April - Week 2

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming at the Faculty Center. We hope you will join us for the last Teaching and Learning Day of the semester (this Friday). To register, click here: http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8fgOvKkoQzNop5r.
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 12th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, April 13th
Teaching and Learning Day—9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. See details and registration information below.
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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Melody Bowdon
College of Arts and Humanities Melody     Bowdon I have taught undergraduate writing classes for over fifteen years, and the most gratifying aspect of my experience has always been seeing students make ethical use of concepts and techniques learned from my classes in their lives as professionals and citizens. For me, teaching writing is teaching thinking, and th...

Manuel Rivera
College of Hospitality Management Manuel  Rivera My life as an academician is driven by the principles of scholarship of teaching and learning. My work as a teacher positions me at the intersection of teaching, scholarly teaching, research, and creative activities. This unique intersection requires me to frequently reflect on my teaching according to its imp...

Josh Colwell
College of Sciences Josh  Colwell I joined UCF after 17 years at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I was a Research Scientist. There, I took every opportunity to teach, though teaching was outside my normal duties. My love of teaching was my primary motivation for moving to UCF. My emphasis is on the fundamental concepts rather than...