Fall 2015 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.

AUGUST

New Part-Time Faculty Orientation

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

New Full-Time Faculty Institute
Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm
Clark Lounge/Gannett Center

SEPTEMBER

Take the Pulse of Your Students: Classroom Assessment and Feedback Techniques

Tuesday, September 15, 4:00- 5:15 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence. 316 Gannett Center
Faculty facilitator: Dr. Debbie Rifkin, Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition
Assessments can be valuable tools to create a shared understanding between the student and the instructor regarding learning objectives and student progress. Participants will explore how to strategically design assessment according to Bloom's taxonomy, a framework for understanding how we learn. Formative assessment aids learning and helps create trust and transparency in the student learning process through targeted feedback.
The bi-weekly Reflective Practitioner Series collaboratively examines the critical learning environment in the classroom. Sessions are designed and co- led by faculty across campus.

ELI (EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative) Fall Focus Series: Leadership for Teaching and Learning: More Choices, More Complexities, New Models
Tuesday & Wednesday September 15 & 16 | Noon – 3:30 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence. 316 Gannett Center
Today support for teaching and learning is no longer the province of a single campus organization. Instead, it involves a heterogeneous cohort of campus partners, which can include academic technology, centers for teaching and learning, libraries, and the dean's and provost's offices, as well as professional and continuing education. Through presentations followed by carefully designed small-group activities, we will delve more deeply into topics such as:

  • Organizational and governance models that support cohort-based leadership and institutional community building
  • Approaches to support teams in developing and sustaining innovative practices
  • The role of consortia and cross-institutional collaborations to support local initiatives
  • How institutional and cross-institutional data can support teaching and learning initiatives and promote student success

*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)
Join the event as you are able to attend. See the full agenda here.


New Faculty Institute Fall Workshop Series
Legal Affairs: True Classroom Stories

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 12:10 - 1:00 pm (lunch provided)
Clark Lounge
The IC Office of Legal Affairs will present challenging classroom case studies and discuss potential interpretations, legal liabilities, and how to protect your safety and the safety of your students.

Talk Teaching: Informal Bi-Weekly Drop- In Discussions
Tuesday, September 22, 9:00- 10:00 am
Wednesday, September 23, 3:00- 4:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Need a place to talk about what happens in your class? We invite faculty to join informal sessions at the CFE to discuss current teaching and learning experiences, dilemmas, and successes. Come by with a story, talk with colleagues, problem- solve, and build a community of reflective practitioners on campus. Snacks are always provided. Meets every other week beginning week of September 21.

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom
Dates: TBD
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Center for Faculty Excellence invites you to join the Fall 2015 reading group, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom. In her book, the renowned cultural critic and progressive educator, bell hooks, uses a series of short, accessible, and enlightening essays to explore confounding and sometimes controversial topics brought to her by teachers and students. hooks highlights a broad variety of teaching issues and concerns and offers a response to each with a commentary, building a celebration of the transformative power of critical thinking throughout. We will meet 4 times over the fall semester. We hope you will join us for lively conversations about how to make the classroom a place of fierce engagement and intense learning.
We will send out a Doodle Poll for scheduling a convenient time to all who sign up by Friday September 18.

College Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship
September 28, 2015 3:00- 6:00 pm
Clark Lounge
Ithaca College Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the Fall 2015 College Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. Convened by the Office of International Programs, the Center for Faculty Excellence, and the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement.We have invited Dr. Laura Spitz, Associate Dean for International Affairs for the Cornell Law School and Interim Vice Provost for International Affairs for Cornell University, to launch our campus conversation about how to best address Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship at Ithaca College. The title of Dr. Spitz’ presentation is “Going Global at Home: Inclusion and the International Experience in Ithaca.” Closing Remarks will be offered by Ithaca College Provost Benjamin Rifkin.The Symposium will launch year- long conversations about helping the College to prepare its students, faculty, and staff for the changing realities of an increasingly diverse socio- economic environment and to become more inclusive in all areas of its endeavor, more supportive of cultural fluency among its students and employees, and more focused in preparing its students for the “responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community.” These conversations will be structured around learning communities in each of the three interconnected topic areas. You are invited to participate in a Learning Community (even if you are unable to attend the Symposium). We hope to see you on September 28th and thank you for considering a learning community. If you have any questions, please contact any of the three offices organizing the Symposium.

Thank you.
Tanya Saunders, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost for International Studies
Office of International Programs
JOB 203

Coffee, Croissants, and Conversation with former Associate Provost Garry Brodhead
September 30, 2015, 8:30 – 9:30 am
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
If you are an advanced-career faculty member, please join us on Wednesday, September 30, for conversation with our former colleague and Associate Provost, Garry Brodhead. We invite you to share your wisdom, insight, and experiences about mentoring, leadership, and teaching. We also hope our conversation will turn toward an initial exploration of career growth and direction that will help inform our decision making about our futures. Refreshments provided.

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.
September, 30, 2015, 1:00- 2:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Join us to learn more about how we can use research to improve our work in service learning. Efforts to move research and scholarship on service learning courses forward remain fundamental to the mission of IARSLCE and are of great importance to higher education, in general. This webinar will share current work by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning (CSL) to develop a taxonomy for service learning courses based on current literature.The goals or this taxonomy project include: (1) to support institutional assessment and research on high impact practices (HIPS); (2) to inform and advance a research agenda for service learning by identifying those variables (dimensions of the course design that may vary from low to high) that relate student outcomes, specifically civic outcomes, and (3) to develop a means for working with faculty to support the fidelity/ quality of service learning course design as HIP. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to provide their input to the taxonomy through both comments/ questions to the presenters through a Google Doc spreadsheet of the taxonomy.

OCTOBER

Augmenting Your Course Design Through SAKAI
Friday, October 2, 8:30-9:30 am, Center for Faculty Excellence 316 Gannett Center
Faculty facilitators: Dr. Kelly Dietz, Department of Politics, Dr. Vince DeTuri, Department of Chemistry
IC’s online courseware, Sakai, has untapped potential to support learning inside and outside of the classroom, re-structure your face-to-face teaching time, promote student collaboration, and more. In this session faculty presenters reflect on selected options available through Sakai, strategies for getting around its limitations, and how they leverage their course design for significant learning.

Talk Teaching: Informal Bi-Weekly Drop- In Discussions
Tuesday, October 6, 9:00- 10:00 am
Wednesday, October 7, 3:00- 4:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Need a place to talk about what happens in your class? We invite faculty to join informal sessions at the CFE to discuss current teaching and learning experiences, dilemmas, and successes. Come by with a story, talk with colleagues, problem- solve, and build a community of reflective practitioners on campus. Snacks are always provided. Meets every other week.

New Faculty Institute Fall Workshop Series
The Integrative Core Curriculum: A New Faculty Member's Guide

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:10- 1:00 pm (lunch provided)
Klingenstein Lounge
This session will introduce you to the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), Ithaca College's new cirriculum. Participants will learn about the basic components of the cirruculum and how they can become involved in the ICC.

Moving Toward Reflective Thinking with Students
Tuesday, October 13, 9:00-10:15 am
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Faculty facilitator: Dr. Susan Adams Delaney, Department of Writing
Reflection requires us to pause and assess where we've been and where we are going in our learning. Please join us as we offer ways to structure opportunities for students to reflect and develop integrative thinking.

