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2017 Conference of Ford Fellows

"Reclaiming our Truths: Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Challenges in Transforming the Academy"


conference 

National Academy of Sciences (NAS Building) 
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20418

Hotel location

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009


FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

8:00 - 9:00 am Participant Registration

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast by discipline
9:00 - 10:00 am Opening Ceremony
10:00 - 11:00 am Keynote Presentation - Dr. Jorge L. Colón , Professor of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
11:00- 12:30 pm Plenary Presentations on Conference Theme
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 5:00 pm
1:30 - 3:00 pm
One-on-One Meetings with Publishers
One-on-One Advising
1:30 - 2:30 pm Academic Exchange Sessions I:

-History and Literature
-Molecular and Cell Biology
-Ethnic Studies
-Physical Science and Mathematics
-Performance and Ethnomusicology; Art History and Film & Media Studies
-Psychology
-Anthropology
-Disease and Translational Research
-Sociology
2:45 - 3:45 pm Academic Exchange Sessions II:

-Biological and Biomedical Sciences
-Cultural Studies and Gender Studies
-Ecology, Environmental and Evolutionary Sciences
-Education
-Engineering
-Interdisciplinary Social Sciences & Humanities
-Philosophy and Religion
-Political Science and Economics
-Psychology
4:00 - 5:00 pm  Poster Session
5:00 - 6:15 pm Plenary Session: "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Current State of Higher Education in Puerto Rico"
6:30- 8:00 pm Reception

 
Saturday, May 5, 2018

8:00 - 9:15 am Participant Registration and Breakfast by region
9:15 - 9:30 am Announcements and Opening Session
9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote Presentation - Dr. Deborah E. McDowell, Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute and Alice Griffin Professor of African American  Studies, The University of Virginia
10:30 - 12:00 pm Plenary Session: "Truths, News, and Alternative Facts: Making Sense of and Engaging with Media"
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 4:30 pm One-on-One Meetings with Publishers
One-on-One Advising
1:00 - 2:00 pm Special Interest Sessions I :

-Nuts and Bolts of Going on the Job Market: STEM 
-Nuts and Bolts of Going on the Job Market: SS&H
-LGBTQ2 in Academe
-From Dissertation to Book
-Creative Collaborations & Interdisciplinary Research
-Dollars and Sense I: Money Matters in Graduate School
-Dollars and Sense II: Money Matters as an Early Career Scholar
-Dis/Ability Issues in Academe
-Transformative Leadership: Pathways to Advancement
2:15 - 3:15 pm Special Interest Sessions II:

-Take Action – Publishing in STEM
-Publishing in Social Sciences & Humanities
-Complementary Career Paths: Opportunities Beyond the Tenure Track
-Building Community in the Classroom
-Negotiating Career and Personal Wellness
-Community Engagement: Challenges and Opportunities for Research
  and Teaching
-Presumed Incompetent? Gendering the Academic Enterprise
-Writing Successful Grant Proposals: STEM
-Writing Successful Grants: Social Sciences & Humanities
 
3:30 - 4:30 pm Workshops & Jr. Faculty Sessions
-Predoctoral - Life and Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering
-Predoctoral - Social and Behavioral Sciences/Humanities
-Dissertation - Life and Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering
-Dissertation - Social and Behavioral Sciences/Humanities
-Postdoctoral - Life and Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering
-Postdoctoral - Social and Behavioral Sciences/Humanities
-Jr Faculty Success: Demystifying the Tenure Process - Humanities and Qualitative
-Jr Faculty Success: Demystifying the Tenure Process - Sciences and Quantitative
-Adversity Happens: Resilience Strategies for Thriving in the Academy
 

   4:45 pm                                       Closing





 

 

 

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