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#1Tiger1Book

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39 seats available


When

Friday, January 27, 2017
11:00am - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
VIALAB, 2nd floor

Event Contact

Kari Horowicz

Presenters

Kari Horowicz
Jennifer Freer
Lara Nicosia
Frances Andreu

Join The Wallace Center for #1Tiger1Book– learn how to find a book for 1 Wikipedia entry and learn how to add it to the entry!

RIT Tigers can make Wikipedia better!

Free Pizza, Drinks & Snacks! Learn about the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon coming on March 25, 2017.

Registration requested, but not required.  All are welcome!

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11:00am.

Identifying and Assisting Students in Distress

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1 seat available


When

Monday, January 30, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Rebecca Johnson

Presenters

Odessa Despot
David Reetz

This two-hour workshop, led by Dr. David Reetz and Dr. Odessa Despot from the RIT Counseling Center, will focus on how to respond to students who are struggling, how and when to refer them, and what other options are available to RIT faculty and academic staff to support student well-being.

David Reetz is the director of RIT's Counseling and Psychological Services.

Odessa Despot is a staff psychologist in the August Center of RIT's Counseling and Psychological Services.


The deadline to register for this event is Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Faculty Success Networks Best Practices for Establishing mentoring Relationships and Career Related Peer Support Groups

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37 seats available


When

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
9:00am - 10:30am

Where

SAU - Student Alumni Union (04),
1829

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Carol Marchetti
Anne Marie Canale
Talya Meyerowitz

Faculty Success Networks can come in the form of one on one mentoring, mentoring clusters or faculty-career related peer support groups.  These networks can play a critical role in faculty success: identifying resources, balancing work loads, understanding university policies, establishing collaborations, etc.  This session will include the following:

*Guidelines for Establishing an Effective Mentoring Relationship
*Resources available through the Wallace Center for Mentoring
*Facilitated time for you to develop your own plans for setting up your own Faculty Success Network-a framework and guidance will be provided.


For questions, please contact Betsy Dell emdmet@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.



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The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 5:00pm.

2016 Trustees Scholarship Award Presentation

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46 seats available


When

Friday, February 3, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Second Floor

Event Contact

Nicholas Paulus

Presenters

Nicholas Paulus
Gabrielle Gaustad
Linwei Wang
James Lee
Benjamin Lawrance
Carl Salvaggio
Denis Cormier
James A. Perkins

Join us for a Poster Presentation for the

2016 Trustees Scholarship Award

Featuring:

James Lee
Linwei Wang
Gerald Berent
James Perkins
Denis Cormier
Gabrielle Gaustad
Benjamin Lawrance

February 3rd, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Second Floor - The Wallace Center
Reception to Follow

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Teachers on Teaching: Bernard Brooks on Teaching Math Online

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24 seats available


When

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Bernard Brooks

For this Teachers on Teaching session, Bernard Brooks will address the following topic: Teaching Mathematics Online (Yes, I was skeptical too)

Teaching math online has its own special challenges. When I began developing my Financial Mathematics course as an online class in 2015 I was skeptical that learning mathematics online could be a replacement for an in-class lecture. Sure, online could work for a liberal arts class or maybe even for some of the other sciences but mathematics is special and has been taught via lecture format for thousands of years. In this talk I will discuss how some of those challenges were addressed. Many of the difficulties in teaching math online are actually pre-solved problems with the tools and resources readily available. I will present example clips of videos that use a variety of ways to replicate an in-class math experience and we can talk about the ways an online class can be better than an in-class lecture.

Professor Bernard Brooks has taught mathematics at RIT since 2001. He won the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2012 and has been involved in many K-12 outreach activities. To learn more about Dr. Brooks, visit his RIT website.

 

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The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 1:00pm.

A Poetry Reading with Dane R. Gordon

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2600, Cary Collection

Event Contact

Steven Galbraith

Presenters

Dane Gordon

Join us for a poetry reading and book signing in celebration of Professor Gordon’s new book, Magic Light. Refreshments to follow. Free and open to the public. Information: 475-3961

Dane R. Gordon is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, London University, and the University of Rochester, NY, receiving degrees in history, theology, and philosophy. He taught philosophy for over 35 years at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has published widely on scholarly topics, and continues to be prolific in poetic works.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

360° Leadership Skills Inventory - Orientation Session

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20 seats available


When

Friday, February 10, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1470

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Ginny Hronek

“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:

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

*Note: At the orientation session, if you commit to participating but ultimately end up not participating, your department will be charged $75 to cover the cost of the assessment.

About the facilitator: Ginny Hronek brings many years of experience in public service, higher education, faculty development, training and coaching. Her work has been domestic and international. Ginny has offered perspective and advice on radio, television and written for newspapers and periodicals and been a keynote speaker for several conferences.

FEEDBACK FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS:

  • The results will help me develop skills that need attention. It also showed me what my observers value.
  • The process was very useful…it provided 25 individuals who work with me an opportunity to provide anonymous feedback from which I can learn and grow.
  • The 360° LSI brought several issues in my performance and how it is perceived by others to my attention.
  • I found it valuable and useful. The comments were particularly helpful. The instructional seminars at the start and end of the survey were very helpful as well.
  • I think a 360° is a much better tool than an upward appraisal as it allows you to get a broader range of input.
  • It is always good to get feedback every few years to keep on track.

Information on the follow-up 360° Feedback Session may be found here: http://rit.edu/drJbY

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

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Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 5:00pm.

