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In order for attendees to personally track their current registrations and attendance at CTE workshops and events, CTE requires that registrants create an account in our registration system and login to register.  If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available in a single location with a single account and login. 

How to Check Your Progress?

Did you know you can personally track your current registrations and attendance at CTE workshops and events?  Participants with a CTE training account can check their progress online. View and print CTE training record.


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Click on the "+" sign next to each event to see description.


November 2022

The panel includes practitioners of integrative and experiential learning from various disciplines at UofSC. The panelists will demonstrate how their students put theory into practice by applying what they learned in the classroom to their experiences outside of the classroom and reflecting on the broad range of skills they used, which ultimately prepares them for additional learning experiences within and outside the classroom as well as their future professions.

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Integrative and Experiential Learning  Register

We invite faculty, staff, and students to join us for this informal and informative conversation about academic integrity and technology use in the classroom. In this workshop, students and faculty will explore common expectations when it comes to integrity and technology use on the college campus in the 21st century. Find out from students themselves what’s working and what’s not when it comes to this crucial topic. In turn, faculty will be able to share what they expect from students.

We’ll have a FREE lunch for everyone!  Register

The University and many of accreditors that evaluate our individual academic programs often require assessment of the knowledge and skills that students obtain from our programs. But the accreditors often give vague or no guidance on how to actually assess students’ knowledge, leaving it to individual programs and instructors to come up with ways of doing this. Eric P. Robinson and Laura Smith of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications discuss how they have successfully used multiple-choice questions embedded in final exams to accurately measure improvement in students’ knowledge and application of sophisticated concepts.  Register

Join us for the 3rd module of Career Champions. In this session we'll learn about the career competencies employers are looking for within our students and how to incorporate those into our academic lessons, student employment, internships, etc. You'll also know how to help students see these competencies within themselves and how to advocate their talents, abilities, and experiences.

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Integrative and Experiential Learning.  Register

With an increasing number of students entering college with traumatic experiences and considering the traumas some may encounter while in college it is important that instructors understand how to respond. Additionally, this session is particularly timely because of the various traumas students may have encountered as a result of the coronavirus.

With the goal of creating a more trauma informed and responsive campus, experts from Student Health Services will discuss the neurobiological underpinnings of trauma, and will introduce a new way to define the process of becoming flooded with overwhelming stress from a variety of causes. Time will be spent introducing factors that inhibit open discussion about trauma and cultural paradigms that prevent open discussion about difficult topics.

This workshop is a required session for a certificate of completion in Mental Health and Well-being CompetencyRegister

Join us at the Center for Teaching Excellence for an interactive Virtual Reality (VR) showcase between 10am and 12pm. You will have an opportunity to explore the possibilities of VR in learning environments. Various apps from different disciplines will be showcased – including the following:

 

If you have are interested in exploring other apps from our Virtual Reality Apps Library, let us know!  Register

With an increasing number of students entering college with traumatic experiences and considering the traumas some may encounter while in college it is important that instructors understand how to respond. Additionally, this session is particularly timely because of the various traumas students may have encountered as a result of the coronavirus.

With the goal of creating a more trauma informed and responsive campus, experts from Student Health Services will briefly review the neurobiological underpinnings of trauma. Time will be spent further exploring factors that inhibit open discussion about trauma and exploring cultural paradigms that prevent open discussion about difficult topics. Concrete guidance for language to use and ways to engage with students in a supportive manner will be offered. Methods of coping for the individual will be shared.

This workshop is a required session for a certificate of completion in Mental Health and Well-being Competency.  Register

It’s time to start thinking about your spring course! Have you already started planning your syllabus and have ideas but don't know where to start? Or are you feeling mired down in syllabus details, feeling like you're missing a prime opportunity to rethink and revise important components? You're not alone - and we're here to help! Join other faculty in this two-part in-person workshop series to help you get started or get past your 'stuck points'.

