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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WORKSHOPS

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.

First Fridays

CITL's monthly teaching and learning workshop series. Open to all faculty, adjuncts, and teaching assistants.

EVENTS FOR ALL FACULTY

COURSE DESIGN INSTITUTE

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.

FACULTY EVENTS

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.


ADJUNCT EVENTS 

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.


TEACHING ASSISTANT EVENTS

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 2021 TA Training will be offered online. The training consists of a set of modules and quizzes and an online synchronous session that should be completed prior to the first day of the Fall semester.
    Course Name: IDS 5921 Teaching Assistant Training    CRN: 90749
    You must register for the TA Training course, IDS 5921, through OASIS using the CRN above. There are two parts to this training course. You must first complete the online modules found in the Canvas course. Then, you will attend one of two online synchronous training sessions. Registration for these sessions will be done through the Canvas course. The dates for the sessions are:
    - Thursday, August 19th 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm
    - Friday, August 20th 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm 

 

  • Preparing for College Teaching (PCT) is a 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.

    Fall 2021 PCT Course Details:

    Meeting Times & Location: Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at EDU 411
    Modality= In-person (CL) - There is no online-only option
    August 24, 2021- October 28, 2021
    Instructor: Dr. Emad Mansour
    Subject CRS#: IDS 5922      CRN: 90653

NEW FACULTY EVENTS

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.