May

Hi Everyone-
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.
Melody

INFORMATION FROM FACULTY EXCELLENCE
UCF Collective Impact Community Challenge Initiative
Tuesday, May 8, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. in CB1-121.
Last semester, ideas were solicited from faculty and staff for a community-based project that will be recognized as a UCF Collective Impact Community Challenge Initiative. From those applications, five finalists were selected. Each finalist will present their project during a plenary session at the Summer Faculty Development Conference.  All faculty and staff are invited to the plenary, even if you did not register for the conference. Once all five challenges have been presented, you will have the opportunity to vote and help determine which project receives the UCF Collective Impact Community Challenge designation. If you are unable to join in person, we welcome you to join via livestream.  Click here for more information.

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.

INFORMATION FROM THE OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
The Pegasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal
The Undergraduate Research Journal has a new name and a new online submission process! We are retaining the URJ acronym. Students can submit completed manuscripts for publication of research done at the undergraduate level with a faculty mentor up to six months after graduation. The priority deadline for Fall submissions is September 17th. Please see the http://urj.ucf.edu for more details or contact us at urj@ucf.edu.

Enroll Students in Directed Independent Research (4912)
One of the most accessible opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in and document faculty-guided research is to enroll in Directed Independent Research (4912).  Students can enroll for credit if a degree plan allows or for zero credit hours at no cost so long as they enroll in other coursework. Please have students that you are mentoring in research and creative scholarship enroll in Directed Independent Research (4912).

Need help with your research and scholarship? Post a position!
OUR hosts the Undergraduate Research Position Database, where faculty can post position openings. Positions can be through structured UCF programs, independent projects, or general research and academic scholarship support. To make a posting, go to https://our.ucf.edu/faculty/find-students/, click “Submit a Posting,” and login.

Request a Mentoring Report
Have you mentored student researchers? Request a report on all documented students who you mentored since 2009. Email our@ucf.edu.

NOTE ABOUT LISTSERV ANNOUNCEMENT SUBMISSIONS
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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Debopam Chakrabarti
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Ken Teter
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