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Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar

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2 seats available


When

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am

Where

LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12),
3125

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Tara Gray

Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar with Tara Gray

Increase your productivity by a factor of three. Write prose that participants report is clearer, better organized, and more compelling.

Many scholars are educated as writers at the School of Hard Knocks, but it’s not the only school, or even the best. Much is known about how to become more prolific–and any scholar can. Even when you can’t work harder, there are important ways to work smarter.  Every scholar can become more prolific and these steps will show you how. Read more here. 

Co-sponsored by the office of the Provost, Faculty Career Development, the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion,RIT's Promotion & Tenure Smarts group, and Textbook and Academic Authors

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

Each participant will receive a free one-year membership in Text and Academic Authors (TAA)  www.taaonline.net and a copy of Tara’s book, Publish & Flourish.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Publish & Flourish: Revising Scholarly Manuscripts

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21 seats available


When

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12),
3125

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Tara Gray

Publish & Flourish: Revising Scholarly Manuscripts with Tara Gray.

Organization is the skeleton of a manuscript, its very structure. Get it right and the manuscript works. Get it wrong and it doesn’t. In this workshop, you will develop and work from a “reverse” or “after-the-fact” outline on one section of a manuscript you bring.

Many scholars are educated as writers at the School of Hard Knocks, but it’s not the only school, or even the best. Even when you can’t work harder, there are important ways to work smarter. Join us and watch your manuscript come into focus! Read more here.

Each participant will receive a free one-year membership in Textbook and Academic Authors and a copy of Tara’s book, Publish & Flourish.

Co-sponsored by the office of the Provost, Faculty Career Development, the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion,RIT's Promotion & Tenure Smarts group, and Textbook and Academic Authors (TAA).

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

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Citation Management: Using Zotero

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5 seats available


When

Wednesday, March 27, 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, March 26, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm

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.

Level Up: Language Resources

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
5:15pm - 6:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1540 (RADSCC Classroom 1st Floor)

Event Contact

Lara Nicosia

Presenters

Lara Nicosia

Language Resources at RIT Libraries

Stop by Wallace Library for a free slice of pizza and an opportunity to increase your library skills! Will you be studying or traveling abroad? Want to further develop your English-language skills or learn a new language? Come hear about the language-learning resources available for free through RIT Libraries and enjoy a slice of pizza on us. Bring a friend!

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Deaf Periodicals: Brown Bag Lunch

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

LBJ - Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall (60),
CSD Fireplace Lounge, 2nd floor

Event Contact

Joan Naturale

Presenters

Joan Naturale

Learn more about the Deaf periodicals such as The Silent Worker, The Deaf American, and Deaf Life we have in our collections, including Deaf Studies Archive. If you require voice interpreting services, please make a request via https://myaccess.rit.edu

Pitching and Publishing Your Next (or First) Book

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25 seats available


When

Friday, April 5, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Outside RIT Press

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Laura DiPonzio Heise
Marnie Soom
Molly Cort
Bruce Austin

All faculty are invited to come and meet the RIT Press team and learn:

  • How to pitch your idea for a book to a publisher
  • The manuscript peer review and editorial process
  • Design and production procedures
  • Marketing practices for academic books 

There will be a brief Q & A along with an opportunity to network after the presentation. Lunch will be served.

RIT Press is the scholarly book publishing enterprise at RIT — dedicated to the innovative use of new publishing technology while upholding high standards in content quality, publication design, and print/digital publication. The Press offers specialized title for niche academic audiences, trade editions for mass-market audiences and occasional limited editions with unique aesthetic standards

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

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Navigating American Fact Finder

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24 seats available


When

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Lara Nicosia

Presenters

David Kraiker

Overwhelmed by Census data? Ever wonder which county in your state has the largest population or how many housing units in a county have a mortgage? American Fact Finder has your answers!

Discover the richness of data from the United States Census Bureau at this in-person session which will include opportunities for hands-on searching. An expert from the bureau will guide you through American Fact Finder, the primary gateway to government statistics on people, housing, businesses and industries. Whether you are a researcher seeking data or curious about the makeup of the United States, join us for an overview of available data along with guidance on navigating, searching and retrieving data sets.

Please note these sessions are not about the upcoming collection of data for the 2020 Decennial Census.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:00am.

Walk-in Open Lab for Questions About Census Data

Registration is not required.

