USF Magazine Summer 2013

Volume 55 | Number 2



First Oxford Cambridge Scholar

| Office of the Provost

By the time she was a sophomore, Christie Campla no longer had time for marching band. Going to class and spending 30 hours or more in the lab each week as a cellular and molecular biology major, with another major in Spanish and a minor in chemistry, can have that effect.

Still, the reward for temporarily setting aside her tuba made it all worthwhile.

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Leader for Learning

| Office of the Provost

USF is a national leader in online education, according to the Guide to Online Schools and U.S. News & World Report.

The university ranked 25th in the guide’s 2013 “best overall” list of the Top 30 nonprofit and for-profit schools offering high-quality, affordable online programs. The ranking marked USF’s first appearance on the annual index compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics. USF was the only Florida public university named among the nation’s best.

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Teaching Success

| USF News

The country’s top undergraduate instructors shared their insights on teaching and student success during a panel discussion at the third annual Student Success Conference in April.

Selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the 2012 Professor of the Year honorees — USF’s Autar Kaw; Lois Roma-Deeley of Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Ariz.; Christy Price of Dalton State College in Dalton, Ga.; and Todd Pagano of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y. — agreed that connecting to students and having a true passion for learning are the hallmarks of a great teacher.

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