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Upcoming Events


Wednesday, Sept 28, 2016

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ACW: Negotiating the Job Offer
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.
DML 240 | Noon-1:00pm
Presented by: CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Religion Bruce Zuckerman; Professor of Linguistics, Dani Byrd; and Viterbi Lecturer Andrew Goodney
Graduate Students

 

Thursday, Sept 29, 2016

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ACW: Drafting Your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement
How does one go about articulating a teaching philosophy and a research statement? How are these documents used by search committees?
DML 240 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
Presented by: Mark Schroeder, Professor of Philosophy & Alexander "Sandy" Sawchuk, Leonard Silverman Chair, of Electrical Engineering
Graduate Students

 

Thursday, Sept 29, 2016


Language Coordinators Meeting
THH 271 | 4-5pm
Presented by: Tatiana Akishina with Language Coordinators
Faculty Development
School Specific

 

Friday, Oct 7, 2016

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Language Faculty Book Club to Discuss: Language Program Evaluation, by John Norris
Discussion of "Language Program Evaluation" by John Norris
THH 271 (tentative) | Noon - 1pm
Presented by:
Faculty Development
School Specific

 

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016

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Active Learning Meet-Up: Collaborative Quizzes
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.
Herklotz Library - DML G28 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Instructional Designers - Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney
Faculty Development
Instructional Design

 

Friday, Oct 21, 2016

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Course Design for Student Success: Supporting Diverse Student Populations
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.
ACB 238 | Noon-1pm
Presented by: CET Instructional Designers - Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney
Faculty Development
Instructional Design

 

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016

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Tips on How to Manage Distracted Behavior in the Classroom: Student Perspectives
Hear from USC students and faculty on how to manage distracted behavior in the classroom
DML 233 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellow Ruth Chung, Rossier; CET Undergraduate Fellows Kshitij Kumar and Wilson Lin
Faculty Development

 

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

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Becoming Residential Faculty at USC: Best Practices & How to Apply for a Position
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.
Kaufmann 240 | Noon-1:00pm
Presented by: 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
Faculty Development

 

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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Active Learning Meet-Up: Turning a Guest Speaker into an Active-Learning Opportunity
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.
Herklotz Library DML G28 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Instructional Designers - Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney
Faculty Development
Instructional Design

 

Friday, Nov 11, 2016

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Course Design for Student Success: Minimizing Cheating
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.
ACB 238 | Noon-1pm
Presented by: CET Instructional Designers - Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney
Faculty Development
Instructional Design

 

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016

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The Science of Mindfulness: New Research
Learn about recent discoveries in medicine and psychology on how mind-body contemplative techniques can reduce stress and improve learning.
DML 233 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: Laura Baker, Professor of Psychology
Faculty Development

 

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

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Language Faculty Event: Why Play Games? Focus on Communication
THH 309 | 1pm - 2pm
Presented by: Tatiana Akishina, CET Faculty Fellow and Professor (Teaching) of Russian
Faculty Development
School Specific

 

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

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Language Faculty Book Club: Technology in Language Use, Language Teaching, and Language Learning, By Dorothy Chun, UCSB; Bryan Smith, ASU; Richard Kern, Berkeley
THH 271 | 2pm - 3pm
Presented by: TBA
Faculty Development
School Specific

 

Previous Events - 2016

Date Event Information

Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016


ACW: Instant Contact How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on Your Interview Day
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.
DML 240 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow & Professor of History, Steven Ross

 

Monday, Sept 26, 2016


Academic Careers Week (ACW): Writing Your Cover Letter & CV
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.
DML 240 | Noon-1pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellow & Professor of Linguistics Rachel Walker, & CET Distinguished Fellow & Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Najm Meshkati

 

Friday, Sept 23, 2016


Course Design for Student Success: Increasing Student Motivation
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.
ACB 238 | Noon-1:00pm
Presented by: CET Instructional Designers - Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney

 

Thursday, Sept 22, 2016


Blackboard in Teaching Languages: Possibilities and Tools
THH B6 (basement) | Noon -1:30pm
Presented by: Carl Kuzmich, Blackboard Instructional Support and Analytics Consultant

 

Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016


Diversity in the Classroom: A Workshop for New TAs (repeat offering)
A workshop on improving sensitivity to issues of diversity in grading practices, course material selection, and the classroom environment.
DML 240 | Noon-1pm
Presented by: 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)

 

Tuesday, Sept 20, 2016


Diversity in the Classroom: A Workshop for New TAs (first offering)
A workshop on improving sensitivity to issues of diversity in grading practices, course material selection, and the classroom environment.
DML 233 | 5pm-6pm
Presented by: CET TA Fellows, Rima Basu (Philosophy), Leslie Berntsen (Psychology), Sharla Berry (Urban Education Policy), Paymaneh Malihi (Molecular Biology), Lizette Solorzano (Sociology), Kari Storla (Communication)

 

Tuesday, Sept 20, 2016


Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom: How to Get Started
What are some best practices for applying contemplative techniques to student learning? USC instructors will share from their experience.
DML 233 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: David C. Albertson Associate Professor of Religion; Rafael C. Angulo, Clinical Professor, School of Social Work; Jim Burklo, Associate Dean, Religious Life;

 

Thursday, Sept 15, 2016


Topics for TAs - Micro-Slice Teaching Workshop
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!
DML 233 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET TA Fellows Kari Storla, Lauren Weindling, and DJ Gonzales

 

Wednesday, Sept 14, 2016


Faculty Development in the Professional Schools: Approaches for Fostering Effective Teaching & Learning
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
ACC 310 | Noon-1pm
Presented by: Lybby Carroll, Gould School of Law; Marion Philadelphia, Marshall School of Business; & Ken Yates, Rossier School of Education

 

Tuesday, Sept 13, 2016


Ongoing Experiments in Active Learning
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.
NEW location: Dauterive Hall (VPD) 105 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: 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)

 

Thursday, Sept 8, 2016


Workshop for International TAs (repeat offering)
ACB 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Fellows

 

Wednesday, Sept 7, 2016


Workshop for International TAs (first offering)
DML 240 | 5pm-6pm
Presented by: CET Fellows

 

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016


Spotting Students in Crisis and What to Do: Program for Librarians
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?
DML 240 | noon -1:30pm
Presented by: Dr. Quade French, Clinical Staff Psychologist, USC Engemann Student Health Center

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


NSF CAREER Award Educational Outreach Workshop
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.
Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute (LHI) 307 Olah Library | Noon -1:30pm
Presented by: 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

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Facebook for Informal Language Learning - Perceptions of University Language Students
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.
THH 217 | noon - 1:30pm
Presented by: Dr. Antonie Alm, Ph.D.

