Events & Programs

Fall 2013 Events

Events are listed by the month.  Please scroll down to view future months.

Daily Grind
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Daily Grind welcomes faculty every weekday morning from 8 - 10 a.. for coffee.  Please drop by to chat with colleagues, watch the news, or just get ready for the workday. 

AUGUST

Workshop for Department Chairs
Monday, August 19, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Clark Lounge
Morning refreshments provided.
Facilitated by Nancy Pringle, Vice President and General Counsel, and Mary Tomaselli, Director of Employee and Organizational Development.  This program is a professional development workshop designed specifically for department chairs and will focus on conflict management and legal issues pertinent to chair responsibilities.  Previously offered through the Office of the Provost, this workshop is now being offered through the Center for Faculty Excellence.  New and continuing department chairs are strongly encouraged to attend.   
Register Here

ICC General Information Sessions for Faculty and Staff
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum
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:
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:30 a.m. (full)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m. (full)
Wednesday, August 21, 3:30 p.m. (register here)
Thursday, August 22, 2:00 p.m. (register here)
Friday, August 23, 9:00 a.m. (register here)
If you would like to schedule an information session for your department or work area, please contact icc@ithaca.edu.

New Full-Time Faculty Orientation
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, Clark Lounge
8:45      Welcome and Introduction
              Wade Pickren, Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
9:00      IC 20/20
              Marisa Kelly, Provost/VPEA
9:15      Legal and Policy Issues for Faculty
             
Nancy Pringle, Vice President and General Counsel
10:15   Break
10:30   Student Disability Services
              Linda Uhll, Manager
10:45    Academic Advising Center
              Sally Neal, Director
11:00    Office of the Registrar
              Brian Scholten, Registrar               
11:05    Library
              Lis Chabot, College Librarian
12:00    Ithaca College Faculty Excellence Award Recipients
              Mark Fonder, Professor, Music Education
              Horomoz Movassaghi, Professor, Finance and International
              Business
              Gary Sforzo, Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences              
              Gossa Tsegaye, Assistant Professor, Media Arts, Sciences,
              and Studies
12:30    Luncheon, Klingenstein Lounge
For additional information, please contact Laurie Wasik at cfe@ithaca.edu or 274-3734.

New and Continuing Part-Time Faculty Orientation
Thursday, August 22, 2013
3:45 - 6:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Wade Pickren, Director Center for Faculty Excellence
Ithaca College’s commitment to academic excellence includes providing faculty with the resources that they need to be effective teachers. We understand that being a part-time faculty member may present some particular challenges to effective teaching.  This orientation is designed to provide you with the tools you may need to provide an optimal learning experience for your students, to handle the mundane, but important administrative issues, and to help you feel included in the Ithaca College community. You will be provided information on available resources and will have the opportunity to meet and network with other part-time faculty.  Please mark your calendars and come prepared to learn, network, and have some refreshments!
3:45     Refreshments
4:00     Introductions and Welcome, Wade Pickren, Director, Center for
             Faculty Excellence
4:15     Student Disability Services, Linda Uhll, Manager
4:30     Important Information for Part-Time Faculty: Nuts and Bolts
             Joanie Groome, Lecturer, Health Promotion and Physical
             Education; Recreation and Leisure Studies
5:00     Instructional Technology Resources and Problem Solving
             Marilyn Dispensa. Instructional Technology Coordinator
5:20     Library Resources and Services, Lis Chabot, College Librarian
Please RSVP no later than August 9 by e-mail cfe@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3734.  Your response, whether positive or negative, will assist with refreshments and seating arrangements. 

SEPTEMBER

Writing Groups - Kick-off Event
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
12:10 - 1:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Rebecca Plante, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Faculty and staff, do you want to work on your scholarship this semester or this year?  Do you have a chapter, proposal, grant, review, or book that you want to finish (or start!?)?  Would you like to be part of a writing group...?  We will talk about several kinds of writing groups, both in-person and online, and begin the process to create some groups.