Critical Lens: Helping Students Make Sense of Evolving Information Resources
Tuesday, October 20, 12:10- 1:00 pm
319 Gannett Center
Facilitators: Lisabeth Chabot, College Librarian, Laura Kuo, Health Sciences Librarian
In a world of information overload, how do students develop a discriminating lens for evaluating resources based on the information need and the context in which the information will be used? In this session, the facilitators will simulate a collaborative student instructional activity that advances critical thinking skills such as analysis and appraisal of information using a library developed rubric. The session will also showcase the collaborative technology available in Gannett 319.
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

Talk Teaching: Informal Bi-Weekly Drop- In Discussions
Tuesday, October 20, 9:00- 10:00 am
Wednesday, October 21, 3:00- 4:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Need a place to talk about what happens in your class? We invite faculty to join informal sessions at the CFE to discuss current teaching and learning experiences, dilemmas, and successes. Come by with a story, talk with colleagues, problem- solve, and build a community of reflective practitioners on campus. Snacks are always provided. Meets every other week.

Advising Exploratory Students: Brown-Bag Information Session
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 12:10-1:05 p.m. (bring your lunch)
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, so most first-year students are exploratory, whether they know it or not. With that in mind, we have scheduled a session to help you advise students who identify as exploratory, as well as those in transition between majors. Join Ryan DeLany, 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.

More Than Incremental Change
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 3:00- 4:00 pm
Collaborative Teaching Space, 319 Gannett Center
Higher education is reaching an inflection point, and the change is being driven in part by trends in edtech that open the door for alternative, personalized pathways to learning. It is difficult to predict what Higher Ed will look like in the future, but as George Siemens recently wrote, "the best strategy in a time of uncertainty is not to seek or force the way forward, but to enter a cycle of experimentation." Higher education does plenty of R&D on everything from anthropology to zoology but it lacks frameworks for incubating, testing and implementing ideas about teaching and learning within universities. To foment “more than incremental” change, some schools are creating safe-to-fail sandboxes where academics can run pilots with edtech entrepreneurs and measure the effects of those experiments.
This webinar will provide an overview of the most significant trends in edtech, highlight responses in the form of emerging R&D models and pose two questions: How can we intentionally design universities to change fast--even as fast as the needs of students themselves are changing? And what is the role of edtech organizations--either for-profit or not--in these sandboxes?
Speakers
Kristen Eshleman
As Director of Digital Learning Research & Design, Kristen coordinates the design and research of campus-wide experiments supported by digital learning. Digital Learning R&D functions is an independent research initiative in Academic Affairs, focused on the design and support of experimental curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities that inform Davidson's academic digital strategy. She is also currently Director of Academic Technology at Davidson College. The anthropologist in her is drawn to the intersections between technology and culture. Her current interests include digital scholarship, inclusive pedagogy, mindfulness & contemplative learning, and experiments grounded in student agency, lifelong learning, and whole person formation.
Allison Dulin Salisbury
Allison is Director of Higher Education Strategy at EdSurge, where she explores the most promising applications, and most pressing uncertainties, for digital learning in postsecondary education. Her informing question: how might we creatively respond to the evolving — and increasingly differentiated -- needs of modern learners? Previously, she directed special projects for the President at Davidson College. Among her projects, Allison developed a unique framework for testing new digital learning tools, which included leading Davidson’s partnership with edX and product managing multiple MOOCs. She also founded Davidson's Entrepreneurship Initiative, a model higher-ed program for teaching students design thinking and innovation first-hand.
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

Keeping Everyone Interested: Energizing Your Classroom
Wednesday, October 28, 12:00-1:15 pm, CFE, 316 Gannett Center
Faculty facilitator: Dr. Joslyn Brenton, Department of Sociology
A teacher's energy can motivate students and keep them engaged. Teaching is not only about conveying your subject matter; it also involves invigorating students and sharing your passion for your discipline. Sustaining classroom energy is key to creating an enjoyable experience, for students and for you. But it's not always easy to do. This session focuses on ways to cultivate more energy, especially when you are feeling a lull yourself. We will talk about the value of classroom energy, and the different forms an energized and interesting classroom can take. A few helpful energizing exercises will be demonstrated as well! Come join us for an energy boost!

