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The New Learner: The Future is Calling

April 20, 2023 | Emerson Alumni Hall | 8am-4:30pm



The Interface Teaching Conference provides faculty, staff, TAs, GAs, and post-docs with new strategies for great teaching and learning through interactive breakout sessions. This year’s theme is The New Learner: The Future is Calling. The students applying and attending UF represents the most diverse generation our college campus has seen. This generation grew up entirely in the smartphone era and constantly toggle between the real and virtual worlds. They desire both independent and collaborative work, as well as applying concepts they learn in class to the real world environment. CTE is excited to showcase workshops and active learning sessions to provide you with teaching tips and tricks to help foster student success in your classroom.

Keynote Speaker

Mark Beal
Author of Gen Z Graduates To Adulthood, Decoding Gen Z and Engaging Gen Z

Mark Beal is one of the nation’s leading experts on Generation Z. Beal is an assistant professor of practice in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University where he advises the student-run public relations and social media agency. Beal has an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations.

Beal served as a public relations practitioner and marketer for more than 25 years, developing and executing public relations campaigns for category leading companies and brands around such major sports and entertainment platforms as the Olympic Games, Super Bowl, World Series, NCAA March Madness, US Open Tennis and The Rolling Stones.

Beal has authored seven books including ZEO, Gen Z Graduates To Adulthood, Decoding Gen Z and Engaging Gen Z. Beal’s ongoing research of Gen Z has led to keynote speeches with the American Marketing Association, Association of National Advertisers, Public Relations Society of America as well as corporations, brands, sports leagues, conferences and agencies. To learn more about Mark, please visit


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Agenda: April 20, 2023 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
8:00 - 8:15am  Breakfast
Location: Presidents Ballroom
8:15 - 8:30am  In Remembrance of Jennifer K Smith
Location: Presidents Ballroom

Jennifer K. Smith was the founding director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Florida. She was passionate about supporting teachers to be successful, and her work has impacted many across UF’s campus and beyond. Jennifer helped to conceive and plan The Interface Teaching Conference for over a decade, creating a space at the University of Florida for all faculty to share all their best teaching ideas.  

To honor her legacy and continue to encourage and support excellence in all forms of teaching, the Jennifer Smith Award for Excellence in Teaching was established to recognize and reward outstanding teaching at the University of Florida. 

8:30 - 8:45am Welcome

Kristen Fussell

Location: Presidents Ballroom

8:45 - 9:05am  Sustainable Development Goals in the Classroom & Affordable Access for Student Success: An OER Learning Community  Faculty Learning Community Presentations
Location: Presidents Ballroom FLC participants and facilitators will share their individual and group Big Idea Projects.  The SDG FLC will share their work towards integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in educational environments at the University of Florida. The facilitators of the upcoming OER Learning Community will share how you can earn a $1000 stipend to make your course as financially inclusive as possible by eliminating or substantially lowering course material costs. 
9:15 -10:05am Breakout A

Four Free Online Tools to Increase Active Learning and Engagement
Rachel Slivon, Amy Parziale, Jessica Sheffield & Sean Trainor
Location: Classroom

Link to Slides:Slivon and Crew_ Four Free Online Tools_ Breakout Session A

Teaching Beyond the Classroom: Museums and Experiential Learning
Luis Mejia-Puig, Eric Segal & Darcie MacMahon
Location: Ballroom A

Sustainable Development Goals in the Classroom and Beyond: University of Florida Faculty Guide
Natalie Coers and Ryan Good
Location: Ballroom B

Link to powerpoint: Coers_Good SDG Breakout Session A

AI Augmented Instruction – Tackling Tomorrows Challenges, Today
Garrett Beatty
Location: Ballroom C

Link to Slides: Beatty_AI Augmented Instruction - Tackling Tommorrows Challenges, Today - Breakout A

10:15 -10:30am Quest 3 Faculty Learning Community Presentations
Location: Presidents Ballroom

