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USF: UNSTOPPABLE

College of Education Priorities:

The USF: Unstoppable Campaign is a comprehensive fundraising

Urban Initiative .............................................................$4,000,000

effort by the University of South Florida to celebrate the energy,

STEM Initiative ............................................................$3,000,000

vision and future of one of the country’s most exciting and engaged

Technology and Innovation...........................................$2,000,000

universities. Our people and programs, our ideas, our research, and

Financial Literacy and Free Enterprise Education............. $500,000

our solutions comprise an ambitious plan to enhance healthcare,

Faculty Enhancement ....................................................$3,000,000

science, technology, education, business, the arts and global

Doctoral Graduate Fellowships .....................................$4,000,000

partnerships. Through creative and meaningful investment from

TOTAL .......................................................................$16,500,000

our alumni and friends, we can translate the entrepreneurial spirit of an entire university into tangible outcomes that improve lives throughout the world.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT / COLLEGE OF EDUCATION / 4202 E. FOWLER AVE., EDU 105 / TAMPA, FL 33620 t (813) 974-0363 w UNSTOPPABLE.USF.EDU


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

COEDU alumni are making a difference in the lives of children, families and adults. They, along with our partners, are engaging our local, regional and global communities and making an unstoppable impact.

Vision The College envisions itself as a leader in regional, national and international education. Preparation that builds on collaboration, academic excellence, interdisciplinary research, scholarship, ethical practice and diversity contributes to a just The USF College of Education (COEDU)

and productive society.

is committed to preparing the next generation of educators, scholars and

Partnerships for Educational Change

educational leaders for PK–12 and higher

Almost everyone remembers someone

education through exemplary undergraduate

who made a difference in his or her life.

and graduate degree programs. We are one

More often than not, that person was an

of the top-ranked colleges of education

educator—a teacher, a coach, a counselor or

in the country and are accredited by the

a principal. The COEDU has granted over

National Council for Accreditation of

51,000 degrees to such individuals, and our

Teacher Education and other specialized

graduates are making a difference in lives

accrediting bodies. More than 51,000

across America and throughout the world.


You can make a difference in meeting the

other USF colleges, local school districts,

with the skills they need to succeed in a

needs of our state and nation through giving

and state and national organizations. The

global society. The fund will also provide

to the COEDU.

STEM initiative will further enhance science

faculty and students with access to the

Urban Initiative. The Urban Initiative

and mathematics literacy of PK–12 students

technology tools they need to transform

entails working with faculty, staff, students

and increase the number of individuals with

teaching and learning.

and community constituents to advance

careers in science and mathematics.

collaboration between USF, the College and

Technology and Innovation. Cutting-

Financial Literacy and Free Enterprise Education. The Gus A. Stavros Center for

the community in order to link research,

edge technology is the hallmark of the

Free Enterprise and Economic Education

policy and practice in a collective effort

College and one of the keys to educational

is a premier program in free enterprise and

to solve educational, sociopolitical and

change. Through the use of technology, we

financial literacy education. As the recipient

economic dilemmas in urban settings.

are revolutionizing teaching and learning

of the coveted Freedoms Foundation Leavey

Our Urban Initiative also leverages funded

one classroom at a time. The COEDU is a

Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise

research to support what we know works

nationally recognized leader in integrating

Education on three separate occasions, the

in education and advances best practices in

technology in PK–12 education. The

Center’s mission is to ensure that future

urban education reform including reducing

Technology and Innovation Fund will

generations of educators and PK–12 students

drop-out rates, increasing achievement, and

assist in supporting faculty in their efforts

possess the skills to function effectively in

improving retention and graduation rates.

to prepare technology literate educators for

the global economy. Equally important is the

tomorrow who can equip PK–12 students

Stavros Center’s commitment to ensuring

STEM Initiative. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative in the COEDU consists of programs and projects designed to recruit, prepare and increase educator expertise. Funding will ensure and advance this strategic and essential initiative in collaboration with


“The key to educational change is to address the most pressing, relevant and timely problems facing American education through research-based practices and community partnerships. The USF College of Education is committed to conducting research on educational issues and preparing the next generation of educators and educational leaders to be inspiring agents of change.” —Colleen S. Kennedy, Dean, College of Education

that the tenets of capitalism are strengthened

awarded to leading scholars. These top-notch

and conveyed to students in our schools.

educators impact the classroom, their fields

Funding provides continuing education

of research and the communities they serve.

scholarships for educators and myriad

Your support provides assistance in attracting

resources in global economics.

and retaining preeminent faculty members by providing needed financial backing for research

Pursuing Academic Excellence Faculty Enhancement. Putting research

and teaching projects. Faculty fellowships, usually awarded to

into practice is more than just a concept;

newly appointed faculty, help build our base

it is an integral part of our philosophy in

of future scholars by serving as a foundation

the COEDU. Designated by the Carnegie

for faculty teaching and research. Priority will

Foundation as a premier national research

be given to those scholars and fellows who

manner to become educational leaders in

university, USF is proud of its first-rate faculty,

address our primary focus areas.

their disciplines.

focuses on a variety of global, national, and

Ensuring Student Success

Investing in New Opportunities

local educational problems and issues.

Doctoral Graduate Fellowships. Graduate

Support the USF College of Education with

fellowships will enable the COEDU to

funding that will make the critical difference

recruit high quality graduate students,

in cutting-edge faculty research; recruiting

who will enhance the graduate student

and retaining an outstanding faculty and

profile consistent with a major research

student body; enhancing the quality of our

university. These students will contribute

programs; fostering community engagement;

to and benefit from the College’s top-notch

and helping us to achieve AAU eligibility.

graduate programs and, with the aid of

Working together we will build a college that

fellowship support, will graduate in a timely

remains unstoppable.

who are engaged in cutting-edge research that

Faculty enhancement consists of establishing chairs and professorships, often


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