Time Session & Location
7:30am to 9:15am
College Breakfasts
Various dates/times/locations (check listing) below!

Individual College breakfast times to be announced. 

9:15am to 9:30am
Day 2 Registration
Gosnell Entryway
9:30am to 4:00pm
Individual Professional Photos Available (no appointment necessary)
The Wallace Center, A-405 (lower level)

Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark, RIT Production Services

9:30am to 10:15am
Orientation to SIS
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Tina Sturgis, Senior Associate Registrar; Luke Auburn, Senior Communication Specialist

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.  
Link to Faculty SIS site.
Orientation Handout

10:15am to 11:00am
Using Starfish to Send Academic Alerts
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Stephanie Bauschard, Associate Director, University Advising Office

RIT’s academic 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:


11:00am to 11:15am
11:15am to 12:00pm
RIT Libraries – Resources & Your College Librarian
The Wallace Center (TWC), 2nd Floor, ViaLab, Room 2430

Margaret Bartlett, Sr. Manager Research & Instruction Services, RIT Libraries, TWC, & Staff 

Enjoy an overview of services provided by RIT Libraries in support of faculty success-from classroom instruction on library resources to course reserves to one of our newer initiatives on academic integrity! Also, you will have time to meet with your College Library Liaison, so please bring your questions.  They are here to help!  Link to RIT Library website.

12:00pm to 12:45pm
Networking Lunch & Overview of Innovative Learning Institute (ILI)
The Wallace Center (TWC), 1st Floor

Neil Hair, Executive Director, ILI

12:45pm to 1:00pm
1:00pm to 1:15pm
Teaching and Learning Services
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Ian Webber, Director of Teaching & Learning Services

An overview of the support and resources available from the Innovative Learning Institute and TLS, your source for support and ideas about course design, classroom activities, online learning, academic technology, and media.  


1:15pm to 1:30pm
What to Expect in the Classroom
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Matt Nicosia, Supervisor of Classroom Technology Operations

An orientation to the technology and controls you’ll find in most classrooms. New faculty can also sign up for an orientation in their scheduled classrooms.

1:30pm to 2:15pm
myCourses Orientation
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Ken Kindler, Manager of Academic Technology Systems 

A high-level tour of RIT’s Learning Management System, myCourses. New faculty can also sign up for myCourses training and one-to-one consultation.

2:15pm to 2:25pm
2:25pm to 3:00pm
Your Teaching Mindset
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Jeremiah Parry-Hill, Interim Manager for Instructional Design-TLS

An interactive session to help new faculty determine and reflect on their teaching mindset, and how TLS can help them achieve their teaching goals.  

3:00pm to 3:05pm
Wrap-up Day 2 & Evaluations / Walk to TWC
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Anne Canale & Cheryl Herdklotz

3:05pm to 4:00pm
Resource Fair
The Wallace Center (TWC), 1st Floor

Campus Representatives

This exposition is a valuable opportunity to obtain information on campus units and services that can assist you and your students. Meet representatives from advising, academic support, the writing center, sponsored research, and our university press, to name a few. Please don’t miss this opportunity to discover RIT’s wonderful resources while expanding your RIT network.


4:00pm to 4:25pm
Title IX

Stacey DeRooy, Title IX Coordinator

Provides an overview of RIT's policies and process for handling Title IX complaints while reinforcing expectations for community behavior. The session will inform faculty of resources available to them and their obligations related to complying with Title IX and related statutes. 
Orientation Slides