STARS Schedule

STARS Faculty Academy 2022-2023
71 North Partnership Studio
(Founders Memorial Library - Lower Level)

Tentative Schedule 2022-2023

Friday, September 16, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - This session will start at 10:30 a.m. in AL 125t
10 a.m. Introduction to STARS - Research Career Planning and Investigator Readiness
Melani Duffrin, Ph.D., RDN, Professor of Health Sciences, STARS Creator and PI
11:30 a.m. Introduction to STARS community
Invited guest speakers about experiences with STARS
11:45 a.m. Welcome to STARS
Dara Little, Assistant VP for Research and Innovation Partnerships
noon Ideation and Writing Time - Project Rational
Friday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10 a.m. Broader Impacts and Research Identity
Jim Horn, Ph.D., Associate Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry
Amy Jo Clemens, EdD, Director, Center for P-20 Engagement
11:30 a.m. Creating the “Hook”
Melani Duffrin, Ph.D., RDN, Professor of Health Sciences, STARS Creator and PI
11:45 a.m. Welcome to STARS
Jerry Blazey, Ph.D., VP for Research and Sponsored Programs
noon Kan Jam and Plan
Play or watch Kan Jam while discussing research and getting to know your colleagues
Friday, November 18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10 a.m. Ideation – Canvas Model and Pitch Perfect
Luke Sebby, Executive Director, Strategic Advancement
noon Ideation and Writing Time – Pitch
Friday, December 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - This session will be in Holmes - Location TBA
10 a.m. Funding Portfolio Development
Rachel Gordon, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Administration CHHS
11 a.m. The Politics of Higher Education and Funding
Matt Streb, Ph.D., Chief of Staff to the President
11:50 a.m. Bowling with Blazey – Holmes Student Center Bowling Alley – Lower level Bring your Dean, Chair, Mentor, or Friend to bowl with Dara Little and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Jerry Blazey and Matt Streb, our special guest, will be invited to join in bowling across the lanes
Friday, February 3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10 a.m. Politics of Higher Education and Funding - Continued
Anna Quider, Assistant VP for Federal Relations
10:45 a.m. Experienced Perspectives on Relationship Building and Specific Aims
Invited guest speakers discuss approaches to relationship building and specific aims
Rachel Gordon, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, CHHS
Barrie Bode, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of COVID-19 Facilities
noon While Elephant
Regift your best-worst holiday or another present. It doesn’t have to be anything special or expensive. Just something that would be fun or someone else might treasure.  If you don’t have anything, it is always fun to look in antique shops or clearance racks for the “what were they thinking?” items.  Wrap your gift with no name on it and toss it in the gift exchange mix for some White Elephant fun!  If you forget a gift, no worries, there will be plenty of extras so you can still join the fun.
Friday, February 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10 a.m. Utilizing the Arts in Grantsmanship
Paul Kassel, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts
11 a.m. Marketing and Media Matters
Joe King, Associate Director and Tom Parisi, Media Relations Specialist, Inst. Communications
Holly Nicholson, Assistant Director of Web Communications
noon Practice Time
Friday, March 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10 a.m.

Budget Decision-Making Overview
Donna Martin, Associate Director of Preaward

10:45 a.m. Human Resources, Procurement, and Budgeting
Carrie Blackwood Williams, SPA Assistant Director
Pulchratia Lacey, Director of Employment Services
Antoinette Bridges, Procurement Services and Contract Management
Dara Little, Assistant VP for Research and Sponsored Programs
noon Ideation and Writing Time
Friday, April 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10 a.m. Grant Reviews
Chris Duffrin, Professor of Public Health, Benedictine University
11:30 a.m. STARS Wrap-up
Melani Duffrin, Ph.D., RDN, Professor of Health Sciences, STARS Creator and PI
noon STARS Recognition Ceremony – business or business casual attire

You are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Snacks and water are provided. Casual attire.