December 2018
Faculty Development & Opportunities

Faculty Spaces Presentation | December 10 – 1:30-3pm
Delivered and sponsored by Steelcase and Prentice.
Faculty around the world are experiencing significant changes in the way they work. In order to better understand how to support faculty work through design, Steelcase performed a wide-ranging study. Through a combination of campus visits, faculty interviews, student workshops, digital diary probes, and time-lapse photography,  several key insights were uncovered. Join us for a discussion around our latest faculty office research and learn more about the insights we uncovered!
Snacks and refreshments will be served.

New Adjunct Orientation | January 8
The New Adjunct Orientation will present an overview of teaching at D’Youville College, human resources, classroom technology, college services, and teaching basics. Please pass the link below to any new adjuncts you know who started in the Fall semester or who will be starting in the Spring semester.
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“Bringing Students Inside Disciplinary Circles:
Faculty Mentoring for Student Success” | January 10
Led by Larry Robinson, Partners and Robinson Higher Education Consulting, this workshop is designed to facilitate the fourth component of student success (faculty mentoring) that complements academic advising, transfer counseling, and career counseling.  Using the appreciative approach (active participation, sharing stories and insights, and emphasizing the positive) and working with a core group of faculty and student success personnel, Robinson will assist D’Youville in understanding the significance of faculty mentoring for student success.
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Our Faculty
A Taxonomy for Serving Veteran Students
To help colleges and universities best serve student veterans and military-aligned students, two D’Youville business professors created the Taxonomy of Student Veterans software.

Dr. Dion Daly and Dr. Bonnie Fox Garrity created this program to help colleges align the right resources to help this student population succeed during their academic careers.

Teaching and Healing: From the Classroom to the Other Side of the World
Paul Violanti, assistant clinical professor in the School of Nursing at D’Youville, discusses his recent medical mission trips abroad and their significance for everyone involved.
Capital Assets and Rural Resilience: An Analysis of Texas Communities Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
An article co-authored by ITI Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Teaching Techniques & assistant professor in Health Services Administration, Dr. Lauren Clay.

Interpreting Things Past
An article published by Julie Kirsch, assistant professor of Philosophy. Our memories of past experiences influence the way that we think about ourselves and our relationships with others. But, as a growing body of empirical research has demonstrated, these memories are…

If you or a colleague just published an article or book, let us know about it!>> iti@dyc.edu

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Using a Research Skill Development (RSD) Framework to Improve Student Research Autonomy | ITI | Institute for Teaching Innovation at D’Youville
by Stacy Ruvio, Ph.D. & David Stewart, Ph.D. ITI Faculty Fellows of Scholarship for Teaching & Learning December 
Undergraduate students of all majors commonly implement research as part of coursework or faculty-guided independent projects.  However, inexperienced students often do not know how to properly manage a research project.  They often require training on how to properly generate a hypothesis, design and carry out research methods, and analyze the resultant information. The RSD Framework is a rubric tool to help students improve their research skills within their specific discipline, and to help faculty train and evaluate these students.
Teaching Methods
Cultivate Creativity in your class with the 28 to Make Playlist
Looking to spark creativity in your class? Check out the tips in this video playlist on the new streaming service offered by the Library.
List of effective teaching styles: Authority, Demonstrator, Facilitator, Developer, Hybrid — examples of the best teaching methods for diverse learners.
Educational Technology
It’s Computer Science Education Week – Try an Hour of Code with Google!
December 3-9 is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek)—an annual event to get students excited about CS by trying an Hour of Code, no experience needed.
Coming to a shopping mall near you: Georgia Tech?
Georgia Tech moves forward with plans to create storefronts for its online education programs, joining a growing number of institutions offering hybrid online learning experiences.
Why longer lives require relevant, accessible curricula throughout long careers (opinion)
A 100-year life requires a 60-year curriculum, writes Rovy Branon.
Assessment
Baylor studies find that students perform better on tests after eight hours of sleep
Students in a Baylor University class weren’t sleeping enough. Their professor offered them extra credit if they got eight hours of sleep or more — and they performed better on final exams than their peers.
Trying (and failing) to use digital communications to get students to study more
Researchers hoped that online communications would prod students to nearly double their study time. It barely budged, but their study shows how scholars can measure impact (or lack thereof) of educational interventions.
Inclusive Practices
Learning House Faculty First Newsletter: Building Community
Thursday, December 13th
1:00-2:00 PM EST
One of the most obvious differences between online and residential education is the physical and temporal presence that the latter enables. What may be less obvious, however, is the strong role that presence can play when it comes to motivation and academic integrity, and ultimately how social interaction can enable and enhance deep learning. In this workshop, we’ll explore how the three types of presence (instructor, social, and cognitive) can be leveraged in the service of building a virtual learning community. We’ll also discuss both the benefits of such an endeavor in addition to specific strategies instructors can use in their attempt to overcome the geographic and psychological distance between them and their online students.

Faculty Research & Scholarship

What are “predatory” academic journals?
A predatory journal is one that will accept virtually any article as long as they are paid to publish that article. That doesn’t mean that any journal that asks for money to publish an article is a predatory journal. Check out the links below to help you to select a reputable, trustworthy journal.
Think. Check. Submit.
Think. Check. Submit. helps researchers identify trusted journals for their research. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications.
Beall’s List of Predatory Journals and Publishers
Instructions : first, find the journal’s publisher – it is usually written at the bottom of journal’s webpage or in the “About” section. Then simply enter the publisher’s name or its URL in the…
List of Predatory Journals
If you want to contribute the name of a predatory journal or publisher, either email us, send us a tweet, or create an issue or pull request for the data files on GitHub. Be sure to include evidence of predatory behavior. We will investigate submissions to verify them, but our time is limited and…
What We’re Reading
The Either/Or Paradigm: Short-Term Training in Higher Education
I can’t help but be a little dismayed at some of the national conversation around the value (or lack thereof) of short-term training. It seems that, for some, the prospect of short-term training is an all-or-nothing proposition. Essentially, either a student enrolls in a short-term certificate,…
Why One Science Professor Has Students Write a Children’s Book
A biologist lets students in his upper-level courses choose to write a book explaining complex concepts to kids instead of taking a final exam.
To teach or to entertain, that is the question
Or, to quote Gord Downie, “I’m not going to do the dancing bear!”
What centuries-old universities can tell us about higher ed today (opinion)
How have institutions like the University of Oxford endured for centuries through so many dramatic changes, asks Reverend John I. Jenkins, and what might their staying power teach us now?
Other News
Coming Soon: The Institute for Teaching Innovation and the Innovation Classroom
Thanks to the hard work of the 2017 Teaching and Learning Committee, a request for a teaching and learning space is coming to fruition. The new physical location of the Institute for Teaching Innovation will be located on the 2nd floor of the KAB, in the former School of Health Professions office…
D’Youville Health Professions Hub Aided by Catholic Health Securing $5.07 Million | D’Youville
Catholic Health has obtained $5,070,000 from Community Partners of Western New York (CPWNY) to support the development of D’Youville College’s Health Professions Hub.

Adjunct Hiring Process
A monumental meeting of minds was held last month to clarify the adjunct hiring process. This process includes paperwork, username password, tickets, and account expiration dates. This process will continue to be revisited to make sure our adjuncts are receiving the best possible onboarding.

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