CASA’s Center for Research on Human Services (CARHS) Events

by Amy D’Andrade and the CARHS Steering Committee

Research Forum presentation Thursday 11/29/12 4-5:15 MH 438A

The fall 2012 CARHS Research Forum presents Dr. Lonnie Snowden, from U.C. Berkeley’s School of Public Health. Dr. Snowden will discuss his research examining mental health treatment disparities. If you have any interest in research on treatment disparities, or policy implementation and effects, you won’t want to miss it.  The presentation will be informal and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Mentoring and support for academics through NCFDD

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is an on-line organization that provides professional development, skills training, and intensive mentoring for faculty members at campuses across the U.S, with a particular focus on under-represented faculty. SJSU has an institutional membership, so all faculty members are eligible to use these supports free of charge. We were going to provide an orientation, but couldn’t find a good time for those who were interested – so instead we put together 2 minute website tour to give you a sense of what is provided. Registration is free, and the resources can be truly helpful. Email Amy D’Andrade at to sign up.

Opportunity to participate in Faculty Bootcamp – Applications DUE 12/5/12

The NCFDD Faculty Success Program (or Faculty Boot Camp) is a 15 week, intensive, structured mentoring and training program. For 15 weeks, participants work with a group of scholars from across the country in on-line workshops, trainings, and supports that are specifically designed to encourage scholarly productivity. Participants also work with a facilitated small group, use the on-line community for accountability and support, and make a commitment to daily writing. CASA CARHS will pay for one faculty member to participate in the Boot Camp for Spring 2013. You can read more about it in the recent CARHS blog post. To apply, submit a one page application detailing your reasons for wanting to participate, and why the program might be helpful for you. Tenure track faculty have priority, but all full time T/TT faculty are eligible to apply. Send applications to Sarah Roberts in the CASA Dean’s office (, by 12/5/12.

Two upcoming writing marathons over Winter Break

Daily writing is the best way to be productive, but if you want to finish up a project or make major progress on one, there’s nothing like setting aside a whole day (or 2 or 3!) to devote solely to that project. Writing Marathons provide quiet, space, printing, and coffee, and you bring your laptop, materials, drafts, and commitment to work. The last CARHS writing Mini-Marathon of the semester is Friday, 12/14/12 from 9:30-4:30, and is co-sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging in Multi-cultural Populations (CHAMP). Registration required by 12/5/12. The 3-day Center for Faculty Development writing marathon is January 14-16. Registration required by 12/10/12.

SJSU Research Foundation Grant Workshop 12/11/12

This workshop outlines how to use the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) and the SJSU Research Funding Alerts system to locate funding opportunities. The workshop will be held in MLK Library 225-257 from 11:30AM to 1PM on 12/11/12. RSVP by 12/4/12 to Nancy Riley (

Free on-line statistical analysis training

The Analysis Factor provides on-line trainings, project consultation, and information on various aspects of statistical analysis. A webinar on “13 Steps to Running Any Statistical Model” will be provided 12/5/12; it’s free but you need to register.

Ongoing supports

As always, we’d love to hear from you. Provide some anonymous feedback – what CARHS supports would you like to see? What’s working or not working? Let us know.