Interface 2019 Learning Beyond 4 Walls

Save the date: April 23, 2019

Emerson Alumni Hall

Tentative Schedule
8:00 – 8:30am Breakfast and Networking
8:30 – 8:45am Welcome
8:55 – 9:45am Breakout Session A
9:55 – 10:45am Breakout Session B
10:45 – 11:15am Break, Resource Fair and Poster Sessions
11:30 – 1:00pm Lunch and Keynote
1:00 – 1:40pm Awards
1:40 – 2:25pm Breakout Session C
2:35 – 3:25pm Break, Resource Fair and Poster Sessions
3:35 – 5:00pm Wrap up and Networking

Interface Participant Feedback: 

“The break out sessions I attended had active learning components and modeled teaching best practices! The keynote also was a wonderful demonstration of how you could incorporate active learning in a larger course.”

“I actually planned to leave early to get to another meeting, but stayed for the whole session because it was that good. Really useful.”

“A good variety of sessions centered around a common theme (focus on the student) helped me to easily connect the different speakers and ideas offered.”

“It was great! We actively worked in groups to do an in person gallery walk. After they demonstrated how they created a virtual walk for their large course and gave concrete examples of how they improved the assignment iteratively. It was an engaging session and I had so much fun with my teammates.”

Past Interface Conferences

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2018 Interface

Interface 2018 - "Student Voices Transform Teaching"


Interface 2018 is your ticket to making good use of the formative and summative information that students can provide. Learn how UF faculty collect and integrate student feedback into their courses.

Handouts and Presentations

Thanks to our Platinum sponsor:

2017 Interface

Interface 2017 - "Beyond Multiple Choice: Creative Assessment"

Presentation Teasers

Handouts & Presentations


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

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!

Handouts and Presentations


Thank you to our UF sponsors:

The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching ExcellenceUF Conference DepartmentUF College of Medicine,UF Distance & Continuing Education


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2015 Interface

Interface 2015 - "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

Interface 2013


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.

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.



Sponsors for the Spring 2013 Program:

2012 Interface

Interface + Digital Humanities Day 2012 - " Open Resources, Open Possibilities"


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.

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.




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2011 Interface

Interface 2011


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 UF College of Journalism and Communications for co-sponsoring this event.

2010 Interface

Interface 2010


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.