RFP for the UCF Summer Faculty Development Conference 2018
May 7-10, 2018
8am – 5 pm
The Summer Faculty Development Conference is a four-day event in which faculty participants attend workshop sessions and are provided with time to develop individual projects. Experiential Learning will provide $800/person grants for faculty who complete all requirements for internship projects.
Participants will be expected to attend the entire conference (Monday through Thursday, May 7-10, from 8 am – 5 pm) to receive payment. Those who cannot attend all sessions on all four days are welcome to participate in as much of the conference as they are able but will not be eligible for a full stipend. This includes those who must miss to complete other university business.
Internship Track Proposals
Faculty members from all colleges are invited to apply for the Internship Track of the Summer Conference. Proposals can address, but are not limited to, transforming existing internship course syllabi, creating new internship course syllabi, assessing the impact of internship experience on students or curriculum content, as well as developing a research project concerning internships. Please consider exploring the conference theme: “Transforming Teaching.”
Service-Learning Track Proposals
While our emphasis in the past has been on helping individual faculty members and faculty teams to create new service-learning courses, please consider exploring the conference theme: “Transforming Teaching.” Service-learning veterans and newcomers are invited to participate in this process and collaborate to provide an interdisciplinary approach to engaged learning practices with the community.
Faculty members will receive support from staff in the following offices: Course Development & Web Services, Diversity and Inclusion, UCF Global, Experiential Learning, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Success of Women Faculty, Writing across the Curriculum, Library, Quality Enhancement Plan, and Instructional Resources. All will support exploration of teaching techniques and student participation activities that have proven effective in teaching these topics with multimedia or web supports, as well as in large or small class settings.