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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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Adobe Connect: Best Practices for a Successful Synchronous Experience

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19 seats available


When

Thursday, February 11, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Marybeth Koon

Presenters

Marybeth Koon

Whether it's with a small or large group of students, using web conferencing for instruction can be daunting.  Not only is precious course time reliant upon computer software and hardware working well, the social conventions we employ in the physical classroom do not always translate well to a "live-and-online" or synchronous environment, like Adobe Connect.  However, by simply factoring in some additional steps to the design and planning of a live, online session or activity, the quality of the experience can be greatly improved.  During this one-hour session faculty will make progress towards:

  • Identifying technical best practices that are essential before and during an Adobe Connect session
  • Evaluating course activities well suited for web conferencing tools, like like Adobe Connect and other synchronous tools
  • Applying facilitation strategies for managing both large and small groups of students in a synchronous environment
 If you have any questions about this session, please contact Joseph Zelazny or Marybeth Koon. 

Interpreting services can be requested through Access Services by going to: http://myaccess.rit.edu/.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00pm.

Curious about the Mid-Tenure Review Process?

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7 seats available


When

Friday, February 12, 2016
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
2610/2650

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Jeremy Haefner

Curious about the Mid-Tenure Review Process?

Join your colleagues at the 5th Annual Mid-Tenure Review panel discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for mid-tenure review and learn about this important process from faculty who have served on tenure committees and may have been recently tenured.  

Provost Haefner will begin with a presentation on the tenure review process, followed by a general panel discussion and break-outs with a faculty representative from each of the Colleges.   

More details coming!

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

Hosted by Faculty Career Development Services, The Wallace Center.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:00pm.

RIT Wiki 101

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11 seats available


When

Thursday, February 18, 2016
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650 (Bib Lab)

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Joseph Zelazny

A wiki is simply a website that allows individuals or groups of collaborators to rapidly add or change its content, using an editor in the web browser. Wikis can be a powerful asynchronous collaboration tool in teaching and learning. Typical uses include structuring group work, or capturing a knowledge repository that has been built up by a class.  Attendees of this session will make progress toward:

  • Setting up a wiki and building the framework for a class activity
  • Formatting wiki pages and including enhanced visuals such as images, tables, and panels
  • Restricting wiki pages to specific individuals or groups

Interpreting services can be requested through Access Services by going to: http://myaccess.rit.edu/.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 1:00pm.

Teachers on Teaching: Jennifer Schneider on “all the thinks you’ll think”: the act of teaching ACT (applied critical thinking)

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5 seats available


When

Monday, February 22, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

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

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Jennifer Schneider

The great Dr. Seuss had it right, we all have a lot of thinks. Teaching students to think critically is a challenge for both the professor and the student, and is especially daunting when you're just trying to get through the required learning outcomes and content. This interactive presentation will give participants practical strategies for the integration of applied critical thinking into courses, especially those pesky program related courses.

Topics include:

  • What is applied critical thinking at RIT, and why should I care?
  • When teaching problem solving is not enough, and what else you can use without wanting to throw yourself off a cliff!
  • Where is the fun? Not all critical thinking is serious!

Dr. Jennifer Schneider was recently appointed the Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking. She is a full professor in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Dr. Schneider's talk is part of the monthly Teachers on Teaching series sponsored by Teaching and Learning Services.

Event link: http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/tls/content/teachers-teaching


The deadline to register for this event is Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 11:59pm.

21st Century Scholarship Unlocked: Open Access

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74 seats available


When

Friday, February 26, 2016
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Where

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

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Todd Pagano
Nicholas Paulus
Frances Andreu
Changfeng Ge
Trent Hergenrader
Kate Pitcher
Robert Pearson

The open access movement (OA) has been gaining momentum for a number of years, but what does it mean for academic scholarship? As traditional publishers struggle to retain their relevancy in an increasingly web-based environment, scholars have found legitimate open access venues to improve the dissemination of their research and scholarship, increase recognition, accommodate new interdisciplinary works, and add to the world-wide body of knowledge in a timely manner, while continuing to uphold the peer-review process.

Come and enjoy cocktails and light refreshments in an informal setting (individual demonstration tables) as you mingle with faculty and staff from RIT and other institutions who have published journals, conference proceedings, and textbooks on OA platforms. Learn more about open access, the support provided by The Wallace Center, and learn how many of your articles and papers currently published in print journals and proceedings can also be made available via OA.  Drop in anytime to view what your colleagues have  have accomplished and learn how OA may benefit your own scholarship in the 21st century!

