Events & Programs

Spring 2013 Events

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

The Daily Grind
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Daily Grind welcomes faculty every weekday morning from 8:00–10:00 a.m. for coffee.  Please drop by to chat with colleagues, watch the news, or just get ready for the workday. 

JANUARY

EXHIBITION SNEAK-PEEK FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to be co-hosting a 'soft opening' at the Handwerker Gallery to enable faculty and staff from across campus to mingle and get a sneak-peek of the upcoming exhibition, meet and speak with the gallery staff, schedule class visits, share gallery feedback and suggestions, and learn about
upcoming gallery programming for the semester.  For more information visit www.ithaca.edu/handwerker or email Mara Baldwin.

STUDENT-ORGANIZATION ADVISER CELEBRATION
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
and
Thursday, January 31, 2013, between 4 - 6 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Faculty Excellence would like to thank you for all the work you do as a student-organization adviser. Enjoy refreshments, meet other advisers, pick up materials that may help you in your adviser role, and receive a small token of appreciation for the work you have done. Faculty who are interested in becoming a student-organization adviser are also invited. Visit ithaca.edu/sacl/osema/studentorg/rsvp/ to register your attendance for one of the dates listed above.

FEBRUARY


GRAND OPENING! The Daily Grind
Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Coffee, Croissants, and Conversation--The Three Cs of Civilized Life
On Friday, February 1, join us for the three Cs.  Our special guests will be several colleagues who will be sharing their recent scholarship, research, and creativity.
 
The Daily Grind
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Daily Grind welcomes faculty every weekday morning from 8:00–10:00 a.m. for coffee.  Please drop by to chat with colleagues, watch the news, or just get ready for the workday. 

TEACHING/LEARNING ACROSS CULTURES
The Educational Value of Multisensory Environments
Dr. Marja Sirkkola, Principal Lecturer at HAMK University for Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Friday, February 1, 2013, 12:00 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Join Dr. Sirkkola for an informal conversation about her work on multi-sensory environments and socio-cultural animation.  Dr. Sirkkola has worked as an Art Therapist and as a Principle Lecturer at HAMK University in the Education and Research Centre for Wellbeing.  She is internationally known for her work on multi-sensory environments. 

Finland?
What is MSE?
What is multi-sensory work?
What is socio-cultural work?

Register Here

WRITING WORKSHOP 1 OF 3: BEGIN WHERE YOU ARE
Monday, February 4, 2013
2:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Susan Adams Delaney, Assistant Professor, Department of Writing

Faculty should bring one or more current writing assignments they’re using so that we can work together to understand the goals of the assignment, how it fits within current learning objectives, and how it responds to particular disciplinary or departmental needs.  The goal of this workshop is to have faculty understand just how much expectations of student writing vary and to assess what’s working—or not—the way assignments are currently structured.  This is also an opportunity to introduce faculty to various resources that can help them improve these assignments, such as John Bean’s book Engaging Writing and various websites (such as the OWL and the Colorado Writing Guides).  Faculty will do reflective writing and leave with a clear working plan for improving the assignments they brought with them.
Register Here
(NOTE: Please scroll down to view Writing Workshops 2 and 3.)

SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

All faculty and staff members are invited to attend a workshop designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs. Short-term study abroad programming is an important component of the overseas study abroad options available to Ithaca College students. College faculty and staff members have successfully lead programs over the past few years in a number of different locations, including most recently Belize, Canada, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Italy, Malawi, and the United Kingdom.  We will discuss program planning and development, proposal submission, safety and security measures, risk management, best practice, as well as other relevant topics. 

