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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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Building Essential Course Elements in myCourses

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17 seats available


When

Thursday, August 24, 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Ken Kindler

Presenters

Ken Kindler

This session is for instructors preparing course content within myCourses, RIT's Course Management System. The first half of this session will begin with an orientation to the core myCourses tools: Content, Dropbox, and Grades. During this segment, faculty will explore options for uploading and creating content in the most efficient ways, review some of the Dropbox productivity features to help manage student assignments and grading, and walk through the Grades tool set-up process. The second half of this session will then provide faculty an opportunity to apply these techniques with their own courses while TLS staff circulate to assist faculty. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop for hands-on activities.

During this 90-minute session faculty will make progress towards:

  • Selecting the Content, Dropbox, and Grade options that best fit their course needs
  • Populating Content with their Syllabus and other course materials
  • Building a course gradebook and Dropbox folders that reflects their course grading policy and process

Recognizing that each individual's progress towards the tasks above will vary, additional follow up with a Teaching and Learning Services Staff member can be arranged at a mutually convenient time!

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


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 12:00pm.

Teaching Assistant Orientation

The deadline to register for this event ended on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 5:00pm.

When

Thursday, August 24, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

EAS - George Eastman Hall (01),
Eastman 01/2000

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Twyla Cummings

This orientation will provide RIT Graduate Teaching Assistants with an overview of the departments and resources they will need to be successful in their positions assisting faculty in the classroom. Orientation includes sessions on the TA’s role and responsibilities, elements of teaching fundamentals, teaching with technology, classroom management/student behaviors, library resources, academic integrity policies, and resources for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 

Light Refreshments will be provided.


Building Essential Course Elements in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Ken Kindler

Presenters

Ken Kindler

This session is for instructors preparing course content within myCourses, RIT's Course Management System. The first half of this session will begin with an orientation to the core myCourses tools: Content, Dropbox, and Grades. During this segment, faculty will explore options for uploading and creating content in the most efficient ways, review some of the Dropbox productivity features to help manage student assignments and grading, and walk through the Grades tool set-up process. The second half of this session will then provide faculty an opportunity to apply these techniques with their own courses while TLS staff circulate to assist faculty. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop for hands-on activities.

During this 90-minute session faculty will make progress towards:

  • Selecting the Content, Dropbox, and Grade options that best fit their course needs
  • Populating Content with their Syllabus and other course materials
  • Building a course gradebook and Dropbox folders that reflects their course grading policy and process

Recognizing that each individual's progress towards the tasks above will vary, additional follow up with a Teaching and Learning Services Staff member can be arranged at a mutually convenient time!

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


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:00am.

Building Essential Course Elements in myCourses

Register
25 seats available


When

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Ken Kindler

Presenters

Ken Kindler

This session is for instructors preparing course content within myCourses, RIT's Course Management System. The first half of this session will begin with an orientation to the core myCourses tools: Content, Dropbox, and Grades. During this segment, faculty will explore options for uploading and creating content in the most efficient ways, review some of the Dropbox productivity features to help manage student assignments and grading, and walk through the Grades tool set-up process. The second half of this session will then provide faculty an opportunity to apply these techniques with their own courses while TLS staff circulate to assist faculty. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop for hands-on activities.

During this 90-minute session faculty will make progress towards:

  • Selecting the Content, Dropbox, and Grade options that best fit their course needs
  • Populating Content with their Syllabus and other course materials
  • Building a course gradebook and Dropbox folders that reflects their course grading policy and process

Recognizing that each individual's progress towards the tasks above will vary, additional follow up with a Teaching and Learning Services Staff member can be arranged at a mutually convenient time!

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


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 12:00pm.

Meaningful Assignments: Writing for Wikipedia

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24 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

This is the first Teachers on Teaching session for Fall semester 2017
 
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.


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


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

Welcome Back Faculty! Free Coffee at The Wallace Center!

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, September 7, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Anne Marie Canale

WELCOME BACK, FACULTY! 

Stop at The Wallace Center for a free coffee and refreshments! Share summer stories and new projects for the year!  Drop in anytime between 10 am and 1 pm on the 1st floor of The Wallace Center. 

Registration is not required - ALL faculty are welcome.

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Your Cultural Surroundings: A walking tour of RIT’s art and architecture

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27 seats available


When

Friday, September 8, 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
TBD

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Becky Simmons

Your Cultural Surroundings: A Walking Tour of RIT’s Art and Architecture, September 8, 2017, 1-2:30 pm

*Tour is 45 minutes followed by refreshments/networking hour at The Wallace Center


Join RIT Archivist Becky Simmons for a tour of RIT’s campus art and architecture. The university has continually supported installation of significant pieces both outside and inside buildings. The tour will discuss the artists and their work, and point out key features of our award-winning mid-century campus. The tour concludes at The Wallace Center for refreshments and networking with your colleagues.

All faculty are welcome to this event to learn more about YOUR RIT!

-Meet at the Sentinel – walking tour (wear comfortable shoes!).The Sentinel is the large metallic sculpture at the center of campus. Go to this online map and enter Sentinel in the search bar: https://maps.rit.edu/
-Rain date is September 15, 1-2:30 pm.  

Hosted by Faculty Career Development/The Wallace Center as one of our Faculty Success Series events.



Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:00pm.

New Student Orientation

Registration is not required.

When

Monday, September 11, 2017 -
Friday, September 15, 2017

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way

A week of events to orient new students to the services and resources available at The Wallace Center. More details coming soon!

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Informing Public Debate: A Discussion of High-Stakes Scholarship with Prize-winning Historian, Author Heather Ann Thompson

Register
57 seats available


When

Thursday, September 14, 2017
11:45am - 2:00pm

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
2610 - Bamboo Room

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Tamar Carroll
Heather Ann Thompson

Join your colleagues for a discussion with author Heather Ann Thompson, Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. In this luncheon workshop for faculty, Thompson will discuss sharing one’s research with both policymakers and the general public.  The first 50 faculty who register will receive a free copy of Thompson’s most recent book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.

Blood in the Water has won the Pulitzer, Bancroft, Ridenhour, J. Willard Hurst, and New York City Bar Association Prize, and is being adapted for film. Thompson’s research on the history of policing, mass incarceration, and the current criminal justice system has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, The Atlantic, Salon, Dissent, NBC, New Labor Forum, The Daily Best, and the Huffington Post, and she served on a National Academy of Sciences blue-ribbon panel that studied the causes and consequences of mass incarceration in the U.S.

Thompson will also give a public lecture on “The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why It Matters Today” from 4-5:30 pm in Ingle Auditorium, open to the Rochester community.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office/Department of History and Faculty Career Development in 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 Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Improv for Professors: Unlock Your Presentation Skills

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13 seats available


When

Monday, September 18, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm

Where

SAU - Student Alumni Union (04),
1829 Room

Event Contact

Rebecca Johnson

Presenters

Roger Dube

Did you know there are three ways to engage your audience? Most of us stay within the comfort zone of stimulating intellectual engagement, but we all have access to the two other techniques that are used by effective communicators!

This workshop can help us unlock those skills and use them more readily in our work across all academic disciplines. It will be taught by five academics with years of improv experience and specifically trained by the Alan Alda Institute in the use of Improv for science communication. Through the use of fun, energizing, and interactive Improv exercises, you will practice skills in a hands-on workshop to help you internalize these powerful techniques. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and come ready to engage!

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Grants Exposed! Faculty Showcase

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56 seats available


When

Thursday, October 5, 2017
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2nd Floor, Outside Cary

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Anne Marie Canale

All faculty are invited to this showcase of examples highlighting successfully funded faculty grant projects, and kick off for this year’s grants. Faculty will learn more about the grants available from Faculty Career Development and the Office of the Provost. Faculty presenters will share their project outcomes with colleagues. Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time! 

Presenters will be listed in the fall semester.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

If you need Interpreting Services click on the link at the top, right of this form.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development Services/The Wallace Center as one of our Faculty Success Series events.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


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

Adjunct Faculty Community Dinner & Discussion-Facilitating Student Resilience in the Classroom: Strategies for Early Identification & Intervention-

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25 seats available


When

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Where

LBR - Liberal Arts Hall (06),
Stan McKenzie Commons

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

David Reetz
Kristina Walker

Adjunct Faculty Community Group – Fall Dinner & Discussion

Session Title: Facilitating Student Resilience in the Classroom: Strategies for Early Identification and Intervention

Presenters:
David Reetz, Ph.D., RIT's Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Kristina Walker, LMHC, Mental Health Therapist and Outreach Coordinator

Focuses on identifying the personal, non-cognitive barriers that students bring to the classroom.  Trends in college student well-being will be presented as well as strategies to identify early signs of distressed and distressing behavior. Additionally, practical skills and strategies for effective prevention and early intervention will be examined.  The end result will be a slightly more tuned learning environment that inspires students to manage challenges and setbacks more effectively and fulfill their academic plan.  

Agenda:

5:30-6:00 pm Dinner and networking
6:00-7:00 pm Presentation, Q & A 

Dinner will be provided! Registrations MUST be received by Wednesday, November 1, 5 pm.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development, The Wallace Center.

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

 


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:00pm.