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Professional Skills Modules

Professional skills, also known as "soft" skills, are crucial to one's success in almost any professional environment, but are not often explicitly taught. To answer this need, the Office of Experiential Learning created several tutorials (or "modules") that will help students become proficient. These modules can be used as stand-alone assignments in a face-to-face course or can be integrated into a Webcourses course. Currently, we offer the following:
Working on Effective Teams

Analyze the roles played by members of a team. Assess personal role preferences within a team and learn how to use your strengths to adapt to others. Discover how effective teams accomplish goals.

Making Ethical Decisions

Learn about definitions, concepts, and conflicts in workplace ethics while gaining personal insight into your own ethical values.

Making the Most of Your Co-op or Internship Experience

Students will identify the stages of development in an internship or co-op experience and will learn about ways to maximize the benefits of this type of unique learning opportunity. 

Poverty

Students will explore two different theories on poverty, become familiar with the stories of regular people who are living on the threshold of homelessness, examine and reflect on the current poverty lines defined by U.S. government, and challenge stereotypes held about people living in poverty and homelessness.

Additional modules will be available in the coming months. If you have ideas for modules that could be useful, please contact Ulla Isaac.

Working on Effective Teams

You will come away with and understanding of the meaning of sustainability, recognize and reflect on the effects sustainability has on you as an individual, on UCF, and on a service site, and reflect on and challenge sustainability issues. NOTE: Additional modules will be available in the coming months.

How to Access the Modules:

If the module was assigned by a faculty member, s/he will provide a direct link for your use. CAUTION: If you use the above link instead of the one your professor assigns, your completion of the module will not be recorded on his or her roster, and you may not earn credit for it. However, if you have not been assigned a module by a specific instructor and are interested in exploring it on your own, you may access the module using the links above. For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ page.