FACULTY WORKSHOPS

Launching Your Academic Career at Mines

All workshops are in Marquez Hall 104 with Kamini Singha


WORKSHOP 1


Wed. August 28, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Expectations for Promotion and Tenure: Publishing Your Research
  • Research expectations for tenure
  • Data on what makes a “quick starter”
  • Tips for writing
  • Writing for the “right” journal


WORKSHOP 2


Fri. August 30, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Getting a Quick Start in Teaching Effectively
  • Data on what makes a “quick starter”
  • New concepts in pedagogy
  • Assessing student learning to improve your teaching (and evals!)
  • Campus resources


WORKSHOP 3


Wed. September 4, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Setting Up Your Research Group & Developing Its Brand
  • Developing a “powerful group”
  • Mentoring and advising students
  • Tips for working with graduate students: what is/is not your job
  • Setting guidelines for students
  • Supervision styles
  • Developing a “brand identity”
  • Working on a national/international reputation
  • Social media


WORKSHOP 4


Fri. September 6, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Grant Writing Tips and University Finances for Faculty
  • Setting research objectives
  • Federal funding opportunities
  • Tips for getting federally funded, industry funding
  • Should you meet your program officer?
  • The Mines budget: where does money come from and go to?
  • Types of university funds
  • What are indirect costs and how they are used at universities


WORKSHOP 5


Fri. September 13, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

The Sustainable Professor
  • Service work – how it helps and how it fits into your effort
  • Time management
  • The Want-To-Do, Need-To-Do Conundrum
  • Realistic goal setting
  • Finding time for yourself
  • Establishing your absence
  • Thinking of yourself in multidimensional space


WORKSHOP 6


Wed. September 18, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Networking, Finding Mentors, and Managing Personalities
  • How to identify (multiple) mentors
  • What to expect of your department head
  • Figuring out expectations of others
  • Managing up
  • The principles of shared governance
  • Emotions and aggression
  • Listening and communication
  • Dealing with bullies
  • People you need to know: the Board of Trustees; the President and Provost; Faculty Senate


WORKSHOP 7


Fri. September 20, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Working on Your Dossier (Start Now!)
  • The tenure and promotion process timeline
  • What goes into your dossier
  • How to write your statements
  • Promotion letters – how they are selected, how to cultivate writers, what to avoid
  • Outcomes
  • Intangibles
  • Tenure myths and FAQs

Overall Course Goal
Increase retention rates and Promotion/Tenure success rates for new faculty at Mines.
This will be accomplished by working with faculty to:

1. Develop a strong P&T package:
  • summarize handbook/procedures manuals
  • identify characteristics of successful P&T candidates
  • summarize characteristics of good external letter writers
  • start working on dossier materials
2. Enhance research, teaching, and professional productivity:
  • describe what gets grants funded
  • develop an elevator pitch for your research
  • develop a professional growth plan
  • schedule time to write
  • identify growth areas for your teaching
  • identify service expectations
  • develop a mechanism for saying ‘no’ that resonates
  • set guidelines for working with graduate students
  • develop tools to more effectively with others
  • find ways to build support networks/cohorts
3. Identify procedures, supports, and structures at Mines that can help advance your career:
  • identify campus resources & where to go for help
  • identify characteristics of mentors that might work for you
  • identify who makes decisions on campus
  • describe the basics of money at a university
  • “demystify” academia
  • put a value on your personal time


QUESTIONS/COMMENTS?

Contact Kamini Singha (ksingha@mines.edu) for more information.