Teaching and Learning Days

Below are the details for upcoming Teaching and Learning days at the Faculty Center. Unless otherwise noted, these events take place in the Faculty Center in Classroom Building One, room 207.

April 5th, 2019: Using Evidence-Based and Transparent Teaching Practices to Promote Learning

Our April Teaching and Learning Day will continue the themes of adopting research-based teaching practices and of making key concepts and course components more relevant and comprehensible to students. The schedule features faculty panels with opportunities for Q&A. Register at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2izZrmKZFlvsNwh by 5:00 p.m. on April 3.

[9:00–9:15] Coffee and Introductions

[9:15-10:30] Invitational Design: Online Housekeeping Tips to Welcome All Students
Karen Tinsley-Kim, University of Central Florida
Raquel Austin, University of Central Florida
Francisca Yonekura, University of Central Florida

Online instructors may be tempted to think it is too challenging to fully engage all of their students. This can be due to the variety of students whose identities may not be completely apparent in digital environments. Invitational design is a term that communicates the idea of welcoming all students to online courses to support their educational success. This implies a proactive approach to course design that is not expected to be easy and takes time, but the long-term benefits of student success should be kept in mind. Invitational design is thought to be like welcoming guests into your home.

[10:30-10:45] Break

[10:45-12:00] Panel presentations
In this session, you will hear from individual faculty members who are participating in a Course Innovation workshop series to transform elements of their courses for greater student success using evidence-based practices and articulating clearer course expectations. There will be two panels of three faculty members with Q&A time following each one.
First Panel: Jessica Waesche, Kerstin Schroeder, Caitlin Pierson
Second Panel: Martha Brenckle, Jennifer Short, Alisha Janowsky

[12:00–1:00] Lunch

Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

Jane Waterman
College of Arts and Sciences Jane    Waterman Science is like a mystery novel; one looks for the solutions to puzzles. I try to bring science alive to my classes, to show them that science is always a work in progress and that it is exciting. I think it is important to integrate my own research into the classroom, as research and teaching are synergis...

Martha Garcia
College of Arts and Humanities Martha   Garcia I believe in applying teacher-student collaboration through instruction, research, and service. My teaching and learning practice incorporates concepts and premises that I help learners apply pragmatically. I also believe my teaching functions in conjunction with the values of the institution I serve. In t...

Jacqueline LaManna
College of Nursing Jacqueline LaManna I love teaching! I love nursing! Fortunately, the educator role is integral to nursing practice. I have been afforded the opportunity to teach in a variety of positions for most of my nursing career. Each of these experiences has provided the foundation for my philosophy of teaching.I believe that pre-licensure ...