electrical Engineering & President of the USC Academic Senate


Why’s and How’s of Flipped Classroom Instruction

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

WPH 403

Flipped classroom techniques are innovative approaches for maximizing the learning experience beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom. Join us for an overview and demonstration of how to incorporate this technique. We will also share data that demonstrates students' response to it and their beliefs about how it affects their learning.

Ruth Chung, CET Faculty Fellow, Kim Hirabayashi, and Helena Seli from Rossier School of Education


Teaching Portfolios for Postdocs

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm

ACB 238

This workshop will focus on how to prepare a teaching portfolio for the academic job market, specifically on gaining teaching experience as a postdoc and productively marketing teaching experience you might not know you’ve had.

Lessa Grunenfelder (Networking Chair, Postdoctoral Association) and Leslie Berntsen (TA Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Psychology)


Comedy in the Classroom

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 | 12:00-1:00pm

ACB 238

Come for a few laughs and some lunch while we hear from experienced professors and TAs who put punning, joking, and humorous storytelling into practice in their classrooms to increase student engagement and boost information absorption. After a word from each of the three panelists, there will be an informal Q&A about how to implement comedic methods in your own teaching.

Thomas Gustafson, Associate Professor, English; Edwin McCann, Professor, Philosophy; Tom Seifrid, Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures; Molly Pulda, Postdoctural Scholar, English;


Student-Led Seminars

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 | 4 - 5pm

THH 118

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Workshop on Preparing a Review Session

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm

ACB 238

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Elham Hemmat-Abiri, Chih-Chieh Hsu, Adam Bloch, Leslie Berntsen & Bo Jin


Anxiety in the Classroom

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm

ACB 238

Join representatives from the Engemann Student Health Center and Center for Excellence in Teaching for a panel discussion on the physical experience of anxiety, as well as concrete strategies for encouraging participation and engaging all of your students.

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Alida Liberman, Leslie Berntsen, CET Faculty Fellow Oliver Mayer, and Rev. Jim Burklo with the USC Office of Religious Life


Now You Know How to Get Research

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 | 5 - 6pm

VKC 154

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Workshop: Leading an Effective Discussion Session

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm

ACB 238

Description: "Are you a good discussion leader? do you like to lead effective discussion classes?... Come, learn and share your experience with others"

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Elham Hemmat-Abiri, Chih-Chieh Hsu, & CET Faculty Fellow Rachel Walker


Creating Memories: Learning Outside the Classroom

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 | 12:00-1:00pm

ACB 238

Professor Tatiana Akishina discusses the strategy of taking her language students to Lake Baikal, Siberia, Professor Erin Moore will relate her adventures with the medical anthropology class in Brazil, and Professor Oliver Mayer relates the ongoing process of re-branding residential education on campus to promote informal interchange beyond the typical credit based academic model.

Faculty Fellows Tatiana Akishina, Oliver Mayer, and Erin Moore


Active Learning Series: Designing Active Learning Activities

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm

ACB 238

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Stephen Bero, Chih-Chieh Hsu, and LeeAnn Sangalang


Graduate School: The STEM Major Approach

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 | 3:30 - 4:30pm

VKC 100

Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on how to properly prepare for graduate school.

Steve Lund (Earth Sciences Faculty Graduate Advisor), Dawn Burke (Biological Sciences Graduate Advisor), and CET Teaching Assistant Fellow Chih-Chieh Hsu (Electrical Engineering Graduate Student)


Teaching an Engineering DEN class

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm

EEB 248

Come and listen to our faculty experts discuss different DEN teaching tools, tips, tricks, and techniques that you can possibly adopt to enhance your teaching of a DEN class.


Learning in the City: Los Angeles

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 | 12:00-1:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

This multi-disciplinary panel targets varied pedagogical methods for engaging Los Angeles as a tool for learning.

Gail Peter Borden, Associate Professor of Architecture, Kenneth Breisch, Assistant Professor of Architectural History, Phil Ethington, Professor of History, Political Science and Spatial Sciences, Josh Kun, Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism


Documentary film screening and panel discussion about the challenges of caring for the aging LGBT population

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 | 6:00 -8:00pm

Gerontology Auditorium

USC’s Davis School of Gerontology is hosting a special event on LGBT and being LGBT throughout the life span.

Dr. Brian de Vries


Academic Careers Week - Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 | 12:30-2:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Best practices for formulating your teaching philosophy/research statements for an academic portfolio.

CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow Armand Tanguay, Jr.


Academic Careers Week - Instant Contact: How to Shine in One or Two Minutes on Your Interview Day

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 | Noon - 1:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Short presentation followed by moderated small-group mock ‘elevator’ talks.

CET Faculty Fellow Krishna Nayak


Academic Careers Week - Negotiating the Job Offer

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Learn to negotiate the academic job offer from faculty and USC‘s executive vice provost.

Vice Dean Dani Byrd and CET Distinguished Fellow Bruce Zuckerman along with Jessica Cantiello, Lecturer, The Writing Program


Graduate School: The Defining Experience

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 | 5-6pm

GFS 116

Join the CET Undergraduate fellows for a brief introduction to the graduate school application process followed by a panel discussion with representatives from a variety of academic backgrounds such as English, Business, Biology, Psychology and Public Policy and Planning.


Academic Careers Week - Writing your Cover Letter & CV

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 | Noon - 1pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Best practices for distinguishing yourself from other applicants.

CET Faculty Fellow Erin Moore and CET Distinguished Fellow Geoff Spedding


Study Skills

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 | 4 - 5pm

VKC 261

Come learn about effective study strategies and find out how to maximize your studying.

CET Undergraduate Fellow Kate Arnold


Instant Contact: How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on your Interview Day

Monday, Sept 29, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm

Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

On your interview day you will meet many people and only have a minute or two to explain to them your academic interests. This program will allow you to practice!

CET Faculty Fellows


Mindfulness in the Classroom: Implementing the University-Wide Initiative

Thursday, Sept 25, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 233


Student-Led Seminars

Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014 | 4 - 5pm

VKC 154

Join us for our first student-led seminar of the semester: An evening of dynamic presentations, engaging discussion, and free pizza!

Anna Silk - Designing Cities of the Future: Can Focusing on Today’s Problems Limit Tomorrow’s Options? & Daniel Clancy - The Fallacy of Conventional Wisdom: Looking at Markets and Life as a Contrarian Thinker


Taking Your Class Domestic: Everything You Need to Know but Never Thought to Ask

Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

DML 240

On-site learning opportunities are a great way for students to apply course content to the real world.

Professor Michael Thom


Full-Time Dornsife NTT Teaching Faculty: A Program to Mentor and Answer your Questions

Friday, Sept 12, 2014 | 12:00-1:30pm

HNB 100

You are invited to a candid panel discussion and Q&A about promotion in rank for Dornsife NTT faculty members.

Lisa Itagaki-Louie, Faculty Affairs Project Manager; John Wilson, Professor Department of Sociology and Director of the Spatial Sciences Institute and the GIST graduate programs, Dossier Review Committee; and James Brecher, Professor (Teaching) of Writing, Dossier Review Committee


NSF Grantsmanship Education/Outreach Workshop

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 | noon - 1:00pm

Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute (LHI 307) Olah Library

CET is presenting a workshop in which recent NSF grantees and panelists will provide feedback on proposals in development and discuss how they might review or what changes could optimize their probability of funding.

Travis Williams (Chemistry): CAREER recipient and recent NSF panelist (MPS/CHE: catalysis, instrumentation), Barry Thompson (Chemistry): NSF grantee and recent panelist (ENG/CBET: materials science), Matt Dean (Molecular and Computational Biology): CAREER recipient (BIO/IOS: systems biology), and Philip Taylor: USC Dornsife Executive Director of Research Advancement and Federal Relations


Student-led Seminars

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 | 4:00-5:30pm

VKC 211

UF Ian Malave


Letters of Recommendation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

Ahmanson Center (ACB) Room 238

Instructors and TAs are asked to write letters of recommendation, and some requests present challenges to the writer. This workshop will use illustrative letters to highlight effective and ineffective practices.

CET Faculty Fellow Thomas Goodnight,CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Adam Bloch, LeeAnn Sangalang, and Danielle Williams


The TA/Faculty Dynamic Duo

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 | 12:00-1:00pm

Health Sciences Campus - PSC 104

This discussion will explore ways to enhance the TA/faculty partnership.

