Fall 2014 Events

Events are listed by the month. Please scroll down to view future months.


Daily Grind
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Daily Grind welcomes faculty every weekday morning from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. for coffee. Please drop by to chat with colleagues, watch the news, or just get ready for the workday.

SEPTEMBER

Webinar
New Media Consortium (NMC) On the Horizon>
Rearranging Learning Spaces + Discussion
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. (bring your lunch) (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Join the TELE Collaborative in a discussion about Rearranging Learning Spaces with a panel of thought leaders brought together by the NMC (New Media Consortium). The one-hour NMC session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcast live on YouTube. It will be followed by an IC discussion in the Center for Faculty Excellence.
SESSION DESCRIPTION: There is a focused movement to reinvent traditional learning spaces and rearrange the entire educational experience — a trend that is largely being driven by the influence of innovative learning approaches. Century-old practices in which students learn subject-by-subject, while uniformly facing the front of the classroom, are perceived by many as an antiquated approach to teaching and learning. The multidisciplinary nature of project-based learning, co-creation, and other contemporary approaches has brought attention to innovative designs of learning environments.
For more information about this NMC session and panelists (or to register independently of the CFE event), go to: http://www.nmc.org/events/horizon-rearranging-learning-spaces.

Ithaca College is a member of the New Media Consortium. NMC is an international community of experts in educational technology which produces the annual “Horizon Project”, a research initiative that examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. The NMC annual conference will be in the Washington DC area in June 2015 and we hope to send a group from Ithaca College. See NMC.org for more information about the New Media Consortium.

Hiring for Excellence Workshop: Crafting an Inclusive Ad
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (Register here)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Repeated on:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (Register here)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 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.
Please join us for this highly interactive session on crafting job postings that are truly inclusive. Bring your current or past ad and workshop it with the presenters and your colleagues.

Student Accessibility Services: How to Work with Students with Disabilities to Provide Equal Access to Education
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Register here)
Repeated on:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Register here)
Both sessions will take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Student Accessibility Services office is excited to continue the important partnership with the faculty of Ithaca College. Providing equal access to education is a responsibility that all of us share. About 10% of our student population is registered with Student Accessibility Services. As a faculty member, it is likely that you will work with students on campus with a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, physical impairments, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and other health related needs. Our staff will discuss helpful information to ensure that the needs of each individual student are met to create an accessible learning environment for all.

Topics that will be covered include: process and procedures of the Student Accessibility Services office, roles and responsibilities, academic accommodations, adaptive technology, and universal design. There will be time for questions and answers.
Presenters include:
Leslie Kelly, Manager, Student Accessibility Services
Jean Astorina, Student Accessibility Specialist
Beth O'Connell, Student Accessibility Specialist
Dan Williams, Adaptive Technology Specialist

Risk Management and Student Safety in Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
12:10-1:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center (bring your lunch)
The first in a two-part series, this workshop will focus on elements of short-term study abroad program planning related to risk management and student safety.
Faculty members wanting to register can email Rachel Cullenen at rcullenen@ithaca.edu or call 4-1676.

Mutual Mentoring at Ithaca College
Moving Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Mentoring

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Clark Lounge (Register here)
Mary Deane Sorcinelli and Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Mount Holyoke College

Schedule
8.45-9.15 AM, Coffee, Croissants, and Conversation about Mentoring
9.15-10.45 AM, Mary Deane Sorcinelli and Becky Packard, Developing a Network Mentoring Program
11.00-11.50 AM, Two concurrent sessions: Early Career/Post-Tenure (both in Clark Lounge)

Mentoring offers a vital contribution to a successful academic career, particularly for women and faculty of color. The most common form of mentoring has been a “traditional model,” which is defined by a one-on-one relationship between an experienced faculty member who guides the career development of an early career faculty member. Recent literature, however, has indicated the emergence of new, more flexible approaches to mentoring in which faculty build a network of “multiple mentors” who can address a variety of career competencies.

In this interactive session, you will identify potential roadblocks to success in an academic career; explore both traditional and emerging models of mentoring; “map” your own mentoring networks; and discuss best practices in mentoring, including how to be your own best mentor.
For information about our presenters, please click here.

