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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Karin Chumbimuni-Torres
College of Sciences Karin  Chumbimuni-Torres My driving force in teaching is to foster the best undergraduate education for my students. To accomplish this, I make sure to be involved with my students in and out of the classroom. I have observed that by caring, supporting them and serving as role model, I can impart the necessary motivation students need...

Amr Oloufa
College of Engineering and Computer Science Amr        Oloufa My teaching philosophy relies on the following key foundations: Teach only what students are not likely to learn on their own. Foster collaborative learning while maintaining initiative and personal responsibility. And finally, create a life-long quest for learning and knowledge. I am a ...

Peter Larson
College of Arts & Humanities Peter Larson My foundation derives from the liberal arts tradition: knowledge of a specific subject provides the greatest benefit when part of a well-rounded educational experience. Regarding History in general, my emphasis is on learning to think historically: going beyond a simple “what happened?” to question cau...