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Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Co-sponsored by the All-College Teacher Education Committee (ACTEC) and the Center for Faculty Excellence

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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
Co-sponsored by the All-College Teacher Education Committee (ACTEC) and the Center for Faculty Excellence

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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

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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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Faculty Council will hold its next Town Hall meeting in Textor 102 on Thursday, February 13 at 12:10 PM.  All faculty are invited to attend and participate. Any topic of concern or interest to faculty may be raised. No media will be present and faculty holding administrative appointments and staff 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.

Faculty Council is seeking 2 additional faculty members to serve on the newly resurrected Faculty Benefits Committee.We welcome nominations from all interested and motivated faculty members. Please contact rothbart@ithaca.edu with your name and a short statement of interest.

Faculty Benefits Committee

The Faculty Benefits Committee is a standing committee of the Faculty Council. It is composed of five faculty members elected by the members of the Faculty Council. Terms will be staggered to ensure continuity of membership.

The committee provides advice with regard to types and levels of faculty fringe benefits. The committee studies, reviews and recommends changes to existing benefits and/or proposed new benefits. The Faculty Benefits Committee may hold hearings on proposed changes it recommends; may poll the faculty at large concerning proposals for changes in fringe benefits.

Members of the Faculty Benefits Committee are members of the Staff and Faculty Benefits Committee.

The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all faculty and staff members to attend one of several workshops designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs.  Short-term study abroad programming is an important component of the international study options available to Ithaca College students. 

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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.  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.  Guidelines and application form may be found at www.ithaca.edu/cfe.  

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

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Here are a couple of reminders about preparing test materials for students electing to take their tests with Student Disability Services:

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If you are curious about interdisciplinary teaching, this is an opportunity to find out about varied approaches such as theme-based classes, international guest experts interacting via internet, joint learning between classes meeting at the same time, co-teaching and other options. These collaborative discussions will synthesize concrete ideas, potential projects and elegant solutions that support our teaching and IC20/20 integrative education goals.

We invite you to join us beginning Wed. Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. in the Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316. This on-going learning community meets every other week from Feb. until late April. To join us, or if the meeting time doesn’t fit your schedule but you are interested, please contact Mara Alper at malper@ithaca.edu

These events are presented by the Center for Faculty Excellence and CFE Faculty-in-Residence for Interdisciplinary Teaching Mara Alper.

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Faculty Council will hold its next Town Hall meeting in Textor 102 on Thursday, February 13 at 12:10 PM.  All faculty are invited to attend and participate. Any topic of concern or interest to faculty may be raised. No media will be present and faculty holding administrative appointments and staff are requested to refrain from attending.

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Faculty Council seeks 5 faculty members to serve on the newly resurrected Faculty Benefits Committee.We welcome nominations from all interested and motivated faculty members. Please contact rothbart@ithaca.edu with your name and a short statement of interest. Deadline is Tuesday afternoon, February 3.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

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Faculty Council seeks 5 faculty members to serve on the newly resurrected Faculty Benefits Committee. Though we are especially interested in recruiting faculty members with knowledge and/or experience in business, organizational management or health care policy, we welcome nominations from all interested and motivated faculty members. Please contact rothbart@ithaca.edu with your name and a short statement of interest. Deadline is Tuesday, February 3.

 

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Faculty Council seeks 5 faculty members to serve on the newly resurrected Faculty Benefits Committee. Though we are especially interested in recruiting faculty members with knowledge and/or experience in business, organizational management or health care policy, we welcome nominations from all interested and motivated faculty members. Please contact rothbart@ithaca.edu with your name and a short statement of interest. Deadline is Tuesday, February 3.

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Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

Please join me on Thursday, February 6th for the fourth Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  Dr. Alison B. Shields, Department of Marketing and Law, will be presenting “Brand Nostalgia and Consumer Responses to Changed Brands.” 

Professor Shields received her Ph.D. from Kent State in 2013.   Her research interests include branding strategies; consumer brand relationships; consumer decision making; and consumption patterns over time.  Her recent work on brand nostalgia establishes the connection between consumer acceptance or rejection of updated brands and the consumer’s reported nostalgia towards the brand.  

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce that the application deadline for Talking Circles on Race and Racism has been extended to January 30. Please continue reading and submit your application today. 

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An informal session for faculty to collaboratively discuss their approaches to designing ICC courses and assignments for the ICC. 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. This session is 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. Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Integrative Core Curriculum.

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