December - Week 3

Hello Everyone-
The Faculty Center is open all this week during business hours, so please feel free to stop by or call to discuss spring course plans. The Faculty Writing Club will meet on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 to noon as usual this week. If you thought about signing up for the spring Course Innovation Project that focuses on making your courses accessible for all students but just didn’t get around to it, click here to submit your application: https://ucfcos.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2a7rAIbldEtRAjj . The deadline has been extended to this Wednesday. We’ve also extended the deadline for the Writing Your STEM Article faculty development cohort to Wednesday, so check out that flyer and click here if you’d like to apply: http://ucf.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bavE5EuKUnci13n. Please also note the excellent opportunity from the Office of Undergraduate Research below.
Have a great break!
Melody

FROM THE OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH: INVITATION TO FACULTY
The Office of Undergraduate Research will be sending a team to the Council on Undergraduate Research: Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum Institute. This will be held at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL on March 28-30. More information about this institute is available at: http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/institutes/integrating_undergraduate_research_into_the_curriculum/

OUR will fund the (1) institute, (2) group carpool mileage, and (3) two night hotel accommodation for selected faculty.
If you are interested in attending please send me an interest email to Kim Schneider (KRS@ucf.edu) by January 10 with the following:

    Name, department, current position
  • Confirm availability on March 28-30 and willingness to meet the UCF team 1 time before the institute and 2 times after the institute.
  • Details about the course you want to strengthen through the institute (2-3 sentences)
  • Why you think the opportunity would benefit your growth as a researcher and instructor (2-3 sentences)
Faculty accepted for funding MAY have to apply for the program separately. Questions? Contact KRS@ucf.edu.

 

 

 

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