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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.


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

Research in 60 Seconds: Making Molecules Sing to Better Understand Them
21st Century Scholar Chair Professor of Optics, Photonics and Physics Konstantin Vodopyanov’s research examines molecules to develop advancements that impact healthcare to space exploration.
Colleges & Campus
Your Mental Health Matters: Take Advantage of UCF’s Resources
May is recognized nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month, a movement to raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding mental health.
Business & Economy
UCF Marketing Chair Named American Council on Education Fellow
Following nomination by UCF senior administration and a rigorous application process, Pradeep Bhardwaj is among 36 fellows selected this year.