The Quest 3 Experiential Learning FLC will answer questions FAQ-style regarding the new semester long experiential learning requirement at UF. We will share what work has already been done to make it easier for units to implement it and for all students to succeed in the opportunities presented.
10:30 - 11:00am Awards
Location: Presidents Ballroom

Join the Center for Teaching Excellence in congratulating the Affordable Access Award honorees, Rising Star Award winners, and Exemplary Online Award winners.
11:00 - 11:30am Resource Fair
Location: Warrington Conference Room

Learn about resources from our sponsor and from across campus that help realize innovative teaching practices discussed in the breakout sessions. Meet colleagues from the different offices and centers on campus that support your teaching practices.
11:45am - 12:15pm Lunch
Location: Presidents Ballroom   
12:20 - 1:20pm Keynote
Location: Presidents Ballroom
Effectively Engaging Gen Z

In 2023, the oldest members of Generation Z turn 26-years-old. They are now several years into their careers and earning supervisor, manager and leadership roles. The youngest members of Gen Z turn 11-years-old in 2023. For the next decade, tens of thousands of Gen Zers will graduate college annually, begin their careers and take on roles at companies of all sizes from international corporations to local non-profit charities. This session delves into Gen Z's unique qualities, mindset, purpose, interests and media consumption preferences offering insights and implications for employers, marketers and academic institutions to effectively engage this cohort.
1:30 - 2:20pm Breakout B

Engaging Online Coursework for Accessibility
Diba Mani
Location: Classroom

You’re Basically a Plant with Complicated Emotions
Becky Piazza
Location: Ballroom A

Link to slides: Piazza_You are Basically a Plant with Complicated Emotions_Piazza_Breakout B

Fast Actions to Increase Student Sense of Belonging
Kathryn Rush & Allyson Haskell
Location: Ballroom B

Link to slides:Haskell Rush_Fast Actions to Increase Student Sense of Belonging_Breakout B

AI For Everyone-Reaching all Students
Joel Davis
Location: Ballroom C

2:30 - 3:20pm Breakout C

Bringing Groupwork From the Courtroom to the Classroom
Chris Hampson
Location: Ballroom A

Link to Powerpoint:Hampson - Breakout C

IDEAs in action: From course planning to evaluation
Gabriela Hamerlinck
Location Ballroom B

Link to Powerpoint:Hamerlinck_IDEAs in Action_Session C

The New Global Learner
Megan Mocko, Denise de Cassia Moreira Zornoff, Ricardo Andres Lopez Celi, and Jeffrey Pufhal 
Location: Ballroom C

Link to Powerpoint: Mocko and Crew_VE_Session C

Teaching Gen Z
Mike Barber
Location: Classroom

Barber_Teaching Gen Z Students_Breakout C

3:20 - 3:50pm Resource Fair
Location: Warrington Conference Room
Learn about resources from our sponsor and from across campus that help realize innovative teaching practices discussed in the breakout sessions. Meet colleagues from the different offices and centers on campus that support your teaching practices. 
4:00 - 4:15pm Global Learning Institute & Virtual Exchange Faculty Learning Community Presentations
Location: Presidents Ballroom
4:15 - 4:20pm Updates on AI ^2 (squared)
Location: Presidents Ballroom

David Reed, inaugural director of the AI2 Center, will say a few words about the AI2 Center and its mission as well as talk about some upcoming faculty opportunities for the coming year.
4:20 - 4:30pm  Wrap Up and Prize Giveaway*
Location: Presidents Ballroom
*Must be present to win 



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Michael Barber Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Barber
Faculty Development Coordinator, CTE

Michael Barber joined the team at the Center for Teaching Excellence at UF in 2022. He is passionate about learning and teaching, and loves the synergy that he feels when a group gathers to discuss how to improve as learners and teachers. With over 25 years of teaching experience in higher education and a doctorate degree in educational psychology, Michael is always excited to share things he’s learning. He is on a mission to dismantle the paradigms that have made learning and teaching feel artificial and institutional rather than instinctive, social, experiential, and fun. Outside of work, he enjoys baking, DIY projects, and spending time with his family.

