Teaching and Learning
Community and Global Outreach
Current & Ongoing Projects
1. Stavros center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education
Director, Dr. Dick Puglisi
The guiding philosophy of the USF Stavros Center is to establish strategic alliances and partnerships with the corporate community and school districts in support of K-12 economic education. This philosophy is reflected in the delivery of programs that rely heavily on collaboration between business (content) and the Stawos Center (pedagogy). Much of the content delivered by the Center depends on the active involvement of the business community.
2. Tutor-a-Bull, a College of Education Project
Tutor-a-Bull is a unique public / private partnership between the Michelin Golf Classic, the USF College of Education and the Hillsborough County Public Schools, designed to provide one-on-one tutoring for middle and high school students in the Hillsborough County Public Schools by USF College of Education students. The USF tutors are a select group of students (primarily from the College’s Suncoast Area Teacher Training (SCATT) Honors Program). Tutor-a-Bull started 5 years ago at the Joshua House, a shelter for neglected and abused children. It was so successful, the partners decided to pilot the program in local schools. Approximately 100 tutors are tutoring children in 15 middle and 3 high schools in the Hillsborough County Public School System.
3. Content-Specific Projects and Initiatives
Faculty members in the Department of Secondary Education are continually involved in a variety of collaborative or partnership efforts that serve local and global communities. A list of faculty projects and initiatives are provided under the two categories listed below.