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Faculty Mini-Retreats

Past Retreats

Faculty Mini-Retreat: Strategies for Faculty
Friday April 27, 2012 | 9:15 AM-12:00 PM

Strategies for Faculty: Understanding and Reacting to Student Behavior

Please join Erik Kneubuehl, Student Affairs, and Deborah Klesenski-Rispoli, Academic Affairs,
for this CET mini-retreat breakfast. Topics such as understanding the difference between
classroom management and student crisis, and strategies for responding to challenging
situations are addressed. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy) information is
presented and campus resources explored.


Faculty Mini-Retreat: Social Networking Tools
Friday November 11th 2011| 9:30AM-12:30PM 


Social Networking Tools: Expanding Teaching and Learning with Global Outreach

Ruben Quinones, Director of New Media @ Path Interactive, and an adjunct at NYU, explores the role of social networking in education and its potential to promote inclusive by bringing distant and diverse populations into a collaborative academic dialogue. Guided lab time with Jeffrey Riman, CET, Kurt Vega, Computer Graphics, Meredith Perkins, Patricia Krakow and James Pearce, TDT


Student/Faculty Mini-Retreat: A Campus Conversation
Wednesday April 6th, 2011 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM


Featuring a Clicker Presentation with both Student and Faculty Responses

Please join Erik Kneubuehl, Dean for Student Development, and faculty facilitators, Susan Breton, Counseling Center, Charlotte Brown, Educational Skills, Philip Milio, Student Life, Carmita Sanchez Fong, Interior Design, Nancy Sheridan, FMM, and Samantha Kloeckener, student leader, for a mini-retreat conversation and exchange of ideas. Topics will include new challenges on today's college campus, maintaining a student-centered classroom, and the impact of ever-evolving technology on academic life.


Faculty Mini-Retreat Luncheon: Toward a Greener, Sustainable, More Eco-responsible Curriculum (Part 2 of 2)
Friday, March 4th, 2011 | 12noon-3pm Friday, March 4th, 2011 | 12noon-3pm 

Science + Design = Effective Business!

Elaine Maldonado and Karen Pearson would like to welcome you to the second faculty
mini-retreat on Sustainability. Please join Susan Elrod, Director of Project Kaleidoscope, a
leading science education center based in Washington D.C. and FIT faculty MaryAnn Allacci,
Interior Design, Sandra Markus, Fashion Design, and Robert Vassalotti, Fashion Merchandising
Management. Presentations and activities will focus on the role of science in developing
sustainable products, and effective business and marketing plans.

Faculty Mini-Retreat Breakfast: Toward a Greener, Sustainable, More Eco-responsible Curriculum (Part 1 of 2)
Friday November 12  2010 | 9:00 am - Noon 

Please join guest speaker, Scott Boylston, Savannah College of Art & Design and FIT faculty Arthur Kopelman, Sandra Krasovec, Karen Pearson, Shireen Musa, Grazyna Pilatowicz and
Scott Lundberg in an exploration of "greening the curriculum". This event has been made
possible by grants from the NSF and the FIT Sustainability Council in cooperation with the
CET. Breakfast will be provided. Download Scott's Presentation

Click here to go to the NSF site for for full mini-retreat details



Mini-Retreat Breakfast: Blended Learning - Classrooms Without Walls...sometimes
Friday April 16th, 2010 | 9:00 am - Noon

Join Tamara Cupples, David Drogin, Jeffrey Riman, Elaine Maldonado and Karen Pearson, for the final mini-retreat of the academic year. Explore the possibilities of teaching a class partially online and partially face-to-face. Talk to FIT faculty who currently teach blended courses and learn more about this innovative approach to teaching and learning. Breakfast will be provided.  ""

Mini-Retreat Sharing Knowledge on a Global Scale
Friday May 1st, | 9:00 am - 1pm

CET is proud to announce a presentation by Laurie Everett, Director of MIT World. Please join Ms. Everett and FIT panelists Leslie Blum and C.J. Yeh,Communication Design, Greta Earnest, Library, Erika Muhammad, Art & Design, Karen Pearson, Science and Mathematics, Jeffrey Riman, CET and Robert Vassalotti, Fashion Merchandising Management. Topics will include the history of MIT World, website aggregators, linking department web pages to outside resources and tools to share and publish, including their relevance to FIT. Agenda


Mini-Retreat Luncheon: Fulbright Scholars Change the World
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 | Noon - 3:00 pm

The Economy's Impact on Fashion, Business and Design: What are the Implications for FIT's Programs and Curriculum?
Friday, November 20, 2009

Separating Fact from Fiction on the Web: Information Literacy and Research: Evaluating Web-based Resources
Friday, October 16, 2009 

Archived Mini-Retreats