he University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees has allocated several hundred thousand dollars in recurring funds to support student engagement in transformational learning opportunities (TLOs). Full-time (non-visiting) faculty and staff from colleges, academic departments and programs, and other campus entities, may apply for a portion of these funds to support initiatives that are not funded through the regular budgeting process and that fit the University’s definition of transformational learning opportunities. more...
The Finish Strong campaign begins with helping students to learn how to learn: how to study effectively, how to manage time, and how to plan the right academic path so that they can complete their degree on time. UNF’s highly-skilled academic advisors are committed to helping students at every step of the university experience. The Academic Center for Excellence and the UNF Writing Center are here to provide expert academic support and tutoring. more...
This spring the Academic Center for Excellence is excited to pilot Supplemental Instruction (SI), a student academic support program that utilizes regularly scheduled, leader-facilitated meetings. The leaders are students who are recommended by professors and have gotten an A in the course they will facilitate. As we prepare and ramp up for SI class offerings, we are currently working on a “pilot of the pilot” with a section of Dr. Gelsleichter’s Biology class. These meetings are group study sessions for students to review material covered in class. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more!
ACE’s writing tutoring coordinators, Michele Boyette and Melinda Rojas along with the writing tutors have moved to the new Writing Center, located in Building 3, Room 1302. The Writing Center is comprised of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students, and offers a variety of services and expertise. Whether you're putting together a research paper, drafting a lab report, building a presentation, or compiling your résumé, our writing center staff will meet with you to walk through your drafts and ideas. Beyond one-on-one tutoring, the writing center also offers periodic writing workshops on topics ranging from mechanical accuracy to coherence and cohesion. .
The Department of Art and Design held it's sixth consecutive Art, Photography and Art History in Italy study abroad program this past summer from May 17th - June 30th, 2014.
This special 6 week program is truly a classroom of the world. Classes were held at museums and historic sites, allowing students to truly experience history while they were learning it. Special visits to Tuscany and Umbria kicked off the program with stays in the medieval hill town of Massa Marittima and at Villa Pieve in between Perugia and Lake Trasimeno. Those sites provided an introduction to Itallian culture and provided a contrast to the larger urban centers. Located in Umbria, "the Green Heart of Italy," the Villa Pieve was the base from which the group explored Assisi and the rich and historic city of Perugia. Students also visited the famous chocolate museum and factory of Perugina. In Massa Marittima students visited the studios of two contemporary artists and learned about the history of this beautiful location. more...
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