Assistant Professors’ Community (APC)

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The Assistant Professors’ Community is an informal discussion group open to all faculty, with a special emphasis on issues of importance to assistant professors. The learning community meets approximately three times each semester to discuss topics related to teaching, research, and faculty life. It provides an informal setting to meet other faculty and discuss issues of common interest to those who are teaching, conducting research, and working toward tenure. The intent is to enhance faculty experience and provide an ongoing discussion group for faculty working toward promotion or tenure. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of faculty experience and help make connections with people in many different spheres of the university.

 

To Register

Please register on theOffice of Faculty Development (OFD) Event Registration Form for upcoming APC meetings! Bottled water and cookies will be provided.

2013-14

Tuesday, September 24, 2013. What is your job as an assistant professor? What are all the elements you need to learn?

 

Tuesday, September  24, 201312:25-1:15 pm, 100 Winslow Hall: What is your job as an assistant professor? What are all the elements you need to learn? 

Panelists

    • Joy Gaston Gayles, Associate Professor, Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education
    • Wesley Henderson, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Brad Kirkman, Professor and Head, Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Walter Robinson, Professor and Head, Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Tuesday, October 22, 2013. External mentors: The benefits and practicalities

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:25-1:15,  Conger Room, 2024 Biltmore Hall: External mentors – The benefits and practical issues

Panelists:

  • Rich Spontak, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Mary Ann Danowitz, Professor and Head, Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education
  • Eric Laber, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics

Friday, November 22, 2013. Making effective use of your start-up package and internal grant funds

Friday, November 22, 2013, 12:25-1:15, 1911 Building Room 129: Making effective use of your start-up package and internal grant funds

Panelists:

  • Willa Casstevens, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work
  • Kenan Gundogdu, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
  • Christine McGahan, Professor and Head, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences
  • Xiangwu Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science  

Friday, January 24, 2014. Panel of Recently Promoted Associate Professors

Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:25-1:15, Hunt Library Fishbowl, Panel of Recently Promoted Associate Professors

Panelists:

  • Michael Dickey, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Melissa Pasquinelli, Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
  • Anne McLoughlin, Psychology 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Dealing with Perfectionism

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 12:25-1:15, Park Shops 211D, Dealing with Perfectionism

Presenter: Angel Bowers, NCSU Counseling Center 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Why, When and How to Say No

CANCELLED: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 12:25-1:15, OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall), Why, When and How to Say No

Panelists:

  • Joy Gayles, Associate Professor of Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education
  • Chris Gould, Head, Biological Sciences
  • Amy Grunden, Professor of Microbiology

Past Workshops

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

  • August 2009: Panel of Outstanding Teachers: What Do You Do to Start the Semester Off Right?
  • October 2009: Tactics for Getting Grants Funded Beyond the Technical Content
  • November 2009: Preparing a Dossier
  • January 2010: Panel of Representatives of College RPT Committees
  • February 2010: Balancing Research and Writing Time with Other Responsibilities
  • April 2010: Effective Networking – Strategies for Approaching People and Selling your Capabilities/Ideas

2008-09

  • September 2008: Getting Started on a Research Project
  • October 7, 2008: Where to Find Help, Answers to Questions
  • October 31, 2008: Writing “Broader Impact” Sections of Grant Proposals
  • February 6, 2009: Meet with Representatives of College RPT Committees
  • March 12, 2009: How to Review a Paper
  • April 7, 2009: Annual Reports and Dossiers

2007-08

  • September 2007: Working together: collaboration in academia
  • October 2007: Grantsmanship
  • November 2007: Directing graduate student research
  • January 2008:The Promotion and Tenure Process: A Discussion with Chairs of College Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committees
  • February 2008: When to Say Yes, How to Say No
  • March 2008: Managing Classes, Proposals, Graduate Students

2006-07

  • September 2006: Pacing a Presentation for High Impact
  • November 2006: Focusing Your Research – Getting a Research Program Going
  • February 2007: What Can the Library Do for You?
  • March 2007: The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation
  • April 2007: Developing graduate research problems

The Advisory Board

  • Alper Bozkurt, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Betsy Brown, Office of Faculty Development
  • Michael Dickey, Chemical Engineering
  • Joy Gayles, Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education
  • Christine Grant, College of Engineering
  • Steffen Heber, Bioinformatics
  • Hoon Joo Lee, Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management
  • Terri Long, Plant Biology
  • Marce Lorenzen, Entomology
  • Jim Martin, Chemistry
  • Melissa Pasquinelli, Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
  • Pradip Pramanik, Proposal Development Unit
  • Roderick Rejesus, Agriculture and Resource Economics

Previous Advisory Board members

  • Nancy Fire, Office of Faculty Development
  • Janice Wells, Social Work
  • Colleen Wiessner, Adult Education
  • Tao Xie, Computer Science

 

If you would like to serve on the Advisory Board, please contact Marcia Gumpertz.

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