Academic Integrity - Information about ethical student behavior, preventing plagiarism, and using turnitin.com.
Best Practices - Provides suggestions for engaging students in discussions and links to external resources on how to negotiate challenging student-teacher interactions.
Class Observations - Faculty professional development can include regular classroom visits by peers. These observations are conducted only when requested by individual faculty members.
Classroom Atmosphere: Diversity and Inclusion - Information about managing your environment and suggestions for setting a proper tone for students.
Widespread Absences Lesson Plan - Strategies you can use for your classes when large numbers of students are likely to be absent or even when they are not.
Non-native Speakers - Assistance for instructors or students who are non-native speakers of English.
UCF Policies - Information from the UCF Policies and Procedures Manual that is directly relevant for your teaching and classroom experiences.
World Café Discussion Method - A summary of the method developed by the World Café for hosting and mediating discussion in large groups.
College of Engineering and Computer Science Long before I graduated with my Master's degree, I knew I'd want to teach someday. I was inspired by previous UCF faculty that included Dr. Martin Wanielista (Environmental Engineering & Dean), Dr. Gary Whitehouse (Dean & Provost), and Dr. Christian Bauer (Industrial Engineering). I chose to pursue my PhD, but did...
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