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Innovative Experiences Made Possible with Endowed Chairs...

By Joy S. Jones There are a number of studies that indicate a strong relationship between students who have completed a research project and choosing science as a major. When Professor of Geology Mary Beck wanted to teach a summer field course in 2007, where students could complete geology research projects, she applied for an […]

Apply Now for Valencia Foundation Endowed Chairs for...

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 Valencia Foundation Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership through Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The program provides resources needed for advancement of instruction at Valencia, and tenured-faculty members are encouraged to apply. This year, the Valencia Foundation is offering 40 chairs, totaling $202,400. Here are examples of the work Endowed Chair recipients […]

Can You Caption? Yes, you can…or, you can source...

By Karen Cowden, Professor, Reading/Faculty Fellow, West Campus Did you know that captioning is for mainstream America? Further, did you know the responsibility of captioning course content is the responsibility of each professor/instructor? As part of my William C. Demtree, Jr. Endowed Chair for 2014-2015, I partnered with the Office of Students with Disabilities and […]

Congratulations to the 2014 – 2015 Endowed Chair Recipien...

Congratulations to the 35 tenured faculty members who have been awarded a 2014 – 2015 Valencia Foundation Endowed Chair for Learning Leadership. The Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership program recognizes and promotes academic excellence at the College through honoring outstanding members of Valencia’s teaching faculty. In contrast to endowed chair programs at four-year institutions that […]

Deadline for 2014-15 Endowed Chairs for Learning...

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership Program. The program provides resources to tenured faculty for the advancement of instruction and learning. This year the Valencia Foundation is offering 40 chairs, totaling $194,800. Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership have been established in two categories. Category I awards are awarded […]

Debra Hollister – Faculty Highlight

By Joy S. Jones When Debra L. Hollister, professor, psychology, received the Freeda Louise Foreman Endowed Chair in Family Resource Development, she set out to help students answer the seminal question, what do I want to do with my life? “Most students in community college change their minds about majors many times and have no […]

New Holocaust Course Being Developed

Rich Gair, professor of reading at East Campus, is currently developing a new special topics course for spring 2014. The course will be titled “The Holocaust in Cinema and Television”, and it will examine the content and form by which the Holocaust is represented on screen. Students will examine key Holocaust related films and study […]

Congratulations to the 2013/14 Endowed Chairs for...

Congratulations to the following distinguished professors and scholars, who have been awarded a 2013/14 Valencia Foundation Endowed Chair for Learning Leadership. The Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership program recognizes and promotes academic excellence at the college through honoring outstanding members of Valencia’s teaching faculty. In contrast to endowed chair programs at four-year institutions that aim […]

Winter Park Faculty Travel to the Netherlands for...

Top Left: Suzette Dohany by an old well in Heusden. Top Right: Jean Marie Führman at dinner with host. Bottom Left: Students at KW1C working on animation projects. Bottom Right: Sand dunes. In May, two Winter Park faculty members, Suzette Dohany (speech) and Jean Marie Führman (reading), participated in a faculty exchange at Koning Willem […]

Deymond Hoyte Leads Study Abroad Program to China

Deymond Hoyte, professor of computer engineering technology on East Campus, used his 2011/12 Endowed Chair in Learning Leadership to lead a study abroad trip to China. Through this support, Deymond was able to immerse his business students into the Chinese culture, providing them with the opportunity to witness business activity, economic changes and the impacts […]