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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following upcoming events.  Please register now.

Transitions to Academic Leadership at IC
Monday, March 31, 12.00-1.15 PM
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Provost Marisa Kelly, Dean Diane Gayeski, Assistant Provost Danette Johnson, Associate Dean Michael Richardson, Theater Chair Catherine Weidner, and English Chair Dan Breen
If you have wondered about whether you would like to transition to a leadership position in academia, then come and hear academic leaders at IC share accounts of their career trajectories in this special CFE leadership session. What are the challenges and rewards of academic leadership? Is there an identifiable route to leadership at IC? Please come and ask these leaders your questions about becoming a leader on campus. ​
(register here)

Developing and Implementing Short-term Study Abroad Programs
for Faculty and Staff

Program Planning and Proposal Submission Logistics for Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Focus on logistics of program development and proposal submission.
Tuesday, April 1, 12:10-1:00, Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rachel Cullenen in the OIP at or 274-1676.

If you are interested in leading a short-term study abroad program but are not able to attend one of the workshops, please feel free to contact Rachel to schedule an individual meeting. You can also read more about the process in the publication Procedures for Developing and Implementing Short-term Study and Educational Travel Abroad at Ithaca College

Hiring for Diversity Workshop: Onboarding for Retention
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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
Topics for this workshop are to discuss how to set your new employee up for success, from acceptance of offer through their first year of employment. We will explore best practices to support and communication throughout the hiring process and beyond. We will share resources to support you in your role and resources to support your new team member. You will be provided a checklist of best practices on how to create an inviting space from day one. We will also provide you with resources on how to help you employee become anchored into to the immediate IC Community as well as the local community. Search committee chairs and department chairs are particularly encouraged to attend.
(register here)

First Annual CFE Women in the Academy Retreat
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
La Tourelle Resort and Spa, 1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY
Women in the Academy: Conversations about Moving Ahead, Moving Up
Led by Linda Gasser, with the assistance of Sue-Je Gage, Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson, and Danette Johnson
Please join us for a meeting in which women faculty will share & discuss issues and options for career and leadership progression in the Academy. Whether you are thinking about these issues now or not, this is a session designed to plant seeds for your future success no matter what your path. We plan to hear from women in different academic career stages and share with each other some of the key questions, issues, obstacles, and opportunities that we face at IC. We will talk about academic career trajectories, networking opportunities, creating confidence, image enhancement, and leadership options.
9.00am-12.00pm Conversations and Networking about Academic Careers
12.00pm-1.00pm Lunch
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included in Program
Please let us know if we can be of any assistance in helping make it possible for you to attend: or
(register here)

ABD: Assessment By Dummies
Monday, April 7, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Under the auspices of the Center for Faculty Excellence, two Assessment Learning Communities (ALC) were formed in Fall 2013. The members of one ALC, which includes Faculty, Library, Student Affairs & Campus Life, and Academic Advising Center participants/perspectives, will talk about their collaborative engagement around the topic of assessment at the program, department, and course level - and how you do not have to be an expert to do assessment. The ALC offers a collegial environment in which to develop assessment skills, while at the same time share ideas, give feedback, and network.
(register here)

Hiring for Faculty Diversity Workshop
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Garden Level of Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room
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!
(register here)

Chinese Sports
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
A presentation by Dr. Xiaoling Huang. Dr. Huang is a professor at the School of Physical Education at Southwest University in Chongqing, China. He is also an accomplished tennis player and coach. Dr. Huang is spending the academic year 2013-2014 as a visiting scholar at the School of HSHP. He will discuss the development of Chinese Olympic movement, the introduction of "National Management System" of Chinese sports, and the history of the physical education in China.
(register here)

Adapting Teaching for Visually Impaired Students
Wednesday, April 30. 2014, 2:00- 3:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
This workshop will address challenges and strategies of teaching and communicating with visually impaired students. Professors whose fall rosters include visually impaired students are especially encouraged to attend. Presentations by faculty will focus on making course materials and in-class exercises accessible. A representative from the Office of Student Disabilities will highlight resources available to faculty and staff. Student Tim Conners will speak about his experiences navigating courses and the campus in his first year at IC.
(register here)


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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