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Governance: Thank You Neal; Hello Al

After a fun year with our own DJ MLA, the one and only fiddlin’, YMCAin‘ Pennsylvania Neal — that’s Neal Phillips, our 2016 – 2017 Collegewide Faculty Association president — we pass the Faculty Association president baton to the rogue rockin’ Al Groccia, professor, mathematics, on the Osceola Campus. Al, a Valencia graduate, who started working at the College in 2001, will now lead the association from July […]

PREZ MEZZ: The Elaboration Station

A Message from Neal Phillips, Faculty Association President In this psychedelic, far-out video, our next stop on our Theatrical Thursday learning adventure is Elaboration Station! Together, we’ll learn about “peaceing” together our writing to ensure we effectively elaborate, by going from the general to specific. I hope these groovy tips are helpful for you in […]

PREZ MEZZ: Preparing for Final Exams

A Message from Neal Phillips, Faculty Association President With final exams approaching, here’s two apps that might be pretty helpful for students, one significantly more well-known than the other. EasyBib the app: That’s right, one can download EasyBib onto one’s Android phone or PDA by clicking here. It’s also available in the iTunes store. In […]

PREZ MEZZ: Commencement, Confirmation and Congratulations!

A Message from Neal Phillips, Faculty Association President A few quick but important hits getting you in the Monday Mindset! Commencement: It’s rapidly coming upon us — that’s right, the commencement ceremonies celebrating Valencia’s 50th year! If you haven’t reserved your attendance yet, make sure you do so. And know that EVERYONE must have a […]

PREZ MEZZ: The Impact of Play on Learning

A Message from Neal Phillips, Faculty Association President In this rollicking Theatrical Thursday, I play along with Humanities Professor Joanna Nazario Grzechowiak as she conducts her classroom in a playful manner, which is conducive to learning. So, I invite you to turn up your sound and play the video below as we learn about the […]

PREZ MEZZ: Education in the News

A Message from Neal Phillips, Faculty Association President Greetings faculty! Here’s the low-down on all things governance for Wednesday, February 15, 2017: National: You may have heard by now that the movie “Hidden Figures” has been nominated for some Academy Award categories. In addition, schools across the country are identifying the benefits to diversity education […]

PREZ MEZZ: Get Connected to Educational Apps

A Message from Neal Phillips, Faculty Association President Hey there tekkies! This week’s item isn’t just a PDA application or useful bit of software. Instead, it’s a clearinghouse of beneficial, educational apps as organized by Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Their database of educational apps contains free and paid tools that can help with everything and anything college […]

PREZ MEZZ: Innovation, Internships and Impact

A Message from Neal Phillips, Faculty Association President Good day! I hope you enjoy today’s Mindset Monday, which features information to inspire you as we begin a new week. Innovation: What does one get when one combines speed dating with money to study? Well, it’s the first ever Endowed Chair Speed Dating and Happy Hour on […]

PREZ MEZZ: Using Technology to Make a Personal Connection

A Message from Neal Phillips, Faculty Association President In this interstellar edition of Theatrical Thursday, I, Captain Neal Phillips of the Starship Enterprise, beam down to Valencia (with the help of Star Trek technology) to speak with Mathematics Professor Julia Nudel about how she uses technology to engage and connect with her students. I hope […]

PREZ MEZZ: Education in the News

A Message from Neal Phillips, Faculty Association President As educators, it’s important we stay up to date with the news on education. To make your life a little easier, I’ve provided a few updates below: National: It seems that the latest research is showing a relationship between experience with diversity and its effect on cognitive […]