Time Session & Location
8:45am to 9:20am
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 Hall Auditorium

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

    10:00am to 10:15am
    Faculty Career Development Overview
    Gosnell Hall Auditorium

    Anne Marie Canale, ABD, & Cheryl Herdklotz, 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
    Preparing for Your First Day of Class
    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!

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


    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)
    1:30pm to 2:30pm
    Supporting RIT Students: A Partnership between Academic & Student Affairs
    Gosnell Auditorium, 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.

    2:30pm to 3:00pm
    RIT's Disability Services Office

    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.  

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