July - Week 1

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about activities at the Faculty Center and beyond. Have a great week!

All events will be held in CB1 207 unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate in a workshop via webconferencing, please email fctl@ucf.edu to make arrangements.

Monday, July 7th
Turnitin.com Workshop 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 8th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 10th
Turnitin.com Workshop 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, July 11th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The group will be discussing the article “Motivation, Learning, and Transformative Experience: A Study of Deep Engagement” published in Science Education. Please join us Monday, July 7th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Physical Sciences room 445. Contact Erin Saitta (erin.saitta@ucf.edu) or Jackie Chini (jchini@ucf.edu) for more information and to receive copies of the essays.

Join a faculty writing club to 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 Tuesday 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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