March 22, 2023


Teaching & Mentoring

Special Events

New Travel and PCard System Coming in April

On April 3, the UF Office of the CFO will introduce UF GO, a new unified travel and PCard system that will reinvent and streamline how UF community manages all aspects of travel and expense reimbursements. The new system is mobile-friendly and includes features like mobile receipt-capture —removing the need for paper receipts — as well as on-the-go expense report submission, booking tool with 24/7 travel agency support, currency conversion, receipt translation tool, e-receipts option with major travel suppliers, mileage calculator and more.

What should you do to prepare?
All faculty who travel and/or are PCard holders are required to take a brief introductory training course that provides an overview of the new system. Completion of either the self-paced online course or Zoom live session will fulfill the training requirements and grant access to the new system.

The Division of Finance and Accounting’s Travel team is available to support you through this transition. If you have any questions, please reach out via this online feedback form.

Free & Discounted Open Access Publishing for UF Authors

Want to publish your research open access? Take advantage of free and discounted APCs, thanks to Read-and-Publish deals from UF's George A Smathers Libraries! Visit for more information.

Digging Deeper, Doing Better: Optimizing Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Mentorship Practices - March 27th

Digging Deeper, Doing Better: Optimizing Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Mentorship Practices - Session 1 of the UF Multicultural Mentoring Series
Presented by Kelly Diggs-Andrews
March 27, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

The Southeastern Conference (SEC), the University of Florida and the International Mentoring Association (IMA) are pleased to offer this three-part series that provides faculty and staff with tools for effective multicultural mentoring. Participants who take all three live sessions will earn a certificate in multicultural mentoring.  Learn more about the Multicultural Mentoring Certificate and sign up for sessions.

Center for Online Innovation and Production Provides Help Creating or Updating Online Courses

If you would like to create or refresh an online course with the Center for Online Innovation and Production, please complete the COIP production request no later than April 10th to be considered for a spot on the summer production schedule.  Dates and deadlines for future semesters can be found here.

Adapting Assessments With AI in Mind - April 11th

Adapting Assessments with AI in Mind
Tuesday, April 11, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., via Zoom

ChatGPT and other generative AI tools have led to questions about academic integrity and how AI can transform teaching, learning, and assessment. In this event, participants will receive a brief overview of ChatGPT's capabilities, consider course design strategies, learn how to modify assessments to be less susceptible to AI-generated content, and discuss new types of assessments made possible with AI. Please contact the Center for Instructional Technology and Training if you have questions.

Last Chance to Register for UF’s First RiTL Symposium - April 21st

Please join us on April 21st, 2023 for the first UF RiTL (Research in Teaching and Learning) symposium. This half day kick off event will take place at the Harn Museum and feature a keynote by Dr. Bob Mathieu, founder of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning along with other guest speakers who are actively working on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

RiTL (Research in Teaching and Learning) at UF is specialized research that delves deeply into how students learn within and across disciplines. UF’s RiTL community of researchers and educators will engage in the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance field-specific learning. RiTL at UF includes scholarly work related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Teaching as Research (TAR), Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER), etc.

Who should attend? All faculty including clinical faculty, instructional faculty, practitioners, faculty considering promotion, department Chairs, as well as staff and librarians interested in teaching focused research.

Registration is limited to the first 120 people. Registration closes on April 6, 2023 at 12:00pm EST or when capacity has been reached.

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.
EMBRACE: An Intersectional Approach to Academic Mentorship
Presented by Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini
March 24, 9:00am – 10:00am
Brought to you by UF’s Mentoring Affinity Group.
Teaching STEM courses with Learning Assistants
Presented by Sujata Krishna
March 27, 10:00am – 11:00am
In this workshop I will go over how the LA program helps students and instructors in an active learning classroom. I will go over the 3 essential elements of the LAA model. No background knowledge is expected of participants.
Creating Global Classrooms Through Virtual Exchange
Presented by Consuelo Kreider & Truly Hardemon
March 27, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Bryant Space Science Center
Join this workshop to discover how to turn your class into a global classroom. Through virtual exchange, faculty can connect their UF classes with students and faculty abroad to collaborate on assignments, acquire global perspectives on course-related material, and develop intercultural competence skills. In the 2021-2022 academic year, over 1,400 UF students took courses that incorporated international virtual exchange activities in a variety of disciplines. This workshop will help you discover different types of virtual exchange projects and will connect you to trainings and resources to get you started.
Make it Global: Curriculum Internationalization
Presented by Paloma Rodriguez
March 29, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
During this workshop, faculty will learn how to enhance their courses with international case studies, activities, and perspectives. This workshop will also expose instructors 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 that instructors can use to fine tune their teaching, and participants will also receive a self-assessment tool to measure the internationalization of their current courses.
Cafe Conversation about ChatGPT
Presented by Brian Harfe
March 30, 9:00am – 10:30am
Bryant Space Science Center
Join us for an informal, round table discussion about new artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT. We will be discussing concerns about AI tools affecting higher education and exploring ways they can be used to support student learning.
PlayPosit Foundations Training
Presented by Brady Venables
March 30, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
This training will highlight the fundamentals of PlayPosit with an emphasis on interactions that are automatically graded by the platform. It will be customized for your learning management system and include use cases relevant to all content areas in Higher Ed

Research Metrics to What End? Webinar - March 24th

How do we assess the value and impact of research activities across disciplines? This webinar explores emerging metrics that reflect and celebrate forms of knowledge, creative research, and social engagement in the arts, humanities, and the allied disciplines of design. Panelists include Christopher Newfield, Emily M. Janke, and Stefanie Haustein. Organized by the College of the Arts, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and College of Design, Construction and Planning with support from a HuMetricsHSS Community Fellowship. Learn more and register.

Florida Museum, UF Geological Sciences Department Host ‘Can You Dig It?’ - April 1st

Dig into geology and discover the Earth at your feet during this free, fun-for-all-ages geology event! Presented in partnership with the University of Florida department of geological sciences, enjoy hands-on activities on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch demonstrations of volcanic eruptions, experience an augmented reality sandbox and more. While the event activities are free, there is an admission charge for the “Spiders Alive!” and “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibits. Learn more.

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