21st Century Scholarship Unlocked: Your Rights as an Author

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71 seats available


When

Friday, February 24, 2017
1:00pm - 2:45pm

Where

GOL - Golisano Hall (70),
Golisano Auditorium

Event Contact

Nicholas Paulus

Presenters

Nicholas Paulus
Frances Andreu

February 24, 2017
Presentation: 1-2 pm Golisano Auditorium
Reception: 2-3 pm Golisano Atrium

Distinguished speaker: Peter Hirtle

Peter Hirtle is an Affiliate Fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Until his retirement from Cornell in 2015, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Cornell University Library with a special mandate to address intellectual property issues. Previously at Cornell, Hirtle served as Director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections and as the Associate Editor of D-Lib Magazine.

He is an archivist by training with an MA in History from Johns Hopkins and an MLS with a concentration in archival science from the University of Maryland. Hirtle is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of American Archivists and is a member of its Working Group on Intellectual Property. He was a member of the Commission on Preservation and Access/Research Library Group's Task Force on Digital Archiving and the Copyright Office’s Section 108 Study Group, and he is a contributing author to the LibraryLaw.com blog. He is also the co-author of Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development/The Wallace Center as part of the Faculty Success Series.

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



The deadline to register for this event is Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Curious about the Mid-Tenure Review Process?

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45 seats available


When

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
2650/2610

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Jeremy Haefner

Curious about the Mid-Tenure Review Process?

Join your colleagues at the 6th 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 or 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 Monday, February 20, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Mutual Mentoring at Mid-Career: Making Every Connection Count

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49 seats available


When

Thursday, March 2, 2017
9:00am - 11:30am

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
2610

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

This workshop explores the challenges faced by associate professors and the role of mentoring in contributing to academic career advancement and success.  Recent literature and practice now offer new, more flexible approaches to mentoring in which faculty build a network of "multiple mentors" who can address a variety of career competencies.  In this interactive session, you will identify your professional goals, strengths, and skills that you want to develop; explore mentoring as a medium for helping you meet those goals; "map" your own mentoring networks--what they are and could be, drawing on a range of examples; and discuss best practices for seeking, developing, and cultivating a network of mentors.

For questions about this event, please contact Jamie Porteus at jlppro@rit.eud

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 Monday, February 20, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Network-Based Mentoring Programs to Support Faculty Connections: A Fresh Approach for Academic Leaders

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50 seats available


When

Thursday, March 2, 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
2610

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Faculty mentoring can offer a vital contribution to a successful academic career, particularly for women and faculty of color. The most common form of mentoring has been a "traditional model," which is defined by a one-on-one relationship between an experienced faculty member who guides the career development of an early career faculty member.  Formal mentoring programs have been largely designed to fit this traditional definition.  Recent research, however, has indicated the emergence of new, more flexible approaches to mentoring in which faculty build a network of multiple "mentoring partners" who can address a variety of career competencies.

In this interactive session,, participants will identify common roadblocks to success for faculty across the career trajectory; recognize both traditional and emerging models of mentoring; explore how to design and implement a networked mentoring program; and discuss outcomes, best practices, and resources on network-based mentoring for use to by faculty and administrators.

For questions about this event, please contact Jamie Porteus at jlppro@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 Monday, February 20, 2017 at 5:00pm.

360° Leadership Skills Inventory - Feedback Session

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20 seats available


When

Friday, March 10, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1470

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Ginny Hronek

This session is for those faculty who participated in the 360° Leadership Skills Inventory in February. Others who might be interested in the 360° are welcome to attend.

At this session, you will learn how to review and analyze the data you received and begin to craft professional development action plans.

Upon completion of the 360° feedback session, you will:

  • Read, understand and interpret your report.
  • Identify skill gaps and determine areas that need further exploration.
  • Seek clarification on the feedback received.
  • Take the feedback and begin your individual development plans.
  • Understand how to select and utilize a mentor.

To learn about the pre-360° Orientation session, visit: http://rit.edu/pHTZ2

About the facilitator: Ginny Hronek brings many years of experience in public service, higher education, faculty development, training and coaching. Her work has been domestic and international. Ginny has offered perspective and advice on radio, television and written for newspapers and periodicals and been a keynote speaker for several conferences.

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

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

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Registration is not required.

When

Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st floor

Event Contact

Kari Horowicz

Presenters

Kari Horowicz

Join The Wallace Center in celebrating Women’s History Month by participating in a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Edit or write Wikipedia entries about notable women or topics related to women. Food & Beverages provided along with fun prizes!

Register to join the fun!

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Teachers on Teaching: Michael Brown on Classrooms Becoming Communities

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22 seats available


When

Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 (Teaching and Learning Services), on the A- or Basement-Level of Wallace

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Michael Brown

For this Teachers on Teaching session, Michael Brown will share his insights on how classrooms can become communities.

Our student-ratings-of-teaching-effectiveness surveys ask whether “the instructor established a positive learning environment.”  What makes for such an environment?  We might define it in the negative—as the absence of disrespect or distraction.  In courses where a substantial portion of the content may be controversial or disruptive, however, a positive learning environment requires more than the absence of problems; it requires the presence of an intentional classroom community.  In the face of a variety of obstacles, how can our classrooms become communities, and how do such communities support effective teaching and learning?

Michael Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, and a member of the Museum Studies program faculty. 

 

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The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:00pm.

Teachers on Teaching: Roberley Bell on asking questions, here and elsewhere

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28 seats available


When

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

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

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Roberley Bell

"You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer, it gives to a question of yours." --Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Our presenter for this session of Teachers on Teaching is Roberley Bell, Professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. She will speak about asking questions--what are we asking and  where do the questions we ask come from.

Professor Bell is the recipient of many awards, grants, and fellowships, including RIT's Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching (in 1999 and 2007), the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Pollock Krasner Fellowship, and a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to Turkey. She is currently a Fulbright Specialist working on a multi-year project with the American University of Sharjah School of Architecture.

 

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The deadline to register for this event is Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:00am.