Garrett Beatty Ph.D.

Garrett BeattyDr. Garrett Beatty

Director of Academic Technology & Innovation, College of Health & Human Performance

Instructional Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Dr. Garrett Beatty is the Director of Academic Technology & Innovation in the College of Health & Human Performance where he facilitates instructional technology implementation, College supported instructional continuing education, and initiatives to imbed Artificial Intelligence within the curriculum. Garrett also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology where he coordinates the Department’s Master of Science program.

Natalie Coers Ph.D.

Dr. Natalie CoersDr. Natalie Coers
Instructional Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education & Communication

Dr. Natalie Coers is an instructional assistant professor with a split appointment between the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Dean’s office and the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC). Coers is primarily in charge of the CALS Leadership Institute and the Challenge 2050 Program.

Joel Davis Ph.D

An image of Joel Davis. Dr. Joel Davis

Clinical Professor Warrington College of Business

Dr. Joel Davis is a Clinical Professor in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Joel has 25 years of commercial experience in analytics, AI, and business operations. Most recently he was Chief Strategy Officer at Revenue Management Solutions, a company that assists the restaurant and retail industry identify profitability opportunities through data-driven analytics, where he was responsible for leading the company’s emerging analytics and data strategy discipline.

Dr. Davis teaches introductory programming, Artificial Intelligence Methods, and IT strategy courses. His current research is centered around 2 big ideas:

  • [1] the integration of analytics and artificial intelligence solutions into business decision-making, and effective AI solution adoption strategies within corporations.
  • [2] Opportunities/risks at the intersection of AI and Blockchain as enabling technologies of a (yet to be developed) metaverse.

In addition to his clinical faculty role, Joel also serves as the Executive Director of the David F. Miller Retail Center at Warrington


Kristen Fussell

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The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Graduating with an A.A. at Florida State College at Jacksonville, Kristen is currently enrolled in UF Online’s bachelor’s degree program where she is majoring in sociology. While working on her higher education, she began volunteering her time with multiple animal protection and welfare non-profit organizations. With these organizations, she helps reunite lost pets with their owners, provide support and education to the public, as well as train fellow volunteers. Through her volunteering, she has realized helping others is her passion as she assists people in their time of need through outreach and direct communication, as well as social media administration. Despite having a physical disability, she is determined to not let it define her and raise awareness of invisible disabilities.

Ryan Good Ph.D.

Ryan Good HeadshotDr. Ryan Good
Instructional Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment

Dr. Ryan Z. Good is an instructional assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Florida. Dr. Good teaches a variety of courses in environmental science and serves as lead instructor for the SNRE’s introductory general education program.

Gabriela Hamerlinck, Ph.D.

Gabriela HamerlinckDr. Gabriela Hamerlinck
Assistant Instructional Professor, Geography

Gabriela Hamerlinck is an assistant instructional professor of medical geography and global health in the Department of Geography. She completed her PhD in Biology at the University of Iowa, and completed postdoctoral positions in quantitative biology education and vector borne disease modeling. Her academic interests include ecological modeling of host-parasite interactions to understand the spread of disease, and discipline based education research.

Christopher D. Hampson

CHRISTOPHER D. HAMPSONChristopher D. Hampson
Assistant Professor of Law, Levin College of Law

Professor Hampson is a scholar of bankruptcy, insolvency, and the ethics of debt.  Prior to joining Florida Law, Professor Hampson practiced law at WilmerHale in Boston, where he led litigation and transactional teams as part of the firm’s bankruptcy and financial restructuring group.  Prior to joining WilmerHale, Professor Hampson served as a law clerk for Judge Richard A. Posner on the Seventh Circuit in Chicago and worked at White & Case LLP in Miami.

