PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP

2009-2010 UMBC Seminars

2009-2010 UMBC Graduate Student Success Seminars & Activities

SUMMER 2009 Seminars & Workshops

JULY

Dissertation Completion
Summer 2009 Dissertation House
July 7 – July 10, 2009
Room 329 – 330, Commons
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
http://sites.google.com/site/dissertationhouse/Home

Graduate School & PROMISE
Summer Horizons
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Public Policy Building
http://sites.google.com/site/thepromisearchive/Home/horizons-program-for-undergrads

FALL 2009 Seminars & Workshops

AUGUST

Graduate School
Graduate School Orientation for New Students
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
http://www.umbc.edu/gradschool/life/orientation_fall.html

PROMISE Seminar
7th Annual Summer Success Institute (SSI)

DAY 1:
Friday, August 21, 2009
Pre-Conference “Teaching Careers and Evaluation” Session

10:00 Evaluating PROMISE
(For contining students)
Breakfast will be served

12:00 Teaching Opportunities for Grad Students at Community Colleges
Lunch will be served

2:00 Peer Mentors’ Meeting

2:00 PROMISE Expectations (For NEW grad students only)

Dessert will be served.

Program will end at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
Building Q, Lounge

DAY 2:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
UMBC will host for UMBC, UMB, and UMCP.
Public Policy Building, UMBC’s Campus

Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be served.

FACEBOOK Event site:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=99640499583

AGENDA: http://www.umbc.edu/promise/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2826

ABOUT PROMISE: http://www.umbc.edu/promise

SPECIAL CO-SPONSORED SEMINAR
Graduate School
PROF-it
Success Seminar
UMBC Teaching and Learning Workshop for Graduate Students
Teaching Techniques & TA Classroom Training(Part I),
Stress Relief/Health & Wellness for Graduate Students (Part II)
This event is open to all graduate students. New and continuing TAs will receive the mandatory initial TA training. All students (regardless of holding a TA position) are invited to attend.

Friday, August 28, 2009
Teaching Techniques & TA Classroom Training Part I
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: ITE Lecture Hall 7

Stress Relief/Health and Wellness for Graduate Students Part II
1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Room: ITE Lecture Hall 7

Morning Refreshments and Lunch will be served (free)

Discuss stress relief, fears, advisor’s expectations, and more!!

Special Guest Speakers:

Dr. Barry Casey, Interim Director of the UMBC Faculty Development Center. http://www.umbc.edu/fdc/fdcstaff.html

Dr. J. LaVelle Ingram, Director, University Counseling Services

Dr. Robert Deluty, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Clinical Psychologist, UMBC Presidential Teaching Professor, Department of Psychology, and published poet

Short bio for Dr. Ingram:
J. “Dr. Jay” LaVelle Ingram is currently the Director of University Counseling Services and previously worked as a counselor at UMBC from 1988 to 1993. She is a Clinical Psychologist, having earned her doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her undergraduate degree from Smith College.
The second youngest of 24 children, Dr. Jay taught psychology courses at UMBC, the University of Baltimore, Georgia State University and the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.

ABOUT THE COUNSELING CENTER: http://www.umbc.edu/counseling/

Short bio for Dr. Deluty:
Robert H. Deluty has been a psychology professor at UMBC since 1980. He was named UMBC’s Presidential Teaching Professor in 2002 and is currently the Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. His poetry has appeared in The Baltimore Sun and Evening Sun, The Wall Street Journal, The Pegasus Review, and many other journals and anthologies. He is the author of 17 books. Dr. Deluty assumed the role of Associate for the Graduate School at UMBC in July 2008.

ABOUT Dr. Deluty: http://www.umbc.edu/window/deluty.html

The full agenda for the 8/28 program can be found here:
http://www.umbc.edu/promise/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2856

SEPTEMBER

Graduate School
Preparing for Ph.D. Candidacy: Rules, Regulations, and Forms

If you are planning to be a candidate in Fall 2009 or Spring 2010, please plan to attend this meeting to find out about the rules, forms, and signatures that are needed. It is important to have this information so that you submitting all paperwork in a timely manner. Late paperwork and incomplete forms will not be accepted going forward. Please come to learn about these important regulations or send a representative.

September 18, 2009
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Room 331, Commons

Speakers:
Graduate School Progressions unit
* Dr. Lisa Portis Morgan, Director
* Linda Thomas
* Melody Knox
* Kathlyn Miller

All about Candidacy: http://www.umbc.edu/gradschool/docs/CHECKLIST.pdf

http://www.umbc.edu/gradschool/search.html?cx=018078909573397867416%3Azbphmkhsf4q&cof=FORID%3A11&q=phd+candidacy#921
(Google Results for all departments.)

