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TA Training/Teaching & Learning Workshop, and Life/Work Balance Lunch – Both on Friday, August 24, 2012 at UMBC

In Grad Student Success Seminar, PROF-it on August 22, 2012 at 12:12 AM


The following seminars will be held at UMBC on Friday, August 24, 2012:
1. “TA Training/Teaching and Learning Workshop”
This workshop is for all new teaching assistants *and* all students who want to learn more about teaching. We will discuss issues pertinent to TAs, pedagogy, and “PROF-it” (Professors in Training) opportunities for teaching at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) – $2000 opportunity, and teaching at UMBC as part of the “Intro to an Honors University” ($1000 opportunity.)
2. Life/Work Balance Lunch Seminar with Dr. Robert Deluty
This workshop is for all graduate students! New and continuing graduate students are welcome to attend. Dr. Deluty is one of our psychology professors and he is taking time to share his expertise with the graduate students. Dr. Deluty is a prolific poet, has been a professor of psychology for more than 30 years, and has a clinical psychology practice.
Please RSVP so that we can order enough food:

To RSVP, log into your MyUMBC account, and go to the bottom of the event page. Click the green button that says “I can attend.”
Students from other campuses may attend, but you must reply to this message as your RSVP. UMBC’s students should RSVP on the MyUMBC links above.



PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) Begins Tomorrow, August 17 in the UMBC Commons

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on August 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Tomorrow, PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP will open the 10th annual session of the Summer Success Institute (SSI).  The Friday session of the SSI will be held on UMBC’s campus. Sessions for new and continuing students will be held on the 7th floor of the AOK Library, and sessions for postdocs, alumni, and participants of the Dissertation House will be held on the 3rd floor of the Commons.  Saturday’s session will be held at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, in Hanover, Maryland. A bus will be available on Saturday to take students from UMBC to the hotel. 

Details for the conference can be found here:

If your Friday schedule is tight, and you’re looking for a small window to participate, consider coming to the session for the “Success Equation” from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, which will be held on the 7th floor of the AOK Library. This session will discuss variables that all graduate students should consider as they progress through their studies. The “Success Equation” will be published in the September 2012 issue of “Optics and Photonics News.” You do not need to pre-register to attend the “Success Equation” session. 

If you plan to attend the Saturday session at the hotel, please read the information on the SSI website and register:  


About The Dissertation House:


About the SSI (Historical Perspective):