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Welcome to the 7th year of the FIU Faculty Mentoring Program! This academic year we continued our partnerships with the Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Education, Engineering & Computing, and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, as well as the Division of Research, in order to bring you an expanded assortment of speakers and workshops.

Workshops were delivered on the following topics, to name a few: Clear and Concise Writing for NSF and NIH Applications Workshop,Tips on Tenure & Promotion, Evaluation, Summer Planning, Leadership and a host of invited speakers from the Office of Research and Economic Development.

Burnout and Empathy

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
12:00-1:00pm, AHC2-562

In collaboration with the Office of Women in Medicine and Science. Speaker: Heidi Von Harscher, Ph.D., Director of Medical Student Support Services; and Assistant Professor for Humanities, Health & Society. Hosted by: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

NIH Grant Proposal Preparation (G-3p) 8 Week Program

Wednesday, August 30, 2017-Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:30-4:45pm, MARC 340

Presented by Ken Winters.

Financial Wellbeing

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
12:00-1:00pm, AHC4 - 101

In collaboration with the Office of Women in Medicine and Science. Speaker: Teresa Valdes-Fauli Weintraub, Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and Global President of International Women’s Forum. Sponsored by FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Best Practices for Effective Mentoring

Friday, September 22, 2017
9:30-11:00am, MARC 330

Best Practices for Effective Mentoring is part of FIU's National Postdoctoral Appreciation week. This talk, hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Scholar Services, is presented by Suzanna M. Rose, associate provost for the office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity.

Faculty Mentor Program Orientation

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
3:30-4:45pm, MARC Pavilion
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
3:30-4:45pm, MARC Pavilion

Faculty Mentor Program Orientation Workshops will focus on how to benefit from being and having a mentor. This program is aimed primarily at providing tenure-earning assistant professors with a faculty mentor from outside of her/his home department. To the extent possible, we will attempt to provide a mentor or mentoring opportunities for associate professors and instructors. 

The orientation will provide an opportunity for networking and explain the responsibilities of both mentors and mentees. You're encouraged to come even i you have attended a mentor orientation in the past. We would like you to meet new members adn participate in mentoring or peer mentoring for those who are not able to join their partners.

Women In Politics

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00-1:00pm, AHC4-101

In collaboration with the Office of Women in Medicine and Science. Speaker: Katy Sorenson, President and CEO at The Good Government Initiative. Sponsored by FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Meet Your Mentor for Lunch

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
12:00-1:30pm, Faculty Club
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00-1:30pm, Faculty Club

Join us for the Fall 2017 Mentor Program Lunch. All faculty in the Mentor Program are invited to come with their mentors or mentees for a casual lunchtime gathering with colleagues.  

Tips to Tenure and the Third-Year Review (CASE)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
3:30-5:00pm, AHC4-402

This presentation will provide faculty with perspectives and advice from colleagues who were recently successful in tenure and the third-year review process and a member of the CASE Tenure and Promotion Committee. Panelists will present their collective insights on the pathway to tenure and pro-motion, followed by an open discussion.

Moderator: Leslie Frazier, Associate Professor, Psychology, AWED Faculty Fellow

Panelists: Valentine Bruk-Lee, Associate Professor, Psychology; Ana Luszcyzynska, Associate Professor, English, Chair, CASE Tenure and Promotion Committee; Geoff Potvin, Associate Professor, STEM Transformation Institute; Heather Bracken-Grissom, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences; Hebin Li, Assistant Professor, Physics   

Tips to Tenure and the Third-Year Review (SIPA)

Thursday, November 9, 2017
3:30-5:00pm, SIPA 220 

This presentation will provide faculty with perspectives and advice from colleagues who were recently successful in tenure and the third‐year review process and a member of the SIPA Tenure, Promotion, & Personnel Committee. Panelists will present their collective insights on the pathway to tenure and promotion, followed by an open discussion.

