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Faculty Development at Ithaca College

Faculty development is a process through which faculty enhance their teaching and research base in an effort to become a more effective teacher, scholar and contributor to academic and professional communities. Faculty development programs at Ithaca College are focused on providing interested faculty opportunities to engage in activities focused on professional development (interpreted broadly as teaching scholarship and service) and to interact with others with similar goals.

The primary goal of faculty development is to help faculty learn new ways to achieve excellence and to grow as faculty members. It is an ongoing process of understanding, learning, and growth. Faculty development includes education, collaboration, resources and support.

In addition to faculty and instructional development, faculty development concerns itself with culture change. Through educational programs and workshops faculty can learn the skills necessary to reach excellence in a changing academic environment.

Our Philosophy

To inspire, stimulate, and motivate faculty to go beyond usual routines, to help them understand student perspectives, to introduce varied approaches to teaching and learning and to integrate these in to their repertoire of knowledge and skills.

September Events

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Student Accessibility Services: How to Work with Students with Disabilities to Provide Equal Access to Education
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Register here) (Registration is encouraged, but not required.)
Repeated on:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Register here) (Registration is encouraged, but not required.)
Both sessions will take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Student Accessibility Services office is excited to continue the important partnership with the faculty of Ithaca College.  Providing equal access to education is a responsibility that all of us share.  About 10% of our student population is registered with Student Accessibility Services.  As a faculty member, it is likely that you will work with students on campus with a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, physical impairments, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and other health related needs.  Our staff will discuss helpful information to ensure that the needs of each individual student are met to create an accessible learning environment for all.

Topics that will be covered include: process and procedures of the Student Accessibility Services office, roles and responsibilities, academic accommodations, adaptive technology, and universal design.  There will be time for questions and answers. 
Presenters include:
Leslie Kelly, Manager, Student Accessibility Services
Jean Astorina, Student Accessibility Specialist
Beth O'Connell, Student Accessibility Specialist
Dan Williams, Adaptive Technology Specialist

Risk Management and Student Safety in Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
12:10-1:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center (bring your lunch)
The first in a two-part series, this workshop will focus on elements of short-term study abroad program planning related to risk management and student safety.
Faculty members wanting to register can email Rachel Cullenen at rcullenen@ithaca.edu or call 4-1676. 

Mutual Mentoring at Ithaca College
Moving Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Mentoring

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Clark Lounge
Mary Deane Sorcinelli and Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Mount Holyoke College

Schedule
8.45-9.15 AM, Coffee, Croissants, and Conversation about Mentoring
9.15-10.45 AM, Mary Deane Sorcinelli and Becky Packard, Developing a Network Mentoring Program
11.00-11.50 AM, Two concurrent sessions: Early Career/Post-Tenure  (both in Clark Lounge)

Mentoring offers a vital contribution to a successful academic career, particularly for women and faculty of color.  The most common form of mentoring has been a “traditional model,” which is defined by a one-on-one relationship between an experienced faculty member who guides the career development of an early career faculty member. Recent literature, however, has indicated the emergence of new, more flexible approaches to mentoring in which faculty build a network of “multiple mentors” who can address a variety of career competencies. 

In this interactive session, you will identify potential roadblocks to success in an academic career; explore both traditional and emerging models of mentoring; “map” your own mentoring networks; and discuss best practices in mentoring, including how to be your own best mentor.
For information about our presenters, please click here.
(Register here)

Hiring for Excellence through Inclusion Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
12:10 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. (lunch provided), HR Conference Room, Garden Level of Peggy Ryan Williams Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum; Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Faculty Excellence, and the Office of Human Resources. 
Topics for this workshop address important components of an inclusive search and selection process: beginning with building diverse pools, assembling your search, inclusivity in the selection process, crafting interview questions, the on-campus visit through onboarding for success. We will explore available resources and best practices in to execute a successful search. Search committee chairs and members are particularly encouraged to attend. Feel free to attend as much as your schedule permits. Lunch will be provided!
(Register here) (Registration is encouraged, but not required.)

Hiring for Excellence Workshop: Reviewing Candidate Applications through an Inclusive Lens
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (Register here) (Registration is encouraged, but not required.)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Repeated on:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (Register here) (Registration is encouraged, but not required.)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum; Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion.
Topics for this hands-on workshop address two important components of reviewing applications: determining selection criteria in advance and screening vitas and cover letters. Participants will develop possible selection criteria for their current searches and evaluate mock vitas and cover letters with an eye toward identifying common sources of bias in the review process. Faculty search-committee chairs and members are particularly encouraged to attend.

Program Planning and Proposal Submission Logistics for Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Thursday, September 25, 2014
12:10-1:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center (bring your lunch)
The second in a two-part series, this workshop will focus on logistics of short-term study abroad program development and proposal submission.
Faculty members wanting to register can email Rachel Cullenen at rcullenen@ithaca.edu or call 4-1676.

Developing and Implementing Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Friday, September 26, 2014
11:00-1:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center (bring your lunch)
This workshop is a comprehensive look at all of the information presented in the two individual one-hour workshops.  This session will familiarize faculty with the program planning and development process, proposal submission logistics, safety & security measures, risk management, best practice, as well as other relevant topics, and will leave time for discussion and questions.
Faculty members wanting to register can email Rachel Cullenen at rcullenen@ithaca.edu or call 4-1676.

Connecting with Other Faculty in the ICC Themes: Identities
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (Register here) (Registration is encouraged, but not required.)
2:00-3:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence are pleased to co-sponsor a series of informal gatherings for faculty to talk about courses they are teaching in each of the six ICC themes. Participants should come prepared to talk for 2 minutes about what they are doing to address the theme and also to hear how their colleagues are integrating the theme into courses. We anticipate mutual learning among faculty members that will enrich every ICC course.  Faculty who aren’t yet teaching in a particular theme are also welcome to attend and gain insight into possibilities for their own courses. We encourage you to drop in for a few minutes before or after class or stay the entire time as your schedule allows. Refreshments will be provided.