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What is speed mentoring? Yes, you're right, it resembles speed dating. Faculty are arrayed in a room; depending on the venue chosen, students, postdocs, or junior faculty go from faculty to faculty and offer some short document such as a CV or one-page specific aims page as a focus for discussion." The page includes event descriptions and assessment.
SEEDS sponsors a Distinguished Lecturer each year, for EACH of the four science schools. These lectureships bring prominent women and other underrepresented minority scientists to UM and thereby provide role models and professional networking opportunities for all our faculty and students, men and women.
This webpage is a collection of news articles related to the SEEDS program being in the news.
In the sponsored mentors program, SEEDS sponsors a mentoring event with speakers that others have invited to give research seminars, who has an interest and credentials in career development issues.
This webpage describes the initiatives offered by the SEEDS program. These include a climate survey, networking opportunities, career workshops, leadership awards, interactive theatre and several mentoring programs.
The SEEDS "You Choose" program makes several annual awards of $2,500 each. The competition targets tenure track and research track faculty, to support activities designed to improve the environment for the career satisfaction and success of a diverse faculty.
This webpage describes workshops offered, including one on writing and one on navigating the NIH system.
Several possibilities for getting involved are identified, including contact people to help you. Do note that you are encouraged to focus your efforts: the purpose of SEEDS is not to add unduly to your administrative burden; the purpose is to make your life better. Please help with those opportunities that interest you.
This webpage is the homepage of the SEEDS program. It has a brief blurb on the front page that gives a history of the program, and notes featured events, featured announcements and a featured joke.
This webpage is a collection of resources such as links to reports, organizations, and societies available at the University of Miami.
Each year (and hopefully in the future, twice each year), SEEDS hosts a UM-wide networking event, featuring a prominent speaker or workshop event. The first UM-wide event, Lunch with the Prez, is described. The next event is scheduled for October, 2009.
A climate survey, based with permission on the survey used at the University of Michigan, has received IRB approval and will soon be available for faculty in basic sciences. The goal of the climate study is to observe how women and men scientists and engineers experience their working environments.
NSF Advance for Women in Science has funded programs for more than a decade, and each awardee has assessed their programs and methods and developed resources that are available online. ”. This page lists the SEEDS Director’s choice of helpful career resources.
Harvard’s Project Implicit uses an online test that helps individuals gain a greater awareness of their own unconscious preferences and beliefs. We often do not express our preferences and beliefs, either because we consider them private or because we are unaware of our own attitudes.
We propose to increase diversity in the scientific workforce of the University of Miami (UM) through our SEEDS (Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success) initiative. Our two main objectives will be: 1) to implement innovative and proven programs for faculty recruitment and retention and 2) to use these to leverage a larger institutional commitment that will assure continuity and permanence of institutional change.
Interactive theatre is a powerful educational tool. One valuable tool for better understanding and dealing with unintended obstacles to career success is through interactive theater. Interactive theatre uses a solid foundation of research on faculty and student experiences to develop and present provocative vignettes that engage the audience in thinking and talking about issues of diversity, pedagogy, and inclusion.
This webpage is a list of readings with descriptions from the UM's Library.
The SEEDS listserve is for all those interested in getting occasional announcements on events and news relevant to SEEDS.