June - Week 4

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming and opportunities at the Faculty Center. We have some cool things happening this summer!
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, June 28th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, June 29th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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.

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.

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
  • Leading Effective Discussions
  • Experiential Learning (Including Role Plays, Service-Learning, Student Presentations)
  • Other 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 WRITING CLUB SUMMER 2018
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

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...

Bruce M. Wilson
College of Sciences Bruce M. Wilson I see teaching as a multi-faceted endeavor where the role of the teacher is to provide students with excellent training in Political Science, to equip them with the skills to succeed in their careers, and to become lifelong learners. In my classes, I emphasize critical-thinking and writing skills and expose studen...

Charles David Cooper
College of Engineering and Computer Science Charles David Cooper My teaching philosophy is based on several beliefs and practices that have evolved over my 30+ years of teaching and 63+ years of living. I firmly believe that good engineers are products of their education and training, more so than of their innate abilities. Although raw intelligence and a “penchant for n...