The Center for Teaching Excellence highlights publications that are written by UF faculty. Each of these featured publications supports innovative teaching practices that contribute to student success. We invite you to read each of these articles to see examples of outstanding instructional practices here at UF. If you have an article that you would like to submit for feature, contact us.


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Exploring How Physician Educators Approach Politically Charged Topics with Learners

Dr. Zareen Zaidi, Dr. Rebecca R. Henderson & Dr. Bridget C. O’Brien

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Thirteen Tactics for Teaching Poetry as Architecture

Dr. Marsha Bryant & Dr. Charlie Hailey

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Twelve Tips for Mindful Teaching

Dr. Elisa Sottile

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Employing Collaborative Assessments in an In-Person Undergraduate Class

Dr. Samuel Martins, Nichole Barber, Dr. Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, Dr. Morgan A. Byron, Nikki Lyons & Dr. Grady Roberts

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Parody as Pedagogy, Plath as Style

Dr. Marsha Bryant & University of Florida students

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Assessing the Impact of a Virtual Shelter Medicine Rotation on Veterinary Students’ Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Regarding Access to Veterinary Care

Dr. Terry G. Spencer, Dr. Christy L. Hoffman & Dr. Kathleen V. Makolinski

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Professionalism Revisited During the Pandemics of Our Time: COVID-19 and Racism

Dr. Zareen Zaidi, Dr. Saleem Razack & Dr. Arno K. Kumagai

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Teaching in the times of COVID-19: Transitioning a STEM course online

Dr. Izabella Barreto

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3 Reasons to Go Online with New Student Orientations

Leslie Mojeiko, Allyson Haskell, Steve Carter & Dr. Shannon Dunn

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Bichronous Online Learning: Blending Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Learning

Dr. Florence Martin, Dr. Drew Polly & Dr. Albert Ritzhaupt

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Teaching Quantitative Ecology Online: An Evidence‐based Prescription of Best Practices

Dr. Miguel A. Acevedo

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From the “Top-down” and the “Bottom-up”: Centering Foucault’s Notion of Biopower and Individual Accountability Within Systemic Racism

Dr. Zareen Zaidi, Dr. Antonio A. Bush, Dr. Ian M. Partman & Dr. Tasha R. Wyatt

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Authentic Language Learning Through Telecollaboration in Online Courses

Dr. Crystal Marull & Dr. Swapna Kumar

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Enhancing and Impacting the Online Classroom Environment with Infographics

Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, Dr. Frederick R. Kates, Dr. George Raul Audi, Dr. Samantha A. Larson & Malcolm M. Kates

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