November 18, 2015
Fall 2015 Faculty Evaluations
Are your courses set up to be evaluated?
The fall 2015 faculty evaluation period will be here soon with the opening date for most classes scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th. Outlined below are some steps you can take to help make this evaluation period successful.
Review Your Sections That Are Being Evaluated
Help us ensure that your sections are properly set up to be evaluated by following these steps:
- BEFORE Tuesday, November 24th, log into the evaluations system here evaluations.ufl.edu
- Click on “View Evaluations & Results” and select the Fall 2015 term
- Review your sections
- Notify your department administrator of any errors (wrong sections listed, missing sections, etc.)
It is MUCH easier to correct mistakes now rather than after the evaluations period has ended.
Monitor Real Time Response Rates
Did you know you can log into evaluations.ufl.edu to monitor real time response rates? Follow the steps below:
- When the evaluation period begins log in here evaluations.ufl.edu
- Click on the “View Evaluations & Results” link.
- Enter your search criteria and click on the “Get Evaluations” button.
- A list of your sections that are being evaluated and the response rates will display.
- Encourage students in the low response sections to submit their evaluations while there is still time to do so.
Faculty Photos are now in Evaluations
The newest feature of the evaluations system is the use of faculty images (taken from your Gator1 Card). Your image will be displayed next to your sections that are being evaluated. If you wish to opt out of having your image displayed to your students follow the directions located on the Instructor FAQs page.
Evaluations Help and Reminders
For help on using the evaluations system see the Quick Reference Guide for Faculty (PDF).
As a reminder, students who are auditing courses or have dropped/withdrawn from any course cannot submit an evaluation for the course. Also, classes with an enrollment of 10 students or less are not required to be evaluated.
If you have any questions or comments (positive or negative) about the evaluations system we would love to hear from you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the 2016 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Pickering Fellowship Program Benefits
- Undergraduate candidates: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the senior year of undergraduate studies, and first year of a master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.
- Graduate candidates: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.
- Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
- Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State.
- Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
- Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements.
For additional information and eligibility requirements, go to www.twc.edu/pickering2016
Apply here: http://pickering.e.twc.edu/
Submitted by the Office of the Provost
African Dance and Choreography Celebrated at Agbedidi Nov. 19-22
The School of Theatre + Dance is pleased to present Agbedidi Nov. 19-22 in UF’s Constans Theatre. Agbedidi is an invigorating dance experience that merges African and modern dance styles into one high-energy performance. This year’s production is directed by Mohamed DaCosta and will feature traditional West African dances staged by DaCosta as well as original compositions merging African dance with African-American contemporary and ballet choreography by DaCosta, Assistant Professor Trent D. Williams, Jr. and visiting artists Iyun Ashani Harrison and Mouminatou Camara. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. November 19-20 and at 2 p.m. November 22. Tickets are $15 for UF faculty and staff. More information is available at www.arts.ufl.edu/calendar. Tickets are available through the University Box Office, by calling 352-392-1653 or at ticketmaster.com.
Submitted by Leah Spellman, College of the Arts
Durham University - 2015/16 International Fellowships for Research & Enterprise
Durham University is delighted to announce the next round of the Durham International Fellowship Scheme, designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond and across the full spectrum of science, social science, arts and humanities, to build international networks of scholars with a common passion for today’s most important research challenges.
Up to 21 postdoctoral Junior Research Fellowships are available commencing between 1 July 2016 and 1 October 2016. The closing date for applications is 04 December 2015. The normal period of the Fellowship will be 2 years with starting salaries in the range £31,342 - £35,256 p.a.
In addition, up to 16 Senior Research Fellowships and eight Policy & Enterprise Fellowships are available. The closing date for applications is 08 January 2016. Fellowships are available for periods of 6 weeks to 6 months between October 2016 and September 2017 (with a typical stay of 3 months). Applications are considered from researchers with an established or emerging international reputation for scholarship or research leadership.
Details on the scheme and how to apply can be found at: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/diferens/.
To meet the eligibility requirements of the EU Marie Curie programme, applicants may not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the 36 months prior to the reference date for this call (1 July 2016).
Submitted by the Office of the Provost
Poe Center for Business Ethics Symposium - "Ethics in the Business of Art"
Join the Poe Center for Business Ethics, a part of the Warrington College of Business Administration, as they present a symposium on "Ethics in the Business of Art" on Tuesday, December 1 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in HGS 150. This enlightening program on recent ethical situations in the art world is open to the university and public at large.
The speakers include Mr. Lucian Simmons, Senior Vice President at Sotheby's Auction House, Mr. Steve Thomas, Specialist in Art Law and partner at Irell and Manella LLP, and Ms. Phyllis DeLaney, Senior Director of Development at the UF Foundation, Moderator.
Submitted by Alison Williams, Warrington College of Business Administration