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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following May events.  Please visit for updates.

THE WORLD CAFÉ: A Student-Centered Learning Approach
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitator:  Janice Elich Monroe, Faculty Development Coordinator

Are you interested in learning more about the World Café, a student centered learning approach?  If so, join us at the Center for Faculty Excellence for a discussion and hands-on demonstration of this learning technique.  The World/Learning Café is an interactive method that allows participants to learn new information while sharing their own knowledge and techniques.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Nancy Pringle, Vice President and General Counsel, Legal Affairs

Discussion of the Tenure and Promotion review process designed specifically for individuals responsible for the review of tenure and promotion files.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Nancy Pringle, Vice President and General Counsel, will present on the topic of Enterprise
Risk Management.  In broad terms, Enterprise Risk Management is designed to develop a culture of identifying and evaluation risks at multiple levels.  These practices include assessing potential financial, operational, reputational, compliance, and strategic risks; developing proposals to diminish the likelihood of risk occurrence; and implementing plans to reduce the negative impact of risks that may occur. 
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THE VIEW FROM THE NEXT STEP (Mentoring Workshops)
Friday, May 3, 2013
Coordinated by Katharine Kittredge, Professor and Elizabeth Bleicher, Associate Professor Department of English
Co-sponsored by the Community Arts Partnership as part of its "Spring Writes" Literary Festival.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Getting Involved, Getting Published and Getting a Job
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Derek Adams and Chris Holmes, Department of English
Tahleen Shamlian and Jessica Blasko, Librarians
Claire Gleitman and Sara-Jo Sites, experienced members of hiring committees

Newly hired faculty and librarians (+ experienced members of hiring committees) talk about their experiences, give advice, and field questions.
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10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Taking the Long View: Career Stages and Transitions
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Senior scholars talk about the different phases of one's career, non-traditional career trajectories, and trying to create a healthy work/life balance.
Marleen Barr, the "founding mother" of feminist science fiction criticism; Cheryl Ruggiero from Virginia Tech who has transitioned from teacher to science fiction writer; and Elizabeth Child from Trinity College who has gone from faculty to administration and back again.
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Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

These sessions provide a descriptive overview of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), including the themes/perspectives and other ICC requirements of approximately 20 minutes with the rest of the hour available for interactive questions and answers. These sessions are designed for any faculty or staff member who wants to know more about the ICC.

Please register for one of the following sessions:
Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:00 a.m. (register here)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 10:00 a.m. (register here)
Wednesday, May 22, 2:00 p.m. (register here)
Thursday, May 23, 2:00 p.m. (register here)
Friday, May 24, 11:00 a.m. (register here)

If you would like to schedule an information session for your department or work area, please contact

Integrating Assessment: From Writing SLO's to Closing the Loop
(see below for workshops and discussions)
Monday, May 20, 2013, Klingenstein Lounge
Reception at 3:00 p.m. followed by the Keynote at 3:30 p.m.
Presentation by Professor Laura Gambino
Assessment and Information Technology
New College, CUNY, New York
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IC ANNUAL ASSESSMENT SUMMIT - Workshops and Discussions
Facilitator: Professor Laura Gambino
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Klingenstein Lounge
Please bring your device--laptop, iPad, tablet--for accessing the Internet.
  9:00 -  9:50 a.m., Writing SLO's and Program Outcomes (register here)
10:00 - 10:50 a.m., Effective and Efficient Data Collection and Analysis (register here)
11:00 - 11:50 a.m., Closing the Loop (register here)


If you are a faculty member who is going to serve as a Faculty Associate in the First-Year Residential Experience Program, a summer orientation advisor or an Ithaca Seminar instructor please attend one of these sessions. Each session will provide a one hour overview of the Integrated Core Curriculum, the themes and perspectives, and the First-Year Residential Experience Program. The presentation will give you the information you need to know in order to answer parents/students’ questions and begin to plan for the fall. The Faculty Associates will follow the first hour with a half hour small group planning meeting to begin to develop ideas for the residence hall programs linked to each theme.

Please register for one of the following sessions:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (register here)
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (register here)

Sessions will take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.



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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