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 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.
Labs and Reservations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday - Friday 8am-10pm
Monday - Friday 8am-6pm
The CIT's Programs Currently Include:
- Support of all School of Education (SOE) offerings in Educational Technology (including the Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning, the program which founded the CIT).
- Support of university-wide faculty and staff training in information technologies.
- 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.
- 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 Intensives Program
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. Click here for details.
Annual Technology Fair
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.
- Teaching and Learning with Technology
- Design and Media
- Office Productivity
- USF Communication Channels
Click here to see 2014 participants' names, project topics and gallery.