Better Together: Unstoppable Student Teams. April 14 & 15, 2021

Better Together:
Unstoppable Student Teams

April 14, 2021 1 PM – 5 PM EST
April 15, 2021 1 PM – 4 PM EST


Thank you for joining us at Interface 2021! If you weren’t able to attend this year, or want to get a refresher on what you learned, you can view the session PowerPoints and recordings. We hope to see you next year!

Interface 2021 Partner

University of Florida Chief Diversity Officer


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Day One: April 14th 1:00PM-5:00PM EST
1:00 - 1:15pm

Student Welcome

Jacob Stuart
Location: Main Building

1:15 - 2:00pm

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Maha Bali

Care, Community and Hospitality: Supporting Student Collaboration in Online and Hybrid Environments
Location: Main Building

2:05 - 2:50pm

Breakout Sessions A

  • Building Cultural Competence Virtually: Virtual Exchange Projects
    Location: Project-Based Building
    Dr. Erika Brooke
  • Global Learning Gaps? First, Tell Me Who You Are: The Impact of Ethnicity and Gender
    Location: DEI-Focused Building
    Paloma Rodriguez, Dr. Timothy Brophy, and Dr. Mary Kay Carodine
  • Team-Based Virtual International Interactions in STEM Courses
    Location: Main Building
    Dr. Diba Mani
  • The Secret Sauce: Optimizing Outcomes with Team-Based Learning
    Location: Teamwork Skills Building
    Harrison Hove
2:55pm - 3:25pm

Sponsor Breakout Sessions

  • Ensuring Student Success with Honorlock
    Location: Project-Based Building
    Jose Gonzalez
  • Streamline Your Inclusive Course Design
    Location: DEI-Focused Building
    Dr. John Scott & Jennifer K. Smith
3:30 - 4:15pm

Breakout Sessions B

  • Utilizing Tools for Creativity and Collaboration in Online Project-Based Courses
    Location: Project-Based Building
    Johnny Wu
  • Starting at the Beginning: Understanding Yourself and Your Role in Group Dynamics
    Location: DEI-Focused Building
    Dr. C.C. Suarez and Jarred Shellhouse
  • Collaborative Learning Teams + Doses of Intention = Student Teamwork Skill Development
    Location: Teamwork Skills Building
    Dr. Priti Patel & Dr. Stacy Miller
  • Teaching and Learning About Pandemics During the COVID-19 Crisis
    Location: Main Building
    Dr. Sara Agnelli, Dr. Rania Gollakner, and Dr. Gabriela Hamerlinck
4:15 - 5:00pm

Cocktail Hour

Location: Main Building
It's five o'clock somewhere! Time to grab your favorite beverage and join the fun in our virtual cocktail hour! Reconnect with colleagues and meet new friends. See you there!

Sponsored by Honorlock

Day Two: April 15th 1:00PM-4:00PM EST
1:00 - 1:10pm


Dr. Benjamin Lok
Location: Main Building

1:10 - 2:10pm

Keynote Panel

Natalie Asorey, Gina Hong, Joshua Walden, Dr. Kevin MacPherson, David Silvestain and Marko Suvajdzic

The Future of Inclusive Teams
Location: Main Building

2:15 - 2:40pm

Resource Fair

Location: Resource Fair Building
Learn about resources 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.

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Sessions C

  • Designing Active and Collaborative Learning Opportunities in Online Biology Courses
    Location: Teamwork Skills Building
    Dr. Stefanie Gazda & Kellie Goughnour
  • Inclusive Environments in STEM: Exploring Social Factors Affecting Team Dynamics and Performance
    Location: DEI-Focused Building
    Dr. Sindia Rivera-Jimenez
  • Connecting UF Classes and the Global Language Community Through Virtual Exchange
    Location: Project-Based Building
    Dr. Jennifer Wooten & Laura Callahan
  • Engaging Diverse Teams of Students in Research via Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)
    Location: Main Building
    Dr. Anthony Auletta & Dr. Peter DiGennaro
3:30 - 4:00pm

Awards & Raffle

Location: Main Building
Join the Center for Teaching Excellence in congratulating the Florida CourseShare Honorees, Rising Star Award winners, and Exemplary Online Award winners.