Coffee and cookies will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch.
(Register Here)

CFE/Office of Civic Engagement Service-Learning Series
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
9.00 - 10.30 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Topic: Learning Outcomes and Course Design in Service-Learning
This highly interactive workshop for will introduce participants to key concepts and principles of service-learning course design. Participants will learn how to construct learning outcomes and design instructional strategies based a unique integrative course design framework. Participants will discuss how to foster and evaluate students’ critical reflection before, during and after participation in service-learning. The session will share example service-learning syllabi, learning outcome and course design templates and additional service-learning resources.
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, PhD, Ithaca College, Department of Sociology, and Richard Kiely, PhD, Cornell University, Engaged Learning and Research

Richard Kiely currently serves as the Director of Engaged Learning and Research at Cornell University. In 2002, he received his PhD from Cornell University, and in 2005 was recognized nationally as a John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning for his longitudinal research that led to the development of a transformative service-learning model. His research focuses primarily on institutional models that foster sustainable campus-community partnerships, as well as student learning and faculty development in engaged learning and research. 
(Register Here)

Topic: Evaluating the Impact of Service-Learning
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:00 - 1.30 p.m.
Facilitated by Pat Spencer, Assistant Professor, Ithaca College, Department of Writing, and Richard Kiely, PhD, Cornell University, Engaged Learning and Research
(Register Here)

Topic: Building Sustainable Service-Learning Partnerships
Tuesday, October 29. 12:00 - 1.30 p.m.
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, PhD, Ithaca College, Department of Sociology, and Richard Kiely, PhD, Cornell University, Engaged Learning and Research
(Register Here)

A certificate of completion will be offered to those who attend two of the three service-learning sessions.  The series is intended to prepare IC faculty for the May 2014 CFE Excellence Institute on Service-Learning.

Co-sponsored by the CFE and the Office of Civic Engagement.

New Faculty Orientation Fall Workshop: The Integrative Core Curriculum--A New Faculty Member's Guide
Thursday, September 19, 2013
12:10 - 1:00 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge (lunch provided)
Facilitated by Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum
This session will introduce you to the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), Ithaca College’s new curriculum which will be required for all students beginning in Fall 2013. Participants will learn about the basic components of the curriculum and how they can become involved with the ICC.
New faculty should RSVP no later than September 9 by email to cfe@ithaca.edu or 274-3734. Your response, whether positive or negative, will assist with refreshments and seating arrangements.

Book Authors Wanted
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
4.00 - 5.30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Michael McGandy, Cornell University Press, returns to IC to meet with faculty members who are writing a book, developing a book proposal, or who want to learn about how to develop a book project.
(Register Here)

Human Subjects Research Approval Process
Thursday, September 26, 2013
12:10 p.m. - 1:05 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Mindy Cozzolino, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy and MaryAnn Taylor, Coordinator, Sponsored Research
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
(Register Here)

OCTOBER

HomerConnect:
Class Lists and Why They are so Important
Midterm Grades – When and How
Degree Evaluation and Advising

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Jean Kirkpatrick, Technology and Documentation Assistant and Kristyn Lingenfelter, Assistant Registrar for Student Services
This session will review the basic topics of class lists and entering grades, however, the majority of the session will concentrate on how to run and read a degree evaluation and how this tool should be used in conjunction with academic advising.
(Register Here)

Hiring for Diversity Workshop: Crafting an Inclusive Ad
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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
Please join us for this highly interactive session on crafting job postings that are truly inclusive. Bring your current or past ad and workshop it with the presenters and your colleagues.
(Register Here)

Faculty Show and Share: Cool Ideas for Using the iPad in the Classroom
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
12:10 - 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch), Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Assistant Professor Mike Titlebaum, Director of jazz studies, demonstrates some fun and innovative uses of the iPad and other technologies in the classroom.
(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.

Hiring for Diversity Workshop: Reviewing Candidate Applications Through an Inclusive Lens
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 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
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.
(Register Here)

