Ithaca College Center for Faculty Excellence
The Center for Faculty Excellence Website is the repository for faculty development announcements and resources.
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.
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.
The Daily Grind
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Daily Grind welcomes faculty every weekday morning from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. for coffee. Please drop by to chat with colleagues, watch the news, or just get ready for the workday.
IC ANNUAL ASSESSMENT SUMMIT - Reception and Keynote
Integrating Assessment from Writing SLO's to Closing the Loop: Where are the students in this conversation? Where should they be?
(see below for workshops and discussions)
Monday, May 20, 2013, Klingenstein Lounge
Reception at 3:00 p.m. followed by the Keynote at 3:30 p.m.
Presentation by Dr. Lori Collins-Hall
Dr. Lori Collins-Hall is a Professor and Chair of Sociology at Hartwick College. She began her career in the field of Criminal Justice, working with local, state, and national organizations designing and implementing needs assessments and program evaluations. In 2008, she brought her skills back to her own campus, and accepted a position as a "full-time cheerleader" and part-time assessment coordinator for Hartwick. During this time, she helped lead the College through a reaffirmation and clarification of its mission, formulation of strategic goals, development and integration of an assessment culture, and assessment of general education. In September 2010, she was accepted as a Teagle Scholar and began a campus-wide project exploring the impact of various high-impact practices on the students. Having had an extensive history of engaging students in community evaluation research projects, Lori quickly integrated students in her assessment work, both as subjects of assessment and researchers. Most recently she has completed a sabbatical with the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium and the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College. She continues to engage students in assessment research and writing examining the impact high-impact practices on student learning, first-year experience, and rethinking the Capstone experience as professional development.
IC ANNUAL ASSESSMENT SUMMIT - Workshops and Discussions
Facilitator: Dr. Lori Collins-Hall
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Klingenstein Lounge
Please bring your device--laptop, iPad, tablet--for accessing the Internet.
9:00 - 9:50 a.m., Writing SLO's and Program Outcomes (register here)
10:00 - 10:50 a.m., Effective and Efficient Data Collection and Analysis (register here)
11:00 - 11:50 a.m., Closing the Loop (register here)
FACULTY ASSOCIATES IN THE FYRE PROGRAM, SUMMER ORIENTATION ADVISORS, AND ITHACA SEMINAR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
If you are a faculty member who is going to serve as a Faculty Associate in the First-Year Residential Experience Program, a summer orientation advisor or an Ithaca Seminar instructor please attend one of these sessions. Each session will provide a one hour overview of the Integrated Core Curriculum, the themes and perspectives, and the First-Year Residential Experience Program. The presentation will give you the information you need to know in order to answer parents/students’ questions and begin to plan for the fall. The Faculty Associates will follow the first hour with a half hour small group planning meeting to begin to develop ideas for the residence hall programs linked to each theme.
Please register for one of the following sessions:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (register here)
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (register here)
Sessions will take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.
ICC GENERAL INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
These sessions provide a descriptive overview of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), including the themes/perspectives and other ICC requirements of approximately 20 minutes with the rest of the hour available for interactive questions and answers. These sessions are designed for any faculty or staff member who wants to know more about the ICC. Please register for one of the following sessions:
Wednesday, May 22, 2:00 p.m. (register here)
Thursday, May 23, 2:00 p.m. (register here)
Friday, May 24, 11:00 a.m. (register here)
If you would like to schedule an information session for your department or work area, please contact email@example.com.