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Q&A with Dr. Sandy Shugart

From the Desk of Carl Creasman, Faculty Association President Academic Assembly is this Thursday, August 21, 2014, and the program for the day will include guest speaker, Michael Wesch, a well-known professor and researcher on topics relevant to social media, the digital age and its impact on education and learning environments. To allow for adequate […]

College Update — April 2014

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Colleagues, Please excuse the long silence between updates. I can’t recall a busier time in my life or Valencia’s. Respecting that observation, I will try to be brief. 1. Legislative Update — With just a week or so to go, the legislative session is […]

The Art and Spirit of Leadership: Peace and Justice...

By Abbie Potter Henry, Senior Instructional Assistant, Reading, at Osceola Campus Twenty-five Valencia faculty and staff members gathered Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, February 15, 2014, for an annual leadership retreat organized by Valencia’s Peace and Justice Initiative. The retreat focused on two books, “Leadership in the Crucible of Work” by Valencia President Dr. Sandy […]

Renown Social Architect and MacArthur “Genius Award”...

The Office of Student Affairs held its third annual Student Affairs Professional Development Conference, Thursday, February 27, 2014, on the West Campus. Keynoting the conference was “social architect” Bill Strickland (William E. Strickland, Jr.), president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation and author of “Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others […]

November 4 Governance Town Hall

A message from Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona If your schedule allows, please plan to join Dr. Shugart on Monday, November 4 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in 4-105 for a Governance Town Hall meeting to join in the conversation about our work to redesign our collaborative governance structure. Following his thorough review of […]

July 2013 Kudos

Week of July 28th – August 3rd Jeffrey Goltz Selected for UCF’s 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award Congratulations to our own Jeffrey Goltz, director of the Criminal Justice Institute, who has been selected as the recipient of the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award for the doctoral program in the public affairs category. […]

College Update – May 2013

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Colleagues, You may have already seen that the Board of Trustees approved freezing Valencia’s tuition for one more year at $99.06 per credit hour. I am pleased that we are able, for just one more year, to respond to the financial pressures our students […]

Online Courses – Review and Evaluation

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Valencia Community, Beginning next week, Valencia is launching a thorough review of our online course offerings, and would like to invite you to participate in this process. As you may know, online course offerings continue to rise in higher education throughout the nation, as […]

College Update – March 2013

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear College Community, Here are a few items by way of update: 1. Legislature – The Florida Legislature convened for its annual 60-day session about a week ago, and a number of interesting issues are already on the table. Dr. Bill Mullowney will be sharing detailed […]

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 […]