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.

Fall 2022

New Faculty Orientation (on campus)
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 8:30-4:30 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)
Friday, October 14, 9:00-10:00 am

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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.

Preparing for Tenure Review (Zoom)
December 2, 11:00-12:30 pm
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You will receive the Zoom link prior to the event.
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. 

Spring 2023

Faculty Promotion Discussion: Promotion for Lecturers & Sr. Lecturers (Zoom)
January 19, 2023, 10:00-11:30 am
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You will receive the Zoom link upon registration.
Are you a lecturer or senior lecturer planning to pursue promotion in the near future? Join Provost Ellen Granberg and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs 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, and want to learn about suggestions for creating a narrative to address promotion guidelines -- you won’t want to miss this session!

Mid-Tenure Review Information Session & Faculty Panel Discussion (Zoom)
February 9, 2023, 10:00-11:30 am
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Tenure-track faculty are invited to join colleagues at the annual Mid-Tenure Review information session and panel discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for the mid-tenure review and learn about this important process from Provost Ellen Granberg and Dr. Laverne McQuiller Williams, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, as well as 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 process. A general panel discussion will follow.

Faculty Promotion Discussion: Associate Professor to Full Professor (Zoom)
February 22, 2023, 10:00-11:30 am
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You will receive the Zoom link upon registration.

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!