Our Faculty Success Series is designed for faculty to discover resources, enhance scholarship and teaching, and to network and collaborate with colleagues throughout the academic year as well as continuing onboarding our newest faculty cohort. 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.

FALL 2019

WELCOME BACK COFFEE BREAK
FRI, SEPT 6, 10 AM - 12 PM
1st Floor Library (Wallace, Bldg 05)

Registration not required.
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-12 pm, 1st floor of the RIT Library for refreshments and conversation. All faculty are invited.

COMMUNICATING & COLLABORATING WITH DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS & COLLEAGUES
WED, SEPT 11, 10-11 AM
Campus Center (Bldg 03), Bamboo Rm 2650

Register: bit.ly/Working-With-DHH
Many new faculty at RIT have not yet taught deaf and hard of hearing students or worked with deaf or hard of hearing colleagues. This panel discussion and Q+A will help answer your questions and provide tips and resources to support respectful and culturally aware communication between hearing faculty and deaf and hard of hearing students, colleagues, and community members. Light refreshments available. All faculty are invited.

PUBLISHING SUCCESS: PITCHING YOUR BOOK PROPOSAL TO EDITORS
WED, SEPT 18 (2 parts)

Campus Center (Bldg 03), Bamboo Rm 2650
Lunch will be provided after Part 1. All faculty are welcome to Part 1, Part 2 seating is limited.


Cecil Foster, PhD, author and professor in the Department of Transnational Studies, University at Buffalo, will be visiting RIT for a two-part session, with lunch included!

  1. Part 1: 10:45 AM -12:15 PM-Open discussion with all faculty offering tips on some of the ways to make their book more attractive to editors and more likely to ensure greater success in academic and general publishing. Register: bit.ly/CecilAM
  2. Part 2: 2-3 PM-Individual Mentoring. Faculty can discuss their plans with Dr. Foster and get immediate proposal feedback. Seating is limited! Register: bit.ly/CecilPM

Co-sponsored by Center for Engaged Storycraft, Division of Diversity & Inclusion, Faculty Career Development, P&T SMARTS, UWP.

POWER RECEPTION FOR NEW FACULTY
FRI, SEPT 20, 3:30-5 PM 
New full-time RIT faculty are invited to a “welcome to RIT” reception. Enjoy remarks from President David Munson and Provost Ellen Granberg, plus reconnect and network with your new colleagues. New faculty and invited RIT guests will receive a personal invitation.

BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE-MINDED FACULTY MEMBER
MON, SEPT 30, 8-10 AM
Campus Center (Bldg 03), 2610/2650 Bamboo Rm

Register: bit.ly/Inclusive-Minded-Faculty
In this interactive workshop faculty will engage in a practice to better support our growing and diverse student population. Faculty will reflect on how their personal and social identities have shaped their learning, and will also enhance their understanding of how micro-messaging can negatively impact their students. Attendees will leave with tools to address difficult learning moments in the classroom. Light refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Faculty Affairs, Faculty Career Development.

FACULTY “MINGLE": NETWORKING ON RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND TEACHING
WED, OCT 2, Drop in between 3-4:30 PM
University Gallery

Registration: bit.ly/mingle2019
All faculty are invited to network and collaborate with colleagues on research, scholarship, and teaching interests in an informal setting. If you have specific topics you would like to discuss with colleagues or ideas you would like to brainstorm, please let the planning team know via a short survey on the registration form. Drop in at any time during this informal mixer - stay as little or as long as you like!  Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT: TOOLS YOU CAN USE (2 WORKSHOPS)
THUR, OCT 24, 10:15-11:15 AM and 2-3:15 pm
Register for one or both workshops: http://bit.ly/Tools-You-Can-Use

All faculty are invited to two different interactive workshops on professional/career development, and work-life integration where you will walk away with tools you can readily apply personally and professionally. The day after attending we hope you will be doing something differently than you have done before to successfully manage your career!

