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Establishing Your Instructor Presence Online

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12 seats available


When

Monday, April 6, 2015
10:30am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A-650

Event Contact

Marty Golia

Presenters

Marty Golia

Our lives are filled with relationships that are mediated via computer—we have social media “friends,” we videochat, we write and read blogs. So how can you use digital tools to connect with students in ways that express your passion for your subject and demonstrate your disciplinary expertise?

This workshop will discuss how to design opportunities to establish your online course presence and explore practices to connect with students throughout the course. These will include using both synchronous (real-time) student interactions, as well as asynchronous techniques that enable effective interaction while maintaining the “anytime, anywhere” attribute that attracts many students to online courses.

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of instructor presence in an online course
  • Describe course design elements that provide opportunities to establish and reinforce instructor presence
  • Use various myCourses tools to communicate messages and feedback to students
  • Determine an online teaching routine keeps you present and engaged while the course is running

The deadline to register for this event is Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Getting Started with Adobe Connect

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13 seats available


When

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Marybeth Koon

Presenters

Marybeth Koon

Adobe Connect is a web-based communication tool that allows faculty and students to collaborate online in real-time. This real-time interaction is also known as "synchronous learning."

 

This 60-minute session for beginners will include:

  • Creating and managing your own "meeting room"
  • Sharing your content with others (desktop, application, and document sharing),
  • Recording your Connect session for future viewing
  • Setting up captioning services for accessibility,
  • Technical best practices for before and during a synchronous session

Bring Your Laptops If You Can!

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, April 7, 2015 at 11:00am.

Teachers on Teaching: Kirsten Condry on Metacognition

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2 seats available


When

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Rebecca Johnson

Presenters

Kirsten Condry

Thinking about Thinking: Using Metacognition to Tackle Teaching Pet Peeves

They don't read the assignment! They can't write a clear topic sentence! Your students need to learn how to learn, but you don’t have time to teach them study skills. Not true. Dr. Kirsten Condry (Psychology) will lead a discussion about tools and strategies that you can use as in your teaching to help students succeed in your class and learn how to learn.

Faculty are welcome to bring a lunch to this mid-day discussion on teaching with Kirsten Condry, Associate Professor of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:00am.

Dropboxes, Rubrics, and Grades! Oh My!

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11 seats available


When

Thursday, April 9, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Marybeth Koon

Presenters

Marybeth Koon

Come explore and apply tools you can leverage within myCourses to streamline the process for grading and sending students feedback on assignments. The myCourses' Dropbox, Grades, and Rubrics tools can work together to make assessing, marking up, sending feedback (both grade and comments) a more fluid process from within myCourses.

This 90-minute session will address the following topics:

  • Streamlining student Dropbox submissions with the process of entering grades and feedback
  • Electronic mark-up of student submissions with the Drobpox and integrated Grademark tools
  • Assessing student performance with customized, electronic rubrics
  • Setting up a consistent workflow through myCourses to review, grade, and administer feedback to students

Bring Your Laptops if You Can!

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


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 8:00am.

Adobe Connect: Best Practices for a Successful Synchronous Experience

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8 seats available


When

Thursday, April 9, 2015
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Marybeth Koon

Presenters

Marybeth Koon

Within a live, virtual environment like Adobe Connect, the same methods of communication and interaction that are used in a classroom do not always work effectively - or at all - when applied.

In the absence face-to-face interaction, visual and audio cues like raised hands and laughter, as well as physical proximity to both people and classroom equipment, successfully managing both content delivery and student engagement depends a great deal on successful facilitation and applying the 'best-fit' tools that are available within a tool like Connect.

 This 60-minute session will address:

  • Facilitation strategies for managing both large and small group sessions
  • Instructional activities best suited for a live, interactive environment like Adobe Connect
  • Essential technical practices for before and during a live session

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

Event link: https://connect.rit.edu/synchronous/


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 1:00pm.

Getting Started with myCourses

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15 seats available


When

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Joe Zelazny

This one-hour learning event provides an overview of myCourses, including all of the myCourses core tools. Open to all RIT faculty, including adjuncts.  Pre-registration is encouraged; walk-ins can attend if space permits.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.

myCourses Quizzing Tool

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14 seats available


When

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Marybeth Koon

Presenters

Marybeth Koon

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.

