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Instruction in Proposal Writing
November 28 2017 at 8:30 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center (495 Gilmour Mall) conference
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a full day research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring the cost to bring AtKisson Training Group to campus. There will be two incidences of this seminar with similar content and the same presenter, one on main campus (November 28, 2017) and one on medical campus (March 7, 2018). Both seminars will be presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson of AtKisson Training Group. Instruction in Proposal Writing – must register by November 16, 2017: November 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. McGregor Memorial Conference Center (495 Gilmour Mall) conference room J Seminar Information: Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served. This session will combine lecture format and engagement activities, and will be customized based on potential funding targets indicated by registrants. This full day session is designed to convey the fundamentals of proposal writing, with concepts backed up with concrete tips and operational strategies. A combination of didactic presentation, “in-classroom flipped classroom”, and audience participation to engage participants will be used throughout the day. Targeted learning outcomes include understanding of the preparation steps before writing, techniques for creating a strong argument for the proposed project, techniques for communicating the approach clearly, and understanding how these techniques connect to the process by which a grant proposal is reviewed. This will be a fairly broad-based training, with some emphasis on key agencies determined by registrant interest. Integrated into the session will be ways to make the proposal process part of the everyday academic process, and to strategically plan for longer-term funding. Registration is limited! Registration and requested information needs to be completed by November 13, 2017 for the seminar on November 28, 2017. The Office of the Vice President for Research is covering the full costs for the seminar and refreshments. Registrants must be nominated by a university official – department chair for faculty members, faculty researcher for postdoctoral fellows, and graduate advisor for graduate students. Please provide the name and email of your nominating official at the time of registration.  
Stress Here, Stress There, Stress Everywhere!
November 28 2017 at 3:00 PM
Stress has a hefty price tag for employers. Billions of dollars are spent annually dealing with employee absenteeism, turnover, low morale and losses in productivity. While stress is a normal part of our lives, excessive stress can have a devastating effect at both work and home. Give your employees the tools they need to manage stress in a healthy way, reducing workplace issues and improving their overall quality of life.
Workshop: How to Use COS Pivot to Search for External Funding
November 30 2017 at 1:00 PM
Undergraduate Library
Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, a searchable funding opportunities and expertise database. It is available to all WSU faculty, staff and students, who may register for free.  Faculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help find funding to support your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. COS Pivot Quick Start Guide This training seminar will take place Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m. Undergraduate Library Room 3150 This event is free, but registration is required! 
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Stanford Faculty Development Program in Medical Teaching

The Stanford Faculty Development Program in Medical Teaching is a longstanding nationally-recognized teaching improvement effort. Since 2007, the School of Medicine has invited teaching faculty members to participate in this intensive faculty development program to help faculty enhance versatility in teaching, better analyze and improve teaching encounters, and engage in collegial discussions about approaches to teaching. The course is held on the WSU SOM campus and is facilitated by an instructor who has been trained at the Stanford Faculty Development Center. To learn more about this course, visit the Stanford Faculty Development Center website:

The SOM will offer the Stanford Faculty Development Program in Medical Teaching during Fall, 2014. A call for applications will be issued in Summer, 2014.

Please contact Dr. Linda Roth ( for further information.

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