  • Florence Hudson, is an inspirational leader and C-level executive in technology, business, research and academia. Founder and CEO, FDHint; Special Advisor, NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University; and Editor in Chief, Women Securing the Future with TIPPSS for IoT
  • Susan Puglia, is a retired IBM Vice President with 35 years of IT solutions experience, holding executive management positions in engineering, systems and software development, portfolio management, business transformation, and client IT architecture and support. She is a member of RIT’s Board of Trustees.
  1. Workshop 1 - 10:00-11:15 AM - CREATING AN INCLUSIVE AND VIBRANT WORKING ENVIRONMENT & GROW MODELThis session covers strategies on how to create an inclusive and vibrant working environment with a focus on mentoring, coaching, and sponsorship. The “GROW” model (Goals, Reality, Options, What to Do) will be shared as a simple, immediately usable and reusable tool to strategically manage your career. 
  2. Workshop 2 - 2:00-3:15 PM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON WORK-LIFE INTEGRATIONFlorence and Susan will participate in a panel discussion to share their inspiring stories on how they’ve strategically and successfully managed their personal and professional lives. In addition RIT faculty have been invited to join the panel to share experiences on how they have managed successful careers and are thriving in other aspects of their lives.

Co-sponsored by Faculty Career Development and AdvanceRIT in the Office of Faculty Affairs.

BUILDING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR CHAIRS AND DIRECTORS 
FRI, NOV 8, Interactive workshop from 10:00 - 11:30 am followed by a luncheon, 11:30-12:30 pm.
Invitations will be emailed to new and returning department chairs and unit heads. If you have not received an invitation and are a department head and would like to attend, go to this link: Effective Communication for Department Heads

New and returning department chairs and unit heads will participate in an interactive workshop on communication skills and strategies followed by a networking luncheon. Participants will engage in activities that identify conflict handling modes and interpersonal communication  styles; examine opportunities and challenges facing department chairs and unit heads; participate in discussion groups to address the challenges presented; and engage in hands-on practice of techniques for fostering inclusive conversations around sensitive topics (e.g., handling conflicts, managing crisis, building sense of community, etc.). 

Hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs, Faculty Career Development, and the Division of Diversity & Inclusion’s Diversity Theater.

PREPARING FOR TENURE REVIEW: A PANEL DISCUSSION
TUE, NOV 12, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
SMT-A500 Skalny Room
Register: http://bit.ly/PRE-TENURE-PANEL ​​​​​​

Pre-tenure faculty are invited to an information session and panel discussion to learn more about preparing a strong tenure dossier. Dr. Carmie Garzione, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, will begin with a presentation on the tenure review process and policies, followed by a panel discussion with colleagues who have earned tenure.  Break-out sessions with representatives from each of the colleges will be available toward the end of the workshop. Lunch will be provided. Additional details to follow.
Hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs/Faculty Career Development.

FACULTY APPRECIATION COFFEE BREAK
TUES, DEC, 10 AM - 12 PM
1st Floor Library (Wallace, Bldg 05)
Celebrate a successful semester, join your colleagues, relax and unwind. Drop in anytime between 10 AM – 12 PM for refreshments and conversation. All faculty are invited. Registration not required.

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FALL 2018 ARCHIVE

FALL 2018

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 13 and 14, 2018 - Join The Conversation & Scholarship in the Media
Seating is limited. Register early! Click here for more details.

  • Join The Conversation: Editor Jeff Inglis presents an overview of The Conversation, how it works, who reads it, and how to get involved - September 13, 9-10 am, Louise Slaughter Hall (Bldg. 78), Rm 2120.
  • Scholarship and the Media: Workshop on writing about your research for the general public. All will be held in Room 2130 Louise Slaughter Hall (Bldg. 78). Select one workshop via this link: Scholarship and the Media Workshop Selection

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. 

SPRING 2019 ARCHIVE

Spring 2019

Click on the event title for details and registration. 
Download a PDF version of the Faculty Success Series
 

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. 

 

Faculty Promotion-University & College Promotion Policies

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.

 

Faculty Promotion-External Letters and Research Statements

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.