Group Title: Faculty Development newsletter
Title: Faculty Development newsletter ; vol. 1 no. 3
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Title: Faculty Development newsletter ; vol. 1 no. 3
Series Title: Faculty Development newsletter
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Language: English
Creator: University of Florida. Office of the Provost.
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Publisher: University of Florida. Office of the Provost
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: July 16, 2008
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Important Dates

August 18, 2008
Grant Writer's Seminar

All new faculty hired since September 1, 2007 are
eligible to attend this great seminar given by Dr.
David Morrisson and Dr. Stephen Russell of Grant
Writer's Seminars and Workshops LLC.
August 19-20, 2008
New Faculty Orientation
The annual new faculty orientation will be held at
Emerson Alumni Hall; for more information check
our website and look for your invitation in early Au-
September 12, 2008
Conversations About Series
Our Conversations About series kicks off the '08-'09
year with our first conversation on September 12th
at Emerson Alumni Hall. Be sure to check your
email for your invitation to see Meggin Mclntosh,
the Productivity Professor, present "I Just Want to
be Whelmed!"
September 30, 2008
Academic Administrators' Seminar Series
Topic: The Fall New Chair Orientation will be held in
Classroom 209 at Emerson Alumni Hall from 8:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m.
October 9, 2008
Academic Administrators' Seminar Series
Topic: Department Chairs and Directors Managing
Human Capital; To be held in President's Room A at
Emerson Alumni Hall from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
October 20, 2008
Conversations About Series
We are pleased to welcome back Gregory Justice
from Virginia Tech. He will present his seminar
"Using Acting Techniques in Teaching."

For more information on all of these events,
please visit the
Faculty Development Website.

Debra Walker King to Serve as
ACE Fellow
Debra Walker King, University of
Florida associate provost for fac-
ulty development, has been se-
lected as a fellow by the American
Council on Education for 2008-
2009. Established in 1965, the
Program is designed to strengthen
1 leadership in higher education.
Dr. King will spend the year focusing on issues im-
portant to UF while working with senior adminis-
trators at her host university.
While she is on leave for the academic year, Angel
Kwolek-Folland will serve as the Provost's Office
representative for Faculty Development.

Visiting Scholars Program

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is
now accepting applications for their 2009-2010
Visiting Scholars Program.

The Academy invites untenured junior faculty and
post-doctoral students who are interested in one
of the 4 core program areas to submit applica-
tions. Those areas are Science and Global Secu-
rity, Social Policy and American Institutions, Hu-
manities and Cultures, and Education. This pro-
gram offers independent research in a private of-
fice with access to Harvard University Libraries.
Additionally, scholars will have the opportunity to
participate in collaborations and conferences. A
stipend of up to $60,000 accompanies this award.

For more information on the program and how to
apply, please visit
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Awards & Recognitions
14 Faculty Members Accepted to Special
Grant Writer's Workshop

At the end of April, 14 faculty members at UF were
selected to participate in a Grant Writer's Workshop
facilitated by Dr. Stephen Russell of Grant Writer's
LLC. Dr. Russell has given two seminars at UF in the
past year and has worked with IFAS and Faculty De-
velopment to offer the more intense, one-on-one

Attendees of the seminars were invited to apply for
the workshop and spent several weeks fine-tuning
pre-proposals which were then evaluated by a com-
mittee including Dr. Russell. From the pool of appli-
cants, 14 faculty members (8 in IFAS and 6 on the
main campus) were selected.

In late May, workshop participants had the opportu-
nity to meet individually with Dr. Russell on campus
to work on their proposals. Revisions will be made
during the course of the summer to prepare for the
official grants' application deadlines this fall.

Faculty Development hopes to offer this opportunity
again next year. In order to be eligible, faculty mem-
bers on the main campus should be new faculty hired
since September 1, 2007 AND must attend the Grant
Writer's Seminar to be held in conjunction with New
Faculty Orientation in August. IFAS faculty should
contact Judy Kite for more information on their eligi-
bility for the workshop.

Congratulations to all those who were accepted into
the workshop.

From IFAS: Kimberly Bohn, Jeremy Edwards, Robin
Giblin-Davis (working with Dorota Porazinska), Ed-
ward Osborne, Elise Pearlstine, Stephanie Richards,
and Shouan Zhang

From the Main Campus: Sixue Chen, Botany; Robert
Cook, Epidemiology; Corene Matyas, Geography;
Timothy Middelkoop, Industrial and Systems Engi-
neering; Carolynn Patten, Physical Therapy; and
Nancy Poehlmann, Smather's Libraries

Featured Person

Dr. Paul D'Anieri
Deon, College of Liberal Arts and
Dr. D'Anieri recently became the
new Dean of the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences. Prior to coming
to UF, he served as the Dean of Hu-
manities at Kansas State University.
* Favorite book: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
by Milan Kundera
* Family: Wife (Laura) 5 kids (Jacey, 20; Courtney,
19; Zachary, 16; Joe, 14; Lily 11); two dogs, two
cats (four siblings, too).
* Mentor/Hero: Too many to pick one, but if I did, it
might be Ted Williams.
* Hobbies: I love to run; I play a bit of soccer and
hockey, and play a bit of guitar.
* Favorite quote: "A foolish consistency is the hob-
goblin of little minds" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
* Favorite vacation spot: Rocky Mountain National
* What you're most looking forward to at UF: Get-
ting to know better people I met very briefly dur-
ing the interview process.
* Favorite Album: "London Calling" by The Clash


If you have questions, comments, sugges-
tions, or submissions for the Faculty Devel-
opment Newsletter, please email them to
us at


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