Upcoming Events & Programs

Spring 2014 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.

JANUARY

ICC Faculty Collaboration Sessions Scheduled for January
A series of informal sessions for faculty to collaboratively discuss their approaches to designing ICC courses and assignments for the ICC will be held in mid to late January. Faculty who have taught courses or developed successful course proposals will be present to share what they are doing in their courses (e.g., activities, assignments) and there will be ample time for all present to talk about possibilities for developing or modifying courses to meet ICC student learning outcomes. Sessions are perfect for faculty who are already teaching in the ICC, those who have ideas but aren’t quite sure how to move forward, or those who have some interest in teaching in the ICC but don’t know where to begin. This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Integrative Core Curriculum.

Sessions presently scheduled include:
Quantitative Literacy Collaboration Session
Monday, January 13, 11 am-12 pm (register here)

Power and Justice Theme Collaboration Session
Monday, January 13,  2-3 pm (register here)

Diversity Collaboration Session
Wednesday
, January 15, 12-1 pm (feel free to bring your lunch)
(register here)

ICC Creative Arts: Beyond the Inquiry, Imagination and Innovation Theme Collaboration Session
Wednesday, January 15, 2-3 pm (register here)

Mind, Body, Spirit Theme Collaborative Session
Thursday, January 16, 1-2 pm (register here)

Quest for Sustainable Future Theme Collaborative Session
Thursday, January 30,  4-5 pm (register here)

All sessions will be held in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center. 

First CFE Early Career Faculty Development Day
“Healthy Career Development”
Saturday, January 18, 2014, @ La Tourelle Resort & Spa, Ithaca

Because we can only accommodate 30 faculty members, we ask you to let us know how participation can help you. What do you hope to gain from the day? What do you want to strengthen about your career? What are your goals for research, teaching, and service at this point of your career?

Please provide a brief response that CFE Director Wade Pickren and Development Day leaders George Conneman, Ali Erkan, and Nancy Menning can use to best plan the day’s activities. Our overarching goal is to help you determine how best to meet your goals while maintaining a sense of well-being in all the other important domains of your life.
Please send your response to cfe@ithaca.edu by Monday, January 6.

8:15-9:00 am                      Breakfast
9:00 am-12:00 pm            Development Sessions
12:00-1:30 pm                    Luncheon

ICC General Information Session for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 12:15 p.m.  (bring your lunch)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum
This session provides 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. This session is designed for any faculty or staff member who wants to know more about the ICC.
(register here)

Webinar
How to Implement an Innovative and Interactive Diversity Training Program on Campus

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
319 Gannett Center
Campuses across the nation are tasked with preparing students with the skills necessary to engage and flourish in an increasingly diverse global world. They struggle to create impactful, genuine, and sustainable programming through which to fully engage their students in this necessary and challenging diversity work. This webinar is designed to provide participants with brand new, exciting, cost-effective, and hands-on options, tools, and information to fully engage students in enjoyable diversity work. Participants will discover how they can begin to use these new tools in multi-faceted ways and with diverse populations for diverse needs. They will also review the history and present day diversity trends and initiatives on college campuses. This webinar will also provide an open forum for dialogue regarding diversity work in which experts will address problem areas, questions, concerns and diversity needs on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to identify and examine their own challenges and obstacles in providing ongoing diversity programming and developing a future vision and plan for implementation. This webinar is for any campus seeking to improve, enhance, progress, and accelerate their diversity outcomes.
(register here)

ICC Course Proposal Work Sessions
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (register here)
Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:05 - 1:00 p.m. (register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Feel free to bring your lunch. 
These working sessions are an opportunity to work on ICC course proposal paperwork with members of the Committee on College-wide Requirements present to answer questions and provide feedback.  If you're interested in putting forward a course for designation, bring the designation form, your course syllabus/outline, and any questions you have about completing the designation process.  Course designation forms are available on both the CCR and ICC websites.

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce that the application deadline for Talking Circles on Race and Racism has been extended to January 30. Please continue reading and submit your application today. 
Join the dialogue on race and racism! Be a part of the 2014 Talking Circles event!

In 2007, The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) in Ithaca, NY created a program called Talking Circles on Race and Racism in order to bring racially & ethnically diverse people together to have an honest and open dialogue on race.

Now you can join the conversation...

