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To keep faculty informed on the latest news and happenings, we have compiled a list of key resources, FAQs and more. Use this page as a guide during these exceptional circumstances, from delivering content online to providing support through helpful tools and services. Check back frequently for updates.

Resources for Teaching, Working Online and Conducting Research

Keep Teaching – Discover everything you need to know about delivering courses online and colleagues to help along the way.

Keep Learning – Get general tips and insights to guide your students through their transition to online learning.

Research – Find guidance on navigating labs and answers about graduate thesis or dissertation questions that students may ask.

Working Remotely – Ease into working remotely and continue productivity no matter where you work.

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy for online teaching in this new environment.

Library Services – Locate available library research and instructional support resources.

Employment FAQs – Refer to these frequently asked questions about work and instruction information through COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most frequently asked questions by faculty regarding teaching and learning in an online format to ensure academic continuity at UCF. We’ve also compiled a list of FAQs about academics, operations, employment, travel, health and safety, and more. Check out all coronavirus FAQs.

Faculty

Contact Webcourses@UCF Support for any questions about Webcourses@UCF, Panopto, Zoom, Materia or Obojobo.

Contact Student Accessibility Services for any accessibility concerns or accommodation questions at sas@ucf.edu or 407-823-2371.

For faculty who offer quizzes and exams online, the university offers two options for test proctoring: ProctorHub and Respondus LockDown Browser.

For first-time users interested in a simpler proctoring system, consider using ProctorHub. If you are interested in using LockDown Browser, we encourage you to contact Webcourses@UCF Support.

If you feel that you are unable to continue with your classes as a result of COVID-19, please notify your chair or supervisor and UCF Health Services.

Tenure

All presently employed tenure-earning faculty who will apply for tenure during or after the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible. If you are currently scheduled to submit your tenure dossier in August 2020, you are eligible.

Those excluded from this opportunity are faculty members who have already been considered for tenure this academic year (that is, those who submitted their dossier in fall 2019, and those tenure-track faculty who will begin their employment with UCF on or after April 1, 2020).

Submit the request to your chair/director (or dean if there are no departments/schools in the college) using the tenure clock extension COVID-19 form. A recommendation is made to the dean, who forwards a recommendation to Faculty Excellence. The extension is issued by Faculty Excellence. It is understood that such requests will be presumptively approved.

Yes. A year will be added to the adjusted time period following the previous extension.

Yes. A year will be added to your original dossier submission date. You will still be able to request a withdrawal of some or all of your tenure credit per regulation 3.015 if you would like to do so at a later date.

No. The standards specified in your department/school and college governance documents, as well as Regulation 3.015, remain in effect when your tenure review occurs. The department/school and college standards will be applied without prejudice.

If a faculty member has a majority of their tenure earning credit by the time new tenure criteria are adopted, they shall be evaluated for tenure under the criteria as they existed prior to modification unless the employee notified the university in writing at least 30 days prior to commencement of the tenure consideration that they choose to be evaluated under the newly adopted criteria.

No. As per regulation 3.015, faculty may choose to be considered for tenure on the regularly scheduled time period (in the sixth year for faculty not in the College of Medicine and the eighth year in the College of Medicine).

Yes. If you are scheduled to submit your tenure dossier after August 2020, then you must file your tenure clock extension request by September 1, 2020.

Beginning April 1, 2020, you can formally apply for the extension.


Information for Faculty Researchers

The Office of Research is working with campus leadership, as well as local and federal agencies to help support our faculty and students conducting research while keeping them safe. We will continue to update this information, so please check back frequently. While some answers may not be what you are looking for, remember that your safety is our number one priority as we determine the best way to move forward with our research operations.

Research-related Travel and Pay

You may use your p-card as usual. Follow the routine guidelines and procedures. All F&A procedures remain status quo until further notice.

Research Resources

Over 98% of the UCF Libraries’ journal subscriptions are full text and searchable online. More than 500 online databases cover all major subject disciplines. These resources are available at: https://library.ucf.edu/find/articles/

All online library information resources are available to the UCF community regardless of which location (such as the Rosen College Library, The Curriculum Materials Center, the UCF Downtown Campus Library, and UCF Connect locations) a student or faculty member uses.

Visit this webpage for more information about the library’s resources during this time.

As long as the university is open, mail service will continue. Supply delivery may fluctuate as vendors will implement their own procedures and may not be making deliveries. If you have not already done so, we suggest checking in with your suppliers and making plans to ensure you have all the materials you need for your work.

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Focusing on Our Mission

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UCF Research Restarting Labs

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Our Return to Campus and Leadership Update

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UnionWest Summer Options Update

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CAPS Extended Summer Service

May 11

Keep Reaching for Your Goals

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Reopening of NorthView and UnionWest for Summer

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Housing Summer Update for NorthView and UnionWest

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UCF Housing Options for Retrieving Your Belongings

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Help for Employees During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Providing Our Students Financial Relief

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Planning for What’s Possible

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Drive-through Testing Starts Wednesday in Lake Nona

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Housing Information and Update for Parents

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A Strong Finish to the Spring Semester

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Bringing A Challenging Semester To A Successful Close

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Dining Membership Refunds

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UCF Housing Begins Issuing Refunds

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Faculty and Staff Hiring Freeze

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Emergency Leave

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Orientation Moving Online

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Letter to Off-Campus Housing Managers

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Knights Helping Knights

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Spring 2020 S/U Grading Policy FAQs

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Refunds Approved for UCF On-Campus Housing

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Updated Coronavirus Guidance

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UCF Recreation and Wellness Center and Wellness and Health Promotion Services to Close

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UCF Moving to Remote Instruction March 16

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Updated Coronavirus Guidance

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Coronavirus and Spring Break Safety

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To UCF Faculty on Coronavirus: Be Safe and Think Ahead

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Coronavirus Update - February 27, 2020

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Coronavirus Update - February 6, 2020

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Coronavirus Awareness and Guidance

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