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May
3
Thu
Network Series: Digging Deeper: A Focus on Research Using Qualitative Design @ online
May 3 @ 1:00 pm

Get an introduction to qualitative research – what it is, and how to do it – in this four-part series.

For more information please click here.

Writing the Fulbright U.S. Fellowship Application @ Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This workshop will cover strategies for writing the Fulbright U.S. fellowship application. We will discuss the structure and content of key documents using examples. We will address writing tips for fellowship applications as well as specific advice for this Fulbright fellowship.

May
8
Tue
Informational Interviewing: Making the Most of Your Time With Professionals and Alumni @ Career Center Room 200
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Registration opens: April 24th

This workshop is designed to help graduate students and postdocs in the humanities, social sciences, arts, and education learn how to conduct informational interviews and network in preparation for North Campus Networking Night. During this interactive session, attendees will learn how to effectively identify and approach potential professional contacts with a keen understanding of professional etiquette. Participants will leave with resources and an action plan for who they want to meet with, core questions to ask, and how to create an authentic connection to most effectively establish and build a professional network.

Co-sponsored by UCLA Career Center, Graduate Division, Division of Humanities, Division of Social Sciences, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, and the Graduate Writing Center

To RSVP click here.

May
10
Thu
Flexible Design and the Rigor Needed @ Online
May 10 @ 11:00 am

Learn why qualitative research is called “flexible” design, why flexibility is needed in qualitative research, and what research rigor looks like in a qualitative context. Understand what it takes to design a qualitative inquiry question and a qualitative research project, and learn the difference between research rigor in quantitative versus qualitative designs. In this event, you will learn to…

• recognize goodness of fit between research question and method

• create a qualitative inquiry question

• identify the components needed to begin a qualitative project

• discuss methods for judging quality and credibility in qualitative studies.

• recall how the qualitative researcher defines and establishes what is expressed as reliability and validity within a quantitative research study.

• identify the role and purpose of triangulating data.

• recognize the influence of paradigmatic and epistemological beliefs on the researcher

• analyze published studies in the STEM disciplines for evidence of credibility and trustworthiness

This event takes place on Thursday, May 10th at 2-3:00PM ET / 1-2:00PM CT / 12-1:00PM MT / 11AM-12:00PM PT.

Learning Outcomes

Associate: Evidence-Based Teaching

  • Describe and recognize the value of realistic well-defined, achievable, measurable and student-centered learning goals.

Associate: Teaching-as-Research

  • Describe how to access the literature and existing knowledge about teaching and learning issues, in a discipline or more broadly.
  • Describe a “full-inquiry” cycle.

Practitioner: Teaching-as-Research

  • Develop and execute a Teaching-as-Research plan for a limited teaching and learning project

For more information click here.

Network Series: Digging Deeper: A Focus on Research Using Qualitative Design @ online
May 10 @ 1:00 pm

Get an introduction to qualitative research – what it is, and how to do it – in this four-part series.

For more information please click here.

North Campus Networking Night: Connecting Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars with Alumni in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, and Education @ Weyburn Commons Village View Room
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Opens April 26th!

Please join us for UCLA’s first-ever North Campus Graduate Student Networking Night on Thursday, May 10th from 5 – 9 pm. This program is designed to introduce UCLA graduate students and postdocs to alumni who represent a wide range of careers and disciplines who can provide advice and expertise to graduate students and postdocs aspiring to similar positions. students will have the opportunity to join multiple small groups over the course of the evening to meet with alumni. At the end of the evening, students and alumni will be able to mingle informally over drinks and appetizers.

Co-sponsored by: UCLA Career Center, Graduate Division, and the Graduate Students Association

COLLABORATORS: Department of History; Division of Humanities; Division of Social Sciences; Graduate School