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TEACHING IN THE USP
The University Studies Program (USP) is intended to evolve, change and continue to improve. It was developed collaboratively by faculty from a variety of different disciplines. When you teach in the USP you are becoming part of this community. Instructors wishing to develop a course for the USP should email the USP Director to be added to our Canvas course for instructors.
Some of the USP priorities for teaching include:
- Supporting quality instruction
- Providing access to the full support of the USP staff
- Regularly offering events and professional development opportunities
- Promoting interaction between faculty and staff to support general education
- Increasing consistency in course offerings (which is reflected in syllabi with similar elements)
- Expanding connection to the community, particularly in Quest III
- Helping students make connections, especially through the signature questions as well as in Quest III and Connect
USP Course Instructors
Courses that meet requirements in the USP include:
- Comm 111 Introduction to Public Speaking
- WRT 188 First-Year College Writing
- WRT 288: Advanced Writing
- Explore courses
Explore courses make up the majority of a student’s coursework in the USP. Some sections of Explore courses are also included in the Quest sequence. Look under Attributes in the Detail description of your course in Titan Web to find out if your course is an Explore, Quest I, Quest II, or Quest III course. Explore courses are designated XC (explore culture), XL (explore lab science), XM (explore mathematics), or XS (explore society). There may also be designations for ES (Ethnic Studies) or GC (Global Citizenship), which are university requirements.
- Follow this link for the UW Oshkosh Essential Learning Outcomes.
- Follow this link for sample language and syllabi.
- Follow this link to get instructions for completed USP forms on a campus computer.