Events & Programs

Fall 2012 Events

Events are listed by the month.  Please scroll down to view the months of October, November, and December. 


SEPTEMBER

IPAD PILOT
During the  Fall 2012 semester Information Technology Services and the Center for Faculty Excellence are initiating a Faculty iPad Pilot Program. ITS will loan out twenty 3rd generation iPads for a semester to individual faculty members to explore its use for personal productivity, teaching and research.  To get an iPad in the hands of those who haven't experienced them before we ask that those of you who already own iPads not apply. However, we welcome you to participate in the faculty learning community.

Purpose of the Pilot
1. To explore the use of tablet computing for their teaching, research, and personal productivity. 
2. To learn basic skills of operating an iPad for a variety of functions such as creating media, note taking, annotation.
3. To find discipline-specific apps, eBooks, or uses of the iPad.
4. To create a faculty iPad community for sharing ideas and experiences.
5. For ITS to gain experience supporting tablet devices in an institutional setting.

iPad Specifications
- The iPads are 3rd generation iPads (16 GB) with wireless and 4G capability.  3G service costs are not included in the iPad Pilot.
- Each iPad will come with a case.
- There are 5 keyboard-cases available.

iPad Pilot Activities
Pilot participants will be:
- Added to a Sakai Site called "iPad Pilot" for links to resources and to communicate with the other iPad Pilot participants.
- Given an iTunes gift card of $30 to purchase apps of their choice.
- Encouraged to go through a set of tasks at their own pace from setting up email to making videos to downloading iBooks.
- Encouraged to do a small project or investigation of apps, books, or uses of the iPad for their own research or teaching.
- Encouraged to attend iPad round tables.
- Encouraged to share their experiences with their colleagues.

Guidelines
1. All full time faculty, with a minimum of a one year appointment are eligible to apply to be in the pilot.
2. Prior experience with tablets is not necessary.
3. We ask that faculty who already own an iPad not apply. However, they are welcome to join the community.
4. Applications consist of a short form which includes the applicant's goals for participating in the pilot.
5. If there are more than 20 faculty that apply, ITS and CFE will select 20 that represent the greatest diversity across the schools, departments, goals and skill levels.
6. The iPad is not a gift and remains the property of Ithaca College and must be returned by 12/21/2012.
7. Participants must have an Apple ID to sync their iPad and download free or paid Apps or iBooks.
8. Personal data will be removed after iPads are returned.


CREATING A CLIMATE OF COLLABORATION AND SUPPORT THROUGH MENTORING
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided. 

Coordinated by Janice Elich Monroe
Faculty Development Coordinator

Mentoring is an organizational practice whose time has come.  In today's competitive business climate, the need for continuous learning has never been greater.  At the same time, the hunger for human connection and relationship has never been more palpable.  Because mentoring combines the impact of learning with the compelling human need for connection, it leaves individuals better able to deepen their personal capacity and maintain organizational vitality in the face of continuous challenge and change. --Lois J. Zachary 2005

This workshop will begin with a discussion about effective mentoring relationships.  The role and responsibilities of mentors and mentees will be discussed.  There will be an opportunity to get to know each other and to form mentoring groups that are meaningful and productive.
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WHAT IS QUANTITATIVE LITERACY AND HOW DO WE TEACH IT?
Thursday, September 20, 2012
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided.

Presented by David Brown, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics

In this workshop, we will describe what quantitative literacy is and why it is important for our students.  We will provide examples of quantitative literacy assignments and courses.  Finally, we will show how to address the habit of mind needed in analyzing, critiquing, and creating quantitative arguments. 
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WRITING INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Monday, September 24, 2012
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided.

Presented by Susan Delaney, Assistant Professor, Department of Writing

What do we mean by "writing intensive?"  And how can a faculty member effectively manage the "paper load" that accompanies writing in a course?  This workshop will introduce the core principles of writing across the curriculum (WAC) and review the ICC description of writing intensive courses.  Faculty will have the opportunity to workshop a major assignment, crafting a sequence of writing activities that is both manageable and pedagogically sound. 
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SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Thursday, September 27, 2012
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided.

All faculty and staff members are invited to attend a workshop designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs.  Short-term study abroad programming is an important component of the overseas study abroad options available to Ithaca College students.  College faculty and staff members have successfully lead programs over the past few years in a number of different locations, including most recently Belize, Canada, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Italy, Malawi, and the United Kingdom.   

Register through the Office of International Programs at rcullenen@ithaca.edu or 274-1676.


OCTOBER

FACULTY SHOW AND SHARE
CLASS BLOGS: How Creating a Virtual Classroom Can Enrich the Real One
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided.

Presented by Kelly Dietz, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics

--Politics Professor Kelly Dietz will share the class blogs she uses in her courses and discuss how she uses them to improve student engagement with course materials, course topics, and each other.