Moderator: Leslie Frazier, Associate Professor, Psychology, AWED Faculty Fellow

Panelists: Valentine Bruk-Lee, Associate Professor, Psychology; Ana Luszcyzynska, Associate Professor, English, Chair, CASE Tenure and Promotion Committee; Geoff Potvin, Associate Professor, STEM Transformation Institute; Heather Bracken-Grissom, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences; Hebin Li, Assistant Professor, Physics   

Lessons Learned at Faculty Development Seminars

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
12:00-1:00pm, AHC2-562 (iLearn Lab)

Dr. Maryse Pedoussaut, a clinician, teaches Clinical Skills I and II and recently attended the Healer’s Art Program. Dr. Tracey Weiler, a geneticist, participated in the Early-Career Faculty Professional Development Seminar in Washington State.

Maximizing Your Mentoring Interactions: An Afternoon with Becky Wai-Ling Packard

Friday, December 8, 2017
1:30-4:15pm, SASC 302

Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard is Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of the Weissman Center for Leadership at Mount Holyoke College.

Inclusivity, diversity, mentoring, and persistence are the buzz words of the day, but are they really important? Most of us would agree they are, but the nuances and challenges of creating climates that prmote equity adn provide true mentoring are sometimees difficult to cultivate. Come join Dr. Packard as she takes us through the latest research on inclusivity and recognition and how these impact our students, our classroom culture and the culture within our own departments.

Meet your Mentor for Lunch

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
12:00-1:30pm, Faculty Club
Thursday, January 25, 2018
12:00-1:30pm, Faculty Club

Join us for the Spring 2018 Mentor Program Lunch. All faculty in the Faculty Mentor Program are invited to come with their mentors or mentees for a casual lunchtime gathering with colleagues. 

UFF-FIU Tenure/Promotion and Instructor Promotion Workshops

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm, MARC 145
1:00pm-4:00pm, MARC 145

Please join the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) and Florida International University (FIU) in our annual annual Tenure & Promotion Workshops for Non-Tenure and Tenure-Track Promotion. Each year, colleagues from the provost's office, as well as the deans and associate deans who examine promotion files, offer their advice regarding what's expected at FIU with respect to promotions. 

NSF Career Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, February 15, 2018
3:30-4:45pm, AHC4-402

This presentation will provide faculty with perspectives and advice from colleagues who have been awarded an NSF CAREER award. Panelist will present their collective insights on the pathway to obtaining the award, followed by an open discussion.

The CAREER award recognizes and supports the early-career development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. NSF CAREER awards are highly prestigious and shape a faculty member’s entire career. This honor also indicates how competitive a faculty member is in his or her field.

Moderator: Leslie Frazier, Associate Professor, Psychology, AWED Faculty Fellow

Panelists: Rita Teutonico, Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts, Sciences & Education; Francisco Fernandez Lima, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Zahra Hazari, Associate Professor, Teaching & Learning and STEM Transformation Institute; Mark Finlayson, Assistant Professor, Computing & Information Sciences; Selcuk Uluagac, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering   

6th Annual Women in Science Seminar

Thursday, February 22, 2018
9:00am-2:00pm, GC 355

In collaboration with THE MARC U*STAR, QBIC, AWED and NIGMS RISE Programs.

Attendees will be exposed to exceptional FIU women in the STEM fields that have pioneered major advancements within the community. This exposure will provide attendees with an opportunity to discuss common struggles women face in male-dominated arenas. The speakers will share their successes as well as the adversities they encountered throughout their journey. We will have a CAPS representative that will address how to handle harassment and discrimination in a university setting.

The opening remarks were delivered by Suzanna Rose and Lidia Kos.

How to Write a Winning Sabbatical Proposal

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3:30-4:45pm, AHC4-402

Please join us for “How to Write a Winning Sabbatical Proposal” panel presentation. Hear from faculty colleagues about what makes for a strong leave application as well as how to make the most of one’s leave. The panel includes faculty who have successfully won a sabbatical or served on the FIU Sabbatical Committee. The event is hosted by Nathaniel Cadle (Sabbatical Committee Co-Chair) and Leslie Frazier (Faculty Fellow, Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity).

