November 2, 2022

Faculty Awards

Teaching & Mentoring

Special Events

Faculty & Students Win the International DAVEY® Award for the Virtual & Remote Production Work

University of Florida's School of Music faculty and students were awarded the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts Gold Award for the category of 'Virtual & Remote Experiences (Music)' at the 18th Annual International DAVEY® Awards for their virtual and remote work on their Latin Jazz album during COVID-19 quarantining, "Rompiendo Fronteras (Breaking Boundaries)", which features GRAMMY® Award Hall of Famer, Alex Acuña, Dr. José Valentino Ruiz (Producer; Assistant Professor of Music Business & Entrepreneurship), Scott Wilson (Associate Producer; Associate Professor of Jazz Studies), Dr. Kevin Robert Orr (Research Album Advisor; Director of the School of Music) and students. 

National First-Generation College Student Day- Tuesday, November 8th

The term first-generation refers to students who are the first in their families to attend college. November 8th was selected as the date for the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
The Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program invites you to celebrate by wearing green for National First-Generation College Student Day on November 8th! At UF, green was chosen to symbolize growth and opportunity for first-generation students. If your schedule allows, we invite you to join us on the Reitz Union North Lawn from 11:30am – 1:30pm to engage in conversations with first-generation students from across campus!

Encourage Your Mentees to Apply to Join UF's Preparing Future Faculty Spring Cohort

The UF Graduate School, UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the UF Center for Teaching Excellence invite you to apply for the Spring 2023 Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program, which will meet online over Zoom on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., January 20 through April 21, 2023. There will be an in-person session in Fall 2023.

This program will cover important aspects of being a successful faculty member, faculty expectations at different kinds of institutions, and effective teaching and learning methods. It will involve weekly meetings, assignments, and a mentoring component. It will not address developing job application materials or interviewing for faculty jobs.

This program is open to graduate students and postdocs from any UF department. Participants will be chosen on a competitive basis.

Learn more and apply online. The online application will be open October 24 through November 13, 2022.

Questions? Email Dr. Talline Martins, Director of the UF Office of Graduate Professional Development, at

Upcoming Workshops with the Center for Teaching Excellence

In order to RSVP for these events you will need to create a Passport Portal account. If you already have a Passport account, you can register in the Passport PortalView all upcoming events with the Center for Teaching Excellence.
5 Strategies to Improve Ambulatory Teaching and Meet The Quadruple Aim (Rescheduled)
Presented by Ryan Nall
November 2, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online
This session will focus on 5 strategies to improve education in the ambulatory setting. These strategies will include ways to create a safe learning environment, set expectations, and provide real-time feedback to our learners. We will also explore how medical education has the potential to help us meet our quadruple aim reduced cost, improved population health, patient experience, and team well-being.
Make it Global: Curriculum Internationalization
Presented by Paloma Rodriguez
November 2, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Online
Learn how to enhance your courses with international case studies, activities, and perspectives. This workshop will also expose you to best practices such as international virtual exchange and useful frameworks (i.e., the UN Sustainable Development Goals) that can be used to infuse international concepts and activities into any discipline. The session will provide an overview of relevant data on the attitudes and beliefs of UF students towards global issues and intercultural communication you can use to finetune your teaching and you will also receive a self-assessment tool to measure the internationalization of your current courses.

Getting to Know the NSF Mid-Career Advancement Program - Program Director Panel Discussion Nov. 8th

Tuesday November 8th, 12:00 - 1:30 PM via Zoom, Register Here

The Mid-Career Advancement Program is the only cross-directorate NSF program specifically aimed at providing protected time and resources to established scientists and engineers targeted at the mid-career stage. In this valuable overview of the Mid-Career Advancement Program, program officers from NSF directorates will share information about their specific Mid-Career Advancement programs. This webinar is designed for mid-career and advanced-career faculty and researchers, but support staff and early-career faculty are also welcomed to attend. Virtual space is limited so register today!

Design Construction and Planning Research Symposium - Nov. 9-10

Join the #OneDCP family Nov. 9-10th for an interactive forum as we learn about the state of research occurring throughout our college. Thought-provoking research topics are highlighted by a panel on artificial intelligence! Learn More and Register Now!

Experience the Monarch Migration in Mexico with the Florida Museum

Join a Florida Museum of Natural History lepidopterist for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the annual migration of the monarch butterflies as they travel to their overwintering sites in Central Mexico. See them packed in the countless millions on the roosts, in flight, feeding on wildflowers, and watering at streams at the Sierra Chincua and El Rosario Reserves. There will be two trips, Feb 7-12, 2023, and Feb. 14-19, 2023, and each will have a different museum scientist leading the trip. Other highlights include visiting the pyramids at Teotihuacán and exploring colonial Angangueo, which now derives most of its livelihood from butterfly ecotourism and agriculture. To enroll or for more information, visit

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