The Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) is proud to announce for its third year that the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work will be joining the program, in addition to the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering & Computing. The FMP will be partnering with the Division of Research to bring new workshops and speakers on topics ranging from grantwriting and research to publishing and summer planning, as well as the popular networking lunches at the Faculty Club on October 9, 2013 and January 14, 2014.
The well-received University of Michigan CRLT (Center for Research on Learning and Teaching) Theatre group will return again in Spring 2014 with a brand new performance called No Offense. The performance centers on the personal and professional dynamics that occur in a lab setting, and the behaviors that can negatively affect faculty and students, in particular the behaviors that might undermine the success of women in the STEM fields and what is at stake for all.
A variety of mentoring workshops and events were held to assist mentor pairs in achieving a successful relationship. Mentees (new assistant professors) were matched with mentors (established associate or full professors) from different departments who shared research interests or disciplinary demands.
Workshop materials, activities and strategies were derived from academic research on faculty mentoring from successful faculty mentor programs at other universities, including UCLA and University of Michigan.
Fall 2013 CAS, CEC & Stempel Faculty Mentor Orientations
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Mentor Lunch at the Faculty Club
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
12:00-1:30pm, Faculty Club
Join us for the Fall 2013 Mentor Program Lunch. Faculty in CAS, CEC and RSPHSW are invited to come with their mentors or mentees for a casual lunchtime gathering with colleagues.
Case Study of a Successful Mentoring Relationship
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Drs. Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh and Yuan Liu, of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will discuss how they naturally developed a great mentoring relationship which helped with their approach to the planning details for a highly ranked NIH proposal.
Preparing for the 3rd Year Review
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
You are invited to hear and discuss different perspectives from five panelists on Preparing for the 3rd Year Review at FIU. Panelists include Meredith Newman, CAS Sr. Associate Dean, Shannon Pruden, Assistant Professor, Psychology, David Chatfield, Chair, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Sharan Ramaswamy, Assistant Professor, CEC, Biomedical Engineering, Caroline Faria, Assistant Professor, Global & Sociocultural Studies, and Darden Pyron, Personnel Committee Chair, History.
Grant Writing: Developing a Testable Hypothesis
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
3:30-5:00pm, MARC Pavilion
Central to most research endeavors is the underlying hypothesis being addressed. The presentation explores the issues underlying this situation and examines different scenarios as well as what makes the resulting hypothesis testable, or not.
Faculty Mentor Program Lunch
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
12:00-1:30pm, Faculty Club
LAUNCH: Individualized Mentoring Teams for New Faculty
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
3:30-4:45pm, MARC Pavilion
LAUNCH committees provide support and guidance to new junior faculty as they begin their careers. Committees meet with the new faculty member from the time of hire until the end of the first year. The committee focuses on essential topics such as lab space, equipment and computing resources, funding, lab personnel, integration into the university, teaching, service and mentoring plans for the pre-tenure review period. Committees are typically composed of the faculty member’s department chair, two senior faculty (one in the person’s field inside the department and one in a related field outside the department), a division of research representative and a STRIDE (ADVANCE) committee member.
"Who Says It's A Man's World?"
Thursday, February 6, 2014
11:00am-12:15pm, MARC Pavilion
Ms. Cori Flam Meltzer, FIU Executive-in-Residence, will give a special presentation on how women and men often negotiate very differently – and get different results. She will examine traditional stereotypes as well as six ways women can better represent themselves with authority and confidence.
Writing Grants: Art or Science?
Thursday, February 20, 2014
3:30-4:45pm, MARC Pavilion
Catarina Kiefe the Chair for Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, College of Medicine will be giving a lecture on Grantwriting.
2014 Federal Funding Environment for Science Research
Tuesday, February 24, 2014
9:00am-12:00pm, MARC Pavilion
Kathie Olsen, Founder and Managing Director, ScienceWorks, Former Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, National Science Foundation, will speak on grant-writing skills and grantsmanship knowledge needed to prepare better grant applications. This workshop will provide participants with knowledge of the federal research funding environment, with emphasis on the National Science Foundation and its funding priorities, opportunities, review processes, and selection criteria. Suggestions for preparation of pre-proposals and proposals will be shared. Special attention will be given to career awards.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
3:00-4:45pm, MARC Pavilion
Team Science is a popular phrase that refers to "large-scale, team-based research initiatives to address complex and multifaceted problems that require cross-disciplinary collaboration." This multidisciplinary approach acknowledges that solutions to the most pressing problems facing our world today require researchers from widely diverse backgrounds to work across the boundaries created by disciplinary silos. However, this is often not an easy task because of cultural barriers in academia, and constraints placed on these teams by various forces. Examples of obstacles, as well as opportunities that have been created, will be discussed.
The Art of Writing and Publishing in Science
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dr. Mike Ross is internationally recognized for his research and editorial leadership of many journals.
Graduate Professional Development Series: Writing and Submitting Manuscripts
Friday, March 28, 2014
Panelists will discuss with graduate students the steps to writing, submitting, and revising manuscripts for peer-review journals.
Graduate Professional Development Series: Applying and Interviewing for Internship/Postdoc Positions
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Panelists will discuss with graduate students the process of applying for and interviewing for internships and jobs.
CRLT No Offense!
Thursday, April 3, 2014
3:30-5:30pm, GC 150
Centering on the relationship between advisor and advisee in a lab setting, the performance of No Offense and accompanying facilitated dialogue will encourage session attendees to confronts various questions.
This performance centers on the relationship between advisor and advisee in a lab setting. How are women and men affected by gender bias-- even when they are not themselves the direct target of biased behavior? How can bystanders productively intervene when they witness or become aware of biased behavior? What responsibilities does one have in responding to reports of problematic behavior?
The CRLT Players are visiting FIU with their acclaimed production of No Offense. They create research-based performances that examine current issues in higher education. Using a range of theatrical techniques, their performances engage faculty, graduate students and university administrators in critical reflection and dialogue.
A Workshop on Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Thursday, April 10, 2014
An experienced panel of five professors from CAS, CEC and Stempel will discuss the topic and answer your questions. Panelists include Raul Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Psychology, Evelyn Gaiser, Professor, Biological Sciences, Anthony McGoron, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Mary Jo Trepka, Professor, Public Health, and Piero Gardinali, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry.
Conference in Statistical Methods & Mentoring
Friday, April 11, 2014
10:00am-4:50pm, GC West Ballroom
Conference in Statistical Methods & Mentoring Applications of Statistics, with distinguished keynote speaker Dr. Mohsen Pourahmadi, Professor, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University.
Summer Planning Workshop and Networking Lunch
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
10:00am-3:00pm, CBC Special Events Center
Please join us for the 4th Annual FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute, featuring Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, Wright State University, giving the Keynote Address.