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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 […]

Online Proctoring Service, Honorlock, Up and Running

By Val Woldman, Professor, Humanities, and Linda Neal, Dean, Communications Last year, the Academic Integrity Work Team shared a list of recommendations for promoting academic integrity in online learning environments — among them, that Valencia invest in a remote proctoring solution. And this March, upon the abrupt move to online learning at scale, faculty requested this technology […]

Teaching through the Coronavirus, Together: Summer...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning and Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs  This past Monday, we honored our nation’s fallen heroes with Memorial Day — a date which, to many Americans, signals the start of summer. For many of us, however, the signposts that punctuate […]

Amanda Kern Brings Online Teaching to Full Potential;...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira When the pandemic hit Central Florida, Amanda Kern, professor, graphic design, was on an airplane taking her son to see a doctor about a possible surgery. Little did she know that, upon returning home, the College would switch most of its classes to an online format in a matter of […]

Library Research Workshops Course Now Available for Students

Thursday, May 28, 2020 The library is offering a Research Workshops course via Zoom and modules to help students with research assignments. The self-enroll course offers live Zoom sessions and self-paced modules to help students with their research assignments. Each session and module focuses on a different component of the research process and provides practical […]

Faculty Development Opportunities

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 As we continue to support our students throughout the summer, the Faculty Development team is here to help. The Just-in-time Faculty Development Series offers short, targeted development opportunities that are strategically offered during relevant points in the academic term. As you consider how to bring new ideas to life in a […]

No-show Reporting for Summer Terms

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 A Message from Edwin Sanchez Velez, Assistant Vice President, Admissions, Records and Graduation Each term, professors must report those students who do not show up to their classes, as mandated by Valencia policy Academic Progress, Course Attendance and Grades, and Withdrawals (6Hx28:4-07). Please help us stay compliant by doing the following during the “no-show” reporting period: Explain your […]

It Was The Best of Times; And Then There Was COVID-19

Thursday, May 14, 2020 By Bob Gessner, Dean, Science The West Campus Science Division was in full stride during the Spring 2020 term. Many of our full-time and part-time science professors had earned their Digital Professor Certification or Active Learning Certification or were taking Faculty Development courses for these certifications. Our lab science professors had spent years developing lab experiences for […]

Boris Nguyen Shares Experience Transitioning to Teaching...

Thursday, May 14, 2020 By Boris Nguyen, Professor, Mathematics For a classroom instructor at Valencia for the past 22 years, the switch to online education is a source of renewal, optimism and comfort. I am very proud that the institution I serve moved quickly and adapted to protect students and employees from physical harm while maintaining […]

Get Ready to Participate in Commencement – Sunday,...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Calling all faculty! Get ready to celebrate your students — Valencia College graduates — this Sunday, May 3, 2020, for the 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony. We are counting down to the 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration and ask that you participate in helping to recognize this milestone accomplishment of our students. The celebration […]