Monday - Thursday
May 8-11, 2017
Agenda coming in April.
Submit a proposal for the conference via Qualtrics.
Proposals due 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 24th.
Every May, the Faculty Center hosts the Summer Faculty Development Conference on Monday through Thursday the week following final exams. Full-time faculty members from all colleges submit proposals to transform courses or programs according to goals and objectives related to a defining theme.
The theme of the conference this year is “High-Impact Practices for Integrative Learning,” which we define as opportunities built into a course or program that have been shown to increase student engagement and retention. High-impact academic practices allow students to integrate and apply their learning to complex problems and projects that are important to students and society. They include student-centered practices within courses, capstone courses and projects, developmental portfolios, faculty-supervised research, service-learning, community-based learning, internships, cross-cultural experiences, study abroad, and field work.
Proposals are due by Friday, February 24, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by March 17, 2017. To submit a proposal to one of the tracks, see the web sites or contact information below.
The Faculty Center offers the following four tracks for the 2017 Summer Conference:
For most faculty participants, the Summer Conference represents one phase in a long-term project. For some, the projects have already begun, and the conference is an opportunity to make good progress on their work. For others, the conference offers a chance to get started on a project. In either case, future implementation of the project is expected, typically within three subsequent semesters. Participants are expected to collect data on the progress and effectiveness of the proposed changes and to provide a summary report to the Faculty Center as well as shareable resources.
Proposals can be submitted until Friday, February 24th, at 5:00 p.m. Faculty Center Track proposals require the following sections:
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Please Note: New faculty members and first-time participants will be given priority if the number of proposals exceeds the budget limit, and we will be unable to fund projects that overlap significantly with a previously funded Summer Conference project.
|Track||Theme||Proposal Information||Contact Person|
|Quality Enhancement Plan||What's Next: Integrative Learning for Professional and Civic Preparation||http://undergrad.ucf.edu/whatsnext/events/||Anna Jones
|Diversity and Inclusion||Developing and Facilitating Diversity and Inclusion Experiences – Capitalizing on Faculty Expertise||https://diversity.ucf.edu/faculty-staff/summer-conference/||Barbara Thompson
|Center for Success of Women Faculty||Invest in Yourself||http://womenfaculty.afia.ucf.edu/
(open to both male and female colleagues)
|Experiential Learning||Internships and Service Learning||http://www.explearning.ucf.edu||Amy Zeh
|UCF Global||Comprehensive Integrative Internationalization: This track will seek broad and diverse participation from faculty interested in implementing several initiatives to achieve UCF’s core goal to comprehensively internationalize the university. Sub themes within this track include 1) International Curriculum Mapping and Inventory, 2) Intercultural Training, 3) International Leadership, 4) Promoting globally focused faculty (AESPs, T&P guidelines, Awards), and 6) Internationalization student success (certifications, awards, celebrations, unifying theme-year-of-x-country, and others).||https://www.international.ucf.edu/||Fernando Rivera
|Writing Across the Curriculum||http://wac.cah.ucf.edu||Pavel Zemlianskiy
College of Arts and Humanities On the first day I stepped into my own Composition classroom, I enthusiastically thought I was going to teach freshmen how to write. By the end of that same day, I came to realize how shortsighted my assumptions were. And so my own education as a teacher really began. Students don't need to be shown how to ...
College of Medicine Teaching is a learning experience, and effectively engaging and transferring knowledge to hundreds of students is a skill that must be developed and improved upon each semester. I believe teaching can be honed through experience, listening to students, learning from colleagues, and developing new ways to connect t...
College of Sciences As an instructor I use four specific pedagogical techniques to encourage an engaged environment: 1) remain organized, 2) develop examples connecting course content to salient student situations, 3) align course concepts with employment opportunities, and 4) be available to students. Organization may seem like ...