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.
iPad Pilot Wrap Up
Thursday, December 12, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Organized by Marilyn DIspensa, Instructional Technology Coordinator
We welcome your attendance at the wrap-up meeting for the Fall 2013 iPad Pilot. Twenty iPads were loaned to faculty and used for a wide range of projects. Participants will informally share their experiences. Light refreshments provided.
Nominations for Faculty Excellence Awards
This year, the Faculty Development Committee is fortunate to offer five awards, and for the first time the recipient has the option to choose their award. The first option is a $1500 monetary award. The second option is a $1000 monetary award (minus taxes) plus a $1500 budget line to be used for the recipient’s professional development and at his/her discretion. While the budget line will be available through the recipient’s department it shall be available in addition to any department, school, or College funds. In order to be eligible for these awards, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who has completed at least one year of employment at Ithaca College and who will be full-time (tenure, tenure eligible, or NTEN) during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Criteria: The foremost criterion for the Excellence Awards is an overall excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to their appointment (descriptions of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service are stated in the Ithaca College Policy Manual, Volume IV: Faculty Handbook).
Nomination: Any faculty member, administrator/staff member, or student from the college community may nominate an individual for an excellence award. It is the nominator’s responsibility to complete and submit the nomination, although a student nominator may request that this responsibility be given to a faculty member or administrator/staff member. Self-nominations are not eligible.
Deadline: The nomination form along with supporting materials must be submitted to Barney Beins, Chair, Faculty Development Committee, Department of Psychology, 119N Williams Hall (telephone: 274-3512; email: firstname.lastname@example.org), by Monday, March 3, 2014.
Click here for additional guidelines and the Nomination Cover Page.