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Reshaping Reality in the Classroom With James May

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses It may come as no surprise that Professor of English for Academic Purposes James May, who is also a leader for Circles of Innovation, continuously integrates emerging technology into his curriculum. As a part of the Dr. P. Phillips Foundation Chair in Free Enterprise […]

April 2016 Kudos

Week of April 24 – 30, 2016 Valencia Faculty and Staff Awarded for Developing Innovative Courses Congratulations to faculty and staff who were involved in creating the courses, Freshmen Composition 1 and Computer Maintenance Essentials, for their award-winning work. Faculty and staff involved in developing these courses have been named Blackboard Exemplary Course Award winners, which recognizes faculty and course […]

Take the Circles of Innovation “Smile Back Challenge”...

James May, professor of ESL and faculty fellow for innovation and technology, has issued a collegewide challenge. He’s asking each of us to partner with Circles of Innovation to promote the “Smile Back Challenge.” “We should see faces, not spaces in our communications with each other,” he says. The “spaces” he’s referring to are the […]

Meet the Faculty and Instructional Development Faculty Fe...

Meet the Faculty and Instructional Development Faculty Fellows who enhance teaching and learning through the campus-based Centers for Teaching/Learning Innovation. Karen Cowden, Professor of Reading/Faculty Fellow, West Campus Karen Cowden welcomes current and new faculty to Valencia-style teaching using critical thinking conversations deeply steeped in fun and emerging technology and best practices to improve their […]

“Circles of Innovation” Destination Track Crowdsources...

By James May, Professor of English as a Second Language Circles of Innovation (Circles) is designed to create both digital and physical spaces where self-directed faculty, those driven by a sense of mastery and common purpose, can come to mingle, contribute, collaborate, solve problems and create new forms of “Great Teaching.” Circles is “where good […]

Valencia Leaders Share Personal Stories During Pivot 180...

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the PIVOT 180 cohort met for its fourth session focused on the importance of creating a support structure. The workplace has evolved to include unprecedented diversity, complexity and opportunity. Navigating challenges is made easier through developing a strong support structure. A distinguished panel of Valencia leaders came to share their […]

April 2014 Kudos

Keith Houck and Valencia’s Sustainability Successes Recognized by SACUBO Congratulations to Keith Houck, vice president, operations and finance, who received the Distinguished Service Award  from the Southern Association for College and University Business Officers (SACUBO) at its annual meeting earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas. SACUBO was founded in 1928 and represents the colleges […]

November 2013 Kudos

Week of November 17th – 23rd The Lake Nona Campus Gets a “Shout Out” on Fox 35 A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Fox 35 picked Lake Nona High School as its “Cool School of the Week.” The school’s proximity to Valencia’s Lake Nona Campus, as well as our […]

Teaching in Our Students’ World – Are you a Digital Ambas...

By James May According to the Pew Foundation almost half (46 percent) of American adults owned smartphones as of February 2012. According to Neilson, in June, 54.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers owned smartphones. Add to this the fact that two out of three people who have purchased a new phone in the last three […]