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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.

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 Facilitators:

Plan and Lead

Session 1: Faculty Learning Community Kickoff

  • Set expectations
  • What is the FLC BIG Idea
  • Identify possible projects

Session 6: Faculty Learning Community Wrap-up

  • Present project drafts
  • Discuss future opportunities

Help organize sessions 2-5:

  • Select Topic
  • Identify possible facilitator
  • Plan preparation activity and assignment

Follow-up with community members:

  • Individual or group project

Community Participants:

Attend Session 1:

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

Attend Session 6:

  • 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

Attend at least two additional sessions of your choice in the faculty learning community

Submit session assignments and project drafts