Schedule

 

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time Session & Location
8:15am to 8:45am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Gosnell Entryway and Atrium - Lower Level
8:45am to 8:50am
Opening Remarks
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Lynn Wild, Associate Provost

8:50am to 9:30am
Welcome to RIT
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Provost Jeremy Haefner

9:30am to 10:00am
Work Together, Play Together
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Grant Cos and Babak Elahi, Associate Professors, College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

Grant and Babak have been at RIT for over fifteen years and they find that shared play facilitates shared work.  Shortly after starting at RIT, Babak learned that Grant is also an amateur musician leading to their playing and working together. Hear a few stories about staying sane in academe while they sing a few songs. These friends and colleagues encourage you to balance collaborative scholarly pursuits with common personal interests, when and where it's possible.

10:00am to 10:20am
Curious About George?
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Deborah Gears, Associate Professor, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS)

GEORGE Be inquisitive. Be inspired.™ is a “unique to RIT” forum designed to motivate collaborative interactions across our campuses. Learn about the research behind Scholar Trading Cards and how you can become part of the growing RIT network of scholars.  

New faculty will also have the opportunity meet with Deb Gears and the GEORGE student team to begin creating your own Scholar Trading Card at a follow-up session. Visit the team at the Resource Fair at 1 pm today to register!

10:20am to 10:30am
Break
10:30am to 10:45am
Working With Your Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students Panel Discussion
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Panelists: Mark Rosica (Moderator),  Chair NTID Department of Counseling and Academic Advising;  Ann Hager, NTID Business Studies; Ann Marie Kuntz,  Manager of Real-Time Captioning and Notetaking Services, Department of Access Services, NTID; Raja Kushalnagar NTID Information and Computing Studies

  • Teach2Connect Website - Quick Tips, Captioning, Access Services, Teaching Tools and much more!
  • Access Services Website  - Provides interpreting, notetaking, and real-time captioning (C-print) services to the RIT community so that all members can enjoy full access to communication.

This session includes an overview of information and resources that provide instructors with classroom teaching strategies that foster collaborative learning among deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students. A panel discussion will inform new faculty about the key roles and resources to support deaf and hard-of-hearing student success in the classroom. Panelists include RIT and NTID faculty, students, and staff from Access Services and Academic Services, all of whom will provide recommendations to help make instruction more accessible for the deaf/hard-of-hearing student. Panelists will share the roles and expectations of key players in the classroom learning environment (student, faculty, interpreters, captionist, notetaker, etc.) and will share key campus resources for both faculty and students.
 

 

Time Session & Location
11:45am to 11:55am
Group Photo
Gosnell Atrium
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch & Networking with Library Liaisons, Sponsored Research Services
University Gallery
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Resource Fair
The Wallace Center, 1st Floor Community Area

RIT Representatives

This exposition is a wonderful opportunity for you to obtain information on campus units and services provided for all faculty. Meet representatives from the offices of research, advising, diversity and the Wallace Center to name a few. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to expand your RIT network.
 

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Understanding Today's RIT Student
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Nicole Boulais, Associate Vice President, Student Learning, Support and Assessment
Dawn Soufleris, Associate Vice President for Student Behavior

 

Today's students come to campus with a variety of skills, talents, motivations, and challenges. This discussion will help new RIT faculty respond to student needs and make appropriate referrals. The session will provide a profile of today's RIT student that includes areas of student learning support and assessment, as well as student conduct and conflict management. Includes current demographics and guidance for faculty along with a broad overview of campus resources for student and faculty success! 

Time Session & Location
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Your RIT Career
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Chris Licata, Senior Associate Provost

Wrap up the day with a presentation from Senior Associate Provost Chris Licata who will present an overview of the noble teaching profession that new faculty have chosen. What are the themes underlying a full academic career as you traverse the ranks matching your personal interests with institutional priorities? Learn how to make a difference in your career at RIT.

3:45pm to 3:55pm
Wrap-Up Day 1 & Online NFO Evaluations
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Anne Canale / Cheryl Herdklotz, Faculty Career Development Consultants

4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Finish Line: Wine and Hors D'oeuvre's Reception
Gosnell Atrium

Special Treat: RIT Better Me Chair Massage (3:30-5:15)
Gosnell Atrium 

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time Session & Location
8:00am to 9:30am
College Breakfasts
various locations (check listing)

To Be Determined.

9:30am to 4:00pm
Individual Professional Photos Available
A405 Wallace
9:30am to 9:45am
Day 2 Registration
Gosnell Entryway
9:45am to 10:15am
Orientation to SIS
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Tina Sturgis, Associate Registrar

 

All RIT class instructors must use the Faculty Center within RIT’s Student Information System (SIS) to enter grades and access their class schedules, class rosters and historic grade rosters. All permanent, non-adjunct faculty have access to Advisor Center as well, which provides a modified view of what students see when they log in to the SIS. Advisor Center serves as a central location that allows you to see a student’s schedule of classes, advisors, holds, course history, unofficial transcript and more.

