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Please be patient with us! This page is under (re)construction as of July 27, 2014. We'll be done soon! All of the resources you're looking for are still available using the navigation to the left, or by using the search box in the upper right corner of this page. Thanks!

Welcome Back to the USP for Fall 2014!

Ready for a new year of great teaching and learning?  Whether you're a new Quest or Explore teacher or this is your second year teaching in the program, we hope you'll find some of what you need here.  We're in the process of updating a lot of documents, so if you don't see something you need, please ask.  We're happy to answer your questions at

If you are a new instructor or if you are teaching a USP (Quest or Explore) course for the first time this fall, please be sure to register for our late August workshops.  These sessions will provide just the jump-start you need to finish getting ready for your fall courses.

We're experimenting with organizing this "landing page" as a sort of table of contents, as many of you noted that it can be hard to find things on our ever-expanding site of resources.  Let us know how you like it!

Teaching Resources Contents Links

AAC&U Rubrics

Advising in USP

ANVIL (Polk Library)

Civic engagement checklist (Musil)

Civic Learning resources

Co-curricular events calendar

Comm 111 checklist

Early Alert information (also, see Registrar's guidelines)

ePortfolio basics

ePortfolio presentations

ePortfolio reflection

Essential Learning Outcomes

Ethical reasoning resources

Ethical reasoning syllabus statement

Explore course checklist

First-Year Experience resources (Quest I)

High-Impact Practices (HIPs)

Inclusive Excellence resources

Information Literacy

Intercultural Knowledge & Competence resources

Liberal education definition

MAP-Works basics

MAP-Works instructions

Pairings (Disciplinary + WBIS/Comm) for Fall 2014

Peer Mentor application

Peer Mentor contract

Peer Mentor expectations

Peer Mentor job description

Quest I checklist

Quest II checklist

Quest III checklist

Quest Speaking & Writing checklists


Student Learning Outcomes (how to write them)

Sustainability resources

Tone in your syllabus

USP program document (from 2012)

USP Quick Guide (Admissions document)

USP staff

UW Oshkosh Sustainability Rubric

UW Oshkosh Written Communication Rubric

WBIS checklist




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