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2012-2013

The CAS-CEC Faculty Mentor Program sponsors workshops on topics including grantwriting, leadership, tips for tenure and summer planning, as well as regular networking lunches at the Faculty Club. The popular and well-received University of Michigan CRLT Theatre group returned in Spring 2013 with their performance of Navigating Departmental Politics on February 28, 2013.

A variety of mentoring workshops and events were held to assist mentor pairs in achieving a successful relationship. Mentees (new assistant professors) were matched with mentors (established associate or full professors) from different departments who shared research interests or disciplinary demands.

Workshop materials, activities and strategies were derived from academic research on faculty mentoring from successful faculty mentor programs at other universities, including UCLA and University of Michigan.

CAS Faculty Mentoring Orientations

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
3:30-5:00pm, AHC1-110

Grant Writing Workshop

Friday, November 16, 2012
12:00-1:30pm, MCC

Sponsored by the CAS/CEC Faculty Mentor Program, a workshop on grant writing and external funding will cover topics such as searching for funding, collecting intelligence, strategic steps and tips in proposal development, letter-writing and the FIU process, as well as basic mechanics and formatting essentials.

What to Know About Grant Submission and Research Development Opportunities

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
3:30-5:00pm, EC 2461
This presentation will discuss the steps required to identify funding sources and to develop a complete proposal package. Submission deadlines and services provided by the Division of Research Office of Pre-Award will also be covered. Presenter: Robert Gutierrez, Director, Office of Pre-Award, Division of Research
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
3:30-5:00pm, ECS 451
This presentation will discuss research development initiatives including internal funding opportunities such as bridge funding, creative scholarships in the humanities and arts, junior investigator mentoring awards,and seed funds awards as well as services offered by the Office of Research Development. Presenter: Henry Artigues, Director, Research Development, Division of Research

Faculty Mentor Program Lunch

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
11:30am-2:00pm, Faculty Club

CRLT Theatre Performance

Thursday, February 28, 2013
10:00am-12:00pm, GC 150

You are invited to an interactive and educational theater performance that will change your perception of typical professional development exercises. 

Tips to Tenure at MMC!

Friday, March 22, 2013
1:00-2:30pm, CBC 254

This presentation will provide faculty with perspectives and advice from a variety of viewpoints, including from chairs, deans, senior faculty and recently tenured faculty. Panelists will present their perspectives on the Tenure & Promotion process, followed by an opportunity for discussion and questions. Panelists include Meredith Newman, Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences and Professor (and past Chair), Public Administration, Victor Uribe, College Tenure & Promotion Committee Member and Associate Professor of History, Timothy Collins, Chair and Professor, Biological Sciences, Jaroslava (Jarka) Miksovska, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Barry Levitt, Assistant Professor, Politics & International Relations, and Kelly Rein, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry.

Tips to Tenure at CEC!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
1:00-2:30pm, EC 2300

This presentation will provide faculty with perspectives and advice from a variety of viewpoints, including from chairs, deans, senior faculty and recently tenured faculty. Panelists will present their perspectives on the Tenure & Promotion process, followed by an opportunity for discussion and questions. Panelists include Amir Mirmiran, Dean, College of Engineering & Computing, Ranu Jung, Chair and Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Ram Iyengar, Director and Professor, School of Computing & Information Sciences, Arindam Chowdhury, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Arvind Agarwal, Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, and Malek Adjouadi, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Summer Planning: Pathways & Pitfalls

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
12:00-2:00pm, GC 243

This popular workshop and networking lunch returns! Learn how to prioritize your career goals with tips from your mentors, colleagues and senior faculty. Skills and tips for summer planning include timing and scheduling, being organized, formatting your CV, setting goals, keeping a log, doing detailed and realistic planning, and maximizing time with a work-life balance. Participants will also learn about useful resources on how to succeed in the academic environment, what's important to know, and how to prioritize your time to find work-life balance.

FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute

Thursday, May 2, 2013
12:00-4:00pm, CBC Special Events Center

Come and spend an afternoon networking with dynamic women and interacting with colleagues, all while learning key leadership skills. Speakers and presentations will be featured.