Institute Workshop Series, Spring 2009





Facilitator(s) and Format


SBIR/STTR Grants & other Collaborations with Incubator Companies

January 25 Presentation 1
Presentation 2


The federal government funds research programs in every agency that are directed to growing small businesses based on technology.  Learn how to participate as a faculty member and find out more about programs specifically designed to match NJIT incubator companies with faculty and student resources.

D. Sebastian and J. Sheft


Academic Integrity - Honor code, cheating and plagiarism

Discussion of academic integrity with two groups of panelists – one with faculty members, and one with students. 

J. Geller; faculty and student panels


Introduction to Intellectual Property

Every piece of research has the potential be become a valuable piece of IP – learn how to protect your inventions and commercialize your success through NJIT.

D. Sebastian and J. Sheft


Adjunct Workshop

Today’s Adjunct Lecturers – What they bring to the classroom, and what they can expect to find there.”  This workshop will include a short introductory presentation and a panel of current NJIT Adjuncts for open discussion.

T. Juliano and panel of adjunct lecturers


Human Subjects Research and the IRB

February 22nd

There are strict regulations pertaining to any research that engages human subjects.  Learn about the oversight and approval process and how it is managed at NJIT.

D. Hall Apgar


Diversity in the workplace

According to IBM VP Nicholas Donofrio, the lack of diversity in the US science and technology workplace is a demographic time bomb that threatens to destroy America’s edge in technological innovation. This workshop explores the statistics behind Donofrio’s claim and shows how they affect NJIT. Participants will work together on a set of realistic classroom case studies designed to help faculty develop inclusive pedagogical tools that maximize student engagement and minimize interpersonal conflict

N. Steffen-Fluhr and P. Bolling


Day in a Life of a Professor/Careers in Academe

What are the expectations for new faculty in a university setting and what are the expectations of the university for these new faculty members.  A panel of junior and senior faculty will discuss issues relating to people starting out in academia.

R. Kane






Finding Grant Opportunities in State and Federal Agencies

Research money is available to faculty members from a variety of governmental programs.  Learn more about the agencies that have made grants to NJIT faculty, and their specific interests.

D. Sebastian and faculty panel


Learning Objectives and Outcomes

Accreditation agencies are requiring demonstration of student acquisition of skills and knowledge of the discipline.  This can be accomplished through a process that effectively uses learning objectives and outcomes to teach and assess student learning.  This process will be described with examples.

H. Kimmel and L. Burr-Alexander


Tips on Proposal Preparation - Pre Award

How to effectively prepare grant proposals –a panel discussion on best practices by some of the more successful faculty members obtaining grants.

D. Sebastian and N. Rubio; faculty panel


Industry and the Doctoral Student

What are the employment opportunities for doctoral students, how to apply, and what are the expectations of industry?  A panel of faculty members who have worked in industry will discuss these issues.

G. Mass and panel of faculty who have worked in industry


The Post Award Process

Congratulations, you have just won a grant award, now the work begins.  Learn strategies for effective project management from project start to final report.

D. Sebastian and N. Rubio


Good Teaching – What works, what doesn't work?

There are numerous books that talk about elements of good teaching and good teaching styles.  A panel of master teachers will discuss what elements works for them, and why. 

R. Rockland and faculty panel


Meeting the media

How to prepare for interviews with the media to help educate the public.  How to get your main message across; what will (and won't) interest the journalist; how to deal with difficult questions

 J. Llewellyn and S. Weinstein