Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Events

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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Envisioning Possibilities, Enacting Positive Change

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence

Friday, August 18, 8:15 am- 3:15 pm, A&E Center, VIP Room

We have made some progress over the last few years in recruiting a more diverse student body, but our efforts in recruiting/retaining a more diverse faculty have often resulted in two steps forward and one step back. This workshop, led by Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Dean, College of Education at the University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Belisa Gonzalez, Director of IC’s CSCRE, is intended to launch a more intensive effort this academic year to make IC a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable place for all of us to work and educate our students.

We will follow this workshop with special sessions led by Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Derek Adams on recruiting and retaining faculty of color, with emphases on working with search committees and providing appropriate mentoring and support to our current faculty.

New Faculty Institute 2017
Monday, August 21, 1:00-5:00 pm A&E Center, VIP Room
Tuesday, August 22, 12:00-5:15 pm Campus Center, Clark Lounge

We are looking forward to meeting you on August 21 & 22. Our New Faculty Institute is designed to provide a foundation for your success at Ithaca College. On the first afternoon, you will meet early career faculty who will share their experiences of Ithaca College with you and help answer questions you may have. Our interim Chief Diversity Officer, Doc Richardson, will talk with you about what we are doing in regard to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Nancy Pringle, our General Counsel, will talk with you about legal issues in the classroom and on campus that you will need to know. Finally, representatives from all the major campus offices will be on hand to answer your questions and share information that will help orient you to IC.

On the second afternoon, Aug 22, Dr. Sherry Deckman will work with all of us on building an inclusive pedagogical community. In addition, we will hold breakout sessions on leading discussions, using Sakai, classroom climate, and active learning at IC. The day will end with a Wine & Cheese event to which we will invite our President, Provost, and Deans.

Contingent Faculty Orientation
Thursday, August 24, 3:00-5:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett

Please join us and Ann Marie Adams, lecturer in Strategic Communications, to discuss the essentials of teaching life at Ithaca College. We will share resources and strategies to assist you. We welcome all faculty to join. Refreshments provided.

SEPTEMBER

Pathways Training for New Faculty
Thursday, September 7, 12:10- 1:00 pm (lunch provided)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett

Pathways is a mental health crisis prevention and intervention training program teaching you to recognize, respond to, and refer students in distress. The workshop is led by IC psychologist Paul Mikowski 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 RSVP by Tuesday September 5 so that we can order the right amount of food.

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

How can ICSM faculty design assignments to highlight the best of what students know and can do? What key experiences can students have when sharing their work with wider audiences? Please join your colleagues, Jill Loop (Instructor, Journalism) and Carl Penziul (Lecturer, Computer Science) as they facilitate a discussion for ICSM faculty regarding the details and impact of their assignments for students.

This workshop explores the multiple options for faculty and students to participate in the end of semester ICSM Symposium (Thursday, December 14). Participating faculty are encouraged to:

  • Bring their ICSM assignments to workshop with the group
  • Read, What Makes the First-Year Seminar High Impact? In particular to public demonstration of competence description, (read pages 8-9 and 13) and/or select relevant cases, (in chapters beginning on pages 31, 51, 101, 109, 119, 135, 139, 143.)

Note: Need the book? Faculty can request What Makes the First-Year Seminar High Impact? from Michael Buck (buck@ithaca.edu).

Register for this event here

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

Are you challenged by what to do with student use of laptops and cellphones in the classroom? Have you decided to ban all devices as a way to manage this challenge? Do you enact practices and have policies that work for you and your students? There are no easy answers to these questions.

Join us for breakfast and a lively discussion with your colleagues about this important topic. You are welcome to bring your syllabi statements regarding classroom digital etiquette and other ideas to meet all the learning needs of students and develop equitable and accessible classroom policy regarding student use of technology in the classroom. Here is a recent article from The Chronicle as a starting point for the discussion.

