Monthly Archives: January 2015

Saunders Writing Center Spring Schedule

This semester, take advantage of the valuable services offered at the Saunders Writing Center. Whether you’re struggling to clearly express an argument, or you just need a fresh pair of eyes to look over your draft, experienced tutors are available to guide you through the paper writing process.

Stop by Plant Hall 323 during the hours below:



FAQs about the QEP

Interested in learning more about the QEP initiative of inquiry through experiential education? What does that mean for students, staff, and for the entire UT community? And what are those banners you’re seeing around campus that say Welcome SACS? Check out the Q & A page to find out more.

QEP Q-and-A

The University of Tampa is required to select, create and implement a QEP as part of our Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) re-affirmation process. Being regionally accredited allows students to qualify for federal financial aid, to transfer classes and credits between institutions, and certifies that we are a competent and qualified institution of higher learning. more…….

QEP Campus-Wide Initiative: Learn by Doing

UT is undergoing a new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a five year initiative to reinforce hands-on, or “experiential” education through the emphasis of undergraduate research projects. This initiative will give students a head start in preparation for the job market, as well as reaffirm accreditation for UT as a university of excellence. Please visit the QEP website for more information.

From the Office of Public Information:

QEP: UT Equips Students to Learn by Doing

Learning by Doing: Inquiry-based Experiential Education is a campus-wide initiative to increase hands-on, practical and real-world opportunities for UT students.

“Learning by doing is of course not new to UT, as it is rooted in our mission statement. But this new QEP, with its focus on undergraduate research and internships, anchors learning by doing at the very heart of the curriculum,” said Provost David Stern, vice president of academic affairs.

Experiential education allows students to act on what they have learned, to use the theories and skills gained in the classroom to solve challenging problems. It gives graduates an edge on the competition for jobs and graduate school. The QEP, once approved, is a five-year plan that will be implemented beginning August 2016.

…… more here

New ILL Online Form

Interlibrary Loan is now easier with our new online forms!

ILL is a valuable service where we borrow materials we don’t own from other libraries near and far. No library can own everything (we wish!), and every university relies on this service to get you what you need in the most convenient way possible.

Please check the library catalog first to see if we have the books or DVDs that you need. To check to see if we have the journal articles required for your class, click on “Ejournals” from our homepage:  If you’re really stuck, email, call, or come visit us at the reference desk.


For books (including thesis or manuscripts), book chapters, DVDs, or CDs, fill out this online form or email

For articles, fill out this online form or email

Read more about out ILL system here.

Now available for Nursing students: the AJN Books of the Year

LargeThumb.00000446-201501000-00026.FF3The 2014 American Journal of Nursing Books of the Year are now available at the Macdonald-Kelce Library. Every year, a panel of judges from AJN picks the most valuable texts, and we make sure to offer them to you. Titles cover the range of nursing disciplines, including consumer health, nursing research, child nursing, and more.

A list of titles can be found here.

Check back in February for the annual AJN display at the library entrance.

2015 Lectores Schedule: the MFA Program Public Reading Series begins this week

The 2015 Lectores Series will begin this Thursday at 7:30 on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center. Check the MFA site for more information about each speaker.

Jan. 8,  7:30 p.m. Reading with Edan Lepucki and Roxane Gay
Jan. 9, 
7:30 p.m. Reading with Stefan Kiesbye and Mikhail Iossel
Jan. 10, 
7:30 p.m. Reading with Rebecca Hazelton and Brock Clarke
Jan. 12, 
7:30 p.m. Reading with Steve Almond and Stephen Burt
Jan. 13, 
7:30 p.m. Reading with Don Morrill and Dave Housley
Jan. 14, 
7:30 p.m. Reading with Steve Kistulentz and Richard Bausch
Jan. 15, 
7:30 p.m. Reading with Kyle Minor, Amina Gautier and Michael Garriga

Learn more about the Lectores current lineup here. The lectures are free and open to all.