Finalist Larry Behan, vice president of administration and finance at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, will participate in an open forum. The vice president of operations and finance oversees the Adams Event Center, Business Services, Data (Institutional Research), Facilities Services, Fiscal Affairs and Budget, Human Resource Services and the UM Police Department.
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM is once again offering UM faculty members support in Asian-related research through the Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund.
Each fall and spring semester, the generous support of Akira Yamaguchi allows the University to offer between $500 and $1,000 to faculty from any department or school for Asian studies research and curriculum development related to Asia. Past awards have been given to faculty from history and political science, communications, sociology and anthropology. Supported activities include research-related travel, scholarly publications, conference participation and essential research materials.
Preference is given to full-time, pre-tenure faculty members, although other faculty will be considered.
Interested faculty should submit a two-page proposal detailing the cost breakdown for and nature of their request, and also explain the impact the support will have on their research or teaching. The proposal must include a letter from a colleague in the field who is familiar with the applicant’s work and able to assess the merits of the research.
The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 26, and awards will be announced in early December. Applications can be submitted to Caitlin Sager, Mansfield Center administrative assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finalist Jim Jackson, assistant vice president of facilities maintenance and operations at Nebraska University and assistant vice chancellor of facilities maintenance and operations at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, will participate in an open forum. The vice president of operations and finance oversees the Adams Event Center, Business Services, Data (Institutional Research), Facilities Services, Fiscal Affairs and Budget, Human Resource Services and the UM Police Department.
Finalist Paul Lasiter, former vice president of finance and debt capital markets at Pepperdine University, will participate in an open forum. The vice president of operations and finance oversees the Adams Event Center, Business Services, Data (Institutional Research), Facilities Services, Fiscal Affairs and Budget, Human Resource Services and the UM Police Department.
Full-time faculty members at UM are invited to apply for the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics’ NIH CoBRE research project grants. The work of the CBSD is supported by the National Institutes of General Medical Science IdeA program, as a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE).
The grants support researchers who conduct interdisciplinary research in the biomedical sciences that incorporate biophysical and molecular-structural approaches.
Letters of intent are due on Dec. 3. If invited to apply, the application due date is March 15, 2019. Funding for two CBSD CoBRE project investigators will become available Aug. 1, 2019.
The grants will provide $150,000 per annum in direct costs for up to two years. Applications must describe a research project that fits well with the scientific theme of the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics CoBRE.
This competition is open to all full-time UM faculty members. New and early-stage investigators are encouraged to apply.
For more information regarding this award, and to obtain instructions for submitting a letter of intent, email Sara Jestrab, CBSD program coordinator, at email@example.com.
Purpose: To share undergraduate student successes in helping faculty infuse active learning into their STEM teaching across campus this fall.
For the past six years, we have implemented a Learning Assistants Become Teachers NSF Noyce grant on our campus. Two of the major goals of the grant were to improve the quality of education for both Noyce scholars and undergraduate students in targeted mathematics and science courses by using Noyce scholars as Learning Assistants (peer mentors using supportive teaching strategies); and to establish a culture at UM that engages faculty, graduate students and undergraduates in the learning of mathematics and science content through research-based teaching.
As the grant officially ends this semester, we desire to open these opportunities to the entire campus, encouraging all faculty to become more proficient in active learning strategies, to take advantage of those with experience across campus. We hope you will attend this poster session, ask Learning Assistants for information about the program, ways they benefited as a student, and ways they see the program was a benefit to learners in the courses they served as a Learning Assistant.