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Workshops

Our workshops give faculty focused, immersive and shared experiences of pedagogical challenges facing most of us. You'll work together with others from different departments and disciplines, learning from shared experiences while making connections with staying power.

We offer two broad kinds of workshops: (1) our workshops for new-ish faculty members (in their first 3 years at UF), and (2) specialty intensive workshops.

How do they work?

Over the course of a 4-hour half-day, you'll experience a series of mini-workshops aimed at helping you develop capacities and building skills for handling a particular in-class challenge.

When are they offered?

We typically offer one workshop in August, and one or two in January. On request, we may also offer our workshops to your department or other faculty cluster.

Special Intensive Workshops

We've offered targeted workshops on:

  • Student Engagement
  • Inclusive and Identity-Safe Classrooms
  • Reinventing Rigor

Newish Faculty Teaching Workshop

Each fall we welcome a new class of teachers and some returning faculty with a half-day workshop, providing a pedagogical toolkit to assist in the shaping (or refreshing) of teaching theories and methods. We offer the same workshop in January.

When does it take place?

Our August workshop typically occurs 1-2 days after orientation for new faculty. The January workshop typically occurs the Thursday or Friday before faculty are due back.

What will you gain?

In addition to meeting other new and experienced USF faculty, you'll explore a set of core topics in three interactive sessions. You will take away a powerful pedagogical toolkit; with templates, examples and practices that have worked for others; to assist you in maximizing your chances for a successful semester, beginning with the first class.

The workshop supported faculty in exploring three topics. Some of these have been:

  1. Visual Models
  2. Practice & Feedback
  3. Inclusive and Identity-Safe Learning Spaces
  4. Content-Engaging Activities

The workshop builds on and provides opportunities to discuss How Learning Works (2010), by Susan Ambrose, Michael Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha Lovett and Marie Norman.