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FYFTA Overview

The Office of Teaching Excellence offers a teaching workshop series during the fall (face-to-face) and spring (online) semesters.  This series is designed for faculty in their first years of teaching at UF.

  • Space is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Upon successfully completing the program requirements, participants receive the FYFTA badge, earn 500 miles towards the Great Teaching for New Faculty Certificate and a copy of What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain.
  • Spring Registration
    • Also, please provide some information about your previous teaching experience and your areas of interest here.



  • Attend 4 out of the 5 synchronous sessions held from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.
  • January 22nd, January 29th, February 5th, February 12th, and February 19th
  • Complete the preparation activities prior to the workshop sessions (30 – 60 minutes per session).
  • Submit the Key Points Worksheet (from the preparation materials) to the Canvas assignment prior to the workshop session.
  • Bring your completed Key Points Worksheet to the session.

Your Choice:

Attend additional workshops in the Passport to Great Teaching certificate program, reflect on a Beyond the Podium Podcast or reflect on a MagnaCampus activity to earn an additional 500 miles.

Expected Time Commitment

The total expected time commitment is approximately 20 hours:

  • 4 sessions of 1.5 hours each = 6 hours.
  • 1 hour of preparation per workshop session = 5 hours.
  • Your choice of a full day conference or combined workshop events = 8 hours.
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What the Best College Teachers Do  uses a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities to offer valuable information for all educators.


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