WISE@OU is pleased to continue our partnership with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and offer the following STEM-focused workshops this winter semester:
- Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research is an integral part of a faculty member's responsibilities in both teaching and research. In this workshop, WISE@OU will discuss some of the best practices in mentoring student researchers, including how to assist student development while accomplishing your own teaching and research goals, how to set clear expectations for student researchers, how to meet research deadlines and needs, and where to find internal and external funding for students. We encourage junior faculty who are just setting up their research program to attend this seminar, and also invite senior faculty who have served as mentors and advisors to come share their experiences and advice. Lunch will be provided.
- Do you find yourself struggling to balance your academic work and life demands? Are you looking for tips on how to manage it all? Join WISE@OU as we discuss strategies that may help faculty balance the demands of their academic career and home life. This interactive panel discussion will provide faculty with advice to manage the responsibilities of work and life, as well as provide an opportunity for faculty to share experiences and ask questions. We encourage both untenured and tenured faculty to attend this event. Lunch will be provided.
WISE@OU will be presenting at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Conference at Oakland University on February 28, as well as participating at the NSF ADVANCE Program Workshop in March Alexandria, VA.
Click the links below for more information about previous events hosted by WISE@OU.
Videos are included on the webpages for the tenure workshops and AHR session.
Balancing Teaching and Research in STEM (WISE and CETL Workshop) - November 25, 2013
- This event discussed balancing teaching and research in STEM. Experienced faculty members shared their tips and WISE@OU shared university resources that can assist faculty members. Attendees included both tenured and untenured faculty. You can find a recording of this session at the CETL e-Space page.
"Retaining Women in STEM Fields" Webinar - November 4, 2013
- WISE@OU hosted a viewing of the "Retaining Women in STEM Fields" webinar, sponsored by Inside Higher Ed and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The webinar's speaker is Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law and the founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. The webinar explores why women faculty leave science programs and what departments, colleges and universities can do about it. A recording of the webinar and presentations slides can be found on the Inside Higher Ed website at:
Working with a Grant Officer - October 22, 2013
- WISE@OU hosted OU grant officer Bonnie Kwit for a lunchtime question and answer session with recently hired STEM faculty. Notes on working with a grant officer, including helpful tips for preparing your grant application, can be found here.
Mentoring in the STEM Fields (WISE and CETL Workshop) — October 9, 2013
- This event was a discussion about mentoring opportunities for STEM faculty, primarily focusing on the do's and don'ts of being a mentor and strategies for connecting with other faculty. Attendees included both faculty who were interested in being a mentor and those seeking a mentor. You can find a recording of this session at the CETL e-Space page.
Sigma Xi: "Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research at OU: Identifying Strength and Forging Connections" — September 23, 2013
- Drs. Kathleen Moore (Chemistry), Laila Guessous (Mechanical Engineering), and Brad Roth (Physics) facilitated an informal discussion on interdisciplinary research. This event was co-hosted by Sigma Xi and WISE@OU. For more information, visit the Sigma Xi website.
Workshop for STEM Faculty for URC Faculty Research Fellowship Awards — September 13, 2013
- WISE@OU hosted Dorothy Nelson, Vice Provost for Research, and several former University Research Committee (URC) chairs for a discussion on how to approach grant writing for a general audience, as well as diverse outside agencies. The discussion addressed some of the unique challenges facing STEM faculty when writing proposals.
2013 ADVANCE Program Workshop — March 3-5, 2013
Empowering Women in the Global Community: 2012 Oakland Symposium — March 21, 2012