Hosted by Julia Lapp (Health Promotion and Physical Education) and Julie Dorsey (Occupational Therapy) in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence.

Please RSVP by Thursday September 21.

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

The Center for Faculty Excellence supports a mutual mentoring model , which encourages the development of a variety of mentoring partnerships to address specific areas of need or competency. Research strongly indicates that mutual mentoring is particularly effective for women in academia and faculty of color, and can make a vital contribution to a successful academic career. Mutual mentoring is faculty-driven, functional, and flexible through its focus on:

-Self-identified needs and goals, rather than generic, one-size-fits-all knowledge
-Multiple, diverse mentors, (peers, near-peers, senior faculty, chairs, same-race/cross-race, same-gender/cross-gender);
-A variety of formats for mentoring (one-on-one, group, face-to-face, online);
-An intentional, proactive, and relational approach to mentoring.

Please join us for a light breakfast and discussion with faculty who have benefited from our mutual mentoring program. The CFE offers funding to support the formation and meetings of small groups of faculty for mutual mentoring.

If your department or school offers traditional mentoring, we encourage you to take advantage of it while you explore mutual mentoring.

Please RSVP by Tuesday September 26.

Conversations after Charlottesville
Co-hosted by Sean Eversley Bradwell and Wade Pickren
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett

Monday, October 2, 4:00-5:00 pm - THIS SESSION IS FULL, we apologize for any inconvenience.
Tuesday, October 10, 8:30-9:30 am breakfast - THIS SESSION IS FULL, we apologize for any inconvenience.
Tuesday, October 24, 12:00-1:00 pm - THIS SESSION IS FULL, we apologize for any inconvenience.
Wednesday, October 25, 8:30-9:30 am breakfast - THIS SESSION IS FULL, we apologize for any inconvenience.
Thursday, October 26, 4:00-5:00 pm - THIS SESSION IS FULL, we apologize for any inconvenience.

In recent weeks we have all been reminded of the deep tensions and conflicts that exist in American society. Many of us move through our daily routines experiencing the impacts on our personal and professional lives. And yet, we are charged to keep our students at the center; how does it impact their living and learning lives? How does this work impact our lives? And what do we need to sustain ourselves as academic professionals?

This series of conversations is intended to ask the question: what would it look like to support one another in substantive, meaningful ways in keeping with our college mission? As President Collado reminded us in her message of solidarity after Charlottesville, our “foundational principles include creating an inclusive and equitable environment in which students, faculty, and staff from all walks of life can thrive and grow.”

Drs. Sean Eversley Bradwell and Wade Pickren invite you to join them in a discussion series, Conversations after Charlottesville, to share our different perspectives, learn from each other, and together affirm our commitment to IC’s foundational principles.

Participants who wish to continue this conversation are invited to join us in our reading/learning community based on the book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. The CFE will provide the book to each participant.

All Faculty and Staff Cordially Invited, RSVP’s requested. (Please note that sessions will vary; feel free to attend as many as you are able.)

Artifacts and Reflection: Key Components of the ICC EPortfolio Process
Tuesday, October 10, 12:00-1:00pm (register here)
Wednesday, October 11, 11:00-12:00pm (register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316

How can you help your students to meet their ICC Eportfolio requirement? Please join this hands-on session with Vince DeTuri at the Center for Faculty Excellence to take a closer look at ICC Eportfolio processes and products. In this session, we will share tools with faculty to better understand the parameters of artifact selection-and reflection development -embedded within your courses. In addition to discussing the timeline and due dates for Eportfolio entries, participants will examine a sample Eportfolio entry and consider how to evaluate both artifact and reflection quality.

New Faculty Reunion Breakfast
Wednesday, October 11, 8:30-9:45 am (RSVP)
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316

New faculty are invited to join your colleagues for a mid-semester check-in/reunion. We'd like to uncover what supports you need right now and have a short discussion about the mutual mentoring program at Ithaca College.

