A review of instructor and student-led types of academic discussion, and specific processes for how each type may be conducted during class.
Resources: Gen Ed courses
An introduction to Bloom’s Taxonomy and its use in designing course learning objectives and assessments.
This template ties an assignment to the course learning objective it is meant to measure, briefly describes the assignment essentials, outlines the steps to complete the assignment, and references the grading rubric that will be used to assess the assignment.
A description of five in-class activities that promote active learning in classes with large student enrollments. Though the activities work particularly well in large classes, they may be used in any size class.
This is a grading rubric an instructor uses to assess students’ work on this type of assignment. It is a sample rubric that needs to be edited to reflect the specifics of a particular assignment.
A collection of 12 research-based principles for the design and organization of multimedia presentations, such as common PowerPoint slide decks.
Presents ways to foster a more LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) inclusive learning environment, available USC support services, and suggested online resources.
A brief overview of legal requirements of FERPA that are particularly relevant to university faculty teaching online.
A list of web sites that provide access to images that can be used in instructional materials, such as presentation slide decks, documents, and web sites. All listed sites provide free images, which are also copyright-free. Some sites have requirements for use, such as attribution of the author.
Questions for faculty observing a peer’s class to evaluate the active learning taking place in an onground or synchronous online class. Active learning are activities in which students practice course concepts during class.