Fall 2018

Contemplative Café Series: October 15 - December 3

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence on behalf of Julia Lapp, Faculty in Residence.

How might refined attention bring about deepened concentration, insight, and awareness within our classrooms? Join the Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group for a discussion of pedagogical techniques for learning. The Contemplative Café series will be held in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett.

Listening Skills in Physical Therapy Education
Co-hosted with Dr. Greenberger, Department of Physical Therapy
When: Monday, November 12, 12:00-1:00pm
Dr. Greenberger will present methods she uses to help physical therapy students develop skills in effective listening. Through a combination of class discussions, small group work, and role-playing, students gain communication skills that can be used with patients and in personal relationships. The selected topics course she offers teaches students how to recognize and censor automatic, habitual, non-listening responses, and create a culture of trust and respect between individuals.

RSVP HERE.

Mindfulness and Environmental Sentinals
Co-hosted with Tim Drake, Department of Environmental Studies
When: Monday, December 3, 12:00-1:00pm
Tim Drake will describe activities and routines that he uses in his Environmental Sentinals class to foster awareness and mindfulness of the present moment. Students begin simply by becoming aware of them selves, body, breathe and noticing what ever is already present within. He then guides them to shift the focus to the external world around and to experience the environment with all senses.

RSVP HERE

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COFFEE CONVERSATIONS with the WOMEN'S MENTORING NETWORK
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence on behalf of Julie Dorsey, Faculty in Residence

Join your colleagues for coffee and conversation as we seek to create and sustain a culture of mentorship for women on our campus. It is important that we hear your voices. Please share your thoughts over a cup of coffee or tea and help move the Women's Mentoring Network forward!

Please register for one of the sessions below, space is limited to 8 per group to allow for meaningful conversations.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Monday, November 5, 8:30-9:30am
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL AND CLOSED TO REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Thursday, November 8, 4:00-5:00pm
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL AND CLOSED TO REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Wednesday, November 14, 12:00-1:00pm
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL AND CLOSED TO REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Friday, November 30, 9:00-10:00am
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL AND CLOSED TO REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Tuesday, December 4, 12:00-1:00pm
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL AND CLOSED TO REGISTRATION

We will hold more Coffee Conversations in early spring in case you are not able to attend this semester.
Looking forward to seeing you!

Please contact Julie Dorsey, Faculty in Residence, CFE, with any questions.
jdorsey@ithaca.edu

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PAST EVENTS:

Crafting the Tenure Portfolio: Process, Content, and Strategies

Tuesday, November 13, 4:00-5:00pm
NEW LOCATION! Admissions Forum conference room, Peggy Ryan Williams building, 2nd floor

Presented by
Julia Lapp, Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Physical Education
Elizabeth Bleicher, Associate Professor and Exploratory Program Director, English

In this information session, the presenters will share observations of strategies that facilitate preparation of complete tenure files. Included in the presentation will be discussions of the process of file review, fundamentals of file construction, and strategic decisions that are essential in creating a strong portfolio.

To register click thislink.

Teaching Conversation Series: October 2-November 2

Do you feel that you never have a minute to think about what happened in the classroom? How can we make time to reflect, talk, and learn in our teaching lives? Please join your colleagues for semester-long, recurring discussions over lunch. Cross disciplinary faculty facilitators will co-lead hour-long informal teaching discussions (with Judith Ross-Bernstein, CFE) in a reflective format so that together we can share pedagogical narratives, strategies, joys and dilemmas common to us all. Faculty hosts and dates:
Michael Smith, Tuesday, October 2, 12:15-1:15
Christina Moylan, Wednesday, October 3, 12:00-1:15 pm
Debbie Rifkin, Monday, October 8, 1:00-2:00 pm
Amie Germain, Tuesday, October 9, 12:00-1:15 pm,
Jean Hardwick, Friday, October 26, 1:00-2:00pm, -- THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Matt Clauhs, Friday, November 2, 12:00-1:15

Lunch will be provided. All conversation series will take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett.
To register click this link.

Contemplative Café Series

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence on behalf of Julia Lapp, Faculty in Residence.

How might refined attention bring about deepened concentration, insight, and awareness within our classrooms? Join the Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group for a discussion of pedagogical techniques for learning. The Contemplative Café series will be held in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett.

