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Winter Park Campus Celebrates Excellence Award Winners

Thursday, June 3, 2021 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Winter Park Campus Student Development recognized and celebrated student achievements and employee contributions during the Winter Park Campus Excellence in Learning Awards Celebration. This year’s theme was “You are the author of your own story.” The Excellence in Learning Awards […]

Faculty Development and TLA Update

Thursday, April 30, 2020 The Teaching and Learning team has prepared a focused set of Faculty Development and Teaching/Learning Academy (TLA) courses for full-time and part-time faculty that will be offered for the summer term. They are: LCTS1110 Teaching in Our Learning College sessions (essential for initial Associate Faculty Certification) Digital Professor Certification courses (offered as […]

Your Participation is Needed; Equity and Belonging Focus...

A Message from Ryan Kane, Assistant Vice President, Organizational Development and Inclusion Valencia College has partnered with Hezel Associates, a third-party research firm, to conduct focus groups with faculty and staff across the College’s campuses. The purpose of the focus groups, which will be conducted by the Hezel Associates staff, is to learn about the experiences of […]

Focus Groups on Equity and Belonging to Begin This Month

A Message from Ryan Kane, Assistant Vice President, Organizational Development and Inclusion As part of our continued dialogue on the topic of equity and belonging, including our conversations with Tia McNair and Claude Steele, and based on our discussion on student success data, we will host a number of focus groups during the week of May 20, 2019, for faculty […]

Safe Zone: A Reflection on a Transformative Experience

By Dani Moritz-Long I heard it in my classrooms, on the playground; it was part of my peers’ everyday vernacular. “That’s so gay,” I’d hear in reference to someone’s idea or their apparel. “You’re so gay,” the towering fifth-grade bullies would chant, as they rounded on my friend. But, what did gay mean? Why were […]

Building Our Inclusive Community – A Conversation on...

Continuing our work of inclusive excellence, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Valencia welcomed Dr. Tia McNair, vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Tia engaged with us — at our newly named Leadership Forum meeting — on our journey to build an inclusive community and explore the […]

Reminder — Equity and Belonging Reading Circles and Tia...

Our reading circles on equity and belonging are off to a great start. If you’re reading one of the books, be sure to sign up to participate in one of the reading circles, as there are still many dates available in October. There, we will discuss the books and how they can influence our working theories and […]

Be the One: Valencia’s 2018-2019 Notice of...

A Message from Ryan Kane, Assistant Vice President, Organizational Development and Inclusion, and Title IX Coordinator Be the One to Know Valencia College is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to inclusivity. As a member of the College community, it is important to be aware of our institution’s commitment to non-discrimination and to “be the one” […]

Update on ‘Be the One’ – Promoting an...

Be the One. Be in the Know. At Valencia, we pride ourselves on fostering an inclusive community where everyone is welcome, feels safe and is free of sexual harassment. In recognition of this, you will notice banners and signage around campus — in places such as elevators, parking lots, crosswalks and breezeways — communicating the […]

Building Our Inclusive Community: What We’ve Learned

A message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources Over the past several months, the College has held Inclusive Community Forums on each campus, hosted by leaders in Academic and Student Affairs, Organizational Development and Human Resources, and campus leadership. The forums were designed to encourage conversation and thought-sharing centered around four key questions: […]