Do you ever wonder what your faculty expect of you? Have you been given directions or instructions, but wonder what your faculty is asking of you? Do you have questions about what professors are looking for during the dissertation process, or how they interpret performance on comprehensive exams? Do you wonder if your professors are saying x, but really mean y? Professors have expressed that when they say X …, they mean X. Is there a way to listen differently? Is there a way to be sure that you are understanding expectations clearly?
Each year, PROMISE; Maryland’s AGEP and The Graduate School at UMBC host a dinner seminar to allow graduate students to ask questions of faculty. This year, the “When Faculty Say ‘X’ … ” seminar will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 in the first floor lecture hall of Academic IV (The George and Betsy Sherman Building) at UMBC. A full-course dinner will be served.
This is your chance to ask the faculty any questions about expectations, understanding requirements, how they say “no”, how they show their approval, express sentiments using body language, etc. You can ask any and all questions during the seminar, or post questions (anonymously) in advance as a comment on this website.
- Dr. Nagaraj K. Neerchal – Department of Mathematics
- Dr. Christopher Murphy – Department of Psychology
- Dr. Stephen Freeland – Interdisciplinary Studies
- Dr. Tamra Mendelson – Department of Biological Sciences
- Dr. Craig Saper – Program in Language, Literacy, and Culture
- Dr. Charles Eggleton – Department of Mechanical Engineering
- UMBC Students, please RSVP here: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/18932
- Students from other schools, RSVP by commenting here, 1) Name 2) School 3) Department. This seminar is free!
*ALL* students are asked to post questions for faculty here! These can remain anonymous. Faculty will answer your questions at the dinner seminar on Friday, October 11, 2013.
Photo reference: Partial cover image from Steven Strogatz’ The Joy of x — A Guided Tour of Math from One to Infinity, from NY Times Blog “Steven Strogatz and The Joy of x” http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/joy-of-x/?_r=0
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