Hiring for Excellence through Inclusion Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (Register here)
12:10 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. (lunch provided), HR Conference Room, Garden Level of Peggy Ryan Williams 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.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Faculty Excellence, and the Office of Human Resources.
Topics for this workshop address important components of an inclusive search and selection process: beginning with building diverse pools, assembling your search, inclusivity in the selection process, crafting interview questions, the on-campus visit through onboarding for success. We will explore available resources and best practices in to execute a successful search. Search committee chairs and members are particularly encouraged to attend. Feel free to attend as much as your schedule permits. Lunch will be provided!

Hiring for Excellence Workshop: Reviewing Candidate Applications through an Inclusive Lens
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (Register here)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Repeated on:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (Register here)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion.
Topics for this hands-on workshop address two important components of reviewing applications: determining selection criteria in advance and screening vitas and cover letters. Participants will develop possible selection criteria for their current searches and evaluate mock vitas and cover letters with an eye toward identifying common sources of bias in the review process. Faculty search-committee chairs and members are particularly encouraged to attend.

Program Planning and Proposal Submission Logistics for Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Thursday, September 25, 2014
12:10-1:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center (bring your lunch)
The second in a two-part series, this workshop will focus on logistics of short-term study abroad program development and proposal submission.
Faculty members wanting to register can email Rachel Cullenen at rcullenen@ithaca.edu or call 4-1676.

Developing and Implementing Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Friday, September 26, 2014
11:00-1:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center (bring your lunch)
This workshop is a comprehensive look at all of the information presented in the two individual one-hour workshops. This session will familiarize faculty with the program planning and development process, proposal submission logistics, safety & security measures, risk management, best practice, as well as other relevant topics, and will leave time for discussion and questions.
Faculty members wanting to register can email Rachel Cullenen at rcullenen@ithaca.edu or call 4-1676.

OCTOBER

Webinar
New Media Consortium (NMC) On the Horizon> Increasing Focus on Open Content
+ Discussion
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. (bring your lunch) (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Join the TELE Collaborative* in a discussion about Increasing Focus on Open Content with a panel of thought leaders brought together by the NMC (New Media Consortium). The one-hour NMC session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcast live on YouTube. It will be followed by an IC discussion in the Center for Faculty Excellence.
For more information about this NMC session and panelists (or to register independently of the CFE event), go to: http://www.nmc.org/events/horizon-increasing-focus-open-content.
SESSION DESCRIPTION: The movement toward open content reflects a change in the way educators and scholars are conceptualizing education. Information is everywhere now; the challenge is to make effective use of it. Often mistaken to simply mean “free of charge,” advocates of openness have worked toward defining “open” more broadly — not just free in economic terms, but also in terms of ownership and usage rights. Alternative licensing schemes such as Creative Commons have advanced this vision by providing a legal framework for people to share content freely. The goal of openness is to ensure the unimpeded distribution of valuable, scientific knowledge and to guarantee that educational materials are freely copiable, freely remixable, and free of barriers to access. Using open content also has pragmatic appeal; it offers solutions to the rising cost of education and addresses the scarcity of quality resources in remote or developing regions of the world. As more schools, universities, and other academic institutions integrate open content into curricula, there will be increased focus on processes to evaluate and validate these resources on a wide scale. Issues of intellectual property and digital citizenship are equally important to understanding the impact of this trend on teaching and learning.

Ithaca College is a member of the New Media Consortium. NMC is an international community of experts in educational technology which produces the annual “Horizon Project”, a research initiative that examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. The NMC annual conference will be in the Washington DC area in June 2015 and we hope to send a group from Ithaca College. See NMC.org for more information about the New Media Consortium.

