Welcome to the April edition of Faculty Forecast designed to promote upcoming events and timely resources from Faculty Career Development at The Wallace Center. We continue to invite your feedback on this new venture.
April 25 — Annual celebration of teaching
Congratulations to two outstanding faculty who received the 2017 Provost’s Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award: Shalini Khazanchi, Associate Professor, Saunders College of Business, and Elizabeth Kmiecinski, Associate Professor, College of Health Science and Technology. This award recognizes their sometimes ‘invisible’ albeit invaluable work mentoring and supporting their colleagues. Shal and Liz will be recognized at the annual ceremony on April 25, and you are encouraged to attend and join in celebrating their contributions. The ceremony is open to the entire campus community and begins at 4:30 pm in the Gordon Field House.
may 2 — Provost's annual launch party for faculty scholarship report
Another opportunity to recognize your colleagues’ work is at the annual launch party for the Faculty Scholarship Report. Each year, RIT launches this report to reflect on the previous year’s successes and to showcase our valued faculty members whose research efforts continue to promote innovation, collaboration, and discovery. The 2016 report marks yet another year of continued growth with over 1,900 scholarly works included.
May 10 — Faculty coffee break
Take a break from the last week of classes and join your colleagues at The Wallace Center to relax and unwind on Wednesday, May 10. Drop in anytime between 10 am and 1 pm on the 1st floor for FREE coffee/tea and a snack. Bring a colleague with you to earn a Java’s coffee token! Registration is not required. ALL faculty are welcome.
Article of the Month
Our April article share is from Inside Higher Ed on approaching our collegial work life with compassion and empathy because, like most of us, our colleagues are likely dealing with challenging issues in their personal lives. In “The Complicated Lives of our Colleagues,” Joshua Kim writes, “We are diverse in our composition, but united in our struggle to balance it all.”