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Postdoc Academic Chats 2015-16


From Postdoctoral Scholars to Your First Years as a Professor: The Strategies You Need to Get There

Recognizing the uniqueness of the postdoc experience, the Postdoc Academic Chats are monthly lunch-time seminars for postdocs across the University who are considering academic careers. These sessions are led by Dr. Rick Reis.

Please note:

Sessions: September | October | November | January | February | March | April | May | June

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Academic Chats Schedule for 2015-16
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bullet 09/22/15

Topic:

Negotiating Strategies to Get the Resources You Need as a New Faculty Member

Guest(s):

Suzanne Pfeffer, Professor, BioChemistry, pfeffer@stanford.edu

Stephanie K. Eberle, Director, SOM Career Center, seberle@stanford.edu

Description:
Negotiating the right start-up package is not like buying a house or car where you don't expect to have a long-term relationship with the seller. It is about getting the resources you need to be successful in an environment with what could well be life-time colleagues. Some great tips on how to do this will be discussed with two professional guests who have been on both sides of the negotiating table.
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Clark S360
Reading: Download HERE
Registration: To register, click HERE
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bullet 10/20/15

Topic:

Generating Research Ideas Most Likely to Lead to Funding

Guest(s): Matthew Porteus, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, mporteus@stanford.edu
Description:
Identifying a compelling and doable problem is the key to generating the funding you need. Two professional guests with considerable experience doing just that will discuss their ideas and suggestions.
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Medical School Office Building, Room 140
Reading: Download HERE
Registration: To register, click HERE
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bullet 11/17/15

Topic:

Managing A Research Program - Insights For Beginners

Guest(s):

Christopher Lowe, Associate Professor, Biology, clowe@stanford.edu

Marco Pavone, Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, pavone@stanford.edu

Description:
Managing your own research program is a huge step for beginning professors. What can you learn and do now as a postdoc that will help you start out right in your first academic position? Insights from our two professional guests will be very helpful in this regard.
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Clark S360
Reading: Download HERE
Registration: To register, click HERE
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bullet 01/19/16

Topic:

Designing Your First New Course

Guest(s):

Rita Popat, Clinical Assistant Professor, Health and Research Policy - Epidemiology, rpopat@stanford.edu

Russell Fernald, Professor, Human Biology, rfernald@stanford.edu

Description:

There are time-tested processes that can help you most effectively design a new course and we will look at several of these with two professional guests that have done it themselves many times and who have also taught workshops on the important lessons they have learned.

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Medical School Office Building, Room 140
Reading: Download HERE
Registration: To register, click HERE
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bullet 02/16/16

Topic:

Blended Learning - What's all the Hype About?

Guest(s):

Candace Thille, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, cthille@stanford.edu

Mariatte C. Denman, Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, mdenman@stanford.edu

Description:
Blended learning courses are those in which a significant amount of seat time, that is, time spent in the classroom, is replaced with online activities that involve students in meeting course objectives. We will discuss this important new trend and its implications for you as a beginning professor.
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Medical School Office Building, Room 140
Reading: Download HERE
Registration: To register, click HERE
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bullet 03/15/16

Topic:

Keys to Effective Online Learning

Guest(s):

John Mitchell, Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor, School of Engineering; Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning; Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering, and of Education, mitchell@cs.stanford.edu

Tiffany Lieuw, Academic Technology Specialist, Stanford Introductory Studies, tlieuw@stanford.edu

Description:
Online teaching is something most professors now do or will do so shortly. What are the keys to doing this effectively and what are the pitfalls to avoid? Our two guests with considerable experiences in this area will help us examine the keys to effective online teaching.
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Medical School Office Building, Room 140
Reading: Download HERE
Registration: To register, click HERE
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bullet 04/12/16

Topic:

Teaching at a Community College

Guest(s):

Bernadine Fong, Director of Leadership Initiatives & Special Projects, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, bcfong@stanford.edu

Mallory Barkdull, PhD Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering mailto:mbarkdu@stanford.edu

 

Description:

Traditionally Ph.D.s and postdocs have not considered community college positions because of the perceived lower prestige, little or no research opportunities, higher teaching commitments, less selective students, and so on. However, for some Ph.D.s and postdocs, teaching at a community college may just be the right ticket to a satisfying and rewarding faculty career.
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Medical School Office Building, Room 140
Reading: Download HERE
Registration: To register, click HERE
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bullet 05/17/16

Topic:

Teaching in the CSU (California State University) System

Guest(s):

Ron Rogers, Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences at SJSU

Tim Wiser, PhD Student, PFP Program

Description:
TBA
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Medical School Office Building, Room 140
Reading: Download HERE
Registration: To register, click HERE
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bullet 06/07/16

Topic:

Teaching at a Liberal Arts College or University

Guest(s):

Dariush Rafinejad, Professor, Presidio Graduate School, SF

Joy Fairfield, PhD Student and future Faculty Member at Rhodes College

Description:
TBA
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Medical School Office Building, Room 303
Reading: Download HERE
Registration: To register, click HERE

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