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Faculty Governance Update — May 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020  A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association Greetings, faculty. I’m pleased to announce our 2020-2021 Collegewide Faculty Association officers and campus officers that were announced at Faculty Council’s Thursday, May 14, 2020, meeting: Collegewide Faculty Association President: Patrick Bartee, professor, speech Vice President: Michael Robbins, professor, English East Campus President: Angelica Vagle, professor, chemistry […]

Learning Council Reflects on the College’s Response to...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020  On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Learning Council held its first full meeting since our abrupt move to remote learning and work. Given the hectic pace of many of our lives and the uncertainty that characterizes this moment in time, the Zoom-based gathering began with a three-minute grounding, centering exercise, guided by […]

Upcoming Meetings

Instructional Affairs Committee Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Location: Zoom East Faculty Assembly Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Time: 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Location: Zoom (If you would like to participate, please contact Kristin Abel) Poinciana Faculty Assembly Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Time: 2 p.m. – 3 […]

Faculty Governance Update — April 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020  A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association  Greetings, faculty. First of all, I’d like to say thank you. Thank you to our deans, our faculty, our staff and the amazing Teaching and Learning team as we switched from face-to-face and mixed-mode to fully online courses. Secondly, I’d like to thank […]

District Board of Trustees Learns About Valencia’s...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 During the first-ever online District Board of Trustees meeting held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, College President Sandy Shugart shared Valencia College’s monumental response to the COVID-19 crisis. Prior to Spring Break, approximately two-thirds of Valencia’s courses (4,276 course sections) were being delivered in a face-to-face or mixed-mode format, he shared. Nearly […]

Learning Council Offers Encouragement

By John Niss, Professor, Mathematics Learning Council met on Thursday, March 26, 2020, despite the unusual circumstances. We used an abbreviated format on Zoom as an informal way to stay connected, offer support and congratulations and to celebrate what we have learned in the last weeks. The meeting was also “opt-in,” as we understood that council […]

Faculty Governance Update — March 2020

A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association Greetings, faculty. As we navigate this uncharted course presented to us by COVID-19, I’d like to thank you for your steadiness and continued commitment. In this challenging time, let’s encourage each other to be forgiving as we experience missteps. And please remember to practice self-care to avoid […]

Learning Council Endorses New Assessment Model and...

Just days after faculty approved the Program Learning Outcomes Assessment (PLOA) Model at the PLOA Summit, the Thursday, January 30, 2020, Learning Council meeting dedicated considerable time and attention to this important work. John Niss, Learning Council co-chair and Faculty Association past president, and Wendi Dew, assistant vice president, teaching and learning, provided council members with an […]

Faculty Governance Update — January 2020

A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association I hope that fresh beginnings of a new year and a new semester are energizing each of you. I sure am energized and excited about the work ahead of us. I ended 2019 by reading the New York Times Bestseller, “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide” by […]

District Board of Trustees Learns How Valencia Creates...

With lemon tarts — featuring a blueberry chutney topping, almond brittle and meringue, all made by Poinciana Campus culinary students — in hand to give our District Board of Trustees a morning sugar rush during the Wednesday, December 11, 2019, meeting on the Poinciana Campus, Chef and Professor of Culinary Management Jennifer Denlinger explained to the board […]