Faculty Success Series

Our Faculty Success Series is designed for faculty to discover resources, enhance scholarship and teaching, and to network and collaborate with colleagues throughout the academic year as well as continuing onboarding our newest faculty cohort. Review the offerings below for details and check back often for additions to the series. We welcome your suggestions for future offerings--email FCDS@rit.edu.

Spring 2022 Events

Faculty Promotion Discussion: Promotion for Lecturers & Sr. Lecturers (Zoom)
Friday, January 21, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
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Are you a lecturer or senior lecturer planning to pursue promotion in the near future? Join Associate Provost Laverne McQuiller-Williams for a discussion on how to present a strong promotion case. The presentation is followed by a panel of colleagues who have experience with the promotion process. If you are curious about strategies used in making an outstanding promotion package, common mistakes that candidates make in preparing a promotion package, suggestions on creating a narrative to address promotion guidelines -- you won’t want to miss this session!

Mid-Tenure Review Information Session & Faculty Panel Discussion (Zoom)
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Tenure-track faculty are invited to join colleagues at the annual Mid-Tenure Review (MTR) information session and panel discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for MTR and learn about this important process from Dr. Laverne McQuiller-Williams, Associate Provost, and from colleagues who have earned tenure.
The session will begin with comments from Provost Ellen Granberg followed by a presentation from Dr. McQuiller-Williams on the MTR process. A general panel discussion will follow.

Faculty Promotion Discussion: Associate Professor to Full Professor (Zoom)
Monday, February 28, 2022, 1 pm – 2:30 pm

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Are you an associate professor planning to pursue promotion to full professor in the near future? Join Associate Provost Laverne McQuiller-WIlliams for a discussion on how to present a strong promotion case. The session will begin with comments from Provost Ellen Granberg followed by a presentation from Dr. McQuiller-Williams. A panel discussion will follow with colleagues who have experience with the promotion process for their insight on how best to prepare. If you are curious about strategies used in pulling together a strong promotion package and suggestions on creating a narrative to address promotion guidelines -- you won’t want to miss this session!

Faculty Promotion Discussion: Your Research Agenda
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
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That next step in your academic career – promotion to full professor – is just over the horizon. Is your research portfolio in good shape? Associate professors are invited to join Dr. Laverne McQuiller-Williams, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, to hear suggestions on building and presenting your research portfolio in your promotion package. Learn strategies for jump-starting your research and ideas on what constitutes a successful promotion package. There will be an opportunity to discuss building your research agenda and ample time available to answer your questions.

Fall 2021

New Faculty Orientation 2021 (on campus)
Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 8:30-2:30 pm

Gosnell Hall (08) Auditorium (A-300)
As a new faculty member you are joining a community of outstanding and accomplished faculty during an exciting time. Visit the New Faculty Orientation website for the schedule, supplemental resources, and information on other onboarding opportunities available to you. New full-time faculty will receive an invitation in their email. 

Research & Scholarship at RIT for New Faculty - Ryne Raffaelle (Zoom event)
Friday, September 10, 9:30-10:30 am

Click to register. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the event.
Engage with RIT’s Vice President of Research, Ryne Raffaelle, as he discusses some of the resources provided from his division. Learn more about the role of new faculty conducting research and scholarly inquiry that includes applying for grants. See how support from Sponsored Research Services may assist with proposal preparation and writing, developing a budget, submitting a proposal, and research compliance issues along with guidance on sponsor requirements and deadlines.

The Power Reception for NEW faculty has been POSTPONED!  Will be rescheduled at a later date. 
Thursday, September 16, 3:30-5 pm - CANCELLED 
SAU - Student Alumni Union (04), 1500 Fireside Lounge
 

New faculty will receive an invitation. 

Our newest cohort of faculty along with other invited guests including Deans, Associate Deans, and other key members of the RIT community are invited to a special "Welcome to RIT" reception hosted by Provost Ellen Granberg. You will hear remarks from President David Munson and Provost Granberg, and have an opportunity to reconnect and network with your new colleagues.

