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2021 INFORMS Combined Colloquia - Nomination Period Extended to September 24th

  • 1.  2021 INFORMS Combined Colloquia - Nomination Period Extended to September 24th

    Posted 8 days ago

    INFORMS has extended the deadline for nominations to the 2021 Combined Colloquia to September 24th.  If you have students or faculty interested in one of the three colloquium listed below, we encourage you to visit the 2021 Combined Colloquia page to start the nomination process.

    The Virtual 2021 Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium is designed to address the needs of graduate students about to enter the academic job market as well as faculty looking to stay abreast of the "best practices" regarding OR/MS/analytics pedagogy. The colloquium features a wide variety of speakers from business and engineering schools who will address different aspects of incorporating and assessing effective teaching techniques in any undergraduate or graduate curriculum. Sessions are organized around topics such as teaching fundamental topics like optimization, successful methods for implementing acting and experiential learning methods, leveraging the use of blogs and social media in the classroom, the use of cases in the classroom, anti-racism pedagogy, and using OR/MS tools to generate managerial insight.

    The Virtual 2021 Doctoral Student Colloquium is intended for doctoral students who need guidance choosing their future path. The colloquium suits the needs of doctoral students who are deciding between a career as an academic or a practitioner. It will include sessions dedicated to examining both career options and comparing/choosing between the two. It also addresses topics like navigating the job hunt, dealing with work-life balance issues, and suggestions concerning job market preparation and positioning. It has been organized with current doctoral students 2-3 years from graduation in mind; however, nominations will be accepted from students in their final year of a doctoral program as well.

    The Virtual 2021 New Faculty Colloquium is expressly tailored to meet the needs of academics at the beginning of their career. It gives faculty in their first two years insight into successfully navigating the tenure process, including how to build and maintain a research program, advise students, balance research, teaching and service, write successful proposals, and more. Nominations of faculty in their first or second year are preferred.

     Registration Fee
    The fees to attend the colloquium are $125 for non-students and $55 for students.

     All colloquia participants are required to register for the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting which will be a flexible conference In Anaheim, CA. Participants have the choice of attending in-person, or virtually via our online meeting platform. The registration fee for the colloquia does NOT include the registration fee for the Virtual INFORMS Annual Meeting. Each colloquium has an online application that needs to be completed. The application forms will be opened in July.

    To start the process, visit the combined colloquia webpage.  If you have questions, contact me directly

    Bill Griffin
    Professional Development Manager
    Catonsville MD