This session shows faculty how to perform essential tasks in both Faculty Center and Advisor Center.

10:15am to 11:00am
Using Early Alert
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Stephanie Bauschard, Assistant Director, Institute Advising Office

 

RIT’s Early Alert system allows instructors to send timely feedback and information to students regarding their performance in a course.  This session will serve as an introduction to the system including:

  • An overview of the system and its purpose
  • User roles in the Early Alert system and processes
  • How to access the Early Alert system & sending early alerts through Progress Surveys
  • How to access additional training and support for the Early Alert system
 
10:55am to 11:10am
Break
11:15am to 12:00pm
Orientation to Teaching and Learning Services
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Neil Hair, Colin Mathers, TLS Staff

An orientation to the support provided by Teaching and Learning Services, your single source for help with course design, myCourses, technology and media, classroom technology, and other issues around teaching and learning. You'll also hear about the Teaching and Learning Commons, an online community where RIT faculty and staff can discuss and collaborate.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Networking Lunch
The Wallace Center, 1st Floor Community Area
1:00pm to 1:50pm
Getting Ready to Teach (1 – repeat session offered at 2 pm)
TWC A-650

IDRC Team

An interactive session to share ideas about teaching. It will begin with a short primer on the basics of effective course design and followed by discussions of student engagement, classroom and online activities, assessment strategies, and using media or technology, based on participant questions.

Faculty can also set up appointments with TLS staff for individual consultations, syllabus reviews, or other assistance.

1:00pm to 1:50pm
myCourses Orientation (1 – repeat session offered at 2 pm)
Gosnell Auditorium

Marybeth Koon

An overview and introduction to myCourses, RIT's Learning Management System. Learn about finding your classes, uploading materials, communicating with your class, creating online discussions and other basic tasks.

Additional training in myCourses is available throughout the year and by request.

Time Session & Location
1:50pm to 2:00pm
Break
2:00pm to 2:50pm
myCourses Orientation (2-repeat of above)
Gosnell Auditorium

Marybeth Koon

An overview and introduction to myCourses, RIT's Learning Management System. Learn about finding your classes, uploading materials, communicating with your class, creating online discussions and other basic tasks.

Additional training in myCourses is available throughout the year and by request.

2:00pm to 2:50pm
myCourses Overview for Experienced Users
TWC A-400 (TLT Studio)

Joe Zelazny

This session is for faculty who have had experience teaching in myCourses or a similar Learning Management System. Topics for this session will be driven by participant questions to address specific needs.

2:00pm to 2:50pm
Getting Ready to Teach (2-repeat of above)
TWC A-650

Instructional Design & Research Consultant (IDRC) Team   

An interactive session to share ideas about teaching. It will begin with a short primer on the basics of effective course design and followed by discussions of student engagement, classroom and online activities, assessment strategies, and using media or technology, based on participant questions.

Faculty can also set up appointments with TLS staff for individual consultations, syllabus reviews, or other assistance.

2:50pm to 3:00pm
Wrap-Up Day 2 & Evaluations
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Anne Canale / Cheryl Herdklotz, Faculty Career Development Consultants

3:00pm to 4:00pm
More on Teaching and Learning (Optional Concurrent Session)
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Instructional Design & Research Consultant (IDRC) Team   

An optional Q&A session to address questions about teaching, syllabus creation, engaging students, or anything else you'd like to discuss.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
More on myCourses (Optional Concurrent Session)
Gosnell Auditorium

Joe Zelazny and Marybeth Koon

This optional session is a deeper look at myCourses functions, including the discussion, dropbox, and gradebook tools, as well as an open Q&A.

Friday, August 14, 2015
Time Session & Location
8:30am to 8:45am
Day 3 Registration & Beverages/Pastries
Gosnell Entryway
8:45am to 9:00am
Meet Your Faculty Associates
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Marcos Esterman Faculty Associate for AALANA faculty
Betsy Dell, Faculty Associate for Women faculty
Elena Sommers, Faculty Associate for Non-Tenure track faculty

Hear first-hand from the RIT Faculty associates about their role addressing areas of priority for the Institute while providing leadership and support for their colleagues. These faculty associates provide critical visible support especially in light of the increasing demands on faculty time.

9:00am to 11:00am
Human Resources - RIT Employee Benefits
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Judy DeCourcey, Senior Benefits Specialist

We know how important this topic is to our new faculty. At this session, you will hear all about Human Resources and Employee Benefits at RIT. Immediately following this information-filled presentation, new faculty will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with human resource representatives, Judy DeCourcey and Valerie Liegey. A representative will also be available to help complete I-9 forms and other paperwork as needed.

11:10am to 12:00pm
HR Meetings / I9 Completion

Optional Personal Meetings with HR Representatives
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300
Judy DeCourcey, Valerie Liegey

I-9 Completion, Gosnell Atrium
HR Representatives

12:00pm to 2:00pm
Individual Professional Photos Available
A405 Wallace