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The Faculty Handbook Amendment Committee (FHAC) has become aware that an e-mail survey link sent out to tenure track and tenured faculty has gone to some people's junk folders. Whether or not it wound up in your inbox or junk folder appears to be a matter of how aggressively you have set your spam filter.

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The large number of students using test accommodations through Student Disability Services during finals week necessitates careful planning for adequate test space, proctors, readers, scribes, and to ensure test security.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Register Here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Organized by Marilyn DIspensa, Instructional Technology Coordinator
We welcome your attendance at the wrap-up meeting for the Fall 2013 iPad Pilot. Twenty iPads were loaned to faculty and used for a wide range of projects. Participants will informally share their experiences. Light refreshments provided.

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If you are teaching next semester and are considering a new technology for your courses, ITS is offering two information sessions which will be held in the Technology Learning Center in Friends 101.

Monday, December 9th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

  • Turnitin: Turnitin is more than just originality checking software.  It is integrated with Sakai and allows you to do paperless grading on your computer or an iPad. There is also a peer-review feature. <Register>

Thursday, December 12th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Turning Technologies: ITS supports this student response system. Come get an overview on how it works and how you can use it to engage or assess your students. <Register>

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Winter Session, Jan. 6 – Jan. 17
BALLROOM: Waltz & Foxtrot (Beginner Level)
MWF 4pm-5:15pm Fitness Center Aerobics Room
No partner needed – meet people!

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The large number of students using test accommodations through Student Disability Services during finals week necessitates careful planning for adequate test space, proctors, readers, scribes, and to ensure test security.
Faculty can assist SDS staff by observing the following procedures:

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Thursday, December 5, 2013
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Elia Kacapyr, Professor of Economics, will discuss how he has increased engagement in the classroom by adding more time for in-class discussion and problem solving. He will describe his process for recording short videos using Camtasia to deliver the content normally covered in lectures and share how he restructured or “flipped” his course.
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Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

Please join me on Thursday, December 5th for the third Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  Dr. Michael Trotti, Department of History, will be presenting “Cultural History and Racial Violence:  Case Studies in Why the Humanities Matter.” 

Professor Trotti received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999.   He explores a range of issues in the American past –political, economic, social - but he is particularly interested in pursuing the social implication of change:  how developments in American history affected different people (different in class, gender, race, ethnicity.)

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its Faculty-in-Residence program in the academic year, 2014-2015. The program will bring together 3 to 5 faculty members who have proposed a program of study, reflection, planning, and action related to some aspect of faculty excellence and development. Successful proposals will link faculty interests to Ithaca College initiatives. Proposals are especially welcome that address diversity, undergraduate scholarship, research, and creativity, interdisciplinarity, early career development, assessment, and technology-enhanced learning. Each Resident will work on a proposed project and meet regularly with the other Residents and CFE Director for discussion, planning, and collaboration.

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Do you have an idea for using multiple iPads to facilitate a collaborative project in the field, research, classroom, clinical setting or other group project?

Information Technology Services in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence will loan out twenty 3rd generation iPads to faculty members. 

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Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

Please join me on Thursday, December 5th for the third Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  Dr. Michael Trotti, Department of History, will be presenting “Cultural History and Racial Violence:  Case Studies in Why the Humanities Matter.” 

Professor Trotti received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999.   He explores a range of issues in the American past –political, economic, social - but he is particularly interested in pursuing the social implication of change:  how developments in American history affected different people (different in class, gender, race, ethnicity.)

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The Center for Print Production will be closed 8:00 am to 12:00 pm with no morning duplicating pick up Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th so all staff may attend departmental meetings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

During this time you can visit our website at www.ithaca.edu/businessandfinance/centerforprintproduction for information or leave a message at 274-3998 and we will get back to you.

The IC Wishmakers are a group of dedicated individuals that represent the Make-A-Wish Foundation on the Ithaca College campus and produce fundraisers to sponsor the fulfillment of wishes of children with life threatening illnesses. 

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its Faculty-in-Residence program in the academic year, 2014-2015.  The program will bring together 3 to 5 faculty members who have proposed a program of study, reflection, planning, and action related to some aspect of faculty excellence and development.  Successful proposals will link faculty interests to Ithaca College initiatives.   Proposals are especially welcome that address diversity, undergraduate scholarship, research, and creativity, interdisciplinarity, early career development, assessment, and technology-enhanced learning. Each Resident will work on a proposed project and meet regularly with the other Residents and CFE Director for discussion, planning, and collaboration.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Elia Kacapyr, Professor of Economics, will discuss how he has increased engagement in the classroom by adding more time for  in-class discussion and problem solving.   He will describe his process for recording short videos using Camtasia to deliver the content normally covered in lectures and share how he restructured or “flipped” his course.  
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch), Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum; Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
4 - 6 p.m., Clark Lounge

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Please help us identify responsible and enthusiastic students who may need a push to recognize their leadership potential!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
4 - 5 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Mike Haaf, Associate Professor, Chemistry

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These are the only Driver Safety Classes being offered through May 2014.  If you will need to utilize Student Drivers please have them register for one of the above classes.

Your students may register online at:  www.ithaca.edu/riskmanagement/ed_prog/

Students must attend the full 2 hours of the driver safety class and pass the quiz at the close of class.

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