February - Week 2

Hello Everyone-
Below you'll find information about activities this week at FCTL. Some highlights:

  • Remember that the RFP for the summer conference is available at this URL: http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Events/SummerConference/ . Applications for all tracks are due on February 22.
  • See the attached flyers for info about an the College of Education’s upcoming 15th Annual Literacy Symposium. This event will provide great opportunities for university faculty to learn about trends in K-12 education that will certainly impact what happens in our classrooms in the coming years.
  • The Spring 2013 book club co-facilitated by FCTL and the Center for Counseling selection will be Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Email me at melody@ucf.edu if you are interested in being part of that group. We promise to be low-key.
  • Finally, check out the info below about the 2ND Annual Research Symposium hosted by the Black Faculty and Staff Association.
Have a great week!
Melody

HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11TH
(All events will be held in CL1 207 unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate in a workshop via webconferencing, please email fctl@ucf.edu to make arrangements.)

Monday, February 11th
Information Session: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards (please RSVP) 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, February 12th
Honors Teaching Circle 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13th
Workshop: Increasing Student Engagement in Sciences Courses 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Honors Teaching Circle 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Workshop: Clickers in the Classroom 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 14th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CL1-205

Friday, February 15th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CL1-205
Workshop: Enhancing Student Comprehension 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CNH-146

BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION 2ND ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
The Black Faculty and Staff Association invites you to its 2nd Annual Research Symposium on Tuesday February 26, 2013 from 12:00pm-2:00pm . The event will be held in the UCF Academy for Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Room 117. Proposal entries are now being accepted and should be submitted to Dr. Martha Lue Stewart atMartha.Stewart@ucf.edu no later than Friday February 22, 2013. For questions about this please contact Germayne Graham germayne.graham@ucf.edugermayne.graham@ucf.edu or Martha Stewart Martha.Stewart@ucf.edu . Please consider being a part of this effort.

FACULTY WRITING CLUB 2013 Join a faculty writing club to start your spring semester off with a focus on productivity and camaraderie. 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 Thursday 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!

 

 

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