Webinar
Online Learning & Extended Studies and the Center for Faculty Excellence invite you to participate in an Inside Higher Ed webinar and discussion:
Humanizing Your Online Course with Michelle Pacansky-Brock
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
A discussion will follow the webinar from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Humans are social beings and learning is a social process. Both require interaction and connection to flourish. Do these factors undermine the effectiveness of an online class or strengthen it? In our digital, mobile society are discussion forums still the most effective tool for student-student interactions? In this webinar, Michelle Pacansky-Brock will share examples of what students identify as valuable characteristics of a "humanized" online class and identify key tips and strategies for harnessing the potential of emerging technologies to make your online class personal, meaningful, and memorable.
Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a noted online instructor, faculty development specialist, and leader in the field of online education. She is currently serving as a member of the 2014 Horizon Project Higher Education Advisory Board and is Chair-Elect for the 2014 Sloan-C International Emerging Technologies Symposium for Online Learning. Michelle is also the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies and How to Humanize Your Online Class with VoiceThread. She is an online Associate Faculty at Mt. San Jacinto College, an active speaker, consultant, and has received two Sloan-C Awards for her online teaching excellence.
For more information contact Rob Gearhart (rgearhart@ithaca.edu or 4-1909).
(Register Here)

New Faculty Orientation Fall Workshop: Faculty Involvement with Student Life
Thursday, October 10, 2013
12:10 - 1:00 p.m., Clark Lounge (lunch provided)
Facilitated by John Bradac, Director, Career Services; Malinda Smith, Director, Multicultural Affairs; and Jacqueline Winslow, Assistant Director, Residential Education
Learn about how you can become involved with students through collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life. In this session, an interactive panel of students and staff from Career Services, Residential Life, and Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs will provide an overview of the opportunities and processes for faculty involvement.
New faculty should RSVP no later than October 2 by email to cfe@ithaca.edu or 274-3734. Your response, whether positive or negative, will assist with refreshments and seating arrangements.

Limitations of an Environment: A Discussion about Students with Disabilities at Ithaca College
Friday, October 11, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch), Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Have you ever wanted a more in-depth understanding of  issues related to disability on campus? Come to a brown-bag discussion-based workshop to learn more.  This workshop will be facilitated by  Mary Bowers '13 and her advisor, Sue-Je Gage (Anthropology).  Ms. Bowers conducted an 18-month field research project on the experiences of students with disabilities at Ithaca College.
(Register Here)

CFE/Office of Civic Engagement Service-Learning Series
Topic: Evaluating the Impact of Service-Learning
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
12:00 - 1.30 p.m. (bring your lunch), Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Pat Spencer, Assistant Professor, Ithaca College, Department of Writing; Richard Kiely, PhD, Cornell University, Engaged Learning and Research.
The alignment of instructional design and assessment is key to documenting and enhancing quality service-learning outcomes. This workshop will focus on instructional design strategies that foster key learning outcomes in service-learning and participants use resources provided and a course design template to identify appropriate instructional strategies as well as assessment techniques to evaluate quality learning in service-learning.  The workshop facilitators will describe different types of instructional designs, assessment plans drawn from their own work in different fields as well as offer a number of tools and resources for workshop participants.
(Register Here)

Richard Kiely currently serves as the Director of Engaged Learning and Research at Cornell University. In 2002, he received his PhD from Cornell University, and in 2005 was recognized nationally as a John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning for his longitudinal research that led to the development of a transformative service-learning model. His research focuses primarily on institutional models that foster sustainable campus-community partnerships, as well as student learning and faculty development in engaged learning and research.

A certificate of completion will be offered to those who attend two of the three service-learning sessions (first session was held on 9/18/13 and the third will be held on 10/29/13). The series is intended to prepare IC faculty for the May 2014 CFE Excellence Institute on Service-Learning.

Co-sponsered by the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Civic Engagement.

Linking the I to the C to C: How to Get Students to Think Integratively
Monday, October 21, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
“I emphasized reflection, seeing it not so much as something that came at the end of the portfolio process, as is so often the case (Conway 1994), but as something that threaded throughout the course, in multiple forms and for multiple intents.” - Kathleen Blake Yancey (1997)

At the heart of the new Integrative Core Curriculum is the e-portfolio, a space for students to build connections among their various learning experiences in and out of the classroom. An important goal of the Ithaca Seminar is to set the groundwork for students to think integratively over the next four years, developing essential metacognitive skills. However, the literature shows that this does not come naturally to students—they need scaffolded support throughout the semester, as well as interactive teacher and peer feedback. Writing’s Dr. Mary Lourdes Silva and Dr. Susan Adams Delaney will host workshops at the Center for Faculty Excellence to demonstrate effective strategies for instructors to provide that support and to help students make their thinking visible within TaskStream. If you have any questions or wish to contribute, contact us at msilva@ithaca.edu or sadamsdelaney@ithaca.edu.
(Register Here)

ICC General Information Sessions for Faculty and Staff
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum

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:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (register here)
Wednesday, October 23, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch) (register here)
Thursday, October 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (register here)
If you would like to schedule an information session for your department or work area, please contact icc@ithaca.edu.

