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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following October events.  Please visit www.ithaca.edu/cfe for updates. 

Hiring for Diversity Workshop: Crafting an Inclusive Ad
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum; Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion
Please join us for this highly interactive session on crafting job postings that are truly inclusive. Bring your current or past ad and workshop it with the presenters and your colleagues.
(Register Here)

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

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

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

Hiring for Diversity Workshop: Reviewing Candidate Applications Through an Inclusive Lens
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch), Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum; Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion
Topics for this hands-on workshop address two important components of reviewing applications: determining selection criteria in advance and screening vitas and cover letters. Participants will develop possible selection criteria for their current searches and evaluate mock vitas and cover letters with an eye toward identifying common sources of bias in the review process. Faculty search-committee chairs and members are particularly encouraged to attend.
(Register Here)

Webinar
Online Learning & Extended Studies and the Center for Faculty Excellence invite you to participate in an Inside Higher Ed webinar and discussion:
Humanizing Your Online Course with Michelle Pacansky-Brock
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
A discussion will follow the webinar from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Humans are social beings and learning is a social process. Both require interaction and connection to flourish. Do these factors undermine the effectiveness of an online class or strengthen it? In our digital, mobile society are discussion forums still the most effective tool for student-student interactions? In this webinar, Michelle Pacansky-Brock will share examples of what students identify as valuable characteristics of a "humanized" online class and identify key tips and strategies for harnessing the potential of emerging technologies to make your online class personal, meaningful, and memorable.

Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a noted online instructor, faculty development specialist, and leader in the field of online education. She is currently serving as a member of the 2014 Horizon Project Higher Education Advisory Board and is Chair-Elect for the 2014 Sloan-C International Emerging Technologies Symposium for Online Learning. Michelle is also the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies and How to Humanize Your Online Class with VoiceThread. She is an online Associate Faculty at Mt. San Jacinto College, an active speaker, consultant, and has received two Sloan-C Awards for her online teaching excellence.

For more information contact Rob Gearhart (rgearhart@ithaca.edu or 4-1909).
(Register Here)

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

In Celebration of Disability Awareness Month
The Limitations of an Environment: A Discussion about Students with Disabilities at Ithaca College
Friday, October 11, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch), Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Mary Bowers '13; Sue-Je Gage, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology; Lynn Gitlow, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
(Register Here)

Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Civic Engagement Service-Learning Series
Topic: Evaluating the Impact of Service-Learning
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
12:00 - 1.30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Pat Spencer, Assistant Professor, Ithaca College, Department of Writing; Richard Kiely, PhD, Cornell University, Engaged Learning and Research
Additional information forthcoming.
(Register Here)

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

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

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

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

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

ICC General Information Sessions for Faculty and Staff
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum
These sessions provide a descriptive overview of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), including the themes/perspectives and other ICC requirements of approximately 20 minutes with the rest of the hour available for interactive questions and answers. These sessions are designed for any faculty or staff member who wants to know more about the ICC.
Please register for one of the following sessions:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (register here)
Wednesday, October  23, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch) (register here)
Thursday, October 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (register here)
If you would like to schedule an information session for your department or work area, please contact icc@ithaca.edu.

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

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

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

Applying Prerequisite Math Skills: Enhancement Principles and Practices for Mathaphobics
Monday, October 28, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Barbara Ann Johnson-Root, Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Additional information forthcoming.
(Register Here)

Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Civic Engagement Service-Learning Series
Topic: Building Sustainable Service-Learning Partnerships
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
12:00 - 1.30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, PhD, Ithaca College, Department of Sociology; Richard Kiely, PhD, Cornell University, Engaged Learning and Research
Additional information forthcoming.
(Register Here)

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

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

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

Center for Faculty Excellence and the School of Business Wine and Cheese Reception in Honor of Charles "Randy" Christian
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge
Additional information forthcoming.
(RSVP Here)

New Faculty Orientation Fall Workshop: Research, Diversity, and Interdisciplinary Courses at IC
Thursday, October 31, 2013
12:10 - 1:00 p.m., Clark Lounge (lunch provided)
Facilitated by the Center for Faculty Excellence Faculty-in-Residence for 2013-2014: Katherine Beissner, Belisa Gonzalez, and Mara Alper
Katherine Beissner, Belisa Gonzalez, and Mara Alper will talk about their work as CFE Faculty-in-Residence for 2013-2014. Katherine Beissner will address the opportunities to involve undergraduates in faculty research, Belisa Gonzalez will talk about making IC more inclusive of diversity, and Mara Alper will discuss the opportunities for creating and conducting interdisciplinary courses.
New faculty should RSVP no later than October 21 by email to cfe@ithaca.edu or 274-3734. Your response, whether positive or negative, will assist with refreshments and seating arrangements.


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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