Presents ways to foster a more LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) inclusive learning environment, available USC support services, and suggested online resources.
Resources: Social Science
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.
A stepwise procedure for implementing mid-semester surveys of students directed toward the improvement of a course, plus some tips on survey question creation.
A set of tips for instructors who are teaching courses with large enrollments (greater than 30), intended to minimize faculty time requirements and workload while simultaneously maintaining student learning. These tips apply for courses of any delivery type: online, hybrid, or face-to-face.
A stepwise procedure for respectfully managing upset students, particularly during classroom discussions.
Considerations and ideas for implementing critiques in your course. This resource is applicable to various disciplines and modalities. Critiques might also be referred to as peer review, review, analysis, evaluation, assessment, appraisal, criticism, or critical commentary.
Active learning techniques are highly structured and planned activities. The instructor and students have steps to complete before, during, and after. This document is a planning guide for facilitating in-class active learning.
Considerations and statements that can be included in a course’s set of community agreements, discussion norms, rules, or expectations. This is not a list of best practices, but a collection of community agreement statements that are commonly used in various disciplines.