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Oktoberbest 2019

Oktoberbest: A Celebration of Teaching

October 18, 2019

All USC faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants are invited to participate in the tenth annual Oktoberbest: A Symposium on Teaching on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Russel House University Union.  Join colleagues from across USC campuses for this free one-day symposium focused on sharing best practices in teaching.

The Oktoberbest schedule has a wide variety of workshops on topics ranging from active learning and online course development to critical thinking and integrative learning. The event will include:

  • Breakfast with our keynote speaker
  • Choice of Concurrent Sessions presented by your colleagues at USC
  • Closing reception featuring door prizes and traditional Oktoberfest fare

Oktoberbest is free to all who teach or support teaching at USC, but is not open to the general public.


Call For Proposals

Have you found best ways to present information to students? Innovative techniques to get them engaged with you, their peers, and the course content? New ideas for engaging students beyond the classroom? Or perhaps you’ve discovered an effective technology you now use to enhance your course? Think of all the strategies you use in your teaching, and select the most effective and innovative ones you want to share with others.

Join us and share your passion for innovative teaching, course development, educational technology, and improving student learning! We invite you to Submit Proposals featuring innovative approaches or assessments, best practices, teaching-related research, discussion of critical issues, or other teaching and learning experiences that incorporate innovative teaching approaches. Learn More