For several years, our Faculty Showcase of Creative Teaching practices and SoTL Research allowed UCF faculty a chance to share their SoTL projects that have been completed, are in progress, or are merely planned, as well as write-ups that share teaching practices. This event was discontinued after 2010.
April 7, 2010 (Fairwinds Alumni Center)
12:00 - 3:00
Plenary speaker Dr. Kay Gillespie, former president of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network) and Associate Editor of the journal Innovative Higher Education, spoke on what editors for a SoTL journal look for in submissions.
Click here to read her enhanced presentation.
This year at the Showcase, we are switching from a poster format to a pre-printed anthology of faculty SoTL and creative teaching projects, to facilitate roundtable discussions. To be printed in our anthology, faculty must submit their materials by Friday, March 19.
We request the following format for your submissions:
1. Problem statement (75 words max)
2. Question, hypothesis, or intervention (75 words max)
3. Methods (200 words max)
4. Results and discussion (400 words max)
5. 2-3 sentence biography
If your project or creative teaching practice is just beginning, it is acceptable to supply information about your next steps rather than findings so far for the Methods and Results sections.
We anticipate color printing, so graphs and charts may be formatted in color. Additionally, we will include photographs of the authors, and will arrange for your photo to be taken at the Faculty Center if we do not yet have one for you on file.
In addition to distributing the anthology at the Showcase, we will also make it available on our Web site and as a sample of faculty projects at other venues. Submission of your project overview gives us permission to use your information in these other formats.
We look forward to this exciting event. Remember to submit your materials by March 19 as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
April 1, 2009 (Student Union: Key West 218 ABCD)
12:00 - 3:00
Plenary speaker Dr. Richard Tiberius and hosted lunch. His talk will be titled “Moving Out—Past, Present and Future Transformations in Teaching and Learning.”
Dr. Tiberius (Director, Educational Development Office at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami) has a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Educational Development Office in the Department of Medical Education and professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Miami School of Medicine where he collaborates with medical faculty in designing and conducting educational research and faculty development activities. His scholarly work and consulting practice focuses on the improvement of the teaching and learning process, especially the role of the teacher-student relationship in learning. He has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and books in US, Canadian, and British journals, and has conducted workshops and lectured throughout North America and Europe.
We will display faculty posters at this event. For more information, contact email@example.com to let us know of your interest in creating a poster (the downloadable template is available here). Posters must be electronically submitted to the Faculty Center by March 20, 2009 to be printed in time for the event.
Click here to register to attend all or part of the Faculty Showcase and the hosted lunch.
April 2, 2008 (Student Union: Cape Florida 316CD)
12:00 - 3:00
April 4, 2007 (Student Union: Key West 218C and Pensacola Board Room)
12:00 - 3:00
To learn more about creating and presenting a poster, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Richlin's PowerPoint presentation, Publishing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
If the project is for a poster, we provide poster templates and sample layouts. We encourage all UCF Faculty to participate and display their work. Posters need to be submitted two weeks before the event so they can be printed and mounted on trifold in time. Please email FCTL (email@example.com) to get started creating a poster.
New to creating academic posters? You can easily avoid having to design a poster from scratch by using our online sample (which is also pre-formatted to the right size) designed for a trifold display (it even contains sample categories you might want to emulate on your poster). There's also an external tutorial that details scientific posters explicitly.
We prefer to display the posters on trifold boards (which we will be provided). Thus, it is preferable if posters are designed to but cut into three strips (see the purple example below). Place your titles and graphical elements with care.
If you'd like to build the template yourself, see this next section:
Things to know about PowerPoint
Things to know about printing
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