Meditation and Wellness
Co-hosted with Dr. Mary Bentley, Health Promotion & Physical Education
When: Monday, October 15, 12:00-1:00pm
Mary Bentley will discuss how she uses meditation as one of the health behaviors that is a part of a project called “5 for 5” - experiencing 5 small, healthful behavior changes for 5 days each – in her class “Wellness: multicultural perspectives on Health and Healing”.

RSVP HERE.

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TEACHING CONVERSATION SERIES

Do you feel that you never have a minute to think about what happened in the classroom? How can we make time to reflect, talk, and learn in our teaching lives? Please join your colleagues for semester-long, recurring discussions over lunch. Cross disciplinary faculty facilitators (see* above) will co-lead hour-long informal teaching discussions in a reflective format so that together we can share pedagogical narratives, strategies, joys and dilemmas common to us all. Lunch is served.

All conversation series will be co-hosted by Judith Ross-Bernstein and take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett.

Co-hosted with Michael Smith
When: Tuesday, October 2, 12:15-1:15
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONVERSATION.

Co-hosted with Christina Moylan
When: Wednesday, October 3, 12:00-1:15 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONVERSATION.

Co-hosted with Debbie Rifkin
When: Monday, October 8, 1:00-2:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONVERSATION.

Co-hosted with Amie Germain
When: Tuesday, October 9, 12:00-1:15 pm,
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONVERSATION.

Co-hosted with Jean Hardwick
When: Friday, October 26, 1:00-2:00pm,

Co-hosted withMatt Clauhs
When: Friday, November 2, 12:00-1:15
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONVERSATION.

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I  C TEACHING : THREE DAYS OF TEACHING VISITS

Monday, October 1st, Tuesday, October 2nd, Wednesday, October 3rd

Do you feel that you never have a minute to think about what happened in the classroom? How can we make time to reflect, talk, and learn in our teaching lives? Please join your colleagues for semester-long, recurring discussions over lunch. Cross disciplinary faculty facilitators (see* above) will co-lead hour-long informal teaching discussions in a reflective format so that together we can share pedagogical narratives, strategies, joys and dilemmas common to us all. Lunch is served.

All conversation series will be co-hosted by Judith Ross-Bernstein and take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett.

Below is a brief list of this year's participating host instructors and their course title:

Matthew Claus - Introduction to Music Education*
Amie Germain - Human Development*
Claire Gleitman - Dangerous Women in Dramatic Literature
Christine Guest - Television Production & Direction*
Jean Hardwick - Animal Physiology*
Christina Moylan - Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Policy*
Debbie Rifkin - Aural Skills 3*
Michael Smith - Topics in Environmental Humanities*
Patricia R. Zimmermann - Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis

*Faculty member will co-host a post-classroom discussion following the course observation.


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Pathways Training for New Faculty

Please join us; all faculty new to the Ithaca College Campus are welcome.
When: September 25th, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Where: Clark Lounge, Campus Center
Description: This workshop will be led by Mike Pusateri, Psy.D. and 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.

Please use this link to register.

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Teaching Conversations: The Power of Observation

Judith Ross-Bernstein (CFE) and her faculty colleagues kick-off this recurring opportunity for frank and informal teaching discussions. Classroom observations provide an opportunity for expanding our real-time teaching narratives and to self-reflect about the pedagogical choices we make as instructors. This session addresses the why, what, and how of observing the pedagogy of one’s cross-disciplinary peers. All faculty are invited. Participants in I C Teaching : Three Days of Teaching Visits are encouraged to attend. Lunch is provided.

Where: Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316
September 17th, 12:00 - 1:00pm
September 27th, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Please use this link to register for the 9/27 session.

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Legal Affairs Training for New Faculty

Please join us; all faculty new to the Ithaca College Campus are welcome.
When: September 5th, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Where: Clark Lounge, Campus Center
Description: This workshop, led by Nancy Pringle from the IC Office of Legal Affairs, will present challenging classroom case studies and discuss potential interpretations, legal liabilities, and ways to protect your safety and the safety of your students.

Please use this link to register.

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NEW FACULTY INSTITUTE*

Please join us; all faculty new to the Ithaca College Campus are welcome.
When: August 20th, 8:30 - 5:15pm
Where: Clark Lounge, Campus Center.
Why: Gain a sense of community, get the information you need for a strong start,
identify your network of resources for support,
and discuss the impact of designing inclusive teaching and learning environments.

*RSVP to Colette Matisco, cmatisco@ithaca.edu