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary.
Register Here

Faculty Show and Share is a series put on by the Center for Educational Technology in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence. Each session features a guest faculty member who shows how they use a technology to address a teaching goal. Come hear what worked - or didn't work in a format that is informal, experimental, and fun. Discussion is encouraged and anyone is welcome regardless of their experience with technology.

We are always looking for faculty to show and share. Please contact Marilyn Dispensa (mdispensa@ithaca.edu or 274-3647) if you are interested.


FACULTY SHOW AND SHARE
Friending Your Textbook: Using Social Networks to get Students to Read and Analyze Text and Video
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided.

Presented by John Barr, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science.

This workshop introduces Classroom Salon, a web site that is part electronic textbook (think kindle) and part social network (think facebook).  The goal is to leverage student’s familiarity with social networks to get them to engage in conversations around documents such as textbooks.  In Classroom Salon instructors form students into social groups, called salons, and introduce documents, text, and videos into the salons.  Students then cooperate in highlighting, annotating, and discussing (but not editing) the text/video and cooperatively answer questions about the it.  Classroom Salon also contains analytical tools that help instructors determine how much students are participating.    Though there are some similarities to blogs and wikis and web sites such as Pizzaza, Classroom Salon provides a much richer and more focused experience, as we’ll see in the workshop.

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary.
Register Here

Faculty Show and Share is a series put on by the Center for Educational Technology in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence. Each session features a guest faculty member who shows how they use a technology to address a teaching goal. Come hear what worked - or didn't work in a format that is informal, experimental, and fun. Discussion is encouraged and anyone is welcome regardless of their experience with technology.

We are always looking for faculty to show and share. Please contact Marilyn Dispensa (mdispensa@ithaca.edu or 274-3647) if you are interested.


USING THE OUTDOORS AS YOUR CLASSROOM: HOW AND WHAT TO TEACH IN THE FIELD
Thursday, October 11, 2012
4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316 (with subsequent events in other places)
Light refreshments provided.

Led by Jake Brenner, Faculty Manager, Ithaca College Natural Lands

Ithaca College has more than 400 acres of natural lands (ICNL) within walking distance of the built campus.  All of this land is at your disposal for teaching your courses.  In light of calls across higher education for active inquiry, experiential learning, and learning by doing, not to mention the IC 20/20 imperatives for place-based curriculum and interdisciplinary integration, there has never been a better time to consider taking your students outside.
 
This series of events will begin with a general introduction to ICNL (indoors) by faculty and students who use these lands.  We will present maps, projects, and current courses that use ICNL.  This general introduction will be followed at a later date by a more focused workshop on field teaching techniques and strategies.  The primary objective of these events is to reach out to faculty OUTSIDE the usual departments (ENVS, BIOL, et al.) that might have an interest in field teaching but minimal experience.  We also welcome faculty who are ignorant (or even doubtful) about the relevance of the outdoors to their subject matter.  We will strive to find a meaningful teaching and learning experience for everyone who attends!
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ACCOMMODATING OR PANDERING: A Frank Discussion with Student Disability Services
Monday, October 22, 2012
4.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided.

Do accommodations for students with disabilities give an unfair advantage in the classroom? Do such accommodations lower academic standards? Are we doing students a disfavor by offering what might not be available when they go out into the “real world?” At what point do accommodations cross the line and become unreasonable?

This session is intended to be a frank and open dialogue among faculty members and Student Disability Services staff members Linda Uhll, Robin Dubovi, and Jean Celeste-Astorina.
Register Here


ACADEMIC SUSTAINABILITY INTEREST GROUP

The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Sustainability Initiative are interested in forming an academic sustainability interest group to exchange ideas about infusing sustainability content into curricula across disciplines and to strengthen and foster greater student and faculty engagement in sustainability initiatives here on campus.  The group will likely convene once a month or so in the Center for Faculty Excellence on the 3rd floor of the Gannett Center, Room 316.  Times for the meetings will vary.

First meeting: Tuesday, October 23, 12.10-1.05 pm.  Brown bag.  You bring the food, we provide the beverages and cookies.   

Please let Laurie Wasik know (wasik@ithaca.edu) if you are interested in being included in sustainability interest group meetings.

Marian Brown
Special Assistant for Campus and Community Sustainability

Wade Pickren
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence


FACULTY SHOW AND SHARE: Prezi - Not Just a Snazzy Power Point
Monday, October 29, 2012
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316

Presented by Cyndy Scheibe, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Learn how using Prezi can help you think differently about the material you are presenting, allowing you to help students see both the big picture and the details, as well as understanding the connections between concepts.

Light refreshments provided.

