Adjunct instructors at USF are hired by individual departments/schools. There is no required training or orientation for adjuncts, but there are several resources available to them that may be helpful.
- Adjunct Retreat: A one-day whirlwind prep day for adjuncts on a weekend before the start of fall and spring term.
- Adjunct Workshop Series: Earn a physical certificate for completing 8 of ten workshops, held in the evening once per week. The topics are: Classroom Management, Interactive Teaching, Lectures and PowerPoint, Discussions and Groupwork, Writing and Grading Assessments, Canvas, New Instructional Technologies, Course Design, Syllabus, and Teaching Portfolios.
- Adjunct Book Club: An informal, cross-disciplinary gathering of USF adjunct instructors who meet to discuss a variety of books related to teaching and learning.
- Peer Observation Groups: An informal opportunity for USF faculty to observe each other's classes in small teams, both giving and receiving useful feedback on their teaching practices.
- Faculty Glossary: A list of terms (and acronyms) related to teaching at USF.
- Higher Education Glossary: A list of terms (and acronyms) frequently used in Higher Education in the United States.
- Instructional Resource Guide: An online glossary and listing of terms, policies, and resources here at USF.
- Syllabus Template: A USF-specific template with lots of instructions and examples to help you craft your own syllabus.
- USF Teaching Essentials: An online course (free to USF instructional personnel) discussing best practices in teaching, from writing quizzes and delivering lectures, to effective classroom management and strong course design. This resource is available in Canvas, the university's learning management software (LMS).