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 selection of literature resources discussing the systems used for instructor evaluation.
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.
A video by Tatiana Yevguenievna Akishina describing how to create and facilitate communities of practice in schools.
A video with Marion Philadelphia discussing brain research and the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
A collection of strategies for increasing student intrinsic motivation, organized by three motivational factors.
A collection of assignment descriptions from actual USC courses. The assignment descriptions follow best practices in terms of connecting the assignment to the course learning objective(s), providing a narrative overview of the assignment, indicating the steps required to complete the assignment, and referencing how the assignment will be graded.
This is a grading rubric an instructor uses to assess students’ work on this type of assignment. It is a sample rubric that needs to be edited to reflect the specifics of a particular assignment. Students can self-assess using the rubric as a checklist before submitting their assignment.