Our Sponsors

Keynote Speaker

Maha Bali

Maha Bali, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Practice, The American University in Cairo

Maha Bali is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She is an editor at Hybrid Pedagogy journal, and editorial board member of Teaching in Higher Education, Online Learning Journal, Learning, Media and Technology, International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education and Journal of Pedagogic Development. She has blogged for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Prof Hacker, DMLCentral blogs and Al-Fanar media. She is a co-founder of and co-facilitator of Equity Unbound. She is a former International Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab. She was the ninth person interviewed on the Leaders and Legends of Online Learning podcast and she was featured alongside 15 amazing women of the open movement in the UnCommon Women 2018 Coloring Book. She is a learnaholic, writeaholic and passionate open and connected educator, who tweets a lot at @bali_maha and blogs a lot at

Keynote Panel

Natalie Asorey


Natalie Asorey

Associate Director/Student Engagement – The Agency, Department of Public Relations

Natalie Asorey is a Public Relations lecturer teaching public relations writing and social media. Most recently, Natalie was head of social media at BODEN, a leading cross-cultural communication agency based in Miami, where she oversaw the McDonald’s USA scope of work as Hispanic agency of record. She led the account team and collaborated with McDonald’s communication, marketing and digital teams to develop communication and social media strategies to reach the Hispanic consumer market. Natalie also led the agency’s award-winning social listening practice, Escucha, to build brand advocacy through influencer and consumer engagement and real-time content. Previously, she worked on the Delta Dental, UnitedHealthcare, Dewar’s, America’s ToothFairy and American Academy of Pediatrics accounts.

David Silvestain

David Silvestain

Senior Director, National Sales Leader, Procter & Gamble Personal Care

David Silvestain is the Procter & Gamble Senior Director leading the national sales organization in the Personal Care category. After graduating from UF with a degree in Finance, he joined P&G’s Sales team more than 23 years ago. His team leads the retail customer relationships for brands like Old Spice, Secret, Olay, Gillette, Ivory, Safeguard, and Native. David also leads the Sales and Commercial Functions Recruiting Team for P&G at UF. Through this role, he has worked to continually bring the external experience in to the classroom at UF, developing a partnership with the Heavener School to create the P&G Emerging Leaders Case Competition which recently completed its’ 3rd year. Additionally, David and the P&G Recruiting Team partnered with the Heavener School to establish a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Speaker Series, recently hosting the inaugural event.

Gina Hong

Gina Hong

University of Florida Student

Gina Hong is a fourth year at the University of Florida pursuing a degree in International Studies and a minor in Spanish. As a Korean American, she comes from an international background of having grown up in South Korea, Turkey, and the U.S. She is passionate about diversity and incorporating internationalism into her daily life and upcoming career. This interest led her to start her career in a global research company called ‘Gartner’ as an Account Manager.

Josh Walden

Joshua M. Walden

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Intel Product Assurance and Security, and Security Architecture and Engineering at Intel Corporation

Joshua (Josh) M. Walden is senior vice president and general manager of Intel Product Assurance and Security, and Security Architecture and Engineering at Intel Corporation. His team is chartered with ensuring the security of Intel’s products, including identifying, managing and coordinating mitigations for potential and emerging threats, ensuring product resilience against threats, and guiding future research and architecture decisions to secure Intel’s platforms and its leadership in security. In addition to his technical leadership, Josh is a leader on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Kevin MacPherson

Kevin L. MacPherson

Clinical Lecturer, Assistant Director of Clinical Education & Physical Therapist

Dr. MacPherson is an accomplished physical therapist, graduating from the University of Florida, achieving both a clinical doctorate and manual therapy certification with the University of Saint Augustine, and fellowship with Regis University. He provides instruction to students in the UF Physical Therapy program. His hope is to assist students in surpassing the standard level of critical thinking seen within his profession.

Marko Suvajdzic

Marko Suvajdzic

Associate Director and Associate Professor, Digital Worlds Institute

Marko’s experience includes a range of digital startups and educational projects from artificial Intelligence-intensive video game titles for major corporate clients to co-founding 5 of his own startups. Marko was the founder of the Computer Arts Department at the Academy of Art in Serbia, and serves as the CEO of the multi-national game studio O2D, Inc. He has lectured internationally at schools and conferences in the U.S.A., U.K., India, Serbia, China, and Norway.


