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Couldn't get into Academic Writing 10600 this year?

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Paying Yourself in Retirement!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/12/2016 

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Program on April 26. The event will be held 10am to 2pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just 1 of the seminars, or 3!

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Your Chance to Win a Tablet!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/12/2016 

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In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, we are pleased to team up with TIAA to bring faculty and staff the newest What's Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0. By testing your financial know-how, you could win a tablet computer

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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 April 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

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Are you interested in learning more about some of Ithaca College's study abroad options, or discussing how you might collaborate with international colleagues? Representatives from two of our partner organizations (CEA Study Abroad and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand) will be on campus next week to share information about their program options and discuss opportunities for faculty involvement and collaboration.  We have organized drop-in sessions for interested faculty, or can set up individual appointments if desired. 

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You can find information regarding the approval process AND applicable forms at http://www.ithaca.edu/riskmanagement/driving/.

Please note: Risk Management can only accept the most current driver information form (revised January 2016). Should your department or area have older copies of the driver information form, please dispose of them.

Also on this site you will find the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Procedures document, which every driver should be familiar with if involved in an accident.

There is also useful information regarding domestic and international vehicle rentals from an outside agency.

We request that an employee submit a driver information form only when they have a need to drive; since there is a cost involved in obtaining an individual's Motor Vehicle Record.

If you have questions regarding any of the above or about your status you can call Risk Management at 607-274-3285 or email at: riskmanagement@ithaca.edu.

Thank you!

In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, we are pleased to team up with TIAA to bring faculty and staff the newest What's Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0. By testing your financial know-how, you could win a tablet computer

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Program on April 26. The event will be held 10am to 2pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just 1 of the seminars, or 3! 

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Faculty Council is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations for the 3-year position as Faculty Trustee on the IC Board of Trustees. The Faculty Trustee is a fully participating and voting member of the Board of Trustees with all of the attendant rights and responsibilities.

Given the challenges ahead, this is a crucial position and we are seeking actively engaged, enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals for a pool of candidates, from which three will be selected by Council to be forwarded to the Board for their decision regarding the one position.

Please submit the candidate's name, along with a cv and brief statement in support of the candidate to Peter Rothbart, Chair, Faculty Council, rothbart@ithaca.edu.

Deadline for submission of all materials is 5:00 PM, April 1, 2016.

For further information:

http://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10302/

http://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10303/

Thinking about North Carolina's new law about transgender people and restrooms? Want to lead a learning activity on this topic in your classroom? Need some talking points, or an easy teaching tool to help people around you think clearly and factually about trans folks and bathroom access? Announcing a free resource for those seeking materials to lead classroom discussions and other learning opportunities related to North Carolina's new law impacting transgender people and restrooms, and similar efforts now gaining momentum in other states. 

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Designing Your SoTL Project

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 03/31/2016 

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Thursday, April 7, 2:30-3:30, Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Presenter: Deborah Rifkin, Associate Professor, Music Theory, History, and Composition

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Dr. Patrice Torcivia, Cornell University
Tuesday, April 5, 1:00-2:00 PM
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Open to faculty, staff, and students. 

(Register Here) Registration is encouraged; walk-ins always welcome

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Submitted on behalf of Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & VPEA: 

Please join me on Wednesday, April 6 for the spring Faculty Colloquium and Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Creative Inquiry Fair. 

David Kornreich, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, School of H&S, will be presenting “Gravitational Waves Explained:  What they are, How they are Awesome, and Why you should care”.  

The Colloquium and Fair will take place from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Clark and McDonald Lounges of the Campus Center with the first hour devoted to the Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Creative Inquiry Fair.  This research fair focuses on 5 minute lightning round talks and poster presentations/exhibitions of faculty research, scholarship and creative practices.   The Colloquium will begin at approximately 5:45 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Presenter: Mary Jo Watts, Instructional Technology Specialist, DIIS

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Presented by Ryan DeLany, Manager of the Academic Advising Center, with assistance from academic advisers Lisa Fell, Katie Burke, and Amber Cloke.

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin:

Last October a pilot Faculty Scholarship, Research and Creative Inquiry Fair was held in conjunction with the Faculty Colloquium series where various faculty members from Research Council presented their research or scholarly work. 

The event was very successful and we would like to repeat it on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, in the Clark and McDonald lounges. 

The fair will consist of five minute “lightning round” talks in Clark Lounge which will start at 4:45 and end at 5:45pm, to be followed by the Colloquium speaker.  Poster presentations and visual pieces such as art, photos or film, will also be displayed from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in McDonald Lounge. 

We strongly encourage faculty to share their recent research/scholarly work or works still in progress.  Wine and cheese and other refreshments will be available.

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Greetings!  Please read the following ICC reminders and announcements.

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Welcome to threads@CFE. This week's post is Planning Your Course: The Way Forward is Through Backward Design by Joslyn Brenton.

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Submitted on behalf of Wade Pickren, PhD, Director of Sponsored Research and
Warren Calderone, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 

Sponsored Research encourages faculty to take advantage of a new internal funding initiative, ACE.  The ACE (Advancing Creative Expression) Funding Program is intended for faculty in the Arts and Humanities working on a pilot or exploratory project. This one-year, internal grant is limited to $1,000 and is intended to support projects that hold the possibility of leading to substantial research programs suitable for support by external funding agencies, and can support a wide variety of expenses.

For more information on ACE visit http://www.ithaca.edu/sponsored-research/docs/ace.pdf.

 

Welcome to threads@CFE.  This week's post is the second of a two part (re)post on Peer Instruction that discusses how peer instruction can help you flip your class.

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