July 1, 2015
Faculty DRC Procedure Updates
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) implemented several procedural changes at the beginning of Summer A/C 2015. We appreciate your support as we work to improve the efficiency of our processes.
Accommodation Letter Distribution:
- Accommodation letters are being sent to students via e-mail as a PDF attachment.
- The accommodation letter format has been updated.
- The letter is addressed to ‘Course Instructor/Coordinator’. Course information and instructor names no longer appear on the accommodation letter.
- The accommodation section of the letter groups accommodations by type with a brief descriptor of each assigned accommodation. A complete description of each accommodation is located at Accommodation Details on the DRC Faculty and Instructors webpage.
- Students are being advised of their responsibility to connect with instructors to present their accommodation letters and to coordinate their accommodations. This coordination can occur in person, via the phone, or via e-mail. Accommodations are not in effect until this coordination has occurred. The following video was created to improve student and faculty interaction regarding accommodation coordination.
- The Note-Service packet and the Accommodated Test Request (ATR) form are hyperlinked in the accommodation letter for the student’s convenience. However, it is still the student’s responsibility to print and complete the forms with the instructor and return to the DRC.
- Exams are being returned via e-mail to instructors. Exams are no longer being hand-delivered. If you do not wish to have your exams returned electronically, your exams will be available for pick-up from the DRC testing office in Reid Hall 001 (Building 0020).
- If you have questions about any of these updates, please contact the DRC at 352-392-8565 or via email at email@example.com.
Submitted by Jennifer Haddock, Disability Resource Center
Upcoming Events Associated with The Literature of Prescription Exhibit
Cynthia Davis, PhD, "More sick than well: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Women's Health in Nineteenth-Century America."*
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building C1-7
Cynthia J. Davis, PhD. Department of English, University of South Carolina. Dr. Davis will speak on Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Cynthia J. Davis is a Professor of English and the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Her research and teaching is primarily focused on late-nineteenth-century U.S. literature and culture, although her publications in such journals as American Literature, American Literary History, and Arizona Quarterly range from the antebellum period to the Depression era. Her most recent book publication was a biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Stanford University Press, 2010). She has also co-edited two essay collections on Gilman. She is currently writing a book on pain and U.S. literary realism.
**"This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.”
Sandra Weems, PhD, "Relieve the press of ideas and rest me": Reflective Writing and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"*
12:00- 1:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building C1-7
Sandra Weems, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer at University of Florida, whose work explores the uses of writing and narrative as healing modalities in clinical and other therapeutic settings. Her research interests include traumatology, poetry-therapy, and literature in medicine. In 2010, she helped design and teach an interdisciplinary Narrative Medicine course for English graduate and medical students at UF. Currently, she is revising her dissertation, The Poetics of Healing: Voicing Illness and Trauma in Literature, Reflective Writing and Narrative Medicine, into book form, and planning to edit an anthology of the writings of WHR Rivers, MD.
**"This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore" and with support from Dr. Pamela Gilbert, Albert Brick Professor, Department of English, and Dr. Paulette Hahn.
Mallory Szymanski (PhD candidate, UF) - "Sex and the Rest Cure in Gilded Age America: Re-imagining The Yellow Wallpaper."
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building CG-041/42
Mallory Szymanski is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Florida. Her dissertation, Sexual dysfunction as 'the national disease of America:' neurasthenia and the medical approaches to men's sexual and reproductive health, 1869-1914, combines cultural and medical history of sexual neurasthenia to explain how this diagnosis sparked a new national conversation about men’s health in the Gilded Age. She teaches courses in writing, sociology, history, and women’s studies. She expects to complete her dissertation next year and to pursue an interdisciplinary teaching and research position.
Submitted by Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, HSC Library
SECU/ALDP Fellows for 2015-2016
The Provost's Office is pleased to announce the selection of the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECU) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows for 2015-2016:
Dr. Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, Professor and Associate Dean for Strategic and International Programs, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Dr. Michael Weigold, Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Director Distance Education, College of Journalism and Communications
Dr. Daniel Connaughton, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Health and Human Performance
The ALDP mission is to identify, develop, prepare, and advance faculty as academic leaders in and for the SEC universities. By providing the knowledge and skills necessary for academic leadership, the ALDP will assist in identifying and cultivating the next generation of leaders within the SEC institutions.
The UF 2015-2016 ALDP Fellows will participate in a workshop with other SECU/ALDP Fellows at the University of Arkansas, October 5-7, 2015 and the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) February 24-26, 2016. In addition, UF’s Fellows will participate in local leadership initiatives that will familiarize them with UF’s organizational structure and relationship to other state and regional institutions.
Congratulations on their selection, as their participation in this prestigious program will further enhance and support UF's educational and research missions.
Submitted by Angel Kwolek-Folland, Academic and Faculty Affairs
Large-Scale Ant Sculptures to be Installed Outside of the Florida Museum of Natural History Tuesday
The University of Florida will soon welcome two new large-scale ant sculptures to campus. Funded through UF’s Creative B initiative, Standing Ants “X” and “O” (each standing at 6’9” x 10’ x 6’8”) by American artist Susan P. Cochran will be installed between noon and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 outside of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Cochran has received international acclaim for her large-scale cast bronze sculptures of ants, earwigs and warriors as well as her life-size interpretation of flora and fauna. To learn more, visit arts.ufl.edu.
UF Early Childhood Research Working with the World Health Organization
His belief in a better life for children with autism and for their families has taken Brian Reichow from his office at the University of Florida to the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. A video interview about Reichow’s work is highlighted on the UF homepage www.ufl.edu.
Reichow, an associate professor in the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, is collaborating with colleagues from around the world to develop services to families worldwide in areas lacking much-needed support services. This June marked his fourth WHO meeting in the past year. His technical expertise will help finalize an open-source parent skills training program for caregivers who have a child with a developmental disorder.
For more information, please visit our website: https://ceecs.education.ufl.edu/applied-research-helps-families-on-a-global-scale/
Submitted by Linda Homewood, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies