Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time Session & Location
8:45am to 9:15am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Gosnell Hall Atrium


    9:20am to 9:25am
    Opening Remarks
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Neil Hair, PhD, Executive Director, Innovative Learning Institute/Associate Professor Saunders College of Business

    9:30am to 10:00am
    Provost's Welcome Address
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Ellen Granberg, PhD, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

    10:00am to 10:15am
    Faculty Career Development Overview
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Anne Marie Canale, ABD, & Cheryl Herdklotz, PhD, Faculty Career Development Consultants

    An overview of NFO will be provided as well as other services and support the FCD team provides for RIT faculty such as our grants portfolio, Faculty Success Series, Faculty Promotion Series, and more.

    10:15am to 10:30am
    10:30am to 11:15am
    The First Day
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    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!

    Orientation Slides (PDF)

    11:15am to 12:15pm
    Working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students Panel
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Sue Stella, Manager Real-Time Captioning Services; Annette Fagan, Director of Operations for Department of Access Services; Joseph Henning, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

    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.

    12:15pm to 12:30pm
    Walk to University Gallery for lunch
    12:30pm to 1:15pm
    NFO Networking Luncheon
    University Gallery (BOO, Rm 2765)

    Guests: Meet Drs. Donathan Brown, Associate Professor & Assistant Provost/Assistant Vice President, Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment; and Director of  Diversity Education, Taj Smith

    1:30pm to 2:30pm
    Supporting RIT Students: A Partnership between Academic & Student Affairs
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Lynne Mazadoorian,  Director, University Advising Office and Samantha Jeffries, 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.
    Orientation Slides (PDF)
    University Advising Office Website

    2:30pm to 3:00pm
    RIT's Disability Services Office
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Susan Ackerman, Director, Disability Services & Shelley Zoeke, Assistant Director, Disability Services

    Participants will gain information about the mission, functions and procedures of the RIT Disability Services Office (DSO). Information discussed will cover post-secondary services for our students, how a student with a disability or medical condition requests academic adjustments,  and how adjustments are determined and communicated to faculty.  An overview of  DSO test center policies and procedures will also be presented.  
    Orientation Slides (PDF)
    Video from Orientation Presentation (YouTube-Captioned)

    3:00pm to 3:15pm
    3:15pm to 3:45pm
    Concurrent Session-Your Career Trajectory for Tenure Track Faculty
    Location TBA

    Betsy Dell,  Professor, College of Engineering Technology–CET.; André Hudson; Professor and Department Head, College of Science-COS; Jim Perkins, Professor and Program Director, College of Health Sciences and Technology (CHST)

    Learn about your new role at RIT as a full-time, tenure track faculty member.  This session provides a high-level overview of the tenure track career continuum and path to receiving tenure, noting that colleges may have differing requirements. Information on the university-wide policy related to tenure and promotion and guidance related to scholarship and service will be shared.

    3:15pm to 3:45pm
    Concurrent Session-Your Career Trajectory for Non-Tenure Track Faculty
    GOS 1305

    Tim Landschoot, Principal Lecturer, KGCOE; Deana Olles, Principal Lecturer, COS; Heidi Nickisher, Principal Lecturer, CAD

    Learn about your new role at RIT as a full-time lecturer. This session offers a high-level overview of the non-tenure track career continuum, pathways to promotion, noting that colleges may have differing requirements. Information on university-wide policy related to promotion and guidance related to teaching excellence and service will be shared.

    3:45pm to 3:50pm
    Day 1 Wrap-up, Evaluations Online, Overview of Day 2
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Cheryl Herdklotz and Anne Marie Canale, Faculty Development Research Consultants

    3:50pm to 4:00pm
    Group Photo
    Gosnell Atrium
    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Wine & Cheese Social Reception
    Gosnell Atrium
    Thursday, August 15, 2019
    Time Session & Location
    8:00am to 9:15am
    College Breakfasts
    Varies, check with your college
    9:15am to 9:30am
    Day 2 Registration
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300
    9:30am to 10:15am
    Your Teaching Mindset
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Jeremiah Parry-Hill, Manager for Instructional Design-TLS

    An interactive session to help new faculty determine and reflect on their teaching mindset, and how Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) can help them achieve their teaching goals.
    Orientation Slides
    Teaching and Learning Services Website

    10:15am to 10:30am
    Teaching and Learning Services
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Ian Webber, Director, Teaching and Learning Services (TLS)

    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.  
    Orientation Slides

    10:30am to 10:45am
    10:45am to 11:15am
    Classroom Technologies at RIT

    Matt Nicosia,  Supervisor of Classroom Technology Operations

    Provides a review of the media technologies and controls faculty will encounter in the classroom. New faculty can also sign up for an orientation in their scheduled classrooms.
    Orientation Slides

    11:15am to 11:45am
    Overview of the Campus Learning Management System: myCourses

    Ken Kindler, Manager of Academic Technology Systems Gosnell Lecture Hall, A-300

    Information on the campus LMS is shared. This is a general overview and also covers policy on using myCourses. Note that this is not a hands-on session but there will be additional sessions held the week after NFO (see handout in folder).
    No slides; link to myCourses page:

    11:45am to 12:00pm
    New Faculty Escorted to the Wallace Library for Networking Lunch
    The Wallace Library - WAL/005 - 1st Floor
    12:00pm to 12:45pm
    Networking Lunch
    The Wallace Library - WAL/005 - 1st Floor
    1:00pm to 1:30pm
    Orientation to Student Information System (SIS)
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    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.   
    No slides.
    Handout - How to Access and Additional Training

    1:30pm to 2:00pm
    Using Starfish to Send Academic Alerts
    Gosnell Lecture Hall, 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: 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 
    Additional Training from the Center for Professional Development (CPD)
    Orientation Slides

    2:00pm to 2:30pm
    University News & You
    Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

    Ellen Rosen, Director, University Communications

    Covers how faculty work with University Communications and the products and services they provide provide as part of the Division of Marketing and Communications.
    Orientation Slides (PDF)
    University News Website

    2:30pm to 3:00pm
    Sponsored Research Services and You
    Gosnell Auditorium, A-300

    David Bond, Director, Sponsored Research Services (SRS). Click for bio.

    Depending on your rank, you may be conducting research and scholarly work that includes applying for grants. SRS is here to support you in proposal preparation and writing, developing a budget, submitting a proposal, and research compliance. 
    Orientation Slides
    Sponsored Research Services (SRS)

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

    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.


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

    Anne M. Canale & Cheryl Herdklotz

    4:00pm to 4:30pm
    Walking Tour of Campus (Optional)
    The Wallace Library - WAL/005, A-405 (lower level)

    New faculty interested in a walking tour of the RIT campus meet on the 1st Floor of the RIT Library (05 Wallace Library) near the fish tank!  

    Friday, August 16, 2019
    Time Session & Location
    9:00am to 9:30am
    Day 3 Registration & Continental Breakfast
    Gosnell Atrium
    9:30am to 11:30am
    Human Resources – RIT Employee Benefits
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Brett Lagoe, 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

    Human Resources Website


    11:35am to 11:40am
    Day 3 Wrap-up and Evaluations
    Gosnell Lecture Hall A-300

    Anne Marie Canale & Cheryl Herdklotz