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The ADVANCEing Faculty Program sponsors monthly Faculty Lunches at the Ropp Center on campus.  The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for faculty to network, as well as hear news and updates on upcoming programs and events.  Each lunch will include a short, interactive mini-program on a professional development or leadership topic.

All lunches are scheduled in the Ropp Center from 12:30-1:30pm

The members of the steering committee for this year are:

Dr. Latoya Pierce   ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Dr. Amy Yates   ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Dr. Terri Murray   ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

The schedule for the Year 2014-2015:

Friday, September 19 (12:30-1:30pm): Paradigm Shift: Higher Education
Friday, October 17 (12:30-1:30pm): Demystifying Tenure
Thursday, November 13 (12:30-1:30pm): Critical ThinkingCharacteristics of Great College Teachers
Friday, December 12 (12:30-1:30pm): Establishing an Externally Funded Research
Friday, January 23 (12:30-1:30pm): Service
Friday, February 20 (12:30-1:30pm): Collegiality
Friday, March 27 (12:30-1:30pm): Seizing Opportunities
Friday, April 10 (12:30-1:30pm): Personal Leadership: 
Leadership Micro-Climates: Creating Motivationally Rich Atmospheres
Friday, May 15 (12:30-1:30pm): University Leadership

New this year!!


Would you like an hour each month to talk with other female faculty
members in STEM? If so, then please reserve these lunch dates:
Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 13, Apr 24, and May 1
 You can use this time to share ideas, ask questions, recommend a book
to read, or whatever else you think will help your colleagues.
These lunchtime networking lunches will be held in the small meeting
room at the Ropp Center from 12:30 to 1:30 for one Friday per month
from Oct. 2014 to€“ May 2015. Lunch will be dutch treat.

Please join us on October 3rd to kick off this forum.

The presentations for the 2013-2014 academic year are listed below:

September Faculty Lunch- Friday, September 20 : Active Learning in Your Classroom (Thea Edwards and Brandon Moore)
October Faculty Lunch- Friday, October 18 : Recognition and Networking (Jamie Newman and Terri Murray)
November Faculty Lunch-Friday, November 8: Creative Teaching (Jinko Kanno)
December Faculty Lunch-Friday, December 13: Leadership Pathways (Drs. Guice, McConathy, Shoemaker and Napper)
January Faculty Lunch-Friday, January 24: Effective Juggling (Celia Lewis and Laurie Stoff)
February Faculty Lunch- Friday, February 14: Mentoring Graduate Students, Metamorphosis of Mentoring, The Care and Maintenance of Your Adviser (Thea Edwards)
March Faculty Lunch-Friday, March 21: Tips and Observations from Grant Review Panels (Panel)
April Faculty Lunch- Friday, April 11: Graduate Student Diversity (Latoya Pierce)
May Faculty Lunch- Friday, May 09: Campus Resources for Graduate Student Successes (Paula Brown and Kevin Cuccia) Guide for Engineering Grad Students


The presentations for the 2012-2013 academic year are listed below:

December Faculty Lunch-Friday, December 7: Executive Presence
January Faculty Lunch-Friday, January 25: Learning To Take Constructive Criticism In Stride
February Faculty Lunch-Friday, February 15: Extreme Productivity - A Review 
March Faculty Lunch-Friday, March 8: Leadership Gems 
April Faculty Lunch-Friday, April 5: Lean In-Book Review 
May Faculty Lunch-Friday, May 10- Year in review
September Faculty Lunch-Friday, September 21: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time 
October Faculy Lunch-Friday, October 12: Speaking With Authority 
November Faculty Lunch-Friday, November 2 : Earning Respect


The presentations for the 2011-2012 academic year are listed below:

September Faculty Lunch- Wednesday, September 14 (12:30-1:30pm) ADVANCEing Faculty Program Year 3
October Faculty Lunch- Thursday, October 6 (12:30-1:30pm) Expectations and Worklife (Im) Balance
November Faculty Lunch- Wednesday, November 9 (12:30-1:30pm) Effective Communication: Motivation, Impact and Being Heard
December Faculty Lunch- Thursday, December 8 (12:30-1:30pm) Getting it All Done- How to Increase Your Productivity
January Faculty Lunch- Thursday, January 19 (12:30-1:30pm) Running a Research Program While Mentoring Graduate Students; O'Neal's Graduate Rules
February Faculty Lunch- Wednesday, February 8 (12:30-1:30pm) Women and Leadership, Self-Confidence and Active Coping
March Faculty Lunch- Friday, March 16 (12:30-1:30pm) Effectiveness and Power
April Faculty Lunch- Wednesday, April 18 (12:30-1:30pm) Negotiation Gym- Exercise and Build your Negotiation Muscles!
May Faculty Lunch- Wednesday, May 9 (12:30-1:30pm) Executive Coaching Program ; Coaching Experience


Presentations from Previous Years (2009, 2010)

Overview of ADVANCEing Faculty Program
Leadership Styles
Networking 101
Networking 102
Successful Strategies for Negotiation Additional web resources on negotiation- (Williams&Valian2003 Tips for Effective NegotiationNegotiation Report)
WorkLife Policies 101
Executive Coaching Program
NSF ADVANCEing Faculty Program Year 1 Review


WEPAN 2012 Conference Negotiation Workshop

Negotiation Basics and Tips From the Trenches

Negotiation Scenario in Department X- Handout-1

Strategies for Successful Negotiation-References

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