2018 Summer Faculty Development Conference
What’s Next: Integrative Learning for Professional and Civic Preparation
May 7 – 10, 2018
The Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) invites proposals for the FCTL Summer Conference: QEP Track. Eligible projects are those that articulate a clear connection to one or more of the three interventions addressed by the What’s Next: Integrative Learning for Professional and Civic Preparation QEP and that seek to improve undergraduate student learning at UCF. These interventions are:
Guidance & Information: Augmenting existing resources and developing new resources to encourage students early in (and throughout) their academic careers to identify professional and civic goals and to provide them with information that can help them develop integrated “3C’s” (curricular, co-curricular, and career-preparatory) pathways to reach those goals (e.g., orientation workshops, integrative-learning modules, advising materials, peer-mentoring programs, Web resources).
High-Impact Integrative Learning Experiences: We will fine tune existing curricular, co-curricular, and career-prep initiatives and develop new high-impact learning experiences that will help students develop transferable knowledge and cross-cutting skills throughout their time at UCF (e.g., undergraduate research projects, cornerstone courses, integrative-learning assignment sequences, study abroad, internships).
Metacognition & Self-Advocacy: We will embed opportunities for students to reflect upon, assess, and describe the knowledge and skills that they have acquired through their integrative-learning experiences so that they can leverage these skills as they face “what’s next” after UCF (e.g., eportfolios, capstone courses, mock interviews, launching materials). Participants may work as individuals, in department teams, or in interdisciplinary teams (e.g., professor, advisor, co-curricular).
For the 2018 conference, special consideration will be given to projects that seek to develop new high-impact learning experiences for majors, such as: capstone, undergraduate research, integrative-learning courses, internships or other experiential learning, study abroad, or service learning experiences.
If you are working in a team each member must submit an application to participate in the Summer Faculty Development Conference. You will also be asked to list the names of the other participants on your team.
Participants will be expected to report on their project on the final day of the conference.
To apply to participate in the QEP Track at the Summer Faculty Development Conference, download the application form and submit to the Office of the QEP (via email to QEP@ucf.edu) by no later than February 26, 2018.
To download the form: click here.