Upcoming Events for the Office of Faculty Enhancement

Frankly Fridays

Frankly Friday - Gender Gap in Promotion and Tenure

Friday, October 09, 2015
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Faculty Lounge Bldg 16/Room4201

The Promotion and Tenure process at UNF is designed in a way to reduce bias and provide a fair chance for any qualified professor to receive tenure. A recent Stanford University study on the promotion and tenure process revealed that, given comparable research productivity, women assistant professors were in some cases 50% less likely to receive positive tenure decisions than were their male counterparts. At UNF, the differences are much smaller, with 90% of men and 88% of women receiving tenure. As part of a recent Campus Climate survey at UNF, when faculty and staff were asked whether there were discriminatory practices involved in the promotion and tenure process, 18% indicated some bias whereas 82% indicated no bias.

We invite you to join the discussion. How should UNF address concerns over the gender gap in the P&T process?
OFE will provide the coffee and pastries.

RSVP  ofe@unf.edu


Faculty Development Teaching Grant Panel

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: OFE Conference Room, Bldg 16/Room 3111

Applications for Summer 2015 funding for Faculty Development Teaching Grants are   due on October 16, 2015 . To assist faculty in preparing grant applications, the Faculty Enhancement Committee and the Office of Faculty Enhancement will host a Teaching Grant Panel to answer questions regarding the review process and evaluation criteria for the program. Faculty interested in submitting a Faculty Development Teaching Grant are encouraged to attend. For more information on faculty development grants, visit the website below.




RSVP to ofe@unf.edu

Critical Thinking

Testing Critical Thinking using Multiple Choice Questions

Friday, October 30, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Biological Sciences Bldg 59/Room 2701

Teaching and assessing critical thinking in student work is a priority for many faculty. Faculty typically assess critical thinkingthrough  essay  test questions and lengthy assignments,  both of  which are time consuming to grade. Multiple choice questions are quick to grade but typically are constructed to test recall and comprehension.  This  workshop will provide guidance and practice in crafting multiple-choice te s t items that assess higher-order and critical thinking skills of analysis and evaluation.  Participants are asked to post (up to 5) example critical thinking multiple choice questions prior to joining the  workshop To post your questions, copy the file to this link:  https://www.dropbox.com/request/xsBsh8c3tEK9b6qO8OUy


This event will be especially helpful to those teaching General Education courses that satisfy the Critical Thinking requirement.


RSVP to ofe@unf.edu