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PJI Principle 5: Give Space for Unpopular Answers

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute has been sharing one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. This week, we feature Principle 5: Answer questions honestly even if the answer seems unpopular. Be present to listen, not debate, correct or interpret. Conflict is inevitable (and […]

Behavioral Assessment Team and Campus Safety — Summer 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Although most of us are working from home these days, it’s still important to remember now and when we return to our campuses and locations that you are aware of Valencia’s Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) and how to report threatening behavior. Formed in 2011-12 as part of the College’s Emergency Response Plan, the […]

Announcement About Valencia-owned Furniture

If you’re visiting your workspace to pick up peripheral computer equipment, please note that employees are not permitted to take Valencia-owned office furnishings home, such as desks and chairs. Employees are authorized to take home their permanently assigned monitor, docking station, keyboard and mouse with approval by their dean, assistant vice president or vice president. Employees who have […]

Modified Campus and Location Hours for Employee Access

Friday, March 20, 2020, 11 a.m. A Message from Mike Favorit, Managing Director, Safety and Security Thank you for continuing to work toward our mission to transform lives, strengthen our community and inspire individuals to excellence, while also maintaining personal safety measures. To improve employee safety and decrease the amount of time our Security team members […]

Update on Summer Schedule, Commencement and More

Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:45 p.m. A Message from Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs; Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses; Kathleen Plinske, Executive Vice President and Provost, and President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses; and Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Thank you so much for your continued efforts […]

Teaching Through the Coronavirus, Together: Ideas for...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – 6 p.m. A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning and Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs We hope this week is off to a good start and that you’ve been able to allocate a bit of time to your own wellness and diversion. Otherwise, we encourage […]

Supervisor Support: Timesheets, Encouraging Continuity...

Monday, March 23, 2020, 1:40 p.m. A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources We did it! In just a week’s time, we transitioned more than 90% of our classes to an online environment. Learning Support and Student Services are now available virtually as well. This is a major accomplishment that would […]

Most Employees to Work Remotely Until at Least April 27

Sunday, March 22, 8:50 a.m. A Special Message From Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President We continue to monitor the circumstances and guidance related to COVID-19, and I am writing today with an update about the remainder of the spring semester. As you know, our K-12 partners will not return to campuses before Wednesday, April 15, […]

An Update on Moving Our Courses Online

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10 a.m. A Message from Kathleen Plinske, Executive Vice President and Provost  I know you have been inundated with communications this week, so I will keep this message short. Please know that my brevity does not allow me to adequately express my deep appreciation and admiration for your remarkable efforts this […]

We’re in This Together

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4 p.m. A Special Message From Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President We know it’s a challenging time, but we assure you that we will all get through this — together. I invite you to take a moment to watch my conversation with Faculty Association President Stanton Reed as we discuss how […]