Carnegie Mellon University

Early Career Faculty Development Seminars

Early Career Faculty Development Seminars are offered during the fall and spring semesters to provide beneficial information and to encourage professional development. The dates and times for the 2018-2019 Academic Year will be listed below. Refreshments will be provided at all seminars. Short summaries and more information will be available closer to the start of the Fall semester. Recordings of previously offered seminars are available to those with an Andrew ID. If you would like to attend, please RSVP below.

AY 2018-2019 Development Seminars

Social Networks

Presented by Brandy Aven, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory.

DateNov 14, 2018 at 12:00-1:00pm
LocationPake Room, 2nd Floor CUC
Please RVSP here.

Social networks are essential for gaining information, social support, and are also fonts for innovation. Yet, scholars neglect to understand their social networks and do not foster them in such a way that will benefit themselves and others. In fact, the idea of networking makes us feel dirty (Casciaro, Gino, & Kouchaki, 2014). This discussion will introduce you to the range of benefits that your social network can provide, explain how networks can enhance your opportunities, productivity, and innovativeness.  We will end with ideas on how to network smarter not smarmier.

Casciaro, T., Gino, F., & Kouchaki, M. (2014). The Contaminating Effects of Building Instrumental Ties: How Networking Can Make Us Feel Dirty. Administrative Science Quarterly, 1–31.

A light lunch will be provided.

ULS: Unleashing Your Inner Maker

Roboticist and researcher Daniela Rus leads a lecture on the creation of robots customized to specific tasks and gaps to be addressed to achieve this. A reception will follow the lecture.

Date: Nov 29, 2018 at 4:30pm
Location: Simmons Auditorium A, Floor 1, Tepper Building

Faculty Development Party

Meet and greet with colleagues and enjoy some food and drinks.

Date: Feb 21, 2019 at 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Danforth Lounge, 2nd Floor CUC

2017-2018 Seminar Recordings

Recordings of past seminars are available to view. You must have an Andrew ID to log in and view.