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Fall 2017 Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival Kit

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50 seats available


When

Thursday, August 10, 2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2430/Via Lab

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale

Details about the fall 2017 Adjunct Orientation will be posted during summer 2017.

A special Adjunct Faculty Orientation will introduce adjuncts to a wealth of information that will help them quickly adjust to the RIT classroom and our student population. Special emphasis is placed on teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students, RIT Library's resources, classroom technologies, preparing course media, and the student Information System (SIS). Open to new (and returning) RIT adjunct faculty.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development Services, The Wallace Center.

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Light Refreshments will be provided.


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

New Faculty Orientation 2017: Hit the Ground Running!

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -
Friday, August 18, 2017

Where

TBA,
TBA

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale

Save the Date!

New Faculty Orientation is August 16-18, 2017. Details to followin early June. 

NFO is focused on three key success factors for new faculty: introduction to critical information; socialization with their cohort and RIT culture; and network building within and across colleges and disciplines.

The FCDS team also coordinates orientation for RIT adjunct faculty, held in January and August of each academic year. New and returning adjunct faculty are welcome at these sessions providing critical information, resources, and where to find support at RIT. View our Adjunct Orientation materials for more information.

Faculty orientation programs are hosted by Faculty Career Development Services in The Wallace Center.

 

NTID SVP Tours

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, August 18, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
RADSCC-1540

Event Contact

Joan Naturale

Presenters

Joan Naturale

NTID SVP students will meet NTID Librarian Joan Naturale, and RADSCC Coordinator Jeanne Behm for an introduction to library services and RADSCC.

 

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Teaching and Learning Symposium 2017

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68 seats available


When

Friday, August 18, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Where

GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08),
A300

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Kirsten Condry
Katie Terezakis
Leslie Kate Wright

Please join us for the third annual Teaching and Learning Symposium on Friday, August 18, 1:00-4:00 in Gosnell Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Atrium from 4:00-5:00. This year's theme is Reflective Teaching and Learning.

The featured presenters are:

Kirsten Condry (Psychology, COLA): "Thinking About Thinking: On the Interface Between Teaching and Learning"

Katie Terezakis (Philosophy, COLA): "Reflection and Teaching"

Kate Wright (School of Life Sciences, COS): "Effective, Reflective Teaching: What Data Tells Us About Active-Engagement Learning"

All three are recipients of RIT's Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.


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Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:30pm.

How to Foster Inclusivity and Equity in the Classroom

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20 seats available


When

Monday, August 21, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm

Where

GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08),
1300

Event Contact

Rebecca Johnson

Presenters

Scott Franklin
Ellie Sayre

Student interactions in a classroom, lab, or other learning environments are shaped in important and subtle ways by who students are and by how they interpret their lived experiences. This workshop, open to faculty of all disciplines, examines important principles of equity and inclusion, summarizing the research on historically marginalized students' perceptions of classroom environments.

Participants will engage in collaborative activities to develop a greater understanding of the underlying causes of student disengagement and design classroom practices that encourage greater student involvement. Measuring equity, particularly in-the-moment while teaching, is very difficult. To better develop an eye for equity, participants will observe recorded classroom interactions and discuss different measures of equity, building on participants’ intuitive sense of fairness. The result will be a greater understanding for participants of why inequity and exclusion occur, what they can do to increase equity and inclusion, and how they can assess their own impact in the classroom to chart future improvement.

Priority registration is available to RIT faculty until August 4, registration then opens to faculty from other institutions on August 5. For faculty external to RIT who are interested in this workshop or who would like to register, please contact Jeremiah Parry-Hill at jlpetc@rit.edu.

Scott Franklin directs RIT’s Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning, & Evaluation and maintains research labs in both physics education and soft condensed matter. His education research involves ways in which physics faculty and students associate conceptual meaning in mathematical formalism; his soft condensed matter research centers on geometrically cohesive granular materials, in particular the dramatic, rigid entanglements that these materials show.

Ellie Sayre, associate professor in the Department of Physics at Kansas State University, studies undergraduates' identity development and technical expertise through qualitative and mixed-methods education research.  Through PhysPort, she also builds and tests professional development materials for physics faculty to help them use research-based teaching methods and assessments.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Meaningful Assignments: Writing for Wikipedia

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30 seats available


When

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Tamar Carroll
Lara Nicosia

Meaningful Assignments: Writing for Wikipedia
 
Wikipedia is often viewed as an unreliable source for the academic arena and its use is often discouraged by faculty across disciplines. In reality, it can be an untapped resource for engaging students and teaching them to evaluate sources. Assigning students to edit Wikipedia's content in lieu of writing traditional research papers empowers those students to take part in knowledge production for the general public.
 
Come learn how a faculty member partnered with a librarian to use Wikipedia as a teaching tool to help her students develop their research, writing, and citation skills, leading one student to describe the project as "the most meaningful assignment she had" as an undergraduate.
 
Further Reading:

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/02/22/515244025/what-students-can-learn-by-writing-for-wikipedia

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Tamar Carroll is Associate Professor of History and a faculty affiliate in the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, Museum Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies Programs in the College of Liberal Arts.
 
Lara Nicosia is the Librarian/Liaison for the College of Liberal Arts and has supported a wide range of research assignments, including several involving Wikipedia.


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The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 11:59pm.