Center for Faculty Excellence - February Events

02/05/2014

Contributed by Wade Pickren

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

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)

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
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
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
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 Assistant 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
Tuesday, February 25, 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.

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
Using Socrative to Increase Student Engagement

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
Professor 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.  Please bring a laptop or mobile device. 
(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.

 

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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