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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.

If you are a student in an online learning course, please refer to the Online Learning Student Community in myCourses for documentation and tutorials.

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Getting started with myCourses for Adjuncts

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32 seats available


When

Thursday, August 10, 2017
1:30pm - 2:45pm

Where

GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08),
A-300

Event Contact

Marty Golia

Presenters

Ken Kindler

This training is intended to give adjunct instructors an orientation to teaching with myCourses and provide an overview of the core tools. We will review areas within myCourses that allow you to share materials and manage activities and assignments.

In this session we will cover:

  • The Content tool for sharing your syllabus, documents, and other files with students.
  • Setting up Grades for online grading and comments.
  • The Classlist for email communication and reviewing your enrollments.
  • The News tool for important course announcements.

Interpreting Services for this event can be requested through Access Services at http://myAccess.rit.edu.

Adjunct faculty can also request myCourses training at rit.edu/tls/consult.

New and returning adjunct faculty are also welcome and encouraged to attend Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival Kit after this session. Read more and register here.


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

Fall 2017 Adjunct Faculty Orientation (AFO): Your Survival Kit

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38 seats available


When

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

Where

GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08),
A-300

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale

New and returning adjunct faculty are welcome! This orientation will provide adjunct faculty with an overview of the departments and resources they will need to begin teaching at RIT. The following topics will be presented:

  • Faculty Career Development
  • Student Information System (SIS)
  • Early Alert System
  • Teaching and Learning Services (TLS)
  • Academic Technologies in the Classroom
  • myCourses Overview*
  • RIT Library Services and Resources
  • Access Services and Teaching Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

*There will be a special myCourses training session for adjunct faculty, Getting Started with myCourses, on Thursday, August 10 from 1:30-2:30pm - preceding this orientation. This is optional but adjunct faculty are encouraged to attend.*

We hope you will join us! Hosted by Faculty Career Development, The Wallace Center.

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

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

GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08),
A300

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale

Save the Date: New Faculty Orientation is August 16-18, 2017. 

Details are available at http://rit.edu/newfaculty.

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 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.

 

Interpreting services will be provided.

Teaching and Learning Symposium 2017

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58 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 A300, 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): "Metacognition and the Modern Professor: Reflective Teaching and Learning"

Katie Terezakis (Philosophy, COLA): "Cultivating Reflective Learning"

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.


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

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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6 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.

Read about the $1M grant awarded to CASTLE to develop strategies for expanding access to science education to all students.

Scott Franklin directs RIT’s Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning, & Evaluation (CASTLE) 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.

Teaching Assistant Orientation

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0 seats available


When

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

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
ViaLab, 2nd Floor

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Twyla Cummings

This orientation will provide RIT Graduate Teaching Assistants and those who aspire to become one 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.


Meaningful Assignments: Writing for Wikipedia

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29 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.


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! Free Faculty 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!  Join your colleagues to share summer stories and new projects for the year!  Drop in anytime between 10 am and 1 pm on the 1st floor of TWC!

Registration is not required - ALL faculty are welcome.

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

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

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59 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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22 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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12 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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30 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.