Faculty Show and Share: Using Quizzes in Sakai to Better Prepare Students for Class
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Miranda Kaye, Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
Miranda Kaye will show how she uses pre-class quizzes in Sakai to encourage students to do readings, making them better prepared for class.
(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.

NOTE: The following presentation was canceled due to conflict w/the presenter.
Applying Prerequisite Math Skills: Enhancement Principles for Students with Math-Phobia
Monday, October 28, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Barbara Ann Johnson-Root, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Addressing academic needs of all learners along the math-competency continuum presents obvious challenges in higher education, particularly when upper-division coursework in non-math disciplines require prerequisite math proficiency.  The challenge is to enhance learning for those with math anxiety, while concurrently providing suitable experiences for students who are more comfortable with math.  The presentation shares methods and materials that have been used successfully to enhance learning for students for math-phobia.  Although the focus is math, teaching-learning principles presented also apply to similar teaching challenges.
(Register Here)

Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Civic Engagement Service-Learning Series
Topic: Building Sustainable Service-Learning Partnerships
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
12:00 - 1.30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, PhD, Ithaca College, Department of Sociology; Richard Kiely, PhD, Cornell University, Engaged Learning and Research
This workshop will discuss key components and best practices for building quality community partnerships in service-learning.  The workshop facilitators will describe activities such as community partner selection, site review, on-site planning and programming, MOU development and how to negotiating roles, responsibilities and resources to ensure sustainability.  The workshop facilitators will offer examples of service-learning partnerships in Ithaca, NYC, and Nicaragua and share a number of resources including a newly created community-campus standards document.
(Register Here)

Richard Kiely currently serves as the Director of Engaged Learning and Research at Cornell University. In 2002, he received his PhD from Cornell University, and in 2005 was recognized nationally as a John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning for his longitudinal research that led to the development of a transformative service-learning model. His research focuses primarily on institutional models that foster sustainable campus-community partnerships, as well as student learning and faculty development in engaged learning and research.

A certificate of completion will be offered to those who attend two of the three service-learning sessions (first session was held on 9/18/13 and the second was held on 10/15/13). The series is intended to prepare IC faculty for the May 2014 CFE Excellence Institute on Service-Learning.

Wine and Cheese Reception in Honor of Charles "Randy" Christian '72
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge
The School of Business and the Center for Faculty Excellence are very pleased to co-host a reception in honor of Charles "Randy" Christian, the Executive-in-Residence for our School of Business.  

Randy Christian graduated from Ithaca College in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science from the Business School. He then continued his academic career at University of Delaware, obtaining his Master’s degree. After graduation, Randy worked at the University of Delaware for seven years in the University’s Personnel & Employee Relations division. He then went on to a thirty-year career at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) where he was a member of the corporate staff and worked in both the Human Resources and Legal departments.  Randy's responsibilities at J&J involved global programs (worldwide, J&J has ~ 120,000 employees in 250 companies in 60 countries).  From 2007 – 2010, he was on an expatriate assignment, living in Singapore.

Randy’s responsibilities were primarily in the areas of compensation and benefits program design, human resources information systems, employment practices litigation support, and employee data analysis.  At the time of his retirement, he was the Director of Employee Analytics. Currently Randy is a consultant, providing services in the areas of employment practice litigation support and employee analytics.

IC’s School of Business named Randy its Executive-in-Residence.  As Executive-in-Residence, Randy interacts with students and faculty, both in and out of the classroom, regarding career and industry issues.  He is also meeting with the school’s professional student organizations and confers with and provides feedback to the deans on a variety of strategic goals.
(RSVP Here)

Show Me the Money – Grants 101
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Lunch provided

Interactive session on transforming your research and project ideas into fundable grants:

  • Overview of Federal/State and private funding sources.
  • Grants procedures at IC, including budget development and compliance with financial accounting rules.
  • Demonstrations on how to search for grant funding opportunities using tools like grants.gov, Foundation Center, PIVOT, Grant Advisor, etc.
  • Faculty grant experience and stories of success:
    Paula Turkon – NSF
    Patrick McKeon - NIH
  • Opportunity for questions and feedback– bring your project ideas/concepts.

