Networking Events

Networking Events are part of NU ADVANCE’s mentoring framework. The Networking Events include a series of discussions featuring panels of faculty on topics such as Responding to Reviewers Comments, Negotiating, and Grant Writing.   The events are outlined below:

Spring 2014

 

Perspectives on Life as an Associate Dean

22 January 2014, 12-1:30, Alumni Center

An informal discussion with associate deans as they share their career decision-making process, things that interest them, things that challenge them, and more insights from those in this college level administrative position.

 

Establishing a Research Program:  COE, COS, Bouvé

13 February 2014, 12-1:30, 440 Curry Student Center

A panel discussion on establishing a research program focused on faculty in the College of Engineering, College of Science, and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. The goal of this panel discussion is to provide useful information for new assistant professors to help them as they establish an independent research program. The panelists share tips on what worked for them as well as the things that did not work and things they wish they had done differently.

 

Perspectives on Life as a Vice Provost

12 March 2014, 12-1:30, Alumni Center

Susan Ambrose, Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Experiential Learning and Mary Loeffelholz, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will share their experiences and decisions that led to an administrative role, what they most enjoy about their current role in the Provost’s Office, and challenges they have encountered.

 

 Establishing a Research Program:  CAMD & CSSH

27 March 2014, 12-1:30, Frost Lounge

This panel discussion is focused on faculty in the Colleges of Art Media and Design and Social Sciences and Humanities.  The goal of the panel discussion is to provide useful information for new assistant professors to help them as they establish an independent research program.  The panelists share tips on what worked for them in addition to things that did not work and things that they wish they had done differently.

 

NIH Workshop

7 April 2014, 12-1:30, 942 Renaissance Park

This workshop is focused on faculty who have not yet received NIH funding.

 

Mary Deane Sorcinelli Mentoring Workshops

14 April 2014:

9:30-11, Alumni Center

1:30-2:45. Alumni Center

Mary Deane Sorcinelli is Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Professor of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Center for Teaching & Faculty Development (CTFD) encourages faculty to develop robust professional networks that include a variety of mentoring partners within and outside the UMass Amherst campus, and at a wide variety of career stages. This approach, which the CTFD refers to as “Mutual Mentoring,” is based on the premise that the traditional mentoring model (i.e., top-down, one-on-one) does not necessarily fit all, and faculty should have access to funding and resources in order to proactively create the mentoring networks that best address their unique contexts and professional needs. In Spring of 2014, Mary Deane met with associate professors, chairs, associate deans, deans, Bouvé mentoring program participants, and other administrators to discuss different mentoring models.

UMASS Amherst Mutual Mentoring Guide

Finding a Mentor

UMASS Amherst Mentoring Resources

Northeastern Map

Northeastern 2014 Bibliography

 

NSF Career Workshop

29 April 2014, 1:30-3, 942 Renaissance Park

A National Science Foundation CAREER writing workshop with Horst Whittmann, Sara Wadia-Fascetti, and a panel of CAREER awardees.

Slides from Horst Whittmann

Slides from Sara Wadia-Fascetti

NSF CAREER Awardee Advice for Writing the Grant Proposal

Broader Impact Wizard - COSEE NOW created the Broader Impact Wizard to help you develop a broader impact statement that will satisfy NSF Criterion II and fulfill your interest in communicating your science. The quick and easy five-step process will produce an outline of important points to include in your BI statement and will help frame discussions with your BI partners.

 

Fall 2013

 

Reflections from Recently Promoted Full Professors

16 September 2013, 12:00-1:30, 440 Egan Center

Three recently promoted full professors will share their experiences and advice on moving from associate to full professor. Join Elizabeth Dillon (English), Lisa Podlaha-Murphy (Chemical Engineering), and Nader Jalili (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) for this insightful career discussion.

 

Conversations for Chairs (C4C)

17 September 2013, 11:30-1:00, 406 Egan Center

12 November 2013, 11:30-1:00, 440 Egan Center

Northeastern department chairs have developed a peer-to-peer mentoring program which includes two chairs’ discussions each semester. These discussions will be led by department chairs and/or their invited guests. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jackie Isaacs, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The first discussion topic is Faculty Recruiting. The second discussion is about Departmental Strategic Planning.

 

Insights from Young Investigator Awardees

20 September 2013, 12:00-1:30, 440 Egan Center

Toyoko Orimoto (Department of Energy), Purnima Ratilal (Office of Naval Research), Rebecca Carrier (NSF CAREER), and Ryan Kenser (National Security Agency), young investigator awardees, share their experiences on identifying awards and writing successful proposals.

 

Perspectives on Life as a Dean

31 October 2013, 12:00-1:30, 333 Curry Student Center

Nadine Aubry, Dean of Engineering, Terry Fulmer, Dean of Bouvé Health Sciences, and Uta Poiger, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, will discuss their experiences and decisions that led them to an administrative role, what they most enjoy about their current role as dean, challenges they have encountered, and thoughts about the upcoming year.

 

STRIDE Faculty Search Workshops

Frost Lounge on the first floor of Ell Hall

24 October 2013, 10:30-12:00

25 October 2013, 10:30-12:00

21 November 2013, 3:00-4:30

6 December 2013, 10:30-12:00

Faculty searches are beginning, so plan now to participate in one of the STRIDE Faculty Search workshops on good practices in leading an equitable search.

 

Career Decisions: Developing a Research Center

5 November 2013, 12:00-1:30, 440 Egan Center

Lisa Feldman Barrett, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Akram N. Alshawabkeh, George N. Snell Professor of Civil Engineering, will share their career decisions that led to developing research centers. Learn about how they strategized grant writing, what kind of institutional support was given, and learn about what they might have done differently given what they have learned.

 

STRIDE Faculty Search Workshops

Frost Lounge on the first floor of Ell Hall

21 November 2013, 3:00-4:30

6  December 2013, 10:30-12:00

Faculty searches are well underway in most departments. If you have not already planned to participate in a STRIDE workshop, RSVP today! STRIDE Faculty Search workshops focus a discussion on good practices in leading an equitable search.

 

Collaboration and Friendship Networks Among Faculty Within a University: Gender Differences and Climate Implications

10 December 2013, 12:00-1:30, 540 Holmes Hall

Dr. Christina Falci, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the Principal Investigator for the Faculty Network and Workload Study (FNWS) funded by the National Science Foundation. Drawing from social psychology and network theory, Dr. Falci examines both the predictors and consequences of faculty networks. Specifically, she examines how the structure of networks among faculty within academic departments varies across status characteristics, such as race and gender.

 

Past Events

2012 – 2013

2011 – 2012

2010 – 2011

2009 – 2010

2008 – 2009