Below is information about upcoming activities and opportunities sponsored by a variety of groups on campus. If you have questions about this information, you can follow up with those entities using the links below.

Barriers Be Gone Escape Room Activity
Do you know what common barriers prevent access for people with disabilities? Based on the popular escape room game concept, Student Accessibility Services and Inclusive Education Services challenge teams to be locked in a room full of barriers. If you want to escape to see the light of day once again, you will need to identify and remove the barriers within the room with more accessible approaches within the time allotted.

This experience will be offered on June 14 and 15 in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (Classroom Building I - 207). Game can be scheduled for teams of 10 people. Game times are as follows:

June 14th: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30
June 15th: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00.

Here's how to be part of this interactive training in just 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/xhfTrtS
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

The total experience will last one hour. To best maximize the schedule, games will start promptly at the assigned start time. Teams should plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to selected time for check-in and rules overview. 

Are you an access facilitator or a barrier builder? Come play to find out! This highly interactive experience is a great team-building activity. More information will be sent to registrants a few days prior to the event. 

Honors Community-Based Research Grant Applications Now Available
Faculty, along with a community partner, are invited to submit a proposal to create or further develop a collaborative project that engages undergraduate students in research related to community-identified needs. Five awards of $1,000 will be made for 2018-2019, with the option of a $500 renewal for 2019-2020. For more information, please visit:https://honors.ucf.edu/honors-community-based-research/. Applications are due Monday, July 2, 2018.

Please join Robert Parker, iClicker Specialist for UCF, to learn how to incorporate active learning into your lecture. With the new instructor software, iClicker Cloud, you can ask multiple choice, true/false, short answer, numeric, and target questions.  You can also use their new geolocation feature to check attendance. Students will have a mobile study guide with the student app, iClicker Reef. The app now lets them create flashcards and practice tests, all from material covered in your class.

Where: Faculty Multimedia Center: Classroom Building I, Room 202
When:  Monday, June 18th at either 10am or 3pm
Please note that food will be provided, so it is important that you RSVP. If you are unable to make it, but would like more information, please email Kelly Morrow at kelly.morrow@macmillan.com or Robert Parker at robert.parker@macmillan.com.

Faculty Event to Celebrate Fathers
Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Arboretum Nature Pavilion
Are you a faculty father? Join us for a fun evening of cooking and celebrating you! Bring your family and learn to cook like a pro.
On the menu - grilled pizza and chocolate covered strawberries
First come, first served so RSVP today! RSVP to: Jennifer.Elliott@ucf.edu

We are excited to announce the seventh year of the Women of Distinction awards, highlighting the achievements of outstanding women faculty at UCF!
Three awards will be given this year for “Excellence in turning your Big Ideas into Big Successes at UCF.” The winners will each receive a professional development stipend in the amount of $1,000 to be used for professional travel, research development and academic materials.
Have you turned a Big Idea into a Big Success? Or know someone who has? Apply today!
Questions? Email us or call 407-823-1113.

Associate Professor Mentoring Community: Deadline 8/15
If you are an associate professor who is interested in mapping your career goals (both short and long term) and would like to do so with a supportive group of peers in a structured environment, this is the program for you. The Associate Professor Mentoring Communities will combine monthly whole-community, workshop-oriented meetings with smaller peer mentoring groups, each guided by specific topics and tasks. Open to new and experienced tenured associate professors, it brings together faculty from across UCF to build diverse mentoring and support networks. Learn more and apply today.

Women's Leadership Community: Deadline 8/15
Navigating the waters of academic leadership as a woman can provide unique challenges. Our Women's Leadership Community tackles these topics head on. If you are a full-time woman faculty at rank of associate or above in your career path and you're interested in academic leadership, learn more and apply today.

The Faculty Center is happy to share information about events or activities that are relevant to faculty in the listserv each month. If you would like to request that we include an announcement, please email me a paragraph (three to four sentences) including a link to additional information if appropriate, by close of business on the last Wednesday of the month for inclusion on the following Sunday. Please verify that all links are correct before submitting. Due to technological constraints we cannot include attachments or HTML formatted text. Remember to include critical details like the place and time for the event and feel free to suggest a headline. Announcements will run for one month, with exceptions in special circumstances. Just send your announcements to fctl@ucf.edu and we will help to spread the word.

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