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Destination Intersession 2015

Once again FCDS collaborated with partners across the university to provide workshops, panels, and presentations for faculty during Intersession. View the Destination Intersession Schedule here to see the events offered including the Faculty Showcase, where faculty, staff, alumni, grad students, and regional college faculty enjoyed RIT faculty presentations and networked throughout the day. 

Events

Events

MAR31Faculty: Communicating with Confidence - You Have To Give a Talk?MARCH 31 2015, 9:00am CRS - Crossroads (89), The River Room
When: 03/31/2015 at 9:00am - 11:00am.

Who really likes to stand up in front of peers and present? As professors, you are fairly comfortable with your students, but what happens when we are with others who may know more than we do about a topic? What if our goal is to persuade and convince them of an idea and need them to commit time, money, or resources? The stakes are high.

This session provides techniques on:
• Planning and preparing a presentation.
• Focusing a presentation so that it captures and holds the audience’s attention.
• Differentiating between need-to-know and nice-to-know information.
• Devising an interesting opening.
• Developing an effective platform presence.
• Using body language to create a positive reaction.
• Using your voice to convey authority and enthusiasm.

For questions, please contact Korine Sherry kasnbt@rit.edu

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.



APR21Faculty: Communicating with Confidence - Get to the Point! Writing Effective Emails and ReportsAPRIL 21 2015, 9:00am CRS - Crossroads (89), The River Room
When: 04/21/2015 at 9:00am - 11:00am.

Too much time and money is wasted today because information is not effectively communicated. We spend our time crafting the message or trying to decipher it. In this practical, interactive session, you will learn techniques on how to write more effective and focused communications.

This session provides techniques on:
• Organizing the writing task.
• Identifying primary information and directing readers' attention to it.
• Arranging facts for maximum impact.
• Writing action-getting letters and emails.
• Writing direct and concise messages.
• Sharpening personal writing style to create a strong, effective presence.
• Structuring a coherent proposal.
• Communicating your research clearly, concisely, and confidently.

In today’s fast-paced environments, we cannot afford to underestimate the power of the written word!

*Communicating with Confidence for Faculty is a 3 part workshop series. Register for one session, two or all 3! The focus of the first session on March 31st is oral communications, the second session on April 21st focuses on written communications, and the third session on April 28th focuses on effective meetings.



APR25SMS Lecturer Mentoring Group Discussion PanelAPRIL 25 2015, 11:30am GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08), A300
When: 04/25/2015 at 11:30am - 12:30pm.

The School of Mathematical Sciences (College of Science) Lecturer Mentoring Group is hosting a discussion panel on mentoring with members from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Seaway Section affiliated universities.  This event is open to all RIT lecturers, senior lecturers, and their mentors. 

Discussion Panel: 11:30 - 12:30 pm followed by social/networking hour.

The panel consists of recipients of the MAA Clarence F. Stephens Distinguished Teaching Award*:

  • Gary Towsley, SUNY Geneseo, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics
  • Laura Person, SUNY Potsdam, Professor of Mathematics
  • Maria Terrell, Cornell University, Senior Lecturer of Mathematics & Director of the Teaching Assistant Programs
  • John Ringland, SUNY Buffalo, Associate Professor of Mathematics & UB Director of URGE to Compute
  • Hossein Shahmohamad, RIT, Professor of Mathematics, RIT Eisenhart Award Winner, Provost’s Award for Faculty Mentoring

For Questions: Deana Olles, mailto:dbcsma@rit.edu

* Clarence F. Stephens Distinguished Teaching Award: In 1991, the Board of Governors of the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) established the Section Awards for distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics to recognize teachers of Mathematics at the post-secondary level who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful. Their teaching effectiveness must be documented and must have had influence beyond their own institutions.  Each year the Seaway Section Teaching Award Committee chooses a recipient for the Section Award from nominations by Section membership. In the Spring 2003 meeting the Seaway Section named the Distinguished Teaching Award after Clarence F. Stephens, developer of the Morgan-Potsdam teaching model

To request interpreting services, go to: http://myAccess.rit.edu/

This event is co-sponsored by Faculty Career Development Services, The Wallace Center.




APR28Faculty: Communicating with Confidence - Oh No! Not Another Meeting!APRIL 28 2015, 9:00am CRS - Crossroads (89), The River Room
When: 04/28/2015 at 9:00am - 11:00am.

Faculty: Communicating with Confidence- Oh No! Not Another Meeting!

Who really enjoys going to meetings these days? Not many do. But why? In today’s business settings, our calendars are filled with meetings, but instead of helping us accomplish our work, meetings usually are a waste of time. Instead of placing the responsibility solely on the chairperson, we propose that some of the issues with ineffective meetings lie with the participants.

This session provides techniques on:
• Being a productive meeting participant.
• Presenting information so your message is heard and can be acted on.
• Keeping the meeting on track as a chairperson.
• Learning how to delegate tasks to appropriate people.
• Recording and writing the minutes.
• Using meetings as networking opportunities.

Communicating with Confidence for Faculty is a 3 part workshop series. Register for 1, 2  or all 3! The focus of the 1st session on March 31st is oral communications, the 2nd session on April 21st focuses on
written communications, and the 3rd session on April 28th focuses on effective meetings.

For questions, please contact Korine Sherry kasnbt@rit.edu

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.



MAY09SMS Lecturer Mentoring Group-Baylor University-Best Practices in MentoringMAY 09 2015, 8:30am GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08), A300
When: 05/09/2015 at 8:30am - 9:30am.

Best Practices in Mentoring Non-Tenure Track Faculty-Baylor University
The School of Mathematical Sciences College of Science Lecturer Mentoring Group is hosting a day-long workshop with guests from Baylor University’s Academy for Teaching and Learning to discuss their lecturer mentoring program and share best practices in an interactive setting.  This event is open to all RIT lecturers, senior lecturers, and their mentors.  

J. Lenore Wright, associate professor, Ginger Hanchey, assistant director, and Dan Hanchey, assistant professor, will present on Baylor University’s Lecturer Mentoring Program which is organized as a discussion group for full-time lecturers.  At Baylor, participants meet to discuss a variety of topics related to lecturers and their promotion to senior lecturer. Topics may include expectations for lecturers, the lecturer notebook, best practices in teaching, and work-life balance. Visit Baylor’s Lecturer Mentoring Program website for more information.

Tentative Agenda:

8:30-9:45 am - Breakfast
10:00-11:00 am - Creating a Positive Climate for Teaching
11:15-12:15  pm - Recognizing Non-Tenure Track Faculty Needs
12:30-1:30 pm - Lunch
1:45-2:45 pm - Evaluating Teaching
2:45 - 3:00 pm - Wrap-up

 

Questions: Deana Olles, Senior Lecturer, SMS/COS: dbcsma@rit.edu

This workshop is co-sponsored by Faculty Career Development Services (FCDS) in The Wallace Center.

*Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.

To request interpreting services, go to: http://myAccess.rit.edu/


 



MAY19Meet the Scholars Annual Celebration of Faculty ScholarshipMAY 19 2015, 4:00pm SAU - Student Alumni Union (04), Fireside Lounge
When: 05/19/2015 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

Join your colleagues to celebrate the annual Faculty Scholarship report!

Each year, RIT publishes the Faculty Scholarship Report to reflect on the previous year’s successes and showcase our valued faculty members whose research efforts continue to promote innovation, collaboration and discovery. The 2015 report marks yet another year of continued growth, with nearly 2,000 scholarly works included.

This year’s report also places a specific emphasis on featuring a select group of outstanding faculty and the contributions they have made to their field, their students, and their community.

Cocktails and light refreshments will be served.