PROMISE
UMBC McNair Conference
Friday, September 18, 2009
McNair Scholars program 2009 Conference and Banquet. PROMISE Students are invited to serve as mentors to the visiting students during the Friday night Banquet.
http://www.umbc.edu/mcnair/

Special Funding Seminar:
How to Find Funding in Graduate School and Prepare Applications for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
1:00 p.m.
Library 7th Floor Open Area

Panel:
* UMBC Office of Financial Aid
http://www.umbc.edu/financialaid/graduate.html
* UMBC Career Services Center
http://www.careers.umbc.edu/students/grad/
* UMBC’s Winners of prestigious national, external fellowships

For more details, tips, and sample documents, join the Blackboard Community associated with these workshops:
“Fellowships and Funding for Graduate School.”
Click the Community tab, type “fellowships” in the organization search window, when the search results appear, click “grad_funding.” Page right and click “enroll” in the far right column.

Co-developers and Facilitators:
Frances Carter, Ph.D. Student, Public Policy
Patti Ordonez-Rozo, Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
Patti and Frances are experienced. Both won the prestigious NSF Fellowship. They are two of UMBC’s four graduate student NSF Fellows.

Dissertation Completion
Dissertation House for UMBC Employees (only)
Friday, September 25, 2009, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m (Part I)
Commons 329
Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:00 – 12 noon (Part II)
Commons 331
Participants must plan to commit to both sessions.

PROMISE
PROMISE Opening Meeting
Building Bridges, Strengthening Community
Friday, September 25, 2009
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Special Guest:
Dr. Derek Greenfield
Faculty, Shaw University

http://www.derekgreenfield.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkLX7R3mong

Public Policy, Room 206
Dinner will be served

OCTOBER

PROF-it
Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar
How to Put a Course Together (Course design, Curricular design, Design for each class, How to teach in 1 hour vs teaching for 1 semester.)
Friday, October, 2, 2009
Room 331 Commons
12 noon – 2 p.m.

Invited guest speaker: Dr. Barry Casey

Dissertation Completion
Dissertation House for UMBC Employees (only)
Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:00 – 12 noon (Part II)
Commons 331

Co-Sponsored Seminar
GSA
Special Seminar
PROMISE
SPECIAL SATURDAY SESSION
Accessing Your Dependable Strengths! A Leadership Workshop for Graduate Students
Facilitator, Dr. Susan Martin
Saturday, October, 3, 2009 (Part I)
ITE 456
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
RSVP required to Career Services/GSA.
http://www.dependablestrengths.org/

GSA
Graduate Student Association (GSA) General Body Meeting and Dinner
Monday, October 5, 2009
UC Room 312
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(Part II of the Dependable Strengths Leadership Workshop for Graduate Students follows this dinner.)

Special Seminar
GSA
Your Dependable Strengths (Part II)
Monday, October 5, 2009 (Part II)
UC Room 312
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
(Part II follows the 5:00 p.m. GSA General Body Meeting and Dinner. All grad students are invited to attend)

http://www.dependablestrengths.org/
UMBC Career Services Center: http://www.careers.umbc.edu/students/grad/

Co-Sponsors: The Career Services Center, GSA, and PROMISE
Cost $50/person.
The GSA will pay $50 fee for the first 25 graduate students who register.

SPECIAL CO-SPONSORED FALL SUCCESS SEMINAR
Special Seminar
Success Seminar
Dissertation Completion
PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
Graduate School
When Faculty Say ‘x’, They Really Mean ‘y’, Part IV: Understanding Your Professors and Their Requirements

Friday, October 9, 2009
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Room: Public Policy Lecture Hall 9 (PUP 105)
http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/B2.html

Special Funding Seminars
How to Prepare Applications for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship

Part II: Wednesday, October 14

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Engineering Computer Lab (Room 333)

(Brown Bag- bring your lunch seminar)

For more details, tips, and sample documents, join the Blackboard Community associated with these workshops:
“Fellowships and Funding for Graduate School.”
Click the Community tab, type “fellowships” in the organization search window, when the search results appear, click “grad_funding.” Page right and click “enroll” in the far right column.

Co-developers and Facilitators:
Frances Carter, Ph.D. Student, Public Policy
Patti Ordonez-Rozo, Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
Patti and Frances are experienced. Both won the prestigious NSF Fellowship. They are two of UMBC’s four graduate student NSF Fellows.

Success Seminar
Responsible Conduct of Research and the IRB

This seminar is a must for any students using human or animal subjects
in their research. Surveys are included as human subject research.
Learn all of the rules and regulations.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Library, 7th Floor

Invited Guests:
Human and Animal Research Protections Office

Lunch will be served.

Special Funding Seminars
How to Prepare Applications for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship

Part III: Wednesday, October 28

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Engineering Computer Lab (Room 333)

(Brown Bag)

For more details, tips, and sample documents, join the Blackboard Community associated with these workshops:
“Fellowships and Funding for Graduate School.”
Click the Community tab, type “fellowships” in the organization search window, when the search results appear, click “grad_funding.” Page right and click “enroll” in the far right column.

Co-developers and Facilitators:
Frances Carter, Ph.D. Student, Public Policy
Patti Ordonez-Rozo, Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
Patti and Frances are experienced. Both won the prestigious NSF Fellowship. They are two of UMBC’s four graduate student NSF Fellows.

