PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP

SSI 2007

SSI 2007 AGENDA

PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for
Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Summer Success Institute (SSI) 2007

Fri. August 17- Saturday August 18, 2007, Sheraton Hotel
Pre-conference: Thursday, August 16, 2007, UMBC’s Campus

MAIN CONFERENCE LOCATION: FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Sheraton Columbia Hotel, Columbia, MD, Terrace Ballroom
Conference Hotel Websites: http://www.sheratoncolumbia.com/
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1130&EM=VTY_SI_columbia_1130_overview
TRANSPORTATION will be provided free of charge from UMCP’s campus and from UMBC’s campus.

All events on Thursday are on UMBC’s Campus.
All events on Friday and Saturday are at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbia, MD.

REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE
Please use this link to register:
http://cgi.umd.edu/survey/display?GraduateSchoolWorkshops/2007_SSIregistration
The hotel room (1 night, Friday, Aug. 17) and the conference are FREE for all registrants.

8/10/07 UPDATE: The roster for hotel rooms is now full, however, students will still have an opportunity to register online and on-site.

PRE-CONFERENCE
THURSDAY, August 16, 2007, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., UMBC Campus, ITE Building
Breakfast and lunch will be served.

The Pre-conference has activities for BOTH new/incoming and continuing students. New/incoming students are asked to attend the Guaranteed 4.0 sessions. Continuing students who have not attended this workshop in the past and those who need a refresher are strongly encouraged to attend. Guaranteed 4.0 is one of the PROMISE CORE COMPETENCY Workshops. We expect students to achieve a 4.0 in graduate school. All students should go through this workshop at least once.
Make this session mandatory.

PROMISE Peer Mentors will meet in a separate room the morning to discuss goals for the year. There will be a Dissertation Meeting in the afternoon for ALL Dissertation House Alumni, and all PROMISE Ph.D. Candidates, and those who need a boost of support while writing or planning to write the dissertation.

FOR ALL NEW/INCOMING STUDENTS, Lecture Hall 7, ITE Building

Pre-Conference Annual Guaranteed 4.0 Workshop, UMBC Campus
“How to Get a 4.0 in Graduate School”
Donna O. Johnson*, Y.C. Chen*, Dr. Tamiko Youngblood**, Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System
Authors of the Books: “Guaranteed 4.0”, and “Guaranteed A+”;
** Facilitator for the “Destination Ph.D.” series
ABOUT Guaranteed 4.0
http://www.nomorestudy.com/
http://www.guaranteed4.com/g4/home

LOCATION: Information Technology Building (ITE), Lecture Hall 7, UMBC Campus

FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS (PEER MENTORS & PHD CANDIDATES), Rm. 227, ITE Building
·
9:30 a.m. Morning Session: PROMISE Peer Mentors Meeting
o Personal Planning & Goal Setting
o Peer Mentoring Program Planning & Evaluation

1:00 p.m. Afternoon Session: Ph.D Candidates Dissertation Meeting
(For all Dissertation House Alumni and all students working on dissertations)
o Ph.D. Candidates, please join Dr. Wendy Carter, Co-Founder of TA-DA: Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished! for a dissertation support meeting.
ABOUT DR. CARTER and TADA!: http://www.tadafinallyfinished.com/coinfo/index.html
LOCATION: UMBC Campus, Information Technology Building (ITE), Rm. 227

ITE Building Map & Directions:
http://www.cs.umbc.edu/CSEE/contact/mapAndDirections.html
(Note, we’re referring you to detailed directions provided by the CSEE department, located in the ITE Building)

UMBC Campus Map (ITE Building = #21, B-2, on this map)
http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/B2.html

ACTIVITIES ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY ARE FOR ALL NEW/INCOMING AND ALL CONTINUING GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MARYLAND.

DRESS CODE: Friday & Saturday = Business Casual

FRIDAY, August 17, 2007, Sheraton Hotel
Breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner will be served.

Guaranteed 4.0 Office Hours will be provided between sessions throughout the day. These sessions are follow-ups from the Thursday Pre-conference seminars with the Guaranteed 4.0 facilitators. Time management/schedules and individual plans for success will be customized.

8:00 Registration and Breakfast Refreshments

9:00 Welcome to PROMISE!
Dr. Renetta G. Tull, PROMISE Director
Introduction of PROMISE Peer Mentors, Speakers, Guests

Welcome to the Universities in Maryland!
Dr. Arthur Johnson, Maryland AGEP PI, UMBC Provost
Dr. Janet Rutledge, Co-PI, UMBC Sr. Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Dr. Jordan Warnick, Co-PI, UMB Assistant Dean of the Medical School
Dr. Johnetta Davis, Co-PI, UMCP Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

“The National Impact of AGEP”

ABOUT AGEP:
http://www.nsfagep.org/
ABOUT PROMISE: MARYLAND’S AGEP: http://www.umbc.edu/promise/pages/aboutus.html
http://www.igert.org/ideaexchange.asp?sort=key&subsort=RenettaTull

9:15 – 10:05 Morning Plenary Keynote
Dr. Catherine Millett, Author, Three Magic Letters: Ph.D.
ABOUT CATHERINE MILLETT & THREE MAGIC LETTERS:
http://www.press.jhu.edu/books/title_pages/3353.html
http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2007/JF/BR/Lovi.htm