Ithaca College faculty and staff are invited to come together in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a sustained, confidential, frank dialogue around issues of race and racism. The subcommittee on Race, Culture and Ethnicity (part of the Diversity Awareness Committee) will initiate one Faculty/Staff Talking Circle (co-sponsored by Human Resources and the Center for Faculty Excellence) facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 20 racially and ethnically diverse people who will meet once a week for five consecutive sessions to self-reflect, share experiences, and learn from others’ perspectives and attitudes.

Want to know more about past participants' experiences? Check out the following two videos from the Multicultural Resource Center's website:

Part I:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9mOKIAms04

Part II:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAbgvhOlKoU

Ready to apply? Here's what you need to know:

Meeting times: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Peggy Ryan Williams Center beginning Feb 6, 2014 and ending March 6, 2014.

Applications can be found online and the submission deadline has been extended to January 30:
/sacl/committees/docs/DAC_Talking_Circles/StaffFaculty_Talking.pdf

Please send your completed application to Kerry Spitze at kspitze@ithaca.edu. (Please note that applications will first need to be downloaded prior to completion.)

Questions: Please direct questions to Kerry Spitze (kspitze@ithaca.edu) or Michelle Rios-Dominguez (mriosdominguez@ithaca.edu). For more information on the Talking Circles, please visit the Multicultural Resource Center's website: www.multicultural-resource.org/.

FEBRUARY

Hiring for Diversity Workshop: The Inclusive Interview Process

Monday, February 10, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 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.
Topics for this hands-on workshop address important components of the interview process: beginning with crafting interview questions and through the on-campus visit. We will explore how to make an inclusive process that is tailored to the candidate, asking questions that can help identify candidates that meet your criteria and can support the College’s commitment to Diversity, 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)

Hiring for Diversity Workshop: Onboarding for Retention
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., (please feel free to 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 workshop are to discuss how to set your new employee up for success, from offer through their first year of employment. We will explore techniques to negotiation, support and communication throughout the hiring process and beyond. We will share resources to support you in your role and resources to support your new team member. You will be provided a checklist of best practices on how to create an inviting space from day one. We will also provide you with resources on how to help your employee become anchored into to the immediate IC community as well as the local community. Search committee chairs and department chairs are particularly encouraged to attend.
(Register Here)

ICC Faculty Collaboration Sessions Scheduled for February
A series of informal sessions for faculty to collaboratively discuss their approaches to designing ICC courses and assignments for the ICC will be held in February. Faculty who have taught courses or developed successful course proposals will be present to share what they are doing in their courses (e.g., activities, assignments) and there will be ample time for all present to talk about possibilities for developing or modifying courses to meet ICC student learning outcomes. Sessions are perfect for faculty who are already teaching in the ICC, those who have ideas but aren’t quite sure how to move forward, or those who have some interest in teaching in the ICC but don’t know where to begin. This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Integrative Core Curriculum.

Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation Theme Collaboration Session
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
(register here)

Writing Intensive Collaboration Session
Friday, February 28, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
(register here)

Honors Faculty Wine and Cheese Reception
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Klingenstein Lounge
Co-sponsored by Thomas Pfaff, Honors Program Director, and the Center for Faculty Excellence

Webinar
Common Core State Standards: Literacy and English-Language Learners
Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Co-sponsored by the All-College Teacher Education Committee (ACTEC) and the Center for Faculty Excellence
Hosted by Cristina Gomez, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
English-language learners are the fastest-growing group of students in U.S. schools, so as educators around the country begin putting the CCSS into classroom practice, what instructional strategies and supports will they need to bridge the gap between acquiring language and truly mastering academic content for ELLs? What tools do teachers need to ensure that ELLs meet the more sophisticated language and literacy demands in the new academic expectations? Expert guests in this webinar discuss how teachers across all grade levels and content areas can develop and support literacy and academic-language skills of ELLs in their classrooms, as well as the importance of selecting grade-level, complex texts across the subjects. They also highlight efforts to prepare teachers for supporting English-learners’ success with the common standards in the 90,000-student Albuquerque school district, where nearly one fifth of students are ELLs.
(register here)

NSF Grants Workshop
Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Dr. Jeff Mantz, Program Officer in NSF's Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
If you are developing a grant proposal to NSF or just interested in how to do so, please join us for all or part of the session. Please bring your idea, concept paper, or your questions to the session. For more information, please contact Wade Pickren (wpickren@ithaca.edu) or MaryAnn Taylor (mataylor@ithaca.edu).
(register here) Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants.

