The 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 have a team of dedicated staff, who 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, social-media and multimedia applications.
CIT Labs and Reservations
CIT maintains three computer training labs located in the basement level of School of Education on Turk Street. Our labs are open to the public and are often reserved as classrooms for teaching technology. Requests are made via ems.usfca.edu/virtualems.
Directions to CIT:
The CIT is located on the basement level of the School of Education at 2350 Turk Street, near the intersection of Turk and Masonic.
Monday - Friday 8am-10pm
Monday - Friday 8am-6pm
At CIT, we offer different programs:
The CIT Awards for Innovation
Two Innovation in Teaching with Technology Awards ($500 each) are 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 objective 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 and past CIT Award recipients.
We are the starting point for USF faculty, staff and students interested in improving their skills and effectiveness using computers and instructional technology. Visit our training calendar, which is posted new every quarter, to see all training workshops offered on the topics of desktop applications and administrative systems. Individual training is also available to meet specific training needs where a class does not fulfill them.
Every summer, the CIT offers a variety of intensive classes in the areas of Web-based teaching and learning and using the iPad in the classroom. This year, the CIT sponsored two three-day tech intensive programs to introduce instructional technologies to full-time and adjunct faculty.
Tech Talk Series
Every semester we invite different guests to present to our Faculty on new education technologies and ideas that can help them with teaching in the classroom. Speakers for this fall are: Guillaume Decugis from Scoop.it; Eugene Kim, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Director of the Law+Plus Program, School of Law on Flipping a Law Writing Classroom; Judy Einstein, Courseload on The Benefits of eTextbooks and Digital Course Materials for Students and Faculty; and Jeff Yan on ePortfolios using Digication: Implementing an Electronic Portfolio in your Program to Document Learning. All workshops are free to signup.
Fall 2014 Recorded Tech Talks: Eugene Kim, School of Law on 'Flipping a Law Writing Classroom'; Digication ePortfolios
Every winter, the CIT sponsors a Technology Fair for the USF community. Technology vendor partners are onsite to present new technologies applicable to faculty and students. Demonstrations, presentations and opportunities to ask questions are made available. Raffles of various technologies are provided.
The CIT sponsors a Technology Certificate program for faculty and staff who are interested in honing their technology skills. Participants select FIVE classes from any of the five technology tracks to successfully complete the certificate program. A work-related technology project is required for full completion of the program. Click here to see 2014 participants' names, project topics and photo gallery.