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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 […]

Faculty Governance Update — November 2019

A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association As I’m now more than three months into my role as president of the Collegewide Faculty Association, I can say I’m grateful — grateful for you, our most outstanding faculty; grateful for our students; and grateful for my Faculty Association experience so far. You consistently energize me […]

Leadership Forum Reflects on Equity

Members of the Valencia College Leadership Forum reflected on equity and how we, as a college, may move the discussion to action during the forum’s Tuesday, October 22, 2019, meeting. President of West and Downtown Campuses Falecia Williams, Vice President of Academic Affairs Isis Artze Vega, Vice President of Student Affairs Joe Richardson, Assistant Vice President of Teaching […]

Faculty Governance Update — October 2019

A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association As part of my faculty challenge that I shared during Academic Assembly, I am excited that I’ve finished my first book, the New York Times Bestseller, “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Now I will pass this thought-provoking book to Faculty Association Past President John Niss to read. I […]

Learning Council Focuses on Equity During October Meeting

Equity took center stage at the Thursday, October 3, 2019, meeting of the Learning Council. In fact, more than two thirds of the meeting time was devoted to the topic of equity, centered primarily on feedback and recommendations shared by Valencia faculty during Destination 2019. Falecia Williams, president, West and Downtown Campuses, Wendi Dew, assistant vice […]

Faculty Governance Update — September 2019

A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association I hope your fall semester is off to a great start and you’re embracing self-care and fostering personal connection. Here are the latest Faculty Council updates: Course Peer Review Process  All full-time faculty will receive an invitation from Wendi Dew, assistant vice president, teaching and learning, […]

New Academic Year, New Beginnings Celebrated at District...

With a new academic year, the Valencia College District Board of Trustees celebrated new beginnings in the Wednesday, September 11, 2019, meeting on the West Campus, by welcoming new trustees, naming new board officers, recognizing legislative champions, sharing details on the new Downtown Campus and more. New Trustees Welcomed and Board Officers Named The board […]

Faculty Governance Update — August 2019

With the start of the 2019-2020 academic year, John Niss, professor mathematics, has stepped into his role as Collegewide Faculty Association immediate past president, and Stanton Reed, business and accounting professor, has assumed the role of Collegewide Faculty Association president. Learn more about Stanton, his teaching and learning philosophy and his plans for his new role […]