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Hello!  Orientation is seeking for faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate “Ithaca Dining Experience" programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.

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Ithaca College will be introducing a co-curricular transcript for all undergraduate students beginning in August 2016. This transcript is intended for experiences outside of the classroom where learning is guided by an office or organization at Ithaca College. 

Do you sponsor co-curricular learning experiences that could be included on the co-curricular transcript? The co-curricular transcript (CCT) is a basically a list of groups students are members of and events they have participated in. It is a distinct document from the academic transcript (it does not contain items that are part of any credit-bearing course), and it is not as comprehensive as a portfolio.

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May, 26, 2016, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, Clark Lounge, Campus Center (lunch include)
Open to faculty and staff.

In coordination with campus wide stakeholders, the Center for Faculty Excellence invites you to participate in an active day devoted to dialogues about assessment. We will:

  • Identify the multiple layers of our roles and assessment practices across the Ithaca College campus;
  • Apply assessment tools and techniques across disciplines and co-curricular learning opportunities,
  • Create space for collegial dialogue that leads to unpacking challenges to assessment and resource development.

Please register for the day by selecting a small group work session with a facilitator. Session descriptions and bios are below:

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce a new small grants program. The program will provide small grants of up to $300 to individual faculty members to help defray the costs connected with developing or redesigning a course that incorporates or is focused on diversity and/or international/cultural issues (http://www.ithaca.edu/diversity/).

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We had a GREAT turnout at the 4th annual IC My Future Retirement Planning Program.

If you missed the event but are looking for materials from each session, please visithttp://www.ithaca.edu/hr/benefits/retirement/icmyfuture.  

Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed computer labs for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Please provide the following:

  • Software name and version
  • What computer lab(s) you need the software installed
  • Installation media (URL, CD’s etc.)
  • Licensing information as appropriate

If you need to purchase software after June 1, please provide us with the installation materials by Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup lab computers will come with the following:

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Turning Technologies has been the centrally supported student response system (a.k.a clickers) for more than 4 years and is used to engage students during class, assess their learning, and for peer instruction.

The vendor will have a representative on campus on Wednesday, May 11th to help current users transition to their newest product, Turning Point Cloud.  In addition there will be an overview session for those interest in both polling with clickers and with the companion mobile app, Responseware™.

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Hello! 

Orientation is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate the Ithaca Dining Experience programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 12:00-1:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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The Division of Educational Affairs seeks a graduate program chair or tenured faculty member teaching in a graduate program to serve as Faculty Coordinator of Graduate Studies. The responsibilities of this individual are to liaise among graduate programs, facilitate inter-professional opportunities, lead strategic planning/vision, monitor costs and effectiveness of graduate marketing strategies, and advocate for graduate programs institutionally. The individual will serve as a member of the Graduate Council. In this role, the individual will report to the Vice Provost for Academic Programs.

 

This position is a three-year appointment starting in fall 2016, with possibility of renewal. The individual selected will be reassigned for 3 credits of teaching each semester to complete these duties and will receive a stipend of $3,500 for summer work.

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Coffee, Croissants, and Conversation with Linda Gasser, Career & Organization Development Consultant; former IC Business School faculty member.   
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 8:30-10:00 am
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Faculty Council is seeking 2 faculty members willing to serve on a committee that will search for 2 internal hires, an Associate Provost for Experiential and Integrative Learning and a Coordinator of Mentored Inquiry.  Details of the actual positions will be forthcoming from the Provost, but we need to identify the faculty members of the search committee now. Please send a short note of your interest to: rothbart@ithaca.edu.

Deadline is Friday, April 29 at 5 PM.

Peter Rothbart

Chair, Faculty Council

Faculty Council is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations for the position of At-Large Representative for the Committee for College-Wide Requirements (CCR). The position is a two-year one.  Please submit a short statement of intent by Friday, April 29 at 5 PM, to rothbart@ithaca.edu. For further information: https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10601/volume_1_10602/#1060216 and http://www.ithaca.edu/provost/standingcommittees/ccr/

Faculty Council will host a Town Hall meeting with Provost Ben Rifkin on Thursday, April 28 at 12:05 in Textor 102. This meeting is open to all faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching. No press will be present. All topics are open for discussion.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Monday, May 2, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup eClassroom and meeting room computers will come with the following:

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Faculty Council is seeking nominees willing to serve on the Institutional Effectiveness and Budget Committee (IEBC) for a three-year term beginning in the Fall 2016 semester. We are especially interested in candidates with financial and/or economic expertise, but welcome all nominations. Meetings are on Tuesday afternoons. Nominations, including self-nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 29 at 5 PM. Please send your nomination and a brief description of interest and qualifications to Peter Rothbart, rothbart@ithaca.edu.  For further information, go to https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10601/volume_1_10602/#1060217 and scroll down a bit

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Are you interested in learning more about one of Ithaca College's study abroad options in Australia, or discussing how you might collaborate with international colleagues? A representative from our affiliated partner University of Sydney will be on campus next week to share information about the university and discuss opportunities for faculty involvement and collaboration.  We have organized a drop-in session for interested faculty, or can set up individual appointments if desired. 

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Do You Want to WIN a Tablet?

Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/22/2016 

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From April 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016, take this educational challenge to have fun and learn important information about financial planning. The What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0 features all new topics and questions to test your financial knowledge. Each day, 5 new questions are added to the Challenge. Every time you play, you are entered for a chance to win one of three tablet computers. The more you play, the better your chances of winning – so sign on every day! (All responses are confidential.)

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Monday, May 2, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup eClassroom and meeting room computers will come with the following:

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Are you interested in learning more about one of Ithaca College's study abroad options in Australia, or discussing how you might collaborate with international colleagues? A representative from our affiliated partner University of Sydney will be on campus next week to share information about the university and discuss opportunities for faculty involvement and collaboration.  We have organized a drop-in session for interested faculty, or can set up individual appointments if desired. 

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