*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

Google Glass Demonstration and Discussion
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 (Register here)
9:30-10:30 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)
Wearable technology is more than a passing fad but can it enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship? Please join Dr. Michael Buck and Associate Dean Bryan Roberts as they lead a discussion concerning how they have integrated Google Glass into the classroom, lab, and studio. This informal seminar will also include a discussion about bleeding edge technology and the role (if any) Ithaca College should play in supporting “the next big thing.”
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

Connecting with Other Faculty in the ICC Themes: Identities
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 (Register here)
3:00-4:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence are pleased to co-sponsor a series of informal gatherings for faculty to talk about courses they are teaching in each of the six ICC themes. Participants should come prepared to talk for 2 minutes about what they are doing to address the theme and also to hear how their colleagues are integrating the theme into courses. We anticipate mutual learning among faculty members that will enrich every ICC course. Faculty who aren’t yet teaching in a particular theme are also welcome to attend and gain insight into possibilities for their own courses. We encourage you to drop in for a few minutes before or after class or stay the entire time as your schedule allows. Refreshments will be provided.

Connecting with Other Faculty in the ICC Themes: Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (Register here)
2:30-3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence are pleased to co-sponsor a series of informal gatherings for faculty to talk about courses they are teaching in each of the six ICC themes. Participants should come prepared to talk for 2 minutes about what they are doing to address the theme and also to hear how their colleagues are integrating the theme into courses. We anticipate mutual learning among faculty members that will enrich every ICC course. Faculty who aren’t yet teaching in a particular theme are also welcome to attend and gain insight into possibilities for their own courses. We encourage you to drop in for a few minutes before or after class or stay the entire time as your schedule allows. Refreshments will be provided.

FLEFF Media Across the Curriculum
Friday, October 10, 2014 (Register here)
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)
Featuring members of the FLEFF team: Tom Shevory, co-director, FLEFF; Patricia Zimmerman, co-director, FLEFF; Jennifer Strickland, Library; and Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost
Now in its 18th year, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, housed in the Office of the Provost at Ithaca College, is a major international film and multi-arts festival with an interdisciplinary and international mission. The festival is in the spirit of UNESCO’s initiative on sustainable development, which defines sustainability by the following oncepts: biodiversity, climate change education, gender equality, cultural diversity, poverty reduction, peace and security, water, and sustainable urbanization. With the tag line "FLEFF: A Different Environment," the festival is dedicated to creating space for meaningful conversations, to think about the environment differently and to create different environments for dialogue, teaching,and research. https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff. Our theme for 2015 is HABITATS.
FLEFF is dedicated to building a substantial collection of DVDs in the IC Library for teaching and research on the environment. Over 250 titles in the collection span a range of issues that expand and complicate our definition of the term "environment", postulating an intersection between people and nature by exploring issues of conflict, water, diversity, trade, business, language, identities, sexuality, new technology, politics, land, indigenous rights, extraction industries, commodities, regionalism, and beyond. The titles in this collection are international, and also span narrative, documentary, experimental and hybrid modes.
Along with discussion of how IC faculty can become involved in FLEFF, the workshop will show how to access this multitude of exciting, international and interdisciplinary DVD materials for teaching and research and how faculty can contribute to expanding and deepening the FLEFF Series at the Ithaca College library. The workshop will also discuss the larger institutional and intellectual goals of FLEFF, and some of its initiatives for AY 2014-2015.
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

Connecting with Other Faculty in the ICC Themes: World of Systems
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (Register here)
3:00-4:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence are pleased to co-sponsor a series of informal gatherings for faculty to talk about courses they are teaching in each of the six ICC themes. Participants should come prepared to talk for 2 minutes about what they are doing to address the theme and also to hear how their colleagues are integrating the theme into courses. We anticipate mutual learning among faculty members that will enrich every ICC course. Faculty who aren’t yet teaching in a particular theme are also welcome to attend and gain insight into possibilities for their own courses. We encourage you to drop in for a few minutes before or after class or stay the entire time as your schedule allows. Refreshments will be provided.

Connecting with Other Faculty in the ICC Themes: Power and Justice
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (Register here)
12:30-1:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence are pleased to co-sponsor a series of informal gatherings for faculty to talk about courses they are teaching in each of the six ICC themes. Participants should come prepared to talk for 2 minutes about what they are doing to address the theme and also to hear how their colleagues are integrating the theme into courses. We anticipate mutual learning among faculty members that will enrich every ICC course. Faculty who aren’t yet teaching in a particular theme are also welcome to attend and gain insight into possibilities for their own courses. We encourage you to drop in for a few minutes before or after class or stay the entire time as your schedule allows. Refreshments will be provided.

