The Center for Teaching Excellence inspires excellence and innovation in teaching. We
create and provide programming, resources, and opportunities that foster innovative
and effective pedagogical practices among all who teach at USC.
Center for Teaching Excellence News
2018 Garnet Apple Award Nominations Are Now Open
The Office of the Provost is pleased to continue the Garnet Apple Award for Teaching Innovation. This annual award honors the University of South Carolina's most exceptional faculty who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to best teaching practices and an ongoing record of developing innovative strategies to enhance student learning in their courses.
Inspiring a New Generation of Sustainability Leaders
Inspiring a New Generation of Sustainability Leaders Through the Classroom will explore how educators can utilize their unique role to inspire, inform and train today's students to become tomorrow's sustainability champions.
Globalizing Your Course
This fall, the CTE is collaborating with International Student Services (ISS) and Global Carolina to host numerous events and opportunities in conjunction with International Education Week (IEW), November 13 - 17, 2017. An important component of USC's mission is to increase students' knowledge of global connections, issues, and cultural awareness, to be responsible and successful citizens in today's globally integrated world.
3Ds Bootcamp: A Workout in Online Course Development
The Center for Teaching Excellence has awarded eight USC faculty members grants to participate in the inaugural session of the grant cohort "3Ds Bootcamp: Design, Develop, and Deliver an Online Course." Offered with support from the Office of the Provost, the goal of the 3Ds Bootcamp is to equip faculty members with the skills they need to launch a top-notch online course.
GSTO 5th Cohort Graduates
CTE is pleased to announce the fifth cohort of "Getting Started Teaching Online" graduates. Offered with support from the Office of the Provost each semester since Spring 2015, this intensive eight-week online course introduces faculty members to distributed learning pedagogy, best teaching practices, and USC resources related to online teaching.
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Are you a faculty member who is new to distributed learning but interested in teaching
an online course? Would you like to become familiar with best practices for teaching
in an asynchronous online environment? This eight-week online course will introduce
you to online teaching and prepare you to develop and offer online courses at the
University of South Carolina. Apply
How are you using educational technology
in and beyond your classroom? Are you using tech tools in your research that bridge over to your
classroom? The Center for Teaching Excellence, Division of Information Technology
and University Libraries would like to hear what innovative techniques and tools you’re
using. We are announcing a call for proposals to present at the Educational Technology Showcase, to be held on Friday, April 6, 2018. This highly competitive call for presentations is open to
all who teach at any USC-system campus. Submit an abstract to showcase the innovative
tools and applications you’re incorporating into your courses. Learn More
Course Academic Calendar Templates can make your work easier! The course templates, formatted for ADA accessibility , are tables with Date, Topic, Assignment and Due Today headings.
Throughout the year, CTE hosts events catered to USC faculty and graduate teaching
assistants. Our events allow participants to explore a broad range of topics important
to both novice and veteran college teachers. Keep our close at hand so that you'll know about our workshops and events that are facilitated
by veteran faculty from USC and are designed to be highly interactive. Spring 2018 Events Calendar
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