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Investing in UCF’s Future

We are sharing our plans to realign resources and strategically invest in our academic mission, actions that will help transform the lives of our students and further our impact on society. In the weeks and months ahead, we will focus on achieving operational excellence — finding ways to become more efficient and effective in our…

Why UCF is Reopening, and Questions about Fall

Since we posted our updated class schedules on July 1, many of you and your families have asked good questions related to this fall. There is no easy, one-size-fits-all answer. But I would like to explain more about why we are working hard to welcome many of you back to campus this fall, and what…

For Students: Fall Class Schedules Updated in MyUCF

From Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs I look forward to welcoming our new and returning Knights this fall. Our semester will look much different from what you have already experienced or expected college to look like, but we are committed to delivering an engaging on-campus and remote experience and…

Addressing Intolerance in Our Community

By UCF President Alexander N. Cartwright, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael D. Johnson, and Interim Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer S. Kent Butler At a time when so many of our community members are hurting, we are disgusted by the racist posts one of our faculty members has shared on…

Interim Provost to Host Virtual Town Hall on Fall 2020 Teaching

Join Interim Provost Michael D. Johnson and other campus leaders for a faculty-oriented Return to On-Campus Instruction Town Hall on Friday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Zoom. Dr. Johnson will provide a brief update on fall academic planning and will be joined in fielding questions by a panel of campus experts…

Guidance for UCF Faculty on Fall Syllabus and Football Planning

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs I remain grateful for how our faculty have adapted and supported our students during this historic semester in the wake of COVID-19. We do not yet know how the pandemic will impact our fall semester, including our classes and our athletics events.…

Bringing a Challenging Semester to a Successful Close

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs As the end of an historic semester approaches, I want to tell you how very proud I am of how our faculty have responded to the greatest teaching challenge of our professional lives. The abrupt shift to remote teaching required a heavy…

Remote Instruction at UCF to Continue Through All Summer Sessions

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Maribeth Ehasz, Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services UCF will expand its period of remote instruction for all summer sessions to include Summer B, along with summer sessions A, C and D. This means that the earliest face-to-face…

Student S/U Grade Option Period at UCF Runs From April 10 through April 27

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Starting tomorrow, April 10, students (except for M.D. students) will be able to select whether they would like a satisfactory or unsatisfactory (S/U) grade or a letter grade for each of their spring 2020 classes. The S/U opt-in period ends Monday, April…

Dates Announced on Availability of Final Grade Rosters for UCF Faculty

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dear Colleagues: Final grade rosters for this semester will be available to faculty members from noon on Tuesday, April 28, through noon on Saturday, May 2. As you know, the university recently provided students with the option of being graded on an…

UCF Offers Optional Tenure Clock Extension Due to Coronavirus Circumstances

From Dr. Jana L. Jasinski, Pegasus Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence Due to the unique circumstances of COVID-19 and the many challenges our faculty are facing during this time, UCF is providing the opportunity for tenure-earning faculty to extend their tenure-earning period by one year.  All presently employed tenure-earning faculty who will apply…

“S/U” Grade Option Update: Student Withdrawal Deadline Moved to April 20

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, UCF Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Yesterday, UCF announced a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading option that students can choose for their classes. This decision was made after consultation with deans and faculty members because we understand the added stress the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on our students. To give…

What Faculty Need to Know About UCF’s New Student “S/U” Grade Option

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, UCF Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs All of us care deeply about our students’ well-being and success. Juggling education, jobs and job loss, family responsibilities, and concerns about the future has become a struggle for many of our students. To alleviate student stress, and after consultation with…

Coronavirus Update: Remote Learning Extended Through Summer A, C and D

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve. UCF will move to remote instruction effective through the spring semester, under official direction from the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System. Additionally, UCF will continue with remote instruction through the Summer A, C and D semesters, which all start on Monday,…

Canceled: Founders’ Day Honors Convocation 2020

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Due to the recent updates to campus operations related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommendations from public health officials, it is necessary to cancel the Founders’ Day Reception planned for Wednesday, April 1. The health and safety of those who…