College generated over $25 million in grants and contracts last
year. More precisely, external grants and contracts increased
from $13,908, 431 in 1999-00 to $25,303,278 in 2003-04, an increase
The College has long been a leader in its commitment
to the use of technology to reform instruction. It is home to
the highly regarded Florida Center for Instructional Technology
(FCIT). FCIT is funded by the Florida Department of Education,
Office of Educational Technology to provide leadership, instructional
materials, and support services to educational institutions.
(For additional information, select "Centers and Institutes"
on the College website, and look for FCIT.)
Through the David C. Anchin Center, since 2001, the federally
funded PT 3 Teacher Education Change Initiative (TECH) has provided
a systemic approach to University and College of Education change
in the ways technology is used by faculty with pre-service teachers.
PT 3 has created a critical mass of technology proficient faculty,
(over 100) producing redesigned courses and evidence of their
effects. For more information go to www.coedu.usf.edu/pt3
During the past eight years, during the construction of the
"new" building and remodeling of the old College facility, then
state-of-the-art technology was incorporated within the structures.
Technical Services and Resources, (TSR) with a full-time staff
of nine, support the infrastructure and faculty efforts in their
use of technology.
College Council has a Technology Committee that makes recommendations
to the Council on technology issues and supports faculty in
their use of technology. The Laptop Initiative, a pilot project
following the national trend to have all students have access
to "anytime, anywhere" learning, was implemented in Fall 2003
with a cohort of 25 elementary education pre-service teachers.
For more information, select "Centers and Institutes"
and scroll down to "Special Projects." These projects
are a sample of technical strength within a college where faculty
and staff have had access to technology for several years, and
most are quite proficient in its use.
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