Instructional Development Fund Grant Submission Deadlines
Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants now fall into one of two categories. Direct Course Enhancement is the traditional IDF grant. Diversity/International Projects is a new category for IDF. Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by September 15, November 15, February 15, and April 15. If the 15th falls on a weekend, proposals will be due the next week day. Guidelines and application forms may be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

Priority will be given to individuals who have not received an IDF grant in the past two years. Consideration will only be given to complete applications. Please consult the checklist at the end of the proposal form. Proposers are encouraged to discuss rough drafts with an IDF Committee member. A complete list of members can be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/research/idfcommittee/.

Summer Grants for Faculty Research
Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis.  Awards provide $3,350 in compensation for eight weeks of full-time research.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by Monday, February 17
Click here for Guidelines and Cover Page.

ICC Course Proposal Work Sessions
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. (register here)
Monday, February 24, 2014, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. (register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
These working sessions are an opportunity to work on ICC course proposal paperwork with members of the Committee on College-wide Requirements present to answer questions and provide feedback. If you're interested in putting forward a course for designation, bring the designation form, your course syllabus/outline, and any questions you have about completing the designation process. Course designation forms are available on both the CCR and ICC websites.

Webinar
Teaching Writing in the Common Core Era

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Co-sponsored by the All-College Teacher Education Committee (ACTEC) and the Center for Faculty Excellence
Hosted by Phoebe Constantinou, Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
The Common Core State Standards demand that teachers of all subjects teach literacy skills that are specific to their disciplines. They also expect students to prepare for the workplace by reading and writing about a wide variety of nonfiction texts. In this webinar, two experts who coach teachers in the field share the guidance they’ve developed for cross-disciplinary writing and for writing that builds workplace-relevant skills.
(register here)

Quest for Sustainable Future Theme Faculty and Staff Brown Bag
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Bring your lunch and join colleagues for informal discussion of current courses, future course ideas, and assignments related to ICC theme and perspective courses. Those who are currently teaching in the ICC theme, think they might want to teach in the ICC theme, or who are Faculty/Staff Associates for the First-Year Residential Experience are especially encouraged to attend.
(register here)

Unconscious Bias in the Classroom: Q&A Wine and Cheese with Craig Clayton, Sr.
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Craig B. Clayton, Sr. is the Director and Diversity Strategist with the University of Houston's International Institute for Diversity and Cross Cultural Management. He has provided guidance and expertise to a variety of global companies on the topics of building respectful organizational cultures, becoming a culturally competent organization and “best in class” practices on teambuilding. This Q&A session will conclude the 5th annual Engaging Communities day.
(register here)

Webinar
Art and the Common Core

Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Co-sponsored by the All-College Teacher Education Committee (ACTEC) and the Center for Faculty Excellence
Hosted by Susan Avery, Associate Professor, Department of Music Education
As educators work to help students meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics, many arts education advocates are making the case that the arts can be a valuable partner. For example, some teachers are seizing on works of art as “text” to be the subject of a close reading, much like a novel or essay, as called for in the new English standards. This webinar features two experts who discuss the potential of arts integration with the common core and provide practical examples of how to put the concept into practice.
(register here)

There's a Game for That!  Teaching with the Reacting to the Past Pedagogy
Monday, February 24, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Keri Watson, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History
The Reacting to the Past (RTTP) pedagogy, which was developed at Barnard College in the late 1990s, consists of elaborate games, in which students are assigned roles informed by primary texts. The games draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve intellectual and academic skills. The RTTP curriculum, which presently includes over 65 games in numerous disciplines, has been implemented by faculty at hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad since 2001. These games, which are typically played over several weeks, were designed for use in freshman seminars, but can be adapted to any number of situations including theme-designated courses in IC's Integrated Core Curriculum. Please join Asst. Professor of Art History Keri Watson as she shares information on the pedagogy, the possibilities for its implementation at IC, and her own experiences of teaching "Modernism vs. Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888-89."
(register here)

Mind, Body, Spirit Theme Faculty and Staff Brown Bag
Monday, February 24, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Bring your lunch and join colleagues for informal discussion of current courses, future course ideas, and assignments related to ICC theme and perspective courses. Those who are currently teaching in the ICC theme, think they might want to teach in the ICC theme, or who are Faculty/Staff Associates for the First-Year Residential Experience are especially encouraged to attend.
(register here)

Show Me the Money- Grants 101
Interactive Session on transforming your research ideas into fundable grants.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (register here)
OR
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (register here)
Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants for both sessions. Lunch provided.

  • 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.

