Preparing Tomorrow's Faculty Program

The Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning invites current and aspiring Graduate Teaching Assistants to enroll in our Preparing Tomorrow's Faculty (PTF) Program. Students will complete a series on online modules, assemble a first draft of their teaching portfolio, and engage in a learning community facilitated by Faculty Center staff. Texts will be provided, and the program is free to participants. Details about the current semester's program, including meeting dates and times, can be found below.

Topics include:

  1. Course design
  2. Modes of delivering instruction
  3. Learning theories and models
  4. Teaching methods
  5. Assessment and feedback
  6. Professional survival skills, ethics, legal issues
  7. Classroom management

Priority admission to the course will be granted according to these criteria:

  1. Graduate Teaching Associates (instructors of record)
  2. Graduate Teaching Assistants
  3. GTA-Graders
  4. Others

Please see our FAQs about the Preparing Tomorrow's Faculty program.

Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty (PTF) Programs for Spring 2018

  1. Meeting Place: Classroom Building I, Room 205
  2. Meeting Times:
    • Fridays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
      1/19, 1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

To register for Preparing Tomorrow's Faculty, fill out the application form: http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6sUgbT5t5SDCDjL

We will confirm acceptance into the program on Friday, January 12th. Call or email the Faculty Center if you have questions.

 

Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

Robert Cassanello
College of Arts and Humanities Robert   Cassanello I teach because I am drawn to the rewards and challenges of teaching. The classroom provides me the opportunity to mentor students, contribute to their intellectual growth, and collaborate with them in the production of original knowledge that shapes the field. I teach courses on state and local history, moder...

Terri Fine
College of Sciences Terri  Fine Learning is an imperfect process best tackled with a holistic approach. Strengths, weaknesses and work habits combine so that some students perform better than others; all students need to show strengths and address weaknesses as part of their learning. I provide diverse assessments while also working with student...

William Russell
College of Education and Human Performance William       Russell I became a teacher because I wanted to have a positive impact on students’ lives. To ensure that I positively impact students, I follow three basic beliefs: I believe students have different learning styles which require various instructional strategies, methods, and techniques. I believe that the in...