New Faculty Investment Program

NEW FACULTY INVESTMENT PROGRAM 2015-2016
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE
FIRST YEAR, FIRST SEMESTER

 

First Year

Fall 2015.  The sessions are scheduled weekly, every Friday, throughout the fall semester from noon to 2 pm.  At each session lunch will be provided, and activities will begin promptly at noon.  If you have another professional engagement that prevents you from attending a session, it is expected that you will let the director know (email brenda.melendy@tamuk.edu).

*Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings will be in the Blue Room in Sam Fore Hall.

DATE

TOPIC

FACILITATOR(S)

Aug. 28

Welcome and overview of the NFIP

Dr. Brenda Melendy

Dr. Jaya Goswami

Sept. 4

Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) presentations, including SPIN accounts

OSRP staff

(Sam Fore 112 reserved for OSRP presentation after lunch)

Sept. 11

OSRP presentations

OSRP staff

(Sam Fore 112 reserved for OSRP presentation after lunch)

Sept. 18

Including Students in Research: Honors College and McNair Scholars Program

Dr. Kim McCuiston, Interim Dean of Honors College

Dr. Mary Gonzalez, AVP for Student Access

Sept. 25

QEP, Writing Intensive courses, and the Undergraduate Writing Center

Dr. Sunny Hawkins, Director Undergraduate Writing Center

Oct. 2

Transculturation and International Programs 

Dr. Christine Robbins and Dr. Roberto Vela Cordova (Transculturation Program)

Mr. Peter Li, Director

(International Studies and Programs)

Oct. 9

Crafting the annual report and Promotion &Tenure portfolio:  Faculty meet with their respective Deans, Associate Deans, or Assistant Deans

Dr. William Kuvlesky, Dr. Jaya Goswami, Dr. Susan Roberson, Dr. Michael Houf, Dr. Breanna Bailey, Dr. Natalya Delcoure

Oct. 16

Best Practices in Distance Learning: Flipping the Classroom

Dr. Marybeth Green, Educational Leadership and Counseling

Oct. 23

Best Practices in Teaching: Lecture and Discussion

Dr. Jeff Glick, History, Political Science, and Philosophy, and Dr. Zak Watson, Languages and Literature

Oct. 30

AVID and active learning strategies

Dr. Lisa McNair, Teacher and Bilingual Education

Nov. 6

Compliance Office and Title IX

Ms. Karen Royal, Dir. Compliance Office

Nov. 13

Library Resources

Dr. Victoria Packard, Jernigan Library

Nov. 20

Last meeting of the semester.  Triad debriefings

Dr. Brenda Melendy and NFIP faculty

Enjoy the December-January break!!

NOTE: First Spring Semester Meeting: January 22, 2016


Second Year

NFIP 2015-2016
Second Year Cohort
Fall Semester, meet in tracks

Publishing Track, Facilitated by Sunny Hawkins, noon to 1:45

Date

Topic

Location

Sept. 2

"Welcome to the Publishing Track" (for new faculty only) - an overview of the semester's offerings within the NFIP, and a discussion of new faculty's concerns about/plans for their writing this semester

Rhode 247

Sept. 11

"Making Time to Write (Productively) When You Don't Have Time for Writing" (open to all faculty) - strategies for getting started on writing projects; for devising a research plan and/or scholarly agenda, which balances with service and teaching; strategies for conducting research efficiently and effectively; strategies for protecting writing time during the semester

Rhode 247

Oct. 23

"Writing it Right (Before You Try to Publish)" (open to all faculty) - discussion of "good writing" and discipline-specific expectations for writing; importance of, and strategies for, working with a faculty writing group on "peer review"; importance of, and strategies for, working with a faculty writing group for invention (getting started) and research

Rhode 247

Nov. 20

"Getting It Published" (open to all faculty) - strategies for analyzing academic/scholarly journals to determine which is the best "fit" for a faculty member's work; strategies for responding to CFPs; strategies for writing and submitting book proposals; strategies for soliciting contributions to edited collections

Rhode 247


NFIP 2015-2016
Second Year Cohort
Fall Semester, meet in tracks

Grant-writing Track, Facilitated by OSRP staff, noon to 1:45

Date

Topic

Location

Aug. 28

Initial Proposal Development Session
This workshop will provide an overview of funding announcements and SPIN. The presentation will also include a brief interactive session aimed at determining the training needs of participants.

Fore 112

Sept. 25

Successful PIs: Best Strategies Grant Match: Choosing a good fit.
This session is focused on tying research interests with funding agencies and private funding mechanisms. Participants will learn the importance of investing in grant development activities and setting short-term and long-term grant research goals.

Fore 112

Oct. 23

Staying on Track: Grant proposal planning and timelines
This workshop will include presentations and exercises aimed at improving active reading strategies, building timelines, and preparing responses to funding announcement criteria.

Fore 112

Nov. 20

Intricacies of grants.gov and fastlane, planning budgets, post award and managing grants
In this session faculty will learn how to develop and communicate realistic project activities, logic models, resource allocation and grant management responsibilities.

Fore 112

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