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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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This year, the Faculty Development Committee is fortunate to offer five awards, and for the first time the recipient has the option to choose their award. The first option is a $1500 monetary award. The second option is a $1000 monetary award (minus taxes) plus a $1500 budget line to be used for the recipient’s professional development and at his/her discretion. While the budget line will be available through the recipient’s department it shall be available in addition to any department, school, or College funds. In order to be eligible for these awards, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who has completed at least one year of employment at Ithaca College and who will be full-time (tenure, tenure eligible, or NTEN) during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Criteria:
The foremost criterion for the Excellence Awards is an overall excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to their appointment (descriptions of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service are stated in the Ithaca College Policy Manual, Volume IV: Faculty Handbook).

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

All faculty that are planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving recombinant DNA or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs, or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (register here)
Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:05 - 1:00 p.m. (register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Feel free to bring your lunch.

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Webinar for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
319 Gannett Center

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 12:15 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) Program, in its expansion, houses approximately 1,200 first-year students in the towers and upper quad residence halls. This new component of the FYRE program connects the Integrated Core Curriculum (ICC) themes with programs offered in the residence halls.

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Student Disability Services will contact faculty regarding students in their classes who need materials in alternate format prior to the beginning of each semester.

In compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, class materials must be made available in alternate format for those students needing the accommodation. This includes course packets, handouts, syllabi, quizzes/exams and any other materials used in class. Alternate formats include audio versions of written documents, documents in Braille and/or enlarged print, video captioning and materials in electronic format.

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Yoga is well-documented as a healing and transformative art in modern times.  Iyengar students require an anatomical understanding of the shape and precision of the poses (asanas). Iyengar Yoga, with its precision and regular practice can heal or lessen back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries/conditions, reclaim energy and health, and using the awareness of the body as a tool, transform negative mental states.

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Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program are invited to submit applications and project proposals to be considered for the summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 before February 14, 2014.

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Students Disability Services (SDS) was created to assist faculty and staff in their every day efforts to ensure equal access for students to all college programs and services. The following is a list of frequently asked questions.

We hope this information is helpful in providing the best possible service to students.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and CFE Faculty-in-Residence for Interdisciplinary Teaching Mara Alper invite faculty interested in interdisciplinary teaching and learning to join us this semester for active, collaborative discussions. We especially encourage those who have considered this approach, but are uncertain how to do it. This group will collaboratively study and reflect on the philosophy, process and logistics of this approach, then develop plans that can be put into action in 2014-15.

Together, we will explore innovative approaches for new or existing classes with both experienced faculty and those new to this approach. We will pool expertise and insights that enhance our interdisciplinary teaching.  This collaboration will synthesize concrete ideas, potential projects and elegant solutions that support our teaching and IC20/20 integrative education goals. We will meet every other Wednesday beginning Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. in Gannett 316.

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Submission deadlines for short-term, faculty-led courses to be taught abroad in 2014-15 are approaching.  Any faculty member interested in leading such a course abroad during the winter session, spring break, or summer 2015 is encouraged to be in touch with the Office of International Programs to begin discussing ideas for such programs.

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Gentle Yoga

Contributed by Katherine Muma on 01/17/2014 

Join us for an exploration into guided relaxation.  This class focuses on relaxing into yoga poses. We will use blankets, bolster pillows and gently encouraging words to shape the body into the poses.

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If you were inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi at another institution, we want to know!

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In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.

Please encourage students registered with Student Disability Services to meet with you during office hours to discuss their accommodation plan.

 "In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation will be provided to students with documented disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Students must register with Student Disability Services and provide appropriate documentation to Ithaca College before any academic adjustment will be provided."

Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material.  The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care.  We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly.  Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or to report your concerns via the Students at Risk Initiative.

In an effort to prevent potential negative outcome of students in distress, the enclosed statement was generated as a guide for faculty to consider including in their syllabi.

 

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In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.  

Please encourage students registered with Student Disability Services to meet with you during office hours to discuss their accommodation plan.

 "In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation will be provided to students with documented disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Students must register with Student Disability Services and provide appropriate documentation to Ithaca College before any academic adjustment will be provided."

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