Adjunct Programs

Fall 2017 Adjunct Orientations

Thursday, August 17, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Also, please feel free to make an individual appointment with Eric.Main@ucf.edu.

The Adjunct Orientation is held on the
Orlando campus in
Classroom Building-1, Room 205

To register, please send the following information to Eric.Main@ucf.edu:
1. Your name
2. Your department

3. Which date you'd like to attend

Fall 2017 Adjunct Faculty Learning Community (FLC)

On Wednesday evenings, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
8/30, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15

The Adjunct FLC is held on the
Orlando campus in
Classroom Building 1, Room 207

To register, please send the following information to fctl@ucf.edu:
1. Your name
2. Your department

We hold orientation sessions for adjunct faculty once per semester, covering rosters, legal matters, syllabi, as well as how to hold effective and interesting lectures, increase student engagement, and build courses that are balanced and aligned between goals, objectives, assignments, and teaching practice.

List of Topics Discussed

  • Introduction to Campus Resources
  • Course Design, Goals & Objectives, Syllabi, Lesson Plans
  • Cheating, Plagiarism, and Disruptive Conduct
  • The Diverse Classroom Environment
  • Instructional Methodologies, Assessment Techniques, PowerPoint, Webcourses@UCF Grades
  • Teaching models and instructional methods

Attendance is limited to forty participants, so please register early.

We also organize a Faculty Learning Community for adjuncts each semester. The meetings are informal discussions about teaching and learning issues, and you will have the chance to meet part-time faculty from other disciplines.

In this FLC, we will focus on several effective teaching and learning strategies. The adjunct FLC will meet four times over the fall semester, and adjunct faculty who attend all four sessions and successfully complete the deliverables will receive a $200 grant. The deliverables will be

  1. Revise at least one lecture to embed multiple, learning activities
  2. Revise one assignment for greater transparency of expectations
  3. Revise your syllabus for greater transparency as an aid to learning
The meetings will be held on Wednesday evenings (1/25, 2/22, 3/22, and 4/12) from 6:00-8:00 in CL1-205 (main campus). We will accept the first ten applicants.

 

Adjuncts are encouraged to explore our page of resources for adjuncts.

 

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