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RIT Press Twelve Days of Savings: 25% off in store

Registration is not required.

When

Monday, December 3, 2018 -
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2620

Event Contact

Marnie Soom

Presenters

Marnie Soom

Visit RIT Press during our annual holiday sale, and save 25% off your entire purchase! It's our gift to you for the holidays. Books, holiday cards, posters, and gift items are available here. 

Join us for a holiday open house, 12-3 PM on Wednesday, December 5. Refreshments will be provided, and we will offer a bonus of 30% off!

The sale starts Monday, December 3, and continues through Tuesday, December 18 (12 business days). We are located on the second floor of the Wallace Library at RIT, and we are open 9 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Visit http://www.rit.edu/press/ to browse our selection of titles.

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor Discovery Area

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Anne Marie Canale

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break - SAVE THE DATE!

Take a break to join your colleagues at the Wallace Library to relax and unwind. Drop in anytime between 10 am - 2 pm on the 1st floor for FREE coffee/tea and a snack. Registration is not required - ALL faculty are welcome.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute.

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

DeStress Fest: Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

Finals Week can be ruff. Need to unleash some stress? Take a walk over to Wallace Library and pet a therapy dog. Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed and ready to fetch some good grades on those finals!

DeStress Fest: Coffee Break

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

Perk up before getting back to that study grind. We will provide one large carafe of coffee near the Circulation Desk on the first floor at 5:00pm nightly December 10-14. First come, first served. Open to all RIT students.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

DeStress Fest: Tea and Scones

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

Kick off Finals Week right with a free cup of tea and scones on the 1st floor of Wallace Library. First come, first served. Open to all RIT students.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

DeStress Fest: Coffee Break

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

Perk up before getting back to that study grind. We will provide one large carafe of coffee near the Circulation Desk on the first floor at 5:00pm nightly December 10-14. First come, first served. Open to all RIT students.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

DeStress Fest: Make Your Own Stress Ball

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, December 13, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

2-for-1 stress relief! Take a study break and have fun making your own stress ball, then keep your stress ball handy as you get back to studying. All supplies will be provided, and staff from RIT Libraries and the Academic Support Center will be on hand to teach you how to make it. Open to all RIT students.

DeStress Fest: Coffee Break

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, December 13, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

Perk up before getting back to that study grind. We will provide one large carafe of coffee near the Circulation Desk on the first floor at 5:00pm nightly December 10-14. First come, first served. Open to all RIT students.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

DeStress Fest: Guided Meditation

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, December 14, 2018
10:00am - 10:30am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Sunken Gallery (2nd floor)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Monica Sanford

Find your center and calm your mind after a week of final exams. Join Monica Sanford from Spirituality & Religious Life for a 20-minute guided meditation session. 

DeStress Fest: Guided Meditation

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, December 14, 2018
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Sunken Gallery (2nd floor)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Monica Sanford

Find your center and calm your mind after a week of final exams. Join Monica Sanford from Spirituality & Religious Life for a 20-minute guided meditation session.

DeStress Fest: Coffee Break

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, December 14, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

Perk up before getting back to that study grind. We will provide one large carafe of coffee near the Circulation Desk on the first floor at 5:00pm nightly December 10-14. First come, first served. Open to all RIT students.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

3rd annual UWP “Kick-start Writing Retreat"

Register
30 seats available


When

Thursday, January 3, 2019 -
Friday, January 4, 2019

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Writing Commons

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

David Martins

Start the New Year WRITING!

The 3rd annual University Writing Program's “Kick-start Writing Retreat” will be offered January 3rd and 4th in the Writing Commons (located on the first floor of the Wallace Library). As in the past, each day will include breakfast, 2-3 individual writing sessions, lunch, 1-2 small group sessions, snacks, and MORE!

If you are not able to make it for both days, NO PROBLEM! One day dedicated to writing during the first week of the year is a great way to kick start your writing productivity. Please register via this link to select the date(s) you wish to attend: 3rd Annual "Kick-start Writing Retreat"

Schedule
8:30-9:00 - Conversation & Continental Breakfast
9:00-11:00 - Goal Setting, Individual Writing Session I, Writing Log
11:00-12:00 - Break, Whole Group Check-in, Lunch (catered)
12:00-12:30 - Guided Writing Activities
12:30-1:30 - Exercise Break/Individual Consultations (sign up during breakfast)
1:30-3:30 - Goal Setting, Individual Writing Session II, Writing Log
3:30-4:00 -  Break, Whole Group Check-in & Next Steps 

Questions:

David Swiencicki Martins, Ph.D., dsmgla@rit.edu 
University Writing Program Director & Associate Professor

Sponsored by University Writing Program and Faculty Career Development|Innovative Learning Institute


Light Refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, December 28, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Spring 2019 Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival Kit

Register
33 seats available


When

Friday, January 4, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Via Lab-2nd Floor

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

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, Innovative Learning Institute (ILI)
  • Teaching and Learning Services (TLS/ILI)
    • Academic Technologies in the Classroom
    • myCourses Overview*
  • Student Information System (SIS)
  • RIT Library Services and Resources
  • Access Services & Teaching Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • Learn more about adjunct resources here: http://bit.ly/AFO-Orientation
 
Following orientation, a light lunch will be provided. 
 