Your Career Trajectory for New Tenure Track Faculty (Zoom session)
Thursday, November 4, 2021 9-10:15 am
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Learn about your new role at RIT as a full-time, tenure track faculty member. This session provides an overview of the tenure track career continuum and path to receiving tenure, noting that colleges may have differing requirements. Information on the university-wide policy related to tenure and promotion and guidance related to scholarship and service will be shared. This is a panel-style, interactive information session.

Your Career Trajectory for New Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Zoom session)
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 9-10:15 am
 
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Learn about your new role at RIT as a full-time lecturer. This session offers an overview of the non-tenure track career continuum and pathways to promotion, noting that colleges may have different requirements. Information on university-wide policy related to promotion and guidance related to teaching excellence and service will be shared. This is a panel-style, interactive information session. 

Preparing for Tenure Review: A Panel Discussion
Friday, December 10, 2021, 1-2:30 pm 
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Pre-tenure faculty are invited to an information session and panel discussion to learn more about preparing a strong tenure dossier. The session will begin with comments from Provost Ellen Granberg followed by a presentation from Dr. Laverne McQuiller-Williams, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, on the tenure review process and policies, followed by a panel discussion with colleagues who have earned tenure. 

Faculty Writing Community Kick-Off (Zoom)

Tuesday, January 19 and 21, 1-3 pm
Faculty Career Development and the University Writing Program are working together to provide a creative, productive environment where faculty can focus on their own writing practices and projects. This new online writing community for faculty interested in working on scholarship and other writing-related ventures with like-minded colleagues to commence early Spring 2021, begins online exclusively; supplemented in the future with in-person workshops, activities, retreats. This is an opportunity for online interaction for the purposes of accountability, direct feedback, or whatever else the group decides they would like to do. If you are interested in joining, contact David Yockel, Jr., Lecturer, University Writing Program at dwyuwp@rit.edu.

Preparation for Promotion for Lecturers/Sr. Lecturers (Zoom)

Thursday, January 21, 10-11:30 am
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Are you a lecturer or senior lecturer planning to pursue promotion in the near future? Join Associate Provost Carmala Garzione for a discussion on how to present a strong promotion case. Her presentation will be followed by a panel of colleagues who have experience with the promotion process for their insight on how best to prepare.  If you are curious about strategies used in making an outstanding promotion package, common mistakes that candidates make in preparing a promotion package, suggestions on creating a narrative to address promotion guidelines.

Mid-Tenure Review Information Session & Faculty Panel Discussion (Zoom)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10-11:30 am
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Tenure-track faculty are invited to join colleagues at the annual Mid-Tenure Review panel and discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for mid-tenure review and learn about this important process from Dr. Carmala Garzione, Associate Provost, and from your colleagues who have earned tenure.  The session will begin with comments from Provost Ellen Granberg followed by Dr. Garzione’s presentation on the tenure review process. A panel discussion with faculty familiar with tenure and promotion in the colleges will be held and conclude with Q&A. 

Faculty Promotion Discussion: Associate Professor to Full Professor (Zoom)

Friday, February 26, 2021, 10-11:30
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Are you an associate professor planning to pursue promotion to full Professor in the near future?  Join Associate Provost Carmala Garzione and Provost Granberg for a discussion on how to present a strong promotion case. Their presentation will be followed by a panel of colleagues who have experience with the promotion process for their insight on how best to prepare. If you are curious about strategies used in pulling together a strong promotion package and suggestions on creating a narrative to address promotion guidelines, you won’t want to miss this session!

Virtual Faculty Coffee Hour & Conversations: Topic-Based Discussions (Zoom)

March 19, 9-10:15 - All faculty are welcome.
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Join colleagues for our 2nd Virtual Faculty Coffee Hour! Take a break, share coffee, conversation, and fun!  For this coffee hour we will be breaking out into topic-based discussions of your choice to include: your favorite pets/pet show (bring them along!); gardening tricks and tips; stories from the “foodies”*; travel experts, or ‘wannabe’ experts; other topics TBD. You have the option to select your 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices in the registration form. Please go to this qualtrics form to register and enter your topic choices.