CET Faculty Fellows Dr. Michael Wincor & Dr. Theresa Woehrle; CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Lauren Cook & Sandy Lopez; Assistant Professors Sandy Eckel & Joel Milam;


Active Learning Workshop

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

Ahmanson Center (ACB) Room 238

CET Faculty Fellow Rachel Walker & CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Bo Jin, Edson Rodriguez, and LeeAnn Sangalang


Bradley/Chelsea manning: Soldier, Hacktivist, Leaker, Spy

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 | 4:00-5:30pm

SLH 100

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Making the Transition to Assistant Professor in the Sciences and Engineering

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

DML 240

Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Assistant Professor and Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering


Controlling Your Career Trajectory: Critical Issues for (Full-Time) Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 | 12:00-1:30pm

HNB 100

Discussion topics include: Opportunities for Non-Tenure Track Faculty in Governance and Service, Identifying Mentors and Creating Space for Scholarly Work, and Terms of Employment

Nick Stoubis, Dorine Lawrence-Hughes, Geoffrey Middlebrook, Zivia Sweeney, and Alison Trope


CETalks: Find the Perfect Major

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 | 6:00-7:20pm

Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) B28

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Controversy in the Classroom

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

DML 240

How do you, as a professor or TA, handle classroom discussion of morally or politically controversial issues?

-Doug Becker, Assistant Professor (Teaching) Of International Relations -Anthony Kammas, Assistant Professor (Teaching) Of Political Science -Steve Ross, Professor of History


Improvisation in the Classroom

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 | 12:00-1:30pm

Performance Cafe in Parkside

A conversation on the value of open-ended discussion and discovery across discipline.

CET FFs Dinah Lenney, Oliver Mayer, and TAF Susan Geffen


Into the Gray: How Business Matters in Medicine

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 | 4:30-5:50pm

ZHS 159

What does it really take to be a good physician? Embark on a journey through the life of a doctor.

Dr. Kathleen Allen, Dr. Jean-Jacquez Elbaz, and Tadeh Vartanian


Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative: Sharing Practices

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

DML 241

The Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative brings together USC faculty to learn from each other about using reflective, meditative, contemplative, or other similar elements in teaching.

Pablo Frasconi, Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts


Diversity and Communication in the Classroom

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

DML 240

Different cultural backgrounds and different ways of socialization lead to different communication styles. How can you be aware of this when leading class discussion?

- Deborah J. Natoli, Associate Professor (Teaching) and director of the professional doctorate program at USC Price School of Public Policy- G. Thomas Goodnight, Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies, USC Annenberg- Art Auerbach, Associate Professor (Teaching) of Political Science


Student-led Seminars

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 | 4:00-5:30pm

VKC 101

Reid Lidow: "On Being a Scientist: Where Relentless Curiosity Took Me" Robert Palmer: "You Have More Than You Think: Negativity, Gratitude, and Effective Interventions for Improving Well-Being"


Keeping Your Students Coming to Class: Adding Value in the Classroom

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 233

This event will address ways in which to add value for students who are present in the classroom, such as participation in debates, learning from peers, and other forms of direct response and engagement with the class content.

CET Faculty Fellows Erin Moore, Rachel Walker, and Teaching Assistant Fellow Bo Jin


Fifteen Weeks in Three Pages – what makes an effective syllabus

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

DML 233

Join us for a discussion of best practices in syllabus design. Seasoned faculty members will share their experiences, and we welcome you to share yours as well.

Kathy Besinque, Jessica Parr, and Nick Stoubis


What do Great teachers do? Research, Discussion, and Resources to Improve Your Students' Learning

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

ACB 238

Eleanor Tate Wendy Smith, Social Work: Tatiana Akishina, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Mark Redekopp, Viterbi - EE


Finding the Human in Digital Humanities: How Many Bytes Does It Take to Get to the Center

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 | 4:00-6:00pm

DML 240

The term “digital humanities” was coined a decade ago in acknowledgement of the influence of technological innovations on subjects of the humanities, and has since spread as a term incorporated by a growing number of departments, degree programs, research centers, and academic journals in the humanities across the country.

Kori Street, James Collins, and Mark C. Marino, and Holly Willis. Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, USC Shoah Foundation, and CET


CET-CST Joint Event - Leveraging the Web: Social Media for Students and Scholars

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Andrus Gerontology Center (GERO) Auditorium

Joint Event CET-CST: This event will address how USC undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty can utilize social media for personal branding as well as academic and professional development.

Joan Getman, Otto Khera, Virginia Kuhn, Carl Martellino, Geoffrey Middlebrook, and Clint Schaff


Teaching a DEN Class: Everything you need to know

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Electrical Engineering Building (EEB) 248

Come and listen to Center for Excellence in Teaching TA Fellows discuss teaching tips, tricks, tools and techniques to enhance your teaching of a DEN class.

