The Center for Teaching Excellence offers the First Year Faculty Teaching Academy (FYFTA) workshop series throughout the year. This series is designed for faculty in their first few 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.

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 served basis.


Fall 2022 | Register Now
Registration closes October 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Dates: Thursdays, October 13 – November 17, 2022
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Zoom

Spring 2023 | Register Now
Registration closes January 11, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Dates: Wednesdays, January 18 – February 22, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Bryant Space Science Center

Spring 2023 | Register Now
Registration closes February 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Dates: Tuesdays, February 21 – April 4, 2023
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Zoom

Passport to Great Teaching Requirements

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

  • Complete all preparation activities prior to the workshop sessions (30 – 60 minutes per session)
  • Complete all reflections
  • Attend all 3 sessions for summer cohorts
  • Attend 5 out of 6 sessions for fall and spring cohorts