Fall 2016 Events

Daily Grind
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Daily Grind welcomes faculty weekdays from 8:00 - 10:00 am for coffee. Please drop by to chat with colleagues, watch the news, or just get ready for the workday.
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NOTE: Events are listed in order by date. Please scroll down.

Events are open to faculty and staff.
Registration is encouraged; walk- ins are always welcome.

SEPTEMBER

Coffee, Croissants, and Conversation with former President Peggy R. Williams
Friday, September 16, 2016, 8:30 - 9:30 am
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
If you are an advanced-career faculty member, please join us on Friday, September 16, 8:30 a.m., for an hour with our former President, Peggy R. Williams. We anticipate sharing ideas around mentoring, staying vital as a teacher, and thinking about our legacy. It will be good to hear your thoughts about ways we can continue our professional development. Refreshments provided.

What is Education For? Integrating Sustainability Content Into Our Courses
Friday, September 30, 2016, 12:00-1:00 pm (Bring your lunch; snacks and beverages provided.)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Kathryn Caldwell, Assistant Professor, Psychology
This semester we are holding a series of discussion hours on integrating sustainability content in courses across the curriculum. We would like to invite anyone who is interested in learning about sustainability education and/or who has pedagogical experiences in this area to join us and help shape the conversations and sharing of ideas and best practices. To start us off, Kathryn Caldwell (Assistant Professor in Psychology) will be facilitating a discussion of the essay, What is Education for? by David Orr. Originally delivered as a commencement speech, Orr's essay offers a provocative perspective on rethinking education for "human survival," making the case for sustainability as a front-and center core value for what we are doing in higher education.
(David Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College.) Orr's essay is available as open source, and can be read here.

***CANCELED - To be Rescheduled***
Addressing Challenges to Inclusion in Higher Education

Monday, October 3, 2016, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm or 2:00-4:00 pm, Emerson Suite A
Presented by Shane Lloyd, Assistant Director of Yale University's historic Afro-American Cultural Center and Dr. Maura Pavalow, who utilizes participatory methodologies to explore relationships between everyday and structural issues of discrimination in U.S. higher education.
In an increasingly diverse workforce and classroom, we are all likely to say or do something that others might find offensive even if we did not think it was that big of a deal. This workshop explores how to move forward positively after these kinds of interactions and how we can work together to be in greater solidarity with our students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Through hands-on activities and discussion, we will consider different dynamics that inform how our interactions could be perceived in an upsetting way, particularly in the classroom.

Advising First-Year and Exploratory Students: Brown-Bag Information Session
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 12:10-1:05 pm (Bring your lunch; snacks and beverages provided.)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Advising is a form of teaching, but one in which faculty get very little guidance. This is troubling as nationwide, over 50% of all students who enter college with a major change it at least once. With that in mind, we have scheduled a session to help you advise first-year students who identify as exploratory, as well as those in transition between majors. Join Katie Burke, Professional Advisor in the Academic Advising Center and Elizabeth Bleicher, Director of the Exploratory Program, for a session on strategies and resources. In addition to materials, links and answers to your questions, beverages, and cookies will be provided.

Coffee, Croissants, and Conversation with former Associate Provost Garry Brodhead
Wednesday, October 19, 8:30-10:00 am
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
If you are an advanced-career faculty member, please join us on Wednesday, October 19, for conversation with our former colleague and Associate Provost, Garry Brodhead. Garry will be sharing his experiences and moderating a panel of faculty on the subject of creating a legacy. We invite you to join us and share your wisdom, insight, and experiences regarding this important topic. Refreshments provided.

Faculty Wine & Cheese Reception
Monday, October 24, 2016, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Clark Lounge
The Center for Faculty Excellence, Faculty Council, and FLEFF invite all faculty to a wine and cheese reception. Converse with faculty colleagues, savor some light refreshments, and meet the FLEFF Diversity Fellows.

The TELE Collaborative (Center for Faculty Excellence, IC Library, Teaching & Learning with Technology/DIIS) is hosting a series of events during Open Access Week:

Open Educational Resources Roundtable
Tuesday, October 25, 10:00-10:50 am
Clark Lounge
There is growing interest in addressing access, affordability, and student success through the use of open educational resources (OER). OERs include high-quality teaching and learning materials that have been licensed to be reused and remixed freely. OER can include textbooks, games, simulations, quizzes, video, images, and full courses. OERs can be cost-effective, flexible alternatives to traditional course materials. Lis Chabot, College Librarian, will provide a brief overview of Open Access and Open Educational Resources. A panel will provide a range of perspectives on and opportunities for OERs, followed by time for Q&A with attendees.

Panelists:
• TJ Horgan, IC sophomore and SGA senator, will reflect on his use of and preferences for materials assigned for courses.

