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 gerardo.santiago@ucf.edu


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 farrell.calabrese@ucf.edu 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 compliance.ucf.edu.

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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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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Hispanic Serving Institutions: An Introduction with Dr. Cyndia Muñiz

As of Fall 2016, 25% of the UCF student body identifies as Hispanic/Latino, placing UCF on the cusp of federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). This session will provide a general overview of the Developing HSI Program, as well as explore the ways in which UCF faculty and staff members can help cultivate an inclusive HSI culture.

Dr. Muñiz is the Assistant Director of MASS and President of LaFaSA here at UCF.

  • Tuesday, February 7 from 1-2pm in Global UCF room 101


For full flyer, click here.

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Spring 2017 Unity Star courses are here!

See the schedule here!

Please note we’ll be rolling out a new registration system sometime this semester, but for now, registration is the same: Faculty, USPS, A&P register on MyUCF, OPS and students register by emailing diverse@ucf.edu with their name, UCFID, course title and date.

We’re looking forward to a great semester!

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UCF Named 2016 HEED Award Winner

insightClink on the link provided to read more about the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for excellence in diversity and inclusion work.

Insight into Diversity – HEED Award




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“BE YOU” Story Project

The UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is continuing the “BE YOU” Storytelling Project – the sharing of the life stories of our diverse students, faculty and staff in our semester newsletter, as well as at campus events. Every member of the UCF community brings their own life story and combination of identities and experiences to our campus, and UCF is the richer for it.

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