Facilitating at CIT
Facilitators are needed for all sessions at CIT!
What is the role of the Facilitator? The following outlines the responsibilities of a CIT Facilitator.
- Arrival – Please arrive early for the session(s) you will be facilitating.
- Introductions – Introduce the presenter(s)/instructor(s).
- Announcement – Ask attendees to put phones on silent or vibrate.
- Timekeeping – It is very important that sessions begin and end on time. The Facilitator should be sure that the Presenter is aware of time. To assist this, the Facilitator is provided with a sign that says “5 Minutes” on one side and “Stop” on the other. This allows you to let the Presenter know when they should begin to wrap up their presentation without distracting the attendees.
- Attendance – Document the number of attendees for each session.
- Evaluations – Remind attendees to complete an online session evaluation. The links can be found on the CIT home page at www.cit.suny.edu.
- Handouts – Assist with any materials; pick-up leftover materials at the end of the session.
- Pre-Conference Workshops – The Facilitator should ask each participant to sign-in on the sheet provided. Only those individuals on the sign-in sheet should be allowed into the workshop. Each participant receives a Certificate of Participation – it is the role of the Facilitator to be sure the Workshop instructor signs the Certificates. Certificates should be distributed at the conclusion of the Workshop by the Facilitator.
- Hands-on Demos – When each computer station seat has been filled, the door to the room should be closed and the sign (provided in the lab) indicating the session is closed, should be put on the outside of the door. No others should be admitted and computer stations should be limited to one per person (no sharing).
- Presenter No-Shows – The Facilitator should notify the Check-in desk immediately if a Presenter does not show up for their session.