The Faculty Success Series offers opportunities for all faculty to grow your network, discover resources at RIT, and enhance teaching and scholarship. Take a look at the offerings below ... and check the The Wallace Center's calendar for more RIT Library events as well as ILI's Teaching & Learning Services training opportunities.  

FALL 2017 

*This schedule is subject to change. Check back often for additions! 

December 12 - Celebrate Reading Day! Faculty are invited to a free coffee break at TWC! 
Take a break at the end of the semester to join your colleagues at The Wallace Center to relax and unwind. Drop in anytime between 10 am and 1 pm on the 1st floor for FREE coffee/tea and a snack. Registration is not required. All faculty are welcome.

December 7 - Syllabus Design (or Re-design!) Workshop, 4-5:30 pm
Instructional designer Michael Starenko will lead this active learning-style workshop will discuss the multiple purposes and elements of a course syllabus and explore how to (re)design a syllabus that facilitates both effective teaching and student learning. All faculty are welcome! 

Some of the questions addressed in the workshop include:

  • What RIT policies are required or expected to be in every syllabus?
  • What course-specific policies ought to be included in my syllabus and how should I frame them?
  • What message is my syllabus sending to students?
  • How can my syllabus inform, guide, and motivate students when they’re not in class?
  • What resources and services are available for planning, writing, and formatting my syllabus?

November 8 - Adjunct Faculty Community Dinner & Discussion-Facilitating Student Resilience in the Classroom
Join fellow adjuncts for dinner and discussion on this important topic and learn strategies for early identification and intervention with your students. This is an Adjunct Faculty Community Event, but all faculty are welcome if interested. Dinner is included.

November 6 - Grant applications due by  5 pm!  Links to websites for all grants: Faculty Grant Opportunities

November 2 - RIGA Technical University & RIT: Research Collaborations and Opportunities for Exchange Programs
All faculty and students are invited to this presentation about research collaborations and opportunities for exchange programs at Riga Technical University (RTU), in Riga, Latvia. Guest presenters include RTU doctoral Students Mara Pudane, Department of Artificial Intelligence & Systems Engineering; Maksims Zigunovs, Department of Applied Mathematics; and Michael Radin, Associate Professor of Mathematics, College of Science, RIT. The presentation includes information on the location of the university in Latvia; the English-speaking bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs; and research projects and research opportunities for students and faculty. Mara and Maksims will share their experiences as students at RTU and their research projects. Michael will share his teaching and research experiences at RTU. Agenda: 2-3 pm-Presentation; 3-4 pm-Discussion with presenters, Q&A, and social hour.

Completed events: 

October 5 - Grants Exposed! Mixer
Join us at this showcase of successfully funded faculty grant projects AND kickoff for the faculty development grants program for this academic year. All faculty are welcome!  Read more about faculty grant opportunities here.

September 15 - 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 Haefner, plus reconnect and network with your new colleagues.

September 14 - Informing Public Debate: A Discussion of High-Stakes Scholarship with Prize-winning Author Heather Ann Thompson
Join your colleagues for a discussion with author Heather Ann Thompson, Professor of History and Afro-american and African Studies at the University of Michigan. Thompson will discuss sharing one’s research with both policymakers and the general public. The first 50 faculty who register will receive a free copy of Thompson’s most recent book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.

September 8 - Your Cultural Surroundings: A Walking Tour of RIT's Art and Architecture
Join RIT Archivist Becky Simmons for a tour of RIT’s campus art and architecture. The university has continually supported installation of significant pieces both outside and inside buildings. Simmons will discuss the artists and their work and point out key features of our award-winning mid-century campus. The tour concludes at The Wallace Center for refreshments and networking with your colleagues.  All faculty are welcome!

September 7 - Welcome Back Faculty! Free Coffee at The Wallace Center
Stop at The Wallace Center for a free coffee and refreshments! Share summer stories and new projects for the year.  Registration is not required -- drop in anytime.  All faculty are welcome!

August 16-17 - New Faculty Orientation (NFO)
NFO is focused on three key success factors for new faculty: introduction to critical information; socialization with their cohort; and network building within and across colleges and disciplines. New faculty for the 2017-2018 academic year will receive a personal invitation to NFO.

August 10 - Adjunct Faculty Orientation (AFO)
New and returning adjunct faculty are welcome! This orientation will provide adjunct faculty with an overview of the departments and resources they will need to begin teaching at RIT. 


Check back later -- more faculty opportunities will be added soon!

January 11 - Adjunct Faculty Orientation
AFO will introduce you to a wealth of information to help you quickly adjust to the RIT classroom and our student population. All adjunct faculty are welcome

February 2 - Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award Nominations due by 5 pm. 

February 28 - Curious About the Mid-Tenure Review Process? Faculty Panel Discussion 
7th Annual Mid-Tenure Review panel discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for mid-tenure review and learn about this important process from Jeremy Haefner, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and your colleagues who have earned tenure.