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Quality Impact Award

March 25, 2022
The UCF Quality Taskforce sought for ways to exemplify the hard work put forth by the Instructional Design team at the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) in regards to their tasks, relations, and contributions related to quality. Annually awarded to one assistant, associate, and/or senior instructional designer (ID) for their significant impact in UCF’s Quality Initiative, the purpose of the Instructional Designer Quality Impact Award is to recognize the efforts and impact the ID has had on UCF faculty, students, and the Quality Initiative.

Dr. Ricardo Zaurin

February 23, 2022
Nominated by fellow faculty member Necati Catbas, Dr. Ricardo Zaurin, a Lecturer in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, received the 2022 AIM High Impact Individual Award for his dedication to reducing the cost of instructional materials for his students. This individual impact awardee was selected because of the accessibility, quantity, and quality of…

Julie Donnelly

February 23, 2022
The inaugural 2022 Knights’ Choice award winner is Julie Donnelly, a Lecturer in the Chemistry Department. She was nominated by her Teaching Assistant (TA) for her efforts to offer opt-in materials and seek methods that allow for cheaper course materials for her students. She was selected because of her ongoing dedication to reducing the cost…

Modern Languages & Literatures Group

February 23, 2022
Anne Prucha, Kacie Tartt, Lisa Nalbone, and Alma Alarcon from the Modern Languages & Literatures department were nominated by their department chair, Dr. Geri Smith, to receive the 2022 AIM High Impact Group Award for their dedication to reducing the cost of instructional materials for their students. They were selected because of the accessibility and…

CECS Virtual Labs Spotlight

August 16, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic caused higher ed institutions to quickly pivot from face-to-face learning to remote learning within a matter of weeks. This was no small task for universities and colleges, as many did not have the infrastructure in place to handle such a change. Some were more prepare for the switch due to faculty development…

UCF Apps Spotlight

January 19, 2021
Moving classes online during the quick pivot to remote instruction due to COVID-19 in March of 2020 had its challenges and hurdles. Most were handled by posting course content and resources into Webcourses@UCF. But what about software needed for courses that is only available on UCF campus lab computers? How did students gain access to…