When

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

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Lara Nicosia

Presenters

David Kraiker

Have problems or challenges in retrieving Census data? Stop by this Open Lab to ask for assistance from an expert! David J Kraiker is a Data Dissemination Specialist with the New York Regional Office of the Census Bureau. He will be available for walk-in questions to coach you through your specific Census related challenge or inquiry.

Please note these sessions are not about the upcoming collection of data for the 2020 Decennial Census.

Working with Census Data & cartographic Visualizations

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25 seats available


When

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Lara Nicosia

Presenters

David Kraiker

Once you have Census data, what can you do with it? One possibility is creating cartographic visuals! This advanced session will show attendees how to extract Census data for the purpose of creating cartographic visualizations, as well as some of the built-in mapping tools available through American Fact Finder. Familiarity with American Fact Finder is recommended.

Please note these sessions are not about the upcoming collection of data for the 2020 Decennial Census.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10:00am.

DHSS Workshop Series: Digital Project Forum

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

LBR - Liberal Arts Hall (06),
1251 (McKenzie Commons)

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

Rebekah Walker

Join RIT Libraries’ DHSS and Liberal Arts librarians for an informal discussion about digital project development! Come to share ideas, discuss great work your students have done, share lesson plans, or make plans for future work or collaborations. There will be no formal presentation during this “workshop”, and topics can include anything that will help you gain confidence in digital projects. We will share some of our favorite resources and are happy to discuss specific questions or projects with students, staff, or faculty alike!

You should attend if you:

  • Have an idea for a digital project but are unsure how to proceed

  • Want to learn more about how the library can support your project

  • Want to hear about tools or platforms and how they could apply to your project

  • Are interested in working with students to publish work digitally

  • Want to share ideas for what you or your students are working on

  • Have a specific technology-related question

  • Like having fun and talking with librarians!

Faculty Promotion - University & College Promotion Policies

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42 seats available


When

Thursday, April 18, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Where

LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12),
1225/35

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Paul Craig
Margaret Bailey
Betsy Dell

Faculty Promotion Series: University & College Promotion Policies

This session covers university and college-level policy on promotion to full professor or senior/principal lecturer (E6.0) facilitated by your colleagues with experience in this process. Topics include promotion requirements, timeline, and strategies for documenting accomplishments in scholarship, service, and teaching.  Pre-session Homework: Bring university policy AND your college policy on promotion to professor or senior/principal lecturer.

Facilitators:
-Margaret Bailey, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, KGCOE and Interim Director of AdvanceRIT
-Paul Craig, Professor and Unit Head, COS
-Betsy Dell, Professor, MMET, CET, and Graduate Program Director: Manufacturing & Mechanical Systems Integration and Faculty Associate to the Provost for Women Faculty
-Tim Landschoot, Principal Lecturer, KGCOE 

 

This session is the second of three workshops that will be offered on faculty promotion: 

 Hosted by Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute, the Promotion Package Prep (P-Cubed) group, P&T Smarts, and AdvanceRIT.

Request interpreting services at myaccess.rit.edu.

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Citation Management: Using Mendeley

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24 seats available


When

Monday, April 22, 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 Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Teachers on Teaching: Hye-Jin Nae on Design Principles for Visual Impact

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24 seats available


When

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

All teachers have to organize visual content at some point, whether in presentation slides, document formatting, or even email. How can non-designers apply visual design principles to achieve clarity and impact?

Join Hye-Jin Nae, Assistant Professor in the College of Art and Design, for an overview of using the tools you already know to achieve the greatest impact in your communication.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12:00pm.

Provost’s “Meet the Scholars” Annual Launch Party for the 2018 Faculty Scholarship Report Featuring the 2018-2019 Trustee Scholarship Award recipients

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96 seats available


When

Monday, April 29, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Where

SAU - Student Alumni Union (04),
1500 Fireside Lounge

Event Contact

Nicholas Paulus

Presenters

Nicholas Paulus
Ellen Granberg

Provost’s “Meet the Scholars” Annual Launch Party for the Faculty Scholarship Report. This year we will be featuring the 2018-19 recipients and nominees for the Trustees Scholarship Award with a poster session.

April 29, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

SAU 1500 Fireside Lounge

Please join us for the Provost’s Annual Launch Party for the Faculty Scholarship Report.

