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

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...

Beatriz Reyes-Foster
College of Sciences Beatriz  Reyes-Foster Making the Normal Strange: Cultivating Critical Thinking President Hitt's goal of offering the best undergraduate education in Florida goes hand in hand with the goal of making UCF more inclusive and diverse; the very foundations of anthropology are premised on inclusivity and diversity. To me, teaching Anthropol...

Jane Waterman
College of Arts and Sciences Jane    Waterman Science is like a mystery novel; one looks for the solutions to puzzles. I try to bring science alive to my classes, to show them that science is always a work in progress and that it is exciting. I think it is important to integrate my own research into the classroom, as research and teaching are synergis...