Moderator: Leslie Frazier

Panelists: Juliet Pinto, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Journalism & Media; Nathaniel Cadle, Associate Professor, English; Susanne Zwingel, Associate Professor, Politics and International Relations; David Dolata, Professor, Music

The Science of Successful Learning

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
8:30-11:45am, GC 243

Join Peter C. Brown, co-author of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, to learn more about how you can improve your own and your students’ learning, teaching and coaching. Brown will explain the science of how people learn and how it is applied in real-life situations using engaging stories of real people in academic, professional and sports environments. The science of learning shows that more positive attitudes toward our own abilities―and the willingness to tackle the hard stuff―enables us to achieve our goals.

Nature Rx for Mentors and Mentees

Friday, March 9, 2018
3:30-4:45pm, FIU Nature Preserve

Join us for a guided walk through FIU Nature Preserve with tour guide Fereshtesh Toosi, assistant professor in the department of art and art history. We'll retreat from the hustle and bustle of campus life in order to slow down and experience tranquility while connecting with each other and the land. Forest bathing—also known as forest therapy—takes the form of a guided walk designed to relax and rejuvenate.

Clear and Concise Writing for NSF & NIH Applications

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
3:00-5:00pm, MARC 335

Are you planning to submit a grant to NIH or NSF?  Do you wish you had a professional editor to advise you through the writing process? Join Dr. Joanna Johnson to learn more about how to master the art of grant writing. 

Joanna Johnson is Director of Writing in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Miami, where she coordinates research writing support at the medical and marine science campuses, including individual grant writing and manuscript/article writing, consultations, and grant writing workshops.

In Search of Solidarity: Mentorship Mixer

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
4:00-6:00pm, MARC 335

A unique networking event for Black Faculty, Administrators, Staff and Graduate Students. By invitation only. Presented as a part of Diversity Week 2018 by the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity, Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity, the Black Graduate Women's Association, and the University Graduate School.

2018 Kopenhaver Center Conference: Women in Communication: Moving Ahead

Thursday, April 5, 2018
8:30am-4:0pm, Wolfe Center (BBC)

Please join us for the third annual national conference of the Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication. This years topic is "Women in Communication: Moving Ahead." The day’s events will bring together thought leaders, industry professionals and scholars from around the country to participate in active conversation about the topic of women moving ahead. Conference participants will explore the role of women in leadership positions in the fields of advertising, broadcasting, digital media, newspaper, public relations and magazines. The conference will also release the results of the 2018 Kopenhaver Survey on "The Role and Status of Women in the Communication Industries: Are Communication Professionals Achieving their Potential?" 

Bystander Pilot Workshop

Friday, April 13, 2018
8:30am-4:00pm, GL 220

All day pilot workshop for STRIDE members & Bystander team members. By invitation only.

Using Your Research to Create a Better Future

Friday, April 27, 2018
12:30-2:00pm, MARC 335

In collaboration with ORED, please join expert Dr. Bob Hacker and Kate Sackmanfor a workshop on Patent or commercialize your research. This presentation will introduce elements of innovation and explore opportunities to extend the products of faculty research into the marketplace or as potential solutions to social, cultural or environmental challenges. Topics to be covered include defining the innovation process, applying the process to research and research products, exploring innovation opportunities, and identifying FIU resources to support innovation.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research & Economic Development.

Bystander Intervention Workshop (Session I-IV)

Monday, April 30, 2018-Thursday, May 5, 2018
8:30am-2:00pm, AHC5-212A

The workshop is aimed at increasing inclusion and reducing gender and race bias.

FIU Annual Women Faculty Leadership Institute

Friday, May 4, 2018
8:30am-3:00pm, CBC 235

Please join us as Dr. Zippel discusses International Collaboration and how it can be essential to academic success. For U.S. women in particular, international collaboration offers opportunities to step outside of exclusionary networks at home. International collaboration is not the panacea to gendered inequalities in academia, but, as Zippel argues, international considerations can be key.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the School of Integrated Sciences and Humanity, the College of Business Administration, the Center for LEadership, and the Office of Women in Medicine at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Summer Planning and Networking Lunch

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
12:00-1:30pm