First Year Faculty Teaching Academy


Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 6 through June 22, 1:30pm – 3:30pm CDT
Facilitators: Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, University of Florida
Kimberly Heal, University of Florida
Michael Barber, University of Florida
: Online (registrants will be sent a link)
Registration opens: May 15, 2023
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Δ (1 delta)


*Registration Closes June 2*



This online, intensive course is designed for future faculty and early career faculty in their first years of teaching. Over the course of 3 weeks, participants will meet twice weekly to learn how to create a great learning experience for your students while developing a solid foundation of best teaching practices and strategies. Explore the works of teaching greats such as Ken Bain, Jim Lang, and Wilbert McKeachie among others. We invite you to adapt and use the strategies modeled in the course. By the end of this course, participants will learn about:

  • Fostering student motivation and interaction
  • Designing active learning experiences
  • Providing effective feedback
  • Identifying effective assessment techniques
  • Creating an accessible learning environment for all students
  • Transparent and online teaching practices

Course Schedule

This condensed synchronous course will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 6 through June 22, with synchronous sessions taking place at 1:30-3:30PM CT.

Registration & Enrollment

This course has a cap of 60 students. Registration opens on Monday, May 15, and closes once capacity is reached. Registration will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and registrants from CIRTL member institutions or alumni of CIRTL member institutions will receive priority. Once registration closes, all registrants will be notified of their enrollment status.

Want more information?

More information about this course can be found on the CIRTL website.

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