Upcoming Events for the Office of Faculty Enhancement


Promotion & Tenure Panel

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Talon Room, Bldg 16, Rm 4202

Please join faculty from across the campus for the annual Promotion and Tenure Panel discussion. Dr. Earle Traynham, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, along with representatives of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee and faculty from across the campus will discuss the criteria for the awarding of promotion and tenure and will address the many factors that are involved in successfully navigating the tenure and promotion process. Assistant, Associate, and new faculty members are especially encouraged to attend. A reception will be held following the event in the Faculty Lounge.

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Links to Promotion & Tenure Panel Handouts

Footnote 13/Article 19 

P & T Do's & Dont's  

P & T Brochure for Faculty



Beyond the ISQ: New Models, New Methods

Friday, April 10, 2015
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Bldg 12, Room 2405

In the Fall of 2013, UNF moved to a fully online ISQ process. The online administration of the ISQ raised concerns about response rates and the validity of this form of administration. In this session, the Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) will present evidence from a comparison of online administration to face-to-face administration of the ISQ. In addition, faculty will discuss different ways to demonstrate teaching effectiveness and student learning that go beyond the use of the ISQ. Topics will include quantitative approaches to learning data, pre-post strategies, and qualitative assessment of evidence of student learning. Participants will be encouraged to find strategies that will work in their own courses to demonstrate teaching effectiveness and provide assessment of student learning. Faculty are encouraged to come and join the discussion. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to  ofe@unf.edu.


Building 2, Room 2002

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Admission is free. Lunch provided for those who RSVP

Frankly Fridays

Frankly Friday: The Soul of Higher Education

Friday, April 10, 2015
9:30am - 10:30am

Location: Faculty Lounge, Bldg 16, Rm 4201

In 2011, the Governor Rick Scott called on institutions of Higher Education in Florida to focus on producing more graduates in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and said that the State probably did not need more Anthropology majors. The stated goal of this reform was to produce students who have degrees where jobs are available. The increased emphasis on the college degree serving to provide job opportunities for graduates is a national trend. A  recent article  in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Berret reviews evidence that college students increasingly view the college degree as an avenue to financial success and consider less and less that a college degree serves to develop a meaningful philosophy of life. As the Florida Board of Governors focuses more on  performance metrics  to determine State funding, the university system has increased its focus on producing graduates with jobs. These trends challenge traditional notions of universities providing a broad liberal education for students. Come and discuss the implications of these trends and how they might affect UNF. The Office of Faculty Enhancement will provide coffee and breakfast items.

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