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Center for Teaching Excellence

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Certificates of Completion

The Center for Teaching Excellence in partnership with other university offices offers a selection of certificate of completions for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students.  

Fostering Proactive Learning Environments (FPLE)

Fostering Proactive Learning Environments (FPLE) certificate of completion is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity.  The FPLE is designed to assist faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to understand today’s student and how to structure your class to foster a sense of belonging, develop proactive and reactive strategies for handling academic misconduct and practice how to avoid and address classroom conflicts. Participants are required to attend four (4) required workshops and two (2) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate. 

Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE)

The Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The TTIE program is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to strengthen their strategic diversity leadership capacities both within and outside their classroom and to support USC’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Participants will be required to attend the Inclusive Excellence at UofSC workshop and seven (7) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate. 

Coming Spring 2020 - Integrative and Experiential Learning (IEL)

The Certificate in Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate (IEL) is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of USC Connect. The program is designed to bring together faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in exploring ways to help students reflect on and connect what they do within and beyond their curriculum, embrace multiple perspectives, and synthesize and transfer their knowledge to new, complex situations. 

Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the ideals of integrative and experiential learning as well as developing a toolbox of simple techniques to engage students in reflection on their within and beyond the classroom experiences.

Faculty, instructors and graduate assistants who participate in six or more Integrative and Experiential Learning workshops approved by the Center for Teaching Excellence will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation, recognition on the USC Connect website, and will be eligible to apply for a grant to incorporate integrative learning strategies into a class, develop a new experiential learning opportunity for a course, or develop a team-taught interdisciplinary course. Participants will be required to attend the Integrative Learning Workshop and the Reflection Workshop and four (4) electives and will have 2 academic semesters (and the summer) to complete the certificate.

How to Register for Certificates of Completion Workshops

To register to attend a certificate of completion workshop, you will be required to create a training account. If you have an existing account with the Division of  Human Resource, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you will use the same login information.  When attempting to register for an approved workshop, you will be directed to login or create an account before you can register.


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