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Anthony Auletta, Ph.D.

Anthony AulettaDr. Anthony Auletta
Lecturer, Entomology and Nematology

Anthony Auletta is a lecturer in the Entomology & Nematology Department at the University of Florida. At the heart of his teaching program are course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), which bridge the gap between the classroom and laboratory by engaging students in authentic research projects as part of their curriculum. Through this and his other teaching efforts, he hopes to help students foster a lifelong interest in science and an appreciation for insects.

Benjamin Lok, Ph.D.

Benjamin LokDr. Benjamin Lok
Professor, Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering

Benjamin Lok is a Professor in the Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering Department at the University of Florida and entrepreneur, having previously co-founded Shadow Health. Professor Lok's research focuses on using virtual humans and mixed reality to train communication skills within the areas of virtual environments, human-computer interaction, and computer graphics. Professor Lok received a Ph. D. in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Lok received the UF Innovator of the Year Award (2019), a UF Term Professorship (2017-2020), the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Faculty Mentoring Award (2016), a NSF Career Award (2007-2012), and the UF ACM CISE Teacher of the Year Award in 2005-2006.

Cecilia Suarez, Ph.D.

Cecelia SuarezDr. Cecilia E. Suarez
Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education and Communication

Dr. Cecilia E. Suarez is the Assistant Professor of Leadership and Intercultural Communication for the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. She also serves as faculty affiliate for the Center for Latin American Studies, the Education Policy Research Center, faculty-in-residence for Hispanic Latino Affairs, and on the executive board for Café Latino in IFAS. Her research focuses on access and equity of education through culturally relevant teaching and leadership practices.

Diba Mani, Ph.D.

Diba ManiDr. Diba Mani
Lecturer, Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Diba Mani earned her degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, after which she directly moved to Gainesville to teach in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Diba most enjoys the human component of any work she is engaging in, be it research in the field of geriatrics or teaching college students in the classroom. Diba is an internationally-certified judo referee, assistant coach and faculty advisor of the Gator Judo Team, and also a regular vinyasa yoga practitioner. She is passionate about diversity and cultural promotion through involvement in groups such as the Iranian American Academics & Professionals and the Cultural Awareness Team of the UF College of Health and Human Performance.

Erika Brooke, Ph.D.

Erika BrookeDr. Erika Brooke
Lecturer, Criminology

Dr. Erika Brooke is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law. Erika focuses on integrating experiential learning opportunities and career readiness components into each one of her classes to give her students hands-on exploring the criminal justice system. She recently incorporated a virtual exchange project into her class where students held bi-weekly discussions comparing justice system operations and professions with students in Ecuador.

Gabriela Hamerlinck, Ph.D.

Gabriela HamerlinckDr. Gabriela Hamerlinck
Lecturer, Geography

Gabriela Hamerlinck earned her PhD in Biology at the University of Iowa and completed postdocs in quantitative biology education and in vector borne disease. She is now a lecturer in Medical Geography in Global Health within the Department of Geography. Her academic interests include ecological modeling to understand the spread of disease, and discipline-based education research. Her spare time is spent traveling, entertaining her three pets, and spending time with family.

Harrison Hove

Harrison HoveHarrison Hove
Lecturer, Journalism

Harrison Hove is a Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Florida. He is the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year for the College of Journalism and Communications and teaches courses focused on TV news. Harrison also produces special projects with student journalists for WUFT-TV. Before arriving at UF, Hove spent more than a decade in local news serving in roles as news anchor, reporter, and meteorologist. Hove has earned 7 regional Emmys and 21 nominations for his work.

Jacob Stuart

Jacob StuartJacob Stuart
Graduate Research Assistant

Jacob Stuart is a 3rd-year Human-Centered Computing Ph.D. student at the University of Florida. As a member of the Virtual Experiences Research Group, his previous research includes developing triage training scenarios that utilize virtual humans. Jacob’s research interests include virtual human trust. His research focuses on identifying methods to calibrate trust that users have in virtual humans to help make virtual humans more persuasive and impactful towards users.