Opportunity for questions and feedback- bring your project ideas/concepts. For more information, please contact Wade Pickren (wpickren@ithaca.edu) or MaryAnn Taylor (mataylor@ithaca.edu).

Faculty Show and Share: Socrative
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)
Thursday, February 27, 2014
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Arturo Sinclair, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies
Arturo Sinclair uses Socrative, a mobile, real-time student response system, on his classes.  He will share his experiences with what works for him and his students. Participants should bring a laptop or mobile device  and be ready to discuss.
(register here)
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Beth Rugg, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Mary Jo Watts)

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.

Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology
A New Series from
the TELE Collaborative*
Kickoff Events and Information Sessions:
Thursday February 27th, 3:30-5:00 pm (register here)
Monday March 3rd, 3:00-4:30 pm (register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center 

March and April
~Panel presentations on Flipping the Classroom, Think, Pair, Share (Student Response Systems), Blended Courses, Sakai on Steroids, and more…
~Faculty Show & Share sessions on Socrative, Using Social Media to Create Classroom Community, Digital Humanities, and more…
~ITS Tech Talks on Google Docs in the Classroom, Using Multimedia in Sakai, Webconferencing for Classroom Use, and more...

May
~May Excellence Institute on Technology-Enhanced Learning and Engagement (May 21-23)

Summer
~Summer TELE Pilot Projects: IDEA Team projects (Instructional Development, Engagement and Assessment)

Please attend to learn more about these events, including the opportunity to apply for support to participate in the May Excellence Institute and work with an IDEA pilot development team.

*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Beth Rugg, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Mary Jo Watts)

Webinar
Copyright Updates for the Digital Age

from CCUMC (Consortium of College and University Media Centers)
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)
Friday February 28, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00pm (discussion to follow) (feel free to bring your lunch)
Co-sponsored by the Office of Extended Studies and the Center for Faculty Excellence
This webinar will offer a number of scenarios to give you a better understanding of Fair Use in terms of dealing with media; will help you to become more empowered to interpret copyright law in order to be less risk adverse; and will help you to be more aware of issues surrounding copyright in media. The webinar is presented by media librarians and IT professionals from CCUMC, Leadership in Media and Academic Technology.
Presenters: Anthony Helm (Dartmouth College), Jane Hutchison (William Paterson University)
Moderator: Lindley Shedd (University of Alabama)
(register here)
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Beth Rugg, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Mary Jo Watts)

MARCH

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: beins@ithaca.edu), by Monday, March 3.
Click here for additional Guidelines and the Nomination Cover Page.

Faculty Show and Share: Using a Student Response System in Biology Courses to Engage Students
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 2-3 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
David Gondek, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, will show and share how he uses student response systems to engage students in his biology classes. In addition to sharing his instructional strategies, he has first hand experience with both the Poll Everywhere and the Turning Technologies systems.
(register here)

This is part of the Student Response Systems in Action series.

Over 1000 students at IC are using student response systems on campus and a dozen faculty are making use of both the Turning Technologies system and other web-based systems. There are many ways of using the systems including engaging students in large lectures, assessment and attendance. Several events are scheduled this spring to share the possibilities of this technology.

  • [PAST]Feb 27 2:00 – 3:00 Arturo Sinclair: Using Socrative to Engage Students
  • Thursday, March 6, 2-3 pm David Gondek. Using Poll Everywhere and Turning Technologies in Biology Classes
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2-3 pm, Bodhi Rogers, Think Pair Share: The Pedagogy Behind Clickers.
  • Monday, March 24, 4-5 pm Ian Woods, David Kornreich, Te-Wen Lo will offer different perspectives on using clickers in their courses

Playing Fair: Using Multimedia in Sakai
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)
Monday, March 17, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Are you interested in adding audio and video content to a course site in Sakai?  Library and ITS staff will discuss about currently available options in view of the Fair Use Doctrine as outlined in U.S. Copyright Law.
(register here)
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Beth Rugg, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Mary Jo Watts)

Think Pair Share: The Pedagogy Behind Clickers (CANCELED due to low registration)
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 2 - 3 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Bodhi Rogers, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Think, Pair, Share is a form of cooperative group learning where students silently form their own answer and then share with their neighbors, group, or table. This instructional mode encourages all students to participate and has the potential to create cognitive dissonance, which may result in deeper learning.
(register here)

This is part of a series, Student Response Systems In Action,  sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and ITS.