Please RSVP by October 8.

International Faculty & Staff Welcome Reception & Opening of CONTINUUM Photography Exhibit
Thursday, October 12, 4:00-5:30 pm (RSVP)
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316

Please join us to welcome our new and continuing international faculty and staff. We anticipate stimulating conversations, the opportunity to make new connections and to enhance our sense of community on campus. Plus, Mama Said Eat will be on hand with their wonderful Guatemalan handmade pies (empanadas) and other treats.

CONTINUUM Photography Exhibit showcases Park School photography program faculty, student and alumni photos that celebrate discovering the world, studying abroad, being adventurous and embracing the notion that we’re all part of a continuum…

CONTINUUM = 'a coherent whole characterized as a collection, sequence, or progression of values or elements varying by minute degrees'

Co-Sponsored and Hosted by CFE, International Programs, and the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement. Exhibit curated by Rhonda Vanover, Nidaa Aboulhosn and Kati Lustyik, Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

Please RSVP by October 9.

Faculty Advisors: Need a refresher on ICC requirements?
Monday, October 16, 2:30-3:15 pm
Tuesday, October 17, 2:30-3:15 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316

Come learn how the Academic Advising Center (AAC) can streamline your advising duties. The AAC will be hosting two Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) refresher courses where we’ll cover ICC requirements, the e-portfolio, and how the ICC relates to your department. Join the AAC team, ask specific questions, and let us make the advising process a little easier.

Registration required.

Experiencing Intergroup Dialogue
October 19, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
October 20, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to host Experiencing Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) at Ithaca College, October 19-20.

Led by Drs. Kristie Ford (Skidmore College) and Charles Behling (The University of Michigan), IGD blends theory and experiential learning to facilitate better understanding of social group identities, social inequalities, and intergroup relations.

IGD is an educational model with social justice at its core. Through engaging members of groups that occupy social identities with a history of conflict or limited opportunities in deep and meaningful discussions of controversial, challenging, or divisive issues, IGD prepares participants by providing them with the skills to lead others in creating a more inclusive campus, and a more just and sustainable world.

Through this 2-day program, participants will create a cohort of individuals who share a common language and understanding regarding the pedagogy of IGD (and similar educational strategies for diversity, inclusion, and justice); and by engaging in exercises demonstrating the pedagogy, participants will promote both instructional skills and self-exploration and awareness. Faculty and staff are encouraged to join us as we work together, across divisional lines, to institutionalize Intergroup Dialogue at Ithaca, and otherwise to continue to educate ourselves about issues of power and privilege.

For information about how to participate, please contact Derek Adams or Sarah Grunberg.

The Device Debate: Student Use of Technology in the Classroom
Monday, October 30, 2:30-3:30 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett

Are you challenged by what to do with student use of laptops and cellphones in the classroom? Have you decided to ban all devices as a way to manage this challenge? Do you enact practices and have policies that work for you and your students? There are no easy answers to these questions.

Join us for a lively discussion with your colleagues about this important topic. You are welcome to bring your syllabi statements regarding classroom digital etiquette and other ideas to meet all the learning needs of students and develop equitable and accessible classroom policy regarding student use of technology in the classroom. Here is a recent article from The Chronicle as a starting point for the discussion.

Hosted by Julia Lapp (Health Promotion and Physical Education) and Julie Dorsey (Occupational Therapy) in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence.

Please RSVP by Friday October 27.

Faculty Wine & Cheese Holiday Socials
December 18 & 19, 4:00-5:30 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett

Join us in the CFE for small bites as we toast the end of the fall semester!

Please RSVP by Friday December 15.

Lunch for Contingent Faculty & Department Chairs & Program Coordinators
December 21, 1:00-2:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett

A lunch with several of our department chairs and program coordinators. Our hope is to foster greater understanding of the best ways for chairs/coordinators and contingent faculty members to work together on campus.

Wine & Cheese Holiday Socials