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

The deadline to register for this event ended on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:00pm.

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. Open to all RIT faculty.

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.


WEBINAR

Webinar: Teaching with Web Conferencing

Register
40 seats available


When

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where


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/.

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


This webinar will be given through RIT's web conferencing system, Adobe Connect, which allows participants to join us from the comfort of their own home or office. To participate just join us online at the event link provided below at the specified time. You will need access to the internet, a web browser, and an up to date installation of the Adobe Flash Player.

This event will be open captioned.

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


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Adjunct Community: High Tech Cheating

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20 seats available


When

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where

LBR - Liberal Arts Hall (06),
1251

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Susan Mee
Linette Koren

Adjunct Community: Lunch, Learn & Network!

RIT Librarians Sue Mee and Linette Koren will talk about High Tech Cheating. Studies show cheating on homework assignments and on exams happens at an alarming rate. As high school and college students gain more tech skills, the ways in which they cheat evolve. Should students be allowed to drink a soda during an exam? Have a smartphone with them? Students use devices, social media, apps and more to cheat in classrooms and in online exams! Come to this workshop to learn what constitutes high tech cheating and see statistics on the extent of the problem. Take a tour of the paper mill, textbook solution, and test sharing web sites. See the videos, technologies, and actual devices that students use to cheat. Get tips on how to curb high tech cheating. 

Hosted by Faculty Career Development Services, The Wallace Center.

 

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:00pm.

WEBINAR

Webinar: Using the Grades Tool in myCourses

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40 seats available


When

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where


Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Marybeth Koon

If you would benefit from live captioning, please notify the event organizer.

This webinar will include a demonstration of the myCourses Grades tool.

Explanation of the steps to configure a gradebook will be provided.

Also covered:

  • confirming the grade that students can see
  • allowing students to see their overall grade (video tutorial available)
  • entering grades
  • reordering and deleting grade items

Upon registration, the event organizer will follow up with each attendee with instructions on accessing the webinar via Adobe Connect. If you have any questions in the meantime, please send them to mjmetc@rit.edu!

Anyone interested in learning more about the Grades tool but unable to attend this session can also sign up for a one-to-one consult via http://www.rit.edu/tls/consult.


This webinar will be given through RIT's web conferencing system, Adobe Connect, which allows participants to join us from the comfort of their own home or office. To participate just join us online at the event link provided below at the specified time. You will need access to the internet, a web browser, and an up to date installation of the Adobe Flash Player.

This event will be open captioned.

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


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Getting Started with Adobe Connect

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15 seats available


When

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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.

Anyone interested in learning more about Adobe Connect but unable to attend this session may request a one-to-one session via http://www.rit.edu/tls/consult.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 12:00pm.

Best Practices in Mentoring Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Baylor University Workshop

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16 seats available


When

Saturday, May 9, 2015
9:00am - 2:30pm

Where

GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08),
A300

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Deana Olles
J. Lenore Wright
D. Thomas Hanks

Join your colleagues for a workshop on “Best Practices in Mentoring Non-Tenure Track Faculty” where a team from Baylor University’s Academy for Teaching and Learning will share best practices on their successful non-tenure track lecturer mentoring program including valuable information for mentor, mentee, and academic leaders. This event is open to all RIT faculty, their mentors, and academic leaders.
 
Conveniently offered on Saturday, May 9 in order to accommodate as many faculty as possible who teach a full course-load during the week.  Come for one topic presentation, or stay the whole day!  

Agenda:

  • 9:00-9:30 am - Continental Breakfast (optional) - Gosnell Atrium
  • 9:30-10:30 am - Creating a Positive Climate for Teaching: Policies, programs and recognition
  • 10:45-11:45 am - Mentoring and Supporting Non Tenure-track Faculty: Assessing Instructor Needs
  • 12:00-1:00 pm -  Join your colleagues for networking and lunch!
  • 1:15-2:15 pm - Evaluating, Supporting, and Inspiring Great Teaching: Policies, Procedures, and Programs for Non Tenure-track Faculty
  • 2:15-2:30 pm - Brief Summary and Written Evaluation of Workshop

Baylor guests:  J. Lenore Wright, associate professor and Tom Hanks, professor, will present on Baylor University’s Lecturer Mentoring Program which is organized as a discussion group for full-time lecturers. Visit Baylor’s Lecturer Mentoring Program website for more information.

