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Events for March 2011: Dissertation House, Proposals, Teaching Portfolios, Lift Up (Haiti) Movie, Career Roundtables

In Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Ph.D. Completion Project, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 18, 2011 at 3:12 PM

We have many events lined up for March! Please stay tuned to this post for updates:

March 4: Thesis and Dissertation Proposals:  A Ph.D. Completion Project Workshop. UM College Park. Guest Speaker: Christine Feak, English Language Institute, University of Michigan.

March 11: PROMISE Mid-Semester Meeting and Networking Social for College Park (Co-hosted by the UMCP Black Graduate Student Association and the UMCP Latino Graduate Student Association.) 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  This will be an opportunity for BGSA, LGSA and PROMISE participants from all disciplines to meet or reconnect over great (FREE) pizza!

DATE: Friday, March 11, 2011
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
LOCATION:  Ledo’s Restaurant
ADDRESS:  4509 Knox Road (at the corner of Knox and Route 1 attached to the new parking structure)
DISCUSSION TOPIC:  Success Beyond the Classroom: Protocol and Professionalism in Graduate School
COST: FREE!
RSVP/REGISTER: http://tiny.cc/BGSALGSAPROMISE
RSVP/REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 9, 2011 by 4:30 PM
CONTACT: promise@gradschool.umd.edu

 

March 11-12: Dissertation House, UMBC Campus.  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5914

March 12: Grad Student Connection Lunch, 11-2 PM, Skylight Room, UMBC. All graduate students are invited but you must RSVP.  RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/6083

March 16: Writing an Effective Teaching Statement and Constructing a Teaching Portfolio, Facilitator, Dr. Linda Hodeges, Director of the UMBC Faculty Development Center, Room UC Ballroom Lounge, UMBC Campus.  RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5910

March 27: Come to a screening of the film Lift Up, a documentary about Haiti following the earthquake.  One of the filmmakers is UMBC PROMISE Peer Mentor Huguens Jean. Huguens is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. MyUMBC link for the event can be found here:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5913. We excited to promote this special movie outing at Pratt Library.

March 30: Career Paths for Graduate Students, 4:30 – 6PM, UMBC AOK Library, 7th Floor. Dinner will be served. RSVP:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5982

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Preparing for Global Leadership: Cultural Competence and Connections with and for International Students and Colleagues

In Grad Student Success Seminar, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 2, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Preparing for Global Leadership: Cultural Competence and Connections with and for International Students and Colleagues. A UMBC Success Seminar: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, 1:00-2:15 PM, UMBC’s AOK Library, 7th Floor Open Area.

Join a panel of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to share experiences and answer questions regarding the following topics:

•    What does it mean to be culturally competent?

•    How does cultural competence play a part in mentoring students or relationships with professors in graduate school?

•    How can we promote cultural competence at work, e.g., connections with colleagues?What can we gain from interacting with people from other cultures?

•    What kinds of things should one do to gain cultural/intercultural competence?

PANEL

MODERATOR: Violeta Laura Colombo, Language, Literacy, & Culture (Argentina)

Vincenzo Tamma, Ph.D., Physics (Italy)

Rachel Sturge, Biology (Canada)

Huguens Jean, Electrical Engineering (Haiti)

Nohemi Voglozin, Geography and Environmental Systems (West Africa)

Nandadevi Cortes-Rodriguez, Biology (Mexico)

Wenjia Li, Computer Science (China)

Satarupa Joardar, Language, Literacy, and Culture (India)

Dr. Ed Larkey, Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication

Dr. Dwayne Arola, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Adriana Medina-López-Portillo (tentative), Program in Language, Literacy, and Culture

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP. This seminar is free.

RSVP on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5670

“Preparing for the Professoriate” Workshops on Fri. Nov. 5

In PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 1, 2010 at 5:05 PM

On Friday November 5, two of our campuses will focus on teaching!  Our PROMISE program is an AGEP initiative (National Science Foundation’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) that includes professional development workshops that focus on training for the professoriate.  We want our graduate students to be equipped and prepared for all aspects of faculty life.  This Friday’s workshops will focus on public speaking and preparing teaching portfolios.

UMBC Seminar:

Public Speaking for College Teaching

This is a PROF-it Professors-in-Training Seminar

Friday, November 5, 2010

12 Noon – 2 PM, Commons 329, UMBC Campus

Speaker: Dr. Renetta Tull, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development

Dr. Tull speaks across the US and Puerto Rico and will be sharing tips for teaching on 11/5.  Prior to coming to UMBC, she was a Faculty member at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an Adjunct at the University of Maryland College Park.  As a student, Dr. Tull was a TA Fellow with  Northwestern University’s Searle Center for Teaching Excellence.

RSVP:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/4938

UMCP Seminar:

Teaching Portfolios

Speaker:  Dr. Spencer Benson, Director of the UMCP Center for Teaching Excellence

Date: Friday Afternoon, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Event: Ph.D. Completion Project Workshops
Location: Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall. RSVP: http://www.training.umd.edu.

Dr. Spencer Benson is the Director of the  Center for Teaching Excellence, associate professor in the Dept. of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics and an affiliate associate professor in the Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.  He is responsible for overseeing more than 20 programs designed to improve teaching and learning through professional development of faculty, graduate students and undergraduates.

Secrets of the Faculty Interview. Coming Aug. 20. 10:30 AM

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Summer Success Institute (SSI) on August 14, 2010 at 5:35 PM

PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) and the UMBC Graduate School present a seminar for all graduate students and postdocs:

“Secrets of the Faculty Interview”
Friday, Aug. 20, 2010
10:30 AM, Commons 331
Guest Speaker: Dr. Philip Rous, Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.

Dr. Elliot Hirshman, UMBC’s Provost and PI for PROMISE will provide the opening remarks and introduction.

* All graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend.
* The event is free.
* Please RSVP using the public MyUMBC web page:
http://my.umbc.edu/events/3936
This event is part of the 8th Annual PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI). To attend *additional* events on Saturday, August 21, please fill out the registration form on the SSI’s website. Space at Saturday’s SSI is limited the first 100 graduate students and postdocs who register through https://promisesuccessseminars.wordpress.com/promise-summer-success-institute-ssi/. Additional space has been reserved for administrators, faculty, and staff. Information will be regularly updated via timelines of
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