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Elham Hemmat-Abiri, Bo Jin and Harsha Mylapilli along with Jairo Delgado


Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 | 5:30 - 7:00pm

THH 116

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Active Learning in the Large Classroom Setting

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240

The goal of this session is to discuss and demonstrate the use of active learning techniques while teaching students about the use of the mental status exam.

Michael Wincor, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy


Improve your Teaching Effectiveness - For Viterbi Faculty (Flipped Classroom)

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 | Noon - 1:30pm

EEB 248

http://tinyurl.com/vitflip

CET Faculty Fellows Krishna Nayak & Mark Redekopp


Student-led Seminars: Sparking Intellectual Curiosity at USC

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM

THH 102

UFs Nick Kosturos & Vivek Krishnamurthy


Get up, Stand up: Becoming a Better Public Speaker

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

HNB 100

Speaking in front of a group is the number one human fear; as Jay Leno once said, "I guess we’d rather be in the casket than delivering the eulogy." We'll provide tips on how to become a better public speaker in the classroom and in your professional work. You'll also have an opportunity to practice these techniques.

TAFs Lauren Cook, Justin Berry, and Susan Geffen


Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative - Mindfulness

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 | 12:30-1:45pm

MHP 105

The Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative brings together USC faculty from all disciplines several times each academic year to learn from each other about using reflective, meditative, contemplative, or other similar elements in teaching.

Allen Weiss, Professor of Marketing, Marshall School of Business


ITAP: Prepaing a Review Session Using Effective Presentation Techniques

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Ahmanson Center (ACB) Room 238

TAFs Canan Ipek, Bo Jin, David Li, and UF Joe Go


Preparing Annual Merit Review for Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 | 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) B27


Classroom Flipping - Session 2: Automated and Distributed Assessment

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 | 3pm to 4:30pm

HNB 100

Instructional Designer, Edward O'Neill; Clinical Professor for MAT@USC, Anthony Maddox; Engineering and Education Research Associate Professor Gisele Ragusa; CET Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor Krishna Nayak, CET Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor of Engineering Practice Mark Redekopp,


ITAP: Discussion Session Teaching Skills and Tips for Viterbi Graduate TAs

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 | 12:30-1:30pm

Ahmanson Center (ACB) Room 238

TAFs Elham Hemmat-Abiri, Bo Jin, & Harshavardhan Mylapilli along with International TA XiaoChen Li


Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics - 3 Part Seminar

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

HNB 100

This course explores the proper conduct of oneself as an academician and a scientist when doing research. NOTE: Three-part seminar

CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Executive Vice Provost, & Professor of Biological Sciences Michael Quick


Study Skills and Learning Strategies

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 | 4:30 - 5:20 pm

THH 213

CET Undergraduate Fellow Kate Arnold


Classroom Flipping - Session 1: What is it all about?

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 | 3pm to 4:30pm

HNB 100

CET Faculty Fellow & Professor Jack Halberstam, CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow Kathi Inman Berens, CET Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor Krishna Nayak, CET Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor of Engineering Practice Mark Redekopp, & Associate Professor of Engineering Jesse Yen.


Finding External Fellowships in the Sciences

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 | 12:30-1:30pm

Ahmanson Center (ACB) 238

Panel will discuss finding external fellowships in the sciences

Assistant Dean for Fellowships, Meredith Drake Reitan; Balyn Zaro, NSF Fellow, Dornsife Chemistry; Laura Bradley, Chemical Engineering, NSF Fellow; & Mark Torres, Earth Sciences, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations Graduate Fellow


Finding External Fellowships in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Thursday, Sept 26, 2013 | 12:30-1:30pm

Ahmanson Center (ACB) 238

Assistant Dean for Fellowships, Meredith Drake Reitan; Ellen O’Connor, NSF Fellow, Linguistics; & Matt Amato, Mellon/ACLS Fellow, Dornsife History


Taking Charge of Your Graduate Career

Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013 | Noon - 1:00pm

HNB 100

Learn about what students can do at all stages of their graduate career to have a more productive experience and shape themselves into competitive candidates for jobs.

CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs & Professor of Physics Gene Bickers, CET Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Krishna Nayak, CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Vice Provost for Graduate Programs, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures Sally Pratt, & CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow & Professor of Italian Margaret Rosenthal Moderated by: CET Faculty Fellow & Professor of Linguistics Rachel Walker


Overview of External Fellowships

Thursday, Sept 19, 2013 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm

DML 240

Panel will discuss the process for securing external fellowships

Assistant Dean for Fellowships, Meredith Drake Reitan; CET Faculty Fellow, Professor Annenberg School of Communication Thomas Goodnight; NSF Fellow, in Gerontology Allison Ponzio; & Mellon/ACLS Fellow, Priscilla Leiva in the Dornsife Department of American Studies and Ethnicity


Academic Careers Week - Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement

Thursday, Sept 12, 2013 | 12:30-2:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Best practices for formulating your teaching philosophy/research statements for an academic portfolio.

Distinguished Faculty Fellow Armand Tanguay, Jr.


Academic Careers Week - Instant Contact: How to Shine in One or Two Minutes on Your Interview Day

Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013 | Noon - 1:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Short presentation followed by moderated small-group mock ‘elevator’ talks.

CET Fellow Krishna Nayak along with other CET faculty fellows


Academic Careers Week - Negotiating the Job Offer

Tuesday, Sept 10, 2013 | 12:30-1:30pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

CET Distinguished Fellows Michael Quick & Bruce Zuckerman along with Jessica Cantiello, Lecturer, The Writing Program


Freshman Survival Guide

Tuesday, Sept 10, 2013 | 4:30-6pm

ACB 238

Come to our Freshman Survival Guide where a panel of experienced undergraduate students are willing to provide tips and tricks, as well as answer any questions you might have about making the most of your time at USC.

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Academic Careers Week - Writing your Cover Letter & CV

Monday, Sept 9, 2013 | Noon - 1pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Best practices for distinguishing yourself from other applicants.

CET Fellows


Syllabus and Course Design Workshop

Wednesday, Sept 4, 2013 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Ahmanson Center (ACB) 238

Workshop on best practices for designing a syllabus

FF Erin Moore, TAFs Ben Lennertz & Susan Geffen


International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP): Earning Your Students' Respect in the Classroom

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Ahmanson Center (ACB) - 238

Tips for how to establish your authority in your classroom and possible solutions to overcoming language and cultural barriers as an international teaching assistant.

CET TA Fellows Xiao He, Canan Ipek, Bo Jin, & David Li along with international TA XiaoChen Li


Contemplative Pedagogy Faculty Interest Group - Part 3

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 | 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Herklotz Room, G28 the Music Library in DML

Workshop on contemplative learning in a collaborative and theatrical environment.

James Collins II, USC Associate Professor of Classics + Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life


Undergraduate Forum: Make Your Voice Heard - Improve Undergraduate Education

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm

DML 233

Join us as we discuss what's working in the classroom and elements that could be refined or added to enhance students' educational experiences.

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Ethics, Politics and Economics in the 21st Century University: A Discussion

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 | Noon - 1:00pm

Herklotz Room, G28 the Music Library in DML

Please join us for a stimulating discussion about the future of the research university.

Faculty Fellow Jack Halberstam


How to Promote Yourself: Building a Personalized Webpage

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 | Noon - 1:00pm

Waite Phillips Hall (WPH B36)

Please join Kelly Houser for a hands-on interactive workshop on how to build personalized webpages.

Kelly Houser (Dornsife Technology Services)


The Case Against PowerPoint: Thinking Outside the Slides (@ HSC)

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Health Sciences Campus: PSC 104

Things to consider when selecting a lecture format, and alternate modalities to consider.

CET Faculty Fellows Dr. Michael Wincor & Dr. Theresa Woehrle, and CET Teaching Assistant Fellow Lauren Cook


Contemplative Pedagogy Faculty Interest Group - Part 2

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 | 12:30-2:00pm

DML 241

Workshop on contemplative learning in a collaborative and theatrical environment.

James Collins II, USC Associate Professor of Classics + Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life


Recharging Your Teaching Energy: What To Do When you Get Bored of Teaching Your Courses

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 | Noon - 1pm

HNB 100

What To Do When you Get Bored of Teaching Your Courses

Steven Ross, History; Phil Ethington, History; & Erin Moore, Anthropology


Making the Transition to Assistant Professor in the Humanities

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 | 12 -1:00pm

DML 240

Information will be provided by a new USC Ph.D. on making the transition from being a graduate student (or postdoc) to an assistant professor in the humanities

Professor Matthew Smith


Contemplative Pedagogy Faculty Interest Group - Part 1

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 | 12:30-2:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library Intellectual Commons Room 233

Workshop on contemplative learning in a collaborative and theatrical environment.