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary.
Register Here

Faculty Show and Share is a series put on by the Center for Educational Technology in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence. Each session features a guest faculty member who shows how they use a technology to address a teaching goal. Come hear what worked - or didn't work in a format that is informal, experimental, and fun. Discussion is encouraged and anyone is welcome regardless of their experience with technology.

We are always looking for faculty to show and share. Please contact Marilyn Dispensa (mdispensa@ithaca.edu or 274-3647) if you are interested.


DEVELOPING DYNAMIC GROUP ASSIGNMENTS
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
12:10 - 1:05 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided.

Presented by Jari Aho
Jari is a lecturer at JAMK University in Jyvaskyla, Finland, and a leader in Faculty Development both in his native country and internationally.  He comes to IC as part of a faculty exchange agreement with JAMK University.

Faculty members often value having students engage in collaborative learning.  Jari Aho will lead us through an exploration of group development through action-oriented methods of learning.  A variety of methods for group development will be discussed in an experiential format.  This will be a highly interactive session with a focus on problem solving and application to the classroom.  
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FACULTY DEVELOPMENT MODELS IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided.

Presented by Jari Aho
Jari is a lecturer at JAMK University in Jyvaskyla, Finland, and is a leader in Faculty Development both in his native country and internationally.  He comes to IC as part of a faculty exchange agreement with JAMK University. 

Those of us who teach at IC are experts in our disciplines, but have to learn how to translate our expertise into effective teaching.  This is a challenge faced everywhere in higher education.  Jari will explain the approach used in Finland to help disciplinary experts become expert teachers.  Can we adapt aspects of the Finnish model to Ithaca College?  After his presentation, Jari will lead a discussion with members of the Faculty Development Committee.   
Register Here


NOVEMBER

TEACHING AND LEARNING ACROSS CULTURES
Thursday, November 1, 2012
2:35 - 3:50 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided.

Panel
Jari Aho, Lecturer, JAMK University in Jyvaskyla, Finland
Carole Dennis, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Beth Harris, Associate Professor, Department of Politics
Hormoz Movassaghi, Professor, Finance and International Business
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Associate Professor, Department of Politics
David Turkon, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Ana Pimentel Walker, Predoctoral Diversity Fellow, Anthropology

A panel of international faculty will facilitate the exploration of strategies for introducing a global component to our curriculum at Ithaca College.  Discussion will include the role of cultural norms and expectations and how we can integrate these into our classrooms.  We will also discuss international models of education in order to discover techniques and strategies that can be utilized at Ithaca College. 
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E-PORTFOLIO AND INTEGRATIVE LEARNING: MAKING THE CONNECTION
Monday, November 5, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Klingenstein Lounge

Presented by
Bret Eynon, Dean for Teaching and Learning, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Laura Gambino, ePortfolio Initiatives, New Community College, CUNY

How do we help students connect their learning?  How do we, as educators, develop pedagogies and practices that advance and deepen integrative learning?   Campuses across the country -- from community colleges and research universities to liberal arts colleges -- are experimenting with ways to use electronic student portfolios to support integration.  CUNY's LaGuardia Community College has drawn wide recognition as an international leader in this effort.   Dr. Bret Eynon, LaGuardia's Dean for Teaching and Learning, will share insights, practices and research data from LaGuardia and other campuses in the national FIPSE-funded Connect to Learning project
Register Here

Bret Eynon and Laura Gambino will meet with interested faculty for follow-up discussion in the Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Register Here


CRAFTING THE TENURE PORTFOLIO: PROCESS, CONTENT, AND STRATEGIES

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316

Presented by
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Associate Professor, Politics
Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor, Sociology

In this information session, the presenters will share observations of strategies that facilitate preparation of complete tenure files. Included in the presentation will be discussions of the process of file review, fundamentals of file construction, and strategic decisions that are essential in creating a strong portfolio.

Light refreshments provided.
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BRINGING SOCIAL MOVEMENTS INTO THE CLASSROOM: TEACHING BEYOND BORDERS
Friday, November 9, 2012
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316

Presented by
Beth Harris, Associate Professor
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Associate Professor
Department of Politics

As education becomes more corporatized and bureaucratized, it becomes increasingly important to develop pedagogies that think outside of the box and recognize the profound importance of the academy engaging social movements for sustainability, equity and justice.

In this working session, we will share “Beyond Borders” pedagogies that challenge the boundaries of our curriculum and bring social movements into the classroom. Presenters from diverse disciplines will provide case studies in research and teaching about social mobilizations. The workshop will conclude with participant discussion of how such strategies can be brought into their own classrooms and disciplines. 
Light Refreshments provided.
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HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH APPROVAL PROCESS
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
12:10 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Light refreshments provided.

Presented by
Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, and Chairperson of HSR
Cyndy Scheibe, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

The All-College Review Board for Human Subjects Research (HSR) is a standing committee at Ithaca College responsible for reviewing all-College research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involve the use of human subjects to ensure that these activities minimize the potential for risk. 