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Teaching with and Without Technology Conference
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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GFS 106 | 8:30am - 12:00pm
Presented by: The Center for Excellence in Teaching. Plenary Speaker: Robert A. Bjork, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA

 

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016


Peer Observation of Teaching: Formative Feedback (for Viterbi Faculty)
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.
ACB 238 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: Mark Redekopp (Viterbi), Krishna Nayak (Viterbi), and Ruth Chung (Rossier); Co-Sponsored by Viterbi-DEE

 

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016


Best Practices in Teaching Foreign Languages - Beyond the Interpretive Mode and Reading Manga
Natalie Burle Beyond the Interpretive Mode: Cognitive Engagement in Reading Fiction in a Foreign Language. Mayumi Ikeda Reading Manga: Engaging Students in Narration
THH 271 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presented by: Natalie Burle and Mayumi Ikeda

 

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016


Identifying and Referring Students with Stress Disorders
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.
LHI 307 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: Elizabeth Reyes, Ph.D., Assoc. Director, Clinical Services and Operations Student Counseling Services

 

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016


Contemplative Pedagogy Event: Sharing Classroom Practices
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.
URC 108 | noon - 1:30pm
Presented by: Rev. Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life

 

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016


Thinking Beyond the Classroom: Tools for Uniting Activism and Learning
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.
VKC 101 | 6:00 - 7:00pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Friday, Apr 1, 2016


Course Design for Student Success: Reducing anxiety with transparent grading - Part 3
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.
ACB 238 | noon - 1:00pm
Presented by: CET Instructional Designers: Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney

 

Monday, Mar 28, 2016


The Arc of Academic Life: What to Expect Along the Journey from Graduate School to Tenure
What to Expect Along the Journey from Graduate School to Tenure.
ACB 238 | 12:00 - 1:00pm
Presented by: Speaker: George Sanchez, Vice Dean for Diversity & Strategic Initiatives at Dornsife College & Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity & History

 

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016


Managing Classroom Distraction from Cell Phones and Laptops
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
Herklotz Music Library in DML - G28 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Fellows Ruth Chung (Rossier) & Mark Redekopp (Viterbi)

 

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016


Speak with Confidence: How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills (for undergraduates)
VKC 158 | 5:30 - 6:20pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016


Teaching Controversy: Setting Yourself Up For Success
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.
DML 240 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: 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

 

Friday, Mar 4, 2016


Course Design for Student Success: Evaluating learning with diverse assessments
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.
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 | 12:00-1:00pm
Presented by: CET Instructional Designers: Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney

 

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016


Setting and Maintaining Academic and Behavioral Expectations in the Classroom
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.
ACB 238 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Fellow Ruth Chung, Rossier faculty Julie Slayton

 

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016


Reinventing Healthcare: An Exploration of Healthcare Professions
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.
VKC 101 | 4:00 - 5:00pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows & special guests

 

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016


Technology in the Classroom (for undergraduates)
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.
VKC 150 | 4:00 - 5:00pm
Presented by:

 

Friday, Feb 5, 2016


Course Design for Student Success: Setting milestones for your course
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.
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: CET Instructional Designers, Katie Guevara & Bob Sweeney

 

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016


Contemplative Pedagogy Event: Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
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.
DML 233 | noon - 1pm
Presented by: David Albertson (associate professor of religion) and Mark Weinstein (associate professor of finance and business economics)

 

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016


TA Fellow Office Hours
The Teaching Assistant Fellows from the Center for Excellence in Teaching are here to answer your questions.
LiteraTea Café -Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Nazarian Pavilion Courtyard | 3:00 - 5:00pm
Presented by: CET TA Fellows

 

Friday, Jan 29, 2016


Time-Saving Tips for Efficient and Effective TAing
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.
DML 240 | noon - 1pm
Presented by: CET TA Fellows Paymaneh Malihi (Molecular Biology) & Danielle Williams (Public Policy & Management)

 

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016


Making the Most of Your Time
To be determined | 5:30 - 6:30pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Friday, Jan 15, 2016


Creating Engaging Videos with Zaption
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.
ACB 238 | noon - 1:30pm
Presented by: Curtis Wang, Instructional Designer (Centralized), Sol Price School of Public Policy

 

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016


Making the Most of Your First Day of Class
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.
DML 241 | 11am - 12:30pm
Presented by: CET TA Fellows Aaron Veek (Philosophy), George Carstocea (Cinema & Media Studies), & Leslie Berntsen (Psychology)

 

2015

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Friday, Dec 4, 2015


Mentoring & Being Mentored: Best Practices for Tenured & Tenure-track Health Sciences Faculty (HSC)
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.
Norris Topping Tower (NTT) 7409 | 10:30am - noon
Presented by: 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

 

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015


From TA to Prof: Making the Transition from Graduate Student to Assistant Professor
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.
DML 240 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: Ann Owens (Assistant Professor of Sociology), Mark Phillips (Assistant Professor of Public Policy)

 

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015


Peer Observation of Teaching as a Tool for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness
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.
DML 240 | 12:00-1:00pm
Presented by: 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

 

Friday, Nov 20, 2015


Streamline the Grading Process
Discover how faculty can make their grading faster and fairer.
ACB 238 | noon - 1:30pm
Presented by: 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)

 

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015


Best Practices in Mentoring Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty: A Forum for Mentors And Mentees (UPC)
The first meeting. Resources for new and experienced faculty. Formulating intermediate and long-range plans: what matters - and what doesn't.
DML 233 | Noon - 1:00pm
Presented by: 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

 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015


Making the Most of Your First Day of Class
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.
ACB 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET TA Fellows Aaron Veek (Philosophy), George Carstocea (Cinema & Media Studies), & Leslie Berntsen (Psychology)

 

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015


Technology in the Classroom
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!
ACB 238 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: Ann Owens (Associate Professor of Sociology), Virginia Kuhn (Associate Professor of Cinema Practice), Brett Sheehan (Professor of History)

 

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015


Best Practices In Mentoring NTT Faculty: A Forum for Mentors and Mentees
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.
DML 240 - new location | Noon - 1:00pm
Presented by: 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.

