Below you’ll find information about activities at the Faculty Center and beyond. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Winter Faculty Development Conference. This year the sessions will focus broadly on improving undergraduate education. Proposals are due November 10 by 5:00 p.m. and can be submitted at http://ucf.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_cVkB7l2hWqk8u0d.
Have a great week!
HAPPENINGS FOR THE 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 email@example.com to make arrangements.
Monday, October 13th
Workshop: Oral Communication in Academia Series: Nonverbal Communication 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Colbourn Hall Graduate Student Center (CNH 146)
Tuesday, October 14th
Student Input on Assessments 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, October 16th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Adjunct Faculty Learning Community 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 17th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
UPCOMING WEBINARS TO PREVENT HAZING ON CAMPUS
Be Courageous! LEAD the Charge! UKNIGHTED against Hazing!: The UCF Hazing Prevention and Education Committee would like to invite you to a professional development series on prevention strategies for university and college campuses. Facilitated by experts in specific prevention strategies and processes, each session will include time for discussion and questions. Please RSVP for the webinar(s) that you would like to attend as soon as possible by contacting Adrianne Demetry at Ademetry@ucf.edu or 407-823-2223. There will be sweets and treats for all participants but space is limited! If you have any questions or concerns please contact Germayne Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-823-2223.
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 Time: 12:00PM – 2:00PM EST Location: Garden Key, Room 221
Featured Presenter: Jane Stapleton, Prevention Innovations: Research and Practices for Ending Violence Against Women and Stop Hazing
Is the Social Norms Approach Viable as a Hazing Prevention Strategy?
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Time: 12:30PM – 2:00PM EST Location: Fraternity and Sorority Life Conference Room
Featured Presenter: Alan Berkowitz, Social Norms Expert Consultant
Using Leadership Theory for Hazing Prevention
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 Time: 2:00PM – 3:30PM EST Location: Cedar Key, Room 223
Featured Presenter: Daniel Tillapaugh, Postdoctoral Fellow in Higher Education, University of Maine; Dr. Elizabeth Allan, Professor, Higher Education, University of Maine; Lauri Sidelko, Director, Wellness Resource Center, University of Maine.
STUDENT CONDUCT REVIEW BOARD RECRUITMENT
Are you interested in helping educate other students on their rights and responsibilities as university community members, facilitating an understanding of the balance between individual and community rights, and promoting a safe and inclusive atmosphere conducive to student success? Are you excited about encouraging students to embody the tenets of the UCF Creed: integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence? The Office of Student Conduct is looking for UCF faculty/staff and student community members who are dedicated to upholding the above-mentioned principles to volunteer to serve on the 2014 - 2015 Student Conduct Review Board. The application will be available on our website from October 1st - October 17th. For additional information regarding the qualifications and training of Conduct Board Members, as well as a link to the application, please visit http://osc.sdes.ucf.edu/scb. If you need additional information, please feel free to contact Chanda Postell (Chanda.Postell@ucf.edu).
FLIPPED TEACHING CIRCLE- FALL COHORT
The flipped classroom teaching circle will be meeting four times throughout the fall semester to exchange ideas, share resources, and discuss topics related to flipping the classroom. Meetings will be in the Faculty Center (Classroom Building I room 207) from 1-2pm on the following Mondays: 10/27, and 11/17. Please email the Faculty Center at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
FACULTY SEMINARS IN ONLINE TEACHING
All UCF faculty are invited to register for “Using Social Media to Enhance Community in Your Classes,” part of UCF’s Faculty Seminars in Online Teaching. This session will be held from 1:00pm-1:30pm on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, in the John C. Hitt Library, room 161B. While this series is designed with online faculty in mind as an on-going follow-up to IDL6543, all members of the UCF community with an interest in online teaching are invited to participate. You may participate face-to-face or online. Complete information, including session abstract and speaker bios, is available at http://ucf.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c6eb0546da36b1129f815dd92&id=3dea47e09b&e=7d818b6964 . Please note that to more flexibly meet the needs of our diverse community, this seminar will be highly focused (i.e., 30 minutes for presentation and discussion), will include numerous “take-away” resources, and will be recorded for later review/sharing online.
