Teaching and Learning Days

Below are the details for upcoming Teaching and Learning days at the Faculty Center. Unless otherwise noted, these events take place in the Faculty Center in Classroom Building One, room 207.

January 25th, 2019: A Climate of Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Join your colleagues for a panel of representatives from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Student Accessibility Services as they speak to cultivating a climate of support on campus. These talks and interactions will support faculty as they reflect on their pedagogies in a way that supports students across the broad spectrum of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Sign up by 11:59 p.m. on January 23rd at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3sCWGCci4LG8sV7.

[9:00–9:15] Coffee and Introductions

[9:15–10:15] Session A: Rachel Luce-Hitt, Diversity and Inclusion

  • This session will provide tips for creating inclusive college classes, discuss 5 areas in which faculty can focus on building a climate of diversity in the classroom, and preview the Summer Faculty Development Conference diversity track.

[10:15–10:30] Break

[10:30–11:30] Session B: Pam Rea, Student Accessibility Services
  • This session will cover potential accessibility barriers in the classroom and implementing strategies for course design to overcome those barriers. Captioned videos will be addressed, as will SAS's role in collaborating with faculty. Come to this session to hear best practices for achieving accessibility in your classes.

[11:30–12:00] Discussion and Q&A

[12:00–1:00] Lunch

February 22nd, 2019: Best Practices of Completion—A panel of accomplished UCF doctoral advisors

Co-sponsored by Nicholson School of Communication and Media, Anthropology Department, and Department of Statistics

Several UCF faculty members who have consistently advised doctoral students to completion will share their strategies with for successful doctoral advising. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions and to engage in conversation with the panelists. This session is ideal for faculty who are new to advising at the doctoral level and for faculty who want to discover new ideas for effective doctoral advising.

March 1st, 2019

  • Session A: Qualitative Data
    The session will guide participants to analyze a variety of qualitative data, starting with basic thematic analysis before moving to more advanced methods borrowed from phenomenology, ethnography, and grounded theory. We will also describe several methods to improve the rigor and sophistication of the analysis, making the findings more insightful and trustworthy -- and increasing the findings the chances of publication. If time allows, we will review the advantages and disadvantages of using qualitative data analysis software. Please bring your data.
  • Quantitative Data

April 5th, 2019: Using Evidence-Based and Transparent Teaching Practices to Promote Learning

Our April Teaching and Learning Day will continue the themes of adopting research-based teaching practices and of making key concepts and course components more relevant and comprehensible to students.


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Ann Gleig
College of Arts and Humanities Ann  Gleig At the heart of my teaching philosophy is the conviction that teaching is a vocation in the original sense of its Latin root, vocare, a summoning to a particular type of service; in this instance, the call to nurture the full development of the individual within a scho...

Kristin G. Congdon
College of Arts and Humanities Kristin G. Congdon My approach to education is informed by my early and ongoing experiences teaching in a variety of settings. Besides working in public schools (elementary, middle, and high school), I have also taught art in correctional facilities, residential treatment centers, museums, Elderhostels and retirement homes. My stude...

Mitchell Salter
College of College of Health and Public Affairs Mitchell Salter The foundation for my teaching philosophy is to provide students with immediate tools to apply their knowledge. I agree with teachers of educational progressivism, such as John Dewey, who believe education should teach skills in real life activities. I require students to test their skills using a scientif...