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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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Important Information Related to COVID-19

Visit our Syllabus Statements page to see suggested language to include in your syllabus.

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 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

Science & Technology
Faculty Multimedia Center Reopens with Upgraded Technology
Innovative tools and training will fuel faculty creativity to engage students in new ways.
Health & Medicine
UCF Developing Scam Screener for the Elderly
A research team is creating tools to help doctors screen older adults who may be at a higher risk for getting scammed.
UCF’s Sherlock Holmes of Microbiology: Salvador Almagro-Moreno
UCF’s national expert on flesh-eating bacteria is unraveling the mystery of why some bacteria remain harmless while others go rogue threatening human life.

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