Welcome to the 5th year of the FIU Faculty Mentoring Program. This academic year we continued our partnerships with the Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Education, Engineering & Computing, and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, as well as the Office of Research and Economic Development, in order to bring you an expanded assortment of speakers and workshops.

Workshops were held on the following topics, among others: NIH for Dummies Workshop, NEH Humanities Workshop, Tips on Tenure & Promotion, Evaluation, Summer Planning, Leadership and a host of invited speakers from the Office of Research and Economic Development.

2015-16 Orientation Workshops

Monday, September 14, 2015
3:30-4:45pm, GC 243
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
3:30-4:45pm, AHC4-402 
Faculty Mentor Program orientation workshops will focus on how to benefit from being and having a mentor. This program is aimed primarily at providing tenure-earning assistant professors with a faculty mentor from outside of her/his home department. 

Proposal Writing Strategies with Dr. Weatherton

Thursday, September 17, 105
2:00-5:00pm, MARC Pavilion
Friday, September 18, 2015
9:00am-12:00pm, MARC Pavilion

Dr. Yvette Pearson Weatherton from the National Science Foundation will be speaking.

Guest Lecture on Broadening Participation with Dr. Weatherton

Friday, September 18, 2015
2:00-3:00pm, MARC Pavilion

Dr. Yvette Pearson Weatherton from the National Science Foundation will be speaking.

Network and Circuit Dysregulation in Drug Addiction: Towards an Imaging Biomarker for Addiction

Thursday, October 1, 2015
11:00am-12:00pm, WC 130

Substance use disorders remain a significant impact on public health, affecting nearly one in three people at some point during their lifetime, and costing society more than $600 billion annually. Dr. Elliot Stein, Chief of the Neuroimaging Research Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will present some of the recnet work from his lab exploring the potential caueses of and consequences to chronic drug addiction.

Meet Your Mentor for Lunch

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
12:00-1:30pm, Faculty Club
Thursday, October 8, 2015
12:00-1:30pm, Faculty Club

Women Against Violence Networking Wine & Cheese

Friday, October 16, 2015
3:00-4:30pm, AHC4-402

Do you do research or have expertise on any aspect of violence against women or gender violence? If so, we hope you can come to a Networking Wine & Cheese Event. The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is sponsoring this event as part of its International Women, Gender and Violence Initiative. The goal is to identify FIU faculty doing research in this area to enhance collaborations and to bring more public attention to FIU’s faculty strength in this area.

Tips to Tenure Workshop

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
3:30-4:45pm, AHC4-402

This presentation will provide faculty with perspectives and advice from the college level as well as the viewpoint of recently tenured faculty. Panelists include Dr. Eric Bishop Von Wettberg, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Dr. Nicole Ruggiano, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, and 
Dr. Daniel Bagner, Associate Professor, Psychology.

Building Businesses Based on Academic Research

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
12:30-1:45pm, AHC4-402

Has your research solved a problem? Could the solution become a commercial product? In this lecture, Patricia Weber will provide general guidelines and practical advice on how to transition inventions from the research lab to a commercial enterprise. The talk will cover federally funded programs specifically designed to assist academics explore commercial opportunities.

Grant Writing in the Humanities: From Individual Research to Institutional Programs

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
3:30-4:45pm, GL 220

This workshop will consist of brief presentations and success stories by three FIU faculty members who have been PIs on recent NEH grants. Each presenter will share tips and strategies for successfully writing grants to the main funder of humanities research and programming.

Moderator: Rebecca Friedman, Associate Professor, History and Faculty Fellow, Office of the Provost

Panelists: Steve Heine, Director of Asian Studies & Professor of Religious Studies and History; April Merleaux, Assistant Professor, History; Rene Silverman; Associate Professor, Modern Languages

Meet Your Mentor for Lunch

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
12:00-1:30pm, Faculty Club
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12:00-1:30pm, Faculty Club 

Funding for the Arts: Insights from Inside the Knight Foundation

Thursday, February 18, 2016
3:30-4:45pm, PCA 131

FIU welcomes Victoria Rogers, Vice President for the Arts at the Knight Foundation to talk with our faculty about the priorities of the Knight Foundation.

NIH Funding Programs and Resources Seminar for Academic Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Monday, February 22, 2016
9:00am-12:00pm, WC 130

Leaders from the offices of Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer at three institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will discuss and highlight valuable resources available to researchers and small business owners.

Leading Self: The Distinguishing Factor

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
3:30-4-45pm, AHC4-302

We will discuss the five core competencies of an effective leader and before the end of the session, systematically identify your individual set of core values to help govern your decisions going forward.

10th Annual Women Who Lead Conference

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
9:00am-2:00pm, GC Ballrooms

A day long conference designed to enhance the leadership development of female students at FIU. Kimberly Bryant, CEO and co-founder Black Girls Code served as keynote speaker.

Summer Planning & Networking Lunch: How to Write a Lot!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
12:30-2:30pm, AHC1-110

NSF Program Director Workshop

Friday, April 29, 2016
10:30am-12:00pm, MARC Pavilion

The purpose of this workshop is to provide both general and specific information on funding opportunities at the National Science Foundation. Discussion will include navigating through the opportunities at the NSF, how a proposal is reviewed, and how deicisons are made, as well as common errors found in applications, and strategies for preparation of research proposals. Raj Mutharasan will give the presentation.