October - Week 3

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming at the Faculty Center. The 2018 Winter Faculty Development Conference takes place on December 10th–12th, and this year’s theme is Transparency and Authenticity in Teaching. For more details, proposal criteria, and submission instructions, please visit http://fctl.ucf.edu/Events/WinterConference/. Proposals are due November 12th. Also, remember that the proposals for the Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference are due tomorrow. See more info below!
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, October 18th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, October 19th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WORKSHOP FOR GENERAL EDUCATION  FACULTY MEMBERS: LEVERAGING PERSONALIZED ADAPTIVE LEARNING FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
Led by representatives from the UCF Center for Distributed Learning (CDL)
Overview: UCF is strategically implementing personalized adaptive learning to improve student success in large-enrollment gateway courses and courses that have traditionally had unacceptably high levels of D and F grades and course withdrawals (DFW) across disciplines. Attendees of this workshop will see sample adaptive modules and learn about how adaptive technologies can be integrated into their face-to-face, mixed mode, and online courses to promote student success.

Dates and Times: 
Monday, October 22, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: 
CB1 205
To RSVP, email fctl@ucf.edu.
NOTE: Please bring a laptop or other digital device with you to fully experience the presentation
NOVEMBER 9TH TEACHING AND LEARNING DAY
Join us November 9th for a deep dive into your choice of two teaching methods: Reacting to the Past role play pedagogy or inquiry-based teaching. Each session will be facilitated by faculty experts who have extensive experience in the teaching method and have published scholarship on the topic. The deadline for registering is November 7th.

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_79UwWEazVGSpyW9.

SUNSHINE STATE TEACHING AND LEARNING CONFERENCE
The 2019 Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference will be held Jan. 30–Feb. 1, 2019 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. This event is cohosted by the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida. The conference will bring together higher-education scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers in and beyond the state of Florida to share research, to discuss critical issues, and to promote opportunities for collaboration. The three-day event will feature a variety of session formats designed to encourage interaction and engagement. Sessions will raise awareness of emerging challenges, offer overviews of best practices, highlight research findings, and promote strategies for improving student and faculty success.

The call for papers is open. Visit https://sunshineteaching.org/ for more details, and submit a proposal at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eWozmivLIjcCZgN.

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

William Russell
College of Education and Human Performance William       Russell I became a teacher because I wanted to have a positive impact on students’ lives. To ensure that I positively impact students, I follow three basic beliefs: I believe students have different learning styles which require various instructional strategies, methods, and techniques. I believe that the in...

Lindee Owens
College of Arts and Humanities Lindee  Owens Over the years, some things about my teaching have not changed. I always work hard to make that introduction to college relevant and rigorous. I badger and affirm students confident enough to question and volunteer, and use collaborative learning when a group’s strength cushions the personal risk that ac...

Victoria Loerzel
College of College of Nursing Victoria Loerzel As a nurse and educator, my teaching philosophy revolves around the belief that it is my responsibility to provide nursing students with a solid foundation for safe and appropriate nursing practice. I believe students are adult learners and should be self-motivated and in charge of their own learning. However, stu...