The Faculty Success Series offers opportunities for all faculty to discover resources, enhance teaching and scholarship, and network with colleagues. Take a look at each semester's offerings below for details and a link to registration. Check back often for additions to the series, and feel free to send suggestions to the team at

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January 4, 2019, 10 am - 12 pm - Adjunct Faculty Orientation 
AFO introduces new and returning adjunct faculty to a wealth of information to help you begin teaching at RIT.  


February 28, 3 - 4:30 pm - Mid-Tenure Review Info-Session and Faculty Panel

Join colleagues at the annual Mid-Tenure Review panel discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for mid-tenure review and learn about this important process from Dr. Christine Licata, Vice Provost, and from your colleagues who have earned tenure. Dr. Licata will begin with a presentation on the tenure review process, followed by a general panel discussion, then breakouts with a faculty representative from each of the Colleges.

For spring 2018 event details and resources, visit:    


March 8, 11:30-3:30 pm - Mid-semester Writing Micro-Retreat

Are you looking for a time and space to write? Are you tired of writing alone? Do you have a scholarly writing project due during Spring Break that you want to jump-start? Are you shifting from research-mode to writing-mode? If  “yes” to any of these questions, come join the Mid-semester Writing Micro-Retreat. Learn more and register:

Friday, March 22, 2:30-4 pm
Presenting a Strong Promotion Case: A Discussion with the Provost and Senior Leaders 
 The first in a series of three sessions for faculty considering or planning to submit materials for promotion review to full professor or senior/principal lecturer. Details on other sessions available soon.


April 5, 11 am - 12:30 pm - Pitching and Publishing Your Next (or First) Book
Come and meet the RIT Press team and learn how to pitch your idea for a book to a publisher, the manuscript peer review and editorial process, design and production procedures, and marketing practices for academic books. There will be a brief Q & A along with an opportunity to network after the presentation.  Lunch will be served. 


April 30, 2019, 10 am - 12 pm - End of Semester Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break

Take a break to join your colleagues at The Wallace Library to relax and unwind. Drop in anytime between 10 am - 12 pm on the 1st floor for free coffee/tea and snacks. Registration is not required. ALL faculty are welcome.



FALL 2018

August 7, 2018, 3-5:30 pm -  Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival Kit
AFO introduces new and returning adjunct faculty to a wealth of information to help you begin teaching at RIT. Learn more at Register:

August 15-17, 2018 - New Full-Time Faculty Orientation: Hit the Ground Running
NFO is focused on three key success factors for new RIT faculty: introduction to critical information; socialization with their cohort; and network-building within and across colleges and disciplines. New faculty for the 2018-2019 academic year will receive a personal invitation to NFO.

September 6, 2018, 10-12 pm - Welcome Back Coffee Break
Stop in for free coffee and snacks!  Join returning faculty and staff to meet our newest cohort of RIT faculty, share summer stories, projects for the year, and collaborate on new ideas!!  Drop in anytime between 10 am and 12 pm on the 1st floor of the the RIT Library (The Wallace Library, building 05)Registration is not required - ALL faculty are welcome.  

September 13 and 14, 2018 - Join The Conversation & Scholarship in the Media
Seating is limited. Register early! Click here for more details.

  • Join The Conversation: Editor Jeff Inglis presents an overview of The Conversation, how it works, who reads it, and how to get involved - September 13, 9-10 am, Louise Slaughter Hall (Bldg. 78), Rm 2120.
  • Scholarship and the Media: Workshop on writing about your research for the general public. All will be held in Room 2130 Louise Slaughter Hall (Bldg. 78). Select one workshop via this link: Scholarship and the Media Workshop Selection

September 21, 3:30-5 pm, 2018 - Power Reception for New Faculty

Our newest cohort of RIT faculty is invited to a special “welcome to RIT” reception hosted by President David Munson. Enjoy remarks by Dr. Munson and Provost Ellen Granberg, plus reconnect and network with your new colleagues. New faculty and invited RIT guests will receive a personal invitation.


December 4, 10 am - 12 pm - American Diversity & Frederick Douglass: Lessons from the Prophet of Freedom

A special program on the life and meaning of Frederick Douglass featuring renowned scholar David Blight and Frederick Douglass family member Kenneth Morris Jr. Click here to learn more and register.


December 11, 10 am - 12 pm - Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break    

Take a break to join your colleagues at the Wallace Library to relax and unwind. Drop in anytime on the 1st floor for FREE coffee/tea and snacks. Registration is not required. ALL faculty are welcome.