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Events - 2012

Nov 15, 2012 – Leadership Training: Is it for Me? Bring your lunch and join this informal discussion facilitated by successful women whose career development has been influenced by their leadership training experiences.  Panelists, who have participated in Land Grant University Leadership Development Program, Leadership Maine, HERS Institute, Simmons School of Management Strategic Leadership for Women, and Leading the Three Pros: Projects, Programs and Professionals,  include Susan Hunter, Kristin Sobolik, Amy Blackstone and Karen Horton.  Event sponsored by ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Memorial Union, Coe Room
Please RSVP on or before Nov 12 by calling 581-3439.

Nov 8, 2012 – Connecting Scholarly Work to Public Dialogue. Join Professor Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thompson Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University and Director of the Scholars Strategy Network, for a discussion focused on connecting scholarly work to community dialogue. Findings from academic inquiries, which often receive little broader public attention, can be integrated into wider discussion and applied to inform public dialogue and policy making. Dr. Skocpol will highlight responsible and productive ways to use your research findings to improve civic life. Event co-sponsored by the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center and CETA.

2:00 – 3:00 pm, Memorial Union, Totman Room
Please RSVP on or before Nov 1 by calling 581-3439.

Nov 7, 2012 – Advancing to Full Professor. Associate professors are invited to attend this panel discussion focused on topics related to promotion including interpreting your unit promotion criteria, recognizing when you are ready, and more.  Join us as we network to form a support group of recently promoted faculty and those who are just beginning the process. Event co-sponsored by the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center and CETA.

2:30 – 4:30 pm, Wells Conference Center.
Please RSVP on or before Nov 2 by calling 581-3439.

Nov 1, 2012 – The ABCs of Students with Disabilities: Accommodations, Behaviors and Compliance. This interactive workshop will help faculty and graduate students interested in teaching understand their role and their responsibilities regarding accommodating students with disabilities, and provide an overview of recent changes in policy regarding accommodating students with disabilities. Facilitated by Ann Smith and Sara Henry. Event is co-sponsored by the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center and CETA.

3:00 – 4:30 pm, Wells Conference Center.
Please RSVP on or before Oct 29 by calling 581-3472.

Oct 25, 2012 – Student Professionalism and the Classroom Environment. Join us to hear strategies for enhancing the commitment your students bring to the classroom. A diverse faculty panel will present methods for facilitating the development of student professionalism. Be part of a faculty group who will serve as a resource to others on this important topic.

Panelists include Patricia Burnes (English), Karen Horton (Mechanical Engineering), Pamela Kimball (Teacher Education and Field Experience), and William Livingston (Forest Resources). Event co-sponsored by the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center and CETA.

2 – 4 pm,  Wells Conference Center.
Please RSVP on or before Oct 22 by calling CETA at 581-3472.

Oct 16, 2012 – Find Your Mentor. Targeted Mentoring informational session for new faculty.  Join us to hear about this new program designed to support the advancement of junior faculty by tapping into expertise in specific topical areas related to teaching, research and public service.  Visit the MENTORING page on this site for more information.

2 – 3 pm, Memorial Union, Bangor Room.
RSVPs are not required but you may call the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center at 581-3439 for more information.

Oct 1, 2012 – Targeted Mentoring Training. Workshop for volunteer faculty mentors participating in a new initiative designed to support and retain junior faculty by facilitating the focused sharing of senior faculty expertise and experience. Click the links below or visit the MENTORING page on this site for more information about this program.

Mentor Recruitment 
Mentoring Program Overview
Targeted Mentoring Topics (Examples only -You may suggest additional topics)

1 pm to 3 pm, Wells Conference Center.  Please register on or before Sept. 24 by calling the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center at 581-3439. 

Sept 27, 2012 – **Postponed until Spring 2013** The Essentials of Time Management: A Discussion for New & Junior Faculty. Manage your communications to identify, protect, and maximize time for research and writing. Join us to share successes, challenges, and strategies for success in the critical arena of academic life.

Sept 13 – Oct 4 (Thursdays) OR Oct 10 – 31 (Wednesdays) – Mindful U: Stress Reduction for the UMaine Community. The Mindful U program is a four-week exploration of stress, and strategies for reducing stress.  Learn techniques that are scientifically correlated with improved well-being, increased health, and enhanced work productivity. Classes, which will meet once a week for one and one half hours, are free.

Session 1 (Thursdays) will meet from 11 am – 12:30 pm;  Session 2 (Wednesdays) will meet from 3 - 4:30 pm.
UMaine faculty and staff can enroll by calling Leslie Forstadt at 581-3487, or by e-mailing leslie.forstadt@maine.edu.  Classes will be facilitated by Cooperative Extension Faculty. Please click here to view or print an informational flyer.

Sept 11 & 12, 2012- Targeted Mentoring Informational Sessions for Faculty Mentors.  Senior faculty needed to support junior colleagues with focused mentoring in specific areas, and on specific topics. Join us in the BANGOR ROOM of the Memorial Union to hear more about this new program.  RSVPs not required.  Program co-sponsored by the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center and CETA.

Sept 11, 2012 – 9 am to 10 am
Sept 12, 2012 – 1 pm to 2 pm

May 14, 2012 – Advancing Women in Academia: A Networking Conference This event  will bring colleagues in STEM and Social Behavioral Sciences from the UM system campuses, the University of New England, and Bates, Bowdoin, Colby and Unity Colleges together for a day-long event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor. Registration, which will be required, will begin in April. Watch for updates on this site, or call the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center at 581-3439 for more information. This event, hosted by the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center and Maine EPSCoR, is funded by the National Science Foundation.

