Teaching Tools Blog

This area of the website provides lots of information about teaching strategies, basic tips, and resources available at USF. Use the ToC (table of contents) green tab to your far left to find categories, archives, and much more.

Universal Design For Learning (UDL) Resources

Here you will find some resources about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We hope they will aid you in providing universal access for all students and toward supporting equitable learning opportunities. Read more ...

Spring 2019 Syllabi Templates from the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences shares spring 2019 syllabi templates and a new curriculum resources page. Read more ...

Crowd-Storming Innovative Ways to Make up Classes

This page is dedicated to USF Faculty as way to crowd-storm (that's brainstorm as a crowd) confronting the problem of how to make up missed classes, as a result of the campus closure from wildfire smoke smoked pollution caused by the Camp Fire. Read more ...


Teaching Controversial Issues: Framing Issues and Choosing Pedagogical Approaches Resources

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Rebounding and Regrouping: CTE Co-Director Jonathan Hunt on CRASE Workshop Panel

On Wednesday, October 24th, CTE Co-Director Jonathan Hunt will join Erin Grinshteyn (Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions), Dean Rader (Professor, College of Arts and Sciences), and Christine Yeh (Professor, School of Education, to offer tips, templates, and concrete steps to best deal with rejection at the CRASE workshop, Regrouping and Resubmitting After Rejection. Read more ...

Call for Spring Reading Circle Proposals

Submit your proposal for a CTE Reading Circle by Nov. 1

Is there a book you want to share with colleagues or a book you've been hoping to read in a group setting? If so, consider proposing a CTE Reading Circle!

CTE Reading Circles are small (between 6-12 participants), short-term (meeting around three times in the semester) reading groups focused on a specific book (or other text) proposed by a faculty member or librarian. The book may be on any topic, but should open conversations about teaching and learning. Read more ...

Grading Retreat

Wednesday, December 12 | 10-4 | Malloy 230

Join us for a grading retreat with your peers! The group setting will provide motivation and the CTE will provide the fuel in the form of breakfast and lunch. We'll make sure to have coffee too. We think the best way to tackle the overwhelming (and perhaps onerous) task of grading is with support!

Grading Retreat RSVP

Pedagogy Trick & Treat

Join us on November 1, 2018 from 3–4:30 in Malloy 230

Celebrate the fall holidays at the Pedagogy Trick & Treat, where faculty convene to cultivate and conspire ... all around teaching, of course! This energizing session is about sharing our best tips, tricks and treats of teaching and will be rowdy and informative, fun and inspiring all at once. We'll follow Read more ...

OpenStax and Open Education Resources Webinar with CTE and Gleeson Library|Geschke Center

Oct. 30 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in Gleeson Library Electronic Classroom Room 139

Join Gleeson Library | Geschke Center and CTE for this Open Acccess Week 2018 Event: OPENSTAX AND OPEN EDUCATION WEBINAR

Learn more about free textbooks with OpenStax. Read more ...

Teaching Cafe: Teaching Controversial Issues: Framing Issues and Choosing Pedagogical Approaches

Conflicts in the U.S. and abroad are making educators pay increasing attention to how we teach controversial issues in ways that cultivate inquiry, critical thinking, and political consciousness. This teaching cafe grows out of last year’s Faculty Learning Community on the same topic. The cafe will focus on how to frame controversies we want to explore with students, and how to choose pedagogical approaches to teach them. Read more ...

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