 

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015


College Stress Relief: What Every Student Should Know
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.
KAP 163 | 4-5pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015


Instructor Well-Being & Teaching Effectiveness
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.
DML 241 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: James Henderson Collins & John Gaspari, Executive Director of the Center for Work and Family Life

 

Friday, Oct 30, 2015


Effectively Manage Group Work
Discover practical techniques for managing student groups and groupwork.
DML 240 | noon - 1:30pm
Presented by: Erna Smith, Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism; and Lisa Vebber, Faculty (Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism)

 

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015


Keys to Successful Mentoring: A Forum for Mentors and Mentees
A free discussion on mentoring with several of the most decorated faculty mentors on campus.
ACB 238 | noon - 1pm
Presented by: 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

 

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015


Office Hours for TAs
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!
LiteraTea Cafe in Doheny Memorial Library (DML) | 3-4:30pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

 

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015


Igniting Your Path at USC
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.
ACB 238 | 4:30-5:30pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Friday, Oct 16, 2015


CET Instructional Design October Meet-up: Computer Science Capstone
ACB 238 | noon - 1:30pm
Presented by: Jeffrey Miller, Associate Professor of Engineering Practice, Computer Science; Ryan Best, Director of Instructional Technology, Rossier School of Education

 

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015


CET Presents: Study Skills
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.
HNB 100 | 4pm-5pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellow Wilson Lin

 

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015


Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement
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.
Doheny Memorial Library - DML 241 | 12:30-2:00pm
Presented by: 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

 

Monday, Sept 28, 2015


Writing your Cover Letter & CV
Insight into what faculty look for when they review cover letters and CVs.
Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240 | noon-1:00pm
Presented by: Rachel Walker Professor of Linguistics, CET Faculty Fellow & Geoff Spedding Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow

 

Friday, Sept 25, 2015


Mentoring Panel for Full-Time Dornsife NTT Teaching Faculty on Promotion
A candid panel discussion and Q&A about promotion in rank for Dornsife NTT teaching faculty members.
HNB 100 | noon - 1:30pm
Presented by: 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

 

Monday, May 11, 2015


NTT - Teaching Faculty Evaluation & Promotion Processes for the Viterbi School
The Center for Excellence in Teaching invites you to a workshop on the NTT-Teaching Faculty Evaluation & Promotion Processes for the Viterbi School.
EEB 248 | noon-12:30pm
Presented by: Timothy Pinkston, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs; Mike Crowley, Directory Information Technology Program (ITP); Gaurav Sukhatme, Chair, Appointment, Promotions, & Tenure Committee (APT)

 

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015


Increased Voter Participation in LA
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.
University Religious Center Fishbowl (URC) | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: 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

 

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015


Paul Woodruff: "Leadership, Education, and Compassion" USC Levan Distinguished Lecture
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.
Seaver Science Library (SSL) 150 | 5:00-6:00pm - Reception to follow
Presented by: Paul Woodruff RSVP: http://bit.ly/1GlBAVc

 

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015


How to Forge a Successful Non-Traditional Teaching Career
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.
ACB 238 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: 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

 

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015


The Art of Scientific Presentations
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.
DML 240 | 12:30 - 2:00pm
Presented by: 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

 

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015


The Commercial Creative: Uncovering Artistry in Your Academic Career
The Commercial Creative: Uncovering Artistry in Your Academic Career
ACB 238 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Monday, Mar 30, 2015


What makes a great TA?--From the Student's Perspective
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.
GFS 223 | noon - 1 PM
Presented by: 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).

 

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015


Controversy in the Classroom
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.
ACB 238 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: 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

 

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015


The Dynamic Diploma: What Can You Do with Yours?
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.
WPH 206 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Presented by: Vivek Krishnamurthy (graduated December 2015 Business Administration)

 

Friday, Mar 6, 2015


Learning in the City, Part II: Community Collaborations
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.
HNB 100 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presented by: 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)

 

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015


More than a Grader: A TA's Guide to Engaging Students Inside and Outside the Classroom
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.
HNB 100 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: CET TA Fellows: Danielle Williams (Public School) and LeeAnn Sangalang (Annenberg School)

 

Monday, Mar 2, 2015


Now you Know: How to Approach Faculty
Now You Know-Series for undergraduate students. CET undergraduate fellows will discuss ways to connect with faculty to enrich the undergraduate experience.
GFS 222 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Presented by: Kate Arnold (Neuroscience and Medical Antrhopology), Professor Gail Borden (Architecture), Chris Reimann (Biochemistry)

 

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015


Beyond Google: Navigating Online Research
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.
GFS 222 | 5:30-7:00pm
Presented by: CET undergraduate fellow Tiffany Dayemo along with USC librarians Carolyn Gardner & Robert Labaree

 

Friday, Feb 20, 2015


Flipped Classroom and Engaged Learning Followup Session for Viterbi Faculty
Followup event to last year’s Viterbi Flipped classroom event
TBD | 11:00am-12:30pm
Presented by: Mark Redekopp, Krishna Nayak

 

Monday, Feb 2, 2015


Developing You, the Student
GFS 223 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015


The TA/Faculty Partnership: Surviving and Thriving
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.
ACB 238 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Presented by: 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)

 

Monday, Jan 26, 2015


Summertime Scholarship: A Guide to Summer Opportunities through USC
A Guide to Summer Opportunities through USC
GFS 207 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Presented by:

 

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015


The Charlie Hebdo Murders: Where From Here?
An afternoon of learning and dialogue
MHP 101 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presented by: 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