Connecting with Other Faculty in the ICC Themes: Mind, Body, Spirit
Monday, October 20, 2014 (Register here)
9:30-10:30 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence are pleased to co-sponsor a series of informal gatherings for faculty to talk about courses they are teaching in each of the six ICC themes. Participants should come prepared to talk for 2 minutes about what they are doing to address the theme and also to hear how their colleagues are integrating the theme into courses. We anticipate mutual learning among faculty members that will enrich every ICC course. Faculty who aren’t yet teaching in a particular theme are also welcome to attend and gain insight into possibilities for their own courses. We encourage you to drop in for a few minutes before or after class or stay the entire time as your schedule allows. Refreshments will be provided.

Hiring for Excellence Workshop: Reviewing Candidate Applications through an Inclusive Lens
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (Register here)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion.
Topics for this hands-on workshop address two important components of reviewing applications: determining selection criteria in advance and screening vitas and cover letters. Participants will develop possible selection criteria for their current searches and evaluate mock vitas and cover letters with an eye toward identifying common sources of bias in the review process. Faculty search-committee chairs and members are particularly encouraged to attend.

Connecting with Other Faculty in the ICC Themes: Quest for Sustainable Future
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (Register here)
10:00-11:00 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
The Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence are pleased to co-sponsor a series of informal gatherings for faculty to talk about courses they are teaching in each of the six ICC themes. Participants should come prepared to talk for 2 minutes about what they are doing to address the theme and also to hear how their colleagues are integrating the theme into courses. We anticipate mutual learning among faculty members that will enrich every ICC course. Faculty who aren’t yet teaching in a particular theme are also welcome to attend and gain insight into possibilities for their own courses. We encourage you to drop in for a few minutes before or after class or stay the entire time as your schedule allows. Refreshments will be provided.

Creating an Impact- Teaching through Storytelling
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presenter: Regi Carpenter, Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies
Teaching and telling stories go hand in hand as a way to imbed content, stimulate interest and inquiry, as well as build relationships between students and students and teachers. In this workshop, Regi Carpenter will demonstrate the power and purpose of stories in teaching and learning. This participatory hour-long workshop will demonstrate the use of stories to build peer relationships and explore the use of stories to strengthen content comprehension. Bring a notebook.

Using Livescribe Pencasts to Create Narrated Written Video Lectures and Answer Keys
Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)
Interested in using technology for content delivery to open classroom time for individual instruction and problem solving? Vince DeTuri uses Livescribe pencasts to provide students with written and narrated solutions to complex chemistry problems and detailed derivations of mathematical equations. Lecture notes and answer keys are recorded with a real pen and the audio syncs exactly with the writing. Pencasts are distributed to students in pdf through Sakai or email. So far the response from students in an advanced chemistry course has been overwhelmingly positive.
*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

ELI Online Fall Focus Session: Re-imagining Learning Spaces
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Register here)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Attend sessions as your schedule permits. View the full daily agenda.
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)

Join us to exchange ideas and collaborate interactively with the teaching and learning community, all without leaving your institution. Learning spaces remain foundational to successful learning, and their design and outfitting provide a mixture of affordances and constraints—the key is getting it right. Successful integration of Information technology and innovative designs have brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, which enable greater interaction through the use of collaborative and mobile tools, team-based course models, videoconferencing with remote experts, makerspaces, and new instructional designs like flipped learning, to name but a few. Join us as we discuss the landscape of today’s learning spaces on the following themes:

• Determining the effectiveness and impact of new model learning spaces on student learning, engagement, and effective instruction

• Exploring how innovative space designs can facilitate and support new learning approaches, like the flipped classroom

• Reviewing faculty development programs that support optimal use of learning space through the application of active or collaborative pedagogies

• Understanding classroom technologies that support or enhance teaching and learning in model learning spaces

*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

Advising Exploratory Students: an Information Session for Faculty Advisors
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. (Register here) [Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 28, 2014]
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 declared major change their major at least one time, so most first-year students are exploratory, whether they know it or not. With that in mind, we have scheduled an information session just for faculty, to help you advise students who identify as exploratory, as well as those who are in transition between majors. Join Elizabeth Bleicher, Academic Director of the Exploratory Program, and Ryan DeLany, Professional Advisor in the Academic Advising Center, for a session on strategies and resources. In addition to materials, links and answers to your questions, refreshments will be provided.

