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Solve a Teaching Puzzle: Focus on Access as Well as Accessibility

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18 seats available


When

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Dawn Severson

Presenters

Monica Cormier

In this training you will learn to recognize and create accessible course assets. We will highlight best practices for creating and formatting electronic documents and participants will discover where improvements can be made. Rather than addressing specific concerns as they appear, you will learn how to plan, design, and create flexible resources from the beginning. We will cover the use of video, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and still image files in this training.


Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: http://myAccess.rit.edu.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Introduction to Library Resources for Graduate Students

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4 seats available


When

Thursday, January 23, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

This workshop will provide graduate students with information that is helpful for research. Roman Koshykar, RIT Libraries Graduate Services Coordinator, will demonstrate the most useful research sources you will need to rely on for your course-based and project-based research and will be available to answer all of your questions about the library’s services. Recommended to all graduate students; highly recommended to graduate students beginning their studies at RIT.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Becoming an Inclusive-Minded Faculty Member

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37 seats available


When

Monday, January 27, 2020
9:00am - 11:00am

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
Bamboo Room 2610

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Taj Smith

In this interactive workshop, you will engage in a practice to better support our growing and diverse student population. Faculty will reflect on how their personal and social identities have shaped their learning. Faculty will also enhance their understanding of how micro-messaging can negatively impact their students. Finally, attendees will leave with a couple of tools to address difficult learning moments in the classroom.

Light breakfast will be served from 9 to 9:30 am with the program beginning at 9:30 am.

This program is a repeat of the session held in Fall 2019.

Co-Sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Faculty Affairs, and Faculty Career Development.

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

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, January 20, 2020 at 12:00pm.

Solve a Teaching Puzzle: How to Help Your Students Be Better Learners

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13 seats available


When

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Rebecca Johnson

Presenters

Rebecca Johnson

 

This session focuses on practical strategies that will help your students learn how to learn the content in your class.

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: https://myaccess.rit.edu/myAccess5/.





The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:00am.

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.

Love Data Workshop: Benefits and Risks of using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

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29 seats available


When

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2430 (VIA Lab)

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

Mihail Barbosu

Introduction to machine learning and artificial intelligence from Mihail Barbosu, Director of RIT's Data Predictive Analytics Center. 

 

This event is part of Love Data Week. Other Love Data events include: 

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

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1:00pm.

Considering the Next Phase of Your Career: Strategies for Recently Tenured Faculty

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45 seats available


When

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

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

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Sara Schley
Cheryl Herdklotz
Carol Marchetti
Anne Marie Canale
Margaret Bailey

Considering the Next Phase of Your Career: Strategies for Recently Tenured Faculty

As a newly tenured faculty member at RIT, we recognize your high potential and invite you to participate in a special event to begin considering the next phase of your academic career.

In this 90-minute session, participants will describe goals and identify potential resources as they network with peers across campus. Whether you are envisioning new areas of research, trying new teaching methods, lending your expertise to an administrative position, or building your personal life as you continue along your current path, you will find something beneficial at this session.

Co-sponsored by AdvanceRIT and Faculty Career Development. 

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

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 12:00pm.

Magna: Designing Learning Spaces for Optimal Student Engagement

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19 seats available


When

Friday, February 7, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

In this live online seminar, we will discuss some of the principles that should be considered when designing learning spaces and share some examples of learning spaces designed at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore that embody these principles. Through these concrete examples, you will see how improvements can be made to not only increase collaboration and engagement in the classroom, but prepare students for similar work environments when they graduate.

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING GOALS?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the principles for designing a learning space
  • Identify factors that affect student learning in a learning space
  • Propose changes or improvements that can be made based on the learning space design principles

WHO DOES THIS BENEFIT?

  • Facilities planners
  • Faculty
  • Assistant/Associate Professors
  • Any staff interested in learning more about space usage for learning

The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Love Data Workshop: Interactive Art Powered by Data

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29 seats available


When

Friday, February 7, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2430 (VIA Lab)

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

W. Michelle Harris

Art as Data workshop highlighting the work of Associate Professor W. Michelle Harris in IGM. 

 

This event is part of Love Data Week at RIT Libraries. Other Love Data events include: 

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

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, February 7, 2020 at 1:00pm.

DHSS Workshop: Considering Ethics in Mapping and Analyzing Local Narcotics Data

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24 seats available


When

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
3:00pm - 4:15pm

Where

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

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

Janelle Duda-Banwar
Kayla Macano

Join us for a conversation around ethics and data, using drug overdose and arrest data from Rochester neighborhoods collected by members of RIT’s Center for Public Safety Initiatives (CPSI). We will show our work on geospatial analyses, as well as early conclusions and lessons learned working with sensitive data. 

