January - Week 4

Hello Everyone-
Below you'll find information about activities this week at FCTL. Remember that the RFP for the summer conference is available at this URL: http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Events/SummerConference/. . Applications are due on February 22. Remember to check out the attached Leadership Week Call for Programs.
Have a great week!!
Melody

HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 28TH
(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.)

Wednesday, January 30th
Workshop: Dealing with Communication Anxiety 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CL1-205)

Thursday, January 31st
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, February 1st
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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!

 

 

Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

Alizera Rahrooh
College of Engineering and Computer Science Alizera   Rahrooh A "teaching philosophy" is a set of general principles used to guide practice. Mine is mostly second hand; some of it is gained by the many good teachers that I encountered in my education and some of it shaped by the insistent and critical students I have taught since first entering a college classroom as an ...

Paul Desmarais
College of Nursing Paul  Desmarais I have never seen myself as the "Guardian of the Nursing profession." My goal is not to "weed out" people. My job is to teach, impart knowledge, clarify, explain, correct, and instruct. More importantly, my job is to inspire awe in the beauty of knowledge, the excitement of understanding, the desire to seek more....

William Safranek
College of Medicine William  Safranek I do not know if many educators formally construct their teaching philosophy before they walk into a classroom for the first time; I certainly did not when I started as an adjunct instructor at UCF in 1996 or when I became a full-time instructor in 2005. I am certain all educators think strongly about the kind o...