Allyson Haskell

Allyson Haskell
Senior Instructional Designer

Allyson has worked in instructional design and delivery across K12 and higher ed settings since 2008. After completing her M.E. in Electrical Engineering she decided to make Gainesville her home and has worked at UF for most of her career. In addition to facilitating course design and development she also teaches workshops for faculty focused on course design and teaching with technology, and has presented at OLC Accelerate, Educause, and AALHE conferences.

Ricardo Andrés López Celi

An image of Ricardo Lopez. A man with brown hair, glasses and a goatee.

Ricardo Andrés López Celi


Ricardo is a lecturer at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. His passion is finding solutions for different life problems through the language of math. After finishing his master’s degree in applied Math, part of his work has been teaching and spreading his enthusiasm for math. In the last seven years, he has been teaching math and statistics in different formats for undergraduate and graduate students. Nowadays, he is interested in ways to broaden his students' understanding of different cultures and math applications using virtual exchanges.


Darcie MacMahon

Darcie MacMahonDarcie MacMahon
Associate Director/Director of Exhibits & Public Programs Florida Museum of Natural History

Darcie MacMahon has worked in the museum field for more than 25 years, and currently oversees the Florida Museum’s public experience, from exhibitions and educational programs to earned income and live butterflies. Her archaeology background led her to exhibition development, and over the years she has developed numerous permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibitions of various levels of complexity and cost. MacMahon’s passion is inspiring people to care about life on Earth.

Diba Mani, Ph.D.

Diba ManiDr. Diba Mani
Instructional Assistant Professor, Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Diba (UF 2021-2022 Undergraduate Teacher of the Year) has experience teaching small- and large-enrollment undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in-person, hybrid, and fully online. Amid the changes in higher education due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she completed many workshops and seminars to learn and incorporate different teaching techniques and opportunities for her students, expanding her passionate about integrating internationalization in her courses, course accessibility, and authentic assessments more than ever.

Megan Mocko

A photo of Megan Mocko.Megan Mocko


Megan Mocko is a lecturer at the Warrington College of Business. Megan has taught statistics in multiple formats: face-to-face, hybrid, and completely online. She is interested in engaging everyone in the classroom using educational technology, learning analytics, and virtual exchanges to promote communication about data across international boundaries.

Amy Parziale Ph.D.

Dr. Amy ParzialeDr. Amy Parziale

Instructional Assistant Professor

Dr. Parziale teaches professional writing and communication in the Management Communication Center.  Her 15+ years of experience has ranged from teaching writing and humanities at Rollins College and Tulane University to working in nonprofit administration and business ethics education.  Her scholarship reflects this diversity of interests. Dr. Parziale enjoys connecting with her students to find passions they can bring to their writing and presentations.

Becky Piazza OTD, OTR/L

Rebecca Piazza

Dr. Becky Piazza, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCPR
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Becky Piazza is a Clinical Assistant Professor who joined the Department of Occupational Therapy in January 2021. Dr. Piazza completed her bachelors of science in occupational therapy at The University of Florida, her masters of science in occupational therapy at San Jose State University, and her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy at Chatham University. She is a licensed occupational therapist with over 20 years’ experience and is board certified in physical rehabilitation.

As an occupational therapist, Dr. Piazza has worked across multiple settings including the K-12 public school system, adult inpatient rehabilitation, adult outpatient rehabilitation. Dr. Piazza previously served as the clinical coordinator for occupational therapy and recreational therapy at UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital, as a primary occupational therapist for the UF Health Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases concussion clinic, and as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC).

In the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, Dr. Piazza teaches Clinical Skills 1, Clinical Skills 2, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery and Organization, Advocacy and Interprofessional Skills, and Leadership and Professional Development. Dr. Piazza serves regularly in a faculty role at the Occupational Therapy Equal Access Clinic and co-chairs the department’s continuing education program committee. She also serves on the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE), assisting the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) in the evaluation of occupational therapy educational programs. Dr. Piazza is an active member of AOTA, the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC), the Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA), and the North Central Florida Occupational Therapy Forum.

