Faculty development is an important area in our quest for excellence. Mentoring from senior faculty members plays a primary role in the success of the tenure-track faculty. Other faculty resources are available such as the Faculty Senate, promotion and tenure guidelines, Teaching Incentive Program, and sabbatical leave information.
UCF RIA are available to faculty in the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Health and Public Affairs, College of Optics and Photonics, College of Nursing, College of Sciences, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, and Institutes and Centers. Additional awards are also available at-large (as detailed later) for all faculty and research staff, including those not in a college, institute, or center. For 2012-2013, there are 20 new RIA awards available. If any recipient of a college or I&C Research Incentive Award leaves University employment, that award will remain within the college or will revert to the Vice President for Research (I&C awards) for "recycling" as additional UCF Research Incentive Awards for the following academic year. The Office of Academic Affairs provides the funding for these awards and the specifics of the RIA program were developed through consultation between the Office of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Senate Steering Committee.
The Office of Academic Affairs provides the funding for these awards. For academic year 2013-2014, UCF will sponsor 10 awards for the SoTL. Additionally, awardees from this program may be supported to attend and present papers at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning or other Teaching and Learning conferences, should they so wish.
The UCF-TIP is an initiative designed as a successor to the Teaching Incentive Program funded by the Florida Legislature in previous years. The Office of Academic Affairs provides the funding for this award program. The details of this award program were developed through consultation between the Office of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Senate Steering Committee.
The Office of the Provost oversees excellence awards for Teaching, Advising, Research, Professional Service, and Librarianship. See the Faculty Excellence Awards page for number of awards, amounts and specifications.
The College of Arts and Humanities Dean's Office presents awards to two USPS employees and one A&P employee for their outstanding work and contribution to their department/program and to the college. See the CAH Staff Recognition Awards flyer for eligibility and nomination requirements.
Information pertaining to promotion and tenure (for tenure-earning ranks) and instructor/lecturer promotion (for instructor/lecturer ranks) can be found on the Faculty Relations website.