First Things First: Success, Tenure and Promotion

Submitted by ndsouza on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:13pm
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

A life impacting event open to ALL faculty, senior grad students, post docs, administrators and staff.

Every day faculty make decisions that are guided by values, responsibilities and job achievements. If you are finding the process of being successful at multiple things challenging, a workshop that has enabled many a graduate student, faculty and administrator is being offered at UNT.  The workshop will be valuable to faculty of any rank mulling over the challenges of choices - doing the right thing and being successful. Post doctoral associates or those headed into academia will also benefit. Untenured professors will gain insight into strategies that will enable them to perform in the short term annual evaluation period for life long success. Tenured professors will learn strategies of maintaining productivity in the face of increased service responsibilities. The workshop is conducted by Dr. Walter Bradley, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University The workshop will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with a break in between. An opportunity to talk one-on-one with Dr. Bradley with lunch is available for those interested after the workshop.

Why learning from Dr. Walter Bradley will be invaluable to you:

Dr. Walter Bradley has mentored many professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University where he served as Department Head and Director of the Polymer Technology Center. One of the best tools that he utilized in his mentoring of younger (and also older professors) was a program he developed based on Stephen Covey’s 7 “Habits of Highly Effective People” called “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Professors”. This semester-long program was presented as a lunchtime program for 1.5 hours per week for 15 weeks at Texas A&M University, with 40-50 faculty members participating per semester.  With only word-of-mouth advertising, this program remained oversubscribed each semester with a waiting list for the entire time that he taught the program from 1990 until 2000, when he retired from TAMU to become a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University, where he also taught the program to Professors. Dr. Bradley is a certified Franklin-Covey facilitator for 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, First Things First, and Principle Centered Leadership and has facilitated many seminars on these topics at Texas A&M University and Baylor University. 

The workshop is sponsored by the NT Christian Faculty Administrator and Staff SIGN group of the Multicultural Center at Univeristy of North Texas. Dr. Bradley will speak on engineering and enterpreneurship later in the day hosted by the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department.

No RSVP required.

Dr. Bradley’s Academic Background:

Walter L. Bradley, Ph.D., P.E., is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engr., Baylor University and Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University.

He received his B.S. in Engineering Science and his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Texas in Austin. He taught for 8 years at the Colorado School of Mines as Assistant and Associate Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, for 24 years as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU), and most recently for 8 years at Baylor University as a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. During his 24 years at Texas A&M University, Dr. Bradley served as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University (1500 students and 65 professors) and as Director of the Polymer Technology Center, and received five College of Engineering Research Awards. He has received over $6,500,000 in research grants and has published over 150 technical articles and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Materials and of the American Scientific Affiliation, and he serves as a consultant for many Fortune 500 companies. While at Baylor University, he focused his research efforts on helping the poorest people in under developed parts of the world by developing appropriate technologies to improve their quality of life and increase their economic opportunities.

Allen Bradley, ITSS
Wonbong Choi, Materials Science and Engineering
Oliver Chyan, Chemistry
Bertina Combes, Education
Nandika D’Souza, Mechanical and Energy Engineering
Fred Hamilton, Music
Kay Littler, Physics
Sam Matteson, Physics
James Morrow, Kinesiology
Steve Poe, FIREL
Kimberly Reasoner Hilley, External and Government Relations
Sheldon Shi, Mechanical and Energy Engineering
George Yancey, Sociology

Sage Hall, Room 116
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1 (940) 565-2979
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Multicultural Center NT Christian SIGN group
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Nandika DSouza
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Expected Attendance: 
Less Than 100