The Faculty Center is open all this week during business hours, so please feel free to stop by or call to discuss spring course plans. The Faculty Writing Club will meet on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 to noon as usual this week. If you thought about signing up for the spring Course Innovation Project that focuses on making your courses accessible for all students but just didn’t get around to it, click here to submit your application: https://ucfcos.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2a7rAIbldEtRAjj . The deadline has been extended to this Wednesday. We’ve also extended the deadline for the Writing Your STEM Article faculty development cohort to Wednesday, so check out that flyer and click here if you’d like to apply: http://ucf.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bavE5EuKUnci13n. Please also note the excellent opportunity from the Office of Undergraduate Research below.
Have a great break!
FROM THE OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH: INVITATION TO FACULTY
The Office of Undergraduate Research will be sending a team to the Council on Undergraduate Research: Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum Institute. This will be held at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL on March 28-30. More information about this institute is available at: http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/institutes/integrating_undergraduate_research_into_the_curriculum/
OUR will fund the (1) institute, (2) group carpool mileage, and (3) two night hotel accommodation for selected faculty.
If you are interested in attending please send me an interest email to Kim Schneider (KRS@ucf.edu) by January 10 with the following:
College of Sciences As an instructor I use four specific pedagogical techniques to encourage an engaged environment: 1) remain organized, 2) develop examples connecting course content to salient student situations, 3) align course concepts with employment opportunities, and 4) be available to students. Organization may seem like ...
College of Arts and Sciences The one common feature of all medieval literature, despite differences in authors, cultures, and genres, is that it is very, very old. When beginning my courses, I often face resistant students who have predetermined that, because of its age, the literature under examination is useless, if not altogether d...
College of Engineering and Computer Science Long before I graduated with my Master's degree, I knew I'd want to teach someday. I was inspired by previous UCF faculty that included Dr. Martin Wanielista (Environmental Engineering & Dean), Dr. Gary Whitehouse (Dean & Provost), and Dr. Christian Bauer (Industrial Engineering). I chose to pursue my PhD, but did...