About USF University College
USF University College supports the University’s strategic efforts to ensure student success and program innovation by:
- Leading USF distance learning development, in collaboration with other University academic colleges
- Expanding market-based programs
- Advancing professional and workforce development
- Encouraging lifelong learning
USF Metro Initiatives
USF Metro Initiatives (MI) supports the University’s priority areas of student success; community engagement; and integrated, interdisciplinary inquiry. MI offers a variety of services to increase access to educational programs that meet the needs of distance learners, working adults, and other non-traditional students.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Graduate Certificates – offer specific knowledge in a content area to enhance academic and professional experience while earning a graduate level credential.
- Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) – presents a degree completion option that provides non-traditional students more options for meeting their educational and professional goals.
- Osher Reentry Scholarship Endowment – provides tuition assistance to undergraduate students who have a gap of five years or more in their education.
- Student Support Services (USF4YOU) – offers program information and referral services
- Distance Learning Initiatives – provides expertise to academic areas seeking to give students options beyond the traditional classroom
eLearning Innovations produces world-class eLearning content and enables USF faculty to create and teach compelling online courses. eLI also generates revenue through entrepreneurial partnerships that produce award-winning digital content.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Build an inspired USF eLearning and eTeaching culture
- Communicate with the USF teaching community regarding University College eTeaching development opportunities
- Cultivate new eTeaching-based revenue-generating entrepreneurial projects and partnerships with academia and industry
Four cornerstone projects with two long-term international partnerships:
- Verto Education
- Response to Intervention for Behavior (RtIB)
- Epigeum Ltd (UK)
- Espresso Education (UK) and USA Today
On November 5, 2009, Ralph Wilcox, Provost and Executive Vice President, and Jennifer Meningall, Vice President, Student Affairs, convened a Student Success Task Force. The Task Force recommendations led to the creation of the Office of Student Success, under the direction of Paul Dosal, Vice Provost for Student Success. Vice Provost Dosal works with the Student Success Council to develop the recommendations of the task force.
Roles & Responsibilities:
The Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) in the Office of Student Success promotes the Student Success movement among faculty and facilitates the relationship between University College and the Office of Student Success through its work in faculty development.
At the heart of the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) are Faculty Learning Communities, groups of faculty led by Faculty Fellows, who investigate a common teaching interest during an academic year with the support of ATLE. ATLE collaborates on joint events with University College’s eTeaching & Technology Group (eTG). ATLE is a reorganized faculty development unit, and its relationship with University College continues to evolve.
The Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) operates under the umbrella initiative of Student Success, and student success is woven into everything that ATLE does, including observations of classroom instruction, managing of teaching awards for graduate teaching assistants, orientations for new faculty and new teaching assistants in collaboration with University College, and oversight of the Student Success Council’s ongoing Course Redesign project . The Course Redesign project targets large enrollment courses with high rates of drop/failure/withdrawal.
Corporate College/ Continuing Education
Corporate College/Continuing Education serves the non-credit market segment of University College by providing a range of continuing education programs and testing services to residents and employers in the Tampa Bay region. Through our open enrollment and contracted programs, professional development courses are available to help employees/individuals maintain proficiency in a current profession, prepare for professional certification, enhance skills needed for promotion or cross-training, transition into a new field, and improve skills.
Auxiliary Revenue Generating Units:
Professional and Workforce Development (PWD) - Provides non-credit courses and certificate programs to help participants maintain proficiency, prepare for certification, transition to a new field of work or acquire skills to return to work. Program fees support these programs.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - A learning community of older adults offering peer-led, non-credit programs in the arts, sciences and computer skills. Program fees and a Foundation Endowment support these programs.
Testing Services - Provides test administration and proctoring services. Administers a variety of other tests for admissions, placement and professional certification purposes for a fee. Supports limited USF distance learning test proctoring and other college DL proctoring (for a fee).
Registration Services - Processes non-credit registrations and enrollments for the CE programs (PWD and OLLI) and a few other USF college departments. Provides continuing education unit (CEU) management for an additional fee.
- University College
- Staff Directory
- U.C. Facebook
- USF Online
- Graduate Certificates
- Bachelor of General Studies
- Osher Reentry Scholarship
- USF4YOU Student Services
- Testing Services
- Continuing Education/Corporate College
- Professional Workforce Development
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
- eLearning Innovations
- eLearning Technology Group
- Media Innovation Team
- Self-supporting Programs