Our series of Faculty Success Opportunities is designed for faculty to discover resources, enhance scholarship and teaching, and to network and collaborate with colleagues throughout the academic year. Take a look at the offerings below for details and a registration link. Check back often for additions to the series, and feel free to send suggestions to the team at FCDS@rit.edu.
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Adjunct Faculty Orientation
Friday, January 4, 10-12 pm
AFO introduces new and returning adjunct faculty to a wealth of information to help you begin teaching at RIT.
Mid-Tenure Review Info-Session and Faculty Panel
Thursday, April 30, 3-4:30 pm
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 session slides and resources, visit: http://bit.ly/TenureReview.
Mid-semester Writing Micro-Retreat
Friday, March 8, 11:30-3:30 pm
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. Networking lunch is included.
Faculty Promotion: Presenting a Strong Promotion Case: A Discussion with the Provost and Senior Leaders
Friday, March 22, 2:30-4 pm
First in a series of three sessions for faculty preparing promotion packages to full professor or senior/principal lecturer, campus leaders will serve on a discussion panel to include Provost Ellen Granberg.
Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar with Tara Gray
Wednesday, March 27, 9-11 am
Increase your productivity by a factor of three. Write prose that participants report is clearer, better organized, and more compelling. Many scholars are educated as writers at the School of Hard Knocks, but it’s not the only school, or even the best. Even when you can’t work harder, there are important ways to work smarter. Every scholar can become more prolific and these steps will show you how. Each participant will receive a free one-year membership in Text and Academic Authors (TAA) www.taaonline.net and a copy of Tara’s book, Publish & Flourish. Read more here.
*Co-sponsored by the office of the Provost, Faculty Career Development, the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Promotion & Tenure Smarts, and Textbook and Academic Authors.
Publish & Flourish: Revising Scholarly Manuscripts with Tara Gray
Wednesday, March 27, 12-2 pm
Organization is the skeleton of a manuscript, its very structure. Get it right and the manuscript works. Get it wrong and it doesn’t. In this workshop, you will develop and work from a “reverse” or “after-the-fact” outline on one section of a manuscript you bring. Each participant will receive a free one-year membership in Textbook and Academic Authors and a copy of Tara’s book, Publish & Flourish.
*Co-sponsored by the office of the Provost, Faculty Career Development, the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Promotion & Tenure Smarts, and Textbook and Academic Authors (TAA).
Pitching and Publishing Your Next (or First) Book
Friday, April 5, 11 am-12:30 pm
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.
Thursday, April 18, 2:30-4 pm
Second in the series on faculty promotion, this session is a "deep dive" into university and college-level policy on promotion (E6.0) to full professor or senior/principal lecturer. Topics include promotion requirements and timeline; and strategies for listing accomplishments in scholarship, service, and teaching.
Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break
Tuesday, April 30, 10-12 pm
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.
Friday, May 3, 2:30-4 pm
This is the third session in the Faculty Promotion series. The interactive session is for faculty preparing promotion packages to full professor and covers preparation of materials for external reviewers as well as the research statements.
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 http://bit.ly/AFO-Orientation. Register: http://bit.ly/AFO-F2018
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 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.