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Faculty Mentoring Circles—Fall 2007 Schedule:

Applying for Summer Faculty Fellowships & Regular Research Grants

Fri., Sept. 14, noon to 1:15, AMU 252

Led by Jim Holstein, Professor of Sociology in the Dept. of Social and Cultural Sciences, and Brian Schmit, Associate Professor in Engineering. Both Drs. Holstein and Schmit have been members of the Graduate Committee on Research, which approves SFF and RRG funding. They described the application approval process and suggested tips for writing project proposals. The deadline for this year's applications is Oct. 2. If you were not able to attend, but would like more information on the proposal process, contact ORSP Director; Vice Provost for Research; or panelists or Also, here is the link to this year's application guidelines & kit: There, you can also view the previous award recipients and their research topics and a few recent samples of funded proposals. Click on Notes on Applying for SFF/RRG to access a summary of the information from this Circle.

Research Networking and Mentoring

Thurs., Oct. 4, noon to 1 p.m., Raynor Library Conference Room

Co-sponsored with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, this circle was intended to initiate some networks among junior and senior faculty based on common areas of research and to inform tenure-track assistant professors about the opportunity for research mentoring. Three panelists--Cheryl Maranto, Associate Professor in the College of Business; Marie Bement, Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy; and James South, Associate Professor and Chair in Philosophy--shared their experiences as mentors and/or mentees in research, discussed the benefits and disadvantages of collaboration in research & publication, and made practical suggestions for building research networks. Based on common faculty research interests, "Conversations" on different topics of research will be sponsored by the ORSP over the next year or people with common interests will be put in contact with one another for informal purposes. In addition, the Research Development Program, a one-year program that mentors new faculty toward the goal of securing grants was introduced. Guidelines for applying for the RDP for next year are now online at

Contact for more information about these.

Thriving at Marquette: Scholars of Color Luncheon

Tues, Oct. 23, noon to 1:30, Woolsack Conference Room (127 Sensenbrenner Hall)

Co-sponsored with the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and the African American Scholars Forum, this luncheon circle is part of Marquette’s efforts to provide a supportive environment for tenure-track Assistant Professors as they transition into the University and work their way toward tenure. Dr. Keenan Grenell, Associate Provost for Diversity, spoke briefly about what to expect for a 3rd-year review, and Dr. Phoebe Williams, Professor in Marquette's School of Law and Chair of the African American Scholars Forum, introduced the Scholars of Color Reading Group, a forum in which junior and senior faculty can exchange their works-in-progress and mutually encourage one another in their scholarship endeavors. The first meeting of that group will occur in December. Two works in progress will be presented. If you would like to more information about the reading group, please contact Dr. Williams.

Celebration of Junior Faculty Reception with the Deans

Tues., Nov. 13, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Haggerty Museum of Art

Here's a chance for you to mix and mingle with junior faculty and the administrators from the four FMP participating colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business, Communications, and Education). Food involved too. RSVP to