February - Week 3

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming at the Faculty Center. Applications for the Summer Faculty Development Conference are due on February 26. Click here for general information about the event, and submit an application for the Faculty Center track here. Click here to register for our next Teaching and Learning Day.
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, February 22nd
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, February 23rd
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Webinar: Overcoming Student Learning Bottlenecks—4:00 to 5:00 p.m. See details below.

2018 STYLUS AUTHOR WEBINAR SERIES
Stylus Publishing is offering a series of free webinars to help readers connect with authors. The first of these webinars features Joan Middendorf, author of Overcoming Student Learning Bottlenecks, on February 23rd at 4:00 p.m. E-mail fctl@ucf.edu to indicate your interest!

Subsequent webinars will occur on April 20th (Linda Nilson, Creating Engaging Discussions) and May 18th (Saundra McGuire, Teach Yourself How You Learn).

MARCH 9 TEACHING AND LEARNING DAY
Thanks to all of you who attended our successful Teaching and Learning Day last week. Our next event will take place on March 9th. Workshops will be provided by Faculty Center staff and colleagues from partner units across campus and will address topics such as academic integrity, teaching with new technologies, motivating students to learn, high impact educational  practices, pillars of academic achievement in a diverse classroom, and textbook affordability and 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_0qCdj3eEwrMyOyh.

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!

Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

Gina Gresham
College of Education Gina   Gresham I have the honor and privilege to be a mathematics educator. My responsibilities are plentiful as I seek to inspire my students with a desire to learn. I find the establishment of a positive, caring learning environment, one that encourages students to "believe in yourself with dedication and pride" to be priceles...

Lei Zhao
College of Engineering and Computer Science Lei   Zhao Enthusiasm is the key to the success of an engineering educator. My enthusiasm in engineering and teaching, which propelled me through many years of hard work in pursuit of knowledge and excellence, enables me to instill the same enthusiasm in my students and guide them towards a rewarding career in engine...

Sasan Fathpour
College of Optics and Photonics Sasan       Fathpour I can profess my teaching philosophy in four core tenets:1) All students can succeed, and a failed student implies a failed instructor2) One cannot claim to know a subject, unless s/he can successfully teach it3) Teachers are ironically students themselves too, as implied in the above quote4) The best combinat...