UCF International Week – Nov 13-17

UCF Global invites faculty, staff and students to celebrate International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 13 – 17, 2017.


International Education Week is a joint initiative between the U.S. Departments of State and Education, recognizing the benefits of international education and exchange across campuses worldwide. A series of events will take place across campus highlighting international affairs, cultural diversity and the positive impact the international community has made on Central Florida.


One of the events is the 10th Annual International Breakfast. In collaboration with Global Perspectives, the program will cover the importance of globalization in today’s world.


The breakfast will take place in the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom on Nov. 13, 8-10:30 a.m., with featured keynote speaker Lieutenant General (Ret.) Mark Hertling, former Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, who is currently leading programs for Global Partnering, Leadership Development and Health Performance Strategies at Florida Hospital in Orlando. He will be accompanied by UCF’s very own Dr. Timothy Hawthorne and Dr. Maria Santana. This year’s presentation has been refreshed to resemble a TED-style talk and we hope you can join us for the event.


Tickets are $25 per person or $250 for a table of 10. To secure tickets through UCF Global, please contact Gerardo Santiago at


If your department or division is planning to host an event during IEW, UCF Global will be promoting the week’s events online and through social media. We would be excited to share your events on our channels. Please email with times, dates and locations. You can also tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@UCFInternational), and we encourage everyone to use the #UCFIEW17 and #GlobalKnights hashtags in your posts.


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New UCF Employee Code of Conduct

University Compliance, Ethics, and Risk is very pleased to announce the UCF Employee Code of Conduct now available online

There are many laws, regulations, UCF policies, and ethical standards that we, as employees, are already expected to follow. The purpose of the UCF Employee Code of Conduct is to provide one guiding document that highlights many of these requirements and that can serve as a resource for employees when faced with questions or ethical dilemmas.


All employees are required to follow the UCF Employee Code of Conduct. Online training is available to assist employees in becoming familiar with the provisions of the Code of Conduct.

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UCF Honors Veterans in November

UCF will host several events in November to recognize and honor the service of our Veterans during national Veterans Month:


  • Nov 2nd Noon to 1:30pm Lunch provided. CSEL 121

Breaking Contact: Soldier to Civilian, a Success Story

By Dr. Bryce Carpenter, Educational Outreach Programs Officer



  • November 16 – 4:00PM – 5:30PM CNH 146

Military 101 An Introduction to the American Armed Forces

Army Veteran Dr. Barbara Gannon and Marine Corps Veteran John Grande will host this workshop which focuses on the history, structure, and current issues of the United States Military branches. Dr. Barbara Gannon is an Associate Professor in the History Department at UCF. An Army veteran herself, Gannon has published several critically acclaimed books focused on military history, veterans, and the American Civil War. John Grande is the Project Manager of the University of Central Florida Community Veterans History Project, a project focused on collecting veteran’s stories. He is also a four year veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

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UCF Partners with Excelencia for Latino Student Success

  UCF joined 8 teams from nationally-selected institutions and Excelencia in Education in Washington, D.C. to engage in a session to continue work on this national project to examine institutional practices and outcomes aimed at accelerating Latino student college completion. During our time together we engaged in three core activities. The first was a meeting of trendsetting institutions framing their strategies for serving Latino students. Second was our annual celebration recognizing evidence-based practices significantly increasing Latino student success in higher education. The third convened practitioners, funders, and advocates as for Latino student success sharing and learning together what works and what more we may do together. 


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Faculty “Be You” Storytelling – Dr. Olga Molina

Cuban-born Dr. Olga Molina will be discussing her experiences as a Latina Immigrant and her passion for culturally competent social work practice.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Teaching Academy 130 – 2-3 pm. Cookies Provided!


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On behalf of the Latino Faculty & Staff Association, join us as we host a webinar presented by the 2017 NASPA Region I Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 12pm-1pm.  The webinar will be streamed in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Classroom located in Classroom Building 1 at the Orlando Campus.

Below is a description of the webinar:


Wednesday, August 2nd 12pm-1pm EST

This webinar will give everyone a foundation on where the terms Latinx, Latin@, and Latina/o come from. All participants will have a better sense of what these terms mean. Participants will also have an opportunity to dialogue with panelists through a facilitated discussion, to develop their perspective and hear from others. This is intended as an educational opportunity to build a foundation around these terms, in order to foster inclusivity within our community. Allies are welcome!


Please email Justin Andrade to RSVP.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to support our Latina/o/x students and campus community. Feel free to bring your lunch!


Mirror/Echo/Tilt visits UCF this October

You’re invited to the following performance of Mirror/Echo/Tilt on October 12, 2017 from 1:30-2:45pm in Classroom Building 1 room 212.

Please email Dr. M.C. Santana if you want to participate or if you plan to bring your class.
Mirror/Echo/Tilt is a project created in collaboration with people who are court-involved, formerly incarcerated, or otherwise affected by the criminal justice system. Through a curriculum based on visual storytelling, participants translate personal narratives into performance in order to replace a culturally embedded conception of criminality with new language so that the mind and body may think, feel, and move in a way not defined by their previous experience with incarceration. Our goal is to facilitate participants’ agency to tell their own stories and ultimately, reframe existing narratives defining the “criminal.”

This work is invested in reframing narratives around the criminal justice system with and for court-involved participants, but in order to effect change in this pressing arena, there is a need to undo the dominant story and language for everyone, regardless of one’s proximity to the system. As such, please join the artist in a public-participatory, performance workshop which will model the same curriculum.

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SEED offers group professional development in explorative space

24 faculty and staff members gathered for one afternoon each month this past academic year for self-reflection, respectful group dialogues, and introspective approaches to difficult diversity and inclusion topics.

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Summer 2017 workshops are open!

Unity Star Summer 2017 Schedule


To register for these courses: Faculty, USPS, A&P register on MyUCF, OPS and students register by emailing with their name, UCFID, course title and date.

We’re looking forward to a great semester!

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