2014-15 Workshops


Welcome to the 4th 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 given on the following topics: Mentor Orientations; Funding Your Research; Tips to Tenure, NIAAA/NIH Research Opportunities with Judith Arroyo; If You Build It, Will They Come? Closing the Mental Health Treatment Gap for Latinos with Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola; Implications of Latino Aging for Medical Care and Social Service Delivery Systems with William Vega; Coping with Difficult Colleagues by Joan Chrisler; Using Program Evaluation Workshop with Len Bickman; Book Publishing Workshop (with editors and faculty panel); Summer Planning & Networking Lunch; and Leadership, as well as two Faculty Mentor Program lunches.

If you are interested in being a mentor or mentee in the 2015-16 Faculty Mentor Program, please email mentor@fiu.edu.

Faculty Mentor Program Schedule

2014-15 Faculty Mentor Program Workshops & Activities

Please see below for this year's activities and details, and stay tuned for updates of ongoing events - we hope to see you there!

Spring 2015

International Women, Gender and Violence Conference
Friday, January 9, 2015, 8:00am-5:30pm, MARC Pavilion

Meet Your Mentor for Lunch
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:00 to 1:30pm, FIU Faculty Club

NIAAA/NIH Research Opportunities
Judith Arroyo, Minority Health and Health Disparities Coordinator,Office of the Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:30 to 4:45pm, AHC4, 402
(FMP/DOR Co-sponsors)

If You Build It, Will they Come? Closing the Mental Health Treatment Gap for Latinos
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, School of Medicine Founding, Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Director of the Community Engagement Program of the UCD Clinical Translational Science Center, Co-Director of the Latino Aging Research and Resource Center University of California, Davis
Thursday, February 12, 2015, AHC4, 402
(FMP/DOR Co-sponsors)

Implications of Latino Aging for Medical Care and Social Service Delivery Systems
William Vega, Provost Professor and Director, University of Southern California Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging
Monday, March 2, 2015, 3:30-4:45pm, AHC4, Room 402
(FMP/DOR Co-sponsors)

Using Program Evaluation in Research
Len Bickman, Research Professor, Vanderbilt University & Florida International University
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 3:30 to 4:45pm, AHC 4, Room 402
(FMP/DOR Co-sponsors)

Book Publishing Workshop
Friday, April 17, AHC4, Room 402
10am to 12pm, Morning round table with editors and faculty
1pm to 4pm, Individual sessions (25-minutes each) with editors
Moderator, Jason Pearl, Associate Professor, English, FIU
Eli Bortz, Vanderbilt University Press
Eugene O'Connor, Ohio State University Press
Jenna Gibbs, History, FIU (published with Johns Hopkins University Press)
Nathan Cadle, English, FIU (published with University of North Carolina Press)
Please contact Vanessa Martinez (vamamart@fiu.edu) to schedule an afternoon meeting with an editor.
There will be six 25-minute slots allotted for each editor.

Summer Planning & Networking Lunch
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12 to 2:00pm, GC 243

FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:00am-3pm, Frost Museum

10:00-10:30 Welcome
10:30-12:00 Keynote: Gender and Teaching Evaluations, Susan Basow, Lafayette College
12:00-1:15 Networking Lunch – Meet and Greet Your Colleagues
1:15-2:45 Panel and Discussion: Advancing Women Faculty at FIU, Provost’s Council for the Advancement of Women and Minority Faculty
2:45-3:00 Wrap-up & Evaluation

Fall 2014

Faculty Mentor Program Orientations
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 3:30-5pm, MMC, AHC4, 402
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 3:30-5pm, MMC, AHC4, 402

Meet Your Mentor for Lunch
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 12:00-1:30pm, FIU Faculty Club

Fund your Research! Grantwriting Panel
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 3:30-5pm, WC 130 (adjacent to ECS)
Fund your Research! Grant-writing Panel
Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Wenzhi Li, Associate Professor, Department of Physics
Evelyn E. Gaiser, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Interim Executive Director of SEAS
Rita Teutonico, Moderator, and Assistant Vice President of Research Initiatives, FIU's Division of Research

NIH/NCBI Hands-on Human Genome Workshop on Human Variation and Disease Genes
Friday, November 14, 2014, 1-5pm, AHC2 170
(FMP/DOR Co-sponsors)

Tips to Tenure & Promotion
Tuesday, December 2,2014, 3:30-4:45pm, AHC4 101
Grenville Draper, A College Level Administrative View, Professor, Earth & Environment and Chair, College Tenure & Promotion Committee
Tips From My Experience with the Tenure and Promotion Process:
Timothy Page, Associate Professor, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Jennifer Rehage, Associate Professor, Earth and Environment
Jason Pearl, Associate Professor, English
Suzanna Rose, Moderator, and Director, Faculty Mentor Program