Over 1000 students at IC are using student response systems on campus and a dozen faculty are making use of both the Turning Technologies system and other web-based systems. There are many ways of using the systems including engaging students in large lectures, assessment and attendance. Several events are scheduled this spring to share the possibilities of this technology.

  • [PAST]Feb 27 2:00 – 3:00 Arturo Sinclair: Using Socrative to Engage Students
  • [PAST]Thursday, March 6, 2-3 pm David Gondek. Using a Student Response System in Biology Courses to Engage Students
  • [CANCELED]Tuesday, March 18, 2-3 pm, Bodhi Rogers, Think Pair Share: The Pedagogy Behind Clickers.
  • Monday, March 24, 4-5 pm Ian Woods, David Kornreich, Te-Wen Lo will offer different perspectives on using clickers in their courses

Teaching from a Feminist Perspective
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 3:30-4:30 PM
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Co-Sponsored by IC Women's Studies
A RoundTable Discussion Led by Bhavani Arabandi (IC Sociology), Mary Bentley (IC HPPE), Alexandra Rutherford (Psychology & Women's Studies, York University, Toronto), and Dafna Hornike (Cornell University Romance Studies)
In this roundtable participants reflect on what feminist pedagogy means and how feminist principles can be incorporated into teaching in a more deliberate way. What are the challenges of being a feminist teacher? What are the benefits? What can students gain and where does resistance reside? What can we learn from other models? Finally, what struggles and inspiration have we experienced in trying to create critical consciousness in the classroom? We look forward to meeting and learning from colleagues across campus.​
(register here)

Faculty Show and Share
Using Social Media & Mobile Devices to Create an Online Community for Your Class

(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)
Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Anthony Adornato, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, will discuss how he is using new technologies to complement the in-class learning experience. Although students are considered "digital natives," many don't yet understand how to use social media to enhance their learning experience. He will outline how Facebook and Twitter, among other platforms, are used to reinforce course topics, concepts, and readings.
(register here)
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Beth Rugg, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Mary Jo Watts)

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.

S'PARK- Using Technology to Engage Students in a Park School Auditorium "Large Lecture" Class
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)
Friday, March 21, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Roy H. Park School room 332
Facilitated by Diane Gayeski, Dean and Professor, Park School of Communications
(register here)
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Beth Rugg, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Mary Jo Watts)

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities When Addressing Disruptive Classroom Behavior
Monday, March 24, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Traevena Byrd, Associate Counsel and Director Equal Opportunity Compliance
This session will discuss strategies for preventing and managing student conduct that interferes with learning and instruction.  Participants are encouraged to share questions and ideas about best practices for dealing with students who are argumentative and challenging, who engage in racist or sexist talk, or who misuse technology (cell, laptop) during class.  In addition, we will identify some of the behaviors that require immediate attention and connection to other campus offices, such as students engaged in physical posturing, making threats, or having a psychological crisis. 
(register here)

Using Clickers in the Classroom
Monday, March 24, 2014, 4 - 5 p.m.
Ian Woods, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology; David Kornreich, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Te-Wen Lo, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, will offer different perspectives on using clickers in their courses.
(register here)

This is part of a series, Student Response Systems In Action,  sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and ITS.

Over 1000 students at IC are using student response systems on campus and a dozen faculty are making use of both the Turning Technologies system and other web-based systems. There are many ways of using the systems including engaging students in large lectures, assessment and attendance. Several events are scheduled this spring to share the possibilities of this technology.

  • [PAST]Feb 27 2:00 – 3:00 Arturo Sinclair: Using Socrative to Engage Students
  • [PAST]Thursday, March 6, 2-3 pm David Gondek. Using a Student Response System in Biology Courses to Engage Students
  • [CANCELED]Tuesday, March 18, 2-3 pm, Bodhi Rogers, Think Pair Share: The Pedagogy Behind Clickers.
  • Monday, March 24, 4-5 pm Ian Woods, David Kornreich, Te-Wen Lo will offer different perspectives on using clickers in their courses

Developing and Implementing Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Workshops for Faculty and Staff
The first workshop, to be held Thursday, February 27, 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 plenty of time for discussion and questions.

The second and third workshops will cover the same information as the February 27 workshop, but will split the information up into shorter sessions. The first of the two-part series will be held on Tuesday, March 25, and will focus on elements of program planning related to risk management and student safety. The second of the two-part series will be held on Tuesday, April 1, and will focus on logistics of program development and proposal submission.

