Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Workshops & Events


CITL member leading a faculty development workshop for USF faculty members.

CITL reinforces USF’s guiding principle to create a culture of faculty success by offering academic workshops, faculty development workshops and a range of enriching faculty events for all members of USF’s instructional team. This includes all instructors, from teaching assistants to full professors. 

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Click here for Fall 2022 TA Training.


Workshops offer a focused time of engagement and insight into evidence-based teaching practices. CITL is available to speak to any number of topics ranging from course design to motivating students. Regular workshops are offered, but specific topics and needs can be brought to your group upon request.

Faculty Events:

  • Gaming and Virtual Reality
    Friday, April 22

    Dr. Jeff Kuhn coordinates Ohio University's e-sports program, and he serves a split appointment with the university's Office of Instructional Innovation and the Games Research and Immersive Design Lab. In this session, Jeff will introduce language instructors to how they might integrate games and virtual reality into their curriculum, along with practical tips and tools for doing so.
    Link to attend event on Zoom:

    This session is organized by the CITL Faculty Learning Community - Language Teachers for Technology Literacy and Innovation facilitated by Dr. Matt Kessler.


Digital Learning Workshops

The Digital Learning team offers a variety of workshops through out the semester to support your use of digital tools, including Teams, Canvas and Honorlock. Use the links below to register for specific event:

    In this session, we provide you with the most critical Canvas and Teams features in preparation for the semester launch. We will cover everything from Canvas menu setup to connecting Teams to your Canvas course. Attendees are encouraged to follow along and set up their course as we work through the steps.

    May 11 (Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Register

First Fridays

CITL's monthly teaching and learning workshop series. Open to all faculty, adjuncts, and teaching assistants. Check out the full schedule of sessions and register for one or all.

Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogy Program Upcoming Workshop Series

CITL's upcoming Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogy Program workshop series. These workshops are open to all faculty, adjuncts, and teaching assistants.



Faculty and teaching assistants are invited to this five-day, hands-on instructional event to help you refresh an existing course or design a new course from the ground up.

Information on our Summer 2022 Course Design Institute


CITL hosts a calendar of events designed for the success and engagement of full-time faculty and instructors. Some are informal, such as the Teaching Circles and Faculty Book Club, and some are structured, such as the Course Design Institute. However, all are aimed at supporting your success as a faculty member at USF.


CITL presents a number of events and experiences to support the vital work and success of adjunct instructors on USF’s campuses. From orientation events to specific teaching circles and learning communities, adjuncts at USF have specific events available to support them.


The contribution of graduate teaching assistants is essential to the academic life of USF and critical to the future of university instruction and research. CITL provides several events specially designed for the needs and interests of TAs, such as an online and one-day training event and an optional 8-week training program, the Preparing for College Teaching Course.

  • Fall 2022 TA Training will be offered online. The training consists of a set of Canvas modules and quizzes that should be completed prior to the first day of the Fall semester. TAs will also be required to attend one of two online synchronous sessions in Microsoft Teams. Information about registering for these sessions will be provided in the Canvas course.

Course Name: IDS 5921 Teaching Assistant Training    CRN: 89813

Online synchronous session dates: August 18 and August 19 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm    *(attendance at only one date required)*

You must register for the TA Training course, IDS 5921, through OASIS using the CRN above. The training course must be completed prior to the first day of the Fall semester in order to be in compliance with the Office of Graduate Studies training requirement for new TAs. The course will be open in Canvas in July 2022.

Please email CITL with course questions:

Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for questions about eligibility: 


  • Preparing for College Teaching (PCT) is an optional 10-week program that guides participants through the process of designing, building, and instructing college classes effectively. PCT is a zero-credit course (meaning it appears on your transcript!) that will teach you how to teach and teach well. The course is beneficial to any graduate student who strives to be a great teacher. All graduate students are invited to attend. Register using the CRN listed below:

    Fall 2022 PCT Course Details
    Meeting Times: Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Modality: In-person - CPR 462
    August 23 - October 27, 2022

    Instructor: Sara Friedman
    Subject CRS#: IDS 5922      CRN: 89725



CITL is here to help new faculty start off on the right foot. Beginning with New Faculty Orientation, CITL provides a number of events and resources specifically for new members of the USF faculty.