October - Week 4

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming at the Faculty Center. Starting next week, please keep an eye out for emails on this listserv from the Interim Director of the Faculty Center, Ann Miller, Associate Professor in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media. She will be sharing information with you about Faculty Center happenings and more while I work on some other projects.

We have been fortunate in Central Florida this year in terms of major storms, but  the state has asked the university to remind faculty that many of our students continue to be affected by the devastation of Hurricane Michael, including those who have been called to serve as support personnel, state and local law enforcement, members of the Florida National Guard, and others, as well as online students living in those areas. Please continue to be mindful of the challenges these students face and try to accommodate them during this difficult time.

Have a good 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.

Wednesday, October 24th
Tips and Strategies for Navigating Open-Access Publishing—11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Classroom Building One, room 205

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

Friday, October 26th
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WINTER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
The 2018 Winter Faculty Development Conference takes place on December 10th–12th, and this year’s theme is Transparency and Authenticity in Teaching. All UCF faculty and staff are welcome to attend plenary portions of the event. For more details, proposal criteria, and submission instructions, please visit http://fctl.ucf.edu/Events/WinterConference/. Proposals are due November 12th.

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.

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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