NEW for Postdocs: Inaugural Postdoctoral "WRITING SUITE"
An opportunity to work on an article, grant, or application
Friday, August 17, 2012 · 9 AM - 5 PM
On Campus : Commons 327
Dear Postdocs at UMBC,
As part of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute, and as an initiative of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at UMBC, we invite all postdocs on campus (all backgrounds, all disciplines) to consider coming to campus on Friday, August 17, 2012 for a "Postdoctoral Writing Suite." Modeled after the PROMISE Dissertation House, the Postdoctoral Writing Suite will provide you with an opportunity to spend some time on an article or manuscript that you are preparing for publication, a grant that you need to submit, or a job application that you need to prepare. In short, it is time away from the library, lab, or department to focus on something that you need to write for your own personal development. Best practices from The Dissertation House show that participants who share goals in a group setting and then have focused time to work on those goals often find that they are able to move closer to completing said goals.
8:30 Breakfast (Commons 331)
9:00 Opening for Postdoctoral Group (Commons 327) (Led by Dr. Judith Pollack)
1:00 Lunch (Skylight Room)
2:00 Option to return to 327 to continue writing
This event (including meals) is free for postdocs. Please login to MyUMBC, and RSVP here (click the "I can attend" button below) and add a comment to mention items that you might work on during the session. We have limited capacity for this session, but hope to have similar sessions on the future. Please join us for this "Inaugural Postdoc Writing Suite!"