 

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015


Evaluating Faculty Evaluations
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.
DML 233 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
Presented by: Oliver Mayer, Associate Professor of Dramatic Writing; Stephen Bradforth, Professor of Chemistry; John Silvester, Professor of Electrical Engineering & President of the USC Academic Senate

 

Monday, Sept 29, 2014


Instant Contact: How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on your Interview Day
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!
Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellows

 

2014

Date Event Information

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014


Why’s and How’s of Flipped Classroom Instruction
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.
WPH 403 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: Ruth Chung, CET Faculty Fellow, Kim Hirabayashi, and Helena Seli from Rossier School of Education

 

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014


Teaching Portfolios for Postdocs
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.
ACB 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: Lessa Grunenfelder (Networking Chair, Postdoctoral Association) and Leslie Berntsen (TA Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Psychology)

 

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014


Comedy in the Classroom
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.
ACB 238 | 12:00-1:00pm
Presented by: Thomas Gustafson, Associate Professor, English; Edwin McCann, Professor, Philosophy; Tom Seifrid, Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures; Molly Pulda, Postdoctural Scholar, English;

 

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014


Workshop on Preparing a Review Session
ACB 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Elham Hemmat-Abiri, Chih-Chieh Hsu, Adam Bloch, Leslie Berntsen & Bo Jin

 

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014


Student-Led Seminars
THH 118 | 4 - 5pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014


Anxiety in the Classroom
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.
ACB 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Alida Liberman, Leslie Berntsen, CET Faculty Fellow Oliver Mayer, and Rev. Jim Burklo with the USC Office of Religious Life

 

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014


Now You Know How to Get Research
VKC 154 | 5 - 6pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014


Workshop: Leading an Effective Discussion Session
Description: "Are you a good discussion leader? do you like to lead effective discussion classes?... Come, learn and share your experience with others"
ACB 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Elham Hemmat-Abiri, Chih-Chieh Hsu, & CET Faculty Fellow Rachel Walker

 

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014


Creating Memories: Learning Outside the Classroom
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.
ACB 238 | 12:00-1:00pm
Presented by: Faculty Fellows Tatiana Akishina, Oliver Mayer, and Erin Moore

 

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014


Active Learning Series: Designing Active Learning Activities
ACB 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Stephen Bero, Chih-Chieh Hsu, and LeeAnn Sangalang

 

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014


Graduate School: The STEM Major Approach
Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on how to properly prepare for graduate school.
VKC 100 | 3:30 - 4:30pm
Presented by: 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)

 

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014


Teaching an Engineering DEN class
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.
EEB 248 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by:

 

Friday, Oct 17, 2014


Learning in the City: Los Angeles
This multi-disciplinary panel targets varied pedagogical methods for engaging Los Angeles as a tool for learning.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | 12:00-1:00pm
Presented by: 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

 

Monday, Oct 13, 2014


Documentary film screening and panel discussion about the challenges of caring for the aging LGBT population
USC’s Davis School of Gerontology is hosting a special event on LGBT and being LGBT throughout the life span.
Gerontology Auditorium | 6:00 -8:00pm
Presented by: Dr. Brian de Vries

 

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014


Academic Careers Week - Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement
Best practices for formulating your teaching philosophy/research statements for an academic portfolio.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | 12:30-2:00pm
Presented by: CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow Armand Tanguay, Jr.

 

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014


Academic Careers Week - Instant Contact: How to Shine in One or Two Minutes on Your Interview Day
Short presentation followed by moderated small-group mock ‘elevator’ talks.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | Noon - 1:00pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellow Krishna Nayak

 

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014


Academic Careers Week - Negotiating the Job Offer
Learn to negotiate the academic job offer from faculty and USC‘s executive vice provost.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: Vice Dean Dani Byrd and CET Distinguished Fellow Bruce Zuckerman along with Jessica Cantiello, Lecturer, The Writing Program

 

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014


Graduate School: The Defining Experience
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.
GFS 116 | 5-6pm
Presented by:

 

Monday, Oct 6, 2014


Academic Careers Week - Writing your Cover Letter & CV
Best practices for distinguishing yourself from other applicants.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellow Erin Moore and CET Distinguished Fellow Geoff Spedding

 

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014


Study Skills
Come learn about effective study strategies and find out how to maximize your studying.
VKC 261 | 4 - 5pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellow Kate Arnold

 

Thursday, Sept 25, 2014


Mindfulness in the Classroom: Implementing the University-Wide Initiative
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 233 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by:

 

Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014


Student-Led Seminars
Join us for our first student-led seminar of the semester: An evening of dynamic presentations, engaging discussion, and free pizza!
VKC 154 | 4 - 5pm
Presented by: 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

 

Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014


Taking Your Class Domestic: Everything You Need to Know but Never Thought to Ask
On-site learning opportunities are a great way for students to apply course content to the real world.
DML 240 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: Professor Michael Thom

 

Friday, Sept 12, 2014


Full-Time Dornsife NTT Teaching Faculty: A Program to Mentor and Answer your Questions
You are invited to a candid panel discussion and Q&A about promotion in rank for Dornsife NTT faculty members.
HNB 100 | 12:00-1:30pm
Presented by: 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

 

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014


NSF Grantsmanship Education/Outreach Workshop
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.
Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute (LHI 307) Olah Library | noon - 1:00pm
Presented by: 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

 

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014


Student-led Seminars
VKC 211 | 4:00-5:30pm
Presented by: UF Ian Malave

 

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014


Letters of Recommendation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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.
Ahmanson Center (ACB) Room 238 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellow Thomas Goodnight,CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Adam Bloch, LeeAnn Sangalang, and Danielle Williams

 

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014


The TA/Faculty Dynamic Duo
This discussion will explore ways to enhance the TA/faculty partnership.
Health Sciences Campus - PSC 104 | 12:00-1:00pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellows Dr. Michael Wincor & Dr. Theresa Woehrle; CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Lauren Cook & Sandy Lopez; Assistant Professors Sandy Eckel & Joel Milam;

 