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

DREAM ACTS
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
4:00 p.m., Clark Lounge

Ithaca College Theatre Arts and the Center for Faculty Excellence present a FREE staged reading of DREAM ACTS: A Play About Undocumented DREAM-Eligible Youth
Written collectively by:
Chiori Miyagawa, Mia Chung, Jessica Litwak, Saviana Stanescu and Andrea Thome
Project originally conceived by Chiori Miyagawa
Directed by: Saviana Condeescu, Assistant Professor of Playwriting & Theatre Studies at Ithaca College

Dream Acts is a fictional play about DREAM-eligible youth, in which five undocumented teens from Nigeria, Mexico, The Ukraine, Korea, and Jordan face the extraordinary challenge of living ordinary lives under the radar. Each story is moving and urgent; some are funny, others are tragic, and through their experiences, we learn about the DREAM Act and the secret lives led by undocumented youth.

The reading will by followed by a panel discussion.

NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION LUNCHEON
Finding the Fit: Integrating Teaching and Research
Friday, February 8, 2013
Noon - 1:00 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge
Presentation by Dr. Jeffrey W. Mantz, Program Director
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate
The National Science Foundation

How are teaching and research related to each other?  What about the role of external funding?  Dr. Mantz will talk about his experience as new faculty member and how he worked to link his teaching and research.  From his perspective as an NSF program officer, he will discuss the whys and hows of external funding and how such funding can help faculty members provide research experiences for their undergraduates.
RSVP Here

MAKING THE CONNECTIONS: TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND FUNDING SYMPOSIUM
Friday, February 8, 2013
2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge
Dr. Jeffrey Mantz, Program Director, Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate, National Science Foundation
Dr. Katherine Beissner, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Dr. Cyndy Scheibe, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Dr. Doug Turnbull, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Dr. Michael Rogers, Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Symposium on integrating teaching, research, and funding.  How do teaching and research inform each other? How can external funding enrich the undergraduate experience? When should you look for external funding?  Which funding agency best suits your project?  Our symposiasts represent funding from a variety of external sources and are well placed to share their experiences and to answer your questions.
2.00-2.30 PM  Reception for Dr. Jeffrey Mantz, Refreshments Provided
2.30-4.00 PM Symposium
Register Here

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The following two assessment summit events have been canceled due to the speaker not being able to travel to Ithaca from Connecticut due to the recent snow storm.  These events will be rescheduled at a later date.

ASSESSMENT SUMMIT
Closing the Loop: Putting Students at the Center of Learning
Reception and Keynote - CANCELED
Monday, February 11, 2013 
Workshops and Discussions - CANCELED
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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THEMES AND PERSPECTIVES
Monday, February 18, 2013, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Clark Lounge
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Danette Johnson, Director, Integrative Core Curriculum
Wade Pickren, Director, Center for Faculty Excellence

An informal gathering for sharing ideas, plans, and questions about the themes and perspectives courses that many of you are developing for next year.  We think that you will find among your colleagues lots of good ideas.  As well, we hope that by sharing your own ideas and questions/difficulties you will find support and perhaps a budding sense of community. 

WRITING WORKSHOP 2 OF 3: UNDERSTANDING AND STRUCTURING THE WRITING PROCESS
Monday, February 25, 2013
2:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Susan Adams Delaney, Assistant Professor, Department of Writing

This workshop will focus on creating opportunities for students to develop writing projects in the early, informal stages.  We’ll try out different prewriting strategies and practice peer- and teacher-response activities.  Faculty will have the opportunity to share disciplinary and individual priorities in order to emphasize that writing is context-dependent.  Faculty will leave with a clear set of strategies to implement in their own classes.
Register Here
(NOTE: Please scroll down to view Writing Workshop 3.)

WRITING EFFECTIVE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FOR STUDENTS

Thursday, February 28, 2013
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Dr. Luke Keller, Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Faculty and staff are often asked to write letters recommending students for scholarships, fellowships, internships, graduate school, medical school, and jobs.  As with resumes, an effective letter of recommendation can make a significant positive impact on the student's success, while a mediocre letter—even a positive one—can trigger the circular file.  We will discuss strategies for crafting effective letters that stand out.