Each year, RIT launches this report to reflect on the previous year’s successes and to showcase our valued faculty members whose research efforts continue to promote innovation, collaboration and discovery.  The 2018 report marks yet another year of continued growth, with over 1,800 scholarly works included.

This year’s report also places a specific emphasis on featuring a select group of outstanding faculty and the contributions they have made to their field, their students and their community.

Our 2018 featured faculty includes:

  • Qi Yu— GCCIS
  • Mark Olles — CAST
  •  Cory Crane — CHST
  • Denis Defibaugh  — CIAS
  • Josephine Wolff — CLA
  • Susan Farnand — COS
  •  Thomas Trabold — GIS
  • Ray Ptucha — KGCOE
  • Jessica Trussell  — NTID
  • TBD — RIT International
  • Yang Yu— SCB
  • Daniel Worden SOIS

This is a unique opportunity to network and develop relationships that will help you throughout your career. 

Come celebrate!

Enjoy Hors d'oeuvres, Open Bar and great conversation!

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Where

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

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Anne Marie Canale

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break - SAVE THE DATE!

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 for FREE coffee/tea and a snack. Registration is not required - ALL faculty are welcome.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute.

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

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

DeStress Fest: Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

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 Promotion: External Letters and Research Statements

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40 seats available


When

Friday, May 3, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Where

LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12),
1135

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Sara Schley
Carol Marchetti

This interactive session is for faculty preparing promotion packages to full professor and covers preparation of materials for external reviewers. 

How do you best prepare materials for external reviewers and identify potential reviewers?  Get a copy of a colleague’s promotion package (or a portion, such as their research statement). We will not share these with each other. We can discuss what we learned from reviewing someone else’s statement:

  • How well did they sell their work?
  • Were there interesting strategies/formatting used?
  • Were there things you thought could have been done better?)

Contact at least one potential external reviewer (some of you have already had to complete this!). We will share strategies for selecting the reviewers and our experience with the process. Did they say yes? What does the university policy say regarding external letters?  Bring with you information from your college policy. 

Pre-session Homework:  Identify what you want external reviewers to write about – are there specific areas that would be best addressed by different people?  Bring an exemplar promotion package from a colleague who was recently promoted.  Also, bring the university policy AND *your* college policy on promotion to professor.

This is the third of three workshops that will be offered on faculty promotion open to all faculty: 

Hosted by Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute, the Promotion Package Prep (P-Cubed) group,  P&T Smarts, and AdvanceRIT.


Light Refreshments will be provided.


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

Innovative Assignment Design Workshop

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40 seats available


When

Monday, May 20, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
University Writing Commons

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

David Martins
Kirsten Condry
Elizabeth Reeves OConnor

Innovative Assignment Design Workshop sponsored by the Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment 

Designing impactful and engaging assignments to foster 21st century skills can be challenging. In order to support faculty who teach General Education courses, we are offering a faculty-led Assignment Design Workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate and share best practices in assignment design and develop or improve an existing assignment for their General Education course. To further support assignment design, faculty will be able to apply for an Innovative Assignment Design Grant sponsored by the Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment.  Event details.

Anyone who works at RIT and teaches a Gen Ed course can register.  

Agenda:

  • 10:00-10:30: Welcome, What Makes a Good Assignment?
  • 10:30-12:30: Assignment Design Roundtables Reviews 
  • 12:30-1:00: Roundtable Presentations (lunch is included) 
  • 1:00-2:00: Innovative Assignment Design Grant Workshop (optional)*  
*Five mini-grants of $500 each will be available to event participants and can be used to support innovative teaching and learning projects in General Education courses which 1) Align to one of RIT’s General Education Student Learning Outcomes 2) Incorporate innovative assignment design practices.  Event details (scroll to bottom of web page).

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

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, May 13, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Fall 2019 Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival Kit

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45 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
  • Title IX Compliance

*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.

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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12 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.

New Faculty Orientation 2019 - Hit the Ground Running!

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
Friday, August 16, 2019

Where

TBA,
TBA

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale

Save the dates for New Faculty Orientation 2019!  

Details will be available in late Spring 2019. In the meantime, take a look at our New Faculty Orientation website to get an idea of NFO 2018 activities. 

Questions should be directed to the Faculty Career Development team, Anne Marie Canale or Cheryl Herdklotz, at FCDS@rit.edu 

New Faculty Orientation is hosted by Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute  in collaboration with numerous campus partners.