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PROF-it teams up with Goucher Prison Education Partnership – Session: Fri., Oct. 4, 2013

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and the PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) Program at UMBC are connecting with the Goucher Prison Education Partnership. This partnership will provide opportunities for graduate students or postdocs  to engage in community-based teaching initiatives.   Amy Roza, Director of the Goucher Prison Education Partnership, will come to the PROF-it “Brown Bag” seminar on: Friday, October […]

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Transitioning from Industry to Academia: Advice for Young PhDs (By, Dr. Sujata Bhatia)

      Guest Blogger: Dr. Sujata Bhatia, Harvard University: On August 16-17, 2013, I had the distinct honor of attending the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute as a Distinguished Guest Speaker.  A question that arose from young PhDs during each of my mentoring sessions was, “How did you manage the […]

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Apply now for the annual SREB Conference. Oct. 31- Nov. 3, 2013. Deadline: August 31.

It’s time for the 2013 SREB Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, Compact for Faculty Diversity! PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP has been invited to nominate scholars for the upcoming SREB Conference. Read about our SREB trips to: Atlanta 2011: Tampa 2012: YOU have a chance to attend in 2013 , but PROMISE has to nominate you.  Here […]

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2012 SREB Compact for Faculty Diversity – Conference for Graduate Students, Postdocs and Jr. Faculty

The 2012 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute for Teaching and Mentoring will be held in Tampa, Florida, Thursday, October 25- Sunday, October 28. Several of the PROMISE mentors have led sessions at the SREB conference in the past, including Dr. Johnetta Davis (Founding Co-PI for PROMISE at UM College Park), Dr. […]

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Postdoctoral Positions, e.g., USM PROMISE AGEP, UMBC Faculty Diversity

NEW! University System of Maryland Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline, June 15, 2014 ——————————————————————————————– The application period for the 2013-2015 UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity, described below, has closed. A new application for 2015-2017 is expected to be available in the Fall of 2014. The information below remains visible for reference, and to inform future applicants […]

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Annual PROMISE Summer Success Institute: August 17-18, 2012 @ UMBC & The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

2012 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) Theme: Pathways to Success Registration Website (Click here for additional information about SSI attire, venue, directions, parking, and transportation.) ____________________________________________________________________________________ Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 17-18, 2012 ___________________________________________________________________________________ Features: PROMISE Orientation (For New/Incoming graduate students) Friday, 8/17, 9:00 AM Location: UMBC AOK Library, 7th Floor (NEW Location) The “Success Equation” (All […]

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Advanced PhD Students: Apply for the “Academy for Future Science Faculty”

CURRENT U.S. PhD students who are ~12-18 months from completion:  PROMISE asks you to apply. This is an initiative that is going out to all AGEPs across the nation. The Academy for Future Science Faculty Group II – Advanced Stage PhD Students Get a BIG head-start on the next critical step toward an academic career! […]

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Got S.W.A.G.? (Secrets to Winning in Academia’s Game) Workshop – Friday, 3/30/12

Dr. Raheem Beyah and Dr. William Robinson, 2011 PROMISE SSI Mentors-in-Residence, will present their annual “Got S.W.A.G.?” workshop for advanced Ph.D. students, postdocs, and assistant professors, at the 2012 National Convention for the National Society of Black Engineers on Friday, 3/30/12.  Dr. Beyah and Dr. Robinson were former graduate students in the NSF FACES AGEP […]

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15 Things to Consider as You Prepare for Your Faculty Interview

During the August 2010 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI), Dr. Philip Rous, then Dean of UMBC’s College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (current Interim Provost and PI for the PROMISE AGEP), shared “secrets” behind applying for faculty positions.  Dr. Rous  provided information regarding how to prepare for the interview, what to expect during the interview, and […]

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Join the PROMISE blogs and websites for up-to-date information. 55,000 hits & 2,300 comments strong on the DH!

We have a number of online resources for students to receive information. In addition to this main website for PROMISE which launched this past summer (5,000+ hits),  we have an active Dissertation House website (18,000+ hits, 2300+ comments), an intranet site through MyUMBC (300+ members), a site that regularly lists all of the PROMISE Seminars & […]

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