“Best of the Best”
We surveyed UCF Faculty for their opinions on a wide range of topics related to living and working in central Florida. The following are some of the favorities. If you would like to add your favorites to any of these topics, please let us know.
- Childcare, Eldercare and Hospitals in the Orlando Area
- Ethnic Grocery Guide
- Ethnic Grocery Guide 2013
- Favorite Restaurants and Places to Shop near UCF
- Home and Personal Services
- Travel and Activities in Central Florida
Expectant Mothers Parking Program
Faculty and staff permit holders in their third trimester of pregnancy may elect to reserve an expectant mother space in their permitted lot. For convenience a spot may be selected by the expectant mother to provide a location with closer proximity to her primary destination, within the parameters of her previously assigned lot. Should the permit holder need to make these arrangements prior to the third trimester due to a high risk or otherwise problematic condition, please contact us as soon as possible, so we can provide you with this service. https://hr.ucf.edu/expectant-mothers-parking-program/
Student permit holders in their third trimester of pregnancy may elect to reserve an expectant mother space in their permitted lot. For convenience a spot may be selected by the expectant mother to provide a location with closer proximity to her primary destination, within the parameters of her previously assigned lot. Should the permit holder need to make these arrangements prior to the third trimester due to a high risk or otherwise problematic condition, please contact us as soon as possible. Students must be enrolled as a fulltime (12 credit hours) student (online classes do not qualify). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or Student Development and Enrollment Services, 407-823-6960 for more information.
Lactation Privacy Rooms
The University of Central Florida recognizes the needs of new mothers by developing lactation privacy rooms on campus. These secure locations provide UCF mothers, whether students, staff or faculty, the ability to ease back into work or school without having to sacrifice the healthy practice of expressing their milk.
- UCF College of Nursing (Research Park – University Tower) – Room 431
(check in at room 300 for key)
- Global UCF – Room 314
(check in at reception desk on 3rd floor for key
- UCF College of Medicine (Lake Nona) – Room 419
(check in at 1st floor welcome desk for key)
- UCF Main Campus (Engineering I Building) – Room 220
(check in at room 107 for key)
- UCF Main Campus (Physical Science Building) – Room 430
(check in at room 430 for key)
- UCF Main Campus (Recreation and Wellness Center) – Suite 111
(entrance across from leisure pool, check in at suite 111 for key)
- UCF Main Campus (Health & Public Affairs 1) – Room 210
(check in at room 365 (front desk) for key
UCF Creative School for Children
Looking for affordable childcare while you are in class or studying? UCF’s Creative School for Children new evening program offers engaging and fun activities for preschool children and dedicated homework/study time for school-agers. Call 407-823-2726 today to enroll your child.
-Monday through Thursday
-5:35 pm to 9:15pm
– Infants to 12 years old
For more information visit www.csc.ucf.edu
Life in academia poses a unique set of challenges to women faculty who are trying to balance their career with family life, particularly if they have young children or are thinking of starting a family. The work-family balance information provided here is aimed specifically at faculty members who are parents or considering becoming parents, interested in parental and medical leave, stopping the tenure clock, and additional resources for academic parents. It was written by Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster and Dr. Joanna Mishtal during the Summer 2012 Faculty Development Conference.
CSWF Facebook Groups
UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty on Facebook
The UCF CSWF group was created to facilitate conversations between UCF women faculty members.
UCF Faculty Parents Network on Facebook
The UCF Parents groups is a UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty-affiliated group created to facilitate conversations between UCF faculty members who are parents or thinking of becoming parents. This forum is mean’t to provide a space for the free exchange of ideas, moral support, and experiences of balancing a healthy home/family life with the demands of an academic career.
UCF Elder Care and Caring for Family Members with Disabilities
This facebook group is a UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty – affiliated group created to facilitate conversations between UCF faculty members who care for family members with disabilities or care for aging parents.
UCF Divorced, Empty Nest, Widowed or Single (DEWS) Group
This facebook group is a UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty – affiliated group that provides the opportunity for communication, programs and web based materials for single, divorced and widowed (DEWS) faculty.
Forms, Policies, Procedures and Other Documents
- Faculty Handbook
- Human Resources
- Shield, A New Online Resource Concerning Sexual Misconduct
- Tenure/Tenure Clock Adjustment Form
Organizations — Local, National and International
- American Association of University Women
- Institute for Women’s Policy Research
- The National Council for Research on Women
- UCF Women’s and Gender Studies