Jarred Shellhouse

Jarred ShellhouseJarred A. Shellhouse
Strategic Communications Manager, Agricultural and Life Sciences

Jarred Shellhouse leads the external and internal communication efforts for the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. He is a recent graduate of the University of Florida, earning his master’s degree in agricultural education and communication in 2020, specializing in leadership development. Through his program, his research focused on mentorship and identity development within young adults. He hopes to better understand how people learn to become better leaders, team members, and citizens, and apply that to communication and educational efforts for traditional college-aged students.

Jennifer Wooten, Ph.D.

Jennifer WootenDr. Jennifer Wooten
Director of Language Instruction & Senior Lecturer, Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Jennifer Wooten is the Director of Language Instruction and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. She has developed and taught beginning and intermediate language courses, advanced courses like Spanish for Educators that focus on experiential learning, and courses to help instructors of world languages critically consider the connections of language, culture, and power in the classroom and beyond.

Johnny Wu

Johnny WuJohnny Wu
Instructional Designer II, Center for Online Innovation and Production

Johnny Wu, M.S., is an instructional designer at the Center for Online Innovation and Production. He primarily focuses on learning experience and develops innovative ways of engaging and empowering students in these new learning environments using a multidisciplinary, iterative, and learner-centered approach. He also helps with managing the visual design of learning interfaces and activities.

Kellie Goughnour

Kellie GoughnourKellie Goughnour
Instructional Designer II

Kellie Goughnour, M.Ed., is an instructional designer for the online STEM production team at the Center for Online Innovation and Production. Her primary responsibility is to foster collaborative working relationships with faculty, creating engaging learning experiences. Most recently, her focus has been to test and evaluate student interactions within online video content.

Laura Callahan

Laura CallahanLaura Callahan
PhD Student, Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Laura M. Callahan is a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. She currently teaches Intermediate Spanish and works with Jen Wooten in the administration of the Lower Division Spanish Program. She has worked in the past as Lead Instructor for Beginning and Intermediate Spanish, and has also taught Spanish in the Community, all of which are courses that allow her to facilitate connections between what students learn and the community around them.

Mary Kay Carodine, Ph.D.

Dr. Mary Kay Carodine

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

More information coming soon.

Paloma Rodriguez

Paloma RodriguezPaloma Rodriguez
Director of the Office of Global Learning

Paloma Rodríguez is the Director of the Office of Global Learning at the UF International Center. Her research interests include eportfolio pedagogy, career integration, faculty professional development, and on-campus opportunities to promote global learning. Her publications explore the use of eportfolio pedagogy in international programming and the role of global certificate programs for the advancement of comprehensive internationalization.

Peter DiGennaro, Ph.D.

Peter DiGennaroDr. Peter DiGennaro
Assistant Professor, Entomology & Nematology

Peter DiGennaro is an Assistant Professor in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida and is interested in the molecular basis of nematode parasitism in plants. His research utilizes an array of genomic, genetic, and biochemical tools that dissect the fundamental mechanisms behind nematode host range, parasitism, and plant responses. The goal of his teaching responsibilities is to introduce students to the diverse world of nematology and train them with transferable skills in the biological sciences.

Priti Patel, Pharm.D.

Priti PatelDr. Priti Patel
Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Dr. Patel is the Director of Personal and Professional Development curriculum for the College of Pharmacy. She completed and ASHP-accredited drug information residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals in Fort Washington, PA. Prior to joining UF, she was an associate clinical professor at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, and co-director of the St. John’s University drug information service at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Rania Gollakner, Ph.D.

Rania GollaknerDr. Rania Gollakner
Center Coordinator, One Health Center of Excellence

Rania Gollakner is the Center Coordinator of the One Health Center of Excellence at the University of Florida (UF). She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and a Master of Public Health in 2017. Prior to UF, she practiced companion animal medicine for 7 years and worked as an adjunct professor and a freelance medical writer. She has developed and co-developed several One Health courses and has a special interest in One Health and the human-animal interface.

Sara Agnelli, Ph.D.