Luis Mejia-Puig Ph.D.

Luis Mejia-Puig Ph.D.Luis Mejia-Puig Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Interior Design

Luis Mejia-Puig is an Assistant Professor in Interior Design and runs the DC2 Lab at the University of Florida. He has a design background and holds a Ph.D., from Oklahoma State University. His research explores how digital media tools affect the design process and cognition. His design research approach combining psychometric and physiological instruments opens opportunities for multidisciplinary research.

Jeffery Pufahl

Jeffery Pufahl photoJeffery Pufahl

Research Assistant Professor

Jeffrey is a Research Assistant Professor and publicly engaged applied theatre scholar in the Center for Arts in Medicine and was the UF College of the Arts Undergraduate Teacher of the Year in 2020 and International Educator of the Year in 2022. Jeffrey’s work at UF is a combination of teaching applied theater, directing and producing health related theater and film projects, community engaged research/research translation, and health communication. His local and international research focuses on how the arts, specifically theatre and video, can be used to investigate community health issues in order to catalyze public engagement and critical dialogue around health and wellness.

Kathryn Rush

Kathryn Rush
Instructional Designer III

In addition to being an instructional designer at the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Kathryn has taught at the University of Florida, Florida State University, and Santa Fe College. Her visual art M.F.A. degree is from the University of Florida. She has conducted faculty training on course development and has presented at TopKit and the Distance Learning Administration Conference.

Eric Segal Ph.D.

Eric SegalDr. Eric Segal
Director of Education, Harn Museum of Art

Dr. Eric Segal collaborates with faculty across all units of the university to foster interdisciplinary programs and to develop creative ways to join the museum with curricular activities. These include tours, museum assignments, experiential visits and other program activities. He also leads the Education team in developing programming for exhibitions, learning opportunities for college students and for preK-12 students, educational experiences for all, and outreach activities that connect with the community. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA.

Jessica Sheffield Ph.D.

Dr. Jessica SheffieldDr. Jessica Sheffield

Instructional Assistant Professor

Dr. Sheffield teaches professional writing and communication in the Warrington College of Business’ MBA, Specialized Masters, and Master of Accounting programs. She enjoys learning about her students’ business interests and passions through their writing and presentations.

Rachel Slivon Ph.D.

Dr. Rachel SlivonDr. Rachel Slivon

Director and Instructional Associate Professor

Dr. Slivon is the Director of the Management Communication Center in the Warrington College of Business. She teaches professional communication and writing in the specialized masters and MBA programs. Dr. Slivon has over fifteen years of experience teaching and developing courses and workshops in oral and written communication for undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to joining the Management Communication Center, she developed and taught courses in technical writing, professional writing for engineers, and public speaking.

Sean Trainor Ph.D

Sean TrainorSean Trainor

Instructional Assistant Professor

Dr. Trainor teaches workplace writing and presenting in the Management Communication Center. He has close to fifteen years of experience teaching in a variety of fields, including workplace communication, history, humanities, writing for journalism, and academic writing. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, TIME, Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications. He is currently working on a co-authored open-source textbook on workplace communication.

Denise de Cássia Moreira Zornoff, Ph.D.

An image of Denise de Cássia Moreira Zornoff, Denise de Cássia Moreira Zornoff, Ph.D.

Academic Support Assistant

Denise Zornoff is an infectious diseases physician, working at Botucatu Medical School UNESP as Administrative Coordinator of the Pedagogical Support Center. She is part of the faculty development team, as an innovation technologies coach, and collaborates with the local internationalization actions, such as The Brazilian Virtual Exchange Program (BRaVE).  



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Interface 2021

“Better Together: Unstoppable Student Teams”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

Although students may have diverging opinions on group work, creating diverse teams that collaborate on creative assignments can energize students and result in greater learning that incorporates multiple perspectives.