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014


Active Learning Workshop
Ahmanson Center (ACB) Room 238 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellow Rachel Walker & CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Bo Jin, Edson Rodriguez, and LeeAnn Sangalang

 

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014


Bradley/Chelsea manning: Soldier, Hacktivist, Leaker, Spy
SLH 100 | 4:00-5:30pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Monday, Mar 31, 2014


Making the Transition to Assistant Professor in the Sciences and Engineering
DML 240 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presented by: Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Assistant Professor and Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Friday, Mar 28, 2014


Controlling Your Career Trajectory: Critical Issues for (Full-Time) Non-Tenure Track Faculty
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
HNB 100 | 12:00-1:30pm
Presented by: Nick Stoubis, Dorine Lawrence-Hughes, Geoffrey Middlebrook, Zivia Sweeney, and Alison Trope

 

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014


CETalks: Find the Perfect Major
Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) B28 | 6:00-7:20pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014


Controversy in the Classroom
How do you, as a professor or TA, handle classroom discussion of morally or politically controversial issues?
DML 240 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: -Doug Becker, Assistant Professor (Teaching) Of International Relations -Anthony Kammas, Assistant Professor (Teaching) Of Political Science -Steve Ross, Professor of History

 

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014


Improvisation in the Classroom
A conversation on the value of open-ended discussion and discovery across discipline.
Performance Cafe in Parkside | 12:00-1:30pm
Presented by: CET FFs Dinah Lenney, Oliver Mayer, and TAF Susan Geffen

 

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014


Into the Gray: How Business Matters in Medicine
What does it really take to be a good physician? Embark on a journey through the life of a doctor.
ZHS 159 | 4:30-5:50pm
Presented by: Dr. Kathleen Allen, Dr. Jean-Jacquez Elbaz, and Tadeh Vartanian

 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014


Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative: Sharing Practices
The Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative brings together USC faculty to learn from each other about using reflective, meditative, contemplative, or other similar elements in teaching.
DML 241 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: Pablo Frasconi, Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts

 

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014


Diversity and Communication in the Classroom
Different cultural backgrounds and different ways of socialization lead to different communication styles. How can you be aware of this when leading class discussion?
DML 240 | 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presented by: - 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

 

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014


Student-led Seminars
VKC 101 | 4:00-5:30pm
Presented by: 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"

 

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014


Keeping Your Students Coming to Class: Adding Value in the Classroom
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.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 233 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellows Erin Moore, Rachel Walker, and Teaching Assistant Fellow Bo Jin

 

Friday, Feb 21, 2014


Fifteen Weeks in Three Pages – what makes an effective syllabus
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.
DML 233 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presented by: Kathy Besinque, Jessica Parr, and Nick Stoubis

 

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014


What do Great teachers do? Research, Discussion, and Resources to Improve Your Students' Learning
ACB 238 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Presented by: Eleanor Tate Wendy Smith, Social Work: Tatiana Akishin, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Mark Redekopp, Viterbi - EE

 

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014


Finding the Human in Digital Humanities: How Many Bytes Does It Take to Get to the Center
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.
DML 240 | 4:00-6:00pm
Presented by: 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

 

Friday, Feb 14, 2014


CET-CST Joint Event - Leveraging the Web: Social Media for Students and Scholars
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.
Andrus Gerontology Center (GERO) Auditorium | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Presented by: Joan Getman, Otto Khera, Virginia Kuhn, Carl Martellino, Geoffrey Middlebrook, and Clint Schaff

 

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014


Teaching a DEN Class: Everything you need to know
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.
Electrical Engineering Building (EEB) 248 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Elham Hemmat-Abiri, Bo Jin and Harsha Mylapilli along with Jairo Delgado

 

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014


Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
THH 116 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Friday, Jan 31, 2014


Active Learning in the Large Classroom Setting
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.
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presented by: Michael Wincor, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

 

Friday, Jan 24, 2014


Improve your Teaching Effectiveness - For Viterbi Faculty (Flipped Classroom)
http://tinyurl.com/vitflip
EEB 248 | Noon - 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellows Krishna Nayak & Mark Redekopp

 

2013

Date Event Information

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013


Student-led Seminars: Sparking Intellectual Curiosity at USC
THH 102 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Presented by: UFs Nick Kosturos & Vivek Krishnamurthy

 

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013


Get up, Stand up: Becoming a Better Public Speaker
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.
HNB 100 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presented by: TAFs Lauren Cook, Justin Berry, and Susan Geffen

 

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013


Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative - Mindfulness
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.
MHP 105 | 12:30-1:45pm
Presented by: Allen Weiss, Professor of Marketing, Marshall School of Business

 

Monday, Nov 18, 2013


ITAP: Prepaing a Review Session Using Effective Presentation Techniques
Ahmanson Center (ACB) Room 238 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presented by: TAFs Canan Ipek, Bo Jin, David Li, and UF Joe Go

 

Friday, Nov 15, 2013


Preparing Annual Merit Review for Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) B27 | 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Presented by:

 

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013


Classroom Flipping - Session 2: Automated and Distributed Assessment
HNB 100 | 3pm to 4:30pm
Presented by: 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,

 

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013


ITAP: Discussion Session Teaching Skills and Tips for Viterbi Graduate TAs
Ahmanson Center (ACB) Room 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: TAFs Elham Hemmat-Abiri, Bo Jin, & Harshavardhan Mylapilli along with International TA XiaoChen Li

 

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013


Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics - 3 Part Seminar
This course explores the proper conduct of oneself as an academician and a scientist when doing research. NOTE: Three-part seminar
HNB 100 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Presented by: CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Executive Vice Provost, & Professor of Biological Sciences Michael Quick

 

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013


Study Skills and Learning Strategies
THH 213 | 4:30 - 5:20 pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellow Kate Arnold

 

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013


Classroom Flipping - Session 1: What is it all about?
HNB 100 | 3pm to 4:30pm
Presented by: 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.

