Center for Teaching Excellence

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CTE Programs​​​

Teaching Partners:

​​In their first year at UF new faculty members are invited to join a Teaching Partners team which partners new faculty with veteran campus faculty members. Teaching Partners teams explore the concept of teaching domains and support one another’s teaching efforts through conversation, monthly professional development opportunities, and classroom observations. Contact the CTE or Christine Denecker ([email protected]) for details.​

Academic Career Development:​

Year-two faculty members are provided with Academic Career Development (ACD) support. ACD meetings provide faculty with opportunities to discuss and build plans for pursuing goals that meet UF’s tenure and promotion requirements. These requirements include scholarship, high quality professional development, service to the university, and service to the community. Year-three faculty can participate in dossier preparation, another aspect of Academic Career Development. Specific attention is given in these ACD workshops to how dossiers should be organized, what counts as evidence for tenure and promotion, and best practices in writing the reflective introductory statements included in each dossier. Contact the CTE or Christine Tulley ([email protected]) for details.

Part-time Faculty Support:​

Part-time Faculty are welcome to utilize all CTE resources and are supported through three distinct measures: 1) new part-time faculty orientation held face-to-face each August; 2) a part-time faculty Canvas teaching resources site; and 3) part-time faculty liaisons and college mentors. Contact the CTE, Katy August ([email protected]) for details.

Faculty Writing Group:​

Interested faculty members (full or part-time) can join the Faculty Writing Group. The group provides guidance, support, feedback, and accountability in preparing research articles, presentations, and other scholarly work. Contact the CTE or Christine Tulley ([email protected]) for additional information.​

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Held September through November and January through March, the Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) series provides faculty and staff with the opportunity to engage in life-long learning. BBLs are held on select Wednesdays at noon, and topics range from international travel to unique student-learning experiences and college/community collaborations. Guest speakers are often part of the BBL as well. See CTE email announcements for upcoming BBL dates and topics.​

Workshop Series​

The CTE offers a variety of workshop series in response to faculty/staff needs. Contact the CTE if you have a particular workshop request or would like to partner in developing a workshop series based on a particular university community need.​​​​​

CARES Program​

NEW! CARES Team: The CTE's Collaborative And Reflective Educational Support Team consists of faculty from each college who have been trained in the Danielson Framework for Teaching. These faculty members are available to brainstorm teaching strategies, provide instructional support, and/or facilitate the Danielson three-step observation process. To request a meeting with a CARES Team member, please fill out the following form, and someone will contact you:​