Presenters:

  • Frances Andreu, TWC: RIT Scholar Works
  • Changfeng Ge, CAST:  Journal of Applied Packaging Research
  • Trent Hergenrader, CLA: Journal of Creative Writing
  • Todd Pagano, NTID: Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities; open access textbook
  • Nicholas Paulus, TWC: RIT Open Access Publishing
  • Robert Pearson, KGCOE
  • Kate Pitcher, SUNY Geneseo: Open Access Textbook Initiative

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

Hosted by Faculty Career Development Services, The Wallace Center.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, February 19, 2016 at 5:00pm.

360° Leadership Skills Inventory - Orientation Session

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20 seats available


When

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

TBA,
TBA

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Lynn Wild

“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” - Ken Blanchard

Feedback can help you develop professionally and personally. RIT has partnered with the SUNY Leadership Institute (sunyli.suny.edu) to offer a 360° (multi-observer) survey for your individual professional development. This orientation will introduce you to the 360° tool and prepare you to take the assessment.

Upon completion of the orientation session, you will be able to:  

  1. Understand what a 360° instrument is and the benefits of 360° feedback.
  2. Use the SUNYLI 360° portal and be prepared to take the assessment.
  3. Identify observers to gain the feedback you are seeking.
  4. Understand what will happen next in terms of the final report and the 360°follow-up session.

*Note: At the orientation session, you will be asked to commit to participating. If you agree and do not participate in the 360° Leadership Skills Inventory, your department will be charged $75 to cover the costs.

This is a professional development opportunity for all full-time RIT faculty hosted by Faculty Career Development Services, The Wallace Center.

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

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Ally Workshop (Faculty Men only)

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21 seats available


When

Thursday, March 3, 2016
9:00am - 11:00am

Where

SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),
2120

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Roger Green

The RIT Advocates & Allies project is offering training for faculty men who want to serve as Allies for women faculty. Ally training is designed to provide male faculty with strategies to help improve the overall climate for all faculty at RIT and identify ways to better recruit and retain women faculty.

 

AdvanceRIT Advocates & Allies: Engaging Male Colleagues in Institutional Transformation for the Advancement of Women Faculty is funded by the National Science Foundation. The Advocates & Allies project is based on an innovative approach designed to involve faculty men intentionally in the transformation of departmental cultures and practices at North Dakota State University.  The goals of Advocates and Allies programs are to: (1) educate faculty men about gender inequity in academia; (2) introduce faculty men to strategies for bringing about positive change in their departments and colleges; and (3) build a supportive network of Advocates and Allies for all faculty.

For questions on this event, please contact Betsy Dell at emdmet@rit.edu

 

Support for this research was provided by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Plan D program under Award No. 1500604. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Advocates Facilitation Session I (by Invitation only/ Faculty Men only)

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13 seats available


When

Thursday, March 3, 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),
2120

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Roger Green

The RIT Advocates & Allies project is offering training for faculty men who want to serve as Allies for women faculty. Ally training is designed to provide male faculty with strategies to help improve the overall climate for all faculty at RIT and identify ways to better recruit and retain women faculty.

AdvanceRIT Advocates & Allies: Engaging Male Colleagues in Institutional Transformation for the Advancement of Women Faculty is funded by the National Science Foundation. The Advocates & Allies project is based on an innovative approach designed to involve faculty men intentionally in the transformation of departmental cultures and practices at North Dakota State University.  The goals of Advocates and Allies programs are to: (1) educate faculty men about gender inequity in academia; (2) introduce faculty men to strategies for bringing about positive change in their departments and colleges; and (3) build a supportive network of Advocates and Allies for all faculty.

For questions on this event, please contact Betsy Dell at emdmet@rit.edu

Support for this research was provided by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Plan D program under Award No. 1500604. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Advocates Facilitation Session II (by Invitation Only/ Faculty Men only)

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12 seats available


When

Friday, March 4, 2016
9:00am - 12:00pm

Where

SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),
2120

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Roger Green

The RIT Advocates & Allies project is offering training for faculty men who want to serve as Allies for women faculty. Ally training is designed to provide male faculty with strategies to help improve the overall climate for all faculty at RIT and identify ways to better recruit and retain women faculty.

