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: maps.rit.edu.
  • 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: https://www.rit.edu/fa/parking/parking
  • 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