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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 […]

Learning Council Focuses on Equity During October Meeting

Equity took center stage at the Thursday, October 3, 2019, meeting of the Learning Council. In fact, more than two thirds of the meeting time was devoted to the topic of equity, centered primarily on feedback and recommendations shared by Valencia faculty during Destination 2019. Falecia Williams, president, West and Downtown Campuses, Wendi Dew, assistant vice […]

Learning Council Analyzes New Structure and Reviews...

With the September 2018 change of the Learning Council’s size and composition to better meet its mission, the Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Learning Council meeting kicked off with a discussion on how the new structure is working and suggestions on how to make the most of future meetings. Council members shared suggestions such as: provide opportunities to […]

Academic Integrity, Faculty Engagement and Focused...

The Learning Council meeting, held Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Lake Nona Campus, addressed three main areas: academic integrity, part-time and annually appointed faculty engagement, and the ongoing student outcomes initiative. Academic Integrity Recommendations Val Woldman, professor, humanities, and Linda Neal, dean, communications, presented recommendations on behalf of the Academic Integrity work team to address the […]

Training Recommendations for New Part-time and Annually...

The Part-time and Annually Appointed Faculty work team recommended creating a New Faculty Institute, a mentoring model and a program tailored to annually appointed faculty development, as well as revising the Associate Faculty Certification model during the Learning Council (LC) meeting on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, on the West Campus. New Faculty Institute The first recommendation, to create a […]

Learning Leadership and Executive Councils Renamed

The Learning Leadership Council and the Executive Council have new names — the Learning Council and the Leadership Forum — to better reflect their missions. The changes were announced in the Learning Council meeting on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, on the East Campus. During the meeting, Al Groccia, professor, mathematics, and Joan Tiller, interim vice president, academic […]