Round Table

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Past Circles:

Faculty Mentoring Circles—Fall 2008 Schedule:

Applying for Summer Faculty Fellowships and Regular Research Grants
(Internal Marquette funding).
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2008
Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: AMU 252

James A. Holstein, Social & Cultural Sciences, and James Kincaid, Chemistry — Both current or former members of the Committee on Research (which awards the grants).

The annual deadline for applications is the first Monday in October, so if you are planning to apply (or re-apply) for one or both of these forms of internal funding this year or next and want some tips on writing a fundable proposal, this is a session that would be good for you. Any tenure-track faculty member can apply but faculty in their first 3 years are especially encouraged to apply and can do so without also having first applied for external funding. About 50% of proposals are funded each year.

Planning Your First Six Years
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008
Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: AMU 252

Robert Fitts, Biological Sciences, and James Marten, History

Faculty members’ first few years at Marquette not only establishes them in their departments and at the university, but also in their professional fields. This workshop will suggest ways to consider the years prior to receiving tenure as part of a larger set of career arcs related to research, teaching, and service. Drawing on their own experiences, the experiences of colleagues, and insights gained from several years as department chairs, Bob Fitts and Jim Marten will help junior faculty members create coherent approaches to their pre-tenure careers and practical hints about setting priorities, time management, and balancing the often competing facets of a faculty member’s workloads.

Best Teaching Practices
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Raynor Library, Conference Suite A

Ed de St. Auben, psychology, Kathleen Karrer, biological sciences, Phil Naylor, history, and Peter Toumanoff, economics

Teaching is the raison d’être of the university. If you are looking for tips to improve your classroom experience, come to this mentoring circle. These teaching award winners will give untenured faculty tips on creating synergies between teaching and research, stimulating discussion in larger classes, working with teaching assistants, and using math in the classroom. Come with questions.

Balancing Professional & Personal Lives
Date: Wed., November 12
Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Place: To be announced

Joe Daniels, economics; Cheryl Maranto, business; Jane Peterson, anthropology

Although academia is known for its flexible schedule, that flexibility can also lead to unending hours and unclear boundaries. These panelists will discuss their own experience with juggling the competing needs of work, family, and personal enjoyment. Family leave policies will be discussed as well.


Likely Spring 2009 Panels:

Designing your Vitae
Book Publishing
Writing your Sabbatical Proposal