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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 Information from Student Accessibility Services

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

Faculty Focus

FF 2022 March Front

The latest issue of the Faculty Focus is now available! Inside you will find a variety of articles written by fellow faculty members on topics including affordable instructional materials, reflective teaching practices, innovative course assignments, late grading policies, 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.


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
Research in 60 Seconds: How Physical Activity Can Reduce Health Disparities
Assistant Professor of Nursing Jean Davis ’19PhD‘s research examines how exercise can help reduce health risks and disparities for Black pregnant people.
Science & Technology
Another Record Year for UCF — 8 NSF CAREER Award Winners
The recipients are engineers who work with interdisciplinary teams to solve tech and health problems.
Science & Technology
UCF Researchers Are Contributing to World Oceans Day
At UCF, researchers are studying a wide range of ways to improve ocean health, from patented soil that can remove up to 90% pollutants from…

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