Register

  1. Create an account in the Passport Portal or log in to your account.
  2. The Passport Portal is a platform developed for participants of CTE’s Passport to Great Teaching Program. The portal tracks your attendance, miles, and certificates. If you need help navigating the Passport Portal, view the user guide.

  3. Register for one of the following certificate tracks in the Passport Portal.
  4. Expand the drop-down options below to view certificate requirements and instructions.

Great Teaching for New Faculty Certificate

Overview

The Great Teaching for New Faculty Certificate is designed to support faculty in their first few years of teaching. While completing the certificate, you will discover university resources, identify instructors you can turn to for instructional strategies and advice, and create a great learning experience for your students while saving yourself time and frustration.

Miles Required: 1000

Core Activities: 500 miles
Core activities are required.

  1. First Year Faculty Teaching Academy (FYFTA) | 500 miles

Elective Activities: 500 miles
Choose any activities listed below to complete your remaining miles.

  1. Teaching Beyond the Podium Activities | 10 miles each
    The Teaching Beyond the Podium podcast features members of the UF community who discuss tips and strategies for creating a quality learning experience.
  2. Synchronous F2F or Online Workshops | 100 miles each
  3. Asynchronous Workshops | 100-500 miles each
  4. UF Conferences | 250 miles
Great Teaching Certificate

Overview

The Great Teaching Certificate allows you to create your own learning path! Explore great teaching strategies and discover tips and tricks from other UF instructors by attending workshops, conferences, and more!

Miles Required: 1000

Elective Activities: 1000 miles
Choose any activities listed below to complete your remaining miles.

  1. Teaching Beyond the Podium Activities | 10 miles each
    The Teaching Beyond the Podium podcast features members of the UF community who discuss tips and strategies for creating a quality learning experience.
  2. Synchronous F2F or Online Workshops | 100 miles each
  3. Asynchronous Workshops | 100-500 miles each
  4. UF Conferences | 250 miles
Faculty Learning Community Certificate

Overview

The Faculty Learning Community Certificate is awarded to faculty, staff, teaching assistants, graduate students and postdocs who participate in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC). FLCs are peer-led groups that engage in an active, collaborative, year–long program structured to provide encouragement, support, and reflection.

Requirements

  • Learn more and register for an FLC by visiting the FLC webpage
  • Attend at least 8 scheduled meetings
  • Attend the “Kickoff” and “Wrap-up” sessions
  • Propose and construct your “Big Idea Project”
Great Teaching Certificate: TA Edition

Overview

Your work as a TA in the classroom is a critical element for student success. The Great Teaching Certificate: TA Edition is a time-efficient way to learn good teaching practices to support your students!

Miles Required: 1000

Core Activities: 600 miles
Core activities are required. Register for the core activities.

  1. Online TA Orientation Part 1 | 100 miles
  2. Online TA Orientation Part 2 | 100 miles
  3. Online TA Principles & Strategies Course | 400 miles

Elective Activities: 400 miles
Choose any activities listed below to complete your remaining miles.

    1. Be a Great Online or Hybrid TA | 200 miles
      Learn about teaching best practices and campus resources that will help you get up to speed quickly.

  1. Teaching Beyond the Podium Activities | 10 miles each
    The Teaching Beyond the Podium podcast features members of the UF community who discuss tips and strategies for creating a quality learning experience.
  2. Synchronous F2F or Online Workshops | 100 miles each
  3. Asynchronous Workshops | 100-500 miles each
  4. UF Conferences | 250 miles
Great Online Teaching Certificate

Overview

The Great Online Teaching Certificate is designed to save you time with practical suggestions and planning resources for your online course development.

Miles required: 1000

Core Activities: 500 miles
Core activities are required.

  1. Great Online Course Series (must complete all 3 workshops) | 500 miles

Elective Activities: 500 miles
Choose any activities listed below to complete your remaining miles.

  1. Teaching Beyond the Podium Activities | 10 miles each
    The Teaching Beyond the Podium podcast features members of the UF community who discuss tips and strategies for creating a quality learning experience.
  2. Synchronous F2F or Online Workshops | 100 miles each
  3. Asynchronous Workshops | 100-500 miles each
  4. UF Conferences | 250 miles
Great Teaching using Universal Design Certificate

Overview

The Great Teaching using Universal Design Certificate helps instructors reach a diverse group of students and considers issues of multiculturalism, gender identity, access and disability, and more. It covers technical, social, and pedagogical aspects of education and focuses on relevant and reflective activities that allow participants to implement changes in their teaching practice.

Miles Required: 1000

Core Activities: 500 miles
Core activities are required.

  1. Designing an Inclusive Course | 250 miles
  2. Accessible Online Environments | 250 miles

Elective Activities: 500 miles
Choose any activities listed below to complete your remaining miles.

