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The Passport to Great Teaching is a build your own certificate program. Choose from 15 categories focused on various aspects of teaching and learning. Participate in workshops, conferences, faculty learning communities, magna 20-minute mentors, students talkbacks, strategy show and tells, and much more. Our certificates are available for faculty, staff, teaching assistants, and graduate students.

Great Teaching for New Faculty Certificate

Attend events and develop your own teaching strategies and resources to earn “travel miles.”

Earn a badge after traveling 400 miles in a specific category.

  • Complete the First Year Faculty Teaching Academy Workshop Series (500 miles)
    • Online or face-to-face
    • Assignments and session preparations
  • Earn an additional 500 miles by completing Passport to Great Teaching activities
    • Workshop participation
    • Beyond the Podium Podcast and comment submission
    • Magna Mentor Commons with reflection
    • Attend a conference: Interface, CALS Teaching Enhancement Symposium, Team-Based Learning, UF Assessment Conference
Great Teaching Certificate

Attend events and develop your own teaching strategies and resources to earn “travel miles.”

Earn a badge after traveling 400 miles in a specific category.

  • Workshops
  • Beyond the Podium Podcast and comment submission
  • Magna Mentor Commons with reflection
  • Attend a conference: Interface, CALS Teaching Enhancement Symposium, Team-Based Learning, UF Assessment Conference
Faculty Learning Community Certificate

Faculty Learning Communities provide a space for collaborating and learning in specific areas of interest. Current Faculty Learning Communities are:

  • Creative Assessment
  • Experiential Learning
  • Digital Literacy

Communities meet regularly over the fall and spring semesters to:

  • Develop shared goals
  • Support course transformations
  • Share new ideas and projects
  • Provide mutual feedback

Community participants must to attend seven sessions. The Kickoff session, the Midpoint Checkin, the Wrap-up session, and an additional two sessions of your choice each semester.

Kickoff Session:

  • Propose a “Big Idea” and Possible Project
  • Identify Possible Collaborators
  • Map out your certificate

Wrap-up Session:

  • Present a draft of your “Big Idea Project”
  • Propose your final deliverable:
    • Poster presentation at Interface
    • New resource for faculty
    • Article on project
    • Future presentation for Passport to Great Teaching

Visit the Faculty Learning Communities webpage to find a list of additional sessions to choose from.

Mileage Chart

Activity Miles Earned
Beyond the Podium Podcast Activities 10 miles
Magna Campus Activities 20 miles
Workshops 100 miles
Conferences 250 miles
*miles awarded are subject to change depending on length of time required to complete the activity or event