James Collins II, Jim Burklo & Others


Polymathic Undergraduate Workshop

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 | 5:00pm

DML 241

CET & Harmon Center for Polymathic Studies


Digital Media, Learning, and Empathy

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240

************A Conversation between Howard Gardner (Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang ************ RSVP: http://sfi.usc.edu/events/4511

Shoah Foundation with CET Co-sponsoring


Responding to Student Writing with GradeMark

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

ACB 238

Learn how GradeMark can streamline grading written assignments to enhance feedback provided to students.

Jeffrey Chisum of The Writing Program


Going Old School Using the Chalkboard Effectively for Teaching and Learning

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm

ACB - 238

Effective use of the chalkboard

CET Fellow Prof. Rachel Walker with CET Teaching Assistant Fellows: Canan Ipek and Bo Jin


Syllabus Design Workshop

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

DML 233

Ben Lennertz, Susan Geffen & Kasia Wasilewska


Tragic Ethics

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 | 4:00 PM

DML 240

Author Paul Woodruff to speak on his book: Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue

Paul Woodruff


Opening the Door to Office Hours

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 | 12:30-1:30pm

ACB 238

How to most effectively use office hours from both student and professor perspectives!


Group Projects: Trenchwork and Theory

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 | Noon - 1pm

DML 241 Polymathic Room

Discussion on how to get the most from group projects

Adam Kahn, Kasia Wasilewska, Lauren Cook & others


Managing Students in Crisis Situations

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 | 12:30-1:30pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240

Information on where to direct students in crisis

CET Fellow, Kathy Sullivan; Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Lynette Merriman; and Social Worker, Beth Kebschull


Now You Know: How to Get Undergraduate Research

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 | Noon - 1pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240

Hear from a panel of students and TAs with research experience and have the opportunity to speak with each panelist on how to find research opportunities.

TAF Susan Geffen, UFs Carson Lam, Nick Kosturos, Chris Corzett, and undergraduate Roselyn Spaan


Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics - 3 Part Seminar

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

HNB 100

This course explores the proper conduct of oneself as an academician and a scientist when doing research. NOTE: Three-part seminar

Executive Vice Provost, Michael Quick


International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP): Classroom Presentation 911

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

ACB 238

Workshop on easy-to-use techniques to deliver effective classroom presentations that help you engage your students.

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows


ACW - Drafting Your Teaching Philosophy & Research Statement

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 | 12:30 - 2:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240

Best practices for formulating your teaching philosophy and research statements for and academic portfolio.

Professor Armand Tanguay, Jr.


ACW - Negotitating An Academic Job Offer

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 | Noon - 1pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240

Learn to negotiate an academic job offer from new and experienced USC Faculty as well as from the Dornsife Vice Dean for Faculty and Research.

Dani Bryd, Vice Dean for Faculty and Research Bruce Zuckerman, Professor of Religion and CET Distinguished Fellow


ACW - Instant Contact: How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on Your Interview Day

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 | 12:30-1:30pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240

Short presentation on what to expect at an academic interview followed by the opportunity to practice one's "elevator talk" in a small setting.

Professor Steven Ross Small Groups led by USC faculty


Academic Careers Week (ACW) - Writing Your CV and Cover Letter

Monday, Oct 8, 2012 | Noon - 1pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240

Learn how to create an effective CV and Cover Letter for academic positions.

Prof. Tara McPherson


Active Learning: The Whys and Hows. A workshop for new and experienced instructors and TAs.

Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012 | 12:30pm

DML 240

CET Teaching Assistant Fellow Alida Liberman


International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP): Earning Your Students' Respect

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 | 12:30-1:30

Doheny Memorial Library, Intellectual Commons (IC) 233

Tips for how to establish your authority in your classroom and possible solutions to overcoming language and cultural barriers as an international teaching assistant.

