We are excited to announce that S. Kent Butler, Ph.D. is joining the Faculty Excellence team in January as a Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence. Learn more about this program at UCF Faculty Fellows for Inclusive Excellence.

One of the five pillars of UCF’s Institutionalization of our Collective Impact Strategic Plan is our promise to recruit, cultivate, and retain exceptional and diverse faculty, students, and staff. Achieving these goals will require the engagement and support of the entire UCF community as we continue to cultivate an inclusive and supportive university community. The active participation of faculty members will be especially vital in achieving these goals.

Faculty Excellence is seeking two (2) Faculty Fellows for Inclusive Excellence, who demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, beginning Spring 2018, through the 2018-19 academic year with the potential for a summer appointment during the 2018-19 year. The Fellows will lead the development and implementation of an inclusive excellence plan under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Dooley, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, and Dr. Jana Jasinski, Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence.

Aligned with the COACHE nature of work and allowance of course release to pursue innovative activities, Faculty Excellence will transfer to the Fellows’ home unit up to $10,000 per academic year for course replacement costs. It is expected that a Fellow with teaching assignments will be released in whole or part from their instructional duties. Each Fellow will also receive an annual $5,000 stipend.