Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning at USF

The University of South Florida serves nearly 51,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, and professional degrees across 13 colleges and is dedicated to meeting the needs of our diverse student population through a highly relevant curriculum and excellence in teaching and learning.

In support of faculty excellence in teaching and learning, visit the links below to additional resources:

Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL)

CITL supports the USF community of learners by promoting evidence-based practices for the advancement of learning, teaching, and scholarly activity. CITL provides faculty with resources and an environment to explore new and innovative ways to engage in learning and scholarship.

Digital Learning Resources

A centralized repository of tools, tips, and resources to support teaching and learning in a digital environment.

Connect with a Digital Learning expert via open labs or the Teams group, click here to see what help is available. 

Faculty Toolkit

The Faculty Toolkit provides information and resources necessary to support course delivery, including frequently asked questions and technical assistance.

Office of High Impact Practices and Undergraduate Research

The Office of High-Impact Practices and Undergraduate Research supports faculty wishing to expand the use of HIPs in their courses and assists them in supporting our students through research mentorship and global learning.

Office of National Scholars

Previously named the Office of National Scholarships we have recently changed our name to the Office of National Scholars (ONS) to underscore that scholarly development is, and always has been our focus. ONS’ mission requires a strong base of faculty support to help students with research connections and co-mentoring with us. To find how you can engage as faculty please visit Help Students be Competitive at ONS@USF, or access our user-friendly referral form to refer a bright young individual at Refer a Student.

Building A Digital Ecosystem

Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, Provost Wilcox launched a Digital Ecosystem Workgroup focused on matters of significant importance in strengthening the Preeminent stature of a consolidated USF. Since spring 2020 these efforts transitioned to rapidly respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Faculty Peer Mentors

College and Department Peer mentors will work with faculty one-on-one to assist them as needed in the pedagogical design and implementation of their courses, consulting with or referring them to appropriate units of the Learning Support Team.

SB 266 Guidance

This guidance addresses three broad areas within the law: (1) state prohibitions on expenditures related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; (2) powers and duties of university presidents related to faculty employment; and (3) updates to the requirements of the state’s general education curriculum for bachelor’s degree programs. 

Guidance for Generative AI

USF recognizes the increasing availability and impact of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools on teaching and learning. As Generative AI technologies rapidly evolve, it is crucial for faculty to be equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to integrate this powerful technology into their teaching practices.