AdvanceRIT Advocates & Allies: Engaging Male Colleagues in Institutional Transformation for the Advancement of Women Faculty is funded by the National Science Foundation. The Advocates & Allies project is based on an innovative approach designed to involve faculty men intentionally in the transformation of departmental cultures and practices at North Dakota State University.  The goals of Advocates and Allies programs are to: (1) educate faculty men about gender inequity in academia; (2) introduce faculty men to strategies for bringing about positive change in their departments and colleges; and (3) build a supportive network of Advocates and Allies for all faculty.

For questions on this event, please contact Betsy Dell at emdmet@rit.edu

Support for this research was provided by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Plan D program under Award No. 1500604. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Students as Creators: Assigning Multimedia Projects - Adjunct Community Event

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25 seats available


When

Friday, March 4, 2016
11:30am - 12:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1540 - RADSCC Classroom

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

With the popularity of online media and the wide array of self-production tools, students have an opportunity to go beyond traditional assignment deliverables.

Multimedia projects allow students to combine different types of media (text, audio, video, pictures, graphics, etc.) into a single cohesive presentation. They offer an opportunity for students to actively engage in a project in a way that is relevant and familiar to how they gather and understand information already.

Join our guest presenters and your fellow adjuncts for a demonstration highlighting RIT student project examples and a review of the tools used to create them.

Participants will be able to identify:

  • Tools and processes required to assign student media based projects
  • Assignments and projects that can be effectively delivered through student media based projects
  • Assignment(s) within an existing course where students can leverage multimedia tools

This is a professional development and networking activity for all RIT adjunct faculty.
Hosted by Faculty Career Development Services, The Wallace Center.

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

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Advocates Lunch with Advisory Board (by Invitation Only/ Faculty Men only)

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13 seats available


When

Friday, March 4, 2016
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where

SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),
2120

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Roger Green

The RIT Advocates & Allies project is offering lunch with the AdvanceRIT Advocates and Allies Advisory Board for faculty men who participated in the Advocates and Allies training on March 3 & 4, 2016.  Ally training is designed to provide male faculty with strategies to help improve the overall climate for all faculty at RIT and identify ways to better recruit and retain women faculty.

AdvanceRIT Advocates & Allies: Engaging Male Colleagues in Institutional Transformation for the Advancement of Women Faculty is funded by the National Science Foundation. The Advocates & Allies project is based on an innovative approach designed to involve faculty men intentionally in the transformation of departmental cultures and practices at North Dakota State University.  The goals of Advocates and Allies programs are to: (1) educate faculty men about gender inequity in academia; (2) introduce faculty men to strategies for bringing about positive change in their departments and colleges; and (3) build a supportive network of Advocates and Allies for all faculty.

For question on this luncheon or for dietary restrictions, please contact Betsy Dell at emdmet@rit.edu

Support for this research was provided by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Plan D program under Award No. 1500604. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Communicating Connections - Guest Speaker: Nicole Noren

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25 seats available


When

Monday, March 7, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

SAU - Student Alumni Union (04),
2510 (Mosaic Center)

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Keri Barone

Nicole Noren, award winning journalist, and a producer for ESPN’s Enterprise and Investigative Unit will present to RIT faculty. A 2015 Kiplinger Fellow, Noren specializes in stories on education and health. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion and responses from select RIT faculty and staff.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00pm.

CRLT - The Michigan Players “The Fence”

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50 seats available


When

Thursday, April 7, 2016
9:00am - 11:00am

Where

SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),
2210/2220

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

The Michigan Players

This performance will focus on topics and situations experienced by faculty
and academic administrators in the areas of teaching and learning and
institutional climate. The CRLT Theatre Program will also present on topics
applicable to faculty in the areas of teaching and learning and institutional
climate on behalf of NSF Advance.

These performances will be on the tenure and promotion process and how gender and faculty rank influence dynamics and the decision-making process of tenure committees.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Interpreting services will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:00pm.

CRLT - The Michigan Players “The Fence”

Register
50 seats available


When

Thursday, April 7, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),
2210/2220

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

The Michigan Players

This performance will focus on topics and situations experienced by faculty
and academic administrators in the areas of teaching and learning and
institutional climate. The CRLT Theatre Program will also present on topics
applicable to faculty in the areas of teaching and learning and institutional
climate on behalf of NSF Advance.

These performances will be on the tenure and promotion process and how gender and faculty rank influence dynamics and the decision-making process of tenure committees.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Interpreting services will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:00pm.