Section: Faculty

Recent CET Events




CET Event Calendar

Every Year CET offers a new set of programming and forums addressing teaching and learning issues that occur both in and out of the classroom. The content of our programs vary from the technically practical to the highly theoretical but always seeks to foster a dynamic discussion with active participation allowing all viewpoints to be considered.

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Nearly all CET events are video captured and available in their entriely through the CET Video Archive, an excellent way to participate even if you cannot be physically present.

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Teaching and Learning

Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching is the highest honor the University Faculty bestows on its members for outstanding teaching. Up to two awards of $3,500 are presented each year at the Academic Honors Convocation (in April) to emphasize the University's recognition of the significant role that teaching plays in its mission.

The award recognizes the career achievements of outstanding full-time tenure track and full-time non-tenure track faculty with a proven track record as exceptional teachers with a positive, inspiring, and long-lasting effect on students and their learning, along with extraordinary, unique, or pioneering contributions to excellence in teaching. Nominees should have spent a significant period of time at the University of Southern California.

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Teaching Consultation and Mentoring

Excellent teaching is multifaceted and highly individualized. Colleagues come to us with many concerns, plans and questions. At CET we help by listening, by asking questions, and by offering research-based solutions. All Faculty Fellows welcome the opportunity to offer off-the-record and constructive advice to assist USC faculty, teaching assistants, departments and schools. Simply email a Fellow or the CET Director to begin the process!

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Helpful Links

2014 - 2015 Faculty Fellows

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Tatiana Akashina Gail Peter Borden Ruth Chung Edward Finegan
Thomas Goodnight Gillian Hadfield Erin Moore Oliver Mayer
Erin Moore Krishna Nayak Mark Redekopp Wendy Smith
Rachel Walker Travis Williams Michael Wincor
 
Teaching Excellence in Action
Distinguished Fellows
Call for New CET Faculty Fellows
Faculty Fellow Nomination Form
Becoming a Faculty Fellow
Responsibilities and benefits of CET fellowship
CET's Faculty Fellows program is an innovative initiative, established in 1996, and developed for faculty by faculty. The Faculty Fellows form, within the Center, a small academy of exemplary teachers and scholars committed to excellence in teaching and innovation in education. The Center has fifteen active Faculty Fellows, who serve for three years and then become Distinguished Faculty Fellows.

The Fellows' objectives include:

  • To form, as a group, an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of common pedagogical approaches and disciplinary differences.
  • To share their teaching strategies, successes, and challenges.
  • To serve as mentors available to faculty and students.
  • To serve as advocates for a university-wide discourse on the commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
  • To foster recognition of teaching and learning as indispensable dimensions of undergraduate and graduate education.

Thus, Faculty Fellows serve students (directly via mentoring and organizing special courses, and indirectly as evangelists for teaching excellence throughout the University) and faculty colleagues, by sharing ideas in workshops and offering advisement on effective teaching methods to junior faculty. In addition, the Faculty Fellows collectively seek to provide an intellectual resource on teaching, learning, and policy evaluation for University administrators tasked with responding to challenges posed by the changing national educational environment.

