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

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 ...

Mustapha Mouloua
College of Sciences Mustapha Mouloua One of my primary goals as a teacher is to generate enthusiasm for the learning experience. Effective teaching requires capturing students’ interest, sparking their curiosity and providing them with the information that will increase their desire to further their knowledge and understanding. My goal is to he...

Thomas Wu
College of Engineering and Computer Science Thomas   Wu It is both challenging and fascinating to be a teacher. In all the courses I teach, I set high standards for myself and prepare carefully for each lecture. Besides teaching technical materials, I train students to have the capabilities to: think critically and analytically; work hard and inno...