PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP

PROF-it Seminars: Spring 2010, Fall 2009

Recap of 2009-2010 Seminars


Spring 2010

Grant Writing: A seminar for graduate students and postdocs

Feb date rescheduled due to inclement weather. New date: April 23, 2010.

Dr. Ralph Pollack
12 noon – 2 PM
ROOM Commons 329
UMBC Campus
Graduate School

Fall 2009AUGUST

Part of the PROMISE: Summer Success Institute

All grad students are invited!
Options and Opportunities for College Teaching
FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2009
12:00 p.m.
Guest Host: The Community College of Baltimore County
Catonsville Campus, Building Q, Lounge
(Free) Lunch will be served

Special Guests:
* Dr. Elizabeth McCormack, Dean of Graduate Studies, Bryn Mawr College

* Dr. Alycia Marshall (PROMISE Alum), Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Anne Arundel Community College

* Dr. Alan Mickelson, Director, Teaching-Learning Center, Prince George’s Community College

* Dr. Natalie Kimbrough, Professor, History, CCBC and Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

* Deans and Chairs from the following departments at CCBC:
Math, Science, Social Science, and English

Dr. Renetta Tull, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Development, UMBC
Dr. Al Starr, Dean, Ess. Campus, CCBC

This event is free to graduate students.

Graduate School, PROF-it, Success Seminar

Teaching & Learning Workshop for Grad Students, Stress Relief for Grad Students
Includes mandatory TA training. All grad students (regardless of holding a TA position) are invited.
Friday, 8/28/09. 9 AM – 2:15 PM ITE Lecture Hall 7

Friday, August 28, 2009
Teaching Techniques & TA Classroom Training Part I

Welcome & Resources
– Conflict Resolution in the Classroom
– Student Support Services and Accommodations for Disability
– Paid Opportunities to teach UMBC’s undergrads through IHU

Online Teaching Resources
– Blackboard

Meeting with experienced and Master TAs

Includes the session:
Ten Strategies for Designing Classroom Activities that Encourage Thinking and Learning
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: ITE Lecture Hall 7

Stress Relief/Health and Wellness for Graduate Students Part II
1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Room: ITE Lecture Hall 7

Morning Refreshments and Lunch will be served (free)

Special Guest Speakers:
* Dr. Barry Casey, Interim Director of the UMBC Faculty Development Center.

* Dr. J. LaVelle Ingram, Director, University Counseling Services

* Dr. Robert Deluty, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Clinical Psychologist, UMBC Presidential Teaching Professor, Department of Psychology, and published poet

UMBC Faculty Development Center –
Office of Information Technology –
PROF-it, The Professors in Training Program

Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar
How to Put a Course Together
Friday, 10/2/09, Commons 329, 12 noon – 2 p.m.
Dr. Barry Casey

Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar
Friday, 11/6/09, 12 – 2 PM, Commons 329
Dr. Renetta Tull
“Public Speaking”

Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar
Friday, 12/4/09, 12 PM – 2 PM, Commons 329
Dr. Anne Spence
“Learning Styles”

Resources:Faculty Development Center at UMBC:

Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Maryland College Park:

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