University of Florida’s Annual Interface Teaching Conference

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Online

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Online

The Interface Teaching Conference provides faculty, staff, TAs, GAs, and post-docs with new strategies for great teaching and learning through interactive breakout sessions. This year’s theme is Better Together: Unstoppable Student Teams. Although students may have diverging opinions on group work, creating diverse teams that collaborate on creative assignments can energize students and result in greater learning that incorporates multiple perspectives.

Click here for more information and registration: Interface Teaching Conference

This event is hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

Erik W. Black

Friday, May 14, 2021

Incorporating Adult Learning Principles into Instruction

12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom (Registration link coming soon)

Presented by Erik W. Black, PhD MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Education, UF College of Medicine, Associate Director, HSC Office of Interprofessional Education

Course Mapping Camp: Build a Pedagogically Sound Blueprint for Any Course – April 22nd & 23rd


UFIT’s Center for Instructional Technology & Training (CITT) is offering its Course Mapping Camp on April 22-23, 2021. Visit the Course Mapping Camp information page for more details and to register for this two-day workshop. The Course Mapping Camp is designed to help instructors build a pedagogically sound blueprint for any course.

This workshop will be held online via Zoom (meetings at 9:00-10:30 and 2:00-3:00 each day). Details about the schedule/attendance will be emailed prior to the workshop start date. Anyone with questions about the Course Mapping Camp or other CITT services is welcome to contact the CITT.



Basics of Online Teaching and Learning

This online blended 10-week course walks students through online course development in a mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities. The course will begin with 4 weeks of synchronous online sessions providing an overview of the course and effective online pedagogy. This will be followed by a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions on building a course. Each week will involve approximately 4-6 hours of readings, videos, assignments, discussions, and peer feedback. During this time, students will work on their final projects where they will develop materials for an online course (or unit) they plan to teach in the future. The course will end with 1 week of student micro-teaching presentations to the group.

This blended synchronous-asynchronous course will have online sessions 2-3:30PM EST on select Mondays: January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15, March 1, and March 22, and March 29. Students should plan to spend approximately 4-6 hours per week on coursework, in addition to synchronous sessions on weeks when those occur.

This event is hosted by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and is designed for graduate students and faculty mentors. Register for this workshop by logging in with your CIRTL account. If you do not have a CIRTL account, you can create one with your UF credentials.

Application deadline: January 19, 2021

Click here for more information and registration: Basics of Online Teaching and Learning

Professional Skills > Teaching

Anti-Racist Theory & Teaching Practice

Presented by CC Suarez

This workshop will offer an introductory definition and understanding of anti-racism and highlight practical ways to begin to apply anti-racist strategies in your class. This workshop is meant to assist you with your own work to self-education around this topic and practice.

Thursday, March 25 from 10:00am – 11:30am via Zoom.








Motivation II– Ideas to Stay Excited About Teaching

Presented by Kim Moore

As instructors, we work to improve our courses and engage our students. But after a while, it can be hard to get excited about the new semester and the looming workload that comes with each class. This workshop will explore ideas on ways to get excited about teaching.

Thursday, February 25 from 10:00am – 11:30am via Zoom











Passport To Great Teaching logoPassport to Great Teaching Program

The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence is launching a new tool to manage the Passport to Great Teaching program, the Passport Portal!  Events listed below are art of this program.  Graduate students and postdocs are welcome to participate!

More information and registration for all workshops can be found in the Passport Portal. If you are unable to register for a workshop, please create a Passport Portal account, then try registering again after you receive a confirmation email. For help navigating the Passport Portal, view the user guide.

The Passport Portal will allow you to:

  • View workshops
  • Register for workshops
  • Register for certificates
  • Submit reflections
  • View miles, badges and certificates earned
  • Communicate with other passport participants
  • And much, much more

For more information on the new Passport Portal please visit our Passport to Great Teaching webpage.

GMS 7950, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education

This elective course is offered in the Fall semester.

Biomedical scientists are trained during graduate school and postdoctoral studies to be researchers.  However, those who pursue academic career tracks are also expected to teach, and are often not well prepared for this faculty assignment.  This elective course provides an overview of educational issues faced by biomedical scientists teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional level.  The goal of the course is to familiarize biomedical science graduate students interested in pursuing academic career tracks with techniques that are the most relevant for beginning teachers, e.g., teaching skills & strategies and the underlying theory of learning and teaching.  The course will use a variety of teaching formats modeling teaching behaviors, and will provide practical guidelines for a variety of teaching skills.  MEETING DAYS AND TIME TO BE ARRANGED.  Link to draft syllabus