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