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The resources below can help you develop your syllabi, courses, and course materials. All documents linked below require the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

New Faculty Development Program

All new faculty at USA are expected to complete a New Faculty Development Program. The document linked above includes the details for this year's program.

 

Syllabus Template
This document contains the new template for USA syllabi.


Syllabus Tips
These tips will help you consider the tone and wording of your syllabus so that it will be a more effective governing document for your course.


Learning Outcomes
This document provides useful information on how to write learning outcomes and objectives.


Attendance Issues
This document contains helpful advice on how to improve student attendance in your classes.


Fifty Teaching Strategies
These strategies should help faculty in all disciplines improve their teaching.

 

Faculty Guidebook
This document is to serve as a guide for instructors teaching in the traditional classroom, blended courses, or fully online environments. 


Orientation Handbook for New Faculty
This is the PDF version of the 2014 handbook given out at Orientation. 


Instructional Workshops
This is the official list of events that count toward the required 6 hours of Instructional Workshops requirement for the New Faculty Development Program.