Work with our instructional specialist to investigate, design, and assess innovative teaching strategies. Observe students working together in informal groups and collaborative environments. Be part of a learning community committed to exploring solution-oriented approaches to instruction. Systematically evaluate and integrate new approaches to instruction with the support of an instructional designer and colleagues.


Contact Staci Cox, Instructional Specialist ( or 601-266-6899) for more information or to request an appointment.

Current Initiatives include:

Learning Communities
Graduate Teaching Assistants prep
Showcase and disseminate effective strategies
- Coffee Chats
- Lunch and Learns
- Seminars, workshops, and brown bags
Support and facilitate other faculty development programs

Faculty FAQsClass using Think Center

What services are available at the Think Center for faculty? 
Faculty will have the opportunity to work with an instructional specialist to investigate, design, develop, and assess innovative teaching strategies. Faculty will be able to observe students working and learning together, and will have access to professional development that is focused on implementing design thinking principles in the classroom. Finally, faculty will have a venue to collaborate with others to enrich their instructional methods.


Will faculty members come to the Think Center together? For example, can faculty in the same department come to the center to observe how their students will have a cohesive learning environment? 
They can. Providing opportunities for faculty to observe students as they learn is a great idea when building instruction.  The instructional specialist will be available to assist in designing strategies that encourage collaborative environments.


If faculty would like to receive feedback when utilizing the incubator classroom, will that be available? 
Yes. The Instructional Designer will be available to observe instructional practices and make suggestions for incorporating thinking strategies in instruction upon request.




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The Student Think Center is an initiative of the Learning Enhancement Center at The University of Southern Mississippi funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Program [Title III Part A] for $1,954,151 over a five year period.

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The University of Southern Mississippi
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