Virtual Faculty Coffee & Conversations: Kick Start Your Summer! (Zoom)

Recharge Day, April 22, 10-11:30- All faculty are welcome.
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Join colleagues for informal, collaborative conversations to discuss research and scholarship ideas and goals, teaching strategies and techniques, and plans for other summer projects. Bring your innovative ideas, investigate possibilities with peers, and prepare for a productive summer. 

Faculty Promotion - Your Research Agenda

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 10-11:30 am 
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That next step in your academic career – promotion to full professor is just over the horizon. Is your research portfolio in good shape? Join Associate Provost Carmala Garzione for suggestions on building and presenting your research portfolio in your promotion package. Ideas will be shared on what constitutes a successful promotion package. There will be ample time allotted to answer your questions.

Virtual New Faculty Orientation 2020 (Zoom)

Wednesday, August 12, 9 am – 4 pm

The Fall 2020 Virtual Orientation schedule for new full-time faculty includes several live Zoom sessions. The collection of videos, tutorials, and links herein serve as a virtual orientation for this academic year.  The resources and support areas that are critical for your career success are included on these pages. Your virtual orientation is just the beginning. Visit http://rit.edu/newfacultyorientation for more details

Research and Scholarship at RIT for New Faculty (Zoom)

Friday, September 11, 9:30-10:30 am

Power Reception for New Faculty (Zoom)
Friday, September 18, 3:30-5 am 
New full-time RIT faculty are invited to a “welcome to RIT” reception. Enjoy remarks from President David Munson and Provost Ellen Granberg, plus reconnect and network with your new colleagues. New faculty and invited RIT guests will receive a personal invitation.

Your Career Trajectory for Tenure Track Faculty (Zoom)

November 13, 9:00 am-10:15 am

Panelists: Betsy Dell, Professor, College of Engineering Technology & Director, AdvanceRIT; André Hudson; Professor and Department Head, College of Science; Mindy Magyar, Associate Professor, College of Art and Design & Faculty Associate for AALANA Faculty; Jim Perkins, Professor and Program Director, College of Health Sciences and Technology

Learn about your new role at RIT as a full-time, tenure track faculty member. This session provides a high-level overview of the tenure track career continuum and path to receiving tenure, noting that colleges may have differing requirements. Information on the university-wide policy related to tenure and promotion and guidance related to scholarship and service will be shared.
 

Your Career Trajectory for Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Zoom)

November 30, 9 am-10:15 am

Panelists: Tim Landschoot, Principal Lecturer, KGCOE; Deana Olles, Principal Lecturer, COS; Heidi Nickisher, Principal Lecturer, CAD

Learn about your new role at RIT as a full-time lecturer. This session offers a high-level overview of the non-tenure track career continuum, pathways to promotion, noting that colleges may have differing requirements. Information on university-wide policy related to promotion and guidance related to teaching excellence and service will be shared.

WELCOME BACK COFFEE BREAK
FRI, SEPT 6, 10 AM - 12 PM
1st Floor Library (Wallace, Bldg 05)

Registration not required.
Join returning faculty and staff to meet our newest cohort of RIT faculty, share summer stories, projects for the year, and collaborate on new ideas!!  Drop in anytime between 10 am-12 pm, 1st floor of the RIT Library for refreshments and conversation. All faculty are invited.

COMMUNICATING & COLLABORATING WITH DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS & COLLEAGUES
WED, SEPT 11, 10-11 AM
Campus Center (Bldg 03), Bamboo Rm 2650

Register: bit.ly/Working-With-DHH
Many new faculty at RIT have not yet taught deaf and hard of hearing students or worked with deaf or hard of hearing colleagues. This panel discussion and Q+A will help answer your questions and provide tips and resources to support respectful and culturally aware communication between hearing faculty and deaf and hard of hearing students, colleagues, and community members. Light refreshments available. All faculty are invited.

