January - Week 3

Hello Everyone-
Below you'll find information about activities this week at FCTL. The RFP for the summer conference has been released by the various campus partners who collaborate to sponsor it. Check out the details and find links to all of the supporting programs at http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Events/SummerConference/. Also check out the attached Leadership Week Call for Programs. Presenting is a great opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, and students across campus.
Have a great week!!
Melody

HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 21st
(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.)

Tuesday, January 22nd
Workshop: SoTL Award Workshop 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ( This workshop will also be offered at 10 a.m. on February 11.)

Thursday, January 24th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, January 25th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Workshop: Dealing with Communication Anxiety 1:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CNH-146)

UCF CENTER FOR SUCCESS OF WOMEN FACULTY EVENTS FOR JANUARY Please visit www.womens.research.ucf.edu for the complete schedule for Spring 2013 Semester

Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Noon – 1:00 pm, FCTL CL1 ‐207 Conference Room In collaboration with FCTL

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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