Spring 2018 QEP-Sponsored Course Designation Workshop


January 2, 2018

Develop or revamp your course to gain the Integrative-Learning Experience (IE), Research Intensive (RI), or Service-Learning (SL) designation in this five-session workshop. Meeting Times: Five Friday mornings (Jan 26, Feb 16, Mar 2, Mar 30, and Apr 20) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: UCF Main Campus – Teaching Academy (TA201) Grant: $250 for […]

Spring 2018 QEP Transfer Student Success Workshop Series

November 29, 2017

Office of Transfer & Transition Services The QEP-sponsored Transfer Student Success Workshop Series seeks to help undergraduate faculty recognize the challenges facing transfer students and equip them with techniques to promote student success in the major and beyond. We are seeking faculty who want to help improve our transfer student experience through participating in this […]

Introducing the UX Lab @ UCF: Training Students How to Enhance User Experience


November 7, 2017

User experience (UX) encompasses all aspects of an end-user’s interaction with technology, and is one of the fastest growing career paths in the tech industry. In 2016, Dr. Pamela Wisniewski was awarded a Program Innovation Award by UCF’s Quality Enhancement Plan to create the UX Lab @ UCF. The UX Lab gives UCF undergraduate and […]

Knights of Distinction Student Highlight: Rachael Rothstein-Safra

September 20, 2017

The Knights of Distinction Program is designed to help students connect the dots between their experiences in the classroom and those outside the classroom. The program encourages students to set post-graduation goals and develop a plan to meet them. Knights of Distinction emphasizes the importance of participating in integrative experiences that allow students to draw […]

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Fall Workshops

August 21, 2017

From mechanical engineering and biomedical sciences to marketing and theatre, undergraduates are conducting research with faculty in all UCF academic departments. Participating in this hands-on experience can prepare students for their post-graduation plans, whether they want to continue their education or dive right into their careers! The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is committed to […]

What’s Next Integrative Learning Scholarship Student Highlights

August 17, 2017

This year, the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) offered the What’s Next: Integrative Learning Scholarship to undergraduate students for the first time. This annual scholarship offers up to $1,000 for students who demonstrate excellence in high-impact integrative learning such as undergraduate research, internships, peer mentoring, living learning communities, etc., and who were able to demonstrate their […]

2017 Program Innovation & Enhancement Awards

May 22, 2017

2017 Program Innovation Awards: Title: Augmentation and Amplification of the new Plant Science Track in Biology through Integrative Learning Experiences Award Type: Program Innovation Amount Funded: $10,000.00 Project Lead: Rani Vajravelu (Biology) Other Members: Eric Hoffman, Chase Mason, Laurie von Kalm (Biology)  A separate Plant Science Track has recently been enacted (fall 2016) in the […]

From Novice Researcher to Judges’ Choice Award Winner: One Student’s Experience with Undergraduate Research

May 16, 2017

Participating in undergraduate research provides students with integrative learning opportunities where they connect the dots between the skills they learn in the classroom and real-world experiences outside of the classroom. Forums such as UCF’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) give students a chance to share their work with diverse audiences. Students explain their research […]

What’s Next Student Fellows Research Integrative Learning

May 10, 2017

This year, What’s Next Student Fellows, Courtney Handy and Coral Nimz not only helped us develop programming and resources for integrative learning, they also conducted their own research project, “Connecting the Dots: Identifying Particular Challenges which Correlate with a Decreased Likelihood of Student Extra- and Co-Curricular Involvement,” which they presented at the 2017 UCF Showcase […]

More than $180,000 awarded to UCF undergraduate integrative learning projects

This year, the UCF Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) continued the Faculty Awards Program, supporting 25 exciting faculty and staff projects focused on helping undergraduate students prepare for success after college. Proposals were judged — in two categories Enhancement and Program Innovation — based on their ability to advance the QEP’s theme “What’s […]