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

The deadline to register for this event ended on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5:00pm.


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


GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08),

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz


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!  


  • 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:

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.

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Light Refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be provided.

Teachers on Teaching: Robert Garrick on Teaching with Technology

20 seats available


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


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

Event Contact

Michael Starenko


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.

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

Meet the Scholars Annual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

65 seats available


Tuesday, May 19, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm


SAU - Student Alumni Union (04),
Fireside Lounge

Event Contact

Nicholas Paulus


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.

How Do I Get Funding? The Perspective from a PI, Reviewer and Panel Manager

28 seats available


Thursday, May 21, 2015
9:00am - 11:30pm


SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),

Event Contact

Anne Canale


Carl Batt
Edward Hensel
Callie Babbitt
Mishkatul Bhattacharya
Reynold Bailey
Gabrielle Gaustad
Linwei Wang
Casey Miller

Join your colleagues for a guest presentation & an RIT faculty roundtable discussion on grant writing!

Dr. Carl Batt, Professor, Cornell University, will share his experiences from the perspective of a PI, a reviewer and a panel manager. He has been successful in obtaining over $70M in funding from industry, private foundations and a large number of federal agencies including DHHS (NIH), USDA, NASA, DOD, NSF, DOJ and others. All faculty are invited!  Read Dr. Batt's Bio here:

Participants will learn:

  • Challenges of obtaining external funding to support academic research
  • Importance of understanding the sponsor and their review process
  • Communicating with the program manager
  • Development of a coherent, focused plan
  • Components of your plan and why you need to “tell a story”


 9:00 am-Registration, Coffee and Continental Breakfast
 9:30 am-How Do I Get Funding?  Presentation, Carl Batt
10:15 am-Break
10:30 am-NSF CAREER Roundtable Discussion - Moderated by Edward Hensel with Carl Batt and RIT Faculty NSF CAREER* recipients:

  • Callie Babbitt, GIS, Sustainability, CAREER ‘13
  • Mishkat Bhattacharya, COS, Physics, CAREER ‘14
  • Reynold Bailey, GCCIS, CAREER ‘10
  • Gabrielle Gaustad, GIS, Sustainability, CAREER ‘15
  • Casey Miller, CAST, Materials Science, CAREER ‘10
  • Linwei Wang, GCCIS, CAREER ‘14

National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

This event was made possible by a Faculty Mentoring grant awarded to RIT Faculty: Ray Ptucha, Sildomar Monteiro, Reza Azarderakhsh, and Mehran Mozaffari Kermani, and sponsored 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 Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Connecting Campus to Community Symposium on Engaged Scholarship

41 seats available


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


GOL - Golisano Hall (70),

Event Contact

Anne Canale


Timothy Eatman

Want to learn more about a new opportunity for faculty scholarship and research and meet new collaborators? Join RIT faculty for a 2-day workshop on engaged scholarship kicked off by Timothy Eatman, Co-Director, Imagining America, and Assistant Professor, Syracuse University. 


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.

Register soon - seating is limited.

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: Three Credits in Three Weeks

25 seats available


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


SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),

Event Contact

Marty Golia


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.

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