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Summer Success Institute Registration is open! (August 19-20, 2011)

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Summer Success Institute (SSI) on July 27, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Dear Graduate Students, Postdocs, and PROMISE Alumni,

We are pleased to announce that our 9th Annual PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) will be held, August 19-20, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbia, Maryland.  This year’s SSI is generously sponsored by PROMISE at the University of Maryland College Park through funding from the National Science Foundation.  All meals, workshops, and a hotel stay are free for the first 150 registrants.  In addition to workshops on global leadership, the imposter syndrome, and navigating politics, this year’s SSI will have an outdoor “Retreat” component, featuring Craig Imler and the Outward Bound/Terra Trax team who have served us so well at our annual winter PROMISE retreats for graduate students at Coolfont and Rocky Gap.

This year, as part of our new PROMISE Pathways Project, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited from all of the institutions in Maryland, and from Universidad Metropolitana, our partner in San Juan, Puerto Rico. All STEM and interested faculty also are invited to attend. Alumni are invited to share tips and participate in the Saturday discussion on “Challenges, Triumphs, and Victories.”

The PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI), an annual conference sponsored by PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) was founded in 2003 intending to bring together new/incoming graduate students and those grad students (both Master’s and Ph.D. level) who were continuing in their programs so that they could prepare for and embrace the upcoming academic year of graduate study. This tradition continues! The SSI provides a support system, particularly for graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds (African-American, Latino(a)/Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander heritage) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. We also have workshops of interest to Postdoctoral Fellows. The SSI has been called “The Grad School Pep Rally” by students because of the motivational encouragement that is presented by other faculty and staff of color, alumni, and special guests.

Website: https://promisesuccessseminars.wordpress.com/promise-summer-success-institute-ssi/
Register Today: http://www.cvent.com/d/rcqnm8

Featured Plenary Speakers: Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson (National Science Foundation), Dr. Raymond Rodriguez (UC Davis), Dr. Derrick Cogburn (American University), and Dr. Joan Reede (Harvard University).

Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson

Dr. Derrick Cogburn

Dr. Raymond Rodriguez

Dr. Joan Reede

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.

Faculty Forum with Grad Students! Fri. 10/22 (Free Dinner!)

In Grad Student Success Seminar, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 19, 2010 at 2:01 PM

The annual When Faculty Say ‘x’, They Really Mean ‘y’ faculty forum/grad student seminar will be held this Friday, October 22, 2010, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, on UMBC’s campus, ACIV, LH4.

Details online from the UMBC Graduate School Digest.

Post an anonymous question … any grad student, from any school may post a question: http://promisecommunitybuilding.blogspot.com/

Students from UMBC should RSVP here: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/4750

Questions to faculty may also be posted as a reply to this post.

Date changes for October! 10/8 seminar [Fac(x,y)] moved to 10/22, 10/20 seminar [IRB, RCR] moved to 10/26

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM

We’ve had a change in schedule for our October seminars.

OLD DATE: Oct. 8.

NEW DATE: Oct. 22

“When Faculty Say ‘x’, They Really Mean ‘y’, Part IV: Understanding Your Professors and Their Requirements
Friday, 10/22/10
4:30 – 6:30 PM
Academic IV, Lecture Hall 4

Dinner will be served.

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/4750

To post questions anonymously, post here: http://promisecommunitybuilding.blogspot.com/

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OLD DATE: Oct. 20

NEW DATE: Oct. 26

Responsible Conduct of Research and the IRB
Tuesday, 10/26/10
1 p.m. – 2:30 PM
Commons 331

Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP : http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/4751