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1 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professional Development Program for Postdoctoral Researchers Bob Webb TAMU-CIRTL Program Update October 21, 2010

2 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus and Network Partners TAMU - CIRTL Office of Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA) Texas A&M Career Center Collaborations with individuals and campus resources as needed The CIRTL Network

3 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Need: Approached from two directions Federal requirements. NSF requirements NIH requirements What do post docs want? A survey of potential participants

4 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Program Components (based on our local needs analysis last Spring.) Work/life balance Postdoc needs Leadership/motivation Interview questions/salary negotiation Establish project plan, schedule, budget NSF/NIH requirements Intellectual property rights, patent law, professional ethics Teaching philosophy/syllabus/portfolio

5 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Program Outcomes Post doctoral Professional Development - Identify and integrate CV, interview etiquette and self assessment to result in career development - Construct and create teaching philosophy and portfolio - Describe connections between leadership and its impact on teaching and research - Discuss the role of grant writing, research and teaching within the larger nature of a facultys work life. - Establish a budget for grant writing purposes

6 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Spring 2010 Program Highlights Carried out a post doctoral census and established a listserv for the group. (Initially we had about 20+ post docs signed up for this listserv.) Used these listserv members as the core group to do a local needs analysis. Coordinated/facilitated the first 6 workshop events for the group. (Typical attendance at these events was between 10 and 20 participants.) Surveyed the participants to assess their satisfaction an get feedback on the first round of workshops.

7 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Findings Many interesting themes emerged from the analysis of data on how post doctoral researchers (post docs) perceived the importance of professional development and assessment of the program offered in Spring The interviews were analyzed to determine common themes and specific recommendations arising out of the descriptions of the postdoctoral researchers. The post docs description of their experience with the program can be classified in the following themes areas: Useful Information Enjoyable Experience Growth and Development Opportunity Exposure to new information and ideas Creation of a safe environment

8 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Fall program update (plans for improvement) Work to expand the post doc listserv to reach a wider audience. (Currently we have 80+ members of the listserv and between attended our first meeting.) Host workshops on the remaining topics noted in the needs assessment. How to write a Research Statement Industry vs. Academic jobs Orientation/ learning community for postdoctoral researchers Writing center workshop Grant writing Networking skills for postdoctoral researchers

9 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Demographics (Fall 2010) What is your principal field or discipline of study? Please check one field that is closest to yours. Agricultural Sciences8.33% Biological Sciences20.83% Computer Science4.17% Earth, Atmospheric & Ocean Sciences8.33% Engineering25.00% Mathematics4.17% Statistics4.17% Physical Sciences25.00% Psychology0.00% Other, please specify4.17% What is your race/ethnicity? Please check one: Non-resident alien25.00% American Indian or Alaskan native0.00% Asian or Pacific Islander41.67% African American/Black8.33% Latino/Hispanic12.50% White25.00% Other0.00% Based on 24 responses

10 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Schedule(Fall 2010) WorkshopFacilitator Orientation to the TAMU-CIRTL Post- Doctoral Program for (Oct 15, 2010) Dr. Robert Webb and colleagues, TAMU CIRTL Preparing to submit a proposal to a federal agency (Oct. 29, 2010) Dr. Robert Webb and colleagues, TAMU CIRTL Networking (Nov. 12, 2010)Dr. Ruth Schemmer, Associate Director, Career Center, TAMU Writing for a scientific journal (Nov. 19, 2010) Dr. Barbara Gastell, Professor Veterinary Integrative Biosciences Industry vs. Academic Jobs (Dec. 10, 2010) Dr. Ruth Schemmer, Associate Director, Career Center, TAMU

11 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Tentative Schedule(Spring 2011) WorkshopFacilitator Cover letter and CV writing Dr. Ruth Schemmer, Associate Director, Career Center, TAMU Salary Negotiation and Interview Skills Dr. Ruth Schemmer, Associate Director, Career Center, TAMU Teaching Philosophy and PortfolioMs. Jean Layne, Program Coordinator, CTE,TAMU Leading Research Teams: Dynamics and Motivation Strategies Dr. Craig Rotter, Leadership Development Specialist, TAMU Grant is not something you get..Grant is something you do! Dr. Janie Schielack, Professor, Mathematics, TAMU Budgeting in grantsTexas Engineering Experiment Station, TAMU

12 CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND LEARNING University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Summary TAMU is offering a post-doctoral professional development program to help address federal requirements on post doctoral mentoring and training while infusing these elements with the CIRTL program. This is a continuation of the work begun last spring and we will be tweaking the offering of workshop topics to meet the needs of the current participants. We have set up a list-serve in order to keep everyone informed about the latest offerings and we also have a Facebook group set up to do the same. Lastly, we will be asking for the help of the participants in selecting the topics that they would like to see presented in future workshops.


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