NOVEMBER

Show Me the Money - Grants 101
Monday, November 3, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Lunch will be provided - Limited to first 20 registrants) (REGISTER HERE)
316 Gannett Center, Center for Faculty Excellence
Interactive Session on transforming your research ideas into fundable grants

  • Overview of Federal/State and private funding sources.
  • Grants procedures at IC, including budget development and compliance with financial accounting rules.
  • Demonstrations on how to search for grant funding opportunities using tools like grants.gov, Foundation Center, SPIN, Grant Advisor, etc.
  • Faculty grant experience and stories of success:

NSF - Michael “Bodhi” Rogers, Associate Professor,
Department of Physics & Astronomy

Private grantsCyndy Scheibe, Professor
Department of Psychology/Executive Director, Project Look Sharp

NIH - Betsy Keller, Professor
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences

  • Opportunity for questions and feedback– bring your project ideas/concepts

For questions or additional information, please email acadfund@ithaca.edu or call MaryAnn Taylor at 274-1206.

Show Me the Money - Grants 101
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Lunch will be provided - Limited to first 20 registrants) (REGISTER HERE)
316 Gannett Center, Center for Faculty Excellence
Interactive Session on transforming your research ideas into fundable grants

  • Overview of Federal/State and private funding sources.
  • Grants procedures at IC, including budget development and compliance with financial accounting rules.
  • Demonstrations on how to search for grant funding opportunities using tools like grants.gov, Foundation Center, SPIN, Grant Advisor, etc.
  • Faculty grant experience and stories of success:

NEA - Cathy Crane, Associate Professor,
Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies

Private grants/NSFChristopher Sinton, Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Studies and Science

NASA - Luke Keller, Professor/Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy

  • Opportunity for questions and feedback– bring your project ideas/concepts

For questions or additional information, please email acadfund@ithaca.edu or call MaryAnn Taylor at 274-1206.

Learning by Doing- Teaching through Storytelling
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presenter: Regi Carpenter, Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies
In this hour-long session teachers will share their ideas and stories with one another. Since we learn best by doing, this session will be dedicated to small group work that allows each participant to practice stories and methods of teaching that strengthen, stimulate, and challenge knowledge acquisition and ownership of understanding.

Webinar
New Media Consortium (NMC) On the Horizon> Creating Authentic Learning Opportunitie
s+ Discussion
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (bring your lunch) (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Join the TELE Collaborative in a discussion about Creating Authentic Learning Opportunities with a panel of thought leaders brought together by the NMC (New Media Consortium). The one-hour NMC session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcast live on YouTube. It will be followed by an IC discussion in the Center for Faculty Excellence.
For more information about this NMC session and panelists (or to register independently of the CFE event), go to: http://www.nmc.org/events/horizon-creating-authentic-learning-opportunities.
SESSION INFORMATION: Authentic learning, especially that which brings real life experiences into the classroom, is still all too uncommon in schools. Authentic learning is seen as an important pedagogical strategy, with great potential to increase the engagement of students who are seeking some connection between the world as they know it exists outside of school, and their experiences in school that are meant to prepare them for that world. Use of learning strategies that incorporate real life experiences, technology, and tools that are already familiar to students, and interactions from community members are examples of approaches that can bring authentic learning into the classroom. Practices such as these may help retain students in school and prepare them for further education, careers, and citizenship in a way that traditional practices are too often failing to do.
Ithaca College is a member of the New Media Consortium. NMC is an international community of experts in educational technology which produces the annual “Horizon Project”, a research initiative that examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. The NMC annual conference will be in the Washington DC area in June 2015 and we hope to send a group from Ithaca College. See NMC.org for more information about the New Media Consortium.

