Welcome to the 8th 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 Division of Research, in order to bring you an expanded assortment of speakers and workshops.

Workshops were delivered on the following topics, to name a few: Clear and Concise Writing for NSF and NIH Applications Workshop,Tips on Tenure & Promotion, Evaluation, Summer Planning, Leadership and a host of invited speakers from the Office of Research and Economic Development.

Spring 2019

Mentor Program Lunch Meeting

Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 23
Noon-1:30pm, Faculty Club (MMC)
Hosted by Dr. Suzanna Rose, AWED associate provost, and Dr. Leslie Frazier, AWED faculty fellow

Join us for the Spring 2019 Mentor Program Lunch. All faculty in the Faculty Mentor Program are invited to come with their mentors or mentees for a casual lunchtime gathering with colleagues.  

UFF-FIU Tenure/Promotion and Instruction Workshops

Wednesday, February 6
Non-tenture track promotion - 10:00am-noon, MARC Pavilion (MMC)
Tenure track promotion - 1:00pm-4:00pm, MARC Pavilion (MMC)

Lunch will be provided by UFF-FIU from noon-1:00pm, and all are welcome to attend.

Please join the United Faculty of Florida(UFF) and Florida International University(FIU) in our annual Tenure & Promotion Workshop. Each year, individuals from the provost’s office, as well as deans and associate deans who examine promotion files, offer their advice regarding what’s expected at FIU with respect to promotions.

Feel free to come prepared with key questions regarding the processes and approaches administrators tend to take when reviewing files.

7th Annual Women in Science Seminar

Monday, March 18
9:00am-2:00pm, GC 355
In collaboration with THE MARC U*STAR and QBIC programs.

Attendees will be exposed to exceptional FIU women in the STEM fields that have pioneered major advancements within the community. This exposure will provide attendees with an opportunity to discuss common struggles women face in male-dominated arenas. The speakers will share their successes as well as the adversities they encountered throughout their journey. 

Event is free and open to all of FIU. Breakfast, refreshments & lunch will be provided.

The opening remarks were delivered by Suzanna Rose.

Summer Planning Workshop

Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10
Noon-1:30pm, Faculty Club (MMC)

Join us for a year-end summer planning session! Mentees, use the materials below to plan your summer goals, and invite your mentor to lunch to discuss your plans.

Summer Planning Handout and Schedule

Facilitating Meetings for Reluctant Scientists - Why and How to Incorporate Activities Based on Self-Organizing Principles

Tuesday, April 9
8:30-9:30am, College of Business Complex (CBC) 241, (MMC)

Alicia Lanier served as the Facilitator and project management coach on the South Florida Water, Sustainability and Climate Research Project, a 5-year, $5M research project led by Dr. Mike Sukop. Dr. Sukop and his research team embraced the energizing group process activities Alicia introduced to support the collaboration that was necessary for this interdisciplinary project. These activities focused on self-organization, dialogue, and continuously learning together and adapting. The team used the selected activities to plan their research together on an annual and whole project scale, identify technical dependencies across their research, and plan papers for a special journal issue. Alicia will describe the activities and cover the 'when, why, and how' they were used to support collaboration and knowledge co-production.

Part of the Sea Level Solutions Seminar series.

#MeToo in Academe: From Moments to a Movement | 9th annual Women Faculty Leadership Institute

Friday, May 3
8:30am-2:00pm, AHC5, Room 201-203, MMC

Co-sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Center for Leadership, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Office of Women in Science and Medicine, and FIU's NSF ADVANCE grant 

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program Presentation

Monday, May 13
10:00am-2:00pm, (networking lunch break included)
MARC Earlene and Albert Dotson Pavilion—2nd floor, MMC

Presented by Nora Savage, Ph.D., Program Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation

Hosted by the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity and the Office of Research & Economic Development

RSVP here 

Fall 2018

Mentor Orientations

Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19
3:30-4:45pm, GC 355 (MMC)
Hosted by Dr. Suzanna Rose, AWED associate provost, and Dr. Leslie Frazier, AWED faculty fellow

Mentor Program Lunch Meeting

Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4
Noon-1:30pm, Faculty Club (MMC)
Hosted by Dr. Suzanna Rose, AWED associate provost, and Dr. Leslie Frazier, AWED faculty fellow

Writing Workshop (Session I): Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency - The Role of Writing in Responsible Conduct of Research

Tuesday, October 23
3:00-5:00pm, MARC 335 (MMC)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joanna Johnson
Co-sponsored by the Office for Research & Economic Development

This talk will examine causes of irreproducibility and make practical suggestions to improve writing in the sciences.

Recognizing the importance of reproducibility, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMCrecently presented a third-place Innovation in Research and Research Education Award to Johnson and Goodman for their collaborative project, “Writing Prose and Writing Code.”

Strategies that Foster an Inclusive and Equitable Learning Environment: Understanding CECE Results & Implications 

Monday, October 29
Noon-2:00pm (boxed lunch will be provided) GC-355 (MMC) | WUC-159 (BBC)

Researchers from the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) project will provide an overview of FIU survey results. To register, login to professionaldevelopment.fiu.edu and browse by department > Student Affairs to find the event.

Friday, November 2
Noon-2:00pm (lunch will be provided), AHC4-402 (MMC)

This panel brings together faculty members who have been successful in securing NEH and Foundation grants to fund their research. Panelists include Jessica Adler (History & Health Policy and Management), Nathaniel Cadle (English), Heather Russell (English), and Martha Schoolman (English).

Finding Funding

Friday, November 9
10:00-11:00am, MARC 412 (MMC)

Innovations Presentation (Session II)

Wednesday, November 14
12:00-1:30pm, MARC 335 (MMC)
Keynote Speakers: Bob Hacker and Kate Sackman
Co-sponsored by the Office for Research & Economic Development

Leaders from StartUP FIU will guide participants through an in-depth exploration of innovation and opportunities for commercialization. Lunch will be provided.