Below is a summary of upcoming activities at FCTL and beyond. Please pay special attention to information about an international teaching and learning conference to be held in January of 2013 here at UCF and hosted by FCTL. We hope many UCF faculty members will participate. Proposals are due on May 18. Remember that the FCTL staff is available to you all summer long to discuss issues related to teaching and learning, so drop by, attend one of the sessions on our calendar, or schedule an appointment. If you’re receiving a message from this listserv for the first time, you’ve recently been added because you participated in the Summer Faculty Development Conference. Thanks for being part of this successful event. PowerPoint presentations from selected sessions are available here: http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Events/SummerConference/2012/index.php
Have a great week!
HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 7TH
Tuesday, May 8th Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Workshop: Prezi: A New, Free Alternative to PowerPoint 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Workshop: Teaching with Case Studies 1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9th
Informal Consultations: Using the iPad for Teaching and Research 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10th
Informal Consultations: Planning a SOTL Project 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CALL FOR CONFERENCE PROPOSALS: HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING AND LEARNING: EXPLORING SPACES FOR LEARNING
UCF, JANUARY 2013
Please consider submitting a proposal to the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association International Conference, which will be held here at UCF next January in cooperation with FCTL. The theme of this interdisciplinary conference, Exploring Spaces for Learning, will accommodate a wide range of teaching and learning concerns, including engagement with students in informal learning sites, virtual learning spaces, global classrooms, and sites for experiential learning. Proposals are due May 18. Please go to this URL to find more info about the event and to submit a proposal: http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/hetl2013/. We hope to see UCF represented well at this event! Please email email@example.com with questions.
FACULTY INSTITUTE: “BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INCORPORATING ACADEMIC SERVICE-LEARNING IN STEM COURSE DEVELOPMENT”
STETSON UNIVERSITY MAY 14-15
Please consider attending this faculty development institute at Stetson University, which will focus on the development and dissemination of course syllabi with a community-based learning component. The goal is to inspire civic responsibility and contribute to the development of a knowledge economy in Florida that will be composed of active, knowledgeable, and engaged citizens, particularly in the STEM professions. The institute is free of charge and open to any faculty and administrators in our region. The hosts are prepared to train and equip participants with effective models of engagement that they can use to build upon in the culture of service on their campuses and in the communities they serve. For more information and registration, please visit http://www.stetson.edu/other/communityengagement/stemdayinstitute.php
FACULTY WRITING CLUB SUMMER 2012
The writing club will not meet this week, but we’ll be back in full swing during the week of May 7. Join us to get a jumpstart on your productive summer! Having trouble getting into a good writing rhythm? Need to get away from your office to get a change of perspective and a little privacy? Forget the coffee shop--join your colleagues on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in FCTL for a loosely structured writing session. We'll take five or six minutes each week to go around the room and state a goal for the time block and then spend the rest of the time working on our individual projects. Bring your own laptop or use an FCTL computer. And of course there will be coffee. Everyone is welcome!
IF YOU TWEET…
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Melody Bowdon, Director
UCF Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
College of Sciences I believe education is a tool for improving the quality of life. Education is not an end in itself, but a process. My teaching philosophy is to encourage critical thinking, innovative problem solving, practical application of theory, and tolerance of diverse ideas from an international perspective. To achieve ...
College of Arts and Sciences When I began my full-time teaching career, the first text I taught was from Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, where the Brazilian educator contrasts "problem-posing education" and "the banking concept of education." According to Freire, the key to education is dialogic learning, rather than the one direct...
College of Engineering and Computer Science The ability to encourage the best effort in students to help them achieve their full potential is a characteristic that distinguishes a successful educator. With this goal in mind, I work to incorporate established techniques to educate future engineers. At the same time, I approach challenges associated with the ...