PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP

2010 – 2011 Seminars


Graduate Student Success Seminars & Activities


Annual Summer Success Institute (SSI)

August 20-21, 2010

PROMISE Focus Groups

Friday, 8/20/2010

8:30 AM

Commons 329 and 327

Secrets of the Faculty Interview

Friday, 8/20/10

10:30 AM

Commons 331


Seminars and Workshops for the PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI)

Saturday,  8/21/10

8:30-4:00 PM

Public Policy Bldg. LH 105, 206, 208

Direct links:

Summer Success Institute:

2010 Program:

-TA Classroom Training

Friday, 8/27/10

8:30-2:00 PM

Public Policy Bldg. LH 105



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

Friday, 9/17/10
12 noon – 1 PM
Commons 331

-Success Seminar (Funding/Fellowships)
Wednesday, 9/22/10
1:00-2:30 PM
AOK Library, 7th Floor Open Area


-Dissertation House for UMBC Employees (only)
Friday, 9/24/10

9:00 – 5:00 PM (Part I)
Commons 329

Friday, 10/1/10

9:00 – 12 noon (Part II)
Commons 329


MyUMBC Link:

-PROMISE Opening Meeting
“Community Connections with Faculty, Staff, and Students”

Friday, 9/24/10
4:30  – 6:30 PM

Public Policy 206



-Prof-It: Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar

Designing the Syllabus
Friday, 10/1/10
Commons 329
12 noon – 2 PM


– Graduate Student Seminar
Pathways to Success in Science and the NIH and Beyond
Monday, October 11, 2010
1:00 PM
Meyerhoff Chemistry Building Conference Room, 1st Floor
Special Guest: Dr. Roland Owens, Tenured Researcher at the NIH

-Prof-It: Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar

Consider Teaching at a Community College
Friday, 10/22/10
UC 310
12 noon – 2 PM


-Success Seminar:

“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


-Success Seminar:

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



-Prof-It: Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar

Public Speaking:  Teaching a Class
Friday, 11/5/10
12 noon – 2 PM

Commons  329


Practical Steps to Completing Your Master’s Thesis of Dissertation
Saturday, 11/13/10
10:00 AM – 12 noon
Commons 329


-Success Seminar

Protean Prose: Identifying and Overcoming the Challenges of Academic Writing (A Graduate Level Writing Seminar)
Wednesday, 11/17/10
4:30 – 6:00 PM
University Center (UC) Ballroom Lounge, 3rd Floor


Daniel Burge, Writing Advisor for the UMBC Graduate Student Association, will host this seminar.


-Prof-It: Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar

Learning Styles
Friday, 12/3/10
12 noon – 2 PM

Commons  329


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

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

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Morgan, Director of Progressions for the UMBC Graduate School


Teaching College Science

A 3-part luncheon series

12:00 – 1:30 PM, January 6, 13, and 20, 2011

Sponsor: UMBC Faculty Development Center

-Dissertation House – On Campus
Winter Session
UMBC Campus only
Tuesday, January 18 – Friday, January 21, 2011

9 AM- 5 PM
Commons 329 & 327


Teaching with Clickers for Deep Learning

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – University Center 310

Guest Speaker: Dr. Derek Bruff, noted author of Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP by February 4th to

A faculty development seminar, shared with graduate students and postdocs

-Success Seminar: Leadership

Preparing for Global Leadership: Cultural Competence and Connections with and for International Students and Colleagues
Wednesday,  2/16/11

1:00 – 2:30 PM
AOK Library, 7th Floor Open Area


MODERATOR: Violeta 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)

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 via the following website in MyUMBC:

-PROMISE Spring Semester Opening Meeting

Getting to Level 10
Friday, 2/19/11
4:30-7 PM
Public Policy Building, Rm. 206

Dinner will be served.


-Practical Steps to Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation

Thursday, 2/24/11
4:30-6:30 PM
Commons 331



-Prof-It: Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar

Writing an Effective Teaching Statement and Constructing a Teaching Portfolio

Wednesday, 3/16/11
UC Ballroom Lounge
12 noon – 1:30 PM


-Success Seminar

Career Week: Career Paths for Grad Students
Wednesday, 3/30/11
4:30-6:30 PM

AOK Library, 7th floor open area



-Success Seminar

Words of Wisdom and an Opportunity to Talk with the President

Wednesday, 4/6/11

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 PM
AOK Library, 7th Floor Open Area


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