Certificate of Completion
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.
Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence addresses teaching philosophies and practices by integrating pedagogical principles aligned with inclusive excellence into the classroom environment, course design and assignments that increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as cultural competence, civic engagement and civil discourse. Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the people, practices and initiatives that support and foster diversity at USC, as well as obtaining ideas, strategies and resources that instructors can use to both build their diversity competencies and identify areas of diversity partnership across the institution.
Faculty, instructors and teaching graduate assistants who participate in eight or more Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence approved Center for Teaching Excellence workshops will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation and recognition on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s website. Participants will be required to attend the Inclusive Excellence at USC workshop and seven (7) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate.
Required Workshop Sessions
- Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education - 9/25
- Reaching All Students: Creating Inclusive Content - 2/6
- Effective Discussions about Controversial Topics – 2/8
- Discussing Controversial Issues and Right of Free Speech – 2/12
- Grappling with Culturally Relevant and Culturally Responsive Teaching – 2/20
- Inclusive Teaching Methods for Online Instruction – 2/25
- SyllaBOOST Creating an Inclusive Environment from Day 1 – 3/25
- Disrupting Oppressive Spaces: Our Roles as Institutional Actors – 4/1
Register for participation in the Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence Certificate of Completion program. Your registration allows us to track who has decided to participate in the certificate program. You must still register for individual workshops to fulfill both your required and elective workshops.