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Faculty Success Series

Check out the variety of opportunities available for RIT faculty during Spring 2015 on our Faculty Success Series page. 

 

Events

Events

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. Open to all RIT faculty.

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.

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.



APR25Lecturer's Mentoring Group Discussion Panel-Teaching Effectiveness & MentoringAPRIL 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. Open to all RIT faculty.

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.



MAY05Adjunct Community: High Tech CheatingMAY 05 2015, 12:00pm LBR - Liberal Arts Hall (06), 1251
When: 05/05/2015 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm.

Studies show cheating on homework assignments and on exams happens at an alarming rate. As high school and college students gain more tech skills, the ways in which they cheat evolve. Should students be allowed to drink a soda during an exam? Have a smartphone with them? Students use devices, social media, apps and more to cheat in classrooms and in online exams! Come to this workshop to learn what constitutes high tech cheating and see statistics on the extent of the problem. Take a tour of the paper mill, textbook solution, and test sharing web sites. See the videos, technologies, and actual devices that students use to cheat. Get tips on how to curb high tech cheating.



MAY09Best Practices in Mentoring Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Baylor University WorkshopMAY 09 2015, 8:30am GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08), A300
When: 05/09/2015 at 8:30am - 2:45pm.

Best Practices in Mentoring Non-Tenure Track Faculty-Baylor University

You are invited to attend a workshop on “Best Practices in Mentoring Non-Tenure Track Faculty” where a team from Baylor University’s Academy for Teaching and Learning will share best practices on their successful non-tenure track lecturer mentoring program including valuable information for mentor, mentee, and academic leaders.  
 
Conveniently offered on Saturday, May 9 in order to accommodate as many faculty as possible who teach a full course-load during the week, the day begins with breakfast at 8:30 and concludes at 2:45.  Come for one topic presentation, or stay the whole day!  Topics include:
 
-Creating a Positive Climate for Teaching: Policies, programs and recognition
-Recognizing Non-Tenure Track Faculty Needs: Overview of Baylor’s Academy for Teaching and Learning programs for all interested faculty and administrators
-Lunch
-Evaluating Teaching
 This event is open to all RIT faculty, their mentors, and academic leaders.

Baylor guests:  J. Lenore Wright, associate professor and Tom Hanks, 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.

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

This event is co-hosted by the College of Science School of Mathematical Sciences Lecturer Mentoring Group and 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. This year featured faculty are:

Mathew Fluet - Computer Science, GCCIS

Jennifer Schneider - Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety, CAST

Bolaji Thomas - Biomedical SAciences, CHST

Alex Lobos - Industrial Design, CIAS

Jonathan Schroeder - School of Communication, COLA

Mishkat Bhattacharya - School of Physics and Astronomy, COS

Michael Palanski - Management, COB

Gabrielle Gaustad - PhD in Sustainability, GIS

Mehran Mozaffari Kermani - Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering, KGCOE

Bonnie Jacob - Science and Mathematics, NTID

Wael Abdel-Samad - Mechanical Engineering division, RIT - Dubai.

 

Light refreshments including beer and wine will be provided.

 

 



MAY27Connecting Campus to Community SymposiumMAY 27 2015, 9:30am SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78), TBD
When: 05/27/2015 - 05/28/2015 at 9:30am - 12:00pm.

Mark your calendars for the CONNECTING CAMPUS TO COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM with keynote speaker, Timothy Eatman, Co-Director, Imagining America, and Assistant Professor, Syracuse University.
 
When: May 27 (9:30-3 pm) & May 28 (8:30-12 pm)
 
Who: All RIT Faculty are invited!
 
What's in it for you:

•   Learn about engaged research, teaching and scholarship.
•   Explore ways to enhance your professional portfolio.
•   Build collaborative community partnerships.
•   Be a part of a national and international movement in higher education.

More details coming soon!

The Wallace Center/Office of the Associate Provost
rit.edu/facultydevelopment, FCDS@rit.edu
Rochester Institute of Technology

Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Faculty Career Development/The Wallace Center.