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.

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.

Upcoming:


SEPTEMBER

Webinar
New Media Consortium (NMC) On the Horizon>
Rearranging Learning Spaces + Discussion
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Join the TELE Collaborative in a discussion about Rearranging Learning Spaces with a panel of thought leaders brought together by the NMC (New Media Consortium).  The one-hour NMC session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcast live on YouTube.  It will be followed by an IC discussion in the Center for Faculty Excellence.
SESSION DESCRIPTION: There is a focused movement to reinvent traditional learning spaces and rearrange the entire educational experience — a trend that is largely being driven by the influence of innovative learning approaches. Century-old practices in which students learn subject-by-subject, while uniformly facing the front of the classroom, are perceived by many as an antiquated approach to teaching and learning. The multidisciplinary nature of project-based learning, co-creation, and other contemporary approaches has brought attention to innovative designs of learning environments.
For more information about this NMC session and panelists (or to register independently of the CFE event), go to: http://www.nmc.org/events/horizon-rearranging-learning-spaces.

Ithaca College is a member of the New Media Consortium.  NMC is an international community of experts in educational technology which produces the annual “Horizon Project”, a research initiative that examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.  The NMC annual conference will be in the Washington DC area in June 2015 and we hope to send a group from Ithaca College.  See NMC.org for more information about the New Media Consortium.
(Register here)

Hiring for Excellence Workshop: Crafting Interview Questions
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (Register here)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
AND
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (Register here)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., (bring your lunch), 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. 
Please join us for this highly interactive session on crafting interview questions that support identifying candidates that meet you criteria and can support the College’s commitment to Diversity. Bring your current or past interview questions along with past or current search criteria and workshop it with the presenters and your colleagues.

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)
AND
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Register here)
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. 

Hiring for Excellence through Inclusion Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
12:10 p.m. - 2:05 p.m., (lunch provided) Garden Level of Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room
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)

Hiring for Excellence Workshop: Reviewing Candidate Applications Through an Inclusive Lens
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (Register here)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
AND
Wednesday, October 21, 2014 (Register here)
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.