A discussion of faculty considerations for planning for Fall 2021, a semester for which there are a lot of unknowns. Includes strategies for being proactive to deal with possible complications and valuable resources for faculty.
Resources: Online only
A compilation of teaching techniques and strategies that can minimize unproductive stress in students and support students who are dealing with trauma.
Teaching and course design practices that can help mitigate the negative impact stress and trauma can have on students’ learning.
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.
A selection of literature resources discussing the impacts of formative assessment on student learning.