June - Week 4

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about activities at the Faculty Center and beyond. As you may already know, UCF will soon transition to a single user name and password system for all of our various online systems. That process will happen over the July 4th weekend. Naturally a change this significant (and awesome) will have some temporary implications for our access to web-based services, including Canvas. See the end of this email for a message from the Center for Distributed Learning about this process and how it may affect you.
Have a great week!

All events will be held in CB1 207 unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate in a workshop via webconferencing, please email fctl@ucf.edu to make arrangements.

Tuesday, June 24th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 26th
Peer Observation as Professional Development 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 27th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We have a few spots available for a special event that will be hosted by the Faculty Center on June 27 at noon. UCF’s own Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES), Maribeth Ehasz, was part of the team that put together Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault, which was released in April of this year and can be accessed at this URL: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/report_0.pdf. Dr. Ehasz will be joined by Associate Vice President for SDES Patti MacKown, Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Maria Beckman, and Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer Rhonda Bishop in a discussion with faculty about the evolution of this task force and report and about the issue of sexual assault on campuses, including UCF. Lunch will be provided, and to facilitate conversation attendance will be limited to 20. Please RSVP by emailing fctl@ucf.edu if you’d like to join us.

As you may be aware, UCF is transitioning to a single login credential to access University systems and services. Beginning in July, users will enter their NID to access all enterprise systems at UCF. This means the login and password used to access the myUCF portal and Webcourses@UCF will now be the same login and password you use for Wi-Fi, computer labs and desktop computers (if you are part of the NET domain). Beginning 6:00 AM Friday July 4 through 7:00 AM Monday July 7 the following major systems will be unavailable while we convert them to use the NID login credential:

  • myUCF Portal
  • PeopleSoft (Financials, Student, HR and CRM)
  • Webcourses@UCF (Canvas)
  • EZProxy (Library)
Please visithttps://www.cst.ucf.edu/ucf-single-credential-project/ for frequent updates. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Computer Services & Telecommunications by e-mail at ServiceDesk@ucf.edu or by phone at 407-823-5117. Announcements will be posted in Webcourses@UCF notifying students of this downtime and change. CDL reminds instructors to adjust any due dates that would normally fall during the downtime period. For assistance with this, or any course-related questions, please contact Online@UCF Support at (407) 823-0407 or onlinesupport@ucf.edu We will be available for our customary evening and weekend support during this maintenance period, with the exception of Friday, July 4.

Join a faculty writing club to 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 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!

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