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  • Faculty Council is looking for volunteers to serve on the following committees:
  • Parking Appeals Board (1 faculty member)

          https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10703/#1070315

  • Parking Policy Committee (1 faculty member, 2-year term)

          https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10703/#1070315

Please self-nominate by sending a short note to Peter Rothbart, Faculty Council Chair, at rothbart@ithaca.edu. Deadline is Friday, September 25, 5 PM.

Faculty Council is seeking self-nominations for multiple positions as follows:

 College Advisory Committee on Campus Security and Campus Life Committee, 1 year term (multiple positions available)

Further information:  https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10601/volume_1_10602/#1060210

Please send self-nominations to Peter Rothbart, Chair of Faculty Council, rothbart@ithaca.edu.

All nominations must be received by Friday, September 25, 5 PM.

Wednesday, September 23, 3:00-4:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center  (Register here) Walk-ins welcome.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Civic Engagement Present:
What about service learning matters?  Using a taxonomy to identify variables to improve research and practice
With Julie Hatcher and Tom Hahn

Webinar from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM (Register Here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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As many of you are already aware, Dr. Shaianne Osterreich has decided to step away from the Ithaca Seminar program after six years of outstanding leadership. As a result, a three year appointment (with possibility of renewal) as Ithaca Seminar Coordinator is open to interested faculty. The person in this position provides leadership in the ongoing oversight, faculty development, and assessment of the Ithaca Seminar, oversees the first year ICC kickoff events, and works collaboratively with the Director of the ICC and faculty and staff across campus on Ithaca Seminar scheduling and programming. A detailed list of job responsibilities is available from the Vice Provost for Academic Programs (djohnson@ithaca.edu).

 

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Faculty Council will hold its faculty-only Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, September 22 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.

Submitted on behalf of Marc Israel, Assistant Provost for Finance and Administrative Operations:

Faculty are encouraged to review new guidelines pertaining to requesting internal funding from the provost’s office.   

Significant changes include new applications and fixed deadlines for the Academic  Challenge and Mini-Grant funding.  

The new deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Selection Process:  November 1st Deadline (for grants whose funds must be used between December 1 and May 31).
  • Spring Selection Process:  May 1st Deadline (for grants whose funds must be used between June 1 and November 30).

Please review the new guidelines and restrictions by visiting the Office of the Provost – Information for Faculty – Internal Grants at http://www.ithaca.edu/provost/

 

Questions may be directed to Karen Emnett, Assistant to the Provost/Office Manager at kemnett@ithaca.edu

 

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites you to join the Fall 2015 reading group, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom.
Dates: TBD

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Wednesday September 16 | 12:00 – 3:30pm (attend as your schedule permits)
Center for Faculty Excellence. Gannett 316
(Register here) Walk-in Welcomed

Join the event as you are able to attend. See the full agenda here.

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The deadline for winter session 2016 undergraduate course proposals is October 1st.

If you'd like to propose a winter session undergraduate course, contact your department chair.  

Questions? Visit the For Faculty site or contact Jen Wofford at jwofford@ithaca.edu.  

Summer session course proposals due November 1st.

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Tuesday, September 15, 4:00-5:15 pm, CFE Gannett 316 (Register here)
Faculty facilitator: Dr. Debbie Rifkin, Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition

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The Theatre Wallay acting company (Islamabad, Pakistan) will be in residence at IC the week of October 26 to rehearse and perform the original theatre piece Dagh Dagh Ujala, based on interviews with survivors of the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.

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Daily Grind

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 09/02/2015 

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The Center for Faculty Excellence welcomes faculty weekdays from 8:00- 10:00 a.m. for coffee.

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We’re looking for faculty to teach in the Honors Program. Below is a list of the many ways by which to serve in this capacity; if you are interested please contact director Tom Pfaff, tpfaff@ithaca.edu

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The deadline for winter session 2016 undergraduate course proposals is October 1st.

If you'd like to propose a winter session undergraduate course, contact your department chair.

Questions? Visit the For Faculty site or contact Jen Wofford at jwofford@ithaca.edu.

Summer session course proposals due November 1st.

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Greetings from the new Director of ICC!

Please note the following list of updates and requests related to the ICC as we move into the new year.

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Cheryl Rameau, Esq. Class of 1990, will be the keynote speaker at the annual ALANA ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANQUET on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Emerson Suites. 

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty 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.

Federal guidelines require that applicants possess prior experience with a particular agent or procedure, and those supervising the activity should be familiar with proper safety precautions, procedures involving storage, and disposal. A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Biosafety website – http://www.ithaca.edu/sponsored-research/biosafety/.

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Practices will probably be MWF 6-7:30 a.m. at the A and E pool.  With enough interest, there will be multiple workouts for different levels and goals. 

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research/IACUC Chair

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.

Ithaca College’s animal use program is managed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.  A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee website –http://www.ithaca.edu/sponsored-research/iacuc/.

Protocols for review must be received by Thursday, August 27, 2015 by 5pm.

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