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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following events for the week of February 24 – 28, 2014.

ICC Course Proposal Work Session
Monday, February 24, 2014, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. (register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
This working session is an opportunity to work on ICC course proposal paperwork with members of the Committee on College-wide Requirements present to answer questions and provide feedback. If you're interested in putting forward a course for designation, bring the designation form, your course syllabus/outline, and any questions you have about completing the designation process. Course designation forms are available on both the CCR and ICC websites.

There's a Game for That! Teaching with the Reacting to the Past Pedagogy
Monday, February 24, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Keri Watson, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History
The Reacting to the Past (RTTP) pedagogy, which was developed at Barnard College in the late 1990s, consists of elaborate games, in which students are assigned roles informed by primary texts. The games draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve intellectual and academic skills. The RTTP curriculum, which presently includes over 65 games in numerous disciplines, has been implemented by faculty at hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad since 2001. These games, which are typically played over several weeks, were designed for use in freshman seminars, but can be adapted to any number of situations including theme-designated courses in IC's Integrated Core Curriculum. Please join Asst. Professor of Art History Keri Watson as she shares information on the pedagogy, the possibilities for its implementation at IC, and her own experiences of teaching "Modernism vs. Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888-89."
(register here)

Mind, Body, Spirit Theme Faculty and Staff Brown Bag
Monday, February 24, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Bring your lunch and join colleagues for informal discussion of current courses, future course ideas, and assignments related to ICC theme and perspective courses. Those who are currently teaching in the ICC theme, think they might want to teach in the ICC theme, or who are Faculty/Staff Associates for the First-Year Residential Experience are especially encouraged to attend.
(register here)

Show Me the Money- Grants 101
Interactive Session on transforming your research ideas into fundable grants.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (register here)
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (register here)
Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants for both sessions. Lunch provided.

  • 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, Foundation Center, PIVOT, Grant Advisor, etc.
  • Faculty grant experience and stories of success.

Opportunity for questions and feedback- bring your project ideas/concepts. For more information, please contact Wade Pickren ( or MaryAnn Taylor (

Faculty Show and Share: Socrative
Thursday, February 27, 2014
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Arturo Sinclair, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies
Arturo Sinclair uses Socrative, a mobile, real-time student response system, on his classes.  He will share his experiences with what works for him and his students. Participants should bring a laptop or mobile device  and be ready to discuss.
(register here)

Faculty Show and Share is a series put on by the Center for Educational Technology in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence. Each session features a guest faculty member who shows how they use a technology to address a teaching goal. Come hear what worked - or didn't work - in a format that is informal, experimental, and fun. Discussion is encouraged and anyone is welcome regardless of their experience with technology.

We are always looking for faculty to show and share. Please contact Marilyn Dispensa ( or 274-3647) if you are interested.

Copyright Updates for the Digital Age
from CCUMC (Consortium of College and University Media Centers)
Friday February 28, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00pm (discussion to follow) (feel free to bring your lunch)
Co-sponsored by the Office of Extended Studies and the Center for Faculty Excellence
This webinar will offer a number of scenarios to give you a better understanding of Fair Use in terms of dealing with media; will help you to become more empowered to interpret copyright law in order to be less risk adverse; and will help you to be more aware of issues surrounding copyright in media. The webinar is presented by media librarians and IT professionals from CCUMC, Leadership in Media and Academic Technology.
Presenters: Anthony Helm (Dartmouth College), Jane Hutchison (William Paterson University)
Moderator: Lindley Shedd (University of Alabama)
(register here)

ICC Faculty Collaboration Sessions Scheduled for February
A series of informal sessions for faculty to collaboratively discuss their approaches to designing ICC courses and assignments for the ICC will be held in February. Faculty who have taught courses or developed successful course proposals will be present to share what they are doing in their courses (e.g., activities, assignments) and there will be ample time for all present to talk about possibilities for developing or modifying courses to meet ICC student learning outcomes. Sessions are perfect for faculty who are already teaching in the ICC, those who have ideas but aren’t quite sure how to move forward, or those who have some interest in teaching in the ICC but don’t know where to begin. This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Integrative Core Curriculum.

Remaining Workshop:
Writing Intensive Collaboration Session

Friday, February 28, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
(register here)

Please visit for updates and additions.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Laurie Wasik at or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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