New Faculty Institute Fall Workshop Series
Pathways Training

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:10- 1:00 pm (lunch provided)
Clark Lounge
Pathways is a mental health crisis prevention and intervention training program teaching you to recognize, respond to, and refer students in distress. The workshop will introduce participants to: identifying a potential mental health crisis, initiating a conversation with someone at risk, asking directly about suicidal thoughts, and making referrals to appropriate resources.

Faculty Advising and HomerConnect: How to Utilize Online Records when Working with Students
Thursday, October 29, 10:00- 11:00 am
Friday, October 30, 10:30- 11:30 am
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Ryan DeLany, Manager of the Academic Advising Center
Sometimes the most daunting part of an advising session is accessing and interpreting your advisee’s academic records. This faculty workshop will focus on the advising features of HomerConnect. We will review the unofficial academic transcript, the degree evaluation, and other pertinent student information categories. This session is designed to help faculty advisors prepare for the upcoming advising and registration period in November.

Risk Management and Student Safety in Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Thursday, October 29, 12:10-1:00, Job 209
This workshop will focus on elements of short-term study abroad program planning related to risk management and student safety. Nancy Pringle, Vice President and General Counsel, will discuss:

  • Claims and court decisions that have arisen in the context of international programs involving college students;
  • Steps faculty and staff can take to help protect the health and safety of their students from reasonably foreseeable harm on study abroad;
  • Proactive risk assessment and crisis management; and
  • Specific risk reduction & mitigation techniques that we employ to better protect students, faculty, and staff on short- term study abroad programs.

Celebrate: Image Text MFA
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm
Handwerker Gallery
The Center for Faculty Excellence, School of Humanities & Sciences, and Roy H. Park School of Communications invite you to a celebration of the new Ithaca College Image Text MFA.
We wish to honor the diligent and thoughtful efforts of Catherine Taylor and Nicholas Muellner who conceptualized the new program and shepherded it through the many approvals needed to make it a reality. We invite you to join us in the public celebration of the new program. Appropriate refreshments provided.

NOVEMBER

Program Planning and Proposal Submission Logistics for Short- term Study Abroad Programs
Tuesday, November 3, 12:10- 1:00, Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
This workshop will focus on logistics of short- term study abroad program development and proposal submission.
We will discuss:

  • The Ithaca College program proposal and approval process;
  • Guidelines for working with outside organizations for program planning & implementation;
  • The student application and admission process; and
  • International Programs and group leader collaboration

Please contact the Office of International Programs (274-3306) if you are interested in attending.

Title IX: 5 Things Every Department Chair Needs to Know
November 5, 1:00- 2:30 pm
Clark Lounge
As a department chair or program director one of the most important things for you to know about is Title IX. It is much more than just gender equality in sports. It has ramifications for opportunities in every aspect of higher education and is directly relevant to your leadership role.Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Learning Beyond Letter Grades: Exploring the Promise & Possibility of Assessment: TELE will offer a three-part Educause Learning Initiative Online Professional Development Opportunity
Part 1: November 5 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Please join us for as many sessions as your schedule permits.
Why do so many schools use letter grades? What do they tell us and fail to tell us about the learners? What is the relationship between letter grades, student learning, and assessment? This three-week course will allow participants to consider different ways to augment or enhance the common letter grade system by designing a variety of formative assessment or feedback strategies. As such, we will examine the benefits and limitations of a myriad of options: peer assessment & workshopping, self-assessment, portfolio assessment, narrative assessment, authentic assessment, and competency-based assessment. As a way to develop a deeper understanding of the subject, you will be invited to examine a variety of real world examples of learning organizations that use or support these different assessment models in place of or in addition to a traditional letter grade system.
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

