April - Week 4

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming at the Faculty Center.  Is your department or program considering the possibility of submitting a 2018 Tech Fee application? If so, please attend the Tech Fee workshop tomorrow  April 24th at 2:00 p.m. in Technology Commons 1-Room 102 to learn about the process.
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 26th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, April 27th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
SUMMER CONFERENCE KEYNOTE: YOU’RE INVITED!
The keynote speaker for the 2018 UCF Summer Faculty Development Conference will be Matthew Mayhew, from Ohio State University, lead author of How College Affects Students: 21st Century Evidence that Higher Education Works. The presentation will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 7th, in CB2 101. The event is sponsored by the Quality Enhancement Plan, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, and you are welcome to attend.

Abstract
The purpose of this session is to discuss practice implications from the most recent volume of How College Affects Students: 21st Century Evidence that Higher Education Works. Specifically, the presenter will discuss the state of the empirical research base as it relates to college-going and its association with outcomes related to teaching and learning, retention and degree attainment, and economic success.   

Bio
Matthew J. Mayhew is the William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Educational Administration with a focus on Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on college and its impact on students. To support this line of inquiry, he has been awarded over $16 million dollars in funding from sources including the United States Department of Education; the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; the Merrifield Family Foundation; the Andrew C. Mellon Foundation; and the Fetzer Institute. He received his B.A. from Wheaton College, Illinois; his Master’s degree from Brandeis University; and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Before coming to OSU, he served as an associate professor at New York University and an administrator at Fisher College and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has over 75 publications, including lead author of the most recent version of How College Affects Students: 21st Century Evidence that Higher Education Works.

FACULTY WRITING CLUB SUMMER 2018
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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Terry Thaxton
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