Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development

 

Associate Faculty Certification

Inside the OC - A Path to Associate Faculty Certification for Osceola and Lake Nona Faculty

Earn your Associate Faculty Certification

Inside the OC is a new program designed specifically for adjunct and full-time, annually appointed faculty on Osceola and Lake Nona campuses. It provides and opportunity to earn your Associate Faculty Certification while also becoming part of a collaborative, campus-based teaching community.

Benefits

  • Earn the designation of Associate Faculty member.
  • Become part of a collaborative community made up of faculty members from your campus.
  • Get tools and training to help you meet the expectations for being a great teacher at Valencia.
  • Take advantage of support and resources specific to the Osceola and Lake Nona campuses.
  • Receive a pay raise (please visit the Associate Faculty Certification webpage for more details).

Get Started Now

To earn the Associate Faculty Certificate, you will need to complete 60 hours of Faculty Development courses. Although the only required course is LCTS1110: Teaching in Our Learning College, we recommend the following courses to faculty members seeking initial Associate Faculty Certification through the Inside the OC Program.

This course is designed to be an introduction to successful teaching at Osceola and Lake Nona campuses. In this cornerstone course of the Inside the OC program, faculty members will learn about essential tools and resources as well as have an opportunity to meet the campus president.

This course is part of the Inside the OC program and is limited to adjunct, full-time, annually appointed faculty at the Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses.

 

This hybrid course introduces the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator and provides faculty with tools and resources to become more effective, learning-centered instructors. Participants will develop a "My Development Plan" and learning-centered syllabus. *NOTE: This course is required for the Associate Faculty Certification.

 

In this individualized session, participants will discuss and refine their “My Development Plan” with their dean.

NOTE: This course is part of the Inside OC program and is limited to adjunct and annually appointed faculty at Osceola and Lake Nona campuses.

To participate, faculty members should have taken or be currently enrolled in LCTS 1110: Teaching in Our Learning College.

** After registration, your dean will be in touch to schedule an appointment.

 

In this course, participants will have an opportunity to examine their current teaching strategies with a learning partner through mutual classroom observations, inform their ongoing learning-centered practice through a literature search, showcase their learner-centered approach through a classroom demonstration, and reflect upon their practice by considering multiple perspectives: self, student, and colleague.

 

In this capstone experience within the OC program, faculty will share best practices and successful coaching strategies with colleagues.

NOTE: This course is part of the Inside OC program and is limited to adjunct and annually appointed faculty at Osceola and Lake Nona campuses.

 

Participants will select 12 PD Hours of electives from the Faculty Development Catalog according to their "My Development Plan". These courses can be online, hybrid or face-to-face.

Suggested Courses:

  • ASMT2122: Classroom Assessment Techniques (10 PD Hours)
  • INDV3352: Classroom Management (20 PD Hours)
  • LCTS2213: Active Learning Techniques (2 PD Hours)
  • LFMP3345: Learning Support Services on Your Campus (4 PD Hours)
  • LOBP3230: Thinking Things Through: Critical Thinking Theory and Practice (10 PD Hours)
  • LTAD3240: Multimedia Tools for All Courses (2 PD Hours)