The Passport categories and activities page is here to help you plan your journey! Workshops can apply to multiple categories. When participating in a workshop, you get to choose which category you apply your miles toward. Once you’ve earned 400 miles in a category, you’ll be awarded a badge. To find out which categories each workshop applies to, view the events and workshops page.
NOTE: You can register for workshops and submit your reflections in the Passport Portal. Reflections are required for conferences, asynchronous workshops, or any activity not hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Passport Category Badges
Discover active learning techniques that have students engage with the material, participate in the class, and collaborate with each other.
Meet other faculty and staff while hearing about effective practices and strategies on teaching.
Go beyond the “one size fits all” assessment and develop strategies contoured to your students, your course material, and your teaching technique. Make assessment an integral part of the learning experience.
Discover new ways to interact effectively with people from different cultures. Help your students learn to be respectful and responsive to the health beliefs, practices, and the cultural and linguistic needs of diverse population groups.
Learn how digital literacy can extend the impact and influence of your course by experimenting with the latest tools and techniques used to communicate in the digital age.
Discover the power of experiential learning and the basic steps to create your own activities and assignments.
First Year Faculty Teaching Academy
This series is designed for faculty in their first few years of teaching at the University of Florida. The academy will cover important aspects of teaching and learning and connect instructors with collaborators across campus.
Learn tools and strategies to internationalize your course, making your students more globally aware and competent.
Great Online Teaching
This workshop series will help you design, build and teach a great online course.
Discover simple techniques and tips for effective communication in the classroom and beyond.
The Magna Mentor series covers timely, relevant and useful sessions delivered by highly respected peer experts.
Mentoring empowers, supports, and encourages others. Learn what constitutes good practice in mentorship through the workshops offered by the experts at UF and the International Mentoring Association.
The TA Orientation covers the formal requirements for being a teaching assistant. Complete both F2F and online sessions. This badge is only awarded to TAs.
Passport Partners also earn miles for presenting which can be allocated toward this badge and a certificate.
Student Focused Teaching
Gain new perspectives on teaching and course development that focus on providing the best learning experience for your students.
TA Portfolio Series
Create an electronic teaching portfolio that helps you stand out to academic search committees and showcase your strengths as an instructor and professional.
TA Principles and Strategies
Build a strong foundation of teaching practices to support your students’ learning. Learn time saving strategies and teaching principles that will help you be a ‘great’ TA. This badge is only awarded to TAs.
Tackling Tough Talks
Learn and practice strategies to implement when difficult conversations with students and coworkers arise.
Team Based Learning (TBL) Boot Camp
This workshop is completed over a 3 day period in which you will be introduced to TBL, generate content and practice skills.
Discover affordable options and strategies to reduce the cost of course materials.
UF + Quality Matters
Learn about the UF + QM quality for online education rubric. Complete a self-review of your course and peer review two courses to earn the course reviewer badge.