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Marcia Roman Supports Student Wellness Through Koru...

By Aaron Bergeson, Faculty Developer and Instructional Designer It’s no secret to anyone currently working in higher education that one of the most concerning issues in student life is personal wellness. Many of the students who attend Valencia come from Generation Z (also known as iGen), born between 1995-2012. Research points to this generation being the […]

Regina Seguin Promotes Cyber Security — Faculty Highlight

By Dani Moritz-Long Forty percent of students in fourth grade through eighth grade have connected to or chatted online with a stranger. Fifty-three percent of those students revealed their phone number to a stranger and 11 percent of those students met a stranger in person. These statistics, compiled by the Center for Cyber Safety and […]

Daeri Tenery Funds Grant With the Help of RDO...

By Dani Moritz-Long State funding may be dwindling, but our students’ needs are not. That’s why Chemistry Professor Daeri Tenery became interested in the Resource Development Office (RDO) and its Valencia College Resource Development Fellows Certification Program. “I wanted to enroll in the program because I wanted to become more familiar with the grants development process,” said […]

Let’s Talk About Race: Diane Reed Addresses Racial...

By Dani Moritz-Long It’s 2018 — 152 years after the abolition of slavery, 54 years after the Civil Rights Act struck down Jim Crow, nine years after America elected its first black president. And still, we face a seemingly insurmountable racial divide that affects every aspect of our lives — from the gentrification of urban neighborhoods to […]

Marlene Temes Explains the Importance of Connecting...

By Dani Moritz-Long “If you give poor instructions and a student produces a poor product, it really isn’t about the product or the student. It’s about the poor instructions.” It seems simple enough — obvious even. But, when Interim Humanities Dean Marlene Temes and her Osceola Campus colleagues explored what could be causing sub-par assessment scores, they […]

Getting Social with Rebecca Newman — Faculty Highlight

By Dani Moritz-Long Reach. Impressions. Engagement. Changing algorithms. Emerging channels. Keeping up with the ever-changing social media landscape can feel like an impossible task, but, as the instructor of Writing for Social Media, it’s Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Rebecca Newman’s job. It’s a challenging role, Rebecca explains, but it’s also one she’s come […]

This Just In: Claudine Tomlinson-Burney Successfully...

In this special edition Faculty Highlight, Valencia students Todd Bernard and Shania Whitfield interview Adjunct Speech Professor Claudine Tomlinson-Burney in a podcast-style feature about Claudine’s new class, Radio and Podcasting. Throughout the interview, Todd and Shania, both students in Claudine’s inaugural class, connect with Claudine about the creation of the class and their personal experiences. […]

Math Professors Discover the Mathematical Mindset —...

By Dani Moritz-Long Every semester it’s the same story. Students grudgingly enroll in math classes convinced they can’t succeed. “Many students will say, ‘I am not good at math’ or ‘I can’t do math,’” explained Keri Siler, professor, mathematics. “My response to them is ‘yet.’” That’s because Keri and so many of her teaching peers believe […]

Ryan Kasha Inspires a New Generation of Prospective...

Inspired by the College’s strategic plan and mission to foster greater connections within Central Florida’s educational ecosystem, Mathematics Professor Ryan Kasha heeded West and Downtown Campus President Falecia Williams’ call to participate in Teach-In, an opportunity for Valencia faculty and staff to teach at an area elementary, middle or high school. Below is Ryan’s reflection about […]

Wendy Toscano Uses Synchronous Learning to Provide...

Wendy Toscano, professor, paralegal studies, is the first professor at Valencia to teach using a new technology, synchronous learning, that allows her to teach her class on East Campus, while reaching students at Osceola campus at the same time. This is part of a pilot program brought to Valencia via the Title V Osceola grant […]