Faculty Development The Wallace Center

Faculty Forecast: October 2017

Autumn trees

Image description: Photograph of trees in a field on campus with leaves turning red, orange, and yellow.

Now that we are well into the academic year and the fall semester, we suggest you consider doing something for your own professional growth. In conjunction with the Provost’s office, we recently launched our annual grants program for academic year 2017-18. Grants are available in three different categories and proposals are being accepted now until Monday, November 6, 2017, 5:00pm:

  1. Faculty Mentoring Grants
  2. Lecturers' Professional Development Grants
  3. Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Grants

New this year: Faculty "STRETCH" grants are intended to provide an opportunity to support faculty with an idea or venture that is somewhat broad in scope, but impacts numerous faculty within the College or across departments such as guest speakers, seminars, workshops, etc. These grants have a rolling admission; applications are welcome throughout the year.

Research Collaborations & Exchange programs

Friday, November 2, we are hosting an opportunity for faculty to learn about research collaborations and exchange programs at Riga Technical University (RTU), in Riga, Latvia. Guest presenters include RTU doctoral Students Mara Pudane, Department of Artificial Intelligence & Systems Engineering, and Maksims Zigunovs, Department of Applied Mathematics, and Michael Radin, Associate Professor of Mathematics, College of Science, RIT. The presentation will include information on the university in Latvia; the English-speaking bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs; and opportunities for students and faculty.


Adjunct Community Dinner & Discussion

Wednesday, November 8 we continue to build a community with our adjunct faculty population with a presentation over a light dinner. The presentation will focus on early signs of distressed and distressing behavior within our RIT student population. David Reetz, PhD, and Kristina Walker, LMHC, from RIT’s Counseling and Psychological Services will be our guests. This event is an opportunity for all interested faculty to meet and have a conversation with our adjunct population.


Professional Growth with Lynda.com

Did you know RIT Libraries offers access to Lynda.com with hundreds of hands-on, mobile-friendly courses such as Defining Your Own Authentic Leadership Philosophy, Handling Difficult Conversations, and Leading Change? Most courses can be completed in about an hour! You can access Lynda.com from RIT Libraries' database finder with your RIT username and password.

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