Times and locations for the workshops are as follows:

Developing and Implementing Short-term Study Abroad Programs: Thursday, February 27, 11:00-1:00; 301 Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise

Risk Management and Student Safety in Short-term Study Abroad Programs: Tuesday, March 25; 12:10-1:00; Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Program Planning and Proposal Submission Logistics for Short-term Study Abroad Programs: Tuesday, April 1, 12:10-1:00, Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Light refreshments will be provided at all workshops. If you are interested in attending either workshop, please RSVP to Rachel Cullenen in the OIP at rcullenen@ithaca.edu or 274-1676.

If you are interested in leading a short-term study abroad program but are not able to attend one of the workshops, please feel free to contact Rachel to schedule an individual meeting. You can also read more about the process in the publication Procedures for Developing and Implementing Short-term Study and Educational Travel Abroad at Ithaca College

Flipping Out: Processes and Reflection in Flipping a Research Methods Course
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Miranda Kaye, Assistant Professor, Exercise & Sport Sciences
(register here)
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Beth Rugg, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Mary Jo Watts)

Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium: Engagement, Authenticity, and Technology
Thursday, March 27, 2014, Ithaca College Campus Center
The Center for Faculty Excellence in partnership with Finger Lakes Faculty Development Network is pleased to announce Ithaca College’s Educational Technology Day Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium: Engagement, Authenticity, and Technology. Proposals are being accepted for this symposium, a regional symposium for faculty on using technology to enhance teaching. Please click on the link below for guidelines and the proposal submission form. The submission deadline is February 21.
Presentations may include, but are not limited to:
E-portfolios
Flipped Classrooms
Mobile Learning
Social Media and Social Pedagogies
Technology and Assessment
Online/Hybrid/Blended Teaching and Learning
Guidelines and Proposal Submission Form

Transitions to Academic Leadership at IC
Monday, March 31, 12.00-1.15 PM
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Provost Marisa Kelly, Dean Diane Gayeski, Assistant Provost Danette Johnson, Associate Dean Michael Richardson, Theater Chair Catherine Weidner, and English Chair Dan Breen
If you have wondered about whether you would like to transition to a leadership position in academia, then come and hear academic leaders at IC share accounts of their career trajectories in this special CFE leadership session. What are the challenges and rewards of academic leadership? Is there an identifiable route to leadership at IC? Please come and ask these leaders your questions about becoming a leader on campus. ​
(register here)

APRIL

Hiring for Diversity Workshop: Onboarding for Retention
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 1:30 - 2:30 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
Topics for this workshop are to discuss how to set your new employee up for success, from acceptance of offer through their first year of employment. We will explore best practices to support and communication throughout the hiring process and beyond. We will share resources to support you in your role and resources to support your new team member. You will be provided a checklist of best practices on how to create an inviting space from day one. We will also provide you with resources on how to help you employee become anchored into to the immediate IC Community as well as the local community. Search committee chairs and department chairs are particularly encouraged to attend.
(register here)

First Annual CFE Women in the Academy Retreat
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
La Tourelle Resort and Spa, 1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY
Women in the Academy: Conversations about Moving Ahead, Moving Up
Led by Linda Gasser, with the assistance of Sue-Je Gage, Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson, and Danette Johnson
Please join us for a meeting in which women faculty will share & discuss issues and options for career and leadership progression in the Academy.  Whether you are thinking about these issues now or not, this is a session designed to plant seeds for your future success no matter what your path.  We plan to hear from women in different academic career stages and share with each other some of the key questions, issues, obstacles, and opportunities that we face at IC. We will talk about academic career trajectories, networking opportunities, creating confidence, image enhancement, and leadership options.
9.00am-12.00pm  Conversations and Networking about Academic Careers
12.00pm-1.00pm  Lunch
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included in Program
Please let us know if we can be of any assistance in helping make it possible for you to attend: wpickren@ithaca.edu or wasik@ithaca.edu
(register here)

ABD: Assessment By Dummies
Monday, April 7, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Under the auspices of the Center for Faculty Excellence, two Assessment Learning Communities (ALC) were formed in Fall 2013.  The members of one ALC, which includes Faculty, Library, Student Affairs & Campus Life, and Academic Advising Center participants/perspectives, will talk about their collaborative engagement around the topic of assessment at the program, department, and course level - and how you do not have to be an expert to do assessment.  The ALC offers a collegial environment in which to develop assessment skills, while at the same time share ideas, give feedback, and network.  
(register here)

