Welcome to the 9th 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.

Spring 2020

Mentor Program Lunch Meeting Spring 2020

Wednesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 30
12:00-2:00pm, Faculty Club, MMC

Join us for the Spring 2020 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.

Public Writing Workshop

Friday, January 31
10:00am-1:00pm, AHC4-402, MMC

This workshop is designed to help academics write for broader audiences in popular media, and will address topics such as pitching ideas, writing more accessibly, and working with nonacademic editors.

Lunch will be provided from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for individual thirty minute sessions with one of the panelists from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Tenure and Promotion Workshop

Wednesday, February 5
Non-tenture track promotion: 10:00am-12:00pm, 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.

UK/EU/US: Grant Application Experiences From Both Sides of the Pond

Friday, February 14
10:00am-12:00pm, GL 132, MMC

This FIU-RCMI Professional Development Workshop features Drs. Marcus Cooke and Dr. Kim Tieu, who will share their first-hand experiences of seeking, and reviewing, grant applications from agencies in the US and abroad.

Light refreshments will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Cindy Lopez at clolopez@fiu.edu

RSVP here by February 12. RSVP and Panther ID are required to attend.

Intellectual Property: Things You Should Know and Pitfalls

Thursday, February 20
1:00-2:30pm, MARC 453, MMC

Presented by Peter Hernandez, Director of Technology Management and Commercialization in the FIU Office of Research and Economic Development.

This workshop, led by an industry veteran with 30 years of experience, will cover key elements of intellectual property management, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.

RSVP here by Tuesday, February 18.

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the rest of our Spring 2020 FMP events have been canceled. This decision has been made with the health and well-being of our faculty and community in mind. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Fall 2019

Mentor Orientations

Tuesday, September 17
2:00-4:00pm, GC 355, MMC

Wednesday, September 18
2:00-4:00pm, GC 355, MMC
Hosted by Dr. Suzanna Rose, AWED associate provost

Commercializing Research to Create Value

Friday, September 20
11:00am-4:00pm, EC2300, Engineering Campus (10555 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174)
Keynote Speakers: Bob Hacker
Presented by the Office for Research & Economic Development

Bob Hacker from StartUP FIU will guide participants as they learn how to systematically analyze and develop a business model. Lunch will be provided.

Mentor Program Lunch Meeting Fall 2019

Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30
12:00-2:00pm, Faculty Club, MMC

Join us for the Fall 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.

Best Practices for Effective Mentoring (POSTDOCS)

Wednesday, November 6
2:00-3:30pm, AHC4-402, MMC

Presented by the Office of Postdoctoral Scholar Services and Suzanna Rose, associate provost, Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity. Space is limited, so registration is required.