January Addendum

HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION FORUM
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites all faculty, staff and students to its Hispanic Serving Institution Forum on January 31, 2018. Join the conversation as UCF continues to work towards creating and strengthening an inclusive HSI culture. This is an all-day event that will be held in the Cape Florida Ballroom at the Student Union. Session descriptions and registration information can be found at: https://diversity.ucf.edu/ucf-forum-hispanic-initiatives/. Faculty are encouraged to bring their classes to any of the sessions throughout the day or offer course credit for student attendance if forum content aligns with respective curriculum. Please direct all questions to Dr. Cyndia Muñiz at (407) 823-0524 or cyndia.muniz@ucf.edu.

NEWS FROM FACULTY EXCELLENCE
Calling all Non-Tenure Earning Full-Time Faculty
Hello! We are a leadership group within the Faculty Excellence Non-Tenure Earning (NTE) Communities professional development program. We are working with the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning to create a special section of the Faculty Focus publication that details the exemplary work of colleagues just like you! Our goal is to demonstrate how the NTE community at UCF makes significant and valuable contributions to the university’s strategic plan and creates high-impact learning experiences for our students. We also want to showcase the remarkable contributions our NTE faculty make to the greater Orlando community.

We hope to gather ten-to-fifteen articles from a variety of NTE colleagues across campus to be published in a special section of Faculty Focus in Fall 2018. To be eligible, you must be a permanent, full-time, non-tenure earning faculty member at UCF. Here’s a chance to show how our work collectively impacts the UCF community!

Guidelines for submission:
1) Name, title/rank, department, college, # of years at UCF, contact information (email/phone)
2) 100-200 word abstract detailing the article you propose to write (articles run 1000 to 1500 words)

Your abstract should:

  • Briefly describe how your work contributes to the university’s strategic plan
  • Describe the evidence that showcases your impact

Submit your abstract (or any questions) by February 9 to: Aimee deNoyelles at aimee@ucf.edu. We hope to hear from you soon!

  • Aimee deNoyelles, Associate Instructional Designer, Center for Distributed Learning
  • Peter Telep, Associate Instructor of English, Department of English
  • Rani Vajravelu, Associate Lecturer, Department of Biology
  • Caroline Pratt Marrett, Associate Lecturer, Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences
  • Stephanie Krick, Associate Lecturer, Department of Public Administration

Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

Stephen Kuebler
College of Sciences Stephen  Kuebler My teaching philosophy is that pedagogic activities should be guided by the principal: “Do this if it enables students to learn.” My teaching practices should empower students to take ownership of their education and help them realize that they are responsible for their learning outcomes. When students...

Erica Hoyt
College of Nursing Erica  Hoyt My teaching philosophy is to inspire lifelong learning by impressing upon my students inquisitiveness, creative thinking, and importance of critically evaluating information. I respect the student as a customer receiving a service, but also as a future colleague to my profession. Nursing is a profession, ...

Vicki Lavendol
College of Rosen Vicki  Lavendol At Rosen College, my goal is to prepare our students to be successful leaders in hospitality. The Rosen College values of professionalism, leadership, and service are the perfect foundation. We build on that foundation each time we lead students in learning. In sharing information, I use a variety of learning ap...