Schedule
Wednesday, August 13
Time Session & Location
8:15am to 8:45am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Gosnell Entryway and Atrium - Lower Level
8:45am to 9:00am
Welcome
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Lynn Wild, Associate Provost

9:00am to 10:15am
Hit the Ground Running Panel
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Faculty Panelists: Hinda Mandell (moderator) CLA; Kara Maki, COS; Jeff Mills, COS; Muhammet Kesgin, CAST; Ray Putcha, KGCOE

This is your chance as a new RIT faculty member to ask questions about being part of the RIT community.  Our panel of recent new faculty will cover topics on mentoring, campus culture, maintaining work-life balance, and the surprises of launching a new career. Their candid remarks will help focus your strategies for engaging successfully in your new campus community.

10:15am to 10:30am
Break
10:30am to 11:45am
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

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
TWC Expo
The Wallace Center, 1st Floor Community Area

TWC Representatives

Information plus dessert is on the menu as you join your new faculty cohort in the Wallace Center (TWC) where TWC staff will showcase our spectacular array of services and resources available to faculty and students. You’ll sample tidbits from information services, RIT Archives, and the RIT Press; you will see and hear about scholarly works and the Cary Graphic Arts collection—all while enjoying some scrumptious desserts.  Come be amazed at everything available to you in The Wallace Center!

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

Presentation Slides

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 4:00pm
Wrap-Up Day 1 & 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 14
Time Session & Location
8:00am to 9:30am
College Breakfasts
various locations (check listing)

College

Date

Time

Location 

CAST

8/14/2014

8:30-9:30am

Ross Hall/ROS, Bldg 10, Room A252,  Dean's Conference Room (downstairs)

CIAS

8/14/2014

8:30-9:30am

Gannett Hall/GAN -Neblette Conference Room 1104, Dean's Office area

COLA

8/14/2014

7:30-9:30am

Liberal Arts College, Bldg. 6, Room 6-1251, Commons Room

GCCIS

8/14/2014

8:30-9:40am

Golisano /GOL, Bldg 70, Room 1435

KGCOE

8/14/2014

8:00-9:00am
9:00-9:45am

Kate Gleason/GLE, Bldg 9, Conference Room 3119
GLE 2255- Further discussion-Expectations & Tenure

SCB

8/14/2014

8:00-9:45am

Lowenthal Hall/LOW, Bldg  12, Room 2312, Dean's Conference Room (second/mezzanine level)

NTID

8/14/2014

8:30-9:30am

Student Development Center/ SDC, Bldg 55, Room 1300

COS

8/20/2014

8:00-9:45am

Thomas Gosnell Hall/GOS, Bldg 8, Room 1300

Note: COS is scheduled for 8/20/14. There is no formal breakfast for CHST and Sustainability.

9:30am to 9:55am
Day 2 Registration
Gosnell Entryway
9:30am to 4:00pm
Individual Professional Photos Available
A405 Wallace
9:55am to 10:15am
Welcome
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Provost Jeremy Haefner

10:15am to 11:00am
myCourses Overview
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Joe Zelazny, Manager, Instructional Technology-Media Services, Teaching and Learning Services ILI

myCourses, RIT’s Learning Management System (LMS), lets you communicate with students, distribute materials, and administer quizzes for campus and online classes.

11:00am to 11:30am
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.

11:30am to 12:00pm
Using Early Alert
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Stephanie Bauschard, Assistant Director, Institute Advising Office

Presentation Slides with Early Alert Training Dates

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
 
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Networking Lunch
The Wallace Center, 1st Floor Community Area

Neil Hair, Interim Executive Director, ILI

Time Session & Location
1:00pm to 1:50pm
Course Design on the Quick
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Sandi Connelly, Assistant Professor, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences

Join our session to see some basic tools of how to get your course off the ground quickly, consider the "definitely!" and the "definitely not!" for the first offering of your course, and learn how to implement some easy strategies that will ensure that your students (and you!) are on the path to success.

1:50pm to 2:00pm
Break
2:00pm to 2:50pm
Assessment and Test Construction
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Sometimes while focusing on how to teach the content of the course, new faculty can overlook the assessment component of the class. In this session, participants will explore different strategies for assessing student learning, from traditional tests to assessments that are more authentic.
 

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
Optional Concurrent Sessions
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Teaching Online
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300
Marybeth Koon

This is a chance for faculty who will be teaching online (or are interested in teaching online) to discuss some of the design and facilitation challenges of online courses—and some solutions. You'll also learn about support available for online instructors and their students.

Orientation to Teaching & Learning Services
Gosnell Entryway, TLS Table

Come by to talk with staff from Teaching and Learning Services to find out about our workshops, facilities, consultation, and other development opportunities available to RIT faculty.

Teaching & Learning Services -- Facilities
The Wallace Center - A650 (lower level)

Take a tour of the Teaching and Learning Services space in The Wallace Center, including the help desk and media studio.
 

Friday, August 15
Time Session & Location
8:30am to 9:00am
Day 3 Registration & Beverages/Pastries
Gosnell Entryway
9:00am to 9:05am
Welcome / Introduction
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Anne Canale / Cheryl Herdklotz, Faculty Career Development Consultants

9:05am to 11:00am
Human Resources - RIT Employee Benefits
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Judy DeCourcey, Senior Benefits Specialist
Presentation Slides

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.

11:00am to 11:05am
Wrap-Up & Evaluations
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Anne Canale / Cheryl Herdklotz, Faculty Career Development Consultants

11:05am to 12:00pm
Optional Personal Meetings with HR Representatives
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Judy DeCourcey, Senior Benefits Specialist, Valerie Liegey, Benefits Assistant

11:25am to 12:45pm
Campus Tour
Gosnell Entrance by A-300 Auditorium

Julia Lisuzzo, Tour Guide and RIT Alum

Time Session & Location
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Individual Professional Photos Available
A405 Wallace