July - Week 2

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming and opportunities at the Faculty Center. Registration for Friday’s Teaching and Learning Day is open through Thursday at noon.
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, July 12th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, July 13th
Teaching and Learning Day—9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. See details below.
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

JULY 13TH TEACHING AND LEARNING DAY
Please join us for our next Teaching and Learning Day, which will take place on July 13th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Workshops will be provided by staff from the Faculty Center and the Center for Distributed Learning. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 registrants. Topics include motivating students, creating a positive classroom environment, and promoting student engagement in the online environment. Please visit http://fctl.ucf.edu/Events/TeachingAndLearningDays/ for scheduling and session details. You can register at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eeoyKRmVtRkdy0R before July 12th.

ADOBE LICENSE POOL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Division of Teaching and Learning has a limited pool of Adobe Creative Cloud licenses to offer students on a per-semester basis; these licenses enable access to the entire suite of creative products, including software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. If you have an idea for students to use these products in your class, submit a proposal by August 1st at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9LixqBfqhmv3vN3.

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN UPCOMING EMOJI STUDY
Research staff from the Faculty Center are creating a study to be conducted beginning in the fall semester prompting students via anonymous surveys to gauge their use and interpretations of emoji in educational settings. If you’re interested in having your class(es) included in the study and would like more information, please contact fctl@ucf.edu.

LET US KNOW YOUR EXPERTISE!
The Faculty Center is working to identify experts in various teaching methods among our faculty colleagues. If you have strong experience in any of the following major pedagogical approaches, we’d love to hear from you:

  • Inquiry-Guided Learning
  • Socratic Method
  • Case Study Method
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Creating and Delivering an Effective Lecture (Virtual and/or In-Person)
  • Managing Productive Student Groups
  • Effective Discussions
  • Learning (Including Role Plays, Service-Learning, Student Presentations)
  • Broad Teaching Approaches

Just drop an email to ann.miller@ucf.edu or eric.main@ucf.edu and tell us about what you’re doing with regard to a given teaching approach in your classes.

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...

Rudy McDaniel
College of Arts and Humanities Rudy McDaniel Father Guido Sarducci, a character famously portrayed by comedian Don Novello in the Saturday Night Live sketch The Five Minute University, makes the claim that the average college graduate remembers only five minutes worth of material five years after graduation. Rather than really learning, he says, these stude...

Lindee Owens
College of Arts and Humanities Lindee  Owens Over the years, some things about my teaching have not changed. I always work hard to make that introduction to college relevant and rigorous. I badger and affirm students confident enough to question and volunteer, and use collaborative learning when a group’s strength cushions the personal risk that ac...