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We also offer the opportunity for 1-to-1 or small group training with our staff on request. We provide training to faculty and staff on our supported technologies, as well as providing instructional design assistance on using online resources effectively.

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Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival Kit

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23 seats available


When

Friday, August 9, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Via Lab-2nd Floor

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Susan Mee
Cheryl Herdklotz
Marty Golia
Anne Marie Canale

New and returning adjunct faculty are welcome! This orientation will provide adjunct faculty with an overview of the departments and resources they will need to begin teaching at RIT. The following topics will be presented:

  • Faculty Career Development, Innovative Learning Institute (ILI)
  • Teaching and Learning Services (TLS/ILI)
    • Academic Technologies in the Classroom
    • myCourses Overview*
  • Student Information System (SIS)
  • Early Alert System
  • RIT Library Services and Resources
  • Access Services & Teaching Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • Benefits
A light lunch will follow orientation.

*There will be a special myCourses training session for adjunct faculty following this orientation from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (optional).  Click here to register for the August 9, 2019 myCourses training.*

Hosted by Faculty Career Development.

Directions to RIT campus: https://maps.rit.edu/ 

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:00pm.

Getting started with myCourses for Adjuncts

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13 seats available


When

Friday, August 9, 2019
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Via Lab-2nd Floor

Event Contact

Marty Golia

Presenters

Ken Kindler

This training is intended to give adjunct instructors an orientation to teaching with myCourses and provide an overview of the core tools. We will review areas within myCourses that allow you to share materials and manage activities and assignments.

In this session we will cover:

  • The Content tool for sharing your syllabus, documents, and other files with students.
  • Setting up Grades for online grading and comments.
  • The Classlist for email communication and reviewing your enrollments.
  • The News tool for important course announcements.

Interpreting Services for this event can be requested through Access Services at http://myAccess.rit.edu.

Adjunct faculty can also request myCourses training at rit.edu/tls/consult.

New and returning adjunct faculty are also welcome and encouraged to attend Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival Kit before this session. Read more and register.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Getting Started with myCourses

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23 seats available


When

Monday, August 19, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Ken Kindler

Presenters

Ken Kindler

A quick overview of myCourses and an introduction to the Content and Grades tools. The Content tool is for posting course materials such as your Syllabus and other documents & web links. The Grades tool is allows for feedback as well as grade submission.

You are welcome to bring your laptop or tablet to follow along, but this introductory session is not paced as a hands-on workshop.

Open to all RIT faculty, including adjuncts. Pre-registration is encouraged; walk-ins can attend if space permits.

Interpreting Services for this event can be requested through Access Services at http://myAccess.rit.edu.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:00am.

Additional Workshops for New Faculty August 19-22

Registration is not required.

When

Monday, August 19, 2019 -
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Ken Kindler
Michael Starenko

Keep up the momentum from New Faculty Orientation by taking advantage of additional training opportunities from Teaching & Learning Services.

All new faculty are invited to attend these workshops the week after New Faculty Orientation. Please click each event for more information and to register. 

Getting Started with myCourses
Monday, August 19
2:00–3:00
Click here to register

Getting Started with myCourses
Tuesday, August 20
10:00–11:00
Click here to register

Designing a Learner-Centered Syllabus
Tuesday, August 20
3:00–4:30
Click here to register

myCourses Assignments: Turnitin, Grademark, and Rubrics
Wednesday, August 21
2:00–3:00
Click here to register

Quizzes in myCourses
Thursday, August 22
10:00–11:00
Click here to register

NTID SVP Welcome

Registration is not required.

When

Monday, August 19, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Community area outside of RADSCC

Event Contact

Joan Naturale

Presenters

Joan Naturale

Incoming NTID students will participate in self-directed activities exploring the library. 

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Getting Started with myCourses

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25 seats available


When

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Ken Kindler

Presenters

Ken Kindler

A quick overview of myCourses and an introduction to the Content and Grades tools. The Content tool is for posting course materials such as your Syllabus and other documents & web links. The Grades tool is allows for feedback as well as grade submission.

You are welcome to bring your laptop or tablet to follow along, but this introductory session is not paced as a hands-on workshop.

Open to all RIT faculty, including adjuncts. Pre-registration is encouraged; walk-ins can attend if space permits.

Interpreting Services for this event can be requested through Access Services at http://myAccess.rit.edu.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 9:00am.

Designing a Learner-Centered Syllabus

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17 seats available


When

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Michael Starenko

Instructional designer Michael Starenko will lead this active learning-style workshop to discuss the multiple purposes and elements of a course syllabus and explore how to (re)design a syllabus that facilitates both effective teaching and student learning. Significant time will be devoted to comparing and contrasting actual syllabi in small groups.

Some of the questions addressed in the workshop include:

  • What course-specific policies ought to be included in my syllabus and how should I frame them?
  • What message is my syllabus sending to students?
  • How can my syllabus by more "learner-centered"? That is, how can it better inform, guide, and motivate students, especially when they’re not in class?
  • What resources and services are available for planning, writing, and formatting my syllabus?
This workshop is open to all RIT faculty and teaching staff (full-time and part-time, visiting, lecturer, academic support specialist, tenured, tenure-track, adjunct, etc.).

To request interpreting services, go to: http://myAccess.rit.edu/

The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:00am.

Opening of School Events

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -
Friday, August 23, 2019

Where

TBA,
TBD

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Anne Marie Canale
Mark Your Calendars! You won't want to miss these exciting opening of school events!

Tiger Walk: Wednesday, August 21

  • 10 a.m., Gordon Field House and Activities Center
  • A beloved RIT tradition – faculty, staff, and alumni gather to cheer on first-year and new transfer students as they enter the field house for convocation

Fall Convocation for New Students and Families: Wednesday, August 21

  • 11 a.m., Gordon Field House and Activities Center
  • Official beginning of the new academic year

President’s Address to the Community: Friday, August 23

  • 9 a.m., Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union, 1st floor
  • RIT’s President, Dr. David C. Munson, Jr., welcomes faculty and staff to the new academic year and discusses his vision for the university
    • Reception: 10 -11 a.m., Fireside Lounge, Campus Center, 1st floor
    • Time for faculty and staff to network

myCourses Assignments, Turnitin, Grademark and Rubrics

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24 seats available


When

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Ken Kindler

Presenters

Ken Kindler

Learn about several ways to assess student assignments in myCourses.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 1:00pm.

myCourses: Setting Up Quizzes

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23 seats available


When

Thursday, August 22, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Ken Kindler

Presenters

Ken Kindler

myCourses offers an online Quizzing tool, which can be used effectively and efficiently for the administration of online activities such as high- and low-stakes assessments, review exercises on assigned readings, and setting up practice activities.

This 60-minute session will address topics such as:

  • Building a quiz
  • Creating your questions and options such as question randomization
  • Using publisher test banks
  • Examples of activities and assessments used with the Quizzing tool will also be shared.

Interpreting Services for this event can be requested through Access Services at http://myAccess.rit.edu.

 

 


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:30am.

Level Up Your Library Skills (Topic TBD)

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
5:15pm - 6:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Room TBD

Event Contact

Lara Nicosia

Presenters

Lara Nicosia

Level Up Your Library Skills

Stop by Wallace Library for a free slice of pizza and an opportunity to increase your library skills! Topic to be determined – mark your calendar and stay tuned.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Welcome Back! Faculty Open House (Free Coffee and Snacks!)

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, September 6, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor Community Area

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Anne Marie Canale

WELCOME BACK, FACULTY ...  AND WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST FACULTY COHORT! 

Join new and returning faculty for a welcome back open house! 

 All faculty are welcome to stop in for free refreshments! Share summer stories and your teaching and research projects for the new academic year ... network and collaborate on new ideas!! 
 
Drop in for a few minutes, or stay the whole time on the 1st floor of Wallace Library, Building 05. 
 
Registration is not required! 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Interpreting services will be provided.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, September 20, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Sara May

Need to unleash some stress? Therapy dogs will be visiting Wallace Library! Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed.

"Power Reception" for New 2019 Faculty-Invitation Only

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, September 20, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Where

UNI - University Gallery (07A),
University Gallery

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

David Munson
Ellen Granberg

New full-time RIT faculty are invited to a special “welcome to RIT” reception hosted by our President and Provost. Enjoy remarks by Dr. Munson and Provost Ellen Granberg, plus reconnect and network with your new colleagues. New faculty and invited RIT guests will receive a personal invitation.


Light Refreshments will be provided.

Level Up Your Library Skills (Topic TBD)

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
5:15pm - 6:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Room TBD

Event Contact

Lara Nicosia

Presenters

Lara Nicosia

Level Up Your Library Skills

Stop by Wallace Library for a free slice of pizza and an opportunity to increase your library skills! Topic to be determined – mark your calendar and stay tuned.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Save the date: Faculty Networking "Mingle"

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79 seats available


When

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

UNI - University Gallery (07A),
TBD

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale
Jeremiah Parry-hill
All faculty are invited to network and collaborate with their colleagues on research, scholarship, and teaching interests in an informal setting. 

If you have specific topics you would like to discuss with colleagues or ideas you would like to brainstorm, please let the planning team know via this short survey:  Faculty Networking "Mingle" Topic Suggestions

Hors d'oeuvres, adult beverages, juice and soda will be on hand. Drop in at any time during this informal mixer - stay as little or as long as you like!

