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NSCM eUpdate July 27, 2020

the Nicholson School of Communication and Media is having its annual All School Workday? This virtual meeting is happening WednesdayAugust 12, 2020, from 9 a.m - 4 p.m. 

A Zoom Invitation will be sent to your work email; please email Jackie Gomez if you run into any problems.

Now you know!

Need To Visit Campus?

If you need to visit campus, here are the steps to follow.

  1. Send an email to your supervisor/program lead, with a CC to Boyd Lindsley and Dr. Littlefield about your planned visit.
    1. The number of people in a space at one time has to be restricted; therefore, there’s a small chance your requested time may need to be adjusted to ensure everyone can be accommodated.
  2. Download the UCF app and complete the ‘Self-checker’ process included within the app on the day that you’re planning to go to campus (before your visit). A notice will automatically be sent to your listed supervisor.

Please let Boyd or Robert know if you have any questions

Study — Instructors' Perceptions of Remote Instruction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Deanna Sellnow and doctoral student Sofia Salazar are conducting a study about instructors' perceptions of remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic during the Spring 2020 semester. We ask for your assistance in taking this quick survey, which should take less than 12 minutes of your time. You are eligible to participate if you are at least 18 years old and teach in higher education.

For questions or concerns about your participation in this study, please contact Sofia Salazar at or Dr. Deanna Sellnow at You may also contact Institutional Review Board, University of Central Florida, Office of Research & Commercialization, 12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501, Orlando, FL 32826-3246 or by telephone at (407) 823-2901.

Notice of Amended Regulation — Textbook Adoption

The following proposed regulation amendment has been posted and is now available for viewing on the UCF Regulations webpage:

UCF-2.032       Textbook Adoption

Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Legacy Symposium

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) invites you to the 2020 LEGACY SUMMER BOOTCAMP — a virtual leadership and mentorship development boot camp for the first generation, under-represented & minority college students and alongside the entire campus community.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent protests over the inequality and injustice in our world have altered college students’ daily lives in numerous ways—some of which may be here to stay—causing us to redefine our concept of “normal.” These game-changing disruptive variables are impacting learning systems, macrosystems and economies, and have led to a fundamental change in how we live, learn and interact with each other daily.

At this boot camp, there will be featured UCF professionals and academics who would remotely champion a conversation that would help our entire community shift gears and restructure our global perspectives in a wholesome manner. The sessions will be centered around the following disruptive frontiers:

  • Expunging the narrow-minded atomistic thinking - the root cause of all problems that make life complicated.
  • Strategic identification of problems and deepening how to visualize the big picture.
  • Holistic thinking and creatively designing a better future to enrich learning and living.
  • Connecting the right dots that redesign and reinvent transformational excellence.

This event is open to the UCF community and will take place Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at noon via Zoom. You can view more information and the invited speakers here.

Student Opportunities — JetBlue Airways Intern Program

JetBlue currently has two open intern positions at their Orlando location. To view positions and descriptions, please click the links below.

If you have any questions, please contact Nan Yu. The Nicholson School encourages all faculty to share these opportunities with students of appropriate areas.

UCF TODAY - Sample of Social Justice Classes

UCF Today wrote an article sampling UCF courses on social justice and two NSCM communication courses were featured: Denise Lowe's Communication in Cultural Conflict Context (COM 4804) and Renata Kolodziej-Smith's Intercultural Communication (COM 4461).

To read the article, please click here. The Nicholson School encourages everyone to read and share this with fellow peers and workers.

UCF Policies and Procedures Notification

The following approved policies are now included in the UCF Policies and Procedures Manual at

2-800.2 Fraud Prevention and Detection

3-111.2 Energy and Water Efficiency

3-211 University Budget Process

Please be sure to sign up to receive notifications when policies are posted for comment prior to approval. Information on how to do this is available here.

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