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SEP16AdvanceRIT Connectivity Series 2014: CONNECTIONS Meet & Greet BreakfastSEPTEMBER 16 2014, 8:30am CRS - Crossroads (89), River Room
When: 09/16/2014 at 8:30am - 10:00am.

CONNECTIONS Meet & Greet Breakfast

Come join the ADVANCE team as we launch “Connections.” Connections will be a series of networking events that aim to build and grow relationships amongst female faculty at RIT.

The theme for this event is “Meet & Greet.” Come meet the ADVANCE team, meet or catch up with other female faculty and find out what ADVANCE has planned for this academic year. Participants will be asked to submit a Power Point slide for a slide show with personal information they are willing to share about themselves (hobbies, family, aspirations, research interests).

Breakfast will be provided.
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Questions should be directed to:

Dr. Laurie Clayton, Program Coordinator

NSF AdvanceRIT
Louise Slaughter Hall/Bldg. 78, Rm. 2426
Rochester Institute of Technology
(585) 475-7844

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!

*This event is for invited guests only -- including 2014 new tenure-track and non-tenure track (lecturer) faculty.*

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 (by invitation only).

When: September 19, 2014, 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Where: University Gallery (UNI - University Gallery (07A) - Campus Map

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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SEP23AdvanceRIT Connectivity Series: 2014 Connect Grants Panel and Second Round Launch!SEPTEMBER 23 2014, 1:00pm LBR - Liberal Arts Hall (06), The Stan McKenzie Commons (06-1251)
When: 09/23/2014 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm.

Join us at a panel discussion on the Connect Grants Program!

The Connect Grants Program supports leadership and career development for all tenured and tenure-track faculty at RIT. Two distinct funding tracks are available. Faculty/Faculty Group Connect Grants provide funding to individuals or faculty groups, tenured and tenure-track faculty, and the second is designed for department based initiatives.

Connect Grants Program Panelists are:
• Carol Romanowski, Ph.D., B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, “Peer-to-Peer Mentoring,” Project group members: Sumita Mishra, Yin Pan, Xumin Liu
• Behnaz Ghoraani Ph.D, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, “Support Successful Research Proposal Re-submission Efforts for External Funding”
• Patrick Scanlon Ph.D, College of Liberal Arts, “Post-Tenure Mentoring”

Last year's awardees:

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Questions? Contact

Dr. Laurie Clayton, Program Coordinator

NSF AdvanceRIT
Louise Slaughter Hall
(Bldg. 78, Rm. 2426)
Rochester Institute of Technology
6 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
(585) 475-7844

SEP24The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Associate Professor: Why we need post-tenure mentoringSEPTEMBER 24 2014, 3:00pm SAU - Student Alumni Union (04), Bamboo Room (2650)
When: 09/24/2014 at 3:00pm - 3:50pm.

Presentation and Discussion with Patrick M. Scanlon

“The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Associate Professor: Why we need post-tenure mentoring” is an interactive presentation/discussion of facts about associate professors and promotion in the US: reasons for job dissatisfaction, differences between men and women in time-to-promotion, initiatives for new paths to promotion, and various approaches to post-tenure mentoring. The event is especially appropriate for associate professors considering promotion and potential mentors to post-tenure faculty.

This is the first in a series of fall presentations and workshops on post-tenure mentoring, to be followed by "Women and Promotion: Challenges and paths forward" (October) and "Mid-Career Planning for Faculty" (November).  The last of these will help associate professors and mentors design a path to promotion.

These presentations and workshops are supported by a CONNECT grant, “Post-Tenure Mentoring.”  Pat Scanlon, the principal investigator, is professor and chair of the Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts.

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.


OCT16Getting Past 'Should': Using Collaboration to Achieve Scholarship GoalsOCTOBER 16 2014, 12:00pm SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78), 2140
When: 10/16/2014 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm.

Getting Past 'Should': Using Collaboration to Achieve Scholarship Goals

Feeling stuck, unable to make headway on scholarship goals?  Does time for writing seem to disappear from your schedule?  When an article is rejected, does revising it languish on your to-do list? If you answered yes to these questions, join us for a workshop that will show you how academic writing partnerships can enable you to change your writing habits.

This interactive workshop, based on a recent publication[1], will enable participants to become specific in identifying what they want/need to advance their scholarly pursuits, find a scholarship partner, structure the project, and nurture the collaborative relationship to build for future success.

The presenters, who have collaborated long distance on articles, chapters, and a book[2], will share their insights on joint scholarly endeavors.  They will also give examples of how serving as informal resources to each other on independent projects helped each of them move forward. 

This session will enable you to develop new skills and enthusiasm. You will find out how the scholarship experience, when shared, can stop being a dungeon of guilt.  Instead, academic scholarship can be newly associated with candor, humor, celebration, and measurable results.


Sharon F. Cramer, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, was a faculty member at Buffalo State College (1985-2011). Her interests included many aspects of faculty development, including leadership and scholarship.

Jan Stivers, PhD, Professor, Marist College, has been a faculty member at Marist College since 1980. Her scholarship and publications center on special education teacher development and teacher collaboration in inclusive K-12 settings.

[1] Stivers, J. & Cramer, S. F.  2013.  Academic Writing Partnerships: The DIY Version. Academic Writing:  Individual and Collaborative Strategies for Success, Ed Neal, ed.  Chapter 5, pps. 43-52, Stillwater, OK:  New Forums Press.  (Also published as an article within Journal of Faculty Development, 2013, 27(3), 1- 6).

[2] Stivers, J. & Cramer, S. F. 2009.  A Teacher's Guide to Change: Understanding, Navigating, and Leading the Process. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press.