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows


Facilitating Medium-Sized Groups

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Health Sciences Campus KAM B21/23

Dr. Win May and Dr. Terri Woehrle


Making the Transition from Graduate Student to Professor

Monday, Apr 9, 2012 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240

Special Guest USC P.h.D Michal Temkin Martinez of Boise State University


Active Learning Workshop (HSC)

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Health Sciences Campus, Sullivan Center CHP 157

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows


Active Learning Workshop (UPC)

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows


Game-Based Learning in Higher Education

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Grace Ford Salvatori (GFS) 106

Henry Jenkins, Holly Willis and Geoff Middlebrook


Achieving the Mission Statement: Cultivating Wisdom and Moral Discernment among USC Students

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240

Panel moderated by CET Faculty Fellow Ed Finegan


Now You Know: How to Get into Grad School

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

THH 212

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Grading Strategies for TAs and Instructors

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows


Now You Know: How to get Research

Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 233

CET Undergraduate Fellows Carson Lam, Joseph Go & Nadine Tan


Webinar for Adjunct Faculty - Were you and your students successful? Learning Outcomes

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online - Log in details at http://cet.usc.edu/webinars

CET Faculty Fellow Kathy Sullivan, Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy


Webinar for Adjunct Faculty - What is the Teaching/Learning Experience? Effective Teaching/Learning Classroom Strategies

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online - Log in details at http://cet.usc.edu/webinars

Wayne Glass, Professor (teaching) of International Relations


Interprofessional Healthcare: Preparing Health Professionals for 21st Century Practice

Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sullivan Center - CHP 157

CET Health Sciences & Health Professional Faculty Fellows


Part 2 of 4: Webinar Series for Adjunct Faculty - How will you get there? Syllabus is a Teacher/Student Contract

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Details at http://cet.usc.edu/webinars

CET Faculty Fellow Karen Sternheimer


Managing Students in Crisis Situations

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011 | Noon - 1pm

SOS B40

CET Faculty Fellows Karen Sternheimer and Kathy Sullivan with Beth Kebschull and others


GE Faculty - Student Meet & Greet

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 | 3:00 - 4:30pm

TBD

GE Faculty


A Teaching Philosophy Workshop

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 | Noon - 1pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

CET Teaching Assistant Fellow


Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics Seminar

Monday, Oct 24, 2011 | 3:30-5:30pm

WPH B28

USC's executive vice provost, Michael Quick


Who’s Talking? Learning by Actively Connecting with Others: A Learner-Centered Approach

Friday, Oct 21, 2011 | Noon - 1pm

KAM B21/23

CET Faculty Fellows Win May & Theresa Woehrle


Academic Careers Week - Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 | 12:30-1:30pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Distinguished Faculty Fellow Armand Tanguay, Jr.


Academic Careers Week - Negotiating the Job Offer

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 | Noon - 1pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

CET Distinguished Fellows Michael Quick & Bruce Zuckerman with Lacey Donohue


Academic Careers Week - Instant Contact: How to Shine in One or Two Minutes on Your Interview Day

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 | 12:30-1:30pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

CET Fellows


Academic Careers Week - Writing your Cover Letter & CV

Monday, Oct 17, 2011 | Noon - 1pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Professor Sally Pratt, vice provost for graduate programs and Viterbi Faculty


TA Training Follow-Up Chat

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 | Noon - 1:00pm & 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Login details at http://cet.usc.edu/ta_chat

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows


Webinar Series for Adjunct Faculty - Where are you going? Essentials of Course Design

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Details at http://cet.usc.edu/webinars

CET Faculty Fellow Kathy Sullivan


Regulating Laptops in the Classroom

Friday, Sept 30, 2011 | Noon - 1pm

Hedco Neuroscience Building HNB 100

CET Undergraduate Fellows James Green & Michelle Tomkoviczs


Strategies for the 21 st Century Classroom: Innovative Presentation Techniques

Tuesday, Sept 6, 2011 | 12:30-1:30pm

Leavey Library Auditorium

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Bryce Lowery & David Li


Freshman Survival Guide: Now You Know

Thursday, Sept 1, 2011 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Doheny Memorial Library

CET Undergraduate Fellows Rebecca Braun and Michelle Tomkoviczs


CETC - Teaching Calculus at USC (Round Two)

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 | 5:15pm to 6:30pm

VKC 156

Center for Excellence in Teaching Calculus - moderated by Sam Safadi


Developing Interdisciplinary Learning for Healthcare Professional Students

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 | 11:30AM to 1:00pm

Health Sciences Campus PSC 104

Steven Chen, Jo Marie Reilly, Donna Elliott, Win May, Theresa Woehrle, Rabia Malik, Melissa Durham, Melissa Kim, & Boram Lee


Alternate Careers for Humanities PhDs

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DML 233

Tara McPherson, Cinematic Arts


Making the Transition from Graduate Student to Professor

Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

DML 240

Omid Nohadani


Active Learning Workshop (HSC)

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Health Sciences Campus KAM B21/23