The Role of Institutional Support Centres and Discipline-based Courses in the Development of Academic Skills
Facilitated by Ron Sheese, Professor of Psychology and Writing, York University, Toronto, and Sophie Bury, Head, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, York University, Toronto with Lis Chabot, College Librarian, Ithaca College
Institutional Approaches to Supporting Academic Skills Development at York University and Ithaca College
Monday, April 7, 1.00-3.00 pm

Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
At York University the Libraries have long prided themselves on their active information literacy (IL) program. Recently a Learning Commons has been established fostering the adoption of an integrated and collaborative approach to supporting student learning and extending the former narrower traditional focus on information literacy. The Libraries, the Writing Department and the Learning Skills Counsellors at York collaborate to offer programming and services with academic literacy as a central focus. In this session we will provide an overview of the philosophy, infrastructure and evolving services and programming at York University where the Learning Commons concept strives to be more than simply a space for students. We will discuss lessons learned along the way based on research and first-hand experience. A particular focus will be partnerships that have fostered programming to enhance students' academic literacy skills in the form of consultations, workshops, e-learning (SPARK) and faculty development opportunities.

Librarians at Ithaca College actively support faculty members' efforts to develop academic literacy in their students. Liaison librarians work with each of the major areas of instruction at IC to ensure that appropriate disciplinary materials are available. In addition, librarians work with individual faculty members and their classes to facilitate the development of discipline-specific skills.  This year, the library developed online course guides and targeted instruction sessions for ICSM sections for first year students.  Usability testing informed the revised organization and standardization of online course guides, with a quick assessment component added to several guides.  Librarians will also discuss the launch of a collaborative approach to the identification of content and research skills necessary for the successful completion of selected degree programs, currently underway with two academic disciplines. ​
(register here)

Academic Writing and Library Research Skills: Conceptions and Assumptions of Students and Faculty
Tuesday, April 8, 11.00 am-12.00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Ron Sheese, Professor of Psychology and Writing, York University, Toronto, and Sophie Bury, Head, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, York University, Toronto
We will discuss the contrast between student and instructor conceptions of the writing and library research process. On the one hand, we will consider our experience with students seeking help at the Writing Centre and the Reference Desk. On the other, we will describe a project in which we conducted focus groups with York faculty members and reviewed literature on conceptions of these skills and their development. As a prelude to consideration of skills instruction, we will focus on the idea of unpacking the tacit assumptions about academic literacy made by both students and faculty.
(register here)

Embedding Academic Literacy Instruction in Disciplinary Courses: Laying the Groundwork
Tuesday, April 8, 12.00-1.00 pm

Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Ron Sheese, Professor of Psychology and Writing, York University, Toronto, and Sophie Bury, Head, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, York University, Toronto
We will present our ideas for the teaching and learning of academic reading, writing, and library research skills within the context of disciplinary courses. We will propose a number of ways in which instructors in disciplinary-based courses can design assignments to support the development of these skills. In particular, we will describe the recently developed on-line resource SPARK (Student Papers and Academic Research Kit) developed by the York Learning Commons and discuss how it might bridge the efforts of students and faculty to develop academic literacy.
(register here) Lunch Provided for Registrants

Chinese Sports
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
A presentation by Dr. Xiaoling Huang. Dr. Huang is a professor at the School of Physical Education at Southwest University in Chongqing, China. He is also an accomplished tennis player and coach. Dr. Huang is spending the academic year 2013-2014 as a visiting scholar at the School of HSHP. He will discuss the development of Chinese Olympic movement, the introduction of "National Management System" of Chinese sports, and the history of the physical education in China.
(register here)

ICC Refresher for Advisors (CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF ATTENDANCE)
Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 319 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum
This session provides 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. This session is designed particularly for faculty advisors who haven't attended previous information sessions or who have but who would like a refresher as we move into spring advising.
(register here)

Conversations about Service Learning – Integration, Mentoring, and Reflection in Service Learning Courses
Service-learning educational opportunities allow students to work with a community-based individual, group, or organization in a collaboration that also benefits the community partner. Core components of service learning courses include 1) integration of academic and disciplinary skills and knowledge with experience in real-world environments; 2) consistent faculty mentoring; and 3) opportunities for reflection.

In this interactive session, current IC faculty with experience in service learning pedagogy, and from a range of disciplines, will discuss effective techniques, outcomes, and lessons learned in the delivery of service learning courses. They will describe strategies for integrating service learning pedagogy into course design, techniques to enhance faculty mentoring of student experience, and methods for incorporating reflection in a variety of ways, including journaling, structured discussion, and post-experience analysis. This discussion session will help faculty identify ways to introduce service learning into courses that do not currently contain it as a component, and to support faculty who are already using service learning to incorporate it further into their work.

