October - Week 5

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about upcoming programming at the Faculty Center.
Have a good week,
Ann

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, November 1st
Faculty Writing Club—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, November 2nd
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.

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.

NOVEMBER 16TH TEACHING AND LEARNING DAY
Join us November 16th 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 14th.

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.

RUSSIAN CULTURE NIGHT
Russian Culture Night, presented by Dr. Alla Kourova, will be held Tuesday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m. in CB1-205. Come and enjoy Russian food and the friendly atmosphere of the Faculty Center Culture Night. Please RSVP to Alla.Kourova@ucf.edu by Thursday, November 8.

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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Terri Fine
College of Sciences Terri     Fine My foundational approach to teaching is that content expertise must be transmitted well to a diverse learner population. While the substantive content goals are the same for every student, students come to me as individuals, with different interests, background knowledge, and skills. I try to draw every student in...

Judith Ruland
College of Nursing Judith    Ruland My philosophy of teaching is based on a belief that learning needs to be student centered and that students need to be equal partners in the learning process. My role involves using my expertise to put the necessary resources in the hands of the students or more likely to be sure that my students are well equi...

Drew Lanier
College of Sciences Drew   Lanier Students retain more of course material when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Accordingly, I employ a mixture of lecture and the Socratic Method. Doing so communicates the basic concepts and ideas in the course, while also measuring the students' comprehension, leading to mo...