Faculty Resources: New Faculty Advice

Teaching Support

The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence (FDTE) keeps faculty, staff, and teaching assistants connected and informed.

Resource Library

The Faculty Resource Library is comprehensive resource developed to support your teaching and optimize student learning. You can find and overview, tips, strategies, resources and research on the following topics:

  • Introductory Resources and Course Planning
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Feedback and Assessment
  • Course Design and Management
  • Quality Interaction
  • Technology
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) and E-textbooks
  • UF Instructor Guide
Faculty Workshops and Events

Schedules and details about UF workshops and events can be found through:

Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities provide a space for collaborating and learning in your specific areas of interest. View current communities and details about certificate requirements on the teach.ufl.edu website Passport to Great Teaching page.

First Year Faculty Teaching Academy (FYFTA)

FYFTA is a teaching workshop series offered by The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence fall (face-to-face) and spring (online) semesters.  This series supports faculty in their first years of teaching at UF.

“Beyond the Podium” Podcast Series

The Beyond the Podium Podcast Series features the teaching and learning experience of UF faculty, staff and students.  Guests share their very best tips, strategies, innovations, and stories about teaching with a little bit of humor.  Subscribe through iTunes, Stitcher or SoundCloud.

Professional Development

Continue to grow your skills and expertise through UF workshops and programs.  Certificates and badges are available through various campus units.

Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence (FDTE)
  • Passport to Great Teaching – a build-your-own badge and certificate program.
    • Choose from 13 categories and different types of sessions and activities.
    • Great Teaching for New Faculty Certificate
    • Great Teaching Certificate
    • Faculty Learning Community Certificate
Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT)
  • Best Practices for Teaching Online Certificate
  • Fostering Student Achievement Certificate
  • Teaching with Technology Certificate
UFIT Training

UFIT offers a variety of technology training in different formats, including classroom, web and self-paced.  Topics include:

  • Accessibility
  • Canvas (E-Learning)
  • CISCO Phone Help
  • Course Reserves
  • Classroom Lecture Capture & Video Conferences
Health Science Center Faculty Development

The Society of Teaching Scholars sponsors workshops and activities in support of students, residents and faculty of UF’s College of Medicine.  Sponsored and co-sponsored events include:

Human Resources

UF’s Human Resources unit provides compliance training as well as certificate programs focused on the following skills:

  • Business Communications
  • Advanced Leadership
  • Managing at UF
  • Organizational Development

Find a Mentor

Mentorship is important to being successful as a faculty member in higher education. Having a good mentor can help you make valuable contacts, identify potential collaborators, and discover you place in the culture of the University of Florida. The following articles offer useful tips on finding the right mentor for you.

Online Teaching

Online and face-to-face workshops are available to help you get started:

Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence (FDTE) “Great” series earns a badge and earns points towards a “Great Teaching” certificate.

  • Design a Great Online Course
  • Build a Great Online Course
  • Teach a Great Online Course

Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT) provides training and instructional design assistance.  Certificate training programs include:

  • Best Practices for Teaching Online
  • Fostering Student Achievement
  • Teaching with Technology

Instructional designers can help design courses and assessments to provide efficient and timely feedback to students, increase student engagement through instructor presence, and develop opportunities for metacognition based on the needs of your program. Request instructional design help by filling out the “Request Assistance” form.