 

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013


Finding External Fellowships in the Sciences
Panel will discuss finding external fellowships in the sciences
Ahmanson Center (ACB) 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: 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

 

Thursday, Sept 26, 2013


Finding External Fellowships in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Ahmanson Center (ACB) 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: Assistant Dean for Fellowships, Meredith Drake Reitan; Ellen O’Connor, NSF Fellow, Linguistics; & Matt Amato, Mellon/ACLS Fellow, Dornsife History

 

Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013


Taking Charge of Your Graduate Career
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.
HNB 100 | Noon - 1:00pm
Presented by: 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

 

Thursday, Sept 19, 2013


Overview of External Fellowships
Panel will discuss the process for securing external fellowships
DML 240 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Presented by: 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

 

Thursday, Sept 12, 2013


Academic Careers Week - Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement
Best practices for formulating your teaching philosophy/research statements for an academic portfolio.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | 12:30-2:00pm
Presented by: Distinguished Faculty Fellow Armand Tanguay, Jr.

 

Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013


Academic Careers Week - Instant Contact: How to Shine in One or Two Minutes on Your Interview Day
Short presentation followed by moderated small-group mock ‘elevator’ talks.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | Noon - 1:00pm
Presented by: CET Fellow Krishna Nayak along with other CET faculty fellows

 

Tuesday, Sept 10, 2013


Academic Careers Week - Negotiating the Job Offer
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Distinguished Fellows Michael Quick & Bruce Zuckerman along with Jessica Cantiello, Lecturer, The Writing Program

 

Tuesday, Sept 10, 2013


Freshman Survival Guide
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.
ACB 238 | 4:30-6pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Monday, Sept 9, 2013


Academic Careers Week - Writing your Cover Letter & CV
Best practices for distinguishing yourself from other applicants.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: CET Fellows

 

Wednesday, Sept 4, 2013


Syllabus and Course Design Workshop
Workshop on best practices for designing a syllabus
Ahmanson Center (ACB) 238 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Presented by: FF Erin Moore, TAFs Ben Lennertz & Susan Geffen

 

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013


International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP): Earning Your Students' Respect in the Classroom
Tips for how to establish your authority in your classroom and possible solutions to overcoming language and cultural barriers as an international teaching assistant.
Ahmanson Center (ACB) - 238 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presented by: CET TA Fellows Xiao He, Canan Ipek, Bo Jin, & David Li along with international TA XiaoChen Li

 

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013


Contemplative Pedagogy Faculty Interest Group - Part 3
Workshop on contemplative learning in a collaborative and theatrical environment.
Herklotz Room, G28 the Music Library in DML | 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Presented by: James Collins II, USC Associate Professor of Classics + Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life

 

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013


Undergraduate Forum: Make Your Voice Heard - Improve Undergraduate Education
Join us as we discuss what's working in the classroom and elements that could be refined or added to enhance students' educational experiences.
DML 233 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013


Ethics, Politics and Economics in the 21st Century University: A Discussion
Please join us for a stimulating discussion about the future of the research university.
Herklotz Room, G28 the Music Library in DML | Noon - 1:00pm
Presented by: Faculty Fellow Jack Halberstam

 

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013


How to Promote Yourself: Building a Personalized Webpage
Please join Kelly Houser for a hands-on interactive workshop on how to build personalized webpages.
Waite Phillips Hall (WPH B36) | Noon - 1:00pm
Presented by: Kelly Houser (Dornsife Technology Services)

 

Friday, Apr 5, 2013


The Case Against PowerPoint: Thinking Outside the Slides (@ HSC)
Things to consider when selecting a lecture format, and alternate modalities to consider.
Health Sciences Campus: PSC 104 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellows Dr. Michael Wincor & Dr. Theresa Woehrle, and CET Teaching Assistant Fellow Lauren Cook

 

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013


Contemplative Pedagogy Faculty Interest Group - Part 2
Workshop on contemplative learning in a collaborative and theatrical environment.
DML 241 | 12:30-2:00pm
Presented by: James Collins II, USC Associate Professor of Classics + Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life

 

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013


Recharging Your Teaching Energy: What To Do When you Get Bored of Teaching Your Courses
What To Do When you Get Bored of Teaching Your Courses
HNB 100 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: Steven Ross, History; Phil Ethington, History; & Erin Moore, Anthropology

 

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013


Making the Transition to Assistant Professor in the Humanities
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
DML 240 | 12 -1:00pm
Presented by: Professor Matthew Smith

 

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013


Contemplative Pedagogy Faculty Interest Group - Part 1
Workshop on contemplative learning in a collaborative and theatrical environment.
Doheny Memorial Library Intellectual Commons Room 233 | 12:30-2:00pm
Presented by: James Collins II, Jim Burklo & Others

 

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013


Polymathic Undergraduate Workshop
DML 241 | 5:00pm
Presented by: CET & Harmon Center for Polymathic Studies

 

Monday, Feb 11, 2013


Digital Media, Learning, and Empathy
************A Conversation between Howard Gardner (Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang ************ RSVP: http://sfi.usc.edu/events/4511
Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
Presented by: Shoah Foundation with CET Co-sponsoring

 

Friday, Feb 8, 2013


Responding to Student Writing with GradeMark
Learn how GradeMark can streamline grading written assignments to enhance feedback provided to students.
ACB 238 | 2:00pm-3:00pm
Presented by: Jeffrey Chisum of The Writing Program

 

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013


Going Old School Using the Chalkboard Effectively for Teaching and Learning
Effective use of the chalkboard
ACB - 238 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Fellow Prof. Rachel Walker with CET Teaching Assistant Fellows: Canan Ipek and Bo Jin

 

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013


Syllabus Design Workshop
DML 233 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presented by: Ben Lennertz, Susan Geffen & Kasia Wasilewska

 

2012

Date Event Information

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012


Tragic Ethics
Author Paul Woodruff to speak on his book: Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue
DML 240 | 4:00 PM
Presented by: Paul Woodruff

 

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012


Opening the Door to Office Hours
How to most effectively use office hours from both student and professor perspectives!
ACB 238 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by:

 

Monday, Nov 5, 2012


Group Projects: Trenchwork and Theory
Discussion on how to get the most from group projects
DML 241 Polymathic Room | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: Adam Kahn, Kasia Wasilewska, Lauren Cook & others

