The Center for Teaching Excellence offers the First Year Faculty Teaching Academy (FYFTA) workshop series during the fall and spring semesters. This series is designed for faculty in their first years of teaching at UF. Learn how to create a great learning experience for your students while saving time and frustration; we invite you to adapt and use the strategies that are right for you. Upon successfully completing the program requirements, participants receive the FYFTA passport category badge and earn 500 miles towards the Great Teaching for New Faculty Certificate within the Passport to Great Teaching Program. They also receive a copy of What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain.



All sessions are face-to-face from 3:30pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays


All sessions are online from 3:30pm-5:00pm on Wednesdays


In order to earn all 500 miles and the FYFTA category badge, you must:

  • Complete all 6 preparation activities prior to the workshop sessions
  • Attend 5 out of 6 workshops
  • Complete all 6 reflections

Expected Time Commitment

Participants should expect to commit approximately 15 hours to complete the FYFTA program. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis.