Cohort 2 Schedule

Click each month listed to see a drop-down schedule of events coming up per semester.


Fall 2020 Activities

  • August
    August 18, 2020 - New Faculty & Staff Orientation

    10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  (synchronous online program and virtual information fair)


    Information on this all-day asynchronous and synchronous online university orientation for new faculty and staff can be found here
  • September
    September 9, 2020 Mentor/Mentee Seminars & Workshops 
    3:30-5:30 P.M.

    "Optimizing Mentoring Relationship Kickoff" (with Melissa McDaniels)

    "Optimizing Mentoring Relationship—Mentoring Up Kickoff" (with Melissa McDaniels)

    September 14, 2020 Dean’s Advisory Board on Diversity and Inclusion Meeting
    12:00-1:30 P.M. (with DRADI Cohorts 1 and 2 in attendance)


    September 18, 2020 SSC New Faculty Orientation
    8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

    September 2020 CSS Annual Town Hall Meeting 
    Time/Date TBD
  • October

    October 14, 2020 - Seminar/Workshop
    1:00 P.M.

    -“Optimizing Mentoring Relationships—Mentors and Mentees” (with Melissa McDaniels) 

    October 19, 2020 - Roundtable Discussion
    3:00-4:30 P.M.


    -“Preparing for Academic Careers” (Chairs/Directors of Sociology, Social Work, HDFS, Political Science)

    October 26, 2020 - Seminar/Workshop
    1:00 P.M.


    -"Resources for Success at MSU”

  • November

    November 2020 Seminar/Workshop
    Time/Date TBD

    -“Teaching in the Academy” 

    -Roundtable discussion with award-winning SSC professors

  • December

    December 2020 Seminar/Workshop
    Time/Date TBD 

    -“Research in the Academy”

    -Roundtable discussion with exceptional research faculty 


Spring 2021 Activities

  • January

    January 2021 Learning Lunch 
    Time/Date TBD

    - “Optimizing Mentoring Relationships check in mentors and mentees” (mentors, mentees, and Melissa McDaniels)

  • February

    February 2021-Seminar/Workshop
    Time/Date TBD

    -“Time Management” 

    -Roundtable discussion "Balancing Writing with Teaching and Life"

  • March
    March 2021-Seminar/Workshop
    Time/Date TBD
    -"Check in on Teaching” 


    March 2021 - Class Visits
    Time/Date TBD

    -Class visit, teaching evaluation

    March 2021 Class Visits
    Time/Date TBD

    -Class visit, teaching evaluation


    March 2021 Class Visits
    Time/Date TBD

    -Class visit, teaching evaluation


    March 2021 Class Visits
    Time/Date TBD

    -Class visit, teaching evaluation
  • April
    April 2021 - Seminar/Workshop
    Time/Date TBD

    -“Annual Review Workshop" (with chairs of annual review committees)


    April 2021
    Time/Date TBD

    -"End of Year Dinner"

Recurring Semester Activities 

Research Associates are encouraged to participate in DRN’s “Writing Spaces” in Olds Hall, Room 203. A full list of dates as well as more information can be found here

Research Associates are also encouraged to "Relax and Mingle" and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks with a targeted individual or group of MSU scholars/employees. For more information on these events, contact Nwando Achebe, Associate Dean for Diverity, Equity, and Inclusion at achebe@msu.edu