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AUG13New Faculty Orientation 2014 - Hit the Ground Running!AUGUST 13 2014, 8:30am GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08), A300
When: 08/13/2014 - 08/15/2014 at 8:30am - 12:00pm.

Save the dates: August 13-15, 2014 for our annual New Faculty Orientation program!  

Schedule and registration information will be available after July 1st at

Questions? Email Faculty Career Development Services at

AUG18Master Teaching Workshop with Harvey BrightmanAUGUST 18 2014, 8:30am LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12), 1135
When: 08/18/2014 - 08/19/2014 at 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Join faculty from Saunders College of Business (SCB) for this two-day intensive workshop specifically tailored for improving teaching and student learning at RIT. In-depth sessions will emphasize the following topics: Effective Teacher Attributes, Writing Learning Objectives, Designing Effective Presentations, Active Learning Groups, and Assessment.

After the 2-day program, participants will be able to:

  • Develop presentation objectives at all learning levels.
  • Design frameworks that help students see the interconnectedness of the course material.
  • Design hooks that motivate students and establish subject relevance.
  • Use the seven pillars to clarify and simplify their presentations.
  • Use active learning groups to achieve higher-level learning.
  • Design either effective short-answers essay questions that require critical thinking or design effective stems or distractors that test-wise students cannot “break.”
This workshop is co-hosted by SCB and Faculty Career Development Services (FCDS). 

Dr. Harvey J. Brightman, Regents Professor Emeritus of Managerial Sciences at Georgia State University (GSU), has extensive experience in helping university faculty members improve their teaching.  He taught the doctoral seminar on university-level teaching at GSU from 1976-2001.  He has also taught at the Decision Science Institute’s doctoral consortium for 30 consecutive years.  He has been the director of the Master Teacher Program since 1988.  Over 875 faculty members worldwide have attended.

AUG18Fall 2014 Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival KitAUGUST 18 2014, 3:00pm WAL - Wallace (05), 2430/Via Lab
When: 08/18/2014 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

A special Adjunct Faculty Orientation will introduce adjuncts to a wealth of information that will help them quickly adjust to the RIT classroom and our student population. Special emphasis is placed on teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students, RIT Library's resources, classroom technologies, preparing course media, and the student Information System (SIS). Open to new (and returning) RIT adjunct faculty.

If you need Interpreting Services, click on the link at the top, right of this form.

SEP19Power Reception for New 2014 FacultySEPTEMBER 19 2014, 3:30pm UNI - University Gallery (07A), University Gallery
When: 09/19/2014 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm.

Power Reception: Get Your Network Started!

As a member of our newest cohort of RIT faculty, you are invited to a very special “welcome to RIT” reception hosted by President William Destler. You will hear remarks from the President and Provost Jeremy Haefner, plus it will be an opportunity to continue building your RIT network as you meet Deans, Associate Deans, their administration team, and other key RIT people –those who “make things happen.” Our afternoon of socializing and networking is by invitation only, so please save the date, plan to attend, and Register here by September 12, 2014.

When: September 19, 2014, 3:30 pm – 5 pm
Where: University Gallery (UNI - University Gallery (07A) - Campus Map

Cocktail and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

If you need Interpreting Services, click on the link at the top, right of this form.

*This event is open to New 2014 Faculty and invited guests only.