 

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012


Managing Students in Crisis Situations
Information on where to direct students in crisis
Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Fellow, Kathy Sullivan; Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Lynette Merriman; and Social Worker, Beth Kebschull

 

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012


Now You Know: How to Get Undergraduate Research
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.
Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: TAF Susan Geffen, UFs Carson Lam, Nick Kosturos, Chris Corzett, and undergraduate Roselyn Spaan

 

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012


Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics - 3 Part Seminar
This course explores the proper conduct of oneself as an academician and a scientist when doing research. NOTE: Three-part seminar
HNB 100 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Presented by: Executive Vice Provost, Michael Quick

 

Monday, Oct 15, 2012


International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP): Classroom Presentation 911
Workshop on easy-to-use techniques to deliver effective classroom presentations that help you engage your students.
ACB 238 | 1:00pm-2:00pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

 

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012


ACW - Drafting Your Teaching Philosophy & Research Statement
Best practices for formulating your teaching philosophy and research statements for and academic portfolio.
Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240 | 12:30 - 2:00pm
Presented by: Professor Armand Tanguay, Jr.

 

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012


ACW - Negotitating An Academic Job Offer
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.
Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: Dani Bryd, Vice Dean for Faculty and Research Bruce Zuckerman, Professor of Religion and CET Distinguished Fellow

 

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012


ACW - Instant Contact: How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on Your Interview Day
Short presentation on what to expect at an academic interview followed by the opportunity to practice one's "elevator talk" in a small setting.
Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: Professor Steven Ross Small Groups led by USC faculty

 

Monday, Oct 8, 2012


Academic Careers Week (ACW) - Writing Your CV and Cover Letter
Learn how to create an effective CV and Cover Letter for academic positions.
Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: Prof. Tara McPherson

 

Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012


Active Learning: The Whys and Hows. A workshop for new and experienced instructors and TAs.
DML 240 | 12:30pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellow Alida Liberman

 

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012


International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP): Earning Your Students' Respect
Tips for how to establish your authority in your classroom and possible solutions to overcoming language and cultural barriers as an international teaching assistant.
Doheny Memorial Library, Intellectual Commons (IC) 233 | 12:30-1:30
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

 

Friday, Apr 20, 2012


Facilitating Medium-Sized Groups
Health Sciences Campus KAM B21/23 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Dr. Win May and Dr. Terri Woehrle

 

Monday, Apr 9, 2012


Making the Transition from Graduate Student to Professor
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Special Guest USC P.h.D Michal Temkin Martinez of Boise State University

 

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012


Active Learning Workshop (HSC)
Health Sciences Campus, Sullivan Center CHP 157 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

 

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012


Active Learning Workshop (UPC)
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

 

Friday, Mar 9, 2012


Game-Based Learning in Higher Education
Grace Ford Salvatori (GFS) 106 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Henry Jenkins, Holly Willis and Geoff Middlebrook

 

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012


Achieving the Mission Statement: Cultivating Wisdom and Moral Discernment among USC Students
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: Panel moderated by CET Faculty Fellow Ed Finegan

 

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012


Now You Know: How to Get into Grad School
THH 212 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012


Grading Strategies for TAs and Instructors
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

 

Thursday, Feb 9, 2012


Now You Know: How to get Research
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 233 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows Carson Lam, Joseph Go & Nadine Tan

 

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012


Webinar for Adjunct Faculty - Were you and your students successful? Learning Outcomes
Online - Log in details at http://cet.usc.edu/webinars | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellow Kathy Sullivan, Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy

 

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012


Webinar for Adjunct Faculty - What is the Teaching/Learning Experience? Effective Teaching/Learning Classroom Strategies
Online - Log in details at http://cet.usc.edu/webinars | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Presented by: Wayne Glass, Professor (teaching) of International Relations

 

2011

Date Event Information

Thursday, Dec 1, 2011


Interprofessional Healthcare: Preparing Health Professionals for 21st Century Practice
Sullivan Center - CHP 157 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Presented by: CET Health Sciences & Health Professional Faculty Fellows

 

Monday, Nov 14, 2011


Part 2 of 4: Webinar Series for Adjunct Faculty - How will you get there? Syllabus is a Teacher/Student Contract
Details at http://cet.usc.edu/webinars | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellow Karen Sternheimer

 

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011


Managing Students in Crisis Situations
SOS B40 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellows Karen Sternheimer and Kathy Sullivan with Beth Kebschull and others

 

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011


GE Faculty - Student Meet & Greet
TBD | 3:00 - 4:30pm
Presented by: GE Faculty

 

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011


A Teaching Philosophy Workshop
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellow

 

Monday, Oct 24, 2011


Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics Seminar
WPH B28 | 3:30-5:30pm
Presented by: USC's executive vice provost, Michael Quick

 

Friday, Oct 21, 2011


Who’s Talking? Learning by Actively Connecting with Others: A Learner-Centered Approach
KAM B21/23 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellows Win May & Theresa Woehrle

 

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011


Academic Careers Week - Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: Distinguished Faculty Fellow Armand Tanguay, Jr.

 

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011


Academic Careers Week - Negotiating the Job Offer
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: CET Distinguished Fellows Michael Quick & Bruce Zuckerman with Lacey Donohue

 

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011


Academic Careers Week - Instant Contact: How to Shine in One or Two Minutes on Your Interview Day
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Fellows

 

Monday, Oct 17, 2011


Academic Careers Week - Writing your Cover Letter & CV
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: Professor Sally Pratt, vice provost for graduate programs and Viterbi Faculty

 

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011


TA Training Follow-Up Chat
Login details at http://cet.usc.edu/ta_chat | Noon - 1:00pm & 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

 

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011


Webinar Series for Adjunct Faculty - Where are you going? Essentials of Course Design
Details at http://cet.usc.edu/webinars | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presented by: CET Faculty Fellow Kathy Sullivan

 

Friday, Sept 30, 2011


Regulating Laptops in the Classroom
Hedco Neuroscience Building HNB 100 | Noon - 1pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows James Green & Michelle Tomkoviczs

