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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.


Faculty Focus

FF 2022 March Front

The Faculty Focus is a publication containing a variety of articles written by fellow faculty members on topics relating to teaching.

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

Colleges & Campus
The Power Behind UCF’s Tech Talent Machine
The public is taking notice of what researchers and corporations have known for years: Central Florida is one of the most valuable centers of tech…
Colleges & Campus
UCF Graduate Programs in Engineering, Computer Science Highlight Research in U.S. News Rankings
Breakthroughs in AI, virtual and augmented reality, hypersonic propulsion, cybersecurity, robotics and more are pushing the envelope for UCF’s engineering programs.
Colleges & Campus
Distinguished UCF Optics, Photonics Professor Inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
The honor recognizes Pegasus Professor of Optics and Photonics Peter Delfyett’s vast contributions to improving the quality of life for people in Florida and beyond.