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Time Management
December 6 2016 at 12:00 PM
The key to time management is realizing you cannot possibly do everything that there is to do; instead, employees must consciously choose how to spend the limited amount of time they have each day to be their most productive. Learning Objectives:  Learn how to use a to-do list and prioritize tasks Recognize barriers to successful performance Identify methods of dealing with distractions and interruptions Learn how to say “no”
Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar for Hypothesis-Driven Research (general audience) – Dec 8, 2016
December 8 2016 at 8:30 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Write Winning Grant Proposals in Hypothesis-Driven Research (general audience held on main campus) – Dec 8, 2016 The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. There will be two incidences of this seminar with similar content, this incidence being on main campus for a more general audience on December 8, 2016 presented by Dr. John Robertson). The fee for seminar materials for either seminar is $75 and may be paid for by personal check made payable to Wayne State University and can be dropped off or mailed to Sarah James, OVPR, 5057 Woodward, Room 6405.2, Detroit, MI 48202 or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. The registration fee is non-refundable. Fall seminar (for a general audience and held main campus) – must register by November 16, 2016: December 8, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. McGregor Memorial Conference Center (495 Gilmour Mall) Winter seminar (for a mainly biomedical audience and held on the medical campus) – must register by February 8, 2017: March 2, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mazurek Education Commons, Margherio Family Conference Center, School of Medicine (320 E. Canfield) Seminar Information: Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served. The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over thirty years. Those attending the seminar should learn, among other things, the following specific points: The three most common reasons that grant applications fail How to develop an irresistible, fundable idea for a grant application How to get the most important aspects of your message up front How to identify the most applicable sources of funding for an idea New-investigator programs, and how to take advantage of them How to assess your competition and benefit from your competitors ideas How to make an application maximally reviewer friendly The review process: mechanics and psychology What reviewers look for first! – next! – and last! Tips on how to write for reviewers with maximal clarity and compelling logic How to deal with changes in application requirements effectively (e.g., NIH) Tips and strategies applicable to writing the specific sections of an application Understanding significance/innovation and transformative research Tips and strategies for competing renewals The NIH application review – interpreting critiques Resubmission of the application (the A1 application) Registration is limited! Registration and requested information needs to be completed by November 16, 2016 for December 8, 2016 seminar and by February 8, 2017 for March 2, 2017 seminar. To REGISTER for either seminar, visit WSU Research Events and select the seminar date. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which version of the workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. Please have your choice ready when you go online to register. Seminar attendees receive one workbook; if you would like more than one version of the workbook, you may order directly from Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. The National Institute of Health edition. Required for all submitting National Institute of Health proposals The National Science Foundation edition. Required for all submitting National Science Foundation proposals The United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture edition. Required for all United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture proposals. Successful Proposals to Any Agency (Applicable to agencies other than National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture) QUESTIONS: Contact Sarah James at or 313-577-8997.
Speed Mentoring
January 26 2017 at 5:00 PM
Scott Hall Cafeteria & Margherio Conference Room
You've probably seen the concept of speed dating on television. Speed mentoring provides you will an opportunity to meet face-to-face with 2 or 3 mentors/senior faculty members for short and focused conversations on career advancement.   On-sight SOM CV format assistance, food, and more will also be provided.  Space is limited!   Once you have RSVP'd please email the most recent version of your CV to Fadi Jirjees at  All CVs must be received by Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 
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Teaching Grid

Teaching data for three years is requested.  Document teaching for each year on a separate grid. In addition to documenting teaching at Wayne State University, you may include teaching at other institutions.

List types of teaching activities in the teaching grid according to effort, from most to least. Consider the following categories:

  • Lectures
  • Small-group interactive instruction
  • Clinical bedside instruction
  • Clinical procedure instruction
  • Clinical ambulatory instruction
  • Laboratory precepting
  • Online instruction
  • Mentoring/advising (Indicate number of mentees and time commitment for each: medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, others)
  • Essays/Theses/Dissertations directed
  • List students by name, level, title of project.
  • Visiting Professor/Lecturer (e.g., invited short courses or lectures plus interactions with students/trainees)
  • Other

The last column of the grid should include summary evaluation data or other evaluative or outcome data. Do not submit actual teaching evaluations with your grid, but include meaningful comments from learner evaluations as instructed at the bottom of the grid.

Next, describe your activities in curriculum development and administration of teaching, such as:

  • Course/curriculum development and instructional design/development
  • Departmental or school educational administration
  • Educational committees or task forces (local, regional, national/international)
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Sample Teaching Grid