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Submission deadlines for short-term, faculty-led courses to be taught abroad in 2016-17 are approaching. Any faculty or staff member interested in leading such a course abroad during the 2016-17 academic year is encouraged to be in touch with the Office of International Programs to begin discussing ideas for such programs.

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Faculty Council will hold its faculty-only Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, February 16  at 12:05 - 1:00 PM in Textor 102. No minutes will be taken, no reporters will be present. This meeting is intended to be an open forum for faculty from all of the schools to share thoughts and ideas of mutual concern and interest. Administrators holding faculty appointments are requested to refrain from attending.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Peter Rothbart at rothbart@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1497. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Welcome to threads@CFE. This week's post is Encouraging Reflective Thinking by Susan Adams Delaney

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lynda.com is a great resource for learning new skills and finding quick answers to questions. Find out how you can use this tool to supplement your course and address skill gaps in this 20-minute webinar which will demonstrate the various ways that lynda.com can be leveraged for instructional purposes. All staff, faculty, and students have complete access to the lynda.com library. ► Learn more about lynda.com

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Nominations are open for student or faculty membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Sigma Xi is a national honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to the society because of their research achievements or potential. The Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1965.

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New at Educational Technology Day in 2016 are the “Lightning Round Presentations.” In this 50 minute session there are 8 - 9 speakers who each share their technology projects in only 5 minutes.  We are inviting faculty and/or students to participate on March 24 in the block from 1:10 - 2:00 pm.  Topics can be related to educational technology or technology applications in your disciplines. 

Please email Marilyn Dispensa (mdispensa@ithaca.edu) if you are interested in participating.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by February 15 and April 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

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Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis.

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 Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Show Me the Money - Grants 101 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Room - PRWC - 3rd Floor
Lunch will be provided – limited to first 20 registrants

Bring your ideas/concept paper and talk with Wade Pickren, PhD, Director of Sponsored Research and Warren Calderone, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

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Last September, the Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, Global Citizenship launched a year-long series of conversations about helping the College to better prepare its students, faculty, and staff for an increasingly diverse socio-economic environment. Discussions have focused on how we can become more inclusive in all areas, more supportive of cultural fluency among our students and employees, and more focused on preparing our students for the “responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community”. Following the September Symposium, several Learning Communities formed around these topics, and have been meeting since.

On Monday, February 8, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in the Clark Lounge, we will be holding a mid-year gathering of those who participated in the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency & Global Citizenship Learning Communities, as well as those who did not have the opportunity to do so but are interested in becoming a part of these conversations.

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All faculty are invited to an informal gathering of folks on campus interested in SoTL. This gathering (and future ones) will be called eponomously—SoTL in a Bottle—as we share ideas and drinks at The Argos Inn during happy hour (4:30PM - 5:30PM). In addition to convivial hilarity, we will share our SotL ideas, projects, woes, stumbling blocks, and successes. The idea is to bring awareness and foster connections in our growing community of scholarly teachers and SoTL researchers. The next SOTL in a Bottle will be Friday, February 12, 4:30-5:30PM at the Argos Inn. 

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February 9, 10:30-11:00 am
From your office or home, simply log in here to join the learning.

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Students are welcome to apply for financial assistance with their summer internships.

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Last September, the Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, Global Citizenship launched a year-long series of conversations about helping the College to better prepare its students, faculty, and staff for an increasingly diverse socio-economic environment. Discussions have focused on how we can become more inclusive in all areas, more supportive of cultural fluency among our students and employees, and more focused on preparing our students for the “responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community”. Following the September Symposium, several Learning Communities formed around these topics, and have been meeting since.

On Monday, February 8, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in the Clark Lounge, we will be holding a mid-year gathering of those who participated in the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency & Global Citizenship Learning Communities, as well as those who did not have the opportunity to do so but are interested in becoming a part of these conversations.

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IC is growing in its number of students who are the first in their family to attend or complete college. As you know, first generation students face unique challenges, and many find it hard to believe that those of us within the academy were ever outsiders. We are asking for your assistance with helping them succeed in imagining themselves as college graduates.

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Welcome to threads@CFE.  This weeks' post is Finding Our Place: A New Semester By Luca Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services Program Director.  

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research/IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is seeking a two members of the staff or faculty who are interested in serving as a trip advisers for students participating in the Alternative Spring Break Program (ASB) from March 13 - March 19, 2016. We are currently seeking an adviser for the volunteer trip to Salamanca, NY, where students will work at a youth center located on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory, Students on this trip will have the opportunity to learn more about the dynamics between native and non-native peoples living in the area. 

 

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Faculty Council seeks 2 faculty members to serve on the search committee for the Vice-President for Enrollment. The search will begin shortly and conclude by the end of this semester. Interested faculty should send a short statement to the Faculty Council chair, rothbart@ithaca.edu by Friday, January 29.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 3:00 PM

A course site in Sakai is a great way to share information, assignments, grades, and resources with your students. This 20-minute webinar will demonstrate the process of creating a course site from start to finish. We will briefly introduce the available tools and site settings to help you get started. No prior Sakai experience is required.

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