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Updates for August & September 2013: Following the Summer Success Institute (SSI)

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Summer Success Institute (SSI) on August 22, 2013 at 12:41 PM

This information was sent to students via email on August 21, 2013. It is repeated here.

We have some updates: 

1) Sat. Sept. 7: NSF Graduate Fellowship Workshop led by PROMISE alums Dr. Frances Carter-Johnson and Dr. Patti Ordóñez,  plus “Featured Fellowship Opportunity, due Aug. 23” (from SSI Mentoring Pods’ Moderator, Miryam Gerdine), see the full post and the comment section:

2) We’ll see you on campus! Opening fall semester reception at UMCP (8/29), lunch at UMB (9/3), and dinner at UMBC (9/6). DETAILS:

3) Calling all STEM PhD students: It’s time for the annual, NATIONAL, SREB Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute on Teaching and Mentoring! (This is the conference that Dr. Carter-Johnson described as “Multiplying SSI by 1000!) You may have a chance to go, all expenses paid! One year, we took 25 people! (Dr. Robert Alexander from the CDC, PROMISE Alum, met his wife at this conference!) Other alums have found jobs at this conference! Coming October 2013. Apply now, it’s first come, first serve:
4) If you have any remaining comments about the SSI, please post them here:

Additional Events at  UMBC:



a) TA Training and “Teaching & Learning” Workshop on Friday, 8/23, 8:30 AM. Topics: Disciplinary Thinking, Blackboard, Conflict Resolution, etc. Plus, “TOP TAs” from departments will give tips for success. Each school will be represented. We will also share information about the $2000 CCBC/UMBC Teaching Fellows program through PROF-it, and the $1000 IHU opportunity.  All new TAs, and all who are interested in “Teaching & Learning,” please RSVP here:

b) Lunch seminar on Life/Work Balance with Psychologist, Author, and Poet, Dr. Robert Deluty, Friday, 8/23, 1PM. Don’t miss this event! Humor, advice, tips for success! RSVP here:

Coming in September:

Dec. 7, 2012 seminars: 1) Project-based Learning, 2) Addressing Grad Students’ Stress

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on December 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Dear Graduate Student Community,

Please note the following events at UMBC:


1) PROF-it Professors-in-Training Seminar


Speaker: Dr. Mariajose Castellanos

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 12 noon

UMBC, Commons, Room 329

(Bring your lunches with you)

Please RSVP:

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to this seminar.



Speaker: Dr. Robert Deluty

Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Associate Professor of Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

4:30 PM

Public Policy Building, Room 206

Please RSVP:

(Light refreshments will be served.)



October 2012 seminars for graduate students & postdocs at UMBC

In Dissertation Completion, Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Ph.D. Completion Project, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
1) Professors-in-Training Seminar: Developing a Syllabus,
with Faculty Development Center Director, Dr. Linda Hodges
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. 12 noon – 2PM (Bring your lunch). Commons 329.
2) “When Faculty say ‘X’ …” A seminar for graduate students with input from faculty
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Lecture Hall 4, Academic IV Building. Dinner will be served.
Related topic “Communicating with your faculty.” Click the link here, read the article, and post a question for faculty to answer during the October 12th session.
3) Dissertation House for Employees and Non-Traditional Students
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, AOK Library 767
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2012. 10AM – 3:00 PM, AOK Library 767
Postdoc Morning Coffee: Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 10 AM – 12 Noon. Commons 318
5) IRB and Preparation for CITI Training (Human Subjects, Responsible Conduct of Research)
A “Work” session where graduate students and postdocs can work on their training modules so that
they will be certified for human subjects research (e.g., biological sciences, social science research, etc.)
Lunch will be served.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012. 12 noon – 3:00 PM. Lunch will be served.
Library 7th Floor Open Area
(Faculty are invited to join this session.)

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.


“Preparing for a Teaching Career” Seminar at UMB (Downtown Baltimore), Tuesday, 4/10/12, 12 noon

In PROF-it on April 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

This information comes from the “Career Development” unit at UMB, part of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.  UMB and the University of Maryland College Park are part of the PROMISE AGEP. UMBC is the lead institution.


Preparing for a Teaching Career
Start Date: 4/10/2012 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 4/10/2012 End Time: 1:00 PM
Event Description
Preparing For a Teaching Career

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
621 W. Lombard Street, SMC Campus Center, Room 208


Guest speaker:

Sabrina Kramer, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, College Park

This session is targeted to graduate students and postdocs interested in pursuing a teaching-based faculty appointment. Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Tips for preparing your application materials, including the “teaching philosophy”

·         Introduction to teaching outside of Academia

·         How to acquiring additional teaching experience, including an overview of “teaching postdocs”

·         Where to look for teaching positions

·         Preparing an effective teaching/job talk

·         Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Registration is now available at

Location Information:
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center (SMC)  (View Map)
621 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact Information:
Name: Stacie Small Mendoza
Phone: (410) 706-5434