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Online MSW student finds new calling in counseling after a two-decade-long law enforcement career

After retiring from his 20-year law enforcement career, Shawn Fox decided to take the next phase of his career in a new direction. With an existing master’s degree in psychology, he began teaching as an adjunct but soon realized that his ultimate goal was to be a counselor.

May 21, 2024News

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Online MSW students share findings related to LGBTQ+ youth in the foster care system

Despite being entirely virtual, students enrolled in USF's Online Master of Social Work program actively engage in hands-on learning experiences. Two participants recently showcased their research findings at the Safe Children Coalition Conference, focusing on the significance of creating inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ youth within the child welfare system.

May 10, 2024News

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From serving in the Air Force to serving his community - Justin Tash's journey to a career in social work

Serving in the United States Air Force for seven years, Justin Tash witnessed the mental health struggles among colleagues and experienced his own emotional health battles while growing up in a military family and serving on active duty.

May 9, 2024News

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From Patient to Practitioner: Kevin Kent’s Mission to Make a Difference Through Behavior Analysis

By the time he was three years old, Kevin Kent had been through six open heart surgeries. Fast forward 29 years and Kent is now giving back to kids in the same way he was helped as a child – he’s now a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA), working with children, some of them struggling with the same challenges he overcame.

May 2, 2024News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

From the Army to Computing: Joshua Santobianco’s Journey to a New Career

A veteran of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, Joshua Santobianco is familiar with witnessing intimidating jumps and soaring to new heights – in military planes. While he’s not maintaining weapons or conducting wartime exercises anymore, he’s leaping into a new career through USF’s Pathway to Computing Graduate Certificate.

April 30, 2024News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

How chewing food helped a psychology grad find her passion for Applied Behavior Analysis

After landing a chance job teaching children how to eat and try new foods to expand their diets, Faith Raulerson discovered a passion for applied behavior analysis.

April 30, 2024News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF invites families to first-ever community festival on March 2

The University of South Florida is hosting Bulls Family Fest! With educational, cultural, and sports activities, plus entertainment, the free event showcases USF and local opportunities. Join us on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at USF's Tampa campus. Before the fest, the inaugural Rocky’s Run 5k starts at 8 a.m.

February 29, 2024News, Youth Experiences

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USF’s InEd Studios: Shaping the future of online education

USF’s Innovative Education is taking online courses to the next level with cutting-edge technology and providing students with hands-on experience working behind the scenes.

November 16, 2023Innovation, News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF to upskill soaring tech workforce with Semiconductor Technology & Manufacturing Graduate Certificate Program

The USF College of Engineering is partnering with Innovative Education to equip tech-sector professionals with specialized knowledge and skills in the rapidly growing field of semiconductor technology and manufacturing through a fully online graduate certificate program.

September 29, 2023News

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Versatile Online MSW Program Empowers Advocate Against Human Trafficking

Not all rock’n’roll singers decide to switch their careers to full-time nonprofit work, but Mikayla Simeral did, and it’s why she chose USF’s online Master of Social Work to propel her career of helping others.

September 13, 2023News

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Celebrating Excellence in Online Teaching: USF Award for Innovation in Online Design and Teaching

In recognition of exceptional online teaching practices and significant contributions to the design, development, and delivery of student-centered online learning experiences, the 1st Annual Award for Innovation in Online Design and Teaching has been established.

August 18, 2023Awards, Learning Design, News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Three Things You Need to Know About NIL

In the ever-evolving world of collegiate athletics, the rules of the game are changing. Student-athletes need to make the most of the opportunities that Name, Image, and Likeness affords. Here are three things student-athletes, their parents, and sports leaders need to know about NIL to navigate this new frontier.

August 1, 2023Corporate Training, News

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USF Innovative Education is a powerhouse of creativity and collaboration, offering a range of faculty-related services including learning design, multimedia development, technology integration, and support for teaching and learning. We help faculty transform courses into dynamic learning experiences, providing training and support for various programs. We work with both experienced and new faculty, assisting them in integrating technology and staying up to date with educational trends.