About Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL), University of South Florida
University of South Florida is a Research University, located in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region, dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success. Founded in 1956, the University today serves more than 50,000 students and has almost 16,000 faculty. 40% of students are African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or multiracial. USF is the fastest-rising university in America, according to U.S. News and World Report's (U.S. News) 2022 Best Colleges rankings, having risen 67 spots among all universities and 48 spots among public universities, over the last ten years.
The Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL) at USF started working with OneHE in 2022. The USF CITL "has a singular mission: enhancing learning experiences. CITL is focused on strengthening classroom practices, providing pedagogy and technology training, and enriching the learning and teaching environment for all faculty."
What was the challenge?
The CITL in USF aimed to provide a sustainable and scalable system for supporting the professional development of teaching faculty, especially those that are new to teaching, that integrates and augments current support and provides flexibility in how and when faculty are supported. In this, the CITL wanted to create a sense of community and connectedness between educators committed to improving the quality of teaching, across USF's three campuses and 13 schools, and with colleagues in other institutions globally, also using OneHE.
How did OneHE change the game for Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL), University of South Florida?
Where next for your partnership with OneHE?
USF's CITL now plans to make use of OneHE to provide support for adjunct faculty who are often less well resourced in institutions. OneHE allow adjunct faculty to engage with faculty development at a time and place that suits them, and to carry on the conversation with colleagues about adoption of good practice. The CITL sees this as a value add that will help attract the best academic talent.
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