Part 1, 'Review, Revise, Realign” (the Learning Outcomes, Assessments, and Activities) will take you from an initial reviewing of your current course learning outcomes into a discussion of how to ensure they align appropriately with course assessments. What assessments will work better in different types of learning modalities and environments, and what should you reconsider? How will this work with certain class sizes or scenarios? This will be followed by reviewing, revising, and/or redeveloping the associated student activities, both for within and outside-of-class settings.

Both parts of this series will be highly interactive, with other faculty colleague participants playing an important part in contributing ideas and recommendations and producing a positive workshop outcome for every participant. Bounce ideas off each other, hear what others are doing, while following along with the facilitator's steps for development and recommendations. Bring a past syllabus to start working on it as we go through the workshop!  
 Register

One of the most critical elements of the mentor-mentee relationship is having a shared understanding of what the objectives of the relationship are. When challenges arise in the relationship, it is likely because there has been a misunderstanding about what the expected objectives of the relationship are. Additionally, relationships and their expectations change over time as the mentee grows, meaning that frequent and consistent adjustment of the expectations of mentors and mentees is required to for mentorship to be successful.

This workshop is an elective for the Entering Mentoring certificate of Completion.  Register

Engaging in conflict is challenging whether you are an experienced instructor or new to your role. A likely strategy is to ignore the behavior due to our own discomfort, concern over retaliation or fear that our intervention may cause more harm or disruption. Through case study examples this workshop will explore Gerald Amada's research from Coping with Misconduct in the College Classroomand provide participants with tangible strategies to disruptive behavior in a confident and fair manner.

This workshop is a required session for a certificate of completion in Fostering Proactive Learning Environments.  Register

Come develop a deeper understanding of inclusive excellence and why it is central not only to how we prepare students to lead, but also to how we engage all members of our USC community. Learn about the ways in which the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seeks to operationalize inclusive excellence, as well as how we intend to use our equity and inclusion strategy to track the University’s effectiveness in four primary areas: compositional diversity, achievement, engagement and inclusion.

This workshop is a required session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.  Register

The Resilience in the Classroom training is a 50-minute training that focuses on three major components of resilience—self-compassion, dealing with failure, and coping skills, and how to incorporate these components into the classroom. Resilience is associated with academic success and psychological well-being. This session will help instructors identify how they can strengthen students’ resilience and help them adapt to change and hardships by integrating these core competencies into their curriculum.

This workshop is a required session for a certificate of completion in Mental Health and Well-being Competency.  Register

Panopto is an all-in-one video management platform built into Blackboard. In this session, attendees will learn how to create and manage video learning content in Panopto that can be easily integrated into Blackboard courses.  Register

This workshop, the first in the series, will provide participants the opportunity to establish the group dynamics essential to successfully developing mentorship ability. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own philosophy of mentoring as a part of the program and prepare for upcoming workshops within the Entering Mentoring sequence.

This workshop is a requirement for the Entering Mentoring certificate of Completion.  Register

December 2022

Hear from USCPD what to do to keep your students and yourself safe. This seminar is designed to provide guidance on what to do in a shooting incident, how to be prepared, how to think safely and how to recognize a potential problem, specifically in campus and classroom contexts.  Register

It’s time to start thinking about your spring course! Have you already started planning your syllabus and have ideas but don't know where to start? Or are you feeling mired down in syllabus details, feeling like you're missing a prime opportunity to rethink and revise important components? You're not alone - and we're here to help! Join other faculty in this two-part in-person workshop series to help you get started or get past your 'stuck points'.

Part 2, 'Planning, Policies, Particulars” (of the schedule, policies, and other important aspects) involves the bigger picture planning stage - how can those assessments and activities fit together, or be organized into a cohesive series of modules as part of a larger whole? What works best with respect to in-person, synchronous, or asynchronous learning? What aspects of activities and assessments need to be considered (e.g. grading, time management), and what else should be included or revised?

Both parts of this series will be highly interactive, with other faculty colleague participants playing an important part in contributing ideas and recommendations and producing a positive workshop outcome for every participant. Bounce ideas off each other, hear what others are doing, while following along with the facilitator's steps for development and recommendations. Bring a past syllabus to start working on it as we go through the workshop!   Register


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