Presenters: Wade Pickren, Director, Sponsored Research
Warren Calderone, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Susan Weatherby, Senior Accountant, Financial Services
MaryAnn Taylor, Coordinator, Sponsored Research – For more information, contact MaryAnn Taylor at 274-1206.
(Register Here) Registration limited to the first 20 registrants.

New Faculty Orientation Fall Workshop: Research, Diversity, and Interdisciplinary Courses at IC
Thursday, October 31, 2013
12:10 - 1:00 p.m., Clark Lounge (lunch provided)
Facilitated by the Center for Faculty Excellence Faculty-in-Residence for 2013-2014: Katherine Beissner, Professor, Physical Therapy; Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Sociology; Mara Alper, Associate Professor, Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies

Katherine Beissner, Belisa Gonzalez, and Mara Alper will talk about their work as CFE Faculty-in-Residence for 2013-2014. Katherine Beissner will address the opportunities to involve undergraduates in faculty research, Belisa Gonzalez will talk about making IC more inclusive of diversity, and Mara Alper will discuss the opportunities for creating and conducting interdisciplinary courses.
New faculty should RSVP no later than October 21 by email to cfe@ithaca.edu or 274-3734. Your response, whether positive or negative, will assist with refreshments and seating arrangements.

NOVEMBER

Online Open Forums on Revised Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
Monday, November 4, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Join the Center For Faculty Excellence and the Library in learning about the revised Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
Many of you are familiar with the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, first adopted in 2000 by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). These standards – which have defined information literacy for librarians, educators, and assessment agencies – are undergoing extensive revision. A task force is working on a new approach that underscores the critical need for faculty members and librarians to collaborate to effectively address information literacy education that aligns with disciplinary content. While the exact approach is still under discussion, two new elements will be incorporated: threshold concepts and metaliteracy. These two foundational elements should provide the basis for more sustained collaborations with disciplinary faculty and create more aligned teaching and learning communities at the institutional level.

The task force co-chairs will talk about the direction the group is taking and ask the broader community to share reactions and questions. This is our opportunity to influence the future of these important standards. It would be helpful to participate together so that we can share our collective thinking and have some discussion, as a group, about possible implications for our campus.
(Register Here)

Faculty Show and Share: Explorations with Open Learning Resources
Monday, November 4, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Judith Pena-Shaff, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Open Educational Resources (OER) are  teaching and research resources that reside in the public domain and can be used and even modified (for free) by others.  Most of these resources have been developed or made available through grant initiatives and they offer an alternative affordable option for students and faculty.
(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 Invited to Meet with NCATE Accreditation Team
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
From November 3-6, the All-College Teacher Education Committee (ACTEC) will be hosting a visit by the Board of Examiners from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, as part of the national accreditation process for Ithaca College’s teacher education programs (www.ithaca.edu/actec/). During the visit, they will meet with various stakeholders on campus and in the community.  ACTEC invites any interested faculty members at IC to attend an open meeting with the Board of Examiners to talk about the teacher education programs at the College.  The open meeting for faculty will be held on Tuesday, November 5, from 10:30 – 11:30am in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center. Feel free to drop in even if you only have 10 minutes for some conversation.

Humanities Faculty Social Hour
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
While raising profile on campus and beyond is important, fellowship is just as meaningful. In the spirit of fellowship and building community among humanities faculty at IC, the Center for Faculty Excellence is sponsoring a humanities social hour. This initial CFE-sponsored humanities event is primarily for socializing (and is very much a drop in as you are able gathering), though we can also update our colleagues about the progress we are making. The CFE is interested in sponsoring a couple humanities socials in the spring semester, perhaps one to discuss some aspect of scholarly endeavors and one to discuss a teaching and learning challenge in humanities courses.
(RSVP Here) by November 1.

