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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following November events.

TEACHING AND LEARNING ACROSS CULTURES
Thursday, November 1, 2012
2:35 - 3:50 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Panel
Jari Aho, Lecturer, JAMK University in Jyvaskyla, Finland
Carole Dennis, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Beth Harris, Associate Professor, Department of Politics
Hormoz Movassaghi, Professor, Finance and International Business
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Associate Professor, Department of Politics
David Turkon, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Ana Pimentel Walker, Predoctoral Diversity Fellow, Anthropology

A panel of international faculty will facilitate the exploration of strategies for introducing a global component to our curriculum at Ithaca College.

Discussion will include the role of cultural norms and expectations and how we can integrate these into our classrooms. We will also discuss international models of education in order to discover techniques and strategies that can be utilized at Ithaca College.
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E-PORTFOLIO AND INTEGRATIVE LEARNING: MAKING THE CONNECTION Monday, November 5, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge
Presented by
Bret Eynon, Dean for Teaching and Learning, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Laura Gambino, ePortfolio Initiatives, New Community College, CUNY

How do we help students connect their learning? How do we, as educators, develop pedagogies and practices that advance and deepen integrative learning? Campuses across the country -- from community colleges and research universities to liberal arts colleges -- are experimenting with ways to use electronic student portfolios to support integration. CUNY's LaGuardia Community College has drawn wide recognition as an international leader in this effort. Dr. Bret Eynon, LaGuardia's Dean for Teaching and Learning, will share insights, practices and research data from LaGuardia and other campuses in the national FIPSE-funded Connect to Learning project
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Bret Eynon and Laura Gambino will meet with interested faculty for follow-up discussion in the Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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CRAFTING THE TENURE PORTFOLIO: PROCESS, CONTENT, AND STRATEGIES

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Presented by
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Associate Professor, Politics
Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor, Sociology

In this information session, the presenters will share observations of strategies that facilitate preparation of complete tenure files. Included in the presentation will be discussions of the process of file review, fundamentals of file construction, and strategic decisions that are essential in creating a strong portfolio.
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BRINGING SOCIAL MOVEMENTS INTO THE CLASSROOM: TEACHING BEYOND BORDERS
Friday, November 9, 2012
3:00 - 5:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Presented by
Beth Harris, Associate Professor
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Associate Professor
Department of Politics

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

In this working session, we will share “Beyond Borders” pedagogies that challenge the boundaries of our curriculum and bring social movements into the classroom. Presenters from diverse disciplines will provide case studies in research and teaching about social mobilizations. The workshop will conclude with participant discussion of how such strategies can be brought into their own classrooms and disciplines.
Light Refreshments provided.
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HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH APPROVAL PROCESS
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
12:10 - 1:05 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Presented by
Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, and Chairperson of HSR
Cyndy Scheibe, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Presented by
Michael Buck, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Aimee Dars Ellis, Assistant Professor, Department of Management
Co-chairs, Academic Assessment Committee

This will be a participant-focused workshop with lots of participation and sharing.
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FACULTY WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Clark Lounge

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all faculty to a wine and cheese social on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge. There will be refreshments, opportunities to interact informally with one another, meet colleagues, and make some new friends.
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TURN UP THE TRANSPARENCY: 35MM SLIDE ART SHOW
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316
The Visual Resources Center, The Handwerker Gallery, and the Center for Faculty Excellence are pleased to invite all faculty, staff, students, and friends to join us for the opening reception for art work created using 35mm slides that have been de-accessioned from the Department of Art History's analog slide collection. 
Please stop by.


HOW TO USE THE OUTDOORS AS YOUR CLASSROOM - PART 2: WHAT TO TEACH AND HOW TO TEACH IT
Thursday, November 15, 2012
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
This event will take place on Ithaca College Natural Lands (ICNL). Meet at the information kiosk on the gravel access road above the Terraces residence halls.
Led by Jake Brenner, ICNL Faculty Manager and Jason Hamilton, ICNL Education Director

Ithaca College has more than 400 acres of natural lands within walking distance of the built campus. All of this land is at your disposal for teaching your courses. In light of calls across higher education for active inquiry, experiential learning, and learning by doing, not to mention the IC 20/20 imperatives for place-based curriculum and interdisciplinary integration, there has never been a better time to consider taking your students outside. Teaching Outdoors - Part 1 introduced ICNL as a site for outdoor education.

Part 2 is focused on field teaching techniques and strategies. NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE ATTENDED PART 1 TO ATTEND PART 2. The primary objective is to reach out to faculty across the College who might have an interest in field teaching but minimal experience. We also welcome faculty who are ignorant (or even doubtful) about the relevance of the outdoors to their subject matter. We will strive to find a meaningful teaching and learning experience for everyone who attends!
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FACULTY SHOW AND SHARE
CLASS BLOGS: How Creating a Virtual Classroom Can Enrich the Real One
Thursday, November 15, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Presented by Kelly Dietz, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics

--Politics Professor Kelly Dietz will share the class blogs she uses in her courses and discuss how she uses them to improve student engagement with course materials, course topics, and each other.
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Faculty Show and Share is a series put on by the Center for Educational Technology in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence. Each session features a guest faculty member who shows how they use a technology to address a teaching goal. Come hear what worked - or didn't work in a format that is informal, experimental, and fun. Discussion is encouraged and anyone is welcome regardless of their experience with technology.

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


WHAT'S A MOOC? (and should I be considering one?)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
Presented by Rob Gearhart, Assistant Provost, Online Learning and Extended Studies

MOOCs--Massive Open Online Courses--are a hot topic in higher education. Learn more about the concept and lets discuss how MOOCs might impact our work.
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Please visit Fall 2012 Events for details of future events being offered through the Center for Faculty Excellence.  Scheduling is being done on a regular basis.

 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Laurie Wasik at wasik@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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