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AdvanceRIT Advocates & Allies: Engaging Male Colleagues in Intstitutional Transformation for the Advancement of Women Faculty

The deadline to register for this event ended on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5:00pm.

When

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),
2120

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

N/A

The RIT Advocates & Allies project is offering training for men faculty who want to serve as Allies for women faculty.  Ally training is designed to provide men faculty with strategies to help improve the overall climate for all faculty at RIT and identify ways to better recruit and retain women faculty.

AdvanceRIT Advocates & Allies: Engaging Male Colleagues in Institutional Transformation for the Advancement of Women Faculty is funded by the National Science Foundation.  The goals of Advocates and Allies programs are to: (1) educate men faculty about gender inequity in academia; (2) introduce men faculty to strategies for bringing about positive change in their departments and colleges; and (3) build a supportive network of Advocates and Allies for all faculty.

At this session, the following information will be shared with participants: research related to the role gender plays in the career lives of women faculty, data related to the representation of women faculty at RIT, and results from RIT climate surveys. (i.e. COACHE), discussion of case studies and steps you can take to improve institutional climate at RIT.

For questions about this event, please contact Betsy Dell at emdmet@rit.edu or Rob Garrick at rdgmet@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.


AdvanceRIT Advocates & Allies: Engaging Male Colleagues in Intstitutional Transformation for the Advancement of Women Faculty

The deadline to register for this event ended on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5:00pm.

When

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

Where

SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),
2120

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

N/A

The RIT Advocates & Allies project is offering training for men faculty who want to serve as Allies for women faculty.  Ally training is designed to provide men faculty with strategies to help improve the overall climate for all faculty at RIT and identify ways to better recruit and retain women faculty.

AdvanceRIT Advocates & Allies: Engaging Male Colleagues in Institutional Transformation for the Advancement of Women Faculty is funded by the National Science Foundation.  The goals of Advocates and Allies programs are to: (1) educate men faculty about gender inequity in academia; (2) introduce men faculty to strategies for bringing about positive change in their departments and colleges; and (3) build a supportive network of Advocates and Allies for all faculty.

At this session, the following information will be shared with participants: research related to the role gender plays in the career lives of women faculty, data related to the representation of women faculty at RIT, and results from RIT climate surveys. (i.e. COACHE), discussion of case studies and steps you can take to improve institutional climate at RIT.

For questions about this event, please contact Betsy Dell at emdmet@rit.edu or Rob Garrick at rdgmet@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.


 


Teachers on Teaching: Michael Brown on Classrooms Becoming Communities

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16 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.

The Uncommon Press: Reconstructing an Eighteenth-Century Printing Press

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2600, Cary Collection

Event Contact

Amelia Hugill-Fontanel

Presenters

Amelia Hugill-Fontanel

In 2016, an ambitious team of engineering students were commissioned by the Cary to design & build a historically-accurate wooden printing press. Join us as the story of its construction is recounted by a member of the team. Historic and high-tech manufacturing technology merged to create a working press which will be used to print after the talk!

Refreshments and printing to follow.
Free & open to the public.
Info: 585-475-4213 | cary.rit.edu

Event link: http://library.rit.edu/cary/news/uncommon-press-action-march-30

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Magna Mentor: How Can Grading Policy Options Influence Student Learning?

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7 seats available


When

Monday, April 3, 2017
9:00am - 10:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Rebecca Johnson

Presenters

Rebecca Johnson

Maryellen Weimer provides suggestions for how to increase student engagement in your class using a surprising tool: your syllabus. Bring your syllabus to this session and discuss with instructional designers and your colleagues how you might apply Dr. Weimer’s suggestions to your own class.

Teaching and Learning Services has paid for the campus license for the Magna 20-Minute Mentor videos. If you would like to see what other videos are available in that collection, visit our Magna Mentor web page.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Academic Integrity Resource Fair

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
11:00am - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
First Floor

Event Contact

Lara Nicosia

Presenters

Susan Mee
Joan Naturale
Lara Nicosia
Frances Andreu

Prizes, games, and more!  Stop by The Wallace Center on Tuesday, April 4th from 11-2pm to learn more about key issues relevant to Academic Integrity at RIT such as paraphrasing, citation, evaluating sources, and plagiarism particularly in non-written assignments.  Important resources on campus will also have information available such as the Academic Support Center, RIT Libraries and the University Writing Commons.  In addition to giveaways and a few activities, we will be raffling off several great prizes so be sure to check it out!

For more information on how The Wallace Center supports Academic Integrity at RIT, please visit: https://rit.edu/twc/academicintegrity

The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy-Author Visit!

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10 seats available


When

Friday, April 14, 2017
11:00am - 2:00pm

Where

CSI - Center for Student Innovation (87),
1600

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Barbara Seeber
Maggie Berg
  • As a faculty member, what institutional pressures are you facing?

  • Do you feel that academia has become too corporatized? Is this affecting your performance?

The authors of The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy, Maggie Berg (Queen’s University) and Barbara K. Seeber (Brock University), will be at RIT on Friday, April 14, 2017, 11am-2pm. Click here for a review. After their presentation, there will be an open discussion and an interactive session over lunch. All faculty are welcome, and the first 50 will receive a free book along with a book signing.  

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office and departments of History, English and School of Communication, the Provost’s Office, Faculty Career Development in The Wallace Center, AdvanceRIT, and the School of Individualized Studies (SOIS).

