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Learning Council Converges on Strategies That Advance Equity

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 During the Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Learning Council meeting, members provided feedback on the Honors Design Team recommendations as well as on the draft definitions of several equity-related terms. The group also debriefed on the anti-racist conversation from the March meeting, engaged with an update on the Focused Inquiry Team (FIT) […]

Learning Council Applies Equity Lens and Identifies...

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 During the March Learning Council meeting, members collaborated to apply and enhance their current racial equity knowledge and ability by assessing a Valencia policy using anti-racist criteria. They also supported the institutional planning process (in particular, the learning plan) by identifying strengths and opportunities in key features of our student success […]

Learning Council Puts Its Equity Lens to Work

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 The Learning Council convened on Thursday, February 4, 2021, to continue the group’s capacity building in advancing racial equity; apply members’ current racial equity knowledge and ability in several ways, including institutional plan ideation; and engage with updates on the Council’s commissioned work. The group began the meeting by congratulating Executive […]

Learning Council Focused on Its Development and Welcomed...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Given the unconventional fall term, the Learning Council thought it would be helpful to provide a synthesis of its efforts in late fall, representing the work of its October, November, and December meetings. The council welcomed its 13 new members* in October. Stanton Reed, accounting professor and Learning Council co-chair and Michelle Foster, dean, academic […]

Learning Council Revisits Priorities, Discusses Equity

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 The Learning Council met on Thursday, September 3, 2020, via Zoom. John Niss, professor of mathematics and now interim executive dean of the Winter Park campus, kicked off the meeting by requesting that the Council vote on commissioning a standing committee on instructional materials. The formation of this group was one of […]

Learning Council Seeks Additional Faculty Representatives

Thursday, August 27, 2020 During the Learning Council’s July meeting, focused entirely on racial equity, members called attention to the composition of the Learning Council itself, particularly the lack of racial diversity among the current membership. This led to a broader discussion about membership, recalling determinations made in September 2018 regarding the Council’s size and composition. Members […]

Learning Council Reflects on the College’s Response to...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020  On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Learning Council held its first full meeting since our abrupt move to remote learning and work. Given the hectic pace of many of our lives and the uncertainty that characterizes this moment in time, the Zoom-based gathering began with a three-minute grounding, centering exercise, guided by […]

Learning Council Offers Encouragement

By John Niss, Professor, Mathematics Learning Council met on Thursday, March 26, 2020, despite the unusual circumstances. We used an abbreviated format on Zoom as an informal way to stay connected, offer support and congratulations and to celebrate what we have learned in the last weeks. The meeting was also “opt-in,” as we understood that council […]

Learning Council Endorses New Assessment Model and...

Just days after faculty approved the Program Learning Outcomes Assessment (PLOA) Model at the PLOA Summit, the Thursday, January 30, 2020, Learning Council meeting dedicated considerable time and attention to this important work. John Niss, Learning Council co-chair and Faculty Association past president, and Wendi Dew, assistant vice president, teaching and learning, provided council members with an […]

Learning Council Continues Conversation on Equity

During the Thursday, November, 7, 2019, Learning Council meeting, held on the Osceola Campus, council members continued the conversation on equity that was the focus of the October meeting, drawing on feedback shared by Valencia faculty members during Destination and the nearly 200 faculty and staff members who engaged in the student outcomes campus forums facilitated […]