USF University College Renamed Innovative Education

USF University College has been at the forefront of innovative learning by anticipating and adapting to the rapidly changing landscape of higher education. As our journey continues, we recognize that the services we provide and the learning opportunities we offer have expanded beyond our initial scope. To this end, University College is officially changing its name to Innovative Education. Under this newly named unit, we will continue to offer the same outstanding services to the colleges, and to provide cutting-edge learning opportunities to meet the needs of our local, national, and global communities. 

Innovative Education is helping USF pave the way to become a leader in online education. Our services support a growing successful USF online presence with: technical and online student services; faculty development for online delivery; authentication and testing; instructional design and media innovation; market research and marketing; and legislative and SACS compliance. Innovative Education will continue to support student success and community outreach through efficient yet creative streamlined production and delivery models, guided by the highest quality metrics while upholding the USF brand.

In addition, Innovative Education offers a wealth of learning opportunities and programs that reach a wide spectrum of learners and learning paths, from USF Pre-College, to returning students with the Bachelor of General Studies, to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Graduate Certificates, Continuing Education courses, non-credit and industry certifications, and testing services also benefit USF students, working professionals, and the global community. As Innovative Education remains dedicated to these learning initiatives, we will also pursue business partnerships that provide opportunities for our students and the USF community that contribute to USF’s strong economic base. 

In the spirit of our exciting name change, Innovative Education is actively reaching out to our colleagues to deepen collaborative efforts. We expect to be your trusted partner in online learning and innovative learning opportunities. Together we know we can build a stronger USF by enhancing educational offerings designed to achieve USF’s mission of student success. Please contact me with your ideas on how you believe Innovative Education can team up with your unit and benefit the USF community. I am open to questions and look forward to hearing your feedback.

- Michael Pearce
CEO Innovative Education & System Vice President Information Technology, CIO
University Of South Florida
4202 Fowler Ave LIB 618
Tampa, FL 33620

Phone: 813 974 1780
Fax: 813 974 1799