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES WORKSHOP: EXAMINING THE REAL DISABILITY BARRIERS
Led by Student Disability Services, this interactive workshop will explore some of the greatest disability barriers that exist in day-to-day activities. The discovery will lead to a paradigm shift in how disability is viewed. Everyone who attends will be able to identify at least one action-item take-away that they can use to contribute to a more accessible and inclusive environment for people with disabilities.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TEACHING ONLINE PEDAGOGICAL REPOSITORY (TOPR)
We are pleased to announce a call for submissions for new TOPR entries from now until October 31, 2014. Selected entries will be announced in December 2014.
This peer-reviewed scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) resource is emerging as a go-to destination for faculty/designers in search of ideas for online and blended courses. Each entry is highly focused on one teaching practice with a solid description, concrete example(s), relevant professional practice or research literature, and keywords connecting to other practices.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/topr or contact TOPR@ucf.edu. Please consider submitting an entry using the submission form at http://bit.ly/topr_submission.
NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR SUCCESS OF WOMEN FACULTY
Monday, Oct 20, 2014, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Student Union Room Key West Room 218C. CSWF Successful Women Seminar Series – Carol Wick, Chief Executive Officer, Harbor House. “How do we Change the World?” Carol Wick, CEO of Harbor House of Central Florida knows firsthand the ups and downs of managing one of the largest domestic abuse centers in the US. One that has and is having an impact globally in the area of domestic violence and violence against women. Beyond being the CEO of a multi‐million dollar business, she also is a mom, an athlete and a volunteer. She will talk about what it takes to run a cutting edge nonprofit in today’s world and how you really can make a difference at home, in your community, and around the world.
Friday, Oct 24, 2014, Noon – 1:00 p.m., CB‐1 Room 207. CSWF & FCTL Book Club. “Do Babies Matter?: Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower” by Mary Ann Mason, Nicholas H. Wolfinger, Marc Goulden. Do Babies Matter? is the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between family formation and the academic careers of men and women. The book begins with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, moves on to early and mid‐career years, and ends with retirement. Individual chapters examine graduate school, how recent PhD recipients get into the academic game, the tenure process, and life after tenure. The authors explore the family sacrifices women often have to make to get ahead in academia and consider how gender and family interact to affect promotion to full professor, salaries, and retirement. Concrete strategies are suggested for transforming the university into a family‐friendly environment at every career stage.
NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY
Wondering what the University of Central Florida is planning for Open Access Week this year? We are inviting you to join us for a full day event to be held on Monday, October 20th! You are invited to join us for a great Open Access Week event at the University of Central Florida on Monday, October 20th to engage in the movement that’s sweeping the world! Find out more about Open Access! Check out our full schedule of events for that day and come for an hour or stay for the whole day! The fun starts at 9:00am and continues until 3:30pm in room 117 of the Teaching Academy. Interested in the possibilities open access publishing affords authors across a variety of disciplines? Many of the sessions will focus on Open Access publishing perspectives including…
For a full schedule and to submit questions in advance, please visit http://library.ucf.edu/ScholarlyCommunication/OpenAccessWeek.php
Also, the fall 2014 issue of Illuminations: A Newsletter for New Faculty has just been published and is available online at http://illuminations.library.ucf.edu/ This issue features three new articles from new faculty: Steffen Guenzel (Writing across the Curriculum), Michael Mousseau (Political Science), and Daniel Stephens (Public Affairs). We have two interviews in our Special Features section entitled, What You Know Now that You Wish You Knew Then. Part one is with Melody Bowdon (Executive Director of the FCTL) and part two is with Kimberly Schneider (Director, Office of Undergraduate Research). Also included are updates from departments including the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, The Center for Success of Women Faculty, and The Libraries. As usual, we have tried to showcase some of the innovative research being conducted by new faculty at UCF, and to bring together information from around campus that might be of use to people still trying to navigate our sprawling university.
FACULTY WRITING CLUB FALL 2014
Having trouble getting into a good writing rhythm? Need to get away from your office for 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…
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