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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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Thursday, February 25, 2:00-3:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Submission deadlines for short-term, faculty-led courses to be taught abroad in 2016-17 are approaching. Any faculty or staff member interested in leading such a course abroad during the 2016-17 academic year is encouraged to be in touch with the Office of International Programs to begin discussing ideas for such programs.

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Faculty Council will hold its faculty-only Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, February 16  at 12:05 - 1:00 PM in Textor 102. No minutes will be taken, no reporters will be present. This meeting is intended to be an open forum for faculty from all of the schools to share thoughts and ideas of mutual concern and interest. Administrators holding faculty appointments are requested to refrain from attending.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Peter Rothbart at rothbart@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1497. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Submission deadlines for short-term, faculty-led courses to be taught abroad in 2016-17 are approaching. Any faculty or staff member interested in leading such a course abroad during the 2016-17 academic year is encouraged to be in touch with the Office of International Programs to begin discussing ideas for such programs.

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lynda.com is a great resource for learning new skills and finding quick answers to questions. Find out how you can use this tool to supplement your course and address skill gaps in this 20-minute webinar which will demonstrate the various ways that lynda.com can be leveraged for instructional purposes. All staff, faculty, and students have complete access to the lynda.com library. ► Learn more about lynda.com

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Nominations are open for student or faculty membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Sigma Xi is a national honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to the society because of their research achievements or potential. The Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1965.

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New at Educational Technology Day in 2016 are the “Lightning Round Presentations.” In this 50 minute session there are 8 - 9 speakers who each share their technology projects in only 5 minutes.  We are inviting faculty and/or students to participate on March 24 in the block from 1:10 - 2:00 pm.  Topics can be related to educational technology or technology applications in your disciplines. 

Please email Marilyn Dispensa (mdispensa@ithaca.edu) if you are interested in participating.

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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.

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 Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Show Me the Money - Grants 101 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Room - PRWC - 3rd Floor
Lunch will be provided – limited to first 20 registrants

Bring your ideas/concept paper and talk with Wade Pickren, PhD, Director of Sponsored Research and Warren Calderone, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

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