Facilitated by:

  • Dr. Janelle Duda-Banwar (Visiting Professor in Criminal Justice)
  • Kayla Macano (GIVE Director, Rochester Police Department)
  • Jennifer Schmitz (RIT Student and Research Assistant with the Center for Public Safety Initiatives)

This workshop is part of the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS) workshop series and is open to all members of the RIT community.

This workshop is part of Love Data Week at RIT Libraries. Other Love Data events include: 

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

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 3:00pm.

Faculty Promotion Discussion (Full Professor)

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40 seats available


When

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
Bamboo Room 2610

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Carmala Garzione

Are you an associate professor planning to pursue promotion to full Professor in the near future?  Join Associate Provost Carmala Garzione and Provost Granberg for a discussion on how to present a strong promotion case. Their presentation will be followed by a panel of colleagues who have experience with the promotion process for their insight on how best to prepare.

If you are curious about:

  • strategies used in making an outstanding promotion package
  • common mistakes that candidates make in preparing a promotion package
  • suggestions on creating a narrative to address promotion guidelines

You won’t want to miss this session!

Hosted by Faculty Career Development  and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

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

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, February 7, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Tiger Tech Talk: Top Tips for Protecting Your Data

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35 seats available


When

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2430 (VIA Lab)

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

Ben Woelk
Aldwin Maloto

What role do you have in protecting your data? How do you determine what data you should share? What data is shared by the applications and devices you use?  What steps can you take to protect your information?

Join Aldwin Maloto, Information Security Officer, and Ben Woelk, ISO Program Manager, as they discuss the reasons for protecting your data and provide key steps you can take to protect your data, both at home and at RIT.

 

Aldwin Maloto ‘09, MBA, CISA, CISM, is Information Security Officer and is a graduate of the RIT Saunders College of Business. He’s been with RIT since 2016 and provides leadership in ensuring RIT has the proper security controls to enable RIT  to complete and excel at its academic mission.

Ben Woelk ‘07, CISSP, CPTC, is Information Security Office Program Manager and completed an Advanced Certificate in Technical Information Design from RIT. Ben is responsible for Security Awareness and Training at RIT and is an active member of the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council.

 

This event is part of Love Data Week at RIT Libraries. Other Love Data events include: 

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

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:00pm.

Magna: Understanding Open Educational Resources (OER)

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17 seats available


When

Thursday, February 13, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

The cost of textbooks has risen over 1000% since 1971. That's 3 times the rate of inflation! Some students have stopped purchasing required textbooks due to this ever-rising cost. However, there's a solution that can be found in Open Educational Resources (OER). In this live online seminar, we'll examine the research on OER usage in collegiate classes and their impact on student retention and success.

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING GOALS?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe research that demonstrates OER impact on student success and retention
  • Find high quality Open Educational Resources
  • Use OER effectively to impact student learning
  • Advocate for the use of OER as an alternative to high cost textbooks

WHO DOES THIS BENEFIT?

  • Instructors
  • Librarians
  • Administrators
  • Instructional support

WHY YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

Open Educational Resources (OER) are high quality teaching and learning materials that have been licensed to be freely reused and remixed. Including textbooks, games, simulations, quizzes, and even full courses, OER offer a cost effective and flexible alternative to costly course materials. You'll be able to combat the rising cost of textbooks while making a greater impact on student success!


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 2:00pm.

Solve a Teaching Puzzle: Getting Useful Student Feedback

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12 seats available


When

Thursday, February 20, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Rebecca Johnson

Presenters

Rebecca Johnson


You see their grades, but you want more information from students about whether they are “getting” your content.

This session focuses on practical strategies that you can use--no matter your class size, modality, or content area--to get actionable information from students so that you can help them to be successful.

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: https://myaccess.rit.edu/myAccess5/.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:00am.

Magna: Metacognitive Skills for Underprepared Students

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19 seats available


When

Thursday, February 20, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

It’s become very apparent that many present-day students are coming into the college classroom without the skills they need in order to be successful in higher education. Metacognition has been strongly linked with improved GPAs, college readiness, and retention; however, faculty are often unaware of how to purposefully instill and foster these abilities in students. This live seminar will provide specific strategies to build these necessary competencies.

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING GOALS?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify key characteristics of metacognition
  • Link metacognition to the process of formative assessment
  • Recognize and explain the benefits of implementing metacognitive activities into curriculum
  • Integrate effective metacognitive practices into existing curriculum

WHO DOES THIS BENEFIT?