Climate Change Theatre Action
Friday, November 6, 5:00-7:00 pm
IC Library (Gannett Center) 2nd Floor
Initiated by Saviana Condeescu (assistant professor - Theatre Arts, CP Snow Steering Committee) and Wade Pickren (Director, Center for Faculty Excellence).
The Ithaca College action is contributing to a series of worldwide readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around, climate change during the months of November and December 2015. A joint venture between NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders, this global action is in support of the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) taking place November 30-December 11, 2015.
Our event brings to the Ithaca College community script-in-hand readings of 1-5 minute plays written specifically for this global action by some of the world's most exciting playwrights: Neil LaBute, Caridad Svich, Arthur Kopit, Chantal Bilodeau, Koffi Kwahulé, Naomi Izuka, Eric Ehn, Lynn Rosen, Byrony Lavery, Winter Miller, Saviana Stanescu, etc. Two plays written by playwriting students will be added to the lineup. A company of 10-12 volunteering actors, mostly Theatre Arts students, will perform the script-in-hand readings.
The plays are presented in conjunction with a panel of experts who will frame the theoretical conversation about Climate Change. Professors Luke Keller (Physics and Astronomy), Tom Shevory (Politics) and Fae Durmock (Environmental Studies) will provide their insights on the panel.
Visit BroadwayWorld for more information.

How Do Students Become Deep Thinkers?
Wednesday, November 11, 12:30-1:45 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Faculty facilitator: Dr. David Gondek, Department of Biology
Developing metacognitive strategies with students supports their understanding of where they stand on a continuum, about what they know and what they do not know. Students can be taught tools to be successful learners and use those tools through carefully guided opportunities. In this session, Dr. Gondek discusses examples of how to encourage student to assess their own learning and think about how they make connections in their discipline knowledge.

Crafting the Tenure Portfolio: Process, Content, and Strategies
Friday, November 13, 2015, 2:00- 3:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Gwen Seaquist, Professor and Legal Studies Program Coordinator; Mike Titlebaum, Associate Professor, Music Performance
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.

Risk Management and Student Safety in Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Tuesday, November 17, 12:10-1:00, Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
This workshop will focus on elements of short-term study abroad program planning related to risk management and student safety. Nancy Pringle, Vice President and General Counsel, will discuss:

  • Claims and court decisions that have arisen in the context of international programs involving college students;
  • Steps faculty and staff can take to help protect the health and safety of their students from reasonably foreseeable harm on study abroad;
  • Proactive risk assessment and crisis management; and
  • Specific risk reduction & mitigation techniques that we employ to better protect students, faculty, and staff on short- term study abroad programs.

Faculty Wine & Cheese Social
Wednesday, November 18, 4:00- 6:00 pm
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all faculty to a wine and cheese social. There will be refreshments, opportunities to interact informally with one another, meet colleagues, and make some new friends!

New Faculty Institute Fall Workshop Series (CANCELED - TO BE RESCHEDULED)
Becoming a Teacher- Scholar

Thursday, November 19,12:10- 1:00 pm (lunch provided)
Klingenstein Lounge
Effective teaching and scholarship are inextricably linked. How do we nurture this reflexive relationship? In this session we will discuss strategies for how to start or maintain a program of scholarship, research, or creative inquiry, while also excelling in the classroom. Our session will highlight the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) as one example.

Learning Beyond Letter Grades: Exploring the Promise & Possibility of Assessment: TELE will offer a three-part Educause Learning Initiative Online Professional Development Opportunity
Part 2: November 19 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Please join us for as many sessions as your schedule permits.
Why do so many schools use letter grades? What do they tell us and fail to tell us about the learners? What is the relationship between letter grades, student learning, and assessment? This three-week course will allow participants to consider different ways to augment or enhance the common letter grade system by designing a variety of formative assessment or feedback strategies. As such, we will examine the benefits and limitations of a myriad of options: peer assessment & workshopping, self-assessment, portfolio assessment, narrative assessment, authentic assessment, and competency-based assessment. As a way to develop a deeper understanding of the subject, you will be invited to examine a variety of real world examples of learning organizations that use or support these different assessment models in place of or in addition to a traditional letter grade system.
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts

DECEMBER

Coffee, Croissants, and Conversation for Advanced Career Faculty
December 2, 2015, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
As part of our conversation series, we invite you as an advanced-career faculty member to join us Wednesday, December 2, for an hour of conversation about issues vital to each of us at this stage of our careers. We anticipate sharing ideas around mentoring, staying vital as a teacher, and thinking about our legacy. But, perhaps more importantly, we want to hear your thoughts about ways we can continue our professional development.
Refreshments provided.

