Other Programs

Book Clubs - Book clubs are unstructured groups that meet throughout the semester to interpret and process reactions from chosen book(s) and relate the ideas to academic and professional pursuits.

Adjunct Faculty Development Cohorts - These meetings for adjunct faculty members are informal discussions about teaching and learning issues, and participants will have the chance to meet part-time faculty from other disciplines.

Teaching Circles - Join your colleagues from around the campus as we explore topics of common interest in informal “brown bag” roundtable sessions. Previous topics have included a book club on Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind, Teaching Circles for honors instructors, and open-topic Teaching Circles.

International Culture Nights - Past events have featured international teachers presenting about their school, hometown, or region, in addition to the preparation of traditional food and music by international students for their American pen pals.

Common Reading Program - The Common Reading Program is intended to engage FTIC students in a dialogue around a relevant topic while creating a sense of community amongst incoming students.

Announcements for these programs will be delivered via our Listserv. To join, email listserv@listserv.cc.ucf.edu with only the following in the message body:
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(where you substitute your own first and last name).

If you are unable to attend an event in person and would like to participate virtually, please inquire at fctl@ucf.edu about online options such as Skype or Adobe Connect.

 

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College of Arts & Humanities Terry Thaxton I am a teacher of creative writing, dedicated to UCF, its students, and our community. My teaching, research, and service converge on writing a rigorous discipline and as an impetus for social change.   My first priority is creating an atmosphere in which students want to learn the craft of writing. I want ...

Michael Strawser
College of Arts and Humanities Michael Strawser All true education and edification (or Bildung, which nicely captures the meanings of both words) is based on respect, and I am thankful to have consistently scored highest in this category on my student perception of instruction forms. There are several ways that I try to respect my students, perhaps the most im...

Houman Sadri
College of Sciences Houman Sadri I believe education is a tool for improving the quality of life. Education is not an end in itself, but a process. My teaching philosophy is to encourage critical thinking, innovative problem solving, practical application of theory, and tolerance of diverse ideas from an international perspective. To achieve ...