May - Week 2

Hello Everyone-
The Summer Faculty Development Conference was a great success because of your efforts and engagement—our thanks to all who participated! 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.

Wednesday, May 16th
Demonstration of Packback—2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Classroom Building One, room 205. See details below.

Thursday, May 17th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, May 18th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

PACKBACK DEMONSTRATION
Packback Questions is a smart learning community that drives intelligent discussion outside of the classroom while alleviating the burden of moderation and grading. Students receive real-time coaching and feedback, which stimulates a collaborative environment filled with quality, curious dialogue around course material. To join the workshop remotely, please connect at https://www.anymeeting.com/823-060-516

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!

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Adele Richardson
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Lisa Mills
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