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Faculty Governance Update — September 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020 A Message from Stanton Reed, Past President and Interim President, Collegewide Faculty Association Greetings, faculty. I hope your semester is off to a great start and your work being a SAGE is underway — that’s showing your students selflessness, accountability, grace and empathy along their learning journey. And let’s be a SAGE to each other, too! Already this term, […]

How to Use the Valencia EDGE Calendar to Plan Your PD Year

Thursday, September 24, 2020 Faculty Development has had a number of requests for how to plan out professional development for a full academic year. We agree that it is always good to be prepared in these times and to have our calendars up to date and loaded with all of the great professional development options […]

Teaching for Equity: Fall Efforts to Advance...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning and Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs  This is the first in a series of communications focused on equity-minded teaching and learning at Valencia College. In late June, we concluded the “Teaching through the Coronavirus, Together” series with suggestions for using equity-minded practices […]

Faculty Development Opportunities

Thursday, September 24, 2020 Deepen your understanding of the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator by taking advantage of the nearly 30 Faculty Development courses that will be offered in October. With courses like Designing an Effective Online Student Orientation, Open Educational Resources, Developing Interactive Web-based Courses, and Engaging Every Voice: A Primer for Creating a Safe Space […]

Student Sick in Class? The Faculty Member’s Role...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources You think a student in your in-person class may be ill or came in contact with someone who is ill. What should you do? As a faculty member, you play an important role in ensuring Valencia College’s protocols for illness reporting […]

New Equity-minded Practice Series: Exploring...

Thursday, September 23, 2020 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning  In collaboration with faculty, building on the experiences and feedback from Destination 2019 participants and in complementarity with an emerging collegewide equity strategy, we have crafted an equity-minded practice series for the 2020-2021 academic year that culminates in Destination 2021. […]

Digital Professor Redesign Provides Streamlined Online...

Thursday, August 27, 2020 A Message from Geni Wright, Director, Online Teaching and Learning In early spring, experienced Digital Professor faculty facilitators met to discuss the alignment of the Digital Professor curriculum to the Rubric for Online Competencies (ROC). The team was in the early stages of determining the redesign phases of courses to model ROC criteria. […]

Updated Details on High Impact Practices and Faculty...

Thursday, August, 27, 2020 As you’re thinking about creating high impact learning experiences for your students, consider participating in LCTS1214: Introduction to Infusing Evidence-based, High Impact Practices, which introduces the concepts of evidence-based, high impact practices (HIP) and provides an opportunity to explore and share strategies for curriculum infusion. If you are a full-time faculty member planning […]

2019-2020 Faculty Certifications Earned at Valencia College

Thursday, August 27, 2020 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning During the 2019 – 2020 academic year, 1,054 faculty members earned 1,238 certifications within one or more of the faculty development programs, including Associate Faculty, Digital Professor, LifeMap, Study Abroad Program Leader, Active Learning  and Peace and Justice Practitioner. From all of us in Faculty Development, to […]

Faculty Governance Update — August 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020 A Message from Stanton Reed, Past President and Interim President, Collegewide Faculty Association With encouragement and excitement, I’d like to welcome each and every one of you to the 2020-2021 academic year. Whether you’re teaching virtually or on campus, I am cheering you on. As you may recall from my update last month, our new […]