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Welcome to UCF and congratulations on your recent appointment. Below you will find information about two required orientations that will help to ensure your successful transition into your new role.
The two-day Academic Orientation serves several purposes related to promoting faculty success. It provides new faculty members with information about policies and procedures that will directly impact their work in and beyond the classroom, offers participants opportunities to connect with new colleagues and campus leaders, and presents attendees with a preview of the many kinds of professional development resources and opportunities available to them throughout the year. The event takes place in the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center and Classroom 1 buildings on the Orlando Campus and includes complimentary breakfast and lunch events on both days.
HR Orientation provides you with information about business issues related to your employment, including direct deposit and a variety of benefits. You may elect to complete the orientation in mixed mode or fully online. Click here to find more information and to access required forms.
Refer to the new faculty checklist for information about steps to take as you prepare for the semester.
College of Education I am a follower of Leo Buscaglia who prefers the term "educator" to "teacher." He explains that "educator" comes from the Latin term, "educare," which means to tend or support the growth of another. That is the role I hope to play in the lives of my students. I am careful to follow A. Bronson Alcott's ...
Drew Noble Lanier
College of Sciences Students retain more course material when they are active learners. Employing a mixture of lecture and the Socratic Method communicates the course’s basic concepts and ideas, while assessing student comprehension.Students will retain more of the course material if it is relevant to them. I frequently offe...
College of Arts & Humanities In 2011, I was asked to work in the CAH Dean's Office as Coordinator of Scheduling and Undergraduate Curriculum. I took the opportunity, but refused to give up teaching. Every time I'm in the classroom or working with students, I engage in an incredibly valuable and rewarding process. I get excited when students ...