The University of San Francisco: Information Technology Services
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About CIT

CIT entrance_300The Center for Instruction and Technology is a teaching, learning, and research facility designed to provide USF faculty, staff, and students with access to the tools for the successful integration of technology into today's classroom.

The CIT originated in 1984 as the teaching lab for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAT) program. Today, we have expanded to host university-wide faculty, staff and student training, and support many special projects, including the establishment of the university's first wireless smart classroom, access to state-of-the-art multimedia technologies, and a teaching and learning facility that supports the university's initiatives to integrate technology into the curriculum. We offer demonstrations and workshops on the latest technology solutions for higher education by maintaining a highly-active training schedule on enterprise, desktop productivity, web-based, graphics and design, and multimedia applications.

Staff

Labs and Reservations

Training Calendar

Directions to CIT

The Center maintains three computer training labs located in the lower level of School of Education on Turk Street. Our labs are open to the public and are often used as classrooms for teaching technology. For inquiries, please email cit@usfca.edu.

Regular

Hours

Monday - Friday 8am-10pm
Saturdays 7:30am-6pm
Closed Sundays

Summer

Hours

Monday - Friday 8am-6pm
Saturdays 8am-4pm
Closed Sundays

The CIT's Programs Currently Include:

  • Support of all School of Education (SOE) offerings in Educational Technology (including the Master of Arts in Digital Media and Learning, the program which founded the CIT).
  • Support of university-wide faculty and staff training in information technologies.
  • Support of School of Education projects and research in Educational Technology.
  • Support for the SOE's Teaching, Learning and Technology program within the Department of Teacher Education.
  • Support of the USF's award-winning Upward Bound program.
  • Free lunchtime tech workshops for faculty, staff, and students.

The CIT Awards for Innovation in Teaching with Technology

Two Innovation in Teaching with Technology Awards ($500 each) will be granted, one to a full-time faculty member and one to a part-time faculty member, for their outstanding use of technology in the classroom or online.

Our mission is to create greater awareness of achievements by faculty and staff who are finding new ways to use information technology in education. To nominate a person or group for an award, please complete and submit the nomination form. Click for Rules of entry. All CIT Award recipients are posted online after official announcement.

CIT Tech IntensivesCIT Tech Intensives Program

Every June, CIT offers a variety of intensive classes in the areas of Web-based teaching and learning, and Multimedia-based teaching and learning. This year, CIT is sponsoring a three-day tech intensive program to introduce instructional technologies to full-time and adjunct faculty. Click for details.

Annual Technology Fair

Every January, CIT will sponsor the Technology Fair for our community on campus. Technology vendor partners will be on site to present new technologies applicable to faculty and students. Demonstrations, presentations and opportunities to ask questions will be made available. Raffles of various technologies are offered through our vendors and our department. Check back on our site in December to find out more information about this.

Certificate Program

We offer a Technology Certificate for all Faculty and staff who're interested in honing their technology skills in different areas. Participants will select FIVE classes from any of the five technology tracks to successfully complete your certificate. Technology Certificate ProgramThere is also a required presentation of completed projects at the end of the program.

  • Teaching and learning with technology
  • Design and Media
  • Office Productivity
  • Communications
  • lynda.com Online classes

Click here to see 2014 participants' names, project topics and gallery.