May - Week 3

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming 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, May 24th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, May 25th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

JUNE 8 TEACHING AND LEARNING DAY
Please join us for our next Teaching and Learning Day, which will take place on June 8th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Workshops will be provided by Faculty Center staff that will help you integrate into your teaching several principles of learning from the book How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan Ambrose, et al. (2010). Lunch will be provided for the first 30 registrants. Please visit our page at http://fctl.ucf.edu/Events/TeachingAndLearningDays/ to see schedule and programming details. You can register at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_00cswrpemuT10Lr before June 7th.

FACULTY WRITING CLUB SUMMER 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

Jennifer Sandoval
College of Sciences Jennifer      Sandoval The teaching profession is rich with opportunities to contribute in both academic and personal ways to society and individuals. It is critical that, as educators, we employ an ethic of engagement and reflexivity when it comes to our teaching practices. I strive to enact what Tobin Hart (2007) calls a "...

Christopher Geiger
College of Engineering and Computer Science Christopher Geiger My teaching approach inside and outside the classroom is based on my view that an instructor, in addition to being a supplier of knowledge, is a facilitator of knowledge. In my opinion, an effective teacher should have sound fundamentals and command over the theoretical concepts as well as a broad knowledge beyon...

Otto Phanstiel
College of Sciences Otto Phanstiel I image myself as a co-journeyer, who walks with students through the key concepts of the course and challenges them to solve new problems using these ideas. Revising and creating new curriculum is necessary to prepare our students for their careers. Over the past three years I have worked with other faculty...