The doors of the Center for Teaching Excellence are open to anyone who wishes to discuss specific teaching concerns and effectiveness as they relate to a particular class. Our staff includes individuals with training in instructional methods and experience with consultation procedures. The consultants will focus on responding to instructor’s teaching and learning concerns. They can, for example, assist instructors in planning a course or responding to student feedback. These consultations are strictly confidential. To make an appointment, please contact us.
Distributed Learning and Instructional Design
The CTE’s Instructional Designers can help you design courses for Distributed Learning. Taking either a fully online or blended approach, Distributed Learning combines technology, teaching tools and resources to facilitate access to educational content. Through Distributed Learning, students can have guided pathways for discovery, be engaged in collaborative activities, and take advantage of the flexibility of "anytime, anywhere" learning. The instructional design team at CTE will be happy to consult with you about selecting the best combination of tools, resources, and teaching practices to develop online courses and course components.
Instructional Technology Consultations
An Instructional Designer from Teaching and Technology Services works with all USC faculty to assist them with innovative and evolving instructional technology uses for their traditional courses as well as hybrid or distance education courses. This assistance includes determining an appropriate mix of technologies for course delivery to facilitate learning and consulting with faculty on developing high-quality courses based on best practices. Click here for more information and to make an appointment.