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows


Social Media in Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development

Friday, Apr 1, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

HNB 100

Geoff Middlebrook, Edward O’Neill, Vicki Callahan


Active Learning Workshop (UPC)

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

DML 240

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows


Competing with Facebook: Regulating Laptop Use in the Classroom

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DML 233

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Making the Grade

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

THH 210

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Breaking the Language Barrier

Friday, Mar 25, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ACB 238

CET Undergraduate Fellows


TA Training Followup: Online Chat with the CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online Chat room, check http://cet.usc.edu for more details

CET Teaching Assistant Fellows


Managing Students in Crisis Situations

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Health Sciences Campus KAM B21/23

Kathy Sullivan, Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy


Creating Assignments That Matter

Friday, Mar 4, 2011 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

ACB (west) 238

Geoff Middlebrook, John Holland, Jack Blum, Lacey Donohue


Interdisciplinary Teaching and Relevance in the Classroom

Friday, Feb 25, 2011 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

HNB 100

Geoff Middlebrook & CET Undergraduate Fellows


Encouraging Classroom Attendance

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

THH 119

CET Undergraduate Fellows


Writing Learning Objectives

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Health Sciences Campus KAM B21/23

Dr. Win May


Community and Service Learning

Friday, Feb 11, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ACB (west) 238

Geoff Middlebrook, Sarah Portnoy, Rose Layton, Lynn Dodd


Grading for TAs and ALs

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

ACB (West) 238

Steve Finkel, Molecular & Computational Biology


Earning Respect in the Classroom: Challenges for New Instructors

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

KAP 345

Karen Sternheimer, Sociology


Using Writing to Assess Critical Reasoning

Friday, Jan 28, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

HNB 100

Geoff Middlebrook, Richard Fliegel, John Holland, and Lacey Donohue


Want Student Based Interactive Learning? Get Simulations!

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

GFS 116

Wayne Glass, International Relations


Searching for Jobs in Industry

Friday, Jan 21, 2011 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Seaver Science Library (SSL) 150

Stephan Haas, Physics & Astronomy


How to Avoid Blowing the Most Important Talk of Your Life

Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Heritage Hall (HER) 110

Frank Corsetti, Earth Sciences & Tara McPherson, Cinematic Arts


Finding Jobs in Government

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

GFS 116

Wayne Glass, International Relations


Handling with Grade Complaints

Friday, Dec 3, 2010 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Seaver Science Library (SSL) 150

Stephan Haas, Professor, Physics & Astronomy


Challenges of Cross-Cultural Communication Between TA's and Undergraduates

Friday, Nov 12, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ACB 238

Sally Pratt


Town Hall: Grading

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Irani Hall (RRI) 101

Moderated by Steve Finkel


GE Faculty Student Meet & Greet

Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

LiteraTEA Cafe (Behind Doheny)

Various GE Faculty from all categories


Using Writing to Assess Critical Reasoning

Friday, Oct 22, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

HNB 100

Geoff Middlebrook


Managing Students in Crisis Situations

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

SOS B-40

Karen Sternheimer, Kathy Sullivan, Tita Rosenthal


Academic Careers Week - Negotiating an Academic Job Offer

Friday, Oct 8, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DML 240

Bruce Zuckerman, Michael Quick, Lacey Donohue


Academic Careers Week - Writing your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

DML 240

Armand Tanguay


Academic Careers Week - Writing your Cover Letter & CV

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DML 240

Tita Rosenthal, Alan Willner


Academic Careers Week - Instant Contact: How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on your Interview Day

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

DML 240

Frank Corsetti


Academic Careers Week - Searching for Academic Jobs

Monday, Oct 4, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DML 240

Brad Damare, Michelle Povinelli


Learning In LA: Integrating Service-learning and JEP into your Courses and Discussion Sections

Wednesday, Sept 29, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ACB 238

Co-Sponsored by JEP


Promoting Reflection in Your Students

Tuesday, Sept 28, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

KAM B21/23 (HSC)

Win May


Beyond Bullet Points: New Methods in PowerPoint (UPC)

Thursday, Sept 16, 2010 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

SOS B-40

Jeanine Yutani


Multimedia and YOU: Engaging Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

Wednesday, Sept 15, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

ACB 238

Katherine Sullivan


Beyond Bullet Points: New Methods in PowerPoint (HSC)

Thursday, Sept 9, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

KAM B21/23 (HSC)

Jeanine Yutani