Teaching Workshop

Teaching Challenges: Feeling Empowered as New Faculty
Friday, January 17, 2014
12:30-2:00 pm, MI Rooms C-D, UCEN
Teaching is not for the faint of heart and yet it is at the core of our mission as an institution.  As faculty, we are privileged to engage in the invigorating challenges of the reciprocal events of teaching and learning.  Please join in a thoughtful, scholarly discussion of the courageous steps and persistent struggles all teachers face as we collectively explore our shared dedication to be the very best teachers we can be.
Facilitated by Mary Jo Finney, Associate Professor of Education
All pre-tenure faculty are invited to participate. Lunch will be provided and will feature a chicken and vegetable fajita buffet. Please RSVP your attendance to Sandy Alberto, TCLT Coordinator at salberto@umflint.edu.

Social Mixer

Make Way for Spring!
On Wednesday, March 19 from 5:00-7:00 pm, the Faculty Mentoring Program will host a social mixer for pre-tenure faculty and mentors. This event is intended to provide a venue where pre-tenure faculty and mentors can socialize with one another. No formal program is presented.  Complimentary food & drink will be provided. To register, please email Sandy Alberto, TCLT Coordinator at salberto@umflint.edu.
The event is tentatively planned to be held at 501 Bar & Grill located at 500 S. Saginaw Street in Downtown Flint.





Research Workshop

The Faculty Mentoring Program is pleased to partner with the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs to host:
Breaking Through Barriers to Writing Scholarly Publications and Proposals
Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Michigan Rooms C-D, UCEN (breakfast and lunch included)
Registration is required. Priority registration will be given to pre-tenure faculty.
Facilitated by Robert A. Lucas, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Scholarly Productivity, San Luis Obispo, California
This workshop is designed to help faculty members address impediments to their serious scholarly writing. Special application of the principles will be made to the complex world of writing proposals for research support.
This interactive, hands-on experience will guide faculty how to:
  • Overcome the major obstacles to writing
  • Develop habits that promote writing
  • Vary patterns to sustain momentum
  • Understand the world of research grants
  • Identify the critical elements of proposals
  • Maximize the chances of receiving awards