L. Jeannine BradyFriday, December 11, 2020

Obtaining and Negotiating a Faculty Position

12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom (Register here)

Presented by L. Jeannine Brady, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Oral Biology, UF College of Dentistry

Erik W. BlackFriday, 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


Upcoming Workshops!


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.

Mobilize Your Students for Success

Presented by Glen Garrett

iClicker Cloud, the mobile-optimized engagement platform designed to facilitate student, educator and institutional collaboration is now free for all UF students. iClicker Cloud includes both synchronous and asynchronous options including polling, quizzing and assignments. Regardless of your class size or delivery method (face-to-face, hi-flex or remote learning), this workshop will teach you how iClicker can help you increase attendance and participation, provide instant feedback, and identify misconceptions in real-time.

Monday, November 30 from 2:00pm – 3:20pm via Zoom.

Friday, December 4 from 11:00am – 12:20pm via Zoom.

Wednesday, December 9 from 1:00pm – 2:20pm via Zoom.

Applicable Passport Categories: Active Learning, Student Focused Teaching



Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

Presented by Irma Alvarez & Gwynn Cadwallader

Do you engage with your colleagues in a way that brings out their best? Does your team collaborate in a way that combines the unique talents and abilities of each member to achieve big goals? In this discussion-based course, you will discover specific inclusive behaviors and strategies proven to increase engagement, innovation, and productivity in the workplace. Participants will recognize unconscious behaviors that derail a team’s full potential and practice strategies to create a respectful culture that optimizes performance and produces great results.

Tuesday, December 1 from 9:00am – 12:00pm via Zoom.

Applicable Passport Categories: Active Learning, Cultural Competencies, Experiential Learning, Student Focused Teaching, Tackling Tough Talks



Conversations for Connections: Racial Justice and UF

Presented by Paul Ortiz

This workshop will highlight the connection between ongoing campus and national issues focused around racial justice initiatives. Learn more about President Fuchs racial justice pledge and Provost’s Glovers support of the flagship Joel Buchanan African American History Project. Discover strategies for helping students identify with the topics being taught.

Thursday, December 3 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm via Zoom.

Applicable Passport Categories: Cultural Competencies, No Walls Teaching, Student Focused Teaching, Tackling Tough Talks



Gallery Walk of Tools and Strategies

Hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence

Join one of the themed discussion groups to brainstorm ideas to expand learning outside of the physical classroom. Each discussion group will have one No Walls Teaching Champion who will help guide the discussion. You will brainstorm teaching strategies that can be implemented into remotely taught courses right away!

• Incorporating internationalization in the classroom
• Extending learning opportunities
• Engaging and non-traditional writing activities

Tuesday, December 8 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm via Zoom.

Applicable Passport Categories: Active Learning, Student Focused Teaching



Modified HyFlex Teaching Bootcamp

Prepare a quality learning experience for both face-to-face and remote students. This bootcamp is designed for UF instructors who will teach in classrooms with HyFlex technology in the Spring 2021 semester. Bootcamp participants will need to be able to commit to two half-days of active work with approximately one hour of work between the two sessions.

Over the course of two half-day sessions, you will:
1. Determine how to use classroom technologies and digital tools to meet your teaching needs.
2. Develop a course framework and delivery plan that engages both remote and face-to-face students.
3. Apply good practice for bi-modal teaching to your course during workshop sessions.

Morning Sessions: Thursday, December 10 & Friday, December 11 from 8:00am – 12:00pm via Zoom.


Afternoon Sessions: Thursday, December 10 & Friday, December 11 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm via Zoom.

Applicable Passport Categories: Active Learning, Digital Literacy, Great Online Teaching, No Walls Teaching, Student Focused Teaching



Embracing Oral History as an Art Form

Presented by Paul Ortiz

Explore ways to incorporate oral history practices in your course and teach students how to use interview skills to share information with audiences. Brainstorm ways to build connections between interviewing skills and your classroom curriculum. Demonstrate how oral histories and interviews can be used as tools for sharing advancements made in your career field. Incorporate interviews and podcasts as creative classroom assignments to encourage students to develop lasting skills that accompany content knowledge.

Thursday, December 10 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm via Zoom.

Applicable Passport Categories: Active Learning, No Wallls Teaching, Student Focused Teaching





Teaching in Classrooms with HyFlex Technology
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
2:00-4:00 pm

Presented by Chris Sharp & Katherine Beckett
HyFlex, short for Hybrid-Flexible, is a course design and delivery method where students can choose to attend class in-person, remotely, or even asynchronously. Many UF instructors plan on using a modified HyFlex approach in Spring 2021, where only a portion of students attend class in the face-to-face setting while others access the class remotely in order to meet social-distancing guidelines.

Take a guided tour through the in-class technologies available for sharing course content with face-to-face and remote learners. You will explore tools such as annotation screens and virtual whiteboards. You will also learn strategies for using Zoom with the classroom cameras and microphones, and best practices for engaging remote and face-to-face students simultaneously. This workshop will be held on 11/18 from 2:00pm-4:00pm via Zoom. Register for Teaching in Classrooms with HyFlex Technology!

Note: If you are unable to register, you may need to create a Passport Portal account first. If you are still unable to register, email us.

Teaching with ePortfolios
Monday, November 16, 2020
2:00-3:00 pm via Zoom

Presented by Paloma Rodriguez
Learn about the impact of ePortfolio practice on student learning and gain an understanding of how ePortfolios can support integrative learning (including career development). You will get guidance and advice on how to implement ePortfolio projects. The workshop includes a 20 minute hands-on tutorial on how to create ePortfolios using the free web development platform Wix. Register for Teaching with ePortfolios!

Please Note: you must have a Passport Portal account to register for this workshop. Create an account.

Using Oral History in the Classroom
Thursday, November 19, 2020
2:00-3:00 pm via Zoom

Presented by Paul Ortiz & Deborah Hendrix

Oral histories can cross all disciplines. The underlying bias held can be counteracted by new, fresh material offering a new perspective on well-known events. Weave recorded histories into the fabric of your course using a multitude of collections spanning countless topics. Discover how to access the oral history archives via the multiple portals.

Thursday, November 19 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm via Zoom.  Register



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!

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