January - Week 4

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming at the Faculty Center.
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, January 25th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, January 26th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY 9 TEACHING AND LEARNING DAY
Workshops will be provided by Faculty Center staff and colleagues from partner units across campus. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 registrants. Workshop topics will include: team-based learning, adaptive learning, open educational resources, planning career advancement, FERPA, student consultants on teaching, applying for a QEP grant, and scholarship of teaching and learning.

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_6ePM7CAZxw0bKzb.

COURSE INNOVATION PROJECT: HANDBOOK OF ACADEMIC RESOURCES FOR INTEGRATIVE LEARNING
[PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS CORRECTED DATES]
Alisha Janowsky, Susan Jardaneh, and Anna Turner
This Course Innovation Project will focus on developing an electronic, interactive faculty handbook of classroom assignments connecting course / program learning outcomes with career readiness.  The emphasis of this QEP funded project will be to create a handbook of assignments from across the university and instructors using the handbook will be able to select and modify assignments as they see fit.  To receive a $500 grant, faculty must attend four cohort meetings and submit an assessment for inclusion in the handbook,  an accompanying rubric for the assessment, and a narrative  explaining how to best utilize the assessment across disciplines.  The cohort will meet on the following Tuesdays from 12:00-2:00p.m.:  January 23, February 20, March 27, and April 10.  To apply for this opportunity, please email Suzy Jardaneh by January 22 at susan.jardaneh@ucf.edu with a brief description of an assessment you would like to build for the handbook.
[Last week’s note contained incorrect dates for the third and fourth meetings.]

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

Melody Bowdon
College of Arts and Sciences Melody    Bowdon I have taught undergraduate writing classes for over twelve years, and the most gratifying aspect of my experience has always been seeing students make ethical use of the concepts and techniques that they learn from my classes in their lives as professionals and citizens. For me, teaching writing is teaching think...

Dorilyn Hitchcock
College of Health and Public Affairs Dorilyn   Hitchcock First and foremost, I truly enjoy teaching. I hope that I will be most thought of for my enthusiasm for the subject matter and my love of the classroom. It is most important to be current and knowledgeable in the subject area. As Program Director and Clinical Coordinator, I must keep current in the tec...

Leandra Preston-Sidler
College of Arts and Humanities Leandra       Preston-Sidler My teaching philosophy is grounded in my passions–for learning, for teaching, for stimulating interest in women's and gender issues, for social justice, and for encouraging students to critically engage their own worlds and the information they are exposed to in every facet of their experience. While eac...