New Faculty Orientation Schedule-Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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8:30 - 8:55 am

Gosnell Hall Atrium (A-level)

8:55 - 9:00 am
Opening Remarks

LaVerne McQuiller Williams, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs & Professor
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)

9:00 - 9:30 am
Provost's Welcome Address

Ellen Granberg, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)

9:30 - 10:00 am
Division of Diversity & Inclusion (DDI)

Keith Jenkins, Ph.D., Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)

Dr. Jenkins will provide an overview of DDI including and its cultural and faculty-specific resources.

10:00 - 10:50 am 
Communicating with Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students 

Chris Campbell, Interim Director of Operations, Access Services
Ann Hager, Assistant Dean for Cross-Registered Academic Services/Associate Professor, NTID
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)

Many new faculty at RIT have not yet taught Deaf and Hard-of-hearing students. Our campus experts and faculty will provide you with strategies and resources to help you effectively communicate with students and colleagues.

10:50 - 11:00am Break

11:00 - 11:30 am
Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)

Neil Hair, Ph.D., Executive Director CTL/Associate Professor of Marketing 
Ian Webber, Director, Academic Technology and Operations, CTL
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)

An overview of the support and resources available from CTL, your source for support and ideas about course design, classroom activities, online learning, academic technology, and media.


11:30 - 11:45 am
Disability Services Office (DSO)

Catherine Lewis, Ph.D., Director, DSO
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)

An overview of how RIT supports students with disabilities including how accommodations are requested, determined, and communicated to faculty.

11:45 - 12:10 pm
Supporting RIT Students: Academic & Student Affairs 

Lynne Mazadoorian, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Student Success; Director, University Advising Office
Megan Jaros, Manager, Student Case Management, Wellness, Student Affairs
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)

An introduction to Academic Advising at RIT and our Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT) including key resources for faculty and how to use the information presented.

12:15 - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Presentation: Your Teaching Career at RIT

Presentation: Chris Licata, Ed.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs & Professor
University Gallery

1:15 - 2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions (A & B below)

*Optional for new faculty with Visiting rank.

A) Your Career Trajectory for Non-Tenure Track Faculty 

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Chris Licata (facilitator), Vice Provost & Professor 
Joe Lanzafame, Principal Lecturer, School of Mathematical Sciences, College of Science (COS)
Sarah Sarchet, Senior Lecturer, Department of Science and Mathematics, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
Joe Williams, Senior Lecturer, Department of Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts (COLA)

  • Learn about your role as a non-tenure track faculty member. A high-level overview of the career continuum/path to promotion will be presented by colleagues. Information on the university-wide policies related to promotion and guidance related to teaching and service will be shared.

B) Your Career Trajectory for Tenure Track Faculty

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LaVerne Mcquiller Williams (facilitator), Ph.D., J.D., Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs 
Stephanie Godleski, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, COLA
Jerrie Hsieh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of International Hospitality and Service Innovation, Saunders College of Business (SCB)
Andre Hudson, Ph.D., Professor and School Head, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, COS. 

  • Learn about your role at RIT as a tenure-track faculty member. A high-level overview of the career continuum and path to tenure/promotion presented by faculty colleagues. Information on the university-wide policy related to tenure and promotion as well as guidance related to scholarship, teaching, and service.

2:00 - 2:45 pm
Resource Fair

Gosnell Atrium (1st level)

  • An opportunity to obtain information on campus units and services that can assist you and your students. Meet representatives from advising, academic support, Sponsored Research, and our University Press, to name a few. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover RIT’s wonderful resources while expanding your RIT network!

3:00 - 4:30 pm
Social Reception

University Gallery

  • Wine and cheese reception to network with your new colleagues.

Human Resources/Benefits session will be held Thursday, August 11, 9-11 am, Gosnell Auditorium (A-300), followed by opportunities for one-to-one meetings with HR representatives.