Summer Faculty Development Conference

2015 UCF Summer Faculty Development Conference

Registration information coming soon.

Monday - Friday
May 11-14, 2015

Click here to download the 2014 Summer Conference program.

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 will, therefore, organize 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 cohort 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 poster presentation/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 (see conference deliverables below).

Conference deliverables:

  1. Each participant will attend workshops and informational sessions, work on a project, and assemble a pre-implementation plan for sharing at the conference showcase. The pre-implementation plan will take the form of a conference poster and include details from your proposal (a brief description of the problem, the project objectives, proposed implementation timeline, project assessment plan) as well as any resources you have developed during the conference (diagnostics, lessons, rubrics, readings, curriculum maps, assignments, etc.). Trifold posters and pushpins will be provided. You will supply printed materials.
  2. Post-implementation: Participants will share their experiences and/or resources developed with the general UCF faculty community. This may be done by writing an article for UCF’s Faculty Focus publication or preparing curricular materials for the Faculty Center website or Teaching at UCF publication. Guidelines for contributing to the Faculty Focus can be found at http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Publications/FacultyFocus/.

Proposal and registration information will be available soon. Proposals will be evaluated by Faculty Center Advisory Board members based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance of the project to the conference theme/sub-theme
  2. Benefit of the project to the university
  3. Quality of project proposal (development of problem statement, objectives, timeline, assessment plan)
  4. Quality of previous year’s post-implementation report (if applicable)

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.

 

Specific information on the submission processes can be found at

Track Proposal Information Contact Person
Center for Success of Women Faculty http://womenfaculty.afia.ucf.edu/ Linda Walters Linda.Walters@ucf.edu or
Fran RagsdaleFran.Ragsdale@ucf.edu
Diversity Initiatives http://www.diversity.ucf.edu Barbara Thompson
Barbara.Thompson@ucf.edu
Experiential Learning: Internships and Service-Learning http://www.explearning.ucf.edu Amy Zeh
Amy.Zeh@ucf.edu
Faculty Center http://www.fctl.ucf.edu Eric Main
Eric.Main@ucf.edu
International Studies https://www.international.ucf.edu/proposal/ Katie DeGuzman
Katie.DeGuzman@ucf.edu
STEM Proposal Development http://icubed.ucf.edu/summer_dev_conf.php Debra Reinhart
Debra.Reinhart@ucf.edu
Writing Across the Curriculum http://wac.cah.ucf.edu Pavel Zemlianskiy
pzemliansky@ucf.edu
 

Summer Conferences listed by year:
 
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