May 9, 2012 – Department Chair and Unit Director Training. This new training module was developed by experienced faculty in an effort to support colleagues who serve, or will serve, in administrative roles. Facilitated by Naomi Jacobs, Peter Jumars, Jim Linehan, and Gail Werrbach, this workshop will be beneficial to new and experienced Department Chairs and Unit Directors. Morning activities will be geared to new or incoming chairs, while the afternoon discussion will include sharing of expertise from experienced administrators. Lunch will be provided at noon for those who attend the morning or afternoon sessions, or those who join us for the entire day.

9 am – 3 pm, Wells Conference Center.  Please register on or before April 30 by calling the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center at 581-3439.

April 12, 2012Distinguished Climate Scholar Series with Dr. Kathleen Morrison, Professor or Anthropology and Director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago. Dr. Morrison’s work focuses on agricultural transformation, human settlement, and cultural and environmental change of the last 3,000 years in India.

Late Holocene Human-Environment Interactions in Southern India: Social and Environmental Consequences of Changes in Agriculture, Land Use and Diet

Arthur Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, 3 pm
Reception Follows

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Climate Change Institute and the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.

April 11, 2012Tips for Effective Communication. This event concludes the CETA/ADVANCE Time Management series with an event that will highlight efficient interpersonal communication strategies. Facilitated by Mary Madden (ADVANCE Rising Tide Center) and Irv Kornfield (Marine Sciences).

10:30 am to 12:00 noon, Palmer Lounge, Mahaney Clubhouse  Please register before April 6 by calling CETA at 581-3472.

March 23, 2012 – IDR Collaboration Fair.  A poster session and follow up discussion will facilitate participation in interdisciplinary research by presenting information useful to those seeking to join ongoing collaborative projects or interested in initiating new multidisciplinary studies.  Capture the momentum of IDR as we consider how creating and sustaining innovative partnerships to address pressing problems will further the broader research agenda of the University of Maine. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and consider the possibilities.

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm, Bangor Room, Memorial Union  Please register before March 19 by calling the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center at 581-3439.

March 16, 2012 – Carving Out Time for Research and Writing.  Join us as veteran faculty provide tips and tactics that will help you identify, protect and maximize time for research and writing. Panelists include Kathleen Bell (School of Economics), Carol Kim (Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences), John Mahon (Maine Business School), Robert Milardo (College of Education and Human Development) and Nathan Stormer (Communications & Journalism). This event is sponsored by the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Assessment.

1:00 – 2:30 pm, Wells Conference Center, Room 2  Please register before March 12 by calling CETA at 581-3472.

February 23, 2012 – Interdisciplinary Research and Peer Committees.           ** CANCELLED **  The fifth event in the IDR series will offer strategies related to presentation of interdisciplinary research to departmental peer review committees, and the impact of the presentation on the peer review process. Facilitated by Susan Gardner (College of Education) and Mary Madden (ADVANCE Rising Tide Center).

2:00 – 3:30 pm, Bangor Room, Memorial Union   Please register before Feb 17 by calling the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center at 581-3439.

February 17, 2012 – Balancing Teaching and Research.  Competing demands present many challenges to new and experienced faculty. Is it possible to juggle teaching and research responsibilities and still have a personal life? Join us for a lively and candid discussion focused on finding the middle ground where success and happiness can be achieved. Facilitated by Mary Madden of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

1:30 – 3:00 pm, Wells Conference Center, Room 2   Please register before Feb 17 by calling CETA at 581-3472.

February 16, 2012 - Distinguished Climate Scholars Series with Dr. Jane Davidson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Solar Energy Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Davidson’s work focuses on development of low-cost solar thermal systems and direct production of fuels using solar energy.

A Vision for Renewable Fuels
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, 3 pm
Reception follows

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Climate Change Institute and the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.

February 8, 2012 – Mid Career Assessment.  Ever wonder if it is time to shift gears or even change lanes? This informational session will prepare faculty to explore new areas of research, new teaching pedagogies or possibly a career change, with insights and advice from your accomplished colleagues.  It is never too early, or too late to consider an alternative path, so bring your questions or join us to gather ideas that support your professional achievement.  Facilitated by David Hart (Sen. George J. Mitchell Center), Naomi Jacobs (English), Michael Peterson (Mechanical Engineering), Jeff St. John (CETA), and Kristin Sobolik (Climate Change Institute, Liberal Arts & Sciences).

12:00 – 1:30 pm, Wells Conference Center, Room 3  Please register by calling CETA at 581-3472.

January 26, 2012 – Interdisciplinary Research: Soliciting Ideas for the UMaine Strategic Plan. Part of the IDR series, this listening session will be used to gather suggestions for highlighting the importance of interdisciplinary research in the strategic plan currently under development. Dr. Linda Silka and the staff of the Margaret Chase Smith Center will facilitate public discussion.

12:00 – 1:30 pm, Room 57, Stodder Hall  Please register before Jan 23 by calling the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center at 581-3439.

January 25, 2012 -Promotion and Tenure Part II: A Discussion with Newly Tenured Faculty offers tenure track faculty an opportunity to hear about the tenure process from their newly tenured colleagues.  Panelists, who represent the College of Engineering, the School of Biology, the College of Education (Higher Education), and the School of Forest Resources,  include Dr. Ali Abedi, Dr. Clarissa Henry, Dr. Susan Gardner, and Dr. Jessica Leahy.

 


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