Re-Orientation Schedule

February 7, 2020 at 8:15am – 4:30pm
Burkle Building at 1021 N. Dartmouth Ave. Claremont, CA 91711

8:15–8:55 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00–9:15 Introduction

Diane Chase, Vice President of Academic Innovation, Student Success and Strategic Initiatives

9:15 – 10:45 Strategies for Moving from Coursework to Completion

Moderator: Marcus Weakley , Matthew Bowman (SAH), Christopher Krewson (DPE), Chinazunwa Uwaoma (CISAT), Nadine Chan (SAH)

10:45–11:00 Break

11:00–12:00 Negotiating Progress Upward and Inward

Jeremy Hunter, Associate Professor of Practice
Michelle Bligh, Dean of the School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation

12:00–1:00 Lunch

Talk to Program Coordinator, Faculty and your peers

1:00-1:45 Concurrent Sessions: Doing the Dissertation

Preparing for Quals and Portfolio – Marcus Weakley, Center for Writing & Rhetoric Director
Organizing Research: Tools and Strategies – Shamini Dias, Preparing Future Faculty Director & Shelby Lamar, Preparing Future Faculty Asst. Director

1:45-2:00 Break

2:00-2:45 Concurrent Sessions: Beyond the Dissertation

Career Planning Strategies – Christine Kelly, Career Development Director & Michael Sacoto, Career Development Asst. Director
Creating Your Academic Brand – Andrew Vosko, Associate Provost and Transdisciplinary Studies Director & SheriAnn Simpson, International Scholars Director

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Designing Your Timeline for Completion

Imagine PhD tour – Christine Kelly, Career Development Director & Shamini Dias, Preparing Future Faculty Director

4:00-4:30 Letter to Future Self and Closing Remarks

Close and Looking Ahead – Shamini Dias, Preparing Future Faculty Director
Writing & Study Groups – Marcus Weakley, Center for Writing & Rhetoric Director


Christine Kelly • 909.607.2532
Christine.Kelly@cgu.edu • Suite 130 Burkle Building