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Faculty Highlight: Emily Elrod Brings Budgeting and...

Thursday, August 27, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira Emily Elrod, professor, mathematics​, has a way to bring the real world into her Math for the Liberal Arts (MGF 1107) course through the use of an exercise involving budgeting. “In the project, the students are given a fake family that is representative of many real-life families,” said Emily. “I have several of […]

Howard Tate Brings Industry Experts to Students; Faculty ...

By Claudia Zequeira Thursday, July 30, 2020 Howard Tate, part-time faculty, film production technology, knows the value of information and experience. And he brings a lot of it to Valencia College students with more than 25 years in television. But he believes his students need more. Howard, who has worked on video projects as a […]

Faculty Highlight: Two Math Instructors Adopt Technology...

Thursday, June 25, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira When Leonardo Vasquez, part-time faculty, mathematics, learned he had to switch his face-to-face classes online in March when our campuses closed, he spent a significant amount of time trying to figure out how to deliver content effectively. One method proved especially helpful, however: physically showing students how do […]

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 […]

Faculty Highlight: Cathy Mestre Enhances Online Learning

By Claudia Zequeira Thursday, April 30, 2020  As a veteran instructor, Cathy Mestre, professor, paralegal studies, has seen her share of change and witnessed many of the College’s growing pains. But nothing prepared her for a pandemic in the 21st century. Like most of us, shortly after Spring Break 2020, Cathy was told she had to […]

Faculty Highlight: Edie Gaythwaite First to Complete...

By Claudia Zequeira A year of hard work has paid off for Edie Gaythwaite, professor, speech, the first faculty member to complete the PJI Peace and Justice Practitioner Certification for faculty at Valencia. Community of Scholars is the first requirement for the Peace and Justice Practitioner Certification for faculty, followed by three Faculty Development courses in learning-centered […]

Students Identify Their Thinking Process in Jennifer...

By Wendy Jo Moyer Jennifer Tomlinson, faculty, New Student Experience, was seeking a way to make group presentations in her African American Humanities class more robust and to help her students understand that the project is not only about mastering content, but to simultaneously learn about themselves and how to work with others. To meet […]

Claudia Genovese-Martinez Improves Students’ Lives...

As professor of mathematics and director of developmental math on West Campus, Claudia Genovese-Martinez continuously rethinks and reevaluates the need for professional development in developmental mathematics, in an ever-changing world. “Developmental math faculty face a unique reality when teaching a developmental math class. We not only address the curriculum, but also deal with students’ motivational struggles and […]

Edward Frame Uses Sabbatical Leave to Study New...

By Wendy Jo Moyer The purpose of Sabbatical Leave is to provide eligible faculty with a significant opportunity for new, or renewed, achievement and growth through activities such as study, research, writing, creative work and travel, so that the individual’s teaching and/or professional effectiveness may be enhanced. With a desire to immerse himself in another culture, so […]

It All Adds Up: Jessica Anfinson Experiences Success...

By Dani Moritz-Long Most mathematics scholars aren’t known for their performances on screen. Oddly enough, Professor of Mathematics Jessica Anfinson is known (and appreciated) for just that. Inspired by the book “Naked Teaching,” which explores the concept of flipping the classroom to leverage technology while sustaining meaningful face-to-face interactions, Jessica has implemented online videos in […]