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.
A list of specific protocols for leading onground and online academic discussions.
Discussion rubrics samples for onground and online instruction.
The following set of videos provide an overview of the theories, models, techniques, and strategies promoted by the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching.
Challenging Discussions is a resource for USC faculty who would like help in managing potentially difficult dialogues in their classes. This series focuses on handling discussions that involve emotionally charged, controversial, or sometimes deeply personal topics. Modules cover all aspects of incorporating discussions in courses, including course design and discussion facilitation.
Active learning strategies, its basis in learning theories, flipped courses, and student motivation.
Principles and policies relevant to free expression at USC, including free speech, harassment, and disruptive speech.
Methods of evaluating the effectiveness of academic discussions and increasing their impact on students.