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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

PROF-it Professors-in-Training 12/3, January 2011 $$ opportunities for Grad Students, & 2011 Dissertation House. Plus, SREB’s Dr. Bob Belle comes to UM College Park to discuss interviewing Dec. 3!

In Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Ph.D. Completion Project, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 23, 2010 at 5:50 PM

As the semester comes to a close, we want to remind you about upcoming seminars on our campuses. We’ll look forward to seeing you!

Prof-It Workshop:  Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar: Learning Styles
Friday, 12/3/10 , 12 noon – 2 PM, Commons  329.  Speaker: Dr. Anne Spence

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5127

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Ph.D. Completion Workshop at College Park: Effective Job Interviews

Special Guest, Dr. Bob Belle, Director of the SREB-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program,

Headquarters: Atlanta, GA.

Friday, 12/ 3/10, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Ulrich Recital Hall 0f Tawes Hall

RSVP: http://www.training.umd.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.CourseDetail&CLASS_ID=82309

For more workshops at College Park, visit the Ph.D. Completion Workshop Series page:

http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/grrd/workshops/

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Earn $400 during the January 2011 Winter Session!

Build your mentoring and advising skills and become a Winter Advisor for new undergraduate students at UMBC. Deadline: December 10, 2010.  Details on MyUMBC:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5145


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SEMINAR: Preparing for Spring 2011 GRADUATION: Rules, Regulations, and Forms

Friday, 12/10/10. 12 noon – 1 PM. Commons 331

Presenters: Office of Progressions for the UMBC Graduate School

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5128

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Workshop-Dissertation House – On Campus
Winter Session, UMBC Campus only
Tuesday, January 18 – Friday, January 21, 2011, 9 AM- 5 PM

Commons 329 & 327

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5126 and fill out the application on that site.

For more information about the Dissertation House, visit http://www.thedissertationhouse.com

Practical Steps for Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation. Saturday, Nov. 13

In Dissertation Completion, Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 1, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Dr. Wendy Carter, Dissertation Coach for UMBC and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP will present:
Practical Steps for Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation

Saturday, November 13, 2011, 10AM – 2:00 PM, Commons, Room 329, UMBC’s Campus, Breakfast will be served.


Dr. Carter is the coach for The Dissertation House (http://www.thedissertationhouse.com) and is the founder of TADA, Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished. http://www.tadafinallyfinished.com/index.html

This seminar was also listed in UMBC’s Graduate School Digest:
http://umbcgradschooldigest.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/special-saturday-session-practical-steps-to-completing-your-master%E2%80%99s-thesis-or-dissertation-1113/

This is a seminar for all graduate students who will be writing a thesis or  dissertation. Breakfast will be served. Please RSVP early so that we can have an accurate count for food.

Dr. Carter also holds office hours on Fridays between noon and 2PM, and by appointment.

UMBC’s students should RSVP here: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/4941.  Students from other campuses may RSVP as a comment to this post.

For further information about the UMBC Dissertation Support Group and the UMBC Dissertation Fellowship, visit these link:

Dissertation Support Group (From the UMBC Graduate School Digest)

“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.