Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Center director on professional improvement and instructional research activities that will enhance teaching and learning excellence and improve assessment and evaluation in all learning environments.

About Senate Joint Committees and Councils

In the spirit of shared governance, joint committees and councils are proposed on the Senate floor and recommended to the president of the university by a majority vote of the Senate. Joint committees and councils are administered by the designated committee administrator. At any time, the president or Senate may evaluate the effectiveness of joint committees in conjunction with the Steering Committee. It is the responsibility of the joint committees and councils to report any policy change recommendations to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee for consideration.

Rules and policies of the Senate govern the operation of its committees. Senate committees may adopt temporary rules and policies necessary to the operation of committees. These temporary rules must be consonant with the constitution and the bylaws and are reported to the Office of the Faculty Senate as they are adopted. Such changes are subject to subsequent approval by the Senate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supporting and developing faculty professional development in areas of teaching, learning and the scholarship of teaching for all faculty, including full-time, adjunct and graduate teaching assistants.
  2. Overseeing and administering professional teaching development activities.
  3. Coordinating the nomination, review and selection of faculty fellowships and other awards for creative teaching and the innovative use of technology in teaching and learning.
  4. Administering and reviewing an annual assessment of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning activities.
  5. Considering and recommending to the Faculty Senate and administration regarding the needs and activities of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

Committee References

Joint Committee and Council Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure


The committee consists of a minimum of at least one faculty member from each academic unit and a faculty member representing UCF Connect, who shall be the voting members of the committee. The chair and vice chair of the committee shall be a faculty member elected annually by the membership. The ex officio members of the committee shall be the vice president for Information Technologies and Resources (or designee), an associate or senior instructional designer, and the directors (or their designees) of offices that impact teaching and learning, who shall be designated by the director of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Terms of service shall be three years, staggered. Faculty members of the committee are selected by the Committee on Committees in consultation with the director of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and the college deans.

If a committee member is absent or unable to serve for eight weeks or longer, contact the Faculty Senate Office for an interim or permanent replacement to be appointed for the remaining term. If a committee member is appointed a member by virtue of the position held which will not change over multiple committee terms, those members may be listed as continuing members. When the continuing member ceases to hold the position that entitles him/her to such membership, membership on the committee ends. A committee member designated as an ex officio member is a contributing member who takes part in all discussions and serves as a resource person but is non-voting.

For expectations of committee members, see Joint Committee and Council Procedures.

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee

Denise Kay, Chair
Medical Education
College of Medicine
Email:  Denise.Kay@ucf.edu

Note: A committee member who misses more than half of the regularly scheduled meetings in an academic year for which an alternate has not been assigned by the Senate Office is presumed to have resigned from the committee. It is the responsibility of the committee member to ensure attendance is recorded whether in person or on the phone.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are schedule by the chair of the committee. No action can be taken at committee meetings unless a majority of the voting membership is present.

Meeting Materials

The committee submits a brief annual report of the committees' activities by the end of the second week of August each year. Below are the annual reports for the committee.

Committee Minutes Annual Report
Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory none 2019-2020
none 2018-2019
none 2017-2018
10-18-16 | 2-27-17 2016-2017
none 2015-2016
10-23-14 2014-2015
none 2011-2012



Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting

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