This short workshop is designed for early career faculty and staff, but we welcome more experienced letter writers to the discussion.
Register Here

MARCH

The Daily Grind
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Daily Grind welcomes faculty every weekday morning from 8:00–10:00 a.m. for coffee.  Please drop by to chat with colleagues, watch the news, or just get ready for the workday. 

A DAY FOR DOCUMENTARIES
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Half-Century Song (Arturo Sinclair)
First Death in Nova Scotia (John Scott)
These Amazing Shadows (Paul Mariano & Kurt Norton)
Join us for a day of documentaries as we celebrate the work of some of IC’s talented documentary film makers and welcome two internationally renowned filmmakers at a special showing and reception.
*Coffee, Conversation, and Cinema @ The Daily Grind
8.30-10.30 am, Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Arturo Sinclair, Roy H. Park School of Communications, will present his documentary, The Half-Century Song, at 9.00 am followed by discussion and commentary on making the film in Mexico.  Coffee, croissants, and conversation to go with your cinema.  
*Conversation and Cinema
12.00 pm, Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
  
John Scott, Roy H. Park School of Communication, is working on a film about the late poet, Elizabeth Bishop. John will present one of the segments of his film, First Death in Nova Scotia, which is a new adaptation of Bishop’s poem of the same name.  Refreshments provided.
*These Amazing Shadows: The Movies that Make America
6.00 pm, Park Auditorium, Roy H. Park School of Communications

Official Selection of 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Reception following at the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.
*Reception for the Producers and Directors of These Amazing Shadows
7.45-9.00 pm, Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Wine and Cheese Reception for Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton, producers and directors of These Amazing Shadows: The Movies that Make America.

DIVERSITY AND THE ICC
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
12:05 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The importance of IC courses that engage issues of diversity increases as we transition to our new undergraduate core curriculum. This forum includes a review of the ICC description of the “diversity” attribute, as well as provides an opportunity for faculty to ask questions regarding student learning objectives, workshop ideas for new courses, and share their experiences teaching a diversity-focused curriculum.  We look forwarding to working with you.
Register Here

TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Ed Tech Day, Thursday, March 21, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Clark Lounge
The theme this year is Innovation, Inquiry, and Creativity at the Intersection of Pedagogy and Technology.
Session 1: 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - What We Learned During the Ithaca College iPad Pilot (Marilyn Dispensa, Mary Jo Watts, Wade Pickren, et.al./Ithaca College)
9:25 a.m. - The Development of an E-Portfolio Solution to Integrate Practice and Theory in an Undergraduate Nursing Program (Tammy Roman and Katie McDonald/St. John Fisher College)
Session 2: 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
10:00 a.m. -  Writing in the Digital Age (Bhavani Arabandi/Ithaca College)
10:25 a.m. - Reflective Writing in the E-Portfolio (Susan Delaney Adams/Ithaca College)
Session 3: 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - Turnitin: The Writing Cycle and General Chemistry Lab Reports (Lafayette Eaton/St. John Fisher College)
11:25 a.m. - Universal Access to Mobile Technology (Lynn Gitlow and Dan Williams/Ithaca College)
Session 4: 1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
- Untangling the Web of Historical Thinking (Ali Erkan, Matt Klemm, Steve Lam/Ithaca College)
Session 5: 2:10 - 3:00 p.m.
- The Future of Technology in the Classroom (Anne Marie Canale/Rochester Institute of Technology, Christopher Price/Brockport, Janice Elich Monroe/Ithaca College, Wade Pickren/Ithaca College)

WRITING WORKSHOP 3 OF 3: INTEGRATION OF SOURCES
Monday, March 25, 2013
2:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Susan Adams Delaney, Assistant Professor, Department of Writing
The ethical and effective integration of sources is fundamental to all academic writing and one of the most difficult intellectual challenges that students face.  This workshop will emphasize the importance of recognizing and communicating disciplinary expectations as faculty share their own concerns and successful pedagogical practices.  Faculty will learn about current research in this area (e.g. Howard et al) and try out different activities for assisting students in learning to weave their own ideas with those of sources.
Register Here

