A brief description of case study as a teaching method to improve student critical thinking, collaboration, and communication in various disciplines.
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A description of instructional scaffolding – the process of breaking an assignment into smaller steps – and options for scaffolding assignments and learning experiences.
An introduction to student engagement and the High Impact Practices (HIPs) that can be implemented in individual courses.
A compilation of teaching techniques and strategies that can minimize unproductive stress in students and support students who are dealing with trauma.
A checklist of considerations for faculty and TAs to create a sense of psychological safety to facilitate productive challenging discussions.
Considerations to effectively integrate current events into classroom discussions. Faculty may plan to discuss current events or integrate unplanned current events into the classroom to support student learning.
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.
A selection of literature resources discussing the impacts of grading based on student mastery on student learning.