To comply with federal and state laws for protection of human subjects in research and Ithaca College policies, all research that involves human subjects must be reviewed by and must receive approval from the HSR Board prior to data collection
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WRITING, PITCHING, AND PUBLISHING IN TODAY'S ACADEMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
3.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center, 316
Light Refreshments Provided

Presented by
Michael McGandy
Acquisitions Editor, Cornell University Press

Are you thinking of writing a scholarly book? Are you already developing your manuscript? Are you nearing completion of your manuscript? Regardless of where you are in the book-writing process, this session will help you get your book published. Michael McGandy is a seasoned academic press acquisitions editor and he will explain the steps to publication.  Don’t miss this session!
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HARD TO ASSESS LEARNING OUTCOMES

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
3:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316

Presented by
Michael Buck, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Aimee Dars Ellis, Assistant Professor, Department of Management
Co-chairs, Academic Assessment Committee

This will be a participant-focused workshop with lots of participation and sharing. 
Register Here


FACULTY WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Clark Lounge

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all faculty to a wine and cheese social on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge.  There will be refreshments, opportunities to interact informally with one another, meet colleagues, and make some new friends.  Vocal performances by Michelle Cosentino, Class of 2014. 
RSVP Here


TURN UP THE TRANSPARENCY: 35MM SLIDE ART SHOW
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316
The Visual Resources Center, The Handwerker Gallery, and the Center for Faculty Excellence are pleased to invite all faculty, staff, students, and friends to join us for the opening reception for art work created using 35mm slides that have been de-accessioned from the Department of Art History's analog slide collection. 


FACULTY SHOW AND SHARE
CLASS BLOGS: How Creating a Virtual Classroom Can Enrich the Real One
Thursday, November 15, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316

Presented by Kelly Dietz, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics

--Politics Professor Kelly Dietz will share the class blogs she uses in her courses and discuss how she uses them to improve student engagement with course materials, course topics, and each other.

Light refreshments provided.

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary.
Register Here

Faculty Show and Share is a series put on by the Center for Educational Technology in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence. Each session features a guest faculty member who shows how they use a technology to address a teaching goal. Come hear what worked - or didn't work in a format that is informal, experimental, and fun. Discussion is encouraged and anyone is welcome regardless of their experience with technology.

We are always looking for faculty to show and share. Please contact Marilyn Dispensa (mdispensa@ithaca.edu or 274-3647) if you are interested.


WHAT'S A MOOC? (and should I be considering one?)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316

Presented by Rob Gearhart, Assistant Provost, Online Learning and Extended Studies

MOOCs--Massive Open Online Courses--are a hot topic in higher education.  Learn more about the concept and lets discuss how MOOCs might impact our work.

Light refreshments provided.

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary.
Register Here


DECEMBER

STOP STRESSING, START LIVING
Monday, December 3, 2012
3:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316

Presented by
Mary Tomaselli, Director
Employee and Organizational Development
and
Deborah Harper, Director
Counseling and Wellness

We all experience stress at one time or another.  The trick is to acknowledge it and know how to revitalize your energy.  In this interactive workshop, you will learn about what causes stress, what it can do to you if it is left unchecked, and how you can manage it more effectively in your life.  Through a facilitated discussion, you will examine your own life, experiences and values in order to develop a plan for yourself that reduces stress and leaves you energized instead of depleted or exhausted.  Open to faculty and staff. 

Light refreshments provided.

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary.
Register Here


NEW FACULTY END-OF-THE-SEMESTER WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316

The Center for Faculty Excellence would like to invite new faculty to visit the Center to share their success and to celebrate the end of the first semester at Ithaca College.  There will be refreshments and opportunities to interact informally with one another, see the CFE facilities, meet colleagues, and make some new friends.

Please RSVP at cfe@ithaca.edu.


FORUM ON INDIGENOUS STRUGGLES IN LATIN AMERICA
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316

What do protests, roadblocks, hunger strikes, calls for indigenous autonomy and ethnic based demands in Latin America represent? What do they fight for, how and why, with what impact? Come find out more about this incredibly current topic in an informal dialogue among faculty and students with visiting speaker from Chile, Christian Martínez Neira, author of several books and articles on indigenous autonomy and representation in Chile, Mexico, and Latin America in general. IC faculty members working on this research area will also give short presentation of their work in Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, and others.

Co sponsored by Latin American Studies, Politics, and the Center for Faculty Excellence.


HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Library invite you to come celebrate the joy of the season at our holiday open house Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in 316 Gannett Center.  Stop by for fun, food, and good cheer!



Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations for any of the above events should contact Laurie Wasik at wasik@ithaca.edu or 274-3734.  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.