PUBLISHING SUCCESS: PITCHING YOUR BOOK PROPOSAL TO EDITORS
WED, SEPT 18 (2 parts)
Campus Center (Bldg 03), Bamboo Rm 2650
Lunch will be provided after Part 1. All faculty are welcome to Part 1, Part 2 seating is limited.

Cecil Foster, PhD, author and professor in the Department of Transnational Studies, University at Buffalo, will be visiting RIT for a two-part session, with lunch included!

  1. Part 1: 10:45 AM -12:15 PM-Open discussion with all faculty offering tips on some of the ways to make their book more attractive to editors and more likely to ensure greater success in academic and general publishing. Register: bit.ly/CecilAM
  2. Part 2: 2-3 PM-Individual Mentoring. Faculty can discuss their plans with Dr. Foster and get immediate proposal feedback. Seating is limitedRegister: bit.ly/CecilPM

Co-sponsored by Center for Engaged Storycraft, Division of Diversity & Inclusion, Faculty Career Development, P&T SMARTS, UWP.

POWER RECEPTION FOR NEW FACULTY
FRI, SEPT 20, 3:30-5 PM 
New full-time RIT faculty are invited to a “welcome to RIT” reception. Enjoy remarks from President David Munson and Provost Ellen Granberg, plus reconnect and network with your new colleaguesNew faculty and invited RIT guests will receive a personal invitation.

BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE-MINDED FACULTY MEMBER
MON, SEPT 30, 8-10 AM
Campus Center (Bldg 03), 2610/2650 Bamboo Rm

Register: bit.ly/Inclusive-Minded-Faculty
In this interactive workshop faculty will engage in a practice to better support our growing and diverse student population. Faculty will reflect on how their personal and social identities have shaped their learning, and will also enhance their understanding of how micro-messaging can negatively impact their students. Attendees will leave with tools to address difficult learning moments in the classroom. Light refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Faculty Affairs, Faculty Career Development.

FACULTY “MINGLE": NETWORKING ON RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND TEACHING
WED, OCT 2, Drop in between 3-4:30 PM
University Gallery

Registration: bit.ly/mingle2019
All faculty are invited to network and collaborate with colleagues on research, scholarship, and teaching interests in an informal setting. If you have specific topics you would like to discuss with colleagues or ideas you would like to brainstorm, please let the planning team know via a short survey on the registration form. Drop in at any time during this informal mixer - stay as little or as long as you like!  Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT: TOOLS YOU CAN USE (2 WORKSHOPS)
THUR, OCT 24, 10:15-11:15 AM and 2-3:15 pm
Register for one or both workshops: http://bit.ly/Tools-You-Can-Use

All faculty are invited to two different interactive workshops on professional/career development, and work-life integration where you will walk away with tools you can readily apply personally and professionally. The day after attending we hope you will be doing something differently than you have done before to successfully manage your career!

  • Florence Hudson, is an inspirational leader and C-level executive in technology, business, research and academia. Founder and CEO, FDHint; Special Advisor, NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University; and Editor in Chief, Women Securing the Future with TIPPSS for IoT
  • Susan Puglia, is a retired IBM Vice President with 35 years of IT solutions experience, holding executive management positions in engineering, systems and software development, portfolio management, business transformation, and client IT architecture and support. She is a member of RIT’s Board of Trustees.
  1. Workshop 1 - 10:00-11:15 AM - CREATING AN INCLUSIVE AND VIBRANT WORKING ENVIRONMENT & GROW MODEL. This session covers strategies on how to create an inclusive and vibrant working environment with a focus on mentoring, coaching, and sponsorship. The “GROW” model (Goals, Reality, Options, What to Do) will be shared as a simple, immediately usable and reusable tool to strategically manage your career. 
  2. Workshop 2 - 2:00-3:15 PM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON WORK-LIFE INTEGRATION. Florence and Susan will participate in a panel discussion to share their inspiring stories on how they’ve strategically and successfully managed their personal and professional lives. In addition RIT faculty have been invited to join the panel to share experiences on how they have managed successful careers and are thriving in other aspects of their lives.

Co-sponsored by Faculty Career Development and AdvanceRIT in the Office of Faculty Affairs.

