The team at CITL understands that your courses are more effective when you’re also actively engaged in learning. Our faculty success programs were created to help your academic career flourish. They help you hone your skills and expand your community across disciplines. CITL programs are informed by your colleagues, the latest research, best practices and insights from educational experts. Plus, they are funded by CITL grants, so you can focus on meeting your goals as an instructor.
FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) provide a deep dive into a single subject over a year. FLCs are faculty-led communities of six to 12 members that are designed to foster communication across disciplines and drive innovation in teaching and learning. Members spend the year reading, researching, discussing and exploring solutions to an issue or question at the heart of their community’s inquiry.
Each year, CITL announces a call for proposals for new FLC facilitators and new topics. Each FLC develops its own schedule for meeting throughout the year. CITL provides funding to support each FLC’s activities related to its topic or specific agenda. At the end of the year, participants share their project with the USF community through numerous CITL events. Click here for more information.
Inclusive and Equitable Pedagogy Program
CITL is collaborating with the Anti-Racism Initiative, the Faculty Success Initiative, Innovation Education and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity to deliver an Inclusive and Equitable Pedagogy Program to the USF community. This program takes the form of a workshop series, Canvas pedagogy course and learning community. Click here for more information.
Oftentimes, the crucial work that is done by faculty in (and out) of the classroom goes unnoticed. The Thank-a-Professor program serves as a way for those positively impacted by faculty to share their appreciation with them. This initiative has several goals:
- Combat feelings of faculty exhaustion and burnout.
- Offer an informal venue for expressing appreciation toward faculty.
- Highlight and emphasize teaching and the work done surrounding it.
Click here for more information and to submit a thank-you note.