Sara AgnelliDr. Sara Agnelli
Adjunct Professor and Assistant Director for Interdisciplinary Outreach, One Health Center of Excellence

Sara Agnelli received a PhD in Classics with a dissertation project on ancient medicine. She is now Adjunct Professor and Assistant Director for Interdisciplinary Outreach at the One Health Center of Excellence at the University of Florida. Her work connects humanities and biosciences by promoting narrative formats such as literature and art to communicate science. Her goal is to continue to develop new courses that can establish even stronger interdisciplinary connections.

Sindia Rivera-Jiménez, Ph.D.

Sindia Rivera-JiménezDr. Sindia Rivera-Jiménez
Lecturer, Engineering Education & Affiliate Faculty, Chemical Engineering

Dr. Rivera-Jiménez is a Lecturer at the Department of Engineering Education and an affiliate faculty to the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. In this role, she works towards creating evidence-based teaching practices for chemical engineering design courses and local and national community outreach activities. Her research focuses on understanding the processes that contribute to the persistence and retention of underrepresented minorities in academic engineering programs during formal and informal educational experiences. In particular, she is interested in studying social perspectives and unconscious biases in engineering design teams. Outside the classroom, she serves as a creator and facilitator of professional development workshops for industry and academia using blended instructional tools.

Stacy Miller, Pharm.D.

Stacy MillerDr. Stacy Miller
Assistant Dean of Clinical Education

Dr. Miller is the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education at the UF College of Pharmacy. In her role she oversees the experiential portion of the curriculum. Dr. Miller graduated from Butler University in 2007, completed a year of post-graduate training at Florida Hospital, Celebration Health, and then spent 11 years at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy where she earned her MBA and was an Assistant Professor and Director of Student Affairs. Dr. Miller join the UF College of Pharmacy in September of 2019.

Stefanie Gazda, Ph.D.

Stefanie GazdaDr. Stefanie Gazda
Biology Online Major Coordinator

Stefanie Gazda, Ph.D., is a Lecturer and Biology Online Major Coordinator in the Biology Department at the University of Florida. She regularly teaches the UF Online Introduction to Biology Course and Lab series, as well as other courses such as Animal Behavior, General Ecology. Currently she is teaching a new course for the University, Marine Mammal Biology.

Timothy Brophy, Ph.D.

Timothy BrophyDr. Timothy Brophy
Director of Institutional Assessment

Timothy Brophy is the Director of Institutional Assessment at UF. Dr. Brophy holds national and international leadership roles in assessment and has designed and implements UF’s Assessment System. He has extensive experience with test development and data collection processes for standards-based assessments and knows large-scale assessment structures and processes, policy, and state and national assessment issues. Dr. Brophy is the SACSCOC liaison for the University of Florida and served on the SACSCOC Board of Trustees from 2011-2017.

Past Interface Resources

Select a year to view handouts, presentations, and sponsors.

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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  • Honorlock
  • McGraw Hill
  • Perusall
  • iClicker
  • UF Conference Department
  • UF Distance Learning
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.
    Handout | Powerpoint
  • Virtual Spaces and Graduate Research Mentoring, Swapna Kumar, Ed.D.
  • Out of Your Seats and into the Streets, Kevin Baron, Ph.D.
    Handout | Powerpoint
  • 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.


  • ProctorU
  • Adobe
  • 3PlayMedia
  • iClicker
  • Canvas
  • Turnitin
  • Top Hat
  • Zoom
  • Shadow Health
  • Conference Department at UF
  • UF Distance Learning
  • Honorlock
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.

Handouts and Presentations


  • Platinum
    • ProctorU
  • Silver
    • Adobe
    • 3PlayMedia
    • iClicker
    • Canvas
    • turnitin
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!

Presentation Teasers

Recordings, Handouts & Presentations


  • Platinum
    • ProctorU
    • Adobe
    • Turnitin
  • Gold
    • Capsim
  • Other
    • UF Conference Department
    • Distance and Continuing Education
    • Center for Teaching Excellence
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


  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • UF Conference Department
  • UF College of Medicine
  • UF Distance & Continuing Education
  • Adobe
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.



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.


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.


College of Journalism and Communications

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.