Learning Beyond Letter Grades: Exploring the Promise & Possibility of Assessment: TELE will offer a three-part Educause Learning Initiative Online Professional Development Opportunity
Part 3: December 2 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Please join us for as many sessions as your schedule permits.
Why do so many schools use letter grades? What do they tell us and fail to tell us about the learners? What is the relationship between letter grades, student learning, and assessment? This three-week course will allow participants to consider different ways to augment or enhance the common letter grade system by designing a variety of formative assessment or feedback strategies. As such, we will examine the benefits and limitations of a myriad of options: peer assessment & workshopping, self-assessment, portfolio assessment, narrative assessment, authentic assessment, and competency-based assessment. As a way to develop a deeper understanding of the subject, you will be invited to examine a variety of real world examples of learning organizations that use or support these different assessment models in place of or in addition to a traditional letter grade system.
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

LGBTQ at IC- A Student Panel Presentation
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 2:30 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.

Paris: Hub of Global Cinema, a Roundtable with Dr. Dina Iordanova of University of St. Andrews
Friday, December 4, 2015, 1:00- 2:30 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Dr. Dina Iordanova will inaugurate this year's FLEFF theme, LANDSCAPES with her talk, "Paris as Hub of Global Cinema." FLEFF and CFE continue their collaboration to create space for dynamic interdisciplinary exchange through symposia and roundtables with the visit of Dr. Dina Iordanova on December 3 and 4. Her visit inaugurates this year's festival theme, LANDSCAPES. Dr. Iordanova's roundtable talk will be held FRIDAY DECEMBER 4 at 1 p.m in the CFE. It is entitled "Paris as Hub of Global Cinema." Following this talk on her new book, she will conduct a roundtable/coaching session on publishing books in film/screen/media/cultural/visual studies in the CFE conference room.

Dr. Iordanova is Professor of Film Studies and Director of the Institute for Global Cinema and Creative Cultures at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. In 2004, she established the film studies program there, now ranked as one of the top film studies programs in Europe. Her primary research focus resides in transnational film circulation. Her most recent book is Cinemas of Paris (with Jean-Michel Frodon, 2015). Dina is the author and editor of Cinema of Flames (2001), Emir Kusturica (2002), Cinema of the Other Europe (2003), Cinema of the Balkans (2006), The Film Festival Circuit (2009), Cinema at the Periphery (2010), Moving People, Moving Images (2010), Film Festivals and Imagined Communities (2010), Film Festivals and East Asia (2011), Film Festivals and Activism (2012), Digital Disruption (2012), Film Festival Reader (2013), Film Festivals and the Middle East (2014).

Time Management: Creating a Time Budget That Works for You!
Monday, December 14, 2015, 12:00- 1:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Randy Devett-McKeon, Academic Advising Center
As faculty and staff members, we are fully aware that managing work, home, and social responsibilities can be challenging when determining how best to use our time. This workshop will examine how to create a time budget, how to prioritize, and how to be flexible and still meet your goals. This is a hands- on session and you will leave with your time budget in hand. Refreshments provided.

Coffee, Croissants, and Conversation with Doc Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 9:00- 10:00 am
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Faculty and staff are invited to join us in the Center for Faculty Excellence for an informal conversation with our Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Roger Richardson. Doc will share his insights about campus diversity efforts and will seek input from faculty and staff about our efforts.

Fulbright Information Luncheon
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 12:00- 1:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Join several of our recent Fulbright Scholars for lunch in the CFE. We will share information about the various Fulbright programs, along with experiences of Scholars from around the world. The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program. Please consider participating in one of the programs. This session will help inform you about deadlines, the application process, and what to expect as a Fulbright Scholar or Administrator.