Interface 2018

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Student Voices Transform Teaching


Emerson Alumni Hall
1938 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603

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As stakeholders, students can provide valuable and important feedback. Their praises and concerns both play an important role in creating a course that is challenging, yet filled with the necessary tools for them to succeed. Interface 2018: Student Voices Transform Teaching seeks to highlight faculty who are effectively using student feedback to refine their teaching. These faculty members will share strategies to magnify the student voice and better integrate student feedback into your course.

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Past Interface Conferences

2017 Interface

“The outstanding teachers used assessment to help students learn, not just to rate and rank their efforts.”  –Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do

Interface 2017

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Thank you to our UF sponsors:  The Office of Faculty Development and Teaching ExcellenceUF Conference DepartmentUF Distance and Continuing Education


Thank you to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors:

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For more information please email Jennifer Smith

If you are interested in sponsoring Interface 2018 please visit the Event Sponsorship Information page



2016 Interface

Welcome to Interface 2016!

Lessons learned by instructors combining active learning with technology.


The Spring 2016 Interface will be an interactive event highlighting low- and high-technology learning tools. Faculty presenters will share experiences and time-saving tips from their use of technology in teaching to support active learning methods. Try out the tools others have used to transform the teaching and learning experience. Be inspired by your colleagues from different disciplines across campus!



Thank you to our UF sponsors:

The Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, UF Conference Department, UF College of Medicine,UF Distance and Continuing Education


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2015 Interface

Spring 2015 Interface

Critical Reflection in Action


The reflective practitioner values the “bigger picture” and the relationship between learning activities, courses, academic programs, and past and future life experiences and plans. The purpose of Interface is to look through the lenses of quantitative and qualitative methods and use these perspectives for reflection on practice. This process has a great deal of ambiguity; there is often no one right answer or solution for everyone. Rather, the intent of Interface is to spark ideas and foster discussion and conversation. Together, we will critically reflect on our own beliefs and actions, and create opportunities for growth, in teach



Sponsors for the Spring 2015 Program:

2014 Interface
2013 Interface

Spring 2013: Interface

The Spring 2013 Session ran on April 25th and was a great success according to participants. Nearly 200 people participated, including online participants from Boise state (Idaho), Florida international University, Maryville (Missouri), Indiana (do you really need the state?), and Texas Tech (likewise).

Thanks to Curtis Bonk, our keynote speaker, and to all the presenters who made this session such a valuable sharing, learning, and networking experience! Likewise, thanks to the Office of Academic Technology, The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, and the UF Libraries for their continued support for Interface.


We invite you to join us in exploring and examining pedagogy, the science of teaching, and the teaching practice itself in blended learning environments as they relate to "reading, reflecting, displaying, and doing" in our disciplines.



Sponsors for the Spring 2013 Program:

2012 Interface

Spring 2012 Interface + Digital Humanities Day

Another success!

Collaboration with the UF Center for the Humanities in the Public Sphere and the UF Libraries proved to be a great success. Over 200 people attended Spring 2012 Interface + Digital Humanities Day. 141 attended the face-to-face program and another 88 participated online. The keynote speakers provided an excellent overview of key issues related to the theme of "Open Resources, Open Possibilities" and the lightning rounds and breakout sessions were well received stimulating interesting and lively discussions.

THEME: "Open Resources, Open Possibilities"

For ten years, MIT has made all of its educational content available for anyone wanting to use it. During the same time period, Stanford has championed Creative Commons, which has defined and made available a form of open intellectual property attribution. Many other institutions and organizations are moving in the direction of open content and resources.

At the University of Florida, we are exploring the implications of "Open Resources, Open Possibilities" and the impact on teaching and learning in higher education by focusing our Interface Faculty Seminar on the use of open and free resources on our own campus.


Interface is growing! This Spring we are collaborating with the UF Libraries and the UF Digital Humanities Day around the theme of "Open Resources, Open Possibilities". As a result, we will have a full day of activities including keynote speakers, lightning round presentations, breakout sessions, poster sessions, and plenty of time to socialize and network with your UF peers.




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2011 Interface


The Fall 2011 Interface program will feature a series of "lightning rounds" - short demonstrations of technology use and instructional practices - presented by selected UF instructors identified for their innovative and effective use of technology in teaching. In addition to viewing these demonstrations, Interface participants will have opportunities for face-to-face discussion with both presenters and peers.


Sponsored By

The Technology Innovations Advisory Committee and the Office of Academic Technology would like to thank the UFCollege of Journalism and Communications for co-sponsoring this event.

2010 Interface


Interface is an opportunity to recognize innovative faculty, provide a forum for professors to share their work with other disciplines and foster interdisciplinary collaborations on future projects.