Future Faculty Teaching Institute

Note: The CET Future Faculty Teaching Institute is not a TA training service. CET does not train TAs, but offers a comprehensive TA training curriculum for schools to implement for their TAs.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) announces the CET Future Faculty Teaching Institute: a training program for USC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows intended to prepare future faculty to pursue excellence in their teaching, beginning with exposure to an essential background in course design and teaching. Participants who complete a minimum of 12 sessions will be awarded a certificate of completion.

The Future Faculty Teaching Institute is comprised of a series of 14 workshops.  Participants may elect to attend either the Monday or Tuesday cohort for Spring 2019.

 

Monday cohort dates Sign up here for Monday cohort

Noon-1 pm

  • January 7
  • January 14
  • January 28
  • February 4
  • February 11
  • February 22 (Note: Friday meeting due to President’s Day)
  • February 25
  • March 4
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 22

Tuesday cohort dates Sign up here for Tuesday cohort 

12:30-1:30 pm

  • January 8
  • January 15
  • January 29
  • February 5
  • February 12
  • February 19
  • February 26
  • March 5
  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
  • April 23

The workshops are designed to provide future faculty:

  • Best practices for higher ed course design
  • Essential pedagogy for teaching and learning
  • Strategies for developing an inclusive learning environment
  • Practical techniques to enhance student learning
  • Opportunities for collaborative peer review 

A sampling of specific workshop topics include:

  • Facilitating challenging discussions
  • Incorporating strategic questioning
  • Enhancing student-instructor and student-student interaction
  • Designing for multimedia instruction
  • Creating effective assessment practices

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