  1. Synchronous F2F or Online Workshops (Cultural Competencies or Student Focused Teaching Category) | 100 miles each
  2. Asynchronous Workshops (Cultural Competencies or Student Focused Teaching Category) | 100-500 miles each
Global Teaching & Learning Certificate

Overview

The Global Teaching & Learning Certificate helps you internationalize your teaching at home and abroad. Some workshops in this series will help you internationalize your on-campus courses by exploring local resources and using technology to create global classrooms. Other courses help you prepare for the experience of teaching abroad by guiding you in the development of your own study abroad program, or by assisting you in applying to teach and research abroad through the Fulbright program.

Miles Required: 1000

Core Activities: 500-1000 miles
At least 1 out of the 3 core activities are required.

  1. Global Learning Institute | 750 miles
  2. Design a Virtual Exchange | 500 miles
  3. Study Abroad Leadership Program | 500 miles

Elective Activities: 0-500 miles
Choose any activities listed below to complete your remaining miles.

  1. Synchronous F2F or Online Workshops (Global Learning Category) | 100 miles each
  2. Asynchronous Workshops (Global Learning Category) | 100-500 miles each
CIRTL Associate Certificate

Overview

Through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Associate Certificate, graduate students will define and recognize the value of the Teaching-as-Research process, and how it can be used for ongoing enhancement of learning.

Miles Required: 1000

Core Activities: 700 miles
1 out of the 6 core activities are required.

  1. Preparing Future Faculty (only offered in spring) | 700 miles
  2. CIRTL: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching (only offered in summer and fall) | 700 miles
  3. CALS Teacher’s College (only available to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) | 700 miles
  4. Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching (only offered in spring) | 700 miles
  5. Transforming Your Research into Teaching | 700 miles
  6. The College Classroom | 700 miles

Elective Activities: 300 miles
Choose 1 activity from each numbered list below to complete your remaining miles.

  1. Teaching as Research
  2. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  3. Evidence-Based Teaching
    • Synchronous F2F or Online Workshops (Evidence-Based Teaching category) | 100 miles
    • Asynchronous Workshops (Evidence-Based Teaching category) | 100 miles each

Note: CIRTL activities change semester-to-semester, and some activities will only be offered once during each semester. Qualifying workshops will be updated at the beginning of each semester.

CIRTL Practitioner Certificate

Overview

The goal of the CIRTL Practitioner Certificate is to provide advanced pedagogical instruction that is synchronized with a teaching as research experience. As part of a cohort you will develop and execute a Teaching-as-Research project that contributes novel insights to Evidence-Based Teaching, Learning Communities and Learning-through-Diversity to accomplish learning goals.

Prerequisites
1 out of the 2 prerequisites are required.

  1. Preparing Future Faculty (only offered in spring)
  2. CIRTL Associate Certificate

Requirements

  1. Apply for the CIRTL Practitioner cohort
  2. Complete Semester 1 Activities
    • Participate in bimonthly meetings with your mentor & submit a monthly mentor reflection
    • Participate in the monthly practitioner cohort facilitated conversations
  3. Complete Semester 2 Activities
    • Create a course map, syllabus, or teaching materials
    • Propose a teaching as research idea
    • Attend monthly teaching consultations
    • Attend monthly group meetings to discuss teaching and data collection
    • Continue bimonthly mentor meetings to analyze teaching as research data and prepare a proposal or presentation
Fundamentals of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Certificate

Overview

IDEA is an acronym for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. IDEA highlights efforts toward underserved communities by addressing structural inequities. The Fundamentals of IDEA Certificate provides a foundation of IDEA principals in an effort to build a culture that minimizes bias, recognizes and addresses systemic inequities so all students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

Miles Required: 1000

Core Activities: 1000 miles

  1. Culminating Experience | 200 miles
  2. Supporting Workshops | 800 miles
    At least 8 of the supporting workshops are required.

Plan Your Journey

  1. Register for and Attend Workshops
    • Complete the core activities for your selected certificate.
    • Complete the elective activities of your choice for your selected certificate. Click “Read More” for instructions on how to complete each activity.
    • Events and workshops that qualify for the Passport to Great Teaching Program are labeled with “Passport Miles.”

  2. Keep track of your miles in the Passport Portal
  3. Miles are awarded for events and workshops once. You cannot apply an individual workshop to more than one certificate. Exceptions will be made if an activity you complete for one certificate is the only core activity option for another certificate.

  4. Earn Badges
  5. Category badges are awarded for earning 400 miles in the same category. When registering for a workshop, you will have the option to choose your category. View the category badges list. Badges are not required to earn a certificate.

Pay it Forward

  1. Become a Campus Collaborator
  2. Share your expertise and knowledge by leading a workshop showcasing a teaching idea or strategy! Passport to Great Teaching workshops will be active learning opportunities for faculty, adjuncts, and TAs to collaborate and share.

    • Connect to faculty across campus who are interested in your topic
    • Earn miles towards your Great Teaching Certificate
    • Identify potential collaborators for future research or other projects

    Complete the campus collaborator form to start planning your session! Becoming a campus collaborator is not required to earn a certificate.


For questions about the Passport to Great Teaching program, visit the FAQ or contact Zaina Sheets.