2016-2017 Faculty Handbook

Instructional Enhancement

The CF Foundation

The CF Foundation exists to help the College of Central Florida carry out its mission of providing quality educational services to residents in Marion, Citrus and Levy counties. The Foundation provides financial resources to the college and its students, including student scholarships, endowed faculty and department awards, faculty/staff recognition, facilities and other gifts to the college.

The CF Foundation is a public, nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and operated under its own articles of incorporation and by-laws. Major fundraising activities, including but not limited to an annual fund campaign and planned giving development, provide the resources needed to supplement government funding for the college.

The Foundation owns and operates the Enterprise Center at the Ocala Campus and the College Square student housing facility. It also owns the works of art and permanent collection at the Appleton Museum of Art.

Additional information about the CF Foundation can be obtained at foundation@cf.edu or http://www.CF.edu/foundation or by calling 352-873-5808.

Endowed Chairs and Grants

Endowed Chair Faculty Awards are available to faculty members who are seeking monetary resources to enhance their work in the classroom and the learning experience of their students. The awards are given for a three-year time frame. Each year, the faculty chair holder receives a $2,000 unrestricted award with an additional $4,000 available through the Foundation to spend on an approved project or activity. Some examples of past expenditures include specialized lab or training equipment, computer software, guest speakers or presenters, educational seminars and training, travel, and other equipment such as e-readers, cameras, iclickers and iPads.

Endowed Chairs and Grants provide resources for an individual faculty member, a department and CF to further develop the learning environment. Faculty members may contact the appropriate budget supervisor in their respective departments to inquire about securing grant funds for a particular project. Grant categories are: State-of-the-Art Learning, Cultural Environment, Educational Environment and New Initiative.

Additional information on Endowed Chairs and Grants, including the application process and criteria, is located on the CF intranet under CF Foundation/Forms.

The CF Webber Gallery

Located on the north side of the Ocala Campus, the CF Webber Gallery provides a wide variety of exhibitions that are available to students, faculty and the public. Admission is free.

The Webber Gallery is an excellent learning resource. Exhibits generally support the curriculum and often feature special events such as guest lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and hands-on workshops and demonstrations. Faculty are encouraged to utilize the gallery in assigning special projects, offering extra credit for visiting the gallery and encouraging students to attend special events. CF students can also enroll in studio art courses which qualify them to display their work in the Student Art Exhibition each spring.

Instructors may arrange to bring classes in for special showings during hours the gallery is not normally open to the public. To schedule a special viewing of an exhibit, call the gallery coordinator at 352-854-2322, ext. 1664. See the Webber Gallery website at www.cf.edu/webber or the "Insider" newsletter for scheduled exhibits and activities.

Faculty members are also encouraged to contact the gallery coordinator if they are interested in proposing ideas for future exhibits and related programming.

Appleton Museum of Art

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is one of the South’s premier art museums, collections and educational centers. Located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40), the museum is approximately four miles east of downtown Ocala.

As a vibrant cultural center for Ocala and the region, the Appleton Museum offers outstanding exhibits, lectures, films, workshops, tours, concerts, trips, school-related programs and volunteer opportunities for the community.

Educational programs are developed and scheduled to complement both temporary and long-term exhibitions. The museum’s weekly educational programs include a combination of lectures and presentations by scholars and artists, a film series, hands-on adult and children’s workshops, and docent-led tours. The museum is a magnificent contemporary travertine marble building. 

The Appleton Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. CF students are admitted free during regular museum hours with their CF ID card. Visit AppletonMuseum.org for more information.