 

Bring Your Laptops If You Can!

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

 


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 12:00pm.

Timely Communications in myCourses with the News and Calendar tools

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15 seats available


When

Thursday, April 16, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm


Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Joe Zelazny

Using the News and Calendar features in myCourses are great ways to keep your students informed and on track with course updates and timelines. This webinar will focus on how to set up News and Calendar events and how they can be used. The News tool is a great way to welcome your students at the beginning of the quarter, provide any week-to-week course highlights, and general information. The Calendar not only provides some standard RIT Calendar Events right on the myCourses’ home page, but you can also use this feature right within your own course to push out important dates to help both you and students manage time and course-related tasks.

Event link: https://connect.rit.edu/olweb


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4:00pm.

Faculty: Communicating with Confidence - Get to the Point! Writing Effective Emails and Reports

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23 seats available


When

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
9:00am - 11:00am

Where

CRS - Crossroads (89),
The River Room

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Lisa Moretto

Too much time and money is wasted today because information is not effectively communicated. We spend our time crafting the message or trying to decipher it. In this practical, interactive session, you will learn techniques on how to write more effective and focused communications.

This session provides techniques on:
• Organizing the writing task.
• Identifying primary information and directing readers' attention to it.
• Arranging facts for maximum impact.
• Writing action-getting letters and emails.
• Writing direct and concise messages.
• Sharpening personal writing style to create a strong, effective presence.
• Structuring a coherent proposal.
• Communicating your research clearly, concisely, and confidently.

In today’s fast-paced environments, we cannot afford to underestimate the power of the written word!

*Communicating with Confidence for Faculty is a 3 part workshop series. Register for one session, two or all 3! The focus of the first session on March 31st is oral communications, the second session on April 21st focuses on written communications, and the third session on April 28th focuses on effective meetings.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Getting Started with the RIT Wiki

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19 seats available


When

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

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

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Joseph Zelazny

This session will provide RIT faculty and staff with a basic introduction to the RIT Confluence Wiki.

Wikis are group-editable websites that are ideal for fast and easy collaboration among groups of all sizes. Because of their simplicity, wikis have become a preferred method for collaboration in many classrooms, small offices, and large scale companies. Wikis present various opportunities for improving group productivity and information sharing. The RIT Confluence Wiki is a fully supported, secure wiki, and is available for RIT faculty and staff use.

If you are interested in learning more about the RIT Confluence Wiki, as well as viewing examples of how other RIT faculty and staff have used the Confluence wiki, please join us for this session.

Anyone who is interested in using the RIT Wiki, but unable to attend this training, may request an individual consultation at http://rit.edu/tls/consult/


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11:00am.

SMS Lecturer Mentoring Group Discussion Panel

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41 seats available


When

Saturday, April 25, 2015
11:30am - 12:30pm

Where

GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08),
A300

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Deana Olles

The School of Mathematical Sciences (College of Science) Lecturer Mentoring Group is hosting a discussion panel on mentoring with members from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Seaway Section affiliated universities.  This event is open to all RIT lecturers, senior lecturers, and their mentors. 

Discussion Panel: 11:30 - 12:30 pm followed by social/networking hour.

The panel consists of recipients of the MAA Clarence F. Stephens Distinguished Teaching Award*:

  • Gary Towsley, SUNY Geneseo, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics
  • Laura Person, SUNY Potsdam, Professor of Mathematics
  • Maria Terrell, Cornell University, Senior Lecturer of Mathematics & Director of the Teaching Assistant Programs
  • John Ringland, SUNY Buffalo, Associate Professor of Mathematics & UB Director of URGE to Compute
  • Hossein Shahmohamad, RIT, Professor of Mathematics, RIT Eisenhart Award Winner, Provost’s Award for Faculty Mentoring

For Questions: Deana Olles, mailto:dbcsma@rit.edu

* Clarence F. Stephens Distinguished Teaching Award: In 1991, the Board of Governors of the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) established the Section Awards for distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics to recognize teachers of Mathematics at the post-secondary level who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful. Their teaching effectiveness must be documented and must have had influence beyond their own institutions.  Each year the Seaway Section Teaching Award Committee chooses a recipient for the Section Award from nominations by Section membership. In the Spring 2003 meeting the Seaway Section named the Distinguished Teaching Award after Clarence F. Stephens, developer of the Morgan-Potsdam teaching model

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

This event is co-sponsored by Faculty Career Development Services, The Wallace Center.


Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Faculty: Communicating with Confidence - Oh No! Not Another Meeting!

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23 seats available


When

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
9:00am - 11:00am

Where

CRS - Crossroads (89),
The River Room

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Lisa Moretto

Faculty: Communicating with Confidence- Oh No! Not Another Meeting!

Who really enjoys going to meetings these days? Not many do. But why? In today’s business settings, our calendars are filled with meetings, but instead of helping us accomplish our work, meetings usually are a waste of time. Instead of placing the responsibility solely on the chairperson, we propose that some of the issues with ineffective meetings lie with the participants.

This session provides techniques on:
• Being a productive meeting participant.
• Presenting information so your message is heard and can be acted on.
• Keeping the meeting on track as a chairperson.
• Learning how to delegate tasks to appropriate people.
• Recording and writing the minutes.
• Using meetings as networking opportunities.

Communicating with Confidence for Faculty is a 3 part workshop series. Register for 1, 2  or all 3! The focus of the 1st session on March 31st is oral communications, the 2nd session on April 21st focuses on
written communications, and the 3rd session on April 28th focuses on effective meetings.

For questions, please contact Korine Sherry kasnbt@rit.edu

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 Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:00pm.

SMS Lecturer Mentoring Group-Baylor University-Best Practices in Mentoring

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31 seats available


When

Saturday, May 9, 2015
8:30am - 9:30am

Where

GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08),
A300

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Deana Olles
J. Lenore Wright
Ginger Hanchey
Dan Hanchey

Best Practices in Mentoring Non-Tenure Track Faculty-Baylor University
The School of Mathematical Sciences,College of Science Lecturer Mentoring Group is hosting a day-long workshop with guests from Baylor University’s Academy for Teaching and Learning to discuss their lecturer mentoring program and share best practices in an interactive setting.  This event is open to all RIT Non-Tenure Track Faculty, their mentors, and department chairs/unit heads -- as well as other RIT administrative leaders.

J. Lenore Wright, associate professor, Ginger Hanchey, assistant director, and Dan Hanchey, assistant professor, will present on Baylor University’s Lecturer Mentoring Program which is organized as a discussion group for full-time lecturers.  At Baylor, participants meet to discuss a variety of topics related to lecturers and their promotion to senior lecturer. Topics may include expectations for lecturers, the lecturer notebook, best practices in teaching, and work-life balance. Visit Baylor’s Lecturer Mentoring Program website for more information.

Tentative Agenda:

8:30-9:45 am - Breakfast
10:00-11:00 am - Creating a Positive Climate for Teaching
11:15-12:15  pm - Recognizing Non-Tenure Track Faculty Needs
12:30-1:30 pm - Lunch
1:45-2:45 pm - Evaluating Teaching
2:45 - 3:00 pm - Wrap-up

 

Questions: Deana Olles, Senior Lecturer, SMS/COS: dbcsma@rit.edu

This workshop is co-sponsored by Faculty Career Development Services (FCDS) in The Wallace Center.

*Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.

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


 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Meet the Scholars Annual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

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100 seats available


When

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Where

SAU - Student Alumni Union (04),
Fireside Lounge

Event Contact

Nicholas Paulus

Presenters

Nicholas Paulus
Jeremy Haefner

Join your colleagues to celebrate the annual Faculty Scholarship report!

Each year, RIT publishes the Faculty Scholarship Report to reflect on the previous year’s successes and showcase our valued faculty members whose research efforts continue to promote innovation, collaboration and discovery. The 2015 report marks yet another year of continued growth, with nearly 2,000 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.

Cocktails and light refreshments will be served.

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Interpreting services will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:00pm.