August - Week 4

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming and opportunities at the Faculty Center.
Have a great week,
Melody

FACULTY CENTER HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK 
The activities below will take place in the Faculty Center (Classroom Building One, room 207) unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate virtually, please email fctl@ucf.edu for information and assistance.

Thursday, August 30th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, August 31st
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

FALL 2018 FACULTY CENTER PROGRAMMING
Every semester, the Faculty Center offers several opportunities to help faculty innovate or refine teaching techniques and learning activities. Events for the upcoming fall semester include a Course Innovation Project:

  • WAC Methods for Implementing Student Peer Review (application deadline 8/27)

and two book clubs:

  • Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform College by Mark Carnes
  • A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom: History, Research, and Practice by Paul Baepler et al.

Please visit http://fctl.ucf.edu/Events/FacultyDevelopmentCohorts/ for full details, dates, and registration instructions.

UPCOMING TEACHING AND LEARNING DAYS AT THE FACULTY CENTER
For each of the following events, please visit our page at http://fctl.ucf.edu/Events/TeachingAndLearningDays/ to see schedule and programming details.

September 7th Teaching and Learning Day
Please join us for our next Teaching and Learning Day, which will take place on September 7th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Workshops will be offered that will provide strategies for implementing interactive teaching strategies in your classes. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 registrants. You can register at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2498GsbDWdUD7Vz before September 6th.

September 28th Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Day
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Day will offer an opportunity for faculty to explore study-design, SoTL methodologies, and data management and treatment as these topics relate to their own SoTL projects. Representatives from FCTL, IKM, OEAS, as well as an experienced SoTL researcher will facilitate sessions throughout the day. A panel of faculty from various disciplines who engage in SoTL research will share their experience and expertise. You can register at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d4fD6vpFGNVa3at before September 27th.

LET US KNOW YOUR EXPERTISE!
The Faculty Center is working to identify experts in various teaching methods among our faculty colleagues. If you have strong experience in any of the following major pedagogical approaches, we’d love to hear from you:

  • Inquiry-Guided Learning
  • Socratic Method
  • Case Study Method
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Creating and Delivering an Effective Lecture (Virtual and/or In-Person)
  • Managing Productive Student Groups
  • Effective Discussions
  • Learning (Including Role Plays, Service-Learning, Student Presentations)
  • Accessibility and inclusive teaching practices
  • Broad Teaching Approaches

Just drop an email to ann.miller@ucf.edu or eric.main@ucf.edu and tell us about what you’re doing with regard to a given teaching approach in your classes.

FACULTY WRITING CLUB FALL 2018
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!

Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

Terry Thaxton
College of Arts and Sciences Terry  Thaxton Iam a teacher of creative writing, dedicated to UCF, its students, and ourcommunity. I am poet and essayist. My teaching, research, and service convergeon writing a rigorous discipline and as an impetus for social change.Myfirst priority is creating an atmosphere in which students want to learn thec...

Amanda Groff
College of Sciences Amanda  Groff With differing learning styles, varied background knowledge, and biases, but that these diverse perspectives can actually enrich the learning environment. As such, my role is to create a virtual classroom in which this sharing of learning and discovery flourishes. A strength of the virtual classroom is its ...

Ken Teter
College of Medicine Ken  Teter Engagement is the key to education. In the classroom, I engage my students by establishing a dialogue with them. Instead of simply reciting information, I ask questions. Why is the CDC in Atlanta? Students are surprised to learn that the original goal of the CDC was to eliminate malaria from the southern United St...