During the 2011-2012 academic year, honors faculty, staff and students worked collaboratively to prepare for the launch of the James M. and Dayle L. Seneff Honors College. During the same time that honors outcomes, curriculum and requirements were being developed for students, the planning team began work with the faculty development office to introduce new opportunities for Valencia faculty interested in learning about honors pedagogy and practices. The result is a new certification, named the Seneff Faculty Development Program, available through faculty development.
To receive this certification, each faculty member must complete a minimum of eight hours in two foundational courses, six hours in honors pedagogy courses, and six hours in optional learning opportunities that can include additional courses or, with dean approval, other professional activities. The program is open to all Valencia faculty members and indicates an individual commitment to the development of the honors community at the college. Upon completion of all courses and requirements, faculty will be designated a member of the Seneff Faculty Community.
FOUNDATIONAL COURSES (8 HOURS)
HONORS PEDAGOGY COURSES (6 HOUR MINIMUM)
*Required for faculty mentoring students in the Undergraduate Research track who do not meet alternative credentialing.
OPTIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (6 HOUR MINIMUM)
Faculty members must complete at least six additional hours in the courses listed below or, with dean approval, participate in professional activities designed to enhance involvement in the honors community such as completion of the Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Certification Seminar, attendance at national, regional and state honors conferences, attendance at discipline-specific conferences, etc.
Please note that participation in other professional activities outside the Valencia Faculty Development Catalog cannot be applied to the hours required for faculty seeking or renewing the Associate Faculty Certification.
For more information about the Seneff program, please visit the Faculty Development website.