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Professional Development Resources

AS&E Graduate Studies Professional Development

URMC Graduate Studies Professional Development

Courses and workshops on: Professional Ethics and Training; Faculty Development Workshops; Graduate Experience in Science Education; Scientific Writing for Mentors and Their Protégés:

URMC Postdoc Association-River Campus

F.I.R.E. (For Inventors, Researchers, and Entrepreneurs) Series

A regular lecture series designed to educate the university community about the many aspects of Technology Transfer: what it means to be an inventor, what every researcher should know in order to protect potential intellectual property rights, and the complexities of starting a business.

The Future Faculty Initiative

The Future Faculty Initiative offers participants information and insights not traditionally included in their curriculums, aspects of the faculty role including academic career paths, learner-centered teaching, mentoring, learning assessment, diversity, etc. The series also facilitates cross disciplinary interaction as doctoral candidates and post-docs from throughout the University have the opportunity to become acquainted and interact on issues of common interest. These workshops are all about preparing them for a career in academia (job prep, teaching, mentoring, assessment, etc.) Wendi Heinzelman is the ASE contact for the college and is very active in this initiative.

UR Year One

Click directly on the Fall/Spring postcards on the website in order to enlarge them/get the detail for both the social events and the topical programs. The overall structure and timing is the same each year, as listed below

  • President’s Breakfast
  • New Faculty Family Picnic
  • Launching Your Academic Career at Rochester
  • Eastman Community Music School Showcase
  • Process and Perspec­tives on Promotion at the University of Rochester: Advice from Deans and Colleagues
  • How Do People Learn? Research Findings/Teaching Applications
  • Workshops in Teaching Excellence by University of Rochester Excellent Teachers
  • New Faculty Artist Concert & Dinner at Max of Eastman Place
  • When a Student Is Troubled or Troubling: Sources of Support and Assistance
  • Faculty Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery

CIRTL project

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF center for learning and teaching in higher education. CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a nationwide faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers. CIRTL's goal is to improve undergraduate learning at every college and university, and thereby to increase diversity especially in STEM fields and the STEM literacy of the nation.

Leadership in Education

Leadership in Education programs usually fit into one of the following three categories:

  • Lunchtime seminars that focus on modern ideas about the ways that students learn (e.g., constructivism, motivation, metacognition, student-centered teaching, etc)
  • Cooperation with departments to invite outside speakers to give colloquia on their discipline-based education research. These speakers also meet at lunchtime with students and faculty for informal discussions of their work.
  • Cooperation with the Center for Workshop Education and the Associate Dean for Faculty Development--Medical Education to organize a University-wide "Sharing of Innovations in Education" for faculty, staff, graduate students, Postdoctoral Associates, and residents. The first programs were presented in 2008 and 2009 for approximately 70 participants. In 2009, speakers from the SMD and Eastman School of Music faculty gave brief presentations about their experiences with UR and Carnegie fellowships for faculty development and set the stage for broader discussions of the topic with the audience. We intend to continue this program on an annual basis.

University of Rochester CAREER Center

The Center provides career and internship planning, coaching, programming and academically linked career counseling, as well as employer relations services and graduate and professional school advising for students and alumni. There is a Career Center weekly seminar series.

  • Career Inventories, Goal Setting Seminars, and Goal Articulation Counseling
    Academically Linked Career and Internship Counseling and Advising
  • Individual Internship and Job Search Coaching
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and Networking Note Critiquing and Interview Skills Training
  • Hyman Goldberg Career Resource Library
  • On-campus schedules for Internship and Post-baccalaureate Opportunities
  • Web-Based Links to Goal Setting, Internship and Job Search, Graduate School, and Gap Year Resources
  • Web-accessible Internship and Post-baccalaureate Postings
  • Reach Funds for Unpaid Summer Internships
  • On and Off-campus University and Consortia Recruiting and Networking Events and Programs
  • Graduate, Professional School and Post-baccalaureate Continuing Education Advising
  • Counseling, Resources (including RCAN and LinkedIn) and Events to Support Student-to-Alumni Networking
  • Advising for Credit Bearing, Fee-Based and Other Comprehensive Experiential Programs

Human Resources Training

Offer a variety of courses for employees at UR on Diversity Training, Effective Communication, time management, leadership and supervision, presentation skills, understanding generational differences in the workplace, working in a harassment-free environment, etc. HR also provides the course Strong Leadership.

Specifically for Diversity

Center for Research Computing

Every third Friday of the month, the Center for Integrated Research Computing hosts a research symposium (known as the CIRC Symposium), where faculty, staff, and student researchers convene to learn about research projects utilizing the center's resources, meet potential collaborators, and learn about new technologies and trends in research computing.

CTSI-Research Help

  • Grant writing resources
  • Online portal for webinars on NIH grants-anyone with UR NET ID can attend
  • Multiple resources for faculty and students