SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching) is available online beginning Saturday, February 20 at 12:01 a.m. only for students taking classes during Spring 2021- First Half. SPOT is an anonymous and effective tool given at the end of each semester to help evaluate the quality of instruction and improve the university’s education standards. The deadline for completion is Friday, February 26, at 11:59 p.m. (However, if a student is also taking a Fast Track class, his/her SPOT Open/Close dates are dependent on the last day of his/her class. The professor is responsible for notifying his/her students about the SPOT dates.) To participate in SPOT, click here.
SPOT Spring 2021 First Half
Faculty Lounge Live
You are invited to join us for Spring 2021 Faculty Lounge LIVE events! Faculty from around the University come together to discuss pedagogical strategies and techniques for teaching in various formats. Join your colleagues in a discussion of struggles, strategies and solutions as we evolve our teaching practice to provide an optimal learning experience for our students.
When: The last Wednesday for each month
Who: All FAU faculty. Chat with your peers!
What: Join your FAU faculty colleagues in a discussion about pedagogical strategies and challenges to teaching in various modalities.
When: Feb. 24, 3 to 4 p.m.
Tested Positive for COVID-19?
FAU researchers are conducting a study of people who have had COVID-19. If you’ve tested positive, they want to hear your story. They need participants to attend two sessions (45 to 60 minutes each). Blood and saliva samples will be stored, with your consent, for future research that will help scientists develop new approaches for prevention and control of the novel coronavirus transmission.
There is no end date to the study. Weekends and after-hours appointments available. Learn more
Human Library Volunteers Wanted
The FAU Libraries are looking for volunteers to be ‘books’ for our virtual Human Library event on Tuesday, March 23.
Volunteer books are individuals from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination/marginalization based upon race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life and who want to share their experiences to promote knowledge and challenge stigma surrounding their identity. Learn more
11th Annual Undergraduate Research Virtual Symposium Now Accepting Abstracts
11th Annual Undergraduate Research Virtual Symposium is now accepting abstracts. Deadline: March 8
Students engaged in undergraduate research and scholarly activity may present their findings virtually through an oral/performing arts or poster/visual arts presentation at the 11th Annual UG Research Symposium, which will take place virtually on Friday, April 9. Click here for more information and how to apply.
New or Amended University Policies
The four policies new or amended University policies address emergency management, facilities management, disabilities and accommodations and pre-collegiate programs. Learn more
Undergraduate Research Grant Program: Now Accepting Proposals for Summer/Fall Funding
UG Research Grant program is accepting proposals for Summer/Fall funding. Deadline: March 15
Undergraduate Research Grants encourage undergraduate students from all disciplines to participate in independent research and creative projects in collaboration with FAU faculty. Click here for more information and to apply.
College of Nursing Offers Fully-online Telehealth Certification Course
FAU’s College of Nursing has launched a 20-hour, fully online telehealth certification course that provides the essential knowledge to deliver skilled telehealth services with competence and care. The course addresses telehealth platforms and models for practice; evidence-based telehealth technology; quality improvement measures; regulation, policy and reimbursement; telehealth inter-professional practice and specialized populations; and telehealth and the future. The registration deadline is March 13. Learn more
FAU Center for the Future Mind Presents ‘On Consciousness: Understanding the Science of Subjective Experience’
Susan Schneider, Ph.D., founding director of FAU’s Center for the Future Mind, hosts Bernard Baars, affiliated fellow of Theoretical Neurobiology at the Neurosciences Institute, to discuss his influential Global Workspace theory of the basis of conscious experience in the brain. This virtual lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Register here
Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
The Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair presents “Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust” with Steven Katz of Boston University. The virtual Zoom lecture will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. Register here.