There will be a special myCourses training session for adjunct faculty following this orientation from 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm (optional).  

Hosted by Faculty Career Development, Innovative Learning Institute.

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, December 28, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Getting started with myCourses for Adjuncts

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, January 4, 2019
12:45pm - 2:45pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Via Lab-2nd Floor

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 before this session. Read more and register.

Movie Chats @ RIT Libraries with a guest: RIT film director (registration required)

Register
14 seats available


When

Friday, January 18, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1470 conference rm first floor

Event Contact

Adwoa Boateng

Presenters

Adwoa Boateng
Jennifer Freer

Movie Discussion at noon

Limited Seating. Registration Required.

Welcome Back to MovieChats! 

We are starting the new year with a guest, film director Joseph Bellavia from RIT who wrote and directed Long John a short film which won several awards. There will be a questions and answers session after viewing his film.

So if you are an aspiring film director, script writer or just have wondered what goes on behind the scenes while directing a film, stop by.

Join us Jennifer Freer, a movie critic, and Adwoa Boateng, a casual movie goer, AKA the Business/Sciences Librarians for a light lunch while watching the short film.

Don't forget to add these Spring Semester Friday dates to your calendar:

  • 1/18/19 registration required , conference room 05-1470 
  • 2/15/19
  • 3/22/19
Fridays
Noon to 1:30 pm (Come and go as you please)
Wallace library (First floor near fish tank/puzzle area on 2/15/18, 3/22/18)
Registration not required for 2/15/18 and 3/22/18

For interpreting services please contact the http://myaccess.rit.edu/

Any date/location changes during the year will be noted on the Library’s events calendar

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 9:00am.

Curious about the Mid-Tenure Review Process? - Faculty Panel Discussion

Register
60 seats available


When

Thursday, February 28, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
2650/2610

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Christine Licata

Join colleagues at the annual Mid-Tenure Review panel discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for mid-tenure review and learn about this important process from Dr. Christine Licata, Vice Provost, and from your colleagues who have earned tenure. Dr. Licata will begin with a presentation on the tenure review process, followed by a general panel discussion, then breakouts with a faculty representative from each of the Colleges.

3:00 pm - Dr. Licata, Overview of the Tenure Process at RIT
3:30 pm - General Panel Discussion
4:00 pm - College Breakout Sessions

Panelists to be announced. 

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

Hosted by Faculty Career Development, a unit within the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) at RIT.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Pitching and Publishing Your Next (or First) Book

Register
39 seats available


When

Friday, April 5, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Outside RIT Press

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Molly Cort
Bruce Austin

Come and meet the RIT Press team and learn how to pitch your idea for a book to a publisher, the manuscript peer review and editorial process, design and production procedures, and marketing practices for academic books. 

There will be a brief Q & A along with an opportunity to network after the presentation.  Lunch will be served.

RIT Press is the scholarly book publishing enterprise at Rochester Institute of Technology—dedicated to the innovative use of new publishing technology while upholding high standards in content quality, publication design, and print/digital publication. The Press offers specialized title for niche academic audiences, trade editions for mass-market audiences and occasional limited editions with unique aesthetic standards

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor Discovery Area

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Anne Marie Canale

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break - SAVE THE DATE!

Take a break to join your colleagues at The Wallace Library to relax and unwind. Drop in anytime between 10 am - 2 pm on the 1st floor for FREE coffee/tea and a snack. Registration is not required - ALL faculty are welcome.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute.

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

New Faculty Orientation 2019 - Hit the Ground Running!

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
Friday, August 16, 2019

Where

TBA,
TBA

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale

Save the dates for New Faculty Orientation 2019!  

Details will be available in late Spring 2019. In the meantime, take a look at our New Faculty Orientation website to get an idea of NFO 2018 activities. 

Questions should be directed to the Faculty Career Development team, Anne Marie Canale or Cheryl Herdklotz, at FCDS@rit.edu 

New Faculty Orientation is hosted by Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute  in collaboration with numerous campus partners.