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The Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence

The Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence celebrates, supports, and helps to develop outstanding teaching at every stage of each faculty member’s career.

We take our inspiration from a core principle of Ignatian pedagogy: cura personalis, or care of the whole person. Our programs, events, and community conversations are created each semester to meet the changing needs of faculty, with the understanding that teaching is a form of caring.

We offer ongoing programs like peer coaching, a summer book club, open classrooms, faculty learning communities, workshops, and an annual teaching retreat. Our myUSF site offers more information about our programs, as well as resources for faculty, including a repository of USF faculty interviews.

Faculty Spotlight: Brandi Lawless

CTE celebrates and warmly congratulates our colleague Brandi Lawless in the Department of Communication Studies for recently winning two external teaching awards. The National Communication Association (NCA) honored Brandi with the Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Teaching in Higher Education in November 2022, and the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) bestowed on her its Distinguished Teaching Award in February 2023. She has also received the Community Engaged Learning Faculty Award and Distinguished Research Award.

Brandi Lawless