Handouts and Presentations

  • Virtual Experiences Research Group (Day 1 Welcome), Jacob Stuart
    Recording [11:53]
  • Virtual Storytelling for All to Improve the Social Good (Day 2 Welcome), Benjamin Lok, Ph.D.
    Recording [11:31]
  • Care, Community and Hospitality: Supporting Student Collaboration in Online and Hybrid Environments (Keynote), Maha Bali, Ph.D.
    PowerPoint | Recording [34:13]
  • The Future of Inclusive Teams (Keynote Panel), Natalie Asorey, Gina Hong, Joshua Walden, Kevin MacPherson, David Silvestain and Marko Suvajdzic
    Recording [54:15]
  • Building Cultural Competence Virtually: Virtual Exchange Projects, Erika Brooke, Ph.D.
    Handout | PowerPoint | Recording [32:27]
  • Global Learning Gaps? First, Tell Me Who You Are: The Impact of Ethnicity and Gender, Paloma Rodriguez, Timothy Brophy, Ph.D., and Mary Kay Carodine, Ph.D.
    Handout | PowerPoint | Recording [20:49]
  • Team-Based Virtual International Interactions in STEM Courses, Diba Mani, Ph.D.
    PowerPoint | Recording [25:31]
  • The Secret Sauce: Optimizing Outcomes with Team-Based Learning, Harrison Hove
    Recording [25:46]
  • Ensuring Student Success with Honorlock, Jose Gonzalez
    Recording [25:30]
  • Streamline Your Inclusive Course Design, John Scott, Ph.D. & Jennifer K. Smith
    Recording [27:58]
  • Utilizing Tools for Creativity and Collaboration in Online Project-Based Courses, Johnny Wu
    Handout | PowerPoint | Recording [23:26]
  • Starting at the Beginning: Understanding Yourself and Your Role in Group Dynamics, C.C. Suarez, Ph.D. & Jarred Shellhouse
    Recording [30:37]
  • Collaborative Learning Teams + Doses of Intention = Student Teamwork Skill Development, Priti Patel, Pharm.D. & Stacy Miller, Pharm.D.
    Handout | PowerPoint | Recording [28:02]
  • Teaching and Learning About Pandemics During the COVID-19 Crisis, Sara Agnelli, Ph.D., Gabriela Hamerlinck, Ph.D. & Rania Gollakner, Ph.D.
    PowerPoint | Recording [16:23]
  • Designing Active and Collaborative Learning Opportunities in Online Biology Courses, Stefanie Gazda, Ph.D. & Kellie Goughnour
    Handout | Recording [20:16]
  • Inclusive Environments in STEM: Exploring Social Factors Affecting Team Dynamics and Performance, Sindia Rivera-Jimenez, Ph.D.
    Recording [27:17]
  • Connecting UF Classes and the Global Language Community Through Virtual Exchange, Jennifer Wooten, Ph.D. & Laura Callahan
    Handout | PowerPoint | Recording [20:30]
  • Engaging Diverse Teams of Students in Research via Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), Anthony Auletta, Ph.D. & Peter DiGennaro, Ph.D.
    Handout | Recording [38:34]


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Interface 2019

“Learning Beyond 4 Walls”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

Join other faculty, staff, and graduate students in expanding student learning beyond the classroom!

