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To be eligible, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who:

  • has completed at least one year of employment at Ithaca College
  • will be full-time (tenure, tenure eligible, or NTEN), of any rank, during the 2017-18 academic year.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its Faculty-in-Residence program in the academic year, 2017-2018.  The program will bring together up to 6 faculty members who have proposed a program of study, reflection, planning, and action related to some aspect of faculty excellence and development.  Successful proposals will link faculty interests to Ithaca College initiatives and must have a potential impact beyond the faculty member’s own discipline or department.   Proposals are especially welcome that address contemplative pedagogy, cultural fluency, mentoring, diversity, inclusion and equity, SOTL, and development of pedagogical strategies related to quantitative literacy and writing.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 12:15- 1:30 pm (light lunch provided)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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The Employee Benefits & Work/Life Department is extending the fun! You'll have a chance to win even more prizes during the month of November with our month long raffles and games.

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The Employee Benefits & Work/Life Department is extending the fun! You'll have a chance to win even more prizes during the month of November with our month long raffles and games

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Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by 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/.

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 Raza Rumi, scholar in residence at Honors Program and visiting faculty at Park School, published a detailed analysis in Pakistan's largest English newspaper DAWN on how the next U.S. administration is likely to deal with Pakistan and South Asian region in general.

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As another year winds down, it’s time to start preparing for our 2017 annual re-enrollment period. This year re-enrollment will take place from Monday, November 7 through Friday, November 18, 2016 at 12pm.  As a result of changes and enhancements to our benefit offerings, re-enrollment is mandatory for every benefits eligible faculty and staff member. This is a great time to look at the following to ensure you elect the benefits that you need for you and your family. 

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Honorary Degree Nominations

Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 10/31/2016 

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The Office of the Provost & VPEA invited you to consider making nominations for honorary degrees.

Nominations must be received in writing.  Rationale and supporting data are expected at the time of nomination, and should include the following information:

  • nominee’s name and contact information
  • an explanation of how the nominee meets the criteria for honorary degrees

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for critical software upgrades in DIIS-managed computer labs for the spring 2017. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please submit the software request form at www.ithaca.edu/diis/services/labs/softwarereq/ or contact the DIIS Service Desk at servicedesk@ithaca.edu, by Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Along with food and fun, this year's Fair will include hourly raffles provided by the Office of Human Resources.  While you're with us be sure to enjoy a complimentary 10 minute chair massage with one of 4 licensed massage therapists from Massage Station. Chair massages are not only one of the best ways to relax for a few minutes, they offer many other health benefits. These include stress reduction, improve sleep quality, increase mental clarity, increase energy and circulation as well as lower blood pressure and increased immune function.

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Faculty intending to use a course pack or course reader for a class should review the following

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost

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Explore the benefits of on-campus dining! Click here to download a registration form.

 

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Welcome to the CFE blog Threads. This week's post is a Recommended Reads...

Class Time Reconsidered: Flipping the Literature Class

by Derek Bruff

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We're building up some benefits fun at this years' Annual Ithaca College Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair.

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This program will provide small grants of up to $300 to individual faculty members to help defray the costs connected with developing or redesigning a course that incorporates or is focused on diversity and/or international/cultural issues (/diversity/). Costs covered include books, other print materials, digital resources such as DVDs or other electronic resources, and laboratory supplies when relevant. Material purchases are limited to items that are directly related to the development or redesign of the course. The program is not intended for use by faculty in their quest for advanced degrees. Early career and ALANA faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

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The deadline for summer sessions 2017 undergraduate course proposals is November 1st.

If you'd like to propose a summer session undergraduate course, contact your department chair.

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