BREAK Guaranteed 4.0 Office Hours

10:15 – 11:30 Summer Success Seminars
Workshop 1 (Incoming Students): “Differences Between Undergrad and Grad School”
Christopher Jones, Asst. Dean of Graduate Students, MIT; Facilitator – Go Carpe Diem
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER JONES: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2004/jones-1020.html

Workshop 2 (Continuing Students): “Interviewing Skills for Graduate-level Positions”
Dr. Robert Belle, Director, Doctoral Scholars Institute, Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
ABOUT ROBERT BELLE & SREB:
http://www.sreb.org/programs/dsp/staff/staffindex.asp
http://www.instituteonteachingandmentoring.org/Compact/agep.html

BREAK Guaranteed 4.0 Office Hours

11:45 – 12:50 Lunch & Afternoon Address: “Story of Success”
¨ Featured Speaker: Dr. Erika Camacho, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
ABOUT ERIKA CAMACHO:
http://myweb.lmu.edu/ecamacho/service.html
http://www.amssi.org/LaOpinion112105.htm
http://myweb.lmu.edu/ecamacho/service.html
Dr. Camacho was a student of the famed mathematician, Jaime Escalante. Escalante’s life and methods of teaching calculus were chronicled in the movie “Stand and Deliver” starring actor Edward James Olmos.

1:00 – 1:50 Preparation for the Professoriate: Pathways, Passion, and Purpose
MODERATOR: Dr. Kim Nickerson, Assistant Dean, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (Primary), Assistant Dean College of Health and Human Performance (Secondary) – University of Maryland College
Park; Director, UMCP Atlantic Coast Social, Behavioral, Economic
Sciences AGEP; former professor – Johns Hopkins School of Public
Health.

ABOUT DR. NICKERSON: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/dean/staff_bios/kim_nickerson.html

Dr. Maria Mercedes Franco (Mathematics, TIMEQCC), Queensborough Community College, New York
ABOUT MARIA MERCEDES FRANCO:
http://www.genealogy.ams.org/html/id.phtml?id=109043

Dr. Juan Gilbert (Computer Science), Auburn University, Director: Human Centered Computing Laboratory, President: Brothers of the Academy Institute
ABOUT JUAN GILBERT:
http://www.juangilbert.com/

Dr. Kelly Mack (Biological Sciences), University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
ABOUT KELLY MACK:
http://facstaffwebs.umes.edu/kmmack/

This session will provide an open forum to discuss making career choices and options for becoming a successful professor at a community college, a minority serving institution (e.g. HBCU, HSI, Tribal College), or majority research university. Students should begin learning about these options as early as the first year of grad school. Our distinguished panel will cover each of these areas.

BREAK Guaranteed 4.0 Office Hours

2:00 – 3:30 SPECIAL WORKSHOP: “‘So What Do You Do?’ Preparing Polished Oral Research Descriptions for Professional Conversations”
Workshop Leader: Patrice Harris, Anchor, FOX 45 News
ABOUT PATRICE HARRIS:
http://www.foxbaltimore.com/sections/station/talent/patrice_harris.shtml
NOTE: Students should prepare a short (3 minutes or less) description of their research (“Elevator Pitch”) in advance in case you are asked “So what do you do?”

3:40 – 4:15 Connections and Networking Meeting
Campus Specific Meetings: (All students) Continuing students will discuss strategies for success with new students in respective UMBC, UMB, and UMCP meetings. Campus coordinators will discuss goals and objectives for success in the upcoming year.

4:15 Students Check into Hotel/Break Guaranteed 4.0 Office Hours

5:00 Early Dinner and Recognition of PROMISE Ph.D. Candidates; PROMISE Alumni Welcome & Advice

After Dinner Peer Mentors’ host evening entertainment,
UMB Host – Bowling, (Brunswick Columbia Lanes (7100 Carved Stone Rd.))
Speakers’ and special guests’ hospitality reception (Hospitality Suite)
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SATURDAY, August 18, 2007, Sheraton Hotel
Breakfast and lunch will be served.

8:30 Discipline-Specific Roundtables and Breakfast Refreshments: All students will have breakfast with others in their disciplines.
Broad Disciplinary Areas:
· Biomedical/Health, Chemical and Life Sciences
· Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering
· Behavioral & Social Sciences,
· Education, Arts and Humanities

PROMISE: The Year in Review Slide Show

9:30 Full Circle: From Dreams of Success to Reality: Our Story
Dr. Hector Carlo (Manufacturing Systems, Bioinformatics) and Dr. Cristina Pomales-Garcia (Web-based Technology), Current Faculty in the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
Former AGEP Scholars at the University of Michigan
Former SREB Doctoral Scholars

ABOUT HECTOR CARLO: http://ininweb.uprm.edu/profileViewer.asp?id=hcarlo

ABOUT CRISTINA POMALES: http://ininweb.uprm.edu/profileViewer.asp?id=cpomales

10:30 Special Segment with Dr. Janet Rutledge, PROMISE Co-PI: “The Mountains, Doubts, Fears and Excuses (Self-Sabotage, Working in Groups, Institutionalized Racism, and Insulation)”
ABOUT JANET RUTLEDGE:
http://www.umbc.edu/engineering/csee/faculty/rutledge.html
http://www.howard.edu/sem/janet_rutledge.htm

12 noon Lunch: “Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward”
Report from seminars by Workshop Recorders (chosen from among participants at the beginning of each workshop) and Q&A

2:00 Adjourn and “on your own” activities at the Columbia Mall
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Original Information page for the 2007 SSI from the PROMISE Forum


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