BUILDING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR CHAIRS AND DIRECTORS 
FRI, NOV 8, Interactive workshop from 10:00 - 11:30 am followed by a luncheon, 11:30-12:30 pm.
Invitations will be emailed to new and returning department chairs and unit heads. If you have not received an invitation and are a department head and would like to attend, go to this link: Effective Communication for Department Heads
New and returning department chairs and unit heads will participate in an interactive workshop on communication skills and strategies followed by a networking luncheon. Participants will engage in activities that identify conflict handling modes and interpersonal communication  styles; examine opportunities and challenges facing department chairs and unit heads; participate in discussion groups to address the challenges presented; and engage in hands-on practice of techniques for fostering inclusive conversations around sensitive topics (e.g., handling conflicts, managing crisis, building sense of community, etc.). 

Hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs, Faculty Career Development, and the Division of Diversity & Inclusion’s Diversity Theater.

PREPARING FOR TENURE REVIEW: A PANEL DISCUSSION
TUE, NOV 12, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
SMT-A500 Skalny Room
Register: http://bit.ly/PRE-TENURE-PANEL ​​​​​​

Pre-tenure faculty are invited to an information session and panel discussion to learn more about preparing a strong tenure dossier. Dr. Carmie Garzione, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, will begin with a presentation on the tenure review process and policies, followed by a panel discussion with colleagues who have earned tenure.  Break-out sessions with representatives from each of the colleges will be available toward the end of the workshop. Lunch will be provided. Additional details to follow.
Hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs/Faculty Career Development.

FACULTY APPRECIATION COFFEE BREAK
TUES, DEC, 10 AM - 12 PM
1st Floor Library (Wallace, Bldg 05)
Celebrate a successful semester, join your colleagues, relax and unwind. Drop in anytime between 10 AM – 12 PM for refreshments and conversation. All faculty are invited. Registration not required.

Adjunct Faculty Orientation 
Friday, January 4, 10-12 pm
AFO introduces new and returning adjunct faculty to a wealth of information to help you begin teaching at

Mid-Tenure Review Info-Session and Faculty Panel
Thursday, April 30, 3-4:30 pm

Join colleagues at the annual Mid-Tenure Review panel discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for mid-tenure review and learn about this important process from Dr. Christine Licata, Vice Provost, and from your colleagues who have earned tenure. Dr. Licata will begin with a presentation on the tenure review process, followed by a general panel discussion, then breakouts with a faculty representative from each of the Colleges. For session slides and resources, visit: http://bit.ly/TenureRevie

Mid-semester Writing Micro-Retreat
Friday, March 8, 11:30-3:30 pm 

Are you looking for a time and space to write? Are you tired of writing alone? Do you have a scholarly writing project due during Spring Break that you want to jump-start? Are you shifting from research-mode to writing-mode? If  “yes” to any of these questions, come join the Mid-semester Writing Micro-Retreat. Networking lunch is included.

Faculty Promotion: Presenting a Strong Promotion Case: A Discussion with the Provost and Senior Leaders 
Friday, March 22, 2:30-4 pm   

First in a series of three sessions for faculty preparing promotion packages to full professor or senior/principal lecturer, campus leaders will serve on a discussion panel to include Provost Ellen Granberg.

Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar with Tara Gray
Wednesday, March 27, 9-11 am  

Increase your productivity by a factor of three. Write prose that participants report is clearer, better organized, and more compelling. Many scholars are educated as writers at the School of Hard Knocks, but it’s not the only school, or even the best. Even when you can’t work harder, there are important ways to work smarter.  Every scholar can become more prolific and these steps will show you how. Each participant will receive a free one-year membership in Text and Academic Authors (TAA)  www.taaonline.net and a copy of Tara’s book, Publish & Flourish. Read more here

*Co-sponsored by the office of the Provost, Faculty Career Development, the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Promotion & Tenure Smarts, and Textbook and Academic Authors. 

