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Over 1000 students at IC are using student response systems on campus and a dozen faculty are making use of both the Turning Technologies system and other web-based systems.  There are many ways of using the systems including engaging students in large lectures, assessment, and attendance.  Several events are scheduled this spring to share the possibilities of this technology. 

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all administrators, 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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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

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Faculty, bring your personal computer or device to the fixIT Shop the week of Monday, February 24 – Friday, February 28 for a free cleaning and 20% off all services!

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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

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Message from Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

The following Show Me the Money - Grants 101 Workshops will be taking place this week at the Center for Faculty Excellence - Gannett 316.  There is still time to register for either day.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following events for the week of February 24 – 28, 2014.

ICC Course Proposal Work Session
Monday, February 24, 2014, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. (register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
This working session is 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.

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Monday, February 24, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Monday, February 24, 2014, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. (register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to both students and faculty, here is a short summary of procedures followed by our office for the administration of exams.

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The Jewish studies program invites applications for the 2013-2014 academic year from faculty and staff for funding in support of your teaching and research in any area related to Jewish history or culture, in any academic discipline. We especially encourage studies and projects which do any of the following: cross disciplinary boundaries; illuminate Jewish cultural diversity; or investigate historical and contemporary encounters and relationships between Jews and other cultural groups. For further information and an application, visit Faculty Grants.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Submitted on behalf of Marisa Kelly, Provost

The NCAA formally recognizes four key institutional positions:  the President, the Director of Athletics, the Senior Woman Administrator, and the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).  Professor Wenmouth Williams, who is retiring at the end of this academic year, is currently serving as the Ithaca College FAR.  He has and continues to do this with distinction.  

We are now seeking nominations (including self-nominations) of individuals interested in serving in this capacity, effective June 1, 2014. The NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative must be a tenured faculty member or senior ongoing NTEN who is appointed by the President. The term of the appointment is for two years, renewable up to four times.

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Faculty and staff are invited to attend the public viewing and discussion of a 3-part film series entitled, Race: The Power of an Illusion.

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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is expanding! FYRE is an educational, community experience for first-year students with goals of easing first-year student transitions, supporting academic success, and providing opportunities for meaningful interactions with peers, faculty, and staff outside the classroom. A signature of the FYRE program is its connection with the Integrative Core Curriculum themes.

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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.