May - Week 2

Hello Everyone-

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 this Friday, 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. Have a great week!
Melody

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 melody@ucf.edu with questions.

HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 14TH
Tuesday, May 15th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16th
Informal Consultations: Using the iPad for Teaching and Research 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 17th
Workshop: Turnitin.com 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 18th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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…
If you tweet about teaching and learning issues, please follow me on Twitter @MelodyBowdon; I’ll follow you too!

Melody Bowdon, Director
UCF Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
Phone: 407-823-3544

 

 

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