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Wendy Givoglu and Rob McCaffrey Assume New Leadership Roles

As the seasons of leadership at Valencia College change, East and Winter Park Campuses are embracing new leadership with the appointment of Wendy Givoglu as the interim campus president. With 21 years of experience at Valencia College, a proven commitment to advancing Valencia’s mission, deep connections to the Central Florida community and an educational background […]

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 […]

Art Comes “Alive” in Rob McCaffrey’s New...

Click on the collage for a better view of augmented reality technology in action. By Wendy Jo Moyer Artistic. High tech. The art of the future. On Friday, September 11, 2015, approximately 100 faculty, staff, students, actors and the community gathered for a reception held at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on East Campus to […]

Faculty Governance Updates – April 2013

By Rob McCaffrey Online Catalog For the first time ever, our college catalog will exist primarily as an online document. Although not officially announced yet, the catalog is live at Please feel free to check it out. If you notice anything quirky—for instance, if it fails to correctly search for something you think it should […]

Faculty Governance Updates – March 2013

By Rob McCaffrey Faculty Association VP Nominations At our March meeting, members of the Faculty Council nominated three people for the role of Faculty Association vice president. This person, once chosen, will follow our incoming president, Deidre Holmes DuBois in administering the business of the association. The nominees are Carl Creasman (professor of history), Christina […]

Faculty Governance Updates, February 2013

By Rob McCaffrey My time in this role is coming to an end soon. I’m already preparing for summer classes and looking forward to teaching again. Nominations for the next Faculty Association president (for 2014/15) are due on Thursday, March 14. Any of the current members of Faculty Council are eligible, as well as members who served […]

Faculty Governance Updates, January 2013 (Part 2)

By Rob McCaffrey Faculty Conversations Recap We have concluded the set of four receptions intended to discuss important matters of faculty interest. I received a few requests to “live-stream” these meetings from people who couldn’t make any of the scheduled times. Although we didn’t want to change the casual setting of the conversations by having […]

Gen Ed, Post-Tenure Review, and Other Faculty Issues to...

A Special Invitation from Sandy Shugart and Rob McCaffrey Higher education is much in the news and in policy conversations across the country and in Florida. As a result, there are an unusual number of issues coming at the college, and especially the faculty. Please join us and your campus and faculty leadership for an evening […]

College Update – November 2012

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Colleagues, As we approach the holiday season, I want to thank all of you for a fine fall term and bring you a few thoughts by way of update on issues affecting the college. Ten Thousand Dollar Degree – You may have read or […]

Enrollment Planning – Looking Ahead to Next Year

By Rob McCaffrey A recurring responsibility of the campus presidents over the last month has been to craft an enrollment plan. The superficial goal that you will see as a result of this will be a year-long schedule in place as early as fall of 2013. The underlying goal is to smooth out some of the […]