*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

The following event was CANCELED and will be rescheduled in early Spring.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and the Human Subjects Research (HSR) Approval Process
Monday, November 10, 2014, 3:10 - 4:05 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Miranda Kaye, Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, with the assistance of Mindy Cozzolino, Chair of HSR and Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, and MaryAnn Taylor, Coordinator, Sponsored Research
After a brief introduction to SoTL practices and sample projects, we will focus on the practical steps of obtaining Ithaca College Human Subjects Review Board (HSR) approval for conducting this research. Potential topics include:
• Knowing whether or not you need to get HSR approval.
• Distinguishing your roles as teacher/grader and researcher (e.g., separating the course grading process from your research).
• Knowing when you need to start the HSR process and how to go about it.
• Protecting students from coercion.
• Best practices for recruiting.
• Protecting the anonymity and confidentiality of students.
• Obtaining and completing the necessary documents, and getting approval.
• Incorporating required classroom activities into voluntary research projects.
• Participants will receive a draft of a specifically-tailored IC SoTL HSR information packet

Hiring for Excellence Workshop: Crafting Interview Questions
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion.
Please join us for this highly interactive session on crafting interview questions that support identifying candidates that meet your criteria and can support the College's commitment to Diversity. Bring your current or past interview questions, along with your current or past search criteria, and workshop it with the presenters and your colleagues.

ICC Artifacts: Good Habits for Faculty and Students
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Register here)
Facilitated by Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor and Ithaca Seminar Coordinator; Danette Johnson, Vice Provost
Repeated on:
Monday, November 17, 2014, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Register here)
Facilitated by Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor and Ithaca Seminar Coordinator; Danette Johnson, Vice Provost; Susan Adams Delaney, Assistant Professor
Both sessions will take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
This session will provide answers to frequently asked questions about the e-portfolio responsibilities for instructors teaching ICC courses. What makes for a good artifact? When do students have to do it? Should I make it required in my syllabus? Where can I get more info? This hands on workshop will provide guidance for faculty currently teaching ICC courses and those thinking about syllabus design for Spring semester.

Faculty Wine and Cheese Social
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (Please RSVP here or email cfe@ithaca.edu by November 10 if you plan on attending)
4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center
All faculty are invited to a wine and cheese social being sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and held in conjunction with the Handwerker Gallery's Divergent Series: 2014 Faculty Show. Converse with faculty colleagues, savor some light refreshments, and enjoy the faculty art show! Divergent Series explores the multiple, the sequence, and the collection. It features the work of Ithaca College faculty artists from the Department of Art and the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

Crafting the Tenure Portfolio: Process, Content, and Strategies
Friday, November 21, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by David A. Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics; Annette Levine, Associate Professor and Jewish Studies Coordinator, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
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 file construction, and strategic decisions that are essential in creating a strong portfolio.


DECEMBER

Webinar
New Media Consortium (NMC) On the Horizon> Competition from New Models of Learning
+ Discussion
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. (bring your lunch) (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Join the TELE Collaborative in a discussion about Competition from New Models of Learning with a panel of thought leaders brought together by the NMC (New Media Consortium). The one-hour NMC session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcast live on YouTube. It will be followed by an IC discussion in the Center for Faculty Excellence.
For more information about this NMC session and panelists (or to register independently of the CFE event), go to: http://www.nmc.org/events/horizon-competition-new-models-learning.
Session information coming soon.
Ithaca College is a member of the New Media Consortium. NMC is an international community of experts in educational technology which produces the annual “Horizon Project”, a research initiative that examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. The NMC annual conference will be in the Washington DC area in June 2015 and we hope to send a group from Ithaca College. See NMC.org for more information about the New Media Consortium.

Ideas from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Sherry Deckman, Assistant Professor, Department of Education; Joslyn Brenton, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology; Ali Erkan, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Computer Science; Judith Ross-Bernstein, Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Excellence.
Come and join us to discuss some fresh ideas and lessons learned about the scholarship of teaching and learning. Facilitators of this session attended this year’s October ISSOTL conference in Quebec City, Canada. Sherry will discuss the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning from her perspective; Joslyn will inspire you with ideas about creativity in teaching; Judith and Ali will inquire into threshold concepts. We hope to see you there!