  • Faculty
  • Faculty developers
  • Instructors
  • Department Chairs
  • Deans
  • Instructional designers

 


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 2:00pm.

Magna: Understanding Toxic Leadership

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17 seats available


When

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

For leaders and aspiring leaders who want to grow in their position and help others do the same, this live online seminar examines the negative or toxic attributes of leadership and will help you avoid these traits through a lens of “what not to do.”

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING GOALS?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Define toxic leadership
  • Identify behaviors and actions associated with toxic leadership
  • Learn how to improve leadership practice through discussing practical approaches to prevent and mitigate toxic leadership

WHO DOES THIS BENEFIT?

Anyone in or aspiring to leadership positions, including:

  • Department chairs
  • Deans and associate deans
  • Provosts and associate provosts
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Team Leads

The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 2:00pm.

Teachers on Teaching: Hinda Mandell and Kelly Martin on Zines, DIY Exploration, and College Curricula

Register
21 seats available


When

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 (Teaching and Learning Services)

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Hinda Mandell
Kelly Martin

 Zines, DIY Exploration, and College Curricula

What the heck is a “zine” and what role does it play in the college classroom? In this Teachers on Teaching session, School of Communication faculty Hinda Mandell and Kelly Martin discuss how they deployed “zines” in six of their classes over three years, and offer student responses to these vibrant learning activities.

Zines – with a long history in American publishing – are personal, anti-consumerist publications that offer their creators the opportunity to produce material without the constraints of gatekeeping. What’s most exciting about integrating zines into course curricula is witnessing student excitement as they produce an authentic, hands-on and visual artifact that connects personally and directly to the classroom materials and lived experience of students' lives.

Mandell and Martin were recipients of the 2019 Innovative Teaching with Technology Award for their collaborative work with zines.

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

 


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Citation Management: Using EndNote

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28 seats available


When

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Mid-Tenure Review Info-Session & Faculty Panel Discussion

Register
41 seats available


When

Friday, February 28, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
Bamboo room 2610/2650

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Carmala Garzione

Tenure-track faculty are invited to join colleagues at the annual Mid-Tenure Review panel and discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for mid-tenure review and learn about this important process from Dr. Carmala Garzione, Associate Provost, and from your colleagues who have earned tenure. Dr. Garzione will begin with a presentation on the tenure review process, followed by a general panel discussion, then breakouts with a faculty representative from each of the Colleges.

10:00 am - Dr. Garzione, Overview of the Tenure Process at RIT
10:30 am - General Panel Discussion
11:00 am - College Breakout Sessions

Panelists/College Breakout Reps (to be announced)



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

Hosted by Faculty Career Development, in the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) at RIT.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00pm.

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.

Magna: Supporting First-Generation Students

Register
20 seats available


When

Thursday, March 5, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Over 40% of incoming first-year students at 4-year colleges and universities are first-generation college students. This percentage jumps to 70% for incoming first-year students at 2-year colleges. In this live seminar, you will learn about the challenges that exist for first-generation college students and the support structures that can help them succeed.

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING GOALS?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the profile of first-generation college students in the United States
  • Identify the challenges the disproportionately affect first-generation college students
  • Implement specific strategies to better support first-generation college students in the college classroom
  • Develop the necessary skills to identify future resources to continue supporting this student demographic

WHO DOES THIS BENEFIT?

  • Faculty
  • Provosts
  • Department Chairs
  • Deans
  • Instructional designers
  • Retention specialists
  • Directors of Diversity and Inclusion
  • First-Year Experience Coordinators

The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:00pm.

Graduate Thesis Workshop: The End Game

Register
25 seats available


When

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

This workshop is geared toward those graduate students planning to defend a thesis or dissertation in May or August. Library staff members will lead the workshop informing you of the requirements for submitting your final work. They will discuss how and where to submit as well as where your electronic work will be available for the world to view and download! They will also discuss how to apply for an embargo of your work if necessary. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about title pages, signatures, abstracts, print binding, costs, editing, and general guidelines. Attending this workshop will help you understand all the steps in the process and will make a very stressful time in your graduate career proceed smoothly.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5:00pm.

DHSS Workshop: Introduction to Python

Register
24 seats available


When

Thursday, March 19, 2020
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Where

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

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

Rebekah Walker

This workshop provides an introduction to Python, a concise and easy-to-read programming language. Python is inherently flexible and can be used to clean data, build web apps, perform text analysis, and more. Come learn about the capabilities of this language as we discuss basic syntax, variables, functions, and potential uses. 

This workshop is open to all members of the RIT community. Little to no knowledge of Python or programming is assumed.