TRANSITION TO COLLEGE IN YOUR ICSM: WORKSHOP ON BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
Shaianne Osterreich, Ithaca Seminar Coordinator and Associate Professor
Helping students transition to the academic and social rigors of college life is an important piece of the Ithaca Seminar.  This workshop will provide you with some best practices and new ideas from long time ICSM faculty.  The emphasis for this hour will be on sharing ideas on what works.
Please register for one of the following sessions:
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (register here)
Monday, April 8, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (register here)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 12:10 - 1:05 p.m. (register here)
All sessions will take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.

ARTIST RECEPTION: Wayne Koestenbaum
In conjunction with his visit as a Distinguished Visiting Writer, Wayne Koestenbaum will be showing some of his recent paintings in the Handwerker Annex (aka Center For Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center) from March 22-April 9. 

Please join us for a short reception Thursday, March 28, from 2.00-3.00 p.m. (316 Gannet Center) previous to his reading in the Klingenstein Lounge at 7.30 p.m.

Wayne Koestenbaum is a poet, cultural critic, essayist, novelist, librettist, and artist.  He has published eight books of nonfiction, on such subjects as hotels, Harpo Marx, humiliation, Jackie Onassis, opera, and Andy Warhol;  his cult classic, The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1993.  Koestenbaum’s six books of poetry include Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background and Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films. His newest book, My 1980s & Other Essays, is forthcoming in August 2013 from FSG.  He wrote the libretto for Michael Daughterty’s opera Jackie O, which premiered at the Houston Grand Opera in 1997.  Born in San Jose, California, Koestenbaum received a B.A. from Harvard, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins, and a Ph.D. from Princeton.  He taught in Yale’s English department from 1988-1996, and was a visiting professor at the Yale School of Art from 2003-2011.  Koestenbaum is now a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center.   His first solo exhibition of paintings was at White Columns gallery in New York in Fall 2012.

APRIL

The Daily Grind
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Daily Grind welcomes faculty every weekday morning from 8:00–10:00 a.m. for coffee.  Please drop by to chat with colleagues, watch the news, or just get ready for the workday. 

TELLING LIKELY STORIES
Join us Monday, April 1, for a special edition of the Daily Grind. We will be joined by playwright and poet, Saviana Stanescu-Condeescu, playwright and drama professor, Claire Gleitman, and journalist/documentarian, James Rada, for a conversation about the power and importance of narratives in our lives.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Saviana Stanescu-Condeescu is a Romanian-born award-winning playwright and faculty member in the IC Theatre Arts department, where she teaches playwriting. Saviana is the author of numerous award winning plays, as well as a distinguished poet. Her plays: “Aliens with extraordinary skills” (Inmigrantes con Habilidades Extraordinarias) and “Final Countdown” (Cuenta Regresiva) ran for a year in Mexico City at Teatro La Capilla, Teatro El Milagro, and Foro La Gruta.. “Bucharest Underground” won the 2007 Marulic Prize for Best European Radio-Drama.  In Stockholm, Sweden, Saviana’s play “White Embers” produced by Dramalabbet made it in the TOP 3 of Best Plays in 2008, and in NYC is published by Samuel French as one of their 2010 OOB festival winners.

Claire Gleitman is Professor of English and Chair of the IC English Department. She is a playwright whose original two-act play, Speech Acts, was produced by Theater Catalyst in the spring of 2004, under the direction of Carol Laratonda. Claire is a founding member (along with Jack Hrkach, in the Theatre Department) of the On the Verge play-reading series.

James Rada is an Associate Professor of Journalism in the Park School of Communication. He has published extensively on media portrayals of African Americans. James is currently producing a documentary: The 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Equality. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech at the March.

Join us for Coffee, Conversation, and Croissants beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.