Hosted by Faculty Career Development & Teaching & Learning Services in the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI). 


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Citation Management: Using EndNote

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30 seats available


When

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

Using EndNote -- this session will provide a demonstration of and basic instruction for using EndNote, an online citation management system provided by RIT Libraries. EndNote allows users to create formatted bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA, and output those bibliographies to word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this workshop.

Attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the product slightly before this demonstration. Reviewing this InfoGuide would provide a great foundation allowing for greater understanding during this in-person session.

Attendees who use laptops are encouraged to bring them to the session, so that they can install EndNote plugins for web browsers and word processors.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Sara May

Need to unleash some stress? Therapy dogs will be visiting Wallace Library! Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed.

Citation Management: Using Zotero

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25 seats available


When

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

Using Zotero -- this session will provide a demonstration of and basic instruction for using Zotero, an online citation management system. Zotero allows users to create formatted bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA, and output those bibliographies to word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this workshop.

Attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the product slightly before this demonstration. Zotero is available as a free download. Attendees may also find this online guide to be helpful.

Attendees who use laptops are encouraged to bring them to the session, so that they can install the free Zotero software.

 

The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Effective Student Teamwork Workshop with Carol Marchetti

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22 seats available


When

Friday, October 25, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 - TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Carol Marchetti

Effective Student Teamwork Workshop with Carol Marchetti

For years, instructors have heard that assigning group work is a good teaching strategy. Research shows that by working together in small groups, students can develop critical thinking skills, exchange knowledge, share expertise, increase motivation, and improve their attitudes toward learning. Yet, when asked, many students describe negative experiences with group work and may even declare that they prefer individual work.

In this session, we’ll discuss ways to implement student teams in a variety of environments and for a variety of tasks. We’ll address approaches to creating student teams, instructional supports, tools for communication, and the instructor’s role in managing teamwork.

Dr. Marchetti is a professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, College of Science; an associate faculty member in the Research Center for Teaching and Learning, National Technical Institute for the Deaf; and a recipient of RIT's Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching.

To request interpreting services, go to: http://myAccess.rit.edu/

 

 


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:59pm.

My Untold Story: Invisible Illnesses

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (Discovery Area)

Event Contact

Lara Nicosia

Presenters

Susan Mee
Lara Nicosia
Sara May
Karen Liljequist

Join RIT Libraries for personal conversations with members of the RIT community about invisible illnesses and their impact on everyday life. From 1:00-2:00pm, storytellers will share their experiences in a small-group setting; attendees are welcome to ask questions before rotating to another storyteller's table.

Light refreshments will be served from 2:00-2:30pm where reflection and deeper, one-on-one conversations are encouraged. Drop-ins welcome.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Level Up Your Library Skills (Topic TBD)

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
5:15pm - 6:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Room TBD

Event Contact

Lara Nicosia

Presenters

Lara Nicosia

Level Up Your Library Skills

Stop by Wallace Library for a free slice of pizza and an opportunity to increase your library skills! Topic to be determined – mark your calendar and stay tuned.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Citation Management: Using Mendeley

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25 seats available


When

Thursday, November 7, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

Using Mendeley -- this session will provide a demonstration of and basic instruction for using Mendeley, an online citation management system. Mendeley allows users to create formatted bibliographies in many citation styles, and output those bibliographies to word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. Mendeley also allows users to access a social-media-like network of fellow scholars in their disciplines, as well as share references and bibliographies with colleagues. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this workshop.

Attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the product slightly before this demonstration. Mendeley is available as a free download for use with web browsers or as a standalone program. Attendees may also find this online guide to be helpful.

Attendees who use laptops are encouraged to bring them to the session, so that they can install the free Mendeley software.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Sara May

Need to unleash some stress? Therapy dogs will be visiting Wallace Library! Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed.

DeStress Fest: Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

Finals Week can be ruff. Need to unleash some stress? Take a walk over to Wallace Library and pet a therapy dog. Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed and ready to fetch some good grades on those finals!

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor Discovery Area

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Anne Marie Canale

Save the Date – End of Semester Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break

All faculty are welcome!  Take a break to join your colleagues at the Wallace Library to relax and unwind. Drop in anytime between 10 am - 12 pm on the 1st floor of the Wallace Library for free refreshments. Registration is not required.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute.

Interpreters will be provided.

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Sara May

Need to unleash some stress? Therapy dogs will be visiting Wallace Library! Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, February 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Sara May

Need to unleash some stress? Therapy dogs will be visiting Wallace Library! Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, March 26, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Sara May

Need to unleash some stress? Therapy dogs will be visiting Wallace Library! Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed.

DeStress Fest: Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

Finals Week can be ruff. Need to unleash some stress? Take a walk over to Wallace Library and pet a therapy dog. Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed and ready to fetch some good grades on those finals!