The Office of Faculty Enhancement welcomes new and returning faculty to the 2020-2021 academic year!
The professional life of the present-day scholar is often intense and always multifaceted. Faculty members are expected to be excellent teachers, productive researchers, and active participants in the community of scholars. In addition, faculty members are asked to respond with composure to changes in their department, college, university, and discipline, and to adapt nimbly to new requirements and modes of teaching. Faculty members who find success in academe today are those committed to and engaged in continuous improvement and are those oriented toward finding support to navigate the waters of change.
The Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) was established in 2000 with the goal of supporting all University of North Florida faculty members in teaching, research, and service. The mission includes the goals of supporting innovation and excellence in teaching and learning. The OFE and its university partners work toward this mission by offering open forums, workshops, consultations, and a variety of resources that support faculty members in their professional growth. Faculty development at UNF includes the facilitation of connections and productive dialogues among self-motivated faculty members in communities of practice that inform, shape, and improve their professional activities. Faculty members will connect with their colleagues through the programs and services offered by OFE and develop collaborative and productive professional relationships with colleagues.
In response to Covid-19 restrictions, many OFE resources are currently offered through the vibrant new Virtual Faculty Lounge (VFL). Originally a Canvas-based site, the VFL is transitioning to this OFE website.
OFE Spring 2021 Events
For a list of professional development events, please see our Upcoming OFE Events page!
If you're curious what we've already offered, our VFL Previous Events page has past workshop descriptions, recordings, and slides.