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University of Southern California Center for Excellence in Teaching records

 Collection
Identifier: 5018

Scope and Contents

This small group of records consists chiefly of correspondence, applications, dossiers, and related materials pertaining to the applicants and winners of the FIUT (as described above), covering the years from 1984 through 1998.

Dates

  • 1984-2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Historical note

The Center for Excellence in Teaching at USC is an innovative initiative envisioned by faculty for faculty. The purpose of the Center is to treat teaching as serious intellectual work that merits sustained focus at a research university. By providing the training, feedback, and resources to make excellent teaching possible, the CET assists faculty and teaching assistants to think of college courses, and out-of-class activities, as opportunities for them to define, practice, and advance their disciplines (and inter-disciplinary collaborative work) through teaching and mentoring.

The Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching is the highest honor the University Faculty bestows on its members for outstanding teaching. The award recognizes the career achievements of outstanding faculty with a proven track record as exceptional teachers with a positive, inspiring, and long-lasting effect on students and their learning, along with extraordianry, unique, or pioneering contributions to excellence in teaching. It is not intended as a "Teacher of the Year" award. Nominees should thus have spent a significant period of time teaching at USC.

The University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award symbolizes the University's dedication to the education of scholars and teachers. Awards are presented each year at the Academic Honors convocation (in April) to graduate students who have exhibited consistent excellence in the classroom. Three awards are presented each year-- one from the natural sciences and engineering, one from the social sciences, and one from the humanities and arts.

The USC Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching (FIUT) supports the innovative educational initiatives of faculty who teach undergraduate courses in all disciplines at USC. All full-time faculty (tenure-track and non-tenure-track) are eligible to apply.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Center for Excellence in Teaching at USC is an innovative initiative envisioned by faculty for faculty. The purpose of the Center is to treat teaching as serious intellectual work that merits sustained focus at a research university. By providing the training, feedback, and resources to make excellent teaching possible, the CET assists faculty and teaching assistants to think of college courses, and out-of-class activities, as opportunities for them to define, practice, and advance their disciplines (and inter-disciplinary collaborative work) through teaching and mentoring. This small group of records consists chiefly of correspondence, applications, dossiers, and related materials pertaining to the applicants and winners of the FIUT, covering the years from 1984 through 1998.

Title
Finding Aid for the University of Southern California Center for Excellence in Teaching records
Status
Completed
Author
Jacqueline Morin and Sue Luftschein
Date
2018 May
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States