Rory Lukins from the Dornsife writing program discusses a study on the implementation of contract grading in composition courses at the August 2022 Faculty Showcase on Alternative Assessment
Lori Mesrobian from Dornsife Latin American and Iberian Cultures discusses “ungrading” assignments in language classes at the August 2022 Faculty Showcase on Alternative Assessments
Design and implementation of a clinical reasoning competency assignment for doctoral physical therapy students
Elise Ruckert and Didi Matthews from the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy discuss design, implementation and revision of a clinical reasoning competency assignment for doctoral physical therapy students at the August 2022 Faculty Showcase
Felicia Yeung Tabing from Dornsife Mathematics discusses design, implementation and revision of mastery-based assessment in a mathematics class at the August 2022 Faculty Showcase on Alternative Assessments
A description of instructional scaffolding – the process of breaking an assignment into smaller steps – and options for scaffolding assignments and learning experiences.
Nickey Woods from the Gould School of Law discusses DEI efforts during the September 2021 Faculty Showcase.
Melissa Durham & Edith Mirzaian discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in course design during the September 2021 Faculty Showcase.
This annotated bibliography of selected educational literature was developed to support USC faculty, administrators, and schools in the development and evaluation of excellence in teaching. The focus, particularly in the section Teaching Best Practices in the USC Definition of Excellence in Teaching Criteria, is on published research that experimentally validates the effectiveness of practices that promote student learning outcomes.
A selection of literature resources discussing efforts to define what is meant by “teaching excellence” at the university level.
A selection of literature resources discussing the impacts of grading rubrics on student learning.