Teaching Resources for UF Faculty

New Faculty Advice: http://handbook.aa.ufl.edu/resources/new-faculty-advice/

Tips for New Faculty: http://handbook.aa.ufl.edu/resources/

UF’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is dedicated to keeping faculty and teaching assistants connected and informed in order to strengthen teaching share resources and maximize learning.  CTE services include: teaching strategy consultation, online course reviews, textbook affordability consultations, and more! http://teach.ufl.edu

Visit the CTE Resource Library for guidance on a variety of subjects such as course design, feedback and assessment, academic integrity, motivating students, diversity, equity, and inclusion, innovative teaching practices, and much more: https://teach.ufl.edu/resource-library/

CTE offers workshops (online and onsite), conferences, and faculty learning communities.  The yearly Interface conference provides an energizing and inspirational dive into new ideas and strategies with colleagues from all disciplines. Visit the conference page for recordings from past events. https://teach.ufl.edu/events-and-workshops/

The CTE Teaching Beyond the Podium Podcast series provides discussion of quality learning strategies from colleagues across campus (subscribe through iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher). https://teach.ufl.edu/resource-library/teachingbeyondthepodium/

CTE’s First Year Faculty Teaching Academy is designed for instructors in their first three years of teaching at UF. The workshop series is a time-efficient introduction to useful teaching strategies. New faculty can register for this workshop series: https://teach.ufl.edu/events-and-workshops/fyfta/

The UF Instructor Guide provides practical guidance for all aspects of teaching at UF. This resource is constantly updated with the newest information about teaching in all modalities. New adjunct faculty may find the first sections of this eBook to be particularly useful: I. For new instructors, II. Preparing to teach, III. Teaching. https://ufl.pb.unizin.org/instructorguide/

CTE maintains the  Teaching Assistant Handbook which provides guidance regarding the TA’s role on campus, the TA as a teacher, and Teaching and learning resources. https://ufl.pb.unizin.org/ta-handbook/

All CTE workshops are open to graduate students. Of special interest are the TA Principles & Strategies and the Be a Great Online or Hybrid TA workshops which are online at-your-own-pace. Graduate students may earn the Passport to Great Teaching: TA Edition certificate. https://teach.ufl.edu/grow-your-teaching/certificates/

UF offers Foundations of Great Teaching for adjunct faculty. This online workshop assists new adjunct faculty with course preparation and teaching through peer-reviewed research and proven best practices. You can select the online modules and resources that best meet your needs. https://ufl.instructure.com/courses/341114

UF offers a Tool Box service that offers a selection of articles and resources on topics ranging from online learning basics to student engagement: http://citt.ufl.edu/tool-box/

What Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain, President of the Best Teachers Institute, is a helpful read. It describes successful practices and useful strategies for teachers in any department. Close to 100 teachers were interviewed and the results were compiled into a book that lists the most effective methods for student learning and the activities that promote success. UF provides to book to faculty members who complete the First Year Faculty Teaching Academy. It can also be purchased on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/What-Best-College-Teachers-Do/dp/0674013255