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Who We Are

The mission of the Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is to support excellence in teaching and learning at UCF. We are dedicated to promoting the success of our stakeholders—the UCF full-time, part-time, and graduate student faculty—and, indirectly, the students they serve and the staff and administrators with whom they work.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATED TO COVID-19

Visit our Syllabus Statements page to see suggested language for Fall 2021.

Also see this recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing course policies to consider for your classes.


Faculty Information from Student Accessibility Services

Please see information provided by Student Accessibility Services (SAS) regarding faculty responsibilities for student accommodation.

Faculty Focus

FF 2021 October Front

The latest issue of the Faculty Focus is now available! Inside you will find a special section on Digital Learning’s Course Redesign Initiative, as well as articles written by fellow faculty members on a variety of topics including the scholarship of teaching and learning, navigating the transition back to in-person teaching, and more.

You can see past issues on our Faculty Focus page.


Faculty Support Offices

Click here for a “where to find what” list of places to go when you’ve got a question or a problem as a teacher at UCF.

Full-Time Faculty

Whether you’re new or returning faculty, you may be feeling daunted by all the things you need to do before the first day of class. Visit this page for answers to basic questions about how to get started at UCF.

Adjunct Faculty

Being an adjunct faculty member can make it challenging to get the information you need. Visit this page for quick information about getting started at UCF and information about our adjunct programming.

GTAs

Whether you’re a grader, graduate teaching assistant, or graduate teaching associate, we’re here to help you with teaching. Visit this page for resources and GTA programming.


Guide to Teaching at UCF

The Guide to Teaching at UCF is a one-stop source for most of your information needs as teaching faculty. It is a living document and is updated regularly; view or download the book for everything from parking to pedagogy!


 

Faculty in the News


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Sign up to receive our weekly e-mail newsletter, and be notified by email of Faculty Center events. To join, please fill out the following form, including checking the “FCTL Listserv” box: http://eepurl.com/haEgfD.

If you are already on the distribution list for Faculty Excellence and would like to be added to our mailing group, please contact us at fctl@ucf.edu.