PIVOT Webinar
Thursday, November 7, 2013
9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
We are excited to let you know that Ithaca College has Pivot. It is where funding connected with research expertise turns into success. Log on at http://pivot.cos.com to start taking advantage of all that Pivot offers.
This hour-long webinar will teach a researcher, faculty, graduate student or other Pivot account holder how to:
1) Navigate and manage the Pivot home page
2) Search Pivot Funding via Quick Search and Advanced Search; make a Pivot Funding Opportunity active; track an opportunity; share it with others; save a search strategy; tag active and tracked records
3) Search Profiles via Quick Search and Advanced Search
3) Pivot Advisor; intelligent mapping of Profiles to Funding
4) Claim a Profile; edit and enrich a profile
(Register Here)

Slowing Them Down: Pedagogies to Increase the Deep Attention of Students
Monday, November 11, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch), Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Steven S. Volk, Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE) at Oberlin College.

The rapid spread of technology and its delivery through mobile devices has produced a lively debate as to whether this is beneficial or not to our ability to think deeply.  There are those, like Nicholas Carr, who worry that Google is “making us stupid,” while others, Clay Shirky of NYU comes to mind, who note that technology always changes us, its users, but quite often for the better. Perhaps the one thing that most agree on is that technology use is getting in the way of our students’ ability to think, reflect, and focus deeply. As Carr put it, “Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.” This workshop will focus on pedagogies that we can use to slow our students down, enabling them to look closely, listen attentively, and think deeply. Its purpose is not to critique or attack their hyper-connected skills – for they will prove useful to them in the future – but to insure that these are paired with an ability to reflect and consider deeply. It is designed for faculty in all areas of the curriculum and will include some background information, hands-on activities, and discussion.

Steven S. Volk is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE) at Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio), where he has taught since 1986. He holds a PhD from Columbia University (History) and specializes in Latin American history, U.S.-Latin American relations, and museum studies. In 2011 he was named U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. A Teagle Pedagogy Fellow in the Great Lakes College Association and founding director of Oberlin’s Center for Teaching and Learning, he has organized and led dozens of workshops on various aspects of teaching and learning in liberal arts colleges.
(Register Here)

Hiring for Diversity Workshop: Crafting Interview Questions
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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
Please join us for this highly interactive session on crafting interview questions that can help identify candidates that meet your 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.
(Register Here)

New Faculty Orientation Fall Workshop: Pathways Training
Thursday, November 14, 2013
12:10-1:00 p.m., Clark Lounge (lunch provided)
Facilitated by Paul Mikowski, Psychologist, Office of Counseling and Wellness
Pathways is a mental health crisis prevention and intervention training program teaching you to recognize, respond to, and refer students in distress.  The workshop will introduce participants to: identifying a potential mental health crisis, initiating a conversation with someone at risk, asking directly about suicidal thoughts, and making referrals to appropriate resources. 
New faculty should RSVP no later than November 6 by email to cfe@ithaca.edu or 274-3734.  Your response, whether positive or negative, will assist with refreshments and seating arrangements. 

Crafting the Tenure Portfolio: Process, Content, and Strategies
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
4 - 5 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Mike Haaf, Associate Professor, Chemistry
In this information session, the presenter 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.
(Register Here)

Hiring for Diversity Workshop: The Inclusive Interview Process
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 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
Topics for this hands-on workshop address important components of the interview process: beginning with the interview invitation and through on-campus visit. We will explore how to make an inclusive process that is tailored to the candidate, setting up your candidate for success, creating a welcoming environment, phone interview, inclusive interviewing, engagement, resources and communication. Search committee chairs and members are particularly encouraged to attend.
(Register Here)

Faculty Wine and Cheese Social
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
4 - 6 p.m., Clark Lounge
The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all faculty to a wine and cheese social on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 4 - 6 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

DECEMBER

Faculty Show and Share: Increasing Engagement in the Classroom by Putting Lectures Online
Thursday, December 5, 2013
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Elia Kacapyr, Professor of Economics, will discuss how he has increased engagement in the classroom by adding more time for  in-class discussion and problem solving.   He will describe his 
process for recording short videos using Camtasia to deliver the content normally covered in lectures and share how he restructured or “flipped” his course.  
(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.

iPad Pilot Wrap Up
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 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. 
(Register Here)

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. 
(Register Here)