 

Tuesday, Sept 6, 2011


Strategies for the 21 st Century Classroom: Innovative Presentation Techniques
Leavey Library Auditorium | 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows Bryce Lowery & David Li

 

Thursday, Sept 1, 2011


Freshman Survival Guide: Now You Know
Doheny Memorial Library | 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows Rebecca Braun and Michelle Tomkoviczs

 

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011


CETC - Teaching Calculus at USC (Round Two)
VKC 156 | 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Presented by: Center for Excellence in Teaching Calculus - moderated by Sam Safadi

 

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011


Developing Interdisciplinary Learning for Healthcare Professional Students
Health Sciences Campus PSC 104 | 11:30AM to 1:00pm
Presented by: Steven Chen, Jo Marie Reilly, Donna Elliott, Win May, Theresa Woehrle, Rabia Malik, Melissa Durham, Melissa Kim, & Boram Lee

 

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011


Alternate Careers for Humanities PhDs
DML 233 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Tara McPherson, Cinematic Arts

 

Thursday, Apr 7, 2011


Making the Transition from Graduate Student to Professor
DML 240 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: Omid Nohadani

 

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011


Active Learning Workshop (HSC)
Health Sciences Campus KAM B21/23 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

 

Friday, Apr 1, 2011


Social Media in Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development
HNB 100 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Geoff Middlebrook, Edward O’Neill, Vicki Callahan

 

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011


Active Learning Workshop (UPC)
DML 240 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

 

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011


Competing with Facebook: Regulating Laptop Use in the Classroom
DML 233 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011


Making the Grade
THH 210 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Friday, Mar 25, 2011


Breaking the Language Barrier
ACB 238 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011


TA Training Followup: Online Chat with the CET Teaching Assistant Fellows
Online Chat room, check http://cet.usc.edu for more details | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: CET Teaching Assistant Fellows

 

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011


Managing Students in Crisis Situations
Health Sciences Campus KAM B21/23 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Kathy Sullivan, Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy

 

Friday, Mar 4, 2011


Creating Assignments That Matter
ACB (west) 238 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presented by: Geoff Middlebrook, John Holland, Jack Blum, Lacey Donohue

 

Friday, Feb 25, 2011


Interdisciplinary Teaching and Relevance in the Classroom
HNB 100 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presented by: Geoff Middlebrook & CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011


Encouraging Classroom Attendance
THH 119 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: CET Undergraduate Fellows

 

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011


Writing Learning Objectives
Health Sciences Campus KAM B21/23 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presented by: Dr. Win May

 

Friday, Feb 11, 2011


Community and Service Learning
ACB (west) 238 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Geoff Middlebrook, Sarah Portnoy, Rose Layton, Lynn Dodd

 

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011


Grading for TAs and ALs
ACB (West) 238 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: Steve Finkel, Molecular & Computational Biology

 

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011


Earning Respect in the Classroom: Challenges for New Instructors
KAP 345 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: Karen Sternheimer, Sociology

 

Friday, Jan 28, 2011


Using Writing to Assess Critical Reasoning
HNB 100 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Geoff Middlebrook, Richard Fliegel, John Holland, and Lacey Donohue

 

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011


Want Student Based Interactive Learning? Get Simulations!
GFS 116 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Wayne Glass, International Relations

 

Friday, Jan 21, 2011


Searching for Jobs in Industry
Seaver Science Library (SSL) 150 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Presented by: Stephan Haas, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday, Jan 20, 2011


How to Avoid Blowing the Most Important Talk of Your Life
Heritage Hall (HER) 110 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: Frank Corsetti, Earth Sciences & Tara McPherson, Cinematic Arts

 

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011


Finding Jobs in Government
GFS 116 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Wayne Glass, International Relations

 

2010

Date Event Information

Friday, Dec 3, 2010


Handling with Grade Complaints
Seaver Science Library (SSL) 150 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Presented by: Stephan Haas, Professor, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday, Nov 12, 2010


Challenges of Cross-Cultural Communication Between TA's and Undergraduates
ACB 238 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Sally Pratt

 

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010


Town Hall: Grading
Irani Hall (RRI) 101 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: Moderated by Steve Finkel

 

Thursday, Nov 4, 2010


GE Faculty Student Meet & Greet
LiteraTEA Cafe (Behind Doheny) | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presented by: Various GE Faculty from all categories

 

Friday, Oct 22, 2010


Using Writing to Assess Critical Reasoning
HNB 100 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Geoff Middlebrook

 

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010


Managing Students in Crisis Situations
SOS B-40 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Karen Sternheimer, Kathy Sullivan, Tita Rosenthal

 

Friday, Oct 8, 2010


Academic Careers Week - Negotiating an Academic Job Offer
DML 240 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Bruce Zuckerman, Michael Quick, Lacey Donohue

 

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010


Academic Careers Week - Writing your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement
DML 240 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: Armand Tanguay

 

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010


Academic Careers Week - Writing your Cover Letter & CV
DML 240 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Tita Rosenthal, Alan Willner

 

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010


Academic Careers Week - Instant Contact: How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on your Interview Day
DML 240 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: Frank Corsetti

 

Monday, Oct 4, 2010


Academic Careers Week - Searching for Academic Jobs
DML 240 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Brad Damare, Michelle Povinelli

 

Wednesday, Sept 29, 2010


Learning In LA: Integrating Service-learning and JEP into your Courses and Discussion Sections
ACB 238 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Co-Sponsored by JEP

 

Tuesday, Sept 28, 2010


Promoting Reflection in Your Students
KAM B21/23 (HSC) | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Win May

 

Thursday, Sept 16, 2010


Beyond Bullet Points: New Methods in PowerPoint (UPC)
SOS B-40 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by: Jeanine Yutani

 

Wednesday, Sept 15, 2010


Multimedia and YOU: Engaging Teaching and Learning in the Classroom
ACB 238 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Katherine Sullivan

 

Thursday, Sept 9, 2010


Beyond Bullet Points: New Methods in PowerPoint (HSC)
KAM B21/23 (HSC) | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented by: Jeanine Yutani