Monday - Thursday
May 11-14, 2015
Registration is now closed.
Post Implementation Reports from Summer Conference 2014 are due February 2nd, 2015. Click here for the form.
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. Following full participation and completion of deliverables, faculty members will receive an $800 grant.
Our conference format reflects suggestions we have received from participants of previous conferences to include more opportunities for focused discussions and collaborations. We have organized the Faculty Center track to include interdisciplinary cohorts of 18–20 participants in which participants can share resources and engage in discussions related to their projects.
The conference will be held May 11–14, 2015. Each day will begin with coffee and conversation from 8:00–8:30 a.m., with meetings starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by sessions and work time. Sessions end at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. On Thursday, May 14, the conference will conclude at noon with a showcase at the UCF Library Commons.
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.
The Faculty Center offers the following five tracks this year:
Proposals can be submitted until Friday, February 27th, 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||Proposal Information||Contact Person|
|Center for Success of Women Faculty||http://womenfaculty.afia.ucf.edu/
(open to both male and female colleagues)
|Fran Ragsdale Fran.Ragsdale@ucf.edu|
|Diversity and Inclusion||http://www.diversity.ucf.edu||Barbara Thompson
|Experiential Learning: Internships and Service-Learning||http://www.explearning.ucf.edu||Amy Zeh
|Faculty Center||http://www.fctl.ucf.edu||Eric Main
|International Studies||https://www.international.ucf.edu||Holly Bouma
|STEM Proposal Development||http://icubed.ucf.edu||Debra Reinhart
|Writing Across the Curriculum||http://wac.cah.ucf.edu||Pavel Zemlianskiy
Charles David Cooper
College of Engineering and Computer Science My teaching philosophy is based on several beliefs and practices that have evolved over my 30+ years of teaching and 63+ years of living. I firmly believe that good engineers are products of their education and training, more so than of their innate abilities. Although raw intelligence and a “penchant for n...
College of Computer Science and Engineering The ultimate goal of any educator should be to enable his students to achieve their potential. I attempt to attain this goal through five major techniques: providing a friendly classroom atmosphere, giving challenging assignments, adapting my courses, collecting data to identify the techniques that are most effect...
College of Nursing My teaching philosophy is to inspire lifelong learning by impressing upon my students inquisitiveness, creative thinking, and importance of critically evaluating information. I respect the student as a customer receiving a service, but also as a future colleague to my profession. Nursing is a profession, ...