Connect, Support, Inspire, and Engage

The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) is guided by the principles of the Ithaca College strategic plan, IC 20/20, to inspire organizational growth and change toward an integrated, holistic approach to higher education. We do so through opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators to connect with each other in a process of continuous professional development. We provide support for the IC Community to work individually and collaboratively in order to enhance their efforts in teaching, research, and service. Because learning happens everywhere, we promote evidenced-based pedagogies that cultivate student engagement, learning, and academic success.  

CONNECT with colleagues through scheduled events.

Find SUPPORT for your teaching, research, and community initiatives.

INSPIRE each other to teach, reflect, and learn.

ENGAGE your students in significant experiences.


September '17 Highlights

The CFE is dedicated to working with faculty in all facets of professional life in the academy. We have strong programs dedicated to teaching and learning, mentoring and leadership, and particular programs for each major cohort of academic life: early career, mid-career, and advanced career.

Upcoming programs include...

ICSM High Impact Practices: Public Demonstration of Competence
Monday, September 18, 11:00-12:00 pm and Thursday, September 21, 3:00-4:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett


The Device Debate: Student Use of Technology in the Classroom
Monday, September 25, 8:30-9:30 am (breakfast discussion)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett


Mutual Mentoring at Ithaca College: Moving Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Mentoring
Thursday, September 28, 8:30-9:30 am (breakfast discussion)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett


Search Chair Training

Wednesday, October 4, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, October 17, 9:00-11:00 am

Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett


In addition to our programming, we offer faculty a variety of resources and award opportunities, from teaching resources on inclusive teaching and course design, to our Small Grants Program for Course Development or Redesign. Are you developing or redesigning a course that incorporates or is focused on issues of equity, diversity, or inclusion or concerns international/cultural issues? If so, please consider applying for the CFE small grant for course development. The program provides small grants of up to $300 to individual faculty members to help defray the costs of books, other print materials, digital resources such as DVDs or other electronic resources, and laboratory supplies. Material purchases are limited to items that are directly related to the development or redesign of the course. The program is not intended for use by faculty in their quest for advanced degrees. Early career and ALANA faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions? Comments? Please don't hesitate to contact us!

Center for Faculty Excellence
316 Gannett Center
(T) 607-274-3734
(F) 607-274-1732