NOVEMBER

Graduate School
Graduate School Community Reception and Recognition of Ph.D. Candidates
(For all Faculty, Staff, and Students)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
5:00, UC Ballroom
Food will be served

PROF-it
Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar
Friday, November 6, 2009
Room 329, Commons
12 noon – 2 p.m.

Dissertation Completion

SPECIAL SATURDAY SESSION
Practical Steps to Completing Your Master’s Thesis of Dissertation
Saturday, November 14, 2009
10:00 AM – 12 noon
Room: Commons 331

Speaker: Dr. Wendy Carter
http://www.tadafinallyfinished.com/
Breakfast refreshments will be served.

Success Seminar
Graduate Level Writing and Publishing
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Room: Commons 329
Coordinator: GSA Graduate Student Writing Advisor
Food will be served.

PROMISE
PROMISE Fall Harvest Dinner
Sponsored by the College Park PROMISE Office
Marriott@College Park
Friday, November 20, 2009
5:30 p.m.

DECEMBER

PROF-it
Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar
Friday, December 4, 2009
Room 329 Commons
12 noon – 2 p.m.

Graduate School
Preparing for Spring 2010 GRADUATION: Rules, Regulations, and Forms

If you are planning to GRADUATE (M.A, M.S., Ph.D.) in May 2010, please plan to attend this meeting to find out about the rules, forms, and signatures that are needed. It is important to have this information so that you can submit all paperwork in a timely manner. Late paperwork and incomplete forms will not be accepted going forward. Please come to learn about these important regulations or send a representative.
Information will also be available on the web:
http://www.umbc.edu/gradschool/requirements/
All students are responsible for adhering to the information.

Friday, December 11, 2009
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Room 329, Commons

Speakers:
Graduate School Progressions unit
* Dr. Lisa Portis Morgan, Director
* Linda Thomas
* Melody Knox
* Kathlyn Miller

SPRING 2010 Seminars & Workshops

JANUARY

Dissertation Completion
Dissertation House – on Campus
Winter Session
UMBC Campus only
Tuesday, January 19 – Friday, January 22, 2010
Commons, Room 329

See details and history from Dissertation House links:
http://www.umbc.edu/promise/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2693
Dissertation House Home: http://tiny.cc/DissertationHouse

PROMISE
4th Annual PROMISE Research Symposium
Coming January 2010
Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland College Park Campus

FEBRUARY

PROF-it
Grant Proposal Writing and Developing a Research Program
Friday, February 12, 2010
Room 331, Commons
12 noon – 2 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ralph Pollack
(tentative program)

Success Seminar
“A Path to Leadership”
Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Room: 7th Floor AOK Library, Open Area
Lunch will be served.

PROMISE
Spring Semester Opening Meeting
Friday, Feb. 19, 2010
4:30-7 p.m.
Public Policy Building, Rm. 206
Dinner will be served.

Dissertation Completion
Practical Steps to Completing Your Master’s Thesis or Dissertation
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Commons 331
(If you missed the Saturday session in November, it is repeated for you here.) Light refreshments will be served.

MARCH

PROMISE

Community Building Retreat @ Rocky Gap
Cumberland, Maryland
WEEKEND EVENT
March 5 – March 7, 2010
http://www.rockygapresort.com/
This event includes a Dissertation House component.

Success Seminar
CAREER WEEK! Opportunities for Grad Students

Career Paths for Grad Students
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
7th Floor Library, open area
4:30-6 PM

Job Fair, Includes Opportunities for Grad Students
Thursday, March 25, 2010

APRIL

GSA
GRAD STUDENT WEEK
Wednesday, April 5 – Friday, April 9

Includes:
Cultural Night, Give-aways, Dr. Hrabowski’s talk with Graduate Students, Seminar on “How to Publish” by Faculty, Seminar on Preparing Presentations, Food and Fun @ Flat Tuesdays, Cookout, and more!

GSA
Approaching Careers Outside of Academe
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Time, location, TBA

Success Seminar
GSA
Special Spring Seminar for GRAD STUDENT WEEK
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Room: Library, 7th Floor Open Area

Words of Wisdom and an Opportunity to Talk with the President
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III
UMBC President, Professor, Mathematics Education, U.S. Presidential Mentoring Award, and many more awards…

Graduate School and GSA
Graduate Research Conference (GRC):

Friday, April 30, 2009
All UMBC Graduate Students are encouraged to participate.
E-mail gsa@umbc.edu for more information.

MAY

PROMISE
Friends and Family Cookout and Recognition of Graduates
Saturday, May 1, 2010, 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Howard County Park (Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD)

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Dissertation Completion

Dissertation Support:
Dissertation Coaching:
Fridays, 12-2 p.m. and by appointment
Administration Building, Room 205
Dr. Wendy Carter, 455-2281, drcarter@umbc.edu

Dissertation Support: Counseling Center, Across from Erickson Hall
Questions about the Graduate Student Group?
Dissertation Group contact: Dr. Michael Varhol
Contact the Counseling Center: http://www.umbc.edu/counseling/

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PROMISE Website: http://www.umbc.edu/promise

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PROMISE on FACEBOOK: http://umbc.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2350349732

PROMISE Videos on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQDpBzQ-YFU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2UijXK_2eg

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