February - Week 1

Hello Everyone-
Below you'll find information about activities this week at FCTL. Remember that the RFP for the summer conference is available at this URL: http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Events/SummerConference/. . Applications for all tracks are due on February 22. Please also note that the Spring 2013 Faculty Writing Club is in full swing, and everyone is welcome—see info below. We’ve received inquiries about the possibility of putting together a virtual writing club for writers working remotely. If you’re interested in this possibility, please email me directly.
Have a great week!!

(All events will be held in CL1 207 unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate in a workshop via webconferencing, please email fctl@ucf.edu to make arrangements.)

Wednesday, February 6th
Workshop: Tips for Using Turnitin.com 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

Thursday, February 7th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CL1-205
Workshop: Teaching STEM Classes with Case Studies 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, February 8th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m CL1-205.
Workshop: Teaching STEM Classes with Case Studies 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

FACULTY WRITING CLUB 2013 Join a faculty writing club to start your spring semester off with a focus on productivity and camaraderie. Having trouble getting into a good writing rhythm? Need to get away from your office to get a change of perspective and a little privacy? Forget the coffee shop--join your colleagues on Thursday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in FCTL for a loosely structured writing session. We'll take five or six minutes each week to go around the room and state a goal for the time block and then spend the rest of the time working on our individual projects. Bring your own laptop or use an FCTL computer. And of course there will be coffee. Everyone is welcome!

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