April - Week 1

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming at the Faculty Center. Register here for our next Teaching and Learning Day. See additional information below.
Have a great week!
Melody

FACULTY CENTER HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK 
The activities below will take place in the Faculty Center (Classroom Building One, Room 207) unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate virtually, please email fctl@ucf.edu for information and assistance.

Thursday, April 5th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, April 6th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

APRIL 13 TEACHING AND LEARNING DAY
Our next Teaching & Learning Day will take place on April 13th. Workshops will be provided by Faculty Center staff and colleagues from partner units across campus and will address topics such as active-learning classrooms, online course design, virtual reality in education, campus resources for students’ learning, FERPA essentials, leveraging students’ prior knowledge, and predictive analytics for student success. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 registrants. Please visit our page at http://fctl.ucf.edu/Events/TeachingAndLearningDays/ to see schedule and programming details. You can register at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8fgOvKkoQzNop5r.

FACULTY WRITING CLUB SPRING 2018
Join a faculty writing club to start your spring 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!

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Christopher Parkinson
College of Arts and Sciences Christopher  Parkinson As a professor, it is my responsibility to motivate the students’ interest in the course. My goal is to utilize active learning techniques to teach critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. This is very difficult, but I am fortunate to have a dynamic personality, quick sense of humor...

Nancy Brasel
College of Education and Human Performance Nancy  Brasel My students are teacher candidates who will become classroom teachers to countless children after successfully completing this degree.   I keep this challenging perspective in mi...

Christopher Geiger
College of Engineering and Computer Science Christopher Geiger My teaching approach inside and outside the classroom is based on my view that an instructor, in addition to being a supplier of knowledge, is a facilitator of knowledge. In my opinion, an effective teacher should have sound fundamentals and command over the theoretical concepts as well as a broad knowledge beyon...