Professional Development Activities

These meetings focus on enhancing academic skills and occur 6 times per quarter and cover topics related to job searches, management, leadership, research ethics and cultural competence.


Fall 2017

Thursdays                       4 - 7 PM       MTF 175                                                                                     

IRACDA Writing Support Group Meeting

Will meet bi-weekly on opposite weeks of IRACDA Professional Development Meetings

Session leader: Eillen Tecle

October 5, 2017             3 - 6 PM        BRF 2A03

IRACDA Fall Retreat: More Effective Research Mentoring: Shared Responsibility, mutual design, and pivotal for success of junior faculty.

Speaker: Rick McGee, Ph.D. Northwestern University

Introduction: Angie Hernandez-Carrerto

October 12, 2017            3 - 5 PM        BRF 2A03

General Meeting- Orientation and Discussion of program structure, teaching mentoring.

Discussion Leaders: JoAnn Trejo and Stacy Ochoa

October 19, 2017          3 - 5 PM        BRF 2A03

Workshop:“Networking: Making it Meaningful and Building Opportunities

Guest Speaker: Lisa Gates, Ph.D. San Diego State University

Introduction: Allison Songstad

November 2, 2017        3 - 5 PM        BRF 2A03

Workshop: How to give a chalk talk?

Guest Speaker: Richard Danneman, Ph.D. University of California San Diego

Introduction: Jeremiah Keyes

November 16, 2017        3 - 5 PM        BRF 2A03

Workshop: Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Workshop

Guest Speaker: Kathy Rippy, M.S., The Centre for Organization Effectiveness

Introduction: Tony D. Davis

November 30, 2017        3 - 5 PM        BRF 2A03

Book Club: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Discussion Leaders: Olivia Molinar and Anel Lizcano

December 14, 2017      3 - 5 PM        BRF 2A03

Workshop: Mock Interviews- Jeremiah Keyes, Morgan Mouchka and John Lapek

Special Guests: William Joiner, Ph.D. University of California San Diego, Perla Myers, Ph.D. University of San Diego, Thomas Spady, Ph.D. California State University San Marcos

Moderators: Jessica Sowa, Angie Hernandez-Carretero


Summer 2018

July 15- July 17, 2018

National IRACDA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

June - August , 2018

IRACDA- City College SURF Program

August - September, 2018

Grant Writing Course, 6-8 weeks for selected 2nd and 3rd year fellows