Two opportunities to participate in this conversation:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
facilitated by Pat Spencer, Writing, member of the Office of Civic Engagement Service Learning Design & Implementation Workgroup
(register here)
Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30 am
facilitated by Elizabeth Bergman, Aging Studies, member of the H&S Experiential Learning Committee​
(register here)

Teaching Students the Art of Sustained Reading in the Age of Twitter
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Helping students develop the habits and skills necessary for effective sustained reading is one of the biggest challenges in teaching the humanities in the 21st century.  This combination social event and discussion will address this challenge and draw upon the experiences of humanities faculty who have tried to address it directly (leaders of slow-read courses, for example).  Please come at 4:00 p.m. to enjoy refreshments followed at 4:30 p.m. by a roundtable discussion.  Co-sponsored by  the Humanities Working Group and the Center for Faculty Excellence.
(register here)

New Voices Reception
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
(Chris Holmes, Department of English, New Voices Coordinator)

Sakai on Steroids
Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presenters: Lis Chabot, College Librarian; Paula Turkon, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Science; Mary Jo Watts, Instructional Technology Specialist, Technology and Instructional Support Services
The Library and ITS team up with a faculty member to build a Sakai site that supports student-faculty contact, develops interaction among students, utilizes active learning techniques, and provides links to targeted scholarly resources and  related tutorials.
(register here)

Highlights from the 2013 Digital Humanities Conference
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Mary Jo Watts, Instructional Technology Specialist
(register here)

Adapting Teaching for Visually Impaired Students
Wednesday, April 30. 2014, 2:00- 3:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
This workshop will address challenges and strategies of teaching and communicating with visually impaired students. Professors whose fall rosters include visually impaired students are especially encouraged to attend. Presentations by faculty will focus on making course materials and in-class exercises accessible. A representative from the Office of Student Disabilities will highlight resources available to faculty and staff. Student Tim Conners will speak about his experiences navigating courses and the campus in his first year at IC.
(register here)

MAY

Anatomy of a Research Project: Using Technology to Manage your Archive
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Mary Jo Watts, Instructional Technology Specialist
Mary Jo Watts of ITS has many years of teaching and research experience and is currently co-authoring a biographical book project SCUM: The Life and Times of Valerie Solanas. She will demonstrate the key technologies and workflows she has been using to record and catalog interviews as week as manage hundreds of digital assets acquired over a period of 8 years. She will highlight technologies that not only help in managing work but transformed the way she approached research.
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I.C. ANNUAL ASSESSMENT SUMMIT (register here) (Registration does not require you to attend all sessions.)
Monday, May 19, 2014, Klingenstein Lounge
Keynote Speaker and Morning Workshop Leader:
Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Ed.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Assessment & Institutional Research, Temple University

8:30 to 9:00 am, Coffee, Croissants, and Conversation

The Assessment Cycle

9:00 to 10:15 am, Keynote Address: The Use of Assessment Results to Generate Changes and Improvements 

10:30 to 11:45 am, Workshop: Curriculum Mapping

Lunch
12:00 to 1:15 pm
(register here) (Registration is needed for catering purposes.)

Afternoon Drop-in Sessions
Session One:  1:30 to 2:20 pm (50 minutes)
Student Learning Outcomes: How to Write High-Quality, Maximally Useful SLOs
Brief overview of SLOs, including a list of characteristics for "high-quality" ones, small group work with our local experts to facilitate the development of SLOs for participants own programs, reconvene as whole group to share insights from each table. 

Session Two: 2:30 to 3:20 pm (50 minutes)
Aligning Student Artifacts with SLOs: Opportunities to Improve the Student Experience
How student work can be used to assess SLOs, including the potential benefit of intentional alignment between assigned work, the IC ePortfolio, and program SLOs; Examples from departments and programs that are doing this exceptionally well at IC;  Work in small groups with "local experts" from the assessment committee, first on a hypothetical, and then with actual SLOs and assignments from the participants' own program areas.

Session Three: 3:30 to 4:20 pm (50 minutes)
Assessment "Listening Session"
Opportunity for faculty, administrative staff, and SACL staff to share feedback, questions, comments & suggestions related to curricular and co-curricular assessment at IC.

Wine & Cheese Reception
4:30 to 5:30 pm (register here) (Registration is needed for catering purposes.)