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 activating prior knowledge on student learning.
A selection of literature resources discussing the systems used for instructor evaluation.
A selection of literature resources discussing the use of student surveys for the evaluation of teaching quality.
An introduction to the CET Challenging Discussions series and the principles guiding its development.
A description of a norming session, and a recommended facilitation process for holding a norming session that prepares faculty to peer review their colleagues’ syllabi, teaching, and other instructional practices.
A template for USC schools to develop a plan for the excellence in teaching initiative.
A template for instructors to use when developing their teaching statement
A guide to review an instructor’s assessment and grading in their course.
This syllabus review checklist was developed to include recommended course design practices relevant to most teaching environments at USC; it is editable so that schools may add or delete items to customize it to their needs.