May - Week 2

Hello Everyone-
The annual Summer Faculty Development Conference, a campuswide collaboration that will involve over 200 faculty and staff members, will take place this week. Whether you’re already registered to participate or not, you are welcome to attend any and all sessions listed in the program, which you will find here: http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Events/SummerConference/2015/2015_Summer_Conference.pdf. The planning team has put together three excellent plenary sessions as well as a wide range of concurrent sessions that address important and interesting topics.  The keynote speaker this year is Stephen Black, founder of the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at the University of Alabama, who will discuss how institutions of higher education should extend their civic responsibilities.  The conference will also feature a session about the 2016 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) vision of connecting students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences to their professional and civic goals. Those interested in helping students prepare for careers can attend a panel featuring recruiters from five local agencies. Interim Vice Provost Manoj Chopra will also moderate a panel on facilitating transfer student success. We hope to see you there.

Also: you should have received an email about the upcoming campus visits for our four finalists for the position of Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning.  Below is the schedule for their open sessions with faculty.  Please try to attend, participate, and provide your feedback in this critical process.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Dr. Kathy Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, Professor of Psychology, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Millican Hall 395E

Friday, May 15, 2015 - Dr. Barbara Speziale, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Biological Sciences, Clemson University
12:45 - 1:45 p.m., Millican Hall 395E

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - Dr. Manoj Chopra, Interim Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, UCF
12:45 - 1:45 p.m., Classroom I, Room 205 (FCTL)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Dr. Elizabeth Dooley, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Professor, Special Education, West Virginia University
12:45 - 1:45 p.m., Classroom I, Room 205 (FCTL)

Have a great week!
Melody

 

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