Faculty Excellence Advisory Committee

The Faculty Excellence Advisory Committee will provide input, recommendations, and feedback on various Faculty Excellence initiatives with the purpose of strengthening UCF faculty and assisting us in fulfilling our quest.

Sub-Committees

Because of the diversity of initiatives in which we are involved, faculty interested in serving on the Advisory Committee will identify the sub-committee(s) for which they are most interested in contributing. Please note that all faculty ranks and types are eligible to apply for service on any of the sub-committees (i.e., early and late career faculty can apply for service to the mid-career sub-committee).

  • Inclusivity
    • Advisory Committee members may be asked to contribute to diversity and inclusion programming
  • Mid-career faculty
    • Advisory Committee members may be asked to contribute to mid-career programming and support mechanisms for mid-career faculty
  • Career-life balance
    • Advisory Committee members may be asked to contribute to programming and advocacy that supports faculty who need to balance their personal and professional lives
  • General Faculty Excellence
    • This sub-committee includes operational areas which are outside the realm of the sub-committees already listed
    • Advisory Committee members may be asked to contribute to processes and procedures (e.g., promotion and tenure) as well as general operations (e.g., communicating with faculty)

Term Limit and Expectations

Committee members serve a one-year term and are expected to attend all of their Advisory Committee meetings. Each sub-committee will meet up to two times per semester. Committee members may also be called on at other times throughout the year to offer input related to various initiatives.

All faculty serving on sub-committees are encouraged to participate in programming offered through Faculty Excellence.

In addition to the meetings held by the sub-committees there will also be one kick off meeting at the beginning of the fall to set expectations and one wrap up meeting in the spring for groups to report out on the work they accomplished. Both meetings will include members from all sub-commitees.

Application

Full‐time faculty members of all ranks and types (e.g., tenured, tenure-earning, and non-tenure earning including instructors and lecturers, librarians, instructional designers, research, and clinical) are invited to apply.

We have extended the deadline please submit the following to Faculty Excellence (facultyexcellence@ucf.edu) on or before March 31. 

  1. Sub-committee(s) for which you are interested in serving. If you are interested in serving on more than one sub-committee rank order the sub-committees of interest from highest preference
  2. Faculty who are currently serving, or have served in the past, on the Faculty Excellence Advisory Committee, should state this service in their email submission. No additional statement of qualification/interest is required
  3. Faculty who are not currently serving, nor have served in the past, on the Faculty Excellence Advisory Committee, should submit a statement indicating your qualifications and interest in serving on the Advisory Committee (maximum 150 words)
  4. All faculty must submit their current vita

Following receipt of the application, we will send an email to each applicant’s Unit Head with a request to respond and provide assurance similar to the following (with identifying information added).

Subject Line: Faculty Excellence Advisory Committee Assurance for Applicant Name

Applicant Name has expressed interest in serving on the Faculty Excellence Advisory Committee. Committee members serve a one-year term and will be expected to attend two to three committee meetings each semester. Committee members may also be called on at other times throughout the year to offer input on various Faculty Excellence initiatives.

We have contacted you to confirm that you have no reservations about their service (e.g., time), please let us know by replying to this email. Thank you.

Selection Process

Applications for the Advisory Committee are reviewed and selected by Faculty Excellence. A maximum of 8-10 faulty will be selected per sub-committee. To the extent possible, first preferences for sub-committees will be accommodated in cases for faculty who express interest in multiple sub-committees. Advisory Committee members selected will be notified no later than April 11.

Composition of the Advisory Committee

In addition to soliciting faculty from all ranks and types (tenured, tenure earning, and non-tenure earning, including librarians, instructional designers, research, and clinical faculty) to serve on the Advisory Committee, the Committee also includes representatives from key faculty-serving units such as the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Research and Commercialization, International Affairs and Global Strategies, and Center for Distributed Learning.

Current and Past Advisory Committee Members