2015-16 Workshops


Faculty Mentor Program Schedule

2015-16 Faculty Mentor Program Workshops & Activities

Welcome to the 5th 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 Office of Research and Economic Development, in order to bring you an expanded assortment of speakers and workshops.

We hope to bring you workshops on some of the following topics: NIH for Dummies Workshop, NEH Humanities Workshop, Tips on Tenure & Promotion, Evaluation, Summer Planning, Leadership and a host of invited speakers from the Office of Research and Economic Development and others.

See below for this year's activities and stay tuned for updates - we hope to see you there!

Spring 2016

Grant Writing in the Humanities: From Individual Research to Institutional Programs

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 3:30-4:45pm, GL 220

This workshop will consist of brief presentations by three FIU faculty members who have been PIs on recent National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants. Each presenter will share tips and strategies for successfully writing grants to the main funder of Humanities research and programming.

Moderator: Rebecca Friedman, Faculty Fellow, Office of the Provost, and Associate Professor of History

Steve Heine, Director of Asian Studies & Professor of Religious Studies and History
April Merleaux, Assistant Professor of History
Renee Silverman, Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Meet Your Mentor for Lunch

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12:00-1:30pm, FIU Faculty Club
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12:00-1:30pm, FIU Faculty Club

Funding for the Arts: Insights from Inside the Knight Foundation

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 3:30-4:45pm, PCA 131
Speaker: Victoria Rogers, Vice President of Arts at the Knight Foundation

NIH Funding Programs and Resources Seminar for Academic Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Monday, February 22, 2016, 9:00-9:30am, Registration & Refreshments
9:30 - 11:30am, WC 130 Presentation
11:30am - 12:00pm, Q&A Session

Leaders from the offices of Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer at three institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will discuss and highlight valuable resources available to researchers and small business owners.

NIH Speakers:
Todd Merchak, BME, SBIR/STTR Program, Manager, NIBIB
Lili Portilla, MPA, Director, SBIR Program, Director, Strategic Alliances
Michael Weingarten, MA, Director, SBIR Development Center

Leading Self: The Distinguishing Factor

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 3:30-4:45pm, AHC-4 302
Garth Headley, Industrial & Organizational Psychologist and Associate Director, Public Affairs, FIU Center for Leadership

We have long studied and come to appreciate the effective leader’s mastery of “human skills.” It should be no surprise then that individuals who thrive in the workplace are those who have a deep personal understanding of their drivers and what personal factors influence their decisions, as well as an appreciation that others have their own sets of drivers. In this session, the five core competencies of an effective leader will be discussed, as well as research from the Center for Leadership’s work with over 500 executives from every industry, public and private, local and international. Before the end of the session, you will be able to systematically identify your individual set of core values which will help govern your decisions going forward.

Summer Planning & Networking Lunch

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 12:30-2:30pm, AHC1-110

NSF Program Director Workshop

Friday, April 29, 2016, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, MARC Pavilion, To RSVP click here.
Rajakkannu Mutharasan, NSF Program Director
NanoBioSensing, NSF, Arlington, VA

The purpose of this workshop is to provide both general and specific information on funding opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Discussion will include navigating through opportunities at the National Science Foundation, how a proposal is reviewed and how decisions are made, as well as common errors found in applications, and strategies for preparation of research proposals. While the presentation will contain a core set of discussion points, it will also be an open and interactive forum for faculty to have their questions answered.

FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:30 am-3:00 pm, College of Business Complex, Special Events Center

Strategies to Promote and Sustain Equity: Examples from Oregon State University
Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Warner, Professor, Oregon State University

In 2012, Oregon State University implemented a $5M salary compression program as one part of a more comprehensive approach to faculty success. Based on her six years leading faculty promotion and compensation programs at OSU, Dr. Warner will summarize this work which is firmly rooted in the institution’s commitment to its most important value: shared governance.

Fall 2015

Please find below a selection of Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 events. We are working on securing many dates for this year's mentor workshops, speakers, and networking opportunities - more coming soon!

Faculty Mentor Program: Mentor Orientations
Monday, September 14, 2015, 3:30-4:45pm, AHC4-402
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 3:30-4:45pm, AHC4-402

Dr. Yvette Pearson Weatherton: Proposal Writing Strategies & Funding Opportunities
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 2:00-5:00pm, MARC Pavilion OR Friday, September 18, 2015, 9:00-12:00pm, MARC Pavilion

Dr. Yvette Pearson Weatherton: Engineering for Humanity: Broader Impacts
Friday, September 18, 2015, 2:00-3:30pm, MARC Pavilion

Meet Your Mentor for Lunch
Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:00-1:30pm, FIU Faculty Club

FIU Women Faculty Networking
Friday, October 23, 2015, 3:00-5:00pm, AHC4-402

Tips to Tenure
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 3:30-4:45, AHC4-402
Dr. Anthony McGoron, Moderator, Associate Dean and Professor, College of Engineering & Computing
Dr. Eric Bishop Von Wettberg, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Dr. Nicole Ruggiano, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Dr. Daniel Bagner, Associate Professor, Psychology

Building Businesses Based on Academic Research
Patricia Weber Ph.D., CSO, Imiplex LLC
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 12:30-1:45pm, AHC4-402

Breakfast with Tony Porter: Engaging Men in the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Friday, November 20, 2015, 8:30am-11:00am, SIPA 100

FIU Women Faculty Networking
Friday, November 20, 2015, 3:00-5:00pm, AHC4-402

GeekiWood Festival - Where Science Meets Hollywood
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 8:00am-4:00pm, GC Ballrooms