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Faculty Governance Update — September 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021 A Message from Michael Robbins, President, Collegewide Faculty Association Hello Valencia Faculty! We’re about a third of the way through the semester, give or take. I think there’s value in remembering that we all still have time to grow, and your students are eager to continue to learn from you. If you have […]

Faculty Highlight: Hemangi Patil Helps Students Help One...

Thursday, September 30, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe When Professor of Biology Hemangi Patil saw her students were having trouble understanding how much time they needed to commit to her class to do well, she decided to do something about it. Hemangi, who earned tenure in April, used her action research project to create a way for students […]

Check Out the Upcoming TLA Courses

Thursday, September 30, 2021 The Teaching/Learning Academy (TLA) — a community of practice — supports new professors, counselors and librarians as they develop Individualized Learning Plans, a fundamental phase of the tenure process designed to assist tenure candidates to expand and improve their professional practices and students’ learning. The goal of the TLA is to help tenure-track faculty members […]

Course Testing for Fall 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021  A Message from Erica Reese, Director, Standardized Testing    To better support our student and faculty experience in the Testing Centers, all testing will require appointments. To schedule appointments, the Testing Centers will use a platform called RegisterBlast, which allows us to facilitate exam referrals, accommodations for students, appointments and a […]

Faculty Highlight: Eric Crumpler Teaches the Science...

Thursday, August 26, 2021 By Wendy Jo Moyer When you think of a chemistry course, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the periodic table and lab experiments. But in Professor of Chemistry Eric Crumpler’s courses, he also includes a topic you wouldn’t expect — how to request a recommendation from a professor. “In our […]

2020-2021 Faculty Certifications Earned at Valencia College

Thursday, August 26, 2021 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning During the 2020 – 2021 academic year, faculty members earned 754 certifications within one or more of the faculty development programs, including Associate Faculty, Digital Professor, LifeMap, Active Learning and Peace and Justice Practitioner. From all of us in Faculty Development, to all of you, congratulations on achieving […]

Faculty Governance Update — August 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021 A Message from Michael Robbins, President, Collegewide Faculty Association Hello Valencia Faculty! Welcome back to classes, everyone! I love the first week of class; there’s optimism in the air. The faculty have ambitions, and the students are filled with hope. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to meet me at […]

Faculty Ombuds Update — August 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021 A Message from Ben Taylor, Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity and ODHR Partners As you may recall, in the Welcome Your New Faculty Ombuds article from April 2021, we introduced our new faculty ombuds representatives, Ramon Velez-Cruz and Ann Heiny. Over the course of the summer, Ramon and Ann have been deeply engaged with our Equal Opportunity […]

Learn About Brainfuse During Upcoming Training Sessions

Thursday, August 26, 2021 Valencia College has now transitioned to Brainfuse as our online tutoring vendor for 24/7 tutoring and for essay submission. To learn about this resource, Brainfuse representatives will host two training/Q&A sessions for faculty on Wednesday, September 1 and Thursday, September 2, 2021. Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Time 3 – 4 p.m. Location: Online or via […]

A Recap of Destination 2021 — Part 2

Thursday, August 26, 2021 You might remember our first Destination 2021 article in the July Faculty Insight provided an overview of the different tracks that made up this year’s fully virtual event. In this second article, we’ll share some feedback from our Destination 2021 participants. Destination is an annual professional development program that brings Valencia College colleagues […]