• Jennifer Germann, Associate Professor, Art History, will share her experience in developing a course that uses open educational content in lieu of materials that must be purchased by students

• Mark Fink, Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology, DIIS, will discuss his experience with supporting the development of courses that incorporate OERs

• Abby Juda, Science Librarian, will share information about her collaboration with IC faculty members to identify OER materials in support of a course’s learning outcomes

Evolving Scholarship in a Digital Age: Metrics and Management
Wednesday, October 26, 11:00-11:50 am
319 Gannett Center
Calida Barboza, Electronic Resources Librarian, will share types and open sources of altmetrics -- non-traditional, Social Web-based measures of the impact of scholarly output. The use of altmetrics in tenure and promotion dossiers at other institutions will be explored. Abby Juda, Natural Sciences Librarian, will discuss data management practices and tools, particularly in light of federal mandates for providing public access to data associated with federally funded research. Abby will also talk about locating open data sets and resources for use in teaching, as well as how the library can assist you with your data.

The Digital Commons: Supporting Open Access at Ithaca College
Thursday, October 27, 12:00-12:50 pm
319 Gannett Center
Bridget Bower, College Archivist, will introduce the Digital Commons@IC, our online repository for hosting and showcasing the scholarship of Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff. In 2015, Ithaca College joined the Digital Commons Network. The Network provides access to full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. It also includes a growing collection of book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. Bridget will discuss the policies and procedures for members of the IC community interested in adding content to the Commons@IC. Matt Gorney, Digital Media Coordinator, DIIS, will discuss Kaltura, our video platform for online video management, creation, and collaboration. Kaltura-created media can be linked in the Commons.

Continuing the Conversation Faculty Breakfast: Open Educational Resources
Friday, October 28, 8:30-9:30 am
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Center for Faculty Excellence will host a breakfast for faculty to discuss experiences and considerations in utilizing open educational resources (OER). The TELE Collaborative would like to hear from faculty as it develops ongoing resources and services that focus on OER, Open Access, and Digital Scholarship.

LGBTQ at IC: A Student Panel Presentation for Faculty & Staff
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 12:00-1:30 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Ever heard of a ZAP panel, or hosted one in your class? Wish there was an opportunity just for faculty and staff to hear LGBTQ students speak from their experience and answer questions, to further understanding and dialogue? On our campus these panels are called ZAP panels - and the ZAP program is coming to the Center for Faculty Excellence! Usually these LGBTQ and allied "talking panels" are invited into classrooms and residence halls, to expand upon their discussion of LGBTQ diversity themes-- they always turn out to be enriching experiences for both for panelists and the audience.This session, though, is just for staff and faculty to attend, to provide a safe space for you to ask questions, engage with, and exchange ideas with student panelists. The goal of a ZAP panel is to educate and demonstrate the diversity of experiences of LGBTQ and allied individuals. Putting names, faces, and stories to the labels used in everyday life adds a layer of human understanding and leads to increased tolerance, acceptance, and respect for the IC campus community and beyond.

Addressing Challenges to Inclusion in Higher Education: Handling Microaggressions
Monday, November 14, 2016
Two sessions, please choose one:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 319 Gannett Center
OR 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, CFE, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Shane Lloyd, Assistant Director of Yale University's historic Afro-American Cultural Center and Dr. Maura Pavalow, Independent Consultant in U.S. higher education.
In an increasingly diverse workforce and classroom, we are all likely to say or do something that others might find offensive even if we did not think it was that big of a deal. This workshop explores how to move forward positively after these kinds of interactions and how we can work together to be in greater solidarity with our students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Through hands-on activities and discussion, we will consider different dynamics that inform how our interactions could be perceived in an upsetting way, particularly in the classroom.

Develop Resilient Students: Foster Grit, Life Skills, & Stress Management - Webinar
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The American College Health Association says one in six college students have been diagnosed with, or treated for, anxiety within the past year – in fact, anxiety is now considered the number one mental health diagnosis among college students. How does resilience play into this — and how does it play out on today’s college campuses? Many of today’s students can’t manage the pressures facing them — nor have they learned the skills to soothe themselves and carry on in the face of temporary setback and disappointment. Where is their grit? Our expert presenter, Dr. Gregory Eells — the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University — will review the concept of resilience and explore strategic ways that colleges and universities can incorporate resilience development into students’ living and learning environments, including a focus on exposure to resilient role models, developing learned optimism, the effective regulation of emotions and coping mechanisms, altruism, reflection and more.

Integrating Sustainability Content Into Our Courses
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Join us for our second offering in a series of discussion hours on integrating sustainability content in courses across the curriculum. This month, faculty across disciplines will be sharing their tools for teaching sustainability in their courses: Jason Hamilton, (Environmental Studies); Kathryn Caldwell (Psychology); Mary Bentley (Health Promotion and Physical Education) and Julia Lapp (Health Promotion and Physical Education. Anyone interested in learning about sustainability education and/or who has pedagogical experiences in this area are invited to join us and help shape the conversations and sharing of ideas and best practices.

Crafting the Tenure Portfolio: Process, Content, and Strategies
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 12:15- 1:30 pm (light lunch provided)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Dave Brown, Professor and Chair, Mathematics ; Matt Mogekwu, Associate Professor and Chair, Journalism
In this information session, the presenters will share observations of strategies that facilitate preparation of complete tenure files. Included in this presentation will be discussions of the process of file review, fundamentals of the file construction, and strategic decisions that are essential in creating a strong portfolio.