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High Impact Practice (HIP) Bootcamp

Sunday July 15

Welcome and Orientation

Meet the mentors and fellow workshop attendees in a relaxed and casual setting.
5:00-8:00 pm Dinner with cocktails and icebreaker activities

Monday July 16

Teaching

Learn about Comprehensive Universities and focus on best practices for crafting vitae. Hear from Department Chairs stories of rock star versus bad karaoke applicants. Modify vitae in small groups. Receive personalized feedback from mentors. In the evening, dine at a local watering hole, and visit Fresno's only speakeasy.
8:00-8:30 am Coffee and a conversation
8:30-10:00 am

Preview of the week & "University 101"

10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:30 am

Crafting a vita and cover letter

11:30-1:00 pm

Reflection and lunch, short special topic presentations

1:00-3:00 pm

Activity: Vita workshop

Break into 3 groups of 10 each, with 2 mentors per group
Revise and critique vitae, with peer and mentor feedback.

3:00-4:00 pm Panel: Chairs
4:00-5:00 pm Time with mentors or specialists
5:00-8:00 pm Dinner at the Elbow Room
8:00 pm Field trip to "The Library"

Tuesday July 17

Getting the Job

Learn about writing, teaching, and research statements, and practice in small groups responding to typical interview questions posed during an academic job search. Receive personalized feedback from mentors. In the evening, relax with delicious Armenian delicacies then hit a funky beer bar.
8:00-8:30 am Coffee and conversation
8:30-10:00 am

The imposter syndrome

10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:30 am

Writing teaching and research statements

11:30-1:00 pm

Reflection and lunch, short special topic presentations

1:00-3:00 pm

Activity: Job interview in groups of 10

Break into 3 groups of 10 each, with 2 mentors per group
Prepare and practice interviewing for an academic position

3:00-4:00 pm Panel: Mentors
4:00-5:00 pm Time with mentor or specialist
6:00-8:00 pm Dinner at the Mediterranean Restaurant
8:00 pm Field trip to Goldstein's

Wednesday July 18

Keeping the Job: Teaching and Research and Service

Learn best practices for combining teaching and research at a Comprehensive University. Practice describing your research focus in a compelling and convincing manner. Receive personalized feedback from mentors. In the evening, explore Fresno on your own, then rejoin the group for the best ice cream ever.
8:00-8:30 am Coffee and conversation
8:30-10:00 am High Impact Practices (HIP) for STEM teaching
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:30 am

Research at a comprehensive university

11:30-1:00 pm Reflection and lunch, short special topic presentations
1:00-3:00 pm

Activity: Elevator research talk in groups of 10

Break into 3 groups of 10 each, with 2 mentors per group
Give a concise description of your research, learn from others, and receive feedback

3:00-4:00 pm Panel: New Faculty
4:00-5:00 pm Time with mentor or specialist
6:00 pm Dinner on your own
8:00 pm Field trip to Ampersand

Thursday July 19

Keeping the Job: Teaching and Research and Service

Learn about combining teaching, research, and service all together to create a balanced and bountiful life at a Comprehensive University. Practice teaching a concept in STEM. Receive personalized feedback from mentors. In the evening, visit Fresno's finest food trucks in a local nursery, then hit the art scene at Art Hop.
8:00-8:30 am Coffee and conversation
8:30-10:00 am

Grant getting: Preparing competitive grant proposals

10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:30 am

Course Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)

11:30-1:00 pm Reflection and lunch, short special topic presentations
1:00-3:00 pm

Activity: Teaching in groups of 10

Break into groups of 10 each, with 2 mentors per group
Get boots on the ground experience teaching a STEM concept, then receive constructive feedback

3:00-4:00 pm Panel: Students
4:00-5:00 pm Time with mentor or specialist
6:00 pm Dinner at Gazebo Gardens
7:00 pm Field trip to Art Hop

Friday July 20

Wrapping in all Together

Wrap up with a conversation about work-life balance. Take pictures with our famous Victor E. Bulldog III!
8:00-8:30 am Coffee and conversation
8:30-10:00 am Work-life balance panel
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:30 am

Wrap up, thanks, goodbyes, and keep in touches