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Encourage Students to Use Our Distance Tutoring Services

Friday, August 28, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses As you know, the College’s student services have moved online, and that includes our academic tutoring. Now, students can easily access Valencia’s free distance tutoring services online via Zoom using their computers or mobile devices. Our Valencia tutors are […]

Students Get a Glimpse Into Valencia’s Online Courses 2

Tuesday, August 14, 2020 As shared last week, many students may feel apprehensive about a mostly online fall semester. To put students’ minds at ease, we asked a few seasoned online faculty members to create a brief video to introduce themselves to students and give them a glimpse of their online courses. In this way, […]

Students Get a Glimpse Into Valencia’s Online Courses

Monday, August 10, 2020 As you may imagine, students may feel apprehensive about a mostly online fall semester. To put students’ minds at ease, we asked a few seasoned online faculty members to create a brief video to introduce themselves to students and give them a glimpse of their online courses. In this way, we […]

Everything Looks Different Online, Including Disability A...

Thursday, July 30, 2020 A Message from Deborah Larew, Director, Students with Disabilities The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) has received a lot of questions concerning how accommodations might be different in the online environment compared to the face-to-face environment. Most accommodations will look the same; however, there are a few differences. Accommodations such as additional […]

Teaching Through the Coronavirus, Together: Using...

Thursday, June 25, 2020 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning and Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs  On Monday, May 25, 2020, exactly one month ago, George Floyd died at the age of 46 while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after enduring a police officer’s knee on his neck […]

It Was The Best of Times; And Then There Was COVID-19

Thursday, May 14, 2020 By Bob Gessner, Dean, Science The West Campus Science Division was in full stride during the Spring 2020 term. Many of our full-time and part-time science professors had earned their Digital Professor Certification or Active Learning Certification or were taking Faculty Development courses for these certifications. Our lab science professors had spent years developing lab experiences for […]

Boris Nguyen Shares Experience Transitioning to Teaching...

Thursday, May 14, 2020 By Boris Nguyen, Professor, Mathematics For a classroom instructor at Valencia for the past 22 years, the switch to online education is a source of renewal, optimism and comfort. I am very proud that the institution I serve moved quickly and adapted to protect students and employees from physical harm while maintaining […]

Keeping the Human Component Alive Through Online Courses

Thursday, May 7, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses What seemed inconceivable in early March 2020 is now a daily reality for many professors: converting face-to-face courses into virtual classrooms. Professors are learning and using various technologies such as webpages, videos, YouTube, podcasts, blogs, Skype, Zoom and more. […]

Faculty Highlight: Cathy Mestre Enhances Online Learning

By Claudia Zequeira Thursday, April 30, 2020  As a veteran instructor, Cathy Mestre, professor, paralegal studies, has seen her share of change and witnessed many of the College’s growing pains. But nothing prepared her for a pandemic in the 21st century. Like most of us, shortly after Spring Break 2020, Cathy was told she had to […]

An Update on the ‘We’re in this...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Since Wednesday, March 25, 2020, more than 250 Valencia employees from across the College have been calling students who are enrolled in face-to-face and mixed-mode courses as part of the “We’re in this Together” campaign. Callers are chatting about the move of our courses online, sharing the resources available to help students […]