January 2019
Faculty Development & Opportunities
New Adjunct Orientation | January 7
Please note: New Adjunct Orientation has been moved to January 7th. 
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.
>>More info and to register
The Opioid Epidemic in our Community | January 8
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Buffalo Niagara Partnership | 257 West Genesee St. | Buffalo, NY 14203
Admission: FREE (D’Youville is a BNP Member)

Attend and you will learn:
-Overview of the opioid epidemic
-Options for prevention
-Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force
-Ways employers can combat the opioid epidemic
-Full spectrum of programs and services offered
-Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Buffalo Magazine’s Opioid Awareness Guide

>>More info and to register

“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.
>>More info and to register

Creative Strategies for the Health Professional Educator | April 12
Led by Dr. Judith W. Herrman PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, a nurse, educator, and researcher with a passion for educating and learning across the lifespan. Dr. Herrman is extremely excited to come to D’Youville College to share with the faculty how to infuse healthcare professional’s education with creativity, fun, and increased learning! The purpose of this presentation will be to offer participants with creative teaching strategies which may be incorporated into healthcare professional’s education practices. These strategies may be used in lecture and the clinical setting to enhance learning, improve
retention, and engage today’s learners.
>>More info and to register

Our Faculty

Prescription-, Illicit-, and Self-Harm Opioid Overdose Cases Treated in Hospital
An article co-authored by Dr. Rachel Gorodetsky, clinical associate professor in the School of Pharmacy.

Metallophthalocyanine catalyzed olefination of aldehydes
An article co-authored by Dr. Dominic Ventura, associate professor in Chemistry.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2018 Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Education of Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners
Co-authored by Dr. Kathleen Border, assistant professor in Dietetics.

If you or a colleague just published an article or book, let us know about it!>> iti@dyc.edu
Teaching Methods
4 IDEAs for Lecturing
This semester, the ITI is focusing on IDEAs. IDEAs are intentionally designed educational activities featured in the book Teaching for Learning by Major, Harris, and Zakrajsek. These IDEAs are designed to respond to what the research reported says about lecturing…
Information for New Faculty
Here is a list of the processing steps from the time you are asked to teach for the college and a few tasks to complete before you start teaching.

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Learning Contracts for the Rigorous Evaluation of Student Scholarly Work
Is it possible to evaluate independent scholarly work in a standardized way?…. by Stacy Ruvio, Ph.D. & David Stewart, Ph.D. ITI Faculty Fellows of Scholarship for Teaching & Learning January 3, 2018
Educational Technology

The friendly staff in Online Learning would like to update you regarding several items related to Canvas and Online Learning.

  1. Canvas Checklist – Use the attached checklist at the beginning of every semester when setting up your course(s).
  2. Course Template – We have built a course template to better guide course design. If you would like this copied into one of your course shells please contact us. (https://dyc.instructure.com/courses/18124)
  3. Online Learning Trainings – Trainings will be offered via WebEx this semester. Please visit our Online Learning SharePoint page to see dates and times of our training sessions. (https://dyc0.sharepoint.com/sites/OnlineLearning)
  4. Canvas Support – Contact Canvas Support which is offered 24/7 for immediate Canvas Assistance or Training Guidance. Click on the ? (Help) and you have a few options to choose from.
  5. Tutor.com – Online tutoring is available through the service 24 hours/day 7 days a week. They support any device and there isn’t a need for any plugins for Tutor.com to function. Depending on what option the student chooses, they have flexible options available for each learner.
  6. Proctorio – Proctorio is an automated proctoring system that integrates directly within Canvas. In addition to monitoring a students’ audio and video, Proctorio provides a full secure browser, preventing web usage, limiting the exam to a single screen, and ensures your exam isn’t stolen. Contact us to schedule a session on how to enable it in your course and the specifications.
The annual NMC Higher Education Horizon Report is a recognized resource that explores emergent areas likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, a
Free, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn’t delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes.

>>Also check out our resource: Open Textbooks, Courseware and Resources

Inclusive Practices
Perry Greene provides tips for hiring and retaining diverse faculty members at predominantly white institutions.
During a recent conversation with a dear friend and mentor, Dr. Gail Christopher, founder of the Ntianu Garden: Center for Healing and Nature and former senior advisor and vice president of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, she recommended that I read Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former…
What We’re Reading
Organizational talent identifies the skills needed to create the greatest impact on the job, irrespective of title or position.
Perceptions of Residential Displacement and Grassroots Resistance to Anchor Driven Encroachment in Buffalo, NY.
Most students enrolled in nondegree online programs already have degrees, and a minority actually want a credential, new data show.
With nearly a third of all students now taking at least one course online, institutions are grappling with the reality that online is neither fringe or the sole
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…
Adjunct Office Spaces
Here is a list of adjunct office spaces for the use of D’Youville Adjunct Faculty. If you would like to add to this list, please contact the Institute for Teaching Innovation.

D’Youville faculty automatically receive the ITI Monthly Newsletter. Non-D’Youville faculty are invited to sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.

The ITI archives all newsletters to provide an easy way to share and access past issues. Missed an issue?
ITI Services
var lc_id=9911-650;

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive our monthly compilation.

You have Successfully Subscribed!