November - Week 4

Hello Everyone-
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming at the Faculty Center.

Ann

UCF MICROSOFT VIRTUAL/AUGMENTED REALITY EVENT FOR FACULTY
If you are interested in incorporating virtual or augmented reality into your courses or research, please consider joining us for an information/conversation event on December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Classroom Building One, room 205. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 faculty members who register. To RSVP, please visit http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SHV8MnHwhKKEy9. The event will feature a presentation by a Microsoft representative, an opportunity for faculty members to describe their interest and expertise with VR/AR, and short presentations by other offices on campus that are actively engaged in this arena.

FACULTY CENTER SPRING PROGRAMMING
During Spring 2019, the Faculty Center is offering three Course Innovation Projects, one Faculty Development Cohort, and a book club for the upcoming semester. Please visit http://fctl.ucf.edu/Events/FacultyDevelopmentCohorts/ for full details, dates, and registration instructions.

STUDENT CONSULTANTS ON TEACHING
The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning’s Student Consultants on Teaching (SCOTs) are currently available for the Fall 2018 semester. The SCOT program connects faculty with highly-trained undergraduate and graduate consultants who can conduct focus groups with students or observe face-to-face, online, or mediated classes and provide student-centered, objective feedback to support faculty as they think about and practice their pedagogy. Requests can be made using via Qualtrics at https://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e500SvNyCOU2OwZ, and inquiries can be sent to Landon Berry, SCOT Coordinator, at landon.berry@ucf.edu.

ADOBE LICENSE POOL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Division of Teaching and Learning has a limited pool of Adobe Creative Cloud licenses to offer students on a per-semester basis; these licenses enable access to the entire suite of creative products, including software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. If you have an idea for students to use these products in your class, submit a proposal by December 14th at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8upfRUU6LhaZjNP. Licenses can only be provided to students who are actively enrolled in a class. Please also note that the Division cannot provide technical support for Adobe products beyond activating and managing student Creative Cloud accounts.

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!

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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...

Stephanie Vie
College of Arts & Humanities Stephanie  Vie No matter the class I teach, rhetoric serves as our foundation. Rhetorical literacy - which I define as an individual's ability to critically analyze a communication situation and best select from the available communicative strategies - is my pedagogical touchstone. To focus on rhetorical literacy, I ask students...

Alisha Janowsky
College of Sciences Alisha    Janowsky Students enter my classroom with intuitions about "why people do what they do." No matter the course modality or class enrollment, my goal is to challenge these ideas and get students thinking "like scientists." To that end, I encourage students to share and then reassess their theories in light of course ...