Publish & Flourish:  Revising Scholarly Manuscripts with Tara Gray
Wednesday, March 27, 12-2 pm

Organization is the skeleton of a manuscript, its very structure. Get it right and the manuscript works. Get it wrong and it doesn’t. In this workshop, you will develop and work from a “reverse” or “after-the-fact” outline on one section of a manuscript you bring. Each participant will receive a free one-year membership in Textbook and Academic Authors and a copy of Tara’s book, Publish & Flourish.

*Co-sponsored by the office of the Provost, Faculty Career Development, the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Promotion & Tenure Smarts, and Textbook and Academic Authors (TAA).

Pitching and Publishing Your Next (or First) Book
Friday, April 5, 11 am-12:30 pm

Come and meet the RIT Press team and learn how to pitch your idea for a book to a publisher, the manuscript peer review and editorial process, design and production procedures, and marketing practices for academic books. There will be a brief Q & A along with an opportunity to network after the presentation.  Lunch will be served. 

Faculty Promotion-University & College Promotion Policies
Thursday, April 18, 2:30-4 pm
Second in the series on faculty promotion, this session is a "deep dive" into university and college-level policy on promotion (E6.0) to full professor or senior/principal lecturer. Topics include promotion requirements and timeline; and strategies for listing accomplishments in scholarship, service, and teaching.

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break
Tuesday, April 30, 10-12 pm

Take a break to join your colleagues at The Wallace Library to relax and unwind. Drop in anytime between 10 am - 12 pm on the 1st floor for free coffee/tea and snacks. Registration is not required. ALL faculty are welcome.

Faculty Promotion-External Letters and Research Statements
Friday, May 3, 2:30-4 pm
This is the third session in the Faculty Promotion series. The interactive session is for faculty preparing promotion packages to full professor and covers preparation of materials for external reviewers as well as the research statements.

August 7, 2018, 3-5:30 pm -  Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival Kit
AFO introduces new and returning adjunct faculty to a wealth of information to help you begin teaching at RIT. Learn more at http://bit.ly/AFO-Orientation.

August 15-17, 2018 - New Full-Time Faculty Orientation: Hit the Ground Running
NFO is focused on three key success factors for new RIT faculty: introduction to critical information; socialization with their cohort; and network-building within and across colleges and disciplines. New faculty for the 2018-2019 academic year will receive a personal invitation to NFO.

September 6, 2018, 10-12 pm - Welcome Back Coffee Break
Stop in for free coffee and snacks!  Join returning faculty and staff to meet our newest cohort of RIT faculty, share summer stories, projects for the year, and collaborate on new ideas!!  Drop in anytime between 10 am and 12 pm on the 1st floor of the the RIT Library (The Wallace Library, building 05)Registration is not required - ALL faculty are welcome.  

September 13 and 14, 2018 - Join The Conversation & Scholarship in the Media
Seating is limited. Register early! Click here for more details.

  • Join The Conversation: Editor Jeff Inglis presents an overview of The Conversation, how it works, who reads it, and how to get involved - September 13, 9-10 am, Louise Slaughter Hall (Bldg. 78), Rm 2120.
  • Scholarship and the Media: Workshop on writing about your research for the general public. All will be held in Room 2130 Louise Slaughter Hall (Bldg. 78). Select one workshop via this link: Scholarship and the Media Workshop Selection

September 21, 3:30-5 pm, 2018 - Power Reception for New Faculty
Our newest cohort of RIT faculty is invited to a special “welcome to RIT” reception hosted by President David Munson. Enjoy remarks by Dr. Munson and Provost Ellen Granberg, plus reconnect and network with your new colleagues. New faculty and invited RIT guests will receive a personal invitation.

December 4, 10 am - 12 pm - American Diversity & Frederick Douglass: Lessons from the Prophet of Freedom
A special program on the life and meaning of Frederick Douglass featuring renowned scholar David Blight and Frederick Douglass family member Kenneth Morris Jr. Click here to learn more and register.

December 11, 10 am - 12 pm - Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break    
Take a break to join your colleagues at the Wallace Library to relax and unwind. Drop in anytime on the 1st floor for FREE coffee/tea and snacks. Registration is not required. ALL faculty are welcome.