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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time Session & Location
9:00am to 11:00am

NFO begins Wednesday, August 15, at 11:30 am. If you wish to take advantage of the free morning, you will have time to complete the following (optional!):

  • Find directions with this searchable online campus map:
  • RIT User ID – Help Desk, Frank E. Gannett Hall, Building - GAN/007B - 1113, 1st Floor
  • I-9 forms – Human Resources, George Eastman Hall - EAS/001 - 5th Floor
  • RIT ID Card – Registrar’s Office, George Eastman Hall - EAS/001, 1st Floor
  • Professional Photo – 9-11:30 am, Wallace Library, WAL/005 -  A-405/Lower level, (follow signs)
  • Parking – Online:
  • Visit your department/find your office or classroom - see RIT's Colleges  
11:30am to 12:00pm
University Gallery (BOO, Rm 2765)
12:00pm to 12:15pm
Opening Remarks
University Gallery (BOO, Rm 2765)

Neil Hair, PhD, Executive Director, Innovative Learning Institute

12:15pm to 1:00pm
NFO 2018 Kick-off Luncheon
University Gallery (BOO, Rm 2765)
1:00pm to 1:20pm
Provost Welcome to RIT
University Gallery (BOO, Rm 2765)

Christine Licata, EdD, Interim Provost

1:20pm to 2:00pm
Your RIT Career Trajectory
University Gallery (BOO, Rm 2756)

Dr. Christine Licata, Interim Provost

Better understand how to effectively traverse the faculty expectations placed on you.  Hear what RIT faculty and students say is important to being successful.  Review strategies for matching your personal interests with institutional priorities.  Learn how to ignite your career at RIT. 



2:00pm to 2:15pm
2:15pm to 3:30pm
Working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students Panel
Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

Panelists: Karen Beiter, Instructional/Support Faculty Information and Computing Studies; Ann Hager, Instructional/Support Faculty, Business Studies; Ann Marie Kuntz, Manager, Real-Time Captioning and Notetaking Services, Department Of Access Services; Steve Nelson, Director of Operations, Department of Access Services.

Provides an overview of information and resources that assist 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 student success in the classroom. Panelists include RIT and NTID faculty 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.

3:30pm to 4:15pm
Preparing for Your First Day of Class
University Gallery (BOO, Rm 2765)

Neil Hair, PhD, Executive Director, Innovative Learning Institute

Hear the lessons of an award-winning instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience how best to prepare for your first day of class at RIT: common cultural “gotchas,” setting and managing student expectations, teaching within RIT’s policy frameworks and methods that will prepare you physically and mentally for your opening session. Start the right way on your first day!

4:15pm to 4:30pm
Day 1 Wrap-up, Evaluations Online, Overview of Day 2
University Gallery (BOO, Rm 2765)

Cheryl Herdklotz and Anne Marie Canale, Faculty Development Research Consultants

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time Session & Location
8:00am to 9:15am
College Breakfasts
Various dates/times/locations - TBA








Gannett Hall/GAN, Neblette Room 1104




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




Liberal Arts Hall/LBR, Room 1251, Commons Room




Thomas Gosnell Hall/GOS, Room 2300




Golisano Hall/GOL, Atrium




Gleason Hall/GLE, Conference Room 3119




Lowenthal Hall/LOW, Room 2312




Student Development Center (SDC), Room 1300/1310

*NOTE 1) the date for NTID’s event; and 2) No college breakfast is scheduled for CHST or GIS

9:15am to 9:30am
Day 2 Registration
Center for Campus Life- CPC 2610/2650, 2nd Floor
9:30am to 9:45am
Welcome to Day 2 & Overview of Faculty Career Development
Center for Campus Life - CPC 2610/2650, 2nd Floor

Anne Marie Canale & Cheryl Herdklotz, Faculty Career Development

Learn how the FCD team provides faculty with opportunities geared toward advancement through the different stages of an academic career.  Hear how the team provides support through the grants programs, faculty mentoring, academic leadership development, the "Faculty Success Series," and other special events and presentations.  

9:30am to 4:00pm
Available All Day: Individual Professional Photos Available (no appointment necessary)
The Wallace Library - WAL/005, A-405 (lower level)

Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark, Marketing & Communications

9:45am to 10:00am
Teaching and Learning Services
Center for Campus Life - CPC 2610/2650, 2nd Floor

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.  


10:00am to 10:45am
Your Teaching Mindset
Center for Campus Life - CPC 2610/2650, 2nd Floor

Jeremiah Parry-Hill, 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.

10:45am to 11:00am
11:00am to 11:30am
Orientation to SIS
Center for Campus Life - CPC 2610/2650, 2nd Floor

Tina Sturgis, Senior 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.  
Link to Faculty SIS site.
Orientation Handout

11:30am to 11:35am
New Faculty Escorted to the Wallace Library
11:35am to 12:15pm
RIT Libraries – Resources & Your College Librarian
The Wallace Library - WAL/005 - Rooms TBA

Reference Librarians

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!

12:15pm to 1:00pm
Networking Lunch
The Wallace Library - WAL/005 - 1st Floor

Marcia Trauernicht, Director, RIT Libraries

1:15pm to 2:00pm
Support RIT Students: A Partnership between Academic & Student Affairs
Center for Campus Life - CPC 2610/2650, 2nd Floor

Lynne Mazadoorian,  Director, University Advising Office; Megan H. Jaros MS LMFT, Manager- Case Management/Wellness, Student Affairs 

Introduces new faculty to a snapshot of the RIT student landscape through an overview of national student health/mental health trends. Will present an overview of Academic Advising at RIT and our Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT). Time will be allotted to key resources for faculty and how to use the information presented.

2:00pm to 2:30pm
Using Starfish to Send Academic Alerts
Center for Campus Life - CPC 2610/2650, 2nd Floor

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: an overview of the system and its purpose, user roles in the Starfish system and processes, accessing the Starfish system and send academic alerts through Progress Surveys, where to find additional training and support for the Starfish system.

Starfish User Guide 

2:30pm to 3:00pm
Title IX
Center for Campus Life - CPC 2610/2650, 2nd Floor

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


3:00pm to 3:05pm
Wrap-up Day 2 & Evaluations / Walk to TWC

Anne M. Canale & Cheryl Herdklotz

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Resource Fair
The Wallace Library - WAL/005 - 1st Floor

Campus Representatives

Enjoy this 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. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover RIT’s wonderful resources while expanding your RIT network.


Friday, August 17, 2018
Time Session & Location
8:30am to 9:00am
Day 3 Registration & Continental Breakfast
CPC-2610/2650, 2nd Floor
9:00am to 11:00am
Human Resources – RIT Employee Benefits
CPC-2610/2650, 2nd Floor

Judy DeCourcey, Senior Benefits Specialist 

At this session you will learn about employee benefits at RIT. Immediately following this information-filled presentation, new faculty will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with benefits representatives. A representative will also be available to help complete the I-9 form and other paperwork as needed.

Orientation Slides 


11:10am to 12:00pm
Optional Personal Meetings with HR Representatives
CPC-2610/2650, 2nd Floor

HR Representatives: Val Liegey and Brett Lagoe 

I-9 Completion

Information Technology Services 
ITS representatives will be available to answer questions concerning RIT email access, etc.

12:00pm to 2:00pm
Individual Professional Photos Available (no appointment necessary)
The Wallace Library - WAL/005, A-405 (lower level)

Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark, Marketing & Communications