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.
Foundational teaching principles, including course design, learning objectives, course alignment, assessment, and lesson structure.
Strategies for planning class discussions, including a positive class atmosphere, discussion norms, grading discussions, and acceptable sources of information.
Inclusivity considerations when designing courses and syllabi, including discussions about controversial topics.
A syllabus modeled after the accessible CET syllabus template, demonstrated for a fictional Animation course.
A syllabus modeled after the accessible CET syllabus template, demonstrated for a fictional Chemistry course.
A syllabus checklist that can be utilized as a tool for course review using the lens of diversity and inclusion.
A template for creating an accessible USC syllabus which can be downloaded and edited.
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.