Faculty Development The Wallace Center

Faculty Forecast: November 2017

Photograph of the exterior of Wallace Library. Autumn leaves are in the foreground, and the Quarter Mile is in the background.

Are you struggling with your writing?

“Many academics, if not most, struggle with their writing,” according to a recent article in The Chronicle, “Aiding the Writing Stalled Professor.” Faculty often seek sources of support to help them make their way through the process, and writing groups have been proven to support productivity with the writing process, build confidence, structure time, and construct a source of accountability.

We have partnered with David Martins, University Writing Program Director, to sponsor a writing group for RIT faculty. Inaugurated with alumni who completed the National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program, the group recently convened to kick off a program for this year. If you are interested in joining a writing group or have other ideas about writing support, email David Martins dsmgla@rit.edu or fcds@rit.edu.

National center for faculty development & diversity

The NCFDD Faculty Success Program is specifically designed to transform your personal and professional life. It’s all about learning the secrets to increasing your research productivity, getting control of your time, and living a full and healthy life beyond your classroom. In conjuction with the Provost’s Office, we will fund a limited number of scholarships for Summer 2018.

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New teaching circles sponsored by teaching & learning services

A teaching circle is a small group of faculty (6-8 members are ideal) who come together for at least one term to discuss a teaching and learning topic that they can delve into during group discussions. If you are interested in forming a Teaching Circle around a topic of your choosing for this spring, please complete the Call to Form a Teaching Circle for Spring Semester 2018 by November 29, 2017. To learn more about Teaching Circles and our program, go to Teaching and Learning Services.

Upcoming opportunities

December 7: Syllabus Design Workshop
Details will be available soon.

December 12: Faculty Coffee Break
Take a break at the end of the semester to join your colleagues at The Wallace Center to relax and unwind. Drop in anytime between 10:00am-1:00pm on the first floor for free coffee/tea and a snack. Registration is not required. All faculty are welcome.

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