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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.

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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
UCF Podcast: Reimagining Storytelling Through Themed Experience
Peter Weishar, UCF’s themed experience program director, shares how UCF is preparing graduates to make an impact in this multi-billion dollar field by providing the…
AI Model Recommends Personalized Fonts to Improve Digital Reading, Accessibility
A study led by UCF and Adobe scientists indicated that a machine learning model developed by the software company can improve reading speed by matching…
Health & Medicine
UCF Faculty Combines Harry Potter with Pharmacology Course to Improve Student Outcomes
By incorporating magical themes into her lessons, a UCF health sciences lecturer has seen a boost in students’ grades — and is even helping other…

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