Summer Faculty Development Conference

2018 UCF Summer Faculty Development Conference

Monday - Thursday
May 7-10, 2018

View the 2018 agenda here.

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.

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2018 UCF Summer Faculty Development Conference that will be held May 7-10, 2018. Please note that the conference is the week following final exams and graduation. The theme for this year’s conference is “Transforming Teaching.” There are a number of initiatives underway across the university to support the transformation of courses and programs with greater emphasis on integrative, experiential, high impact, active, and adaptive teaching approaches. This summer’s conference will provide faculty members with opportunities to learn about those initiatives and to work on transforming specific courses to facilitate student learning and success. Programming will also provide workshops and experiences for faculty members who want to transform their approaches to their own professional development.

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.

Faculty Center: Our track will focus on redesigning individual courses.
http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Events/SummerConference/
Contact: Eric.Main@ucf.edu

Diversity and Inclusion: Reviewing, Researching, and Supplementing Diversity and Inclusion Resources – Expanding Opportunities for Continued Growth
http://diversity.ucf.edu/faculty-staff/summer-conference/
Contact: Barbara.Thompson@ucf.edu

Experiential Learning: Internships and Service-Learning
http://www.explearning.ucf.edu
Contact: Amy.Zeh@ucf.edu

Faculty Excellence: Advancing the Development of Associate Professors
This track is designed to help associate professors prepare for promotion. Through a series of workshops and other guided activities, participants will, among other benefits, gain clearer understandings of promotion criteria, create concrete plans for re-igniting or advancing a research program, and develop strategies (e.g., around balancing nature of work) for implementing this plan. All UCF associate professors are eligible to apply.
https://facultyexcellence.ucf.edu/fe-2018-summer-faculty-development-conference-track/
Contact: bscott@ucf.edu

Quality Enhancement Plan: What’s Next: Integrative Learning for Professional and Civic Preparation
https://undergrad.ucf.edu/whatsnext/
Contact: Anna.Jones@ucf.edu

UCF Global: Comprehensive Integrative Internationalization
https://www.international.ucf.edu/
Contact person: Barry.Morris@ucf.edu

Writing Across the Curriculum
http://fctl.ucf.edu/Events/SummerConference/2018/wac.php
Contact: pzemliansky@ucf.edu

 

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