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2017 Conference of Ford Fellows

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


conference & Hotel location

Caribe Hilton Hotel
1 San Geronimo Street (1 Calle San Geronimo)
San Juan, PR 00901


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 amParticipant Registration

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast by discipline
9:00 - 10:00 amOpening Ceremony
10:00 - 11:00 amKeynote Presentation - Dr. Jorge Colón , Professor of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
11:00- 12:00 pmPlenary Presentations on Conference Theme
12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 - 4:30 pmOne-on-One Meetings with Publishers
One-on-One Advising
1:00 - 2:00 pmAcademic Exchange Sessions:

-History and Literature
-Molecular and Cell Biology
-Ethnic Studies
-Physical Science and Mathematics
-Performance and Ethnomusicology
-Art History and Film & Media Studies
-Anthropology
-Disease and Translational Research
-Sociology
2:15 - 3:15 pmWorkshops and Jr. Faculty Sessions:

-Predoctoral - Life & Phys Sci, Math & Engineering
-Predoctoral - Social & Behavioral Sciences/Humanities
-Dissertation - Life & Phys Sci, Math & Engineering
-Dissertation - Social & Behavioral Sciences/Humanities
-Postdoctoral - Life & Phys Sci, Math & Engineering
-Postdoctoral - Social Sciences & Humanities
-Jr. Faculty Success: Demystifying the Tenure Process; Humanities & Qualitative
-Jr. Faculty Success: Demystifying the Tenure Process; Sciences & Quantitative
-Thriving in the Academy
3:30 - 4:30 pm Special Interest Sessions:

-Nuts and Bolts of Going on the Job Market - STEM
-Nuts & Bolts of Going on the Job Market - Social Sciences & Humanities
-LGBTQ2 in Academe
-From Dissertation to Book
-Creative Collaborations & Interdisciplinary Research
-Dollars & Sense I: Money Matters in Graduate School
-Dollars & Sense II: Money Matters as an Early Career Scholar
-Dis/Ability Issues in Academe
-Transformative Leadership: Pathways to Advancement
4:45 - 5:45 pmPlenary Session: "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Current State of Higher Education in Puerto Rico"
6:00- 8:00 pmReception and Poster Session

 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 amBreakfast by region
9:00 - 9:15 amAnnouncements and Opening Session
9:15 - 10:15 amKeynote Presentation - Dr. Deborah McDowell, Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute and Alice Griffin Professor of African American  Studies, The University of Virginia
10:30 - 12:00 pmPlenary Session: "Truths, News, and Alternative Facts: Making Sense of Engaging with Media"
12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 - 3:15 pmOne-on-One Meetings with Publishers
One-on-One Advising
1:00 - 2:00 pmAcademic Exchange Sessions:

-Ecology, Environmental and Evolutionary Sciences
-Political Science and Economics
-Education
-Philosophy and Religion
-Cultural Studies and Gender Studies
-Engineering
-Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities
-Psychology
-Communication and Linguistics
2:15 - 3:15 pmSpecial Interest Sessions:

-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 pmClosing Session





 

 

 

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