Handouts and Presentations

  • Experiential Learning through Virtual Exchange Part I: Global Perspectives, Crystal Marull, Ph.D., Ginny Greenway, Ph.D., Mary Risner, Ed.D., and Sonia San Juan
  • Escape Rooms: Helping Students Find the Key to Real-World Problem Solving, Angelina Vascimini and Stacey Curtis, Pharm.D.
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  • Virtual Spaces and Graduate Research Mentoring, Swapna Kumar, Ed.D.
  • Out of Your Seats and into the Streets, Kevin Baron, Ph.D.
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  • Experiential Learning through Virtual Exchange Part II: Student and Faculty Voices, Crystal Marull, Ph.D., Ginny Greenway, Ph.D., Mary Risner, Ed.D., and Sonia San Juan
    Handout | Powerpoint
  • Augmenting the Curriculum: Pedagogical Possibilities for Augmented Reality, Jason Crider, Madison Jones, Shannon Butts, and Sid Dobrin, Ph.D.
  • Integrating Career Readiness into your Curriculum, Jaysen Williams and Nili Cimand
  • Global Learning Spaces, Monika Oli, Ph.D. and Paula Delpech, Ph.D.
  • Connecting the Dots with ePortfolios, Andie Cochran, Mutlu Çitim-Kepic, Paloma Rodriguez and Rori Bloom, Ph.D.
  • Excursion Learning: Innovating Curriculum Inside and Outside the Classroom, Meg Leroy, Ph.D. and Rachel Slivon, Ph.D.
  • Experiential Learning among Native Americans: Challenges, Opportunities, and Insights for Political Scientists, Richard Conley, Ph.D.


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Interface 2018

“Student Voices Transform Teaching”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

Interface 2018 is your ticket to making good use of the formative and summative information that students can provide. Learn how UF faculty collect and integrate student feedback into their courses.

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Interface 2017

“Beyond Multiple Choice: Creative Assessment”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

UF Faculty will share proven assessment strategies. Learn how your colleagues effectively integrate and manage different types of assessments into their courses. Get tips on how to evaluate alternative types of assessments efficiently. Gain insights into helping your students get the most out of their
feedback. Transform the teaching and learning experience and be inspired by your
colleagues from different disciplines across campus!

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Interface 2016

“Lessons Learned by Instructors: Combining Active Learning with Technology.”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

The Spring 2016 Interface Teaching Conference will be an interactive event highlighting low- and high-technology learning tools. Faculty presenters will share experiences and time-saving tips from their use of technology in teaching to support active learning methods. Try out the tools others have used to transform the teaching and learning experience. Be inspired by your colleagues from different disciplines across campus!

Handouts and Presentations


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Interface 2015

“Critical Reflection in Action”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

The reflective practitioner values the “bigger picture” and the relationship between learning activities, courses, academic programs, and past and future life experiences and plans. The purpose of the Interface Teaching Conference is to look through the lenses of quantitative and qualitative methods and use these perspectives for reflection on practice. This process has a great deal of ambiguity; there is often no one right answer or solution for everyone. Rather, the intent of Interface Teaching Conference is to spark ideas and foster discussion and conversation. Together, we will critically reflect on our own beliefs and actions, and create opportunities for growth, in teaching.



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Interface 2014

“Enhancing Creativity and Engagement through Academic Communities”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

The challenge is how to create, leverage, and sustain these kinds of academic communities at the University of Florida not just for academics, but also for students in our academic environment. Creating various types of academic communities can be an effective way to build engagement both inside and outside of the classroom.


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Interface 2013

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

Explore and examine pedagogy, the science of teaching, and the teaching practice itself in blended learning environments as they relate to “reading, reflecting, displaying, and doing” in our disciplines.


Interface 2012

“Open Resources, Open Possibilities”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

For ten years, MIT has made all of its educational content available for anyone wanting to use it. During the same time period, Stanford has championed Creative Commons, which has defined and made available a form of open intellectual property attribution. Many other institutions and organizations are moving in the direction of open content and resources. At the University of Florida, we are exploring the implications of “Open Resources, Open Possibilities” and the impact on teaching and learning in higher education by focusing our Interface Faculty Seminar on the use of open and free resources on our own campus.



Interface 2011

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

The Fall 2011 Interface program will feature a series of “lightning rounds” – short demonstrations of technology use and instructional practices – presented by selected UF instructors identified for their innovative and effective use of technology in teaching. In addition to viewing these demonstrations, Interface participants will have opportunities for face-to-face discussion with both presenters and peers.


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Interface 2010

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

Interface is an opportunity to recognize innovative faculty, provide a forum for professors to share their work with other disciplines and foster interdisciplinary collaborations on future projects.