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


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12:30pm.

Faculty Promotion Discussion (Senior/Principal Lecturer)

Register
50 seats available


When

Friday, March 20, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
Bamboo Room 2650

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Carmala Garzione

Are you a lecturer or senior lecturer planning to pursue promotion in the near future?  Join Associate Provost Carmala Garzione for a discussion on how to present a strong promotion case. Her presentation will be followed by a panel of colleagues who have experience with the promotion process for their insight on how best to prepare.

If you are curious about:

  • strategies used in making an outstanding promotion package
  • common mistakes that candidates make in preparing a promotion package
  • suggestions on creating a narrative to address promotion guidelines

You won’t want to miss this session!

Hosted by Faculty Career Development  and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

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

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Citation Management: Using Zotero

Register
25 seats available


When

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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 Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Solve a Teaching Puzzle: Focus on Access as Well as Accessibility

Register
19 seats available


When

Thursday, March 26, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Dawn Severson

Presenters

Monica Cormier

In this training you will learn to recognize and create accessible course assets. We will highlight best practices for creating and formatting electronic documents and participants will discover where improvements can be made. Rather than addressing specific concerns as they appear, you will learn how to plan, design, and create flexible resources from the beginning. We will cover the use of video, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and still image files in this training.


Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: http://myAccess.rit.edu.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, March 27, 2020
2:00pm - 7:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Frances Andreu
Rebekah Walker
Elizabeth Call
Sara Kuehl

Join RIT Libraries for the fourth annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in celebration of Women's History Month. Improve the representation of women on Wikipedia by editing or writing new Wikipedia entries about notable women.

No experience is necessary! RIT librarians and trained volunteers will teach participants the fundamental principles and best practices of Wikipedia, how to create an account, and how to use Wikipedia's editing tools. Participants may drop in for half an hour or stay as long as they'd like.

Event is free and open to the public. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Computers are limited, so please bring a laptop or tablet if you have one. Free Wi-Fi is available on site.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Teachers on Teaching: Marcos Esterman on Making Pedagogical Choices

Register
21 seats available


When

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 (Teaching and Learning Services)

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Marcos Esterman

Our presenter for this session of Teachers on Teaching is Marcos Esterman, Associate Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. He teaches in the Multi-Disciplinary Design, the Manufacturing and Management Leadership, and the Masters in Product Development programs. Dr. Esterman reports to the Provost on faculty retention issues for underrepresented populations. Prior to joining the RIT faculty, he held a variety of positions in manufacturing and R&D while concurrently conducting his PhD research at Stanford University.

Flipped classrooms, collaborative- and problem-based learning, active learning, student response systems, online and blended learning, inclusive and social-impact teaching and learning…you get the picture. There are many teaching strategies and pedagogies to choose from, but how does one navigate them? I will come clean up-front and state that I cannot answer this in any formulaic way. However, I can share my own personal journey on how I have tried out, rejected, and/or adapted many of them to create learning environments that benefited my students. In particular, I teach a team- and project-based course that is focused on the systematic process to define an engineering product that adds value to the world. The main focus is on reducing ambiguity and uncertainty in product definition, which has proven an ideal setting in which to experiment with and evaluate the impact of pedagogical choices. 

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: http://myAccess.rit.edu.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, March 30, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, March 31, 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.

Faculty Promotion - Building Your Research Portfolio

Register
49 seats available


When

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
Bamboo Room 2650

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Ellen Granberg
Carmala Garzione

That next step in your academic career – Promotion to full Professor is just over the horizon. Is your research portfolio in good shape? Join Associate Provost Carmala Garzione for suggestions on building and presenting your research portfolio in your promotion package. Provost Ellen Granberg will share her ideas on what she looks for in a successful promotion package. There will be ample time allotted to answer your questions.

Please request interpreting services by visiting http://myAccess.rit.edu/


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Citation Management: Using Mendeley

Register
25 seats available


When

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Teachers on Teaching: Engaging Community Partners with Juilee Decker and Gary Jacobs

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17 seats available


When

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Juilee Decker (Museum Studies) and Gary Jacobs (School of Design) will talk about the process of working with community partners to find alignment between their local needs and the learning experiences of RIT students.

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: http://myAccess.rit.edu.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:00pm.

Solve a Teaching Puzzle: Accessibility for Blind and Low Vision

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8 seats available


When

Thursday, April 16, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Dawn Severson

Presenters

Monica Cormier

This session focuses on the experience for blind and low vision students in the classroom. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s experience as well as potential solutions to the problems associated with blind or low vision in the classroom.


Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: http://myAccess.rit.edu.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 11:59pm.

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!