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Let’s Talk about Fall!

Friday, June 26, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses Please join your colleagues on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, from 1 — 2 p.m. for a Zoom discussion focused on Getting Ready for Fall, hosted by Osceola Campus Mathematics Professor Al Groccia. This is an opportunity for interested faculty and staff from […]

Important Dates to Lead a Short-Term Study Abroad in 2015

A message from Jennifer Robertson, Director of Study Abroad and Global Experiences Dear Faculty, If you intend to submit a proposal to lead a short-term study abroad program in 2015, please note the following: The first step in the process is to submit a Request for International Travel Form.  You must have this form signed […]

May 2013 Kudos

May 12th-18th Two Adjunct Professors Honored at Winter Park Excellence in Learning Awards Ceremony By Aaron Bergeson At this year’s Winter Park Excellence in Learning Awards Ceremony, two adjunct instructors were nominated by students and employees to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award for demonstrating a commitment to learning. Anthony Baker, who teaches English and […]

Test New Technologies with Valencia’s Innovation Stations

Now at each Center for Teaching/Learning Innovation, faculty can take advantage of the recently installed Innovation Stations, which are computers that are designated to display the latest innovative technologies. Fueled by ideas from faculty in Circles of Innovation and in collaboration with the office of information technology and faculty development, the goal of this space […]

Osceola Center for Teaching/Learning Innovation Open House

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona After the Building 4 Dedication Ceremony on April 11, 2013, check out the new Center for Teaching/Learning Innovation in its new location in Building 4, tour the Green Room, and learn more about some of the exciting and innovative things happening at the […]

Students with Psychological Disabilities – What Faculty...

By Deb Larew There may be students with psychological disabilities in your classrooms who have a variety of symptoms that may or may not be obvious. They may show signs ranging from inattentiveness, depression, and disturbed thought processes, to more overt symptoms due to a variety of conditions. The functional college student, even with psychological […]

Apply Now for a 2013/14 Endowed Chair

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013/14 Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership Program. The endowed chair program provides resources to full-time, tenured faculty for the advancement of instruction and learning. This year, the Valencia Foundation is offering 38 endowed chairs, totaling $173,800. Learning Leadership Chairs have been established in two categories. Category I chairs […]

Interested in Teaching Student Success?

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The Osceola Campus will host a Step-by-Step SLS 1122 (Student Success), SLS 1201 (Personal Development) and SLS 1101 (College Survival Skills) training session on Friday, April 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in 1-219B. The training is designed to introduce interested faculty […]

Have you met this student? Tips for Teaching Students...

By Trish Anderson, Coordinator of Disability Support Services, East Campus They’ve been called “odd ducks,” “eccentrics” or “little professors.” Now these often brilliant but socially awkward students, diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, are flocking to postsecondary classrooms in greater numbers than ever before. Sometimes referred to as “high-functioning autism,” Asperger Syndrome is a developmental disorder that […]

Featured Colleague – Christina Hardin

Christina Hardin, professor of English and division coordinator for communication and humanities at the Osceola Campus, said that the single most important lesson students can take away from her class is the understanding that they are responsible for the outcomes of their lives. “Every decision [students] make will ultimately impact who they become in this […]