January Addendum

HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION FORUM
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites all faculty, staff and students to its Hispanic Serving Institution Forum on January 31, 2018. Join the conversation as UCF continues to work towards creating and strengthening an inclusive HSI culture. This is an all-day event that will be held in the Cape Florida Ballroom at the Student Union. Session descriptions and registration information can be found at: https://diversity.ucf.edu/ucf-forum-hispanic-initiatives/. Faculty are encouraged to bring their classes to any of the sessions throughout the day or offer course credit for student attendance if forum content aligns with respective curriculum. Please direct all questions to Dr. Cyndia Muñiz at (407) 823-0524 or cyndia.muniz@ucf.edu.

NEWS FROM FACULTY EXCELLENCE
Calling all Non-Tenure Earning Full-Time Faculty
Hello! We are a leadership group within the Faculty Excellence Non-Tenure Earning (NTE) Communities professional development program. We are working with the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning to create a special section of the Faculty Focus publication that details the exemplary work of colleagues just like you! Our goal is to demonstrate how the NTE community at UCF makes significant and valuable contributions to the university’s strategic plan and creates high-impact learning experiences for our students. We also want to showcase the remarkable contributions our NTE faculty make to the greater Orlando community.

We hope to gather ten-to-fifteen articles from a variety of NTE colleagues across campus to be published in a special section of Faculty Focus in Fall 2018. To be eligible, you must be a permanent, full-time, non-tenure earning faculty member at UCF. Here’s a chance to show how our work collectively impacts the UCF community!

Guidelines for submission:
1) Name, title/rank, department, college, # of years at UCF, contact information (email/phone)
2) 100-200 word abstract detailing the article you propose to write (articles run 1000 to 1500 words)

Your abstract should:

  • Briefly describe how your work contributes to the university’s strategic plan
  • Describe the evidence that showcases your impact

Submit your abstract (or any questions) by February 9 to: Aimee deNoyelles at aimee@ucf.edu. We hope to hear from you soon!

  • Aimee deNoyelles, Associate Instructional Designer, Center for Distributed Learning
  • Peter Telep, Associate Instructor of English, Department of English
  • Rani Vajravelu, Associate Lecturer, Department of Biology
  • Caroline Pratt Marrett, Associate Lecturer, Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences
  • Stephanie Krick, Associate Lecturer, Department of Public Administration

Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

Alla Kourova
College of Arts and Humanities Alla   Kourova Teaching is about making some kind of dent in the world so that the world is different than what it was before you practiced your craft. What kind of dent do I want to make? Rather, what effect do I have (or am capable of having) on my students and their learning? I attempt to answer these questions in ...

Vicki Lavendol
College of Rosen Vicki  Lavendol At Rosen College, my goal is to prepare our students to be successful leaders in hospitality. The Rosen College values of professionalism, leadership, and service are the perfect foundation. We build on that foundation each time we lead students in learning. In sharing information, I use a variety of learning ap...

Rani Vajravelu
College of Sciences Rani Vajravelu My teaching philosophy is to provide the best pedagogical experience that opens avenues for life-long learning. I help students to develop an appreciation for the course content which will prepare them for the work force and real world situations. I strongly believe that high quality education also can be cost...