UCF’s Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, a participant in the UCF Core Commitments projects, is the center for faculty development activities at UCF. With support from AAC&U, we have created faculty development tracks and course innovation projects to incorporate Core Commitments content into targeted UCF courses in multiple disciplines.
Our first “Core Commitments” track during the 2007 Summer Faculty Development Conference at UCF was held from April 30-May 3, 2007 at the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL). Faculty participants from the UCF Departments of Philosophy, Political Science, Health Professions, and Engineering created Core Commitments course content for specific courses in these disciplines or departments.
During the Winter 2007 FCTL Faculty Development Conference, the Core Commitments grant project funded several faculty members who are interested in adding Core Commitments content for their courses. In addition, a spring 2008 Course Innovation Project involved creating a core of information for the development of content for faculty by faculty on “What Every Faculty Member Should Know About Academic Ethics.” This project continued throughout the Summer 2008 Faculty Development Conference (from April 29-May 2, 2008). Please see http://nstanlick.googlepages.com/academicintegrityatucf for information about the Summer and Winter 2007 Faculty Development Conferences, the spring 2008 Course Innovation Project, and the Summer 2008 Faculty Development Conferences.