Faculty Design and Development Intensive


Our 2020 offering has been canceled due to COVID-19. Please check back for future dates.

Apply best practices for designing pedagogically sound and engaging courses during a free weeklong course development intensive. Participants will learn about faculty support resources and hear faculty perspectives on course design while building the foundation for a future course offering, including a course map, a learner-centered syllabus, and active learning assignments.

Program Dates: June 22 – June 26, 2020


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – This intensive will emphasize the importance of inclusion, accessibility, and learner-centered instruction, and will provide instructors with strategies to use in their teaching across campus.


Instructors will:

  • Develop a well-aligned course map, learn to incorporate innovative teaching and assessment methods into their courses, and begin implementation of their plan.
  • Participate and connect with faculty from all disciplines and will be encouraged to continue to build cross-disciplinary relationships.
  • Recognize the importance of inclusion, accessibility, and learner-centered instruction, and acquire strategies to implement and support these in their teaching efforts.
  • Be introduced to the academic services available within UFIT and across UF.


Participants are required to attend daily sessions of the workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and must bring a syllabus for the course to be mapped (draft syllabus acceptable!), including any course goals and student learning objectives, and ideas for assessments. After completing all requirements, attendees will receive a digital badge for completion.

Participants must also participate in a follow up discussion at the end of the year to share their implementations or progress.

Coffee will be available and lunch will be provided on opening and closing days.

How to Apply