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

This event is co-hosted by the College of Science School of Mathematical Sciences Lecturer Mentoring Group and Faculty Career Development Services (FCDS) in The Wallace Center.

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.

Teachers on Teaching: Robert Garrick on Teaching with Technology

Register
22 seats available


When

Thursday, May 14, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

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

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Robert Garrick

21st century teaching: Using 21st century technology tools with modern models of teaching

The skills we teach to students are very similar to previous centuries, but the technology tools we have now can allow different approaches and additional/different literacies from the 20th century. The "sage on the stage" model of content/information expert lecturing to rows of students taking handwritten notes seems like a dated instruction model in view of modern learning theories and today's technology.

Robert (Rob) Garrick (associate professor, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology) will talk about how pedagogy remains key, but that technology properly used can assist student learning and instructor teaching. Dr. Garrick is a recipient of the 2015 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2010 Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12:00pm.

Meet the Scholars Annual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

Register
67 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. This year featured faculty are:

Mathew Fluet - Computer Science, GCCIS

Jennifer Schneider - Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety, CAST

Bolaji Thomas - Biomedical SAciences, CHST

Alex Lobos - Industrial Design, CIAS

Jonathan Schroeder - School of Communication, COLA

Mishkat Bhattacharya - School of Physics and Astronomy, COS

Michael Palanski - Management, COB

Gabrielle Gaustad - PhD in Sustainability, GIS

Mehran Mozaffari Kermani - Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering, KGCOE

Bonnie Jacob - Science and Mathematics, NTID

Wael Abdel-Samad - Mechanical Engineering division, RIT - Dubai.

 

Light refreshments including beer and wine will be provided.

 

 

Interpreting services will be provided.


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

Connecting Campus to Community Symposium

Register
58 seats available


When

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 -
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Where

GOL - Golisano Hall (70),
Auditorium

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Timothy Eatman

Mark your calendars for the CONNECTING CAMPUS TO COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM with keynote speaker, Timothy Eatman, Co-Director, Imagining America, and Assistant Professor, Syracuse University.
 
When: May 27 (9:30-3 pm) & May 28 (8:30-12 pm)
 
Who: All RIT Faculty are invited!
 
What's in it for you:

•   Learn about engaged research, teaching and scholarship.
•   Explore ways to enhance your professional portfolio.
•   Build collaborative community partnerships.
•   Be a part of a national and international movement in higher education.

More details coming soon!

The Wallace Center/Office of the Associate Provost
rit.edu/facultydevelopment, FCDS@rit.edu
Rochester Institute of Technology

Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Faculty Career Development/The Wallace Center. 

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 5:15pm.

Preparing an Intersession Course

Register
25 seats available


When

Thursday, June 4, 2015
8:30am - 3:00pm

Where

SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),
2230/2240

Event Contact

Marty Golia

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Michael Starenko
Marty Golia
Keri Barone
Alla Bailey
Hamad Ghazle
Elizabeth Reeves OConnor

Many faculty and students have found that participating in an intensive course in which students complete a full three-credit course in three weeks to be a challenging, yet fulfilling, experience. In this workshop, you’ll hear from fellow faculty who have taught during RIT’s January intersession, and learn strategies and techniques to design and deliver a successful intensive course.

After completing this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the challenges of teaching intensive courses
  • List characteristics of successful intensive courses and instructors
  • Identify activities and assessments that would be applicable to an intersession course
  • Develop a compelling course description
  • Create a high-level intersession course plan: outcomes, activities, and assessments

A light breakfast will be served at 8:30; the workshop will begin at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided.

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

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6:00pm.