University of Southern California

Learning Design & Technology

Advancing USC's strategic vision for teaching with technology

Faculty Forums

The Center for Scholarly Technology (CST) hosts Faculty Forums each fall and spring semester showcasing how USC instructors leverage instructional technologies to improve their teaching and their students’ learning. These sessions bring together USC colleagues, instructional technologists, and related support staff, researchers, and students to learn from each other.

Held on Fridays at noon with a light lunch provided, Faculty Forums familiarize faculty and staff with best practices and the innovative ways that instructors are becoming more efficient and effective through technology, as well as mistakes to avoid.

Each session features one or more speakers, often on a panel that includes some of their students. A Q&A period follows, enabling audience members to share related experiences and information with the group.

This open forum format led by USC faculty not only encourages the strategic use of instructional technologies, but has also resulted in an informal network and many sub-networks of instructors engaged in teaching with technology, along with technology and design experts who support them.

Faculty Forum registrations open up a few weeks in advance, and are listed on our homepage under “Upcoming Events.” If you are a USC faculty member and are interested in leading a discussion, please contact us at