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Our second annual Study Abroad Fair is coming up on Tuesday, September 26, 11am-2pm in the North Foyer & Emerson Suites.  The Fair is an excellent opportunity for students interested in studying abroad to begin collecting information about their options and to consult with on-campus advising resources.

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Do you advise students?

Contributed by Vikki Levine on 09/15/17 

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

All students in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 catalog will utilize DW for Degree Evaluation beginning in October 2017.

This training opportunity will bring colleagues together to learn the new software and collaborate.

Coming soon, training dates for students to learn DW.


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The deadline for 2018 winter session undergraduate course proposals is October 15th.

If you'd like to teach a winter session undergraduate course, contact your department chair for approval to be included in the department's submissions.

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Submitted on Behalf of Carole Dennis and Warren Calderone, Co-chairs, Research Council

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The Dollars and $ense session will be on Friday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m. in Emerson Suite A. This month's topic will focus on Enrollment Management's finalized 2017-18 student enrollment numbers. Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Please join us Monday, September 25 from 8:30-9:30 am for The Device Debate: Student Use of Technology in the Classroom, a breakfast discussion in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett.

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How can ICSM faculty design assignments to highlight the best of what students know and can do? What key experiences can students have when sharing their work with wider audiences? Please join your colleagues, Jill Loop (Instructor, Journalism) and Carl Penziul (Lecturer, Computer Science) as they facilitate a discussion for ICSM faculty regarding the details and impact of their assignments for students.

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Pathways Training Session

Contributed by Kate Castle on 09/05/17 

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The CFE is pleased to host Pathways Training, Thursday, September 7, 2017, 12:10- 1:00 pm, hosted in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett. Lunch will be provided.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories: Direct Course Enhancement or Diversity/International Projects.  Fall proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, September 15 and November 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found on the CFE website.

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In previous years, faculty have submitted requests to Public Safety for their students to have permission to be in academic buildings after-hours via e-mail.  This ensured that Public Safety was aware where students might be found in a building in case of emergency and that students found in a building after-hours had faculty permission to be there.  This year, an online form has been created to streamline and standardize the process for faculty to submit these requests.  All faculty who wish to grant permission to any of their students to be in an academic building after-hours should submit the required student information via the form at  

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Throughout September, the Academic Advising Center will be providing workshops to address some common challenges faced by first-year college students.  In these workshops, students will learn strategies and skills to prepare them for academic success.  


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Submitted on behalf of Edward Cluett, Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

Protocols for review at the September 27, 2017 meeting must be received by Friday, September 15, 2017 by 5pm. 

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids, including genomes, plasmids, or short nucleic acid sequences, or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

Please note that research involving viruses or exposure to pathogenic viruses is not allowed at Ithaca College.

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The Handwerker Gallery Fall 2017 calendar has been released and will be arriving in campus mailboxes this week, with listings of exhibitions and events instantly available on our website.

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Contributed on behalf of Leslie Reid, Manager of Student Accessibility Services:

Regarding the ADA and accommodations provided to students with documented disabilities, IC faculty may insert the following text into the course syllabus. Please do not alter or rephrase:

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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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Contributed by Warren Calderone, Director
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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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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