Past Faculty Fellows:
2013-2014 Faculty Fellows
Tatiana Akishina Slavic Languages and Literatures
Eyal Ben-Isaac Clinical Pediatrics
Ed finegan Linguistics and Law
Brenda Goodman Cinema Production
Tom Goodnight Communication and Journalism
Jack Halberstam English
Dinah Lenney Professional Writing Program
Oliver Mayer Dramatic Writing
Erin Moore Anthropology
Krishna Nayak Electrical Engineering
Mark Redekopp Electrical Engineering
Rachel Walker Linguistics
Mihael Wincor Pharmacy
Terri Woehrle Clinical Family Practice
2012-2013 Faculty Fellows
Eyal Ben-Isaac Clinical Pediatrics
Ed finegan Linguistics and Law
Brenda Goodman Cinema Production
Tom Goodnight Communication and Journalism
Jack Halberstam English
Tara McPherson Critical Studies
Najm Meshkati Civil/Environmental Engineering & Insudtrial Systems Engineering
Erin Moore Anthropology
Steve Ross History
Oussama "Sam" Safadi Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Kathy Sullivan Biokinesiology and Physicial Therapy
Rachel Walker Linguistics
Mihael Wincor Pharmacy
Terri Woehrle Clinical Family Practice
2011-2012 Faculty Fellows
Eyal Ben-Isaac Clinical Pediatrics
Steven Finkel Molecular and Computational Biology
Brenda Goodman Cinema Production
Wayne Glass International Relations
Ed Finegan Linguistics and Law
Win May Medical Education
Najm Meshkati Civil/Environmental Engineering & Insudtrial Systems Engineering
Tara McPherson Critical Studies
Geoff Middlebrook Writing Program
Sally Pratt Slavic Languages and Literatures
Steve Ross History
Oussama "Sam" Safadi Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Karen Sternheimer Sociology
Kathy Sullivan Biokinesiology and Physicial Therapy
Terri Woehrle Clinical Family Practice
2010-2011 Faculty Fellows
Lawford Anderson Earth Sciences
Steven Chen Pharmacy
Frank Corsetti Earth Sciences
Wayne Glass International Relations
Steven Finkel Molecular and Computational Biology
Stephan Haas Physics and Astronomy
Heather James English
Win May Medical Education
Najm Meshkati Civil/Environmental Engineering & Insudtrial Systems Engineering
Tara McPherson Critical Studies
Geoff Middlebrook Writing Program
Sally Pratt Slavic Languages and Literatures
Tita Rosenthal French and Italian
Oussama "Sam" Safadi Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Karen Sternheimer Sociology
Kathy Sullivan Biokinesiology and Physicial Therapy
2009-2010 Faculty Fellows
Lawford Anderson Earth Sciences
Sarah Banet-Weiser Annenberg
Steven Chen Pharmacy
Frank Corsetti Earth Sciences
Donna Elliott Pediatrics/Student Affairs
Steven Finkel Molecular and Computational Biology
Stephan Haas Physics and Astronomy
Heather James English
Win May Medical Education
Tara McPherson Critical Studies
Geoff Middlebrook Writing Program
Sally Pratt Slavic Languages and Literatures
Tita Rosenthal French and Italian
Geoff Spedding Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Karen Sternheimer Sociology
John Walsh Gerontology
2008-2009 Faculty Fellows
Lawford Anderson Earth Sciences
Sarah Banet-Weiser Annenberg
Kathi Inman Berens Writing Program
Steven Chen Pharmacy
Frank Corsetti Earth Sciences
Bill Deverell History
Donna Elliott Pediatrics/Student Affairs
Stephan Haas Physics and Astronomy
Heather James English
Frank Manis Psychology
Win May Medical Education
Najm Meshkati Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sally Pratt Slavic Languages and Literatures
Tita Rosenthal French and Italian
Karen Sternheimer Sociology
John Walsh Gerontology
2007-2008 Faculty Fellows
Lawford Anderson Earth Sciences
Sarah Banet-Weiser Annenberg
Kathi Inman Berens Writing Program
Donna Elliott Pediatrics/Student Affairs
Nancy Lutkehaus Anthropology
Frank Manis Psychology
Doe Mayer Film and Television/Annenberg
Michael Quick Biological Sciences
Geoff Spedding Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Peter Starr USC College Dean
2006-2007 Faculty Fellows
Lawford Anderson Earth Sciences
Kathi Inman Berens Annenberg School
Bill Deverell History
Nancy Lutkehaus Anthropology
Frank Manis Psychology
Michael Quick Biological Sciences
Geoff Spedding Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Peter Starr
2005-2006 Faculty Fellows
Lawford Anderson Earth Sciences
Bill Deverell History
Nancy Lutkehaus Anthropology
Doe Mayer Film and Television/Annenberg
Michael Quick Biological Sciences
Nandini Rajagopalan Strategic Entrepreneurship
Peter Starr USC College Dean
Mark Young Sports and Entertainment Business
2004-2005 Faculty Fellows
Lawford Anderson Earth Sciences
Warren Bennis Business Administration
Doe Mayer Film and Television/Annenberg
Bill McComas Education
Michael Quick Biological Sciences
Nandini Rajagopalan Strategic Entrepreneurship
Mark Young Sports and Entertainment Business
2003-2004 Faculty Fellows
Heather James English
Deborah MacInnis Business Administration and Marketing
Bill McComas Education
Nandini Rajagopalan Strategic Entrepreneurship
Mark Young Sports and Entertainment Business
2002-2003 Faculty Fellows
Gerald Davison Geronotology
Judy Garner Cell and Neurobiology
Craig Stanford Anthropology
Bruce Zuckerman Religion
2001-2002 Faculty Fellows
Gerald Davison Geronotology
Judy Garner Cell and Neurobiology
Craig Stanford Anthropology
Bruce Zuckerman Religion
2000-2001 Faculty Fellows
Sharon Carnicke Theatre/Slavic Languages and Literatures
Gerald Davison Geronotology
Judy Garner Cell and Neurobiology
Howard Gillman Political Science, History and Law
Craig Stanford Anthropology
Bruce Zuckerman Religion
1999-2000 Faculty Fellows
Gene Bickers Physics and Astronomy
Sharon Carnicke Theatre/Slavic Languages and Literatures
Erwin Chemerinsky Law
Delores Conway Infromation and Operations Management
Howard Gillman Political Science, History and Law
Mark Kann Political Science
Beth Meyerowitz Psychology
Joel Schecther Cell and Neurobiology
1998-1999 Faculty Fellows
Gene Bickers Physics and Astronomy
Sharon Carnicke Theatre/Slavic Languages and Literatures
Erwin Chemerinsky Law
James Kincaid English
Bill McClure Neurobiology
Terry Seip History
1997-1998 Faculty Fellows
Gene Bickers Physics and Astronomy
Sharon Carnicke Theatre/Slavic Languages and Literatures
Erwin Chemerinsky Law
James Kincaid English
Bill McClure Neurobiology
Terry Seip History