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“Preparing for a Teaching Career” Seminar at UMB (Downtown Baltimore), Tuesday, 4/10/12, 12 noon

In PROF-it on April 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

This information comes from the “Career Development” unit at UMB, part of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.  UMB and the University of Maryland College Park are part of the PROMISE AGEP. UMBC is the lead institution.

Ref: http://somvweb.som.umaryland.edu/events2/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=5040&information_id=26628&type=&syndicate=syndicate

Preparing for a Teaching Career
Start Date: 4/10/2012 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 4/10/2012 End Time: 1:00 PM
Event Description
Preparing For a Teaching Career

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
621 W. Lombard Street, SMC Campus Center, Room 208

 

Guest speaker:

Sabrina Kramer, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, College Park

This session is targeted to graduate students and postdocs interested in pursuing a teaching-based faculty appointment. Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Tips for preparing your application materials, including the “teaching philosophy”

·         Introduction to teaching outside of Academia

·         How to acquiring additional teaching experience, including an overview of “teaching postdocs”

·         Where to look for teaching positions

·         Preparing an effective teaching/job talk

·         Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Registration is now available at
http://registrationrcdp.eventbrite.com?s=3694473

Location Information:
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center (SMC)  (View Map)
621 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact Information:
Name: Stacie Small Mendoza
Phone: (410) 706-5434
Email: ssmall@som.umaryland.edu

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

UMBC Provost Elliot Hirshman (PROMISE PI) will be the new president at San Diego State University

In Dissertation Completion, Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Summer Success Institute (SSI) on June 15, 2011 at 11:20 PM

UMBC Provost Elliot Hirshman

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP expresses hearty congratulations to UMBC Provost Elliot Hirshman on his new appointment to President of San Diego State University.  Dr. Hirshman has served as the PI for the PROMISE AGEP since he arrived at UMBC.  Dr. Hirshman has championed the programs of PROMISE and has been a strong supporter of the Dissertation House, PROF-it (Professors-in-Training), and the Summer Success Institute (SSI).  Dr. Hirshman has been a speaker for the annual August SSI and for the February leadership graduate student Success Seminar.  He has provided strong support for our collaborations in Puerto Rico, and for initiatives that broaden participation at the graduate level.   Dr. Hirshman, we thank you for your commitment to PROMISE and we wish you great success with your new post!

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PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is a program of the National Science Foundation. The PI, Provost Elliot Hirshman, has served with Co-PIs from three campuses: Dean Janet Rutledge (UMBC), Dr. Renetta Tull (UMBC), Dr. Carol Parham (UM College Park), and Dr. Jordan Warnick (UM Baltimore).

PROMISE Spring Opening Dinner Meeting: “Getting to Level 10” — Friday, 2/18/11

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is dedicated to increasing the numbers and diversity of Ph.D.s in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. PROMISE also provides a strong support system for underrepresented students of all fields, and for all graduate students.

This UMBC Spring Opening Meeting will be combined with the meeting for the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program and will provide candid information and discussion for underrepresented minority students (particularly from Hispanic, African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander backgrounds) about preparations for postdoctoral and professional opportunities that have to begin as a graduate student, overcoming stereotyped challenges, and mentoring.

Come out on Friday, February 18, 2011, at 4:30 PM (Location: Public Policy Building, Room 206, UMBC Campus) for dinner, connections, and community. Learn survival tips and receive an introduction to the concept of “Getting to Level 10.”

This opening meeting will be co-sponsored by the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program.

Our speakers will be UMBC graduates (alumni of the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program) who are now postdoctoral fellows.

* Dr. Carlise Bethel, Johns Hopkins, Department of Pathology


* Dr. Marquis Walker, Johns Hopkins


* Dr. Sampson Kyere, University of Maryland Medical Center

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5673

Advice for Preparing and Delivering Graduate Level Presentations by Barrett Whitener @PROMISE Symposium, Jan. 21, 2011

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Resarch Symposium on January 14, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Dear Graduate Students,

We have a wonderful history of providing training for students who are going to be presenting research for conferences, proposals, and defenses. Please join us on Friday, 1/21 for famous Voice-over Artist and Vocal Trainer Barrett Whitener’s critiques and advice for graduate level presentations. Whitener, known for his voice on Random House Audio Books, commercials, and public television, has been contracted by programs at NIH, NSF, and corporate entities to provide training for public speaking. We met him at a conference at Georgia Tech in 2003, and since then, he has partnered with PROMISE and has helped our students to prepare for national and international talks. Several of the students that he has advised through PROMISE over the years have since finished their Ph.D.s and are now in postdocs, faculty, and other professional positions.


Please see Dr. Tamara Wilds Lawson’s information regarding the symposium below. The symposium is free, but you must register. Barrett Whitener’s participation in this event is an extra treat for all who attend. You do not have to be a presenter to learn from his advice. His book, “Speaking about Science: A Manuel for Creating Clear Presentations” is on sale at Amazon and on the ground floor of the UMBC Bookstore. His advice is relevant to grad students in all fields: STEM, Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Please register to attend this free event. Food will be served. A bus will leave UMBC’s campus at 8AM on Friday morning, and will leave College Park at 5:00 to return to Baltimore.  Students, faculty, postdocs, and staff  from all campuses who live in the Baltimore area are welcome to take the bus. There is no charge for transportation.  Please reserve your space on the bus by emailing promisestaff@gmail.com with the subject “Bus for Research Symposium 2011.”

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Dear PROMISE Scholars,

This is a friendly reminder that our 6th Annual PROMISE Research Symposium will take place next Friday, January 21, 2011! General registration remains open and we invite you to attend and support your fellow graduate school colleagues as they present their research at what promises to be a dynamic symposium. Please see the event and logistical details below:

EVENT: 6th Annual PROMISE Research Symposium
DATE: Friday, January 21, 2011
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Registration will open at 8:30 a.m.)
LOCATION: Nyumburu Cultural Center, UMCP Campus
REGISTER TO ATTEND: http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/index.php/current_students/promise/
EXTENDED GENERAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
CONTACT: promise@gradschool.umd.edu

Participation in this event is FREE and a continental breakfast (beginning at 8:30 a.m.) and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at promise@gradschool.umd.edu. Have a wonderful and productive Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

Sincerely,

Tamara Wilds Lawson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Graduate Education Administration
The Graduate School
Coordinator: PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

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The original November 23, 2010 “Coming Soon” posting for the Research Symposium can be found here: