Meet Your New Faculty Association President, Michael Robbins

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Welcome English Professor Michael Robbins to his new position of Faculty Association president. Elected to the role by Valencia faculty, Michael will serve in this capacity through July 2022 while on full reassignment from the classroom. During this time, Michael will act as the voice of the faculty in all matters of college governance, faculty rights, privileges, responsibilities, curriculum and teaching/learning matters.

As Faculty Association president, Michael intends to focus on faculty engagement.

“I sincerely believe governance provides a place for faculty to come together and consider the opportunities coming to Valencia College; faculty can be the vanguard, using their expertise and direct connection to students to ensure we build the best learning environment possible. We faculty are capable and prepared, and I will be calling for inquisitive minds that strive to help Valencia serve the community and prepare our learners.”

Michael, who is the discipline coordinator for English at the Poinciana Campus, has been active in the Honors College, is a former Phi Theta Kappa advisor, has traveled on multiple service learning trips, and has served as a facilitator for the Teaching/Learning Academy as a Faculty Assembly president for both the Osceola and the Poinciana Campuses.

“Michael Robbins is not just an English professor; he’s a leader in every way and I’m extremely proud of all that he has done for the faculty, staff, and students at the Poinciana Campus,” shared Jennifer Robertson, executive dean, Poinciana Campus. “Michael was actually the very first professor we hired for the campus back in 2016, and he has been instrumental in the work done with faculty onboarding, peer mentoring, tenure-track faculty development, writing across the curriculum and many other initiatives. As discipline coordinator for English, Michael spends a lot of time developing and mentoring our part-time faculty, not to mention the countless hours he spends grading papers and creating videos to give students feedback on their writing. I’m extremely excited for this coming year … as many others will be able to benefit from his experience and leadership.”

View an article about Michael when he joined the Poinciana Campus. 

Michael invites you reach out to him directly at mrobbins9@valenciacollege.edu.

4 Comments

  • Lauren R. Thomas said:

    Wishing you success in your new leadership capacity!

    PMThu, 29 Jul 2021 17:21:29 +0000Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:21:29 +0000pm21,5:21 pm

  • Liza Schellpfeffer said:

    Congratulations Michael on your new position as Faculty Association president. Here's to new learning, experiences, and success as you guide our academic community!

    PMThu, 29 Jul 2021 17:37:33 +0000Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:37:33 +0000pm21,5:37 pm

  • Stanton G. Reed said:

    Congratulations Michael on your new role as Faculty Association president. I'm looking forward to all the places we will go under your leadership.

    PMThu, 29 Jul 2021 19:29:11 +0000Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:29:11 +0000pm21,7:29 pm

  • Rebecca Toole said:

    Welcome to your new role, Michael!

    AMMon, 09 Aug 2021 07:42:38 +0000Mon, 09 Aug 2021 07:42:38 +0000am21,7:42 am

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