Abstract:

In 2007 the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) published the first-ever national survey of occupational stress, and found that stress among academics exceeds that of the general population. Since this report, work stress—which, we argue, is inextricably linked to lack of time— has increased due to corporatisation. We believe that in the current climate it is not self-indulgent to acknowledge work stress, but rather is crucial to our own and our students’ intellectual survival. After briefly demonstrating the link between corporatisation and the time crunch, we will focus on the ways in which insights derived from the Slow movement can help us not only to alleviate stress, but also to resist the current emphasis on productivity, efficiency and accountability at the expense of education. In particular, we will examine existing academic advice on time management and collegiality. This talk explores the ways in which the adoption of certain Slow practices can improve our teaching, research and collegial lives as well as create a counter-discourse to that of the corporate university.  We believe that political resistance begins with the individual.

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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Lunch will be provided.


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

Provost’s “Meet the Scholars” Annual Launch Party for the Faculty Scholarship Report 2016

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67 seats available


When

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Where

SAU - Student Alumni Union (04),
1500 (Fireside Lounge)

Event Contact

Nicholas Paulus

Presenters

Nicholas Paulus
Jeremy Haefner

Please join us for the Provost’s Annual Launch Party for the Faculty Scholarship Report.

Each year, RIT launches this report to reflect on the previous year’s successes and to showcase our valued faculty members whose research efforts continue to promote innovation, collaboration and discovery.  The 2016 report marks yet another year of continued growth, with over 1,900 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.

Our 2016 featured faculty includes:

  • Matt Huenerfauth — GCCIS
  • Sungyoung Kim — CAST
  • Barbara Lohse  CHST
  • David L Long — CIAS
  • Ammina Kothari  — COLA
  • Chip Bachmann — COS
  • Eric Williams — GIS
  • Thomas Gaborski — KGCOE
  • Joseph Hill — NTID
  • Branko Mihaljevic — RIT Croatia
  • Rong Yang — SCB

This is a unique opportunity to network and develop relationships that will help you throughout your career. 

Come celebrate!

April 18, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

SAU 1500 Fireside Lounge

Enjoy Hors d'oeuvres, Open Bar and great conversation!

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, April 17, 2017 at 12:00pm.

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

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26 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.

Richard Minsky: Material Meets Metaphor

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2600

Event Contact

Amelia Hugill-Fontanel

Presenters

Richard Minsky

Richard Minsky: Material Meets Metaphor 
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6 p.m.
This is an illustrated talk about the relationship between image, material and metaphor. A methodology is presented that is useful in creating, critiquing, and collecting works of fine art, decorative art, and illustration. In 2010 Yale University, repository of the Richard Minsky Archive, presented a 50-year retrospective. This developed into The Book Art of Richard Minsky, published by George Braziller in 2011. Minsky will show how his own works of book art employ this analytical process, which includes the manipulation of emotion, intellect, and consciousness through visual and haptic stimuli.

Event link: https://library.rit.edu/cary/news/book-arts-lectures

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Michigan Players: The Chair's Role in Faculty Mentoring

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40 seats available


When

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
9:00am - 11:00am

Where

SCD - Student Development Center (55),
1300/1310

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Michigan Players

 

Intended audience: Department Heads, Chairs, Academic Leaders and those who show high potential for holding leadership positions in the future.

AdvanceRIT again welcomes the acclaimed Michigan Players, this time as “The Chair's Role in Faculty Mentoring” - fashioned as three thematically related vignettes.  This interactive workshop explores the department head’s role in faculty mentoring. In the workshop, participants see a department head discuss a third year review letter with a junior faculty member, welcome a new faculty hire, and check in with an associate professor regarding promotion readiness to the rank of Professor. Developed to showcase positive and potentially problematic mentoring behaviors, these interactive vignettes allow department heads and other academic leaders to think through the ways that they might create a more positive climate for faculty mentoring, both structurally in their department’s policies and inter-personally in the behaviors they adopt and use with their faculty colleagues. This workshop is intended for Department Chairs, Senior Leaders and those who show high potential for holding leadership positions in the future.


For questions on this event, please contact Margaret Bailey at mbbeme@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, May 8, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Michigan Players: The Chair's Role in Faculty Mentoring

Register
43 seats available


When

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

SCD - Student Development Center (55),
1300/1310

Event Contact

Karen Pannoni

Presenters

Michigan Players

Intended audience: Department Heads, Chairs, Academic Leaders and those who show high potential for holding leadership positions in the future.

AdvanceRIT again welcomes the acclaimed Michigan Players, this time as “The Chair's Role in Faculty Mentoring” - fashioned as three thematically related vignettes.  This interactive workshop explores the department head’s role in faculty mentoring. In the workshop, participants see a department head discuss a third year review letter with a junior faculty member, welcome a new faculty hire, and check in with an associate professor regarding promotion readiness to the rank of Professor. Developed to showcase positive and potentially problematic mentoring behaviors, these interactive vignettes allow department heads and other academic leaders to think through the ways that they might create a more positive climate for faculty mentoring, both structurally in their department’s policies and inter-personally in the behaviors they adopt and use with their faculty colleagues. This workshop is intended for Department Chairs, Senior Leaders and those who show high potential for holding leadership positions in the future.


For questions on this event, please contact Margaret Bailey at mbbeme@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, May 8, 2017 at 5:00pm.