Texas A&M University-Kingsville

New Faculty Investment Program


First Year




Aug. 29

Welcome: Ice breakers and semester overview

Brenda Melendy
Jaya Goswami

Sept. 5

Resources for Students and Faculty: Blackboard@TAMUK and Best Practices in Distance Learning

Rollie Garza

Sept. 12

Focus on Teaching: Best Practices in the Classroom
[assignment of teaching triads]

Zak Watson and Jeff Glick

Sept. 19

Resources for Faculty:  OSRP Staff and Opportunities for Internal Funding Grants at TAMUK—University Research Awards and Undergraduate Research Awards

Rebecca Davis and Larry Peel

Sept. 26

Resources for Faculty and Students: Compliance

Karen Royal

Oct. 3

Resources for Faculty: Service Learning Grants and Research Compliance Issues

Duane Gardiner and Graduate Studies and Research

Oct. 10

Focus on Faculty:  Peer Support—meet with 2nd years
**Lunch at the Javelina Dining Hall**

2nd year NFIP faculty

Oct. 17

Resources for Students and Faculty: Your Jernigan Library

Victoria Packard

Oct. 24

Reading Group for NFIP: Contemporary  Issues in Higher Education
Faculty select the readings

NFIP Faculty

Oct. 31

Focus on Faculty:  Building the Promotion and Tenure Portfolio

Assistant/Associate Deans

Nov. 7

Resources for Faculty: Managing the Concur Travel System

Abby de la Mora

Nov. 14

Focus on the Students: Campus Safety Procedures

Shane Creel

Nov. 21

Focus on Teaching: Differentiated Teaching Strategies and Triad wrap-up

Invited Professors

Second Year





Week of Sept. 1

Hold first F14 meeting with your mentor

Sept. 12
5:30 pm

Optional, Everyone’s invited
NFIP Open House

Brenda Melendy & Jaya Goswami

Brenda’s House, Kingsville

Sept. 19
12:30 – 1:50

Grant-Writing Track
Grant Resources from Non-Profits

Dr. Victoria Packard,

Jernigan Library

Sept. 19
12:30 – 1:50

Publication Track
The Peer Review Process

Dr. Stacey Gaines, Kinesiology

Javelina Dining Hall, Banquet Room 2 (200)

Oct. 10
12 noon

Peer Support: Meet with 1st years

Javelina Dining Hall, Banquet Room 2 (200)

Week of Oct. 6

Hold second F14 meeting with your mentor

Oct. 18
7 pm

Optional, Everyone’s invited
TAMUK Football--Homecoming

Order tickets through Brenda

Javelina Stadium

Nov. 7
12:30 – 1:50

Grant-Writing Track
Peer Review of grants in progress

Dr. Gerri Maxwell,
Educational Leadership

Javelina Dining Hall, Banquet Room 2 (200)

Nov. 7
12:30 – 1:50

Publication Track
Peer Review of works in progress

Dr. April Conkey
Animal and Wildlife Sciences

Javelina Dining Hall, Banquet Room 1 (201)

Week of Nov. 10

Hold final F14 meeting with your mentor

This page was last updated on: January 30, 2015