TWO FOR ONE: STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING AND THE WORLD CAFÉ  - Canceled:  to be rescheduled at a later date.
Facilitator: Janice Elich Monroe, Faculty Development Coordinator

Are you interested in learning more about student-centered learning? If so, please join us for an exploration of student-centered learning theory, techniques, and applications. This workshop will be presented utilizing the World/Learning Café method, a student-centered technique. During this program you will have an opportunity for an in depth and interactive exploration of the following topics:

*What is student-centered learning and how can it be applied in the classroom?
*What are the pros and cons associated with student-centered learning?
*How can you assess student learning when utilizing student-centered approaches?
*How can faculty increase student CHOICE in the learning process?
*Where does your teaching approach fit into the student-centered learning continuum? How can you modify your courses to be more student centered?

The World/Learning Café method allows participants to learn new information while sharing their own knowledge and techniques. Participants are seated at tables, which are covered in paper that can be written on, in a cafeteria-style setting. Each table is assigned a specific topic and has a facilitator who can provide some background information related to the topic. As the participants discuss the topic they write notes on the tablecloths. Participants rotate from table to table leaving behind notes about their discussion of each topic. The session will end with summaries of each topic and an opportunity to discuss the question, where do we go from here?

The World/Learning Café method requires a minimum of 20 people to be effective. It is useful to have people who have experience in student-centered learning as well as people who are new to the topic involved in the discussions. Please sign up for this session and pass the word on to your friends and colleagues so that this workshop will enable maximum impact. Please reserve your seat here

TRANSITION TO COLLEGE IN YOUR ICSM: WORKSHOP ON BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
Shaianne Osterreich, Ithaca Seminar Coordinator and Associate Professor

Helping students transition to the academic and social rigors of college life is an important piece of the Ithaca Seminar.  This workshop will provide you with some best practices and new ideas from long time ICSM faculty.  The emphasis for this hour will be on sharing ideas on what works.

Please register for one of the following sessions:
Monday, April 8, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (register here)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 12:10 - 1:05 p.m. (register here)

Both sessions will take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.

OUR THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCES ON CHINESE EDUCATION
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
3:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Brief introduction to the Chinese educational system and focus on several aspects about educational differences or cultural differences. We also want to show information about our university information (scenery, sites, admisssions). 

Dr. Xiaoqin (Susan) Wu and Prof. Jielin (Sylvia) Song are visiting scholars from China West Normal University (CWNU).

Dr. Wu is a lecturer in Finance at the Business School of CWNU.  She is spending a month at Ithaca College’s School of Business in pursuit of her research interests in international trade, portfolio risk value adjustments, and international exchange rates.

Prof. Song is a lecturer in the School of Foreign Languages at CWNU. She is a visiting scholar at the Ithaca College School of Humanities and Sciences.
Register Here

ARTIST RECEPTION FOR NOVELIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER TEJU COLE
Thursday, April 11, 2013
4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Handwerker Gallery, we are proud to host an exhibition of Teju Cole's photographs and invite you to a reception in his honor.  Teju Cole is a writer, art historian, and street photographer.  He was born in the US in 1975 and raised in Nigeria.  He is the author of two books, a novella, Every Day is for the Thief, and a novel, Open City, which was awarded the 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the New York City Book Award for Fiction; nominated for the National Book Critics Award, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award; and named one of the best books of 2011 by Time Magazine, the New Yorker, Newsweek, the Guardian, the Atlantic, the New York Times, and many others.  He is currently at work on a non-fiction book about Lagos, and is preparing an exhibition of his photographs for late 2012.  He teaches literature and art history at Bard College, where he is Distinguished Writer in Residence and Achebe Fellow.

NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION FOCUS GROUP EVALUATIONS
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
12:10 - 1:05 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
As you enter your second semester at Ithaca College, the Center for Faculty Excellence would like to secure your input on the New Faculty Orientation Program that you were involved in during the Fall semester.  To accomplish this task, we have scheduled this session where you can share your impressions of the program and interact with other first-year faculty on the trials, tribulations, and successes of your first semester at Ithaca College.  Perhaps through this interaction you will be able to gain some new ideas, have a few laughs, and find out that you have friends who are having similar experiences. 
Register Here

FACULTY ASSOCIATES IN THE FYRE PROGRAM, SUMMER ORIENTATION ADVISORS, AND ITHACA SEMINAR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
If you are a faculty member who is going to serve as a Faculty Associate in the First-Year Residential Experience Program, a summer orientation advisor or an Ithaca Seminar instructor please attend one of these sessions. Each session will provide a one hour overview of the Integrated Core Curriculum, the themes and perspectives, and the First-Year Residential Experience Program. The presentation will give you the information you need to know in order to answer parents/students’ questions and begin to plan for the fall. The Faculty Associates will follow the first hour with a half hour small group planning meeting to begin to develop ideas for the residence hall programs linked to each theme.

Please register for one of the following sessions:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. (register here)
Monday, April 29, 2013, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (register here)
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (register here)
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (register here)

All session will take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.

WEBINAR
Faculty Senates 2013: Challenges & Opportunities

Thursday, April 25, 2013
2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Join the presenter, who serves as AAUP chair of the Committee on College and University Governance, as he guides you through a brief history of the development of shared governance and then explores how faculty senates can more effectively contribute to meeting the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in the 21st century.  Participants will:
- Understand effective faculty senate models and traits that make faculty senates work.
- Hear about current and future challenges that can impact and influence the effective role for faculty in governance.
- Explore why in turbulent times university governance especially needs faculty involvement.
- Understand the link between the overall expectations of faculty and the increased role faculty play in college and university governance.
Register Here

SNAP!  A True Story of a Young Girl's Experience of Mental Illness and Her Incredible Journey Back to Sanity and Freedom
Written and Performed by Regi Carpenter
Accompanied by Cellist Elizabeth Simkin

Friday, April 26, 2013
4:00 p.m., Nabenhauer Recital Room, 4308 Whalen Center

Snap!- sometimes you have to go back so you can get out.  A true story of a young girl's experience of mental illness and her incredible journey back to sanity and freedom. A powerful and compassionate tale of darkness and redemption with exquisite music by cellist Elizabeth Simkin.

Absolutely beautiful, and truly unlike anything I've ever seen. It was dynamic and illustrative, and honest. Her ability to use humor was stunning. Incredible music! So beautifully performed. 
Ithaca College audience member

Harrowing, riveting and unexpectedly hilarious.
Harvard Crimson Review
Register Here

MAY

THE WORLD CAFÉ: A Student Centered Learning Approach
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitator: Janice Elich Monroe, Faculty Development Coordinator
Are you interested in learning more about the World Café, a student centered learning approach?  If so, join us at the Center for Faculty Excellence for a discussion and hands-on demonstration of this learning technique.  The World/Learning Café is an interactive method that allows participants to learn new information while sharing their own knowledge and techniques.
Register Here

TENURE AND PROMOTION WORKSHOP FOR REVIEWERS
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Nancy Pringle, Vice President and General Counsel, Legal Affairs

Discussion of the Tenure and Promotion review process designed specifically for individuals responsible for the review of tenure and promotion files.
Register Here

***CANCELED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION***
ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT (ERM) WORKSHOP 
Thursday, May 2, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Nancy Pringle, Vice President and General Counsel, will present on the topic of Enterprise Risk Management.  In broad terms, Enterprise Risk Management is designed to develop a culture of identifying and evaluation risks at multiple levels.  These practices include assessing potential financial, operational, reputational, compliance, and strategic risks; developing proposals to diminish the likelihood of risk occurrence; and implementing plans to reduce the negative impact of risks that may occur. 

THE VIEW FROM THE NEXT STEP (Mentoring Workshops)
Friday, May 3, 2013
Coordinated by Katharine Kittredge, Professor and Elizabeth Bleicher, Associate Professor, Department of English.
Co-sponsored by the Community Arts Partnership as part of its "Spring Writes" Literary Festival.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Getting Involved, Getting Published and Getting a Job
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Newly hired faculty and librarians (+ experienced members of hiring committees) talk about their experiences, give advice, and field questions.
Derek Adams and Chris Holmes, Department of English
Tahleen Shamlian & Jessica Blasko, Librarians
Claire Gleitman and Sara-Jo Sites, experienced members of hiring committees
Register Here

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Taking the Long View: Career Stages and Transitions
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Senior scholars talk about the different phases of one's career, non-traditional career trajectories, and trying to create a healthy work/life balance.
Marleen Barr, the "founding mother" of feminist science fiction criticism; Cheryl Ruggiero from Virginia Tech who has transitioned from teacher to science fiction writer; and Elizabeth Child from Trinity College who has gone from faculty to administration and back again.
Register Here

FACULTY SHOW AND SHARE
Games for Interactive Learning: Using Clickers for Interaction
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Presented by Susan Nixson, Lecturer, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Join us for a faculty show and share presented by Susan Nixson, who teaches The Environmental Crisis. She will discuss the use of clickers to engage students and she'll demonstrate the use of clickers to play Jeopardy in an effort to help students review for their final exam. Topics to be covered include what questions to ask and how to use the data you collect to guide students in studying.

Clickers are a great way to deliver formative assessments and gauge student comprehension of materials. Faculty, Students, and Staff are invited to join us for this demonstration and the conversation to follow!
Register Here
(registration is encouraged, but not necessary)

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.

ICC GENERAL INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
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, May 13, 2013, 10:00 a.m. (register here)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 10:00 a.m. (register here)
Wednesday, May 22, 2:00 p.m. (register here)
Thursday, May 23, 2:00 p.m. (register here)
Friday, May 24, 11:00 a.m. (register here)

If you would like to schedule an information session for your department or work area, please contact icc@ithaca.edu.

IC ANNUAL ASSESSMENT SUMMIT - Reception and Keynote
Integrating Assessment from Writing SLO's to Closing the Loop: Where are the students in this conversation?  Where should they be?

(see below for workshops and discussions)
Monday, May 20, 2013, Klingenstein Lounge
Reception at 3:00 p.m. followed by the Keynote at 3:30 p.m.
Presentation by Dr. Lori Collins-Hall
register here

Dr. Lori Collins-Hall is a Professor and Chair of Sociology at Hartwick College. She began her career in the field of Criminal Justice, working with local, state, and national organizations designing and implementing needs assessments and program evaluations. In 2008, she brought her skills back to her own campus, and accepted a position as a "full-time cheerleader" and part-time assessment coordinator for Hartwick. During this time, she helped lead the College through a reaffirmation and clarification of its mission, formulation of strategic goals, development and integration of an assessment culture, and assessment of general education.   In September 2010, she was accepted as a Teagle Scholar and began a campus-wide project exploring the impact of various high-impact practices on the students. Having had an extensive history of engaging students in community evaluation research projects, Lori quickly integrated students in her assessment work, both as subjects of assessment and researchers. Most recently she has completed a sabbatical with the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium and the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College. She continues to engage students in assessment research and writing examining the impact high-impact practices on student learning, first-year experience, and rethinking the Capstone experience as professional development.

IC ANNUAL ASSESSMENT SUMMIT - Workshops and Discussions
Facilitator: Dr. Lori Collins-Hall
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Klingenstein Lounge

Please bring your device--laptop, iPad, tablet--for accessing the Internet.

  9:00 -  9:50 a.m., Writing SLO's and Program Outcomes (register here)
10:00 - 10:50 a.m., Effective and Efficient Data Collection and Analysis (register here)
11:00 - 11:50 a.m., Closing the Loop (register here)