Nickey Woods from the Gould School of Law discusses DEI efforts during the September 2021 Faculty Showcase.
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.
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 the use of student surveys for the evaluation of teaching quality.
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.
Inclusive teaching through Universal Design for Learning (UDL), setting the course environment, classroom norms, accommodations, and authentic assessment.
Principles and policies relevant to free expression at USC, including free speech, harassment, and disruptive speech.
Strategies for planning class discussions, including a positive class atmosphere, discussion norms, grading discussions, and acceptable sources of information.
An introduction to the CET Challenging Discussions series and the principles guiding its development.