PROF-it: Professors in Training Seminar Teaching at a Community College Part II: CCBC (11/7)

Explore a unique opportunity to teach at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

Postdocs and graduate students are invited to this interactive seminar, where Dr. Dallas Dolan from The Center for Excellence in Training and Learning at CCBC will talk about opportunities at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Teaching Fellows program. 

This is a brown bag seminar. Please bring your lunch with you.

Students who are interested in being nominated for the UMBC/AACC/CCBC
$2000 Teaching Fellows program should be participating in the
Blackboard Community group for PROF-it. If you are not on the list,
please speak to Dr. Alexis Williams at Friday’s seminar. You can also
join the group on your own by going to Blackboard, clicking
“Communities”, and typing “PROF-it” into the  “Organization Search”
box in the left column.

You may attend the seminar regardless of your interest in the CCBC/AACC
program. You do not have to be a TA to attend. 

Friday, 11/7/14, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Commons 329

Postdoc Morning Coffee: “Developing a Teaching Portfolio” (10/29)

w/ Dr. Linda Hodges, Director – Faculty Development Center

Postdocs from all disciplines are encouraged to attend this workshop on “Developing a Teaching Portfolio.”

Teaching portfolios are increasingly expected of candidates who are applying for faculty positions. In this workshop, we will discuss what goes into your portfolio, how to construct your teaching philosophy, how to highlight your accomplishments and future contribution, and what kind of supporting documents you need.

Dr. Linda C. Hodges, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Director of the Faculty Development Center will be leading this workshop.

Wednesday, 10/29/14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Commons 318

Breakfast refreshments will be provided.

How to improve your writing – Cover letters and more (10/16)

Come interact with the writing advisor from GSA

Join Deborah Kadiri as she hosts the PROMISE and Graduate Student Association Writing Workshop.

Deborah Kadiri

Thursday, 10/16/14, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, UC 312

Dissertation House: Employees & Non-Traditional Students (10/10)

Come! Work on your PhD (class, proposal, dissertation)

If you are an employee of UMBC (50% time or more) or a “Non-Traditional” student, and if you are working on your graduate school courses, proposal, or dissertation, then this event is for you! We’ve worked with our UMBC employees who are also graduate students at UMBC, College Park, Northeastern, and other institutions.  This year, we are extending this opportunity to non-traditional students who are coming back to school or working full-time. This time is for you! This session will have support, coaching, and food will be provided for you on both days.

You work hard every day to serve others on our campus! You may be supporting your family members, or you have decided to take some time for yourself to reach your goals.  Now, let us work with you to finish your graduate degree. This version of the “Dissertation House” was created just for you!

Dissertation House for UMBC Employees and Non-Traditional Students
Friday, 10/10/14,   9:00 – 5:00 PM (Part I), COMM 331
, 10/11/14, 10:00 – 3:00 PM(Part II), COMM 331

RSVP here:

. . . and apply via the Dissertation House’s website:

Friday, 10/10/14,   9:00 – 5:00 pm (Part I), Commons 331
Saturday, 10/11/14, 10:00 – 3:00 pm (Part II), Commons 331

Grad Students: “When Faculty Say ‘X’ ….” (10/10)

A seminar for graduate students with input from faculty

Each year, PROMISE and the Graduate School host a dinner seminar that
allows graduate students to ask questions of faculty. This year, the  “When Faculty Say ‘X’ … ” seminar will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 in BIO 120

This is your chance to ask the faculty any questions about expectations, understanding requirements, how they say “no”, how they show their approval, etc.

We will also reflect upon and review past advice from faculty representing many departments in all colleges throughout UMBC. 

Your feedback makes this annual session special. Do you have a question that you want a faculty member to answer? Post it in the comment section of this post on the “Faculty Say X” website. You may post anonymously.

The following UMBC faculty members will serve as discussants and will answer questions that are posted anonymously, or asked in-person:

  • Dr. Susan McDonough – Department of History
  • Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt – Department of American Studies
  • Dr. Claudia Galindo – LLC
  • Dr. Marie-Christine Daniel-Onuta, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dr. Brian Cullum, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dr. Tim Oates, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

To RSVP click  here:

Friday, 10/10/14,  4:30 – 6:00 pm, BIO 120

Dinner will be provided.

Robert Frampton ‘14 M.S., Emergency Health Services, First in Maryland to Receive “Fire Officer” Credential

With only 222 fire officers worldwide, Robert Frampton ‘14 M.S., Emergency Health Services, is the first in Maryland to receive the “fire officer” credential from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Frampton has been working at the Salisbury Fire Department since 1999 and with this new title, he will have the ability to contribute to a forum to improve the Salisbury department and other departments across the country. This new position took him three months to complete, along with a peer review and a secondary application which must be completed every three years for him to remain the fire officer. Read the full article.

This was originally posted on Retrievernet, UMBC’s Alumni Community

UMBC ISD Now Forum: The Emerging Role and Skill Set of the Learning Professional (10/28)

Join Us for UMBC’s ISD Now Forum when guest speaker, Connie Malamed, will discuss “The Emerging Role and Skill Set of the Learning Professional.”

Join us to learn about: How changes in culture and technology affect the learning ecosystem, how the current and future workforce members can learn with new approaches to technology, and the new roles and skills that will be required by Learning and Development professionals.

This is a free event and open to the public.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, 10/28/14, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, UC Ballroom