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Please join us for a ‘hands on’ training of Degree Works (DW), Ithaca College’s new Degree Evaluation tool.

 

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Sponsored Research

Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) Protocols for review must be received by Friday, September 1, 2017 by 5pm. 

The IACUC protocol review process is now managed through the Mentor IACUC system.

To obtain protocol forms and instructions, please go to the website

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.

Ithaca College’s animal use program is managed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

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Working on your syllabus? Be sure to include “Conversation: Started” on Friday, November 3, and attend the symposium with your students. It will be held at the A&E Center and will feature IC faculty, alumni, and students, as well as speakers from around the country.

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Search Chair Trainings

Contributed by Kate Castle on 08/21/17 

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair.

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Faculty and staff support always encourages students!  If you are interested in attending this special event, email Yolanda Clarke at yclarke@ithaca.edu no later than Wednesday, September 5 to reserve your space. 

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Contributed on behalf of Warren Calderone, Director, Sponsored Research:

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing all College research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involve the use of human subjects.

If you are uncertain whether your project requires review, or if you plan to submit an IRB proposal in the coming semester, please visit the webpage at Institutional Review Board on Human Subjects Research.   You will find application forms, examples and instructions, proposal submission deadlines, committee meeting dates and a listing of members. 

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Are you developing or redesigning a course that incorporates or is focused on issues of equity, diversity, or inclusion or concerns international/cultural issues? If so, please consider applying for the CFE small grant for course development.

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Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material. The staff of IC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care. We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly. Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or report your concerns via ICare Team.

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Please read about an insurance program that is offered to Ithaca College students and employees. This annual insurance policy covers personal property worldwide. The College does not benefit in any way from this program. However, it is an attractive option, including a low insurance deductible, if you are seeking coverage for your personal belongings, such as computer, mobile devices, items at home, etc. For more detail, please view http://ithaca.edu/riskmanagement/property/personal_property/

Use of the Writing Center is a free service provided to all members of the Ithaca College campus community. Please consider including information on the Writing Center in your syllabus this fall. 

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Posted on behalf of Mark Fink, Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology

Teaching and Learning with Technology (IT) is upgrading Sakai on Monday, August 14th. Sakai will be inaccessible from 5:30 am - 2:30 pm. Staff will be testing the system after the upgrade to make sure all functionality is restored by 5:00 pm. Any content you have created before August 14th will be available after the upgrade.

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Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material. The staff of IC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care. We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly. Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or report your concerns via ICare Team.

In an effort to prevent potential negative outcome of students in distress, the following statement was generated as a guide for faculty to consider guiding discussions about faculty response to mental health crisis or for including in their syllabus in the future:

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 Don’t forget that Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) will be providing faculty development opportunities prior to classroom use in the fall.

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 Posted on behalf of Mark Fink, Director Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology

Teaching and Learning with Technology is pleased to announce the availability of an enterprise license for Voicethread. Voicethread is a unique online tool for having asynchronous conversations around media. You can upload, share, and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Students and instructors can comment within Voicethread with voice, drawing, webcam, text, or phone. There are many possibilities for using Voicethread in teaching and learning including practicing listening and speaking languages, student presentations and feedback, discussing or critiquing artwork and media, or creating presence in online courses.

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Openings for Summer 2017 Orientation students in Fall PALS courses: Swing Dance, Ballroom Dance, and the ever popular Latin Dance (Salsa, Bachata, Merengue).

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SUBJECT: Phys Activity, Leis and Safety
INSTRUCTOR: Lichtmann, Kurt (M.M. Ed., I.C. '82)

 

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All classes are for total beginners Fall 2017:

SUBJECT: Phys Activity, Leis and Safety (not "Dance")
INSTRUCTOR: Lichtmann, Kurt (M.M. Ed., I.C. '82)

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The Travel Policy has been revised to increase efficiencies for travelers and department coordinators.

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Ithaca College is a member institution of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. In 2018, their Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference (Atlanta, GA; March 1-4, 2018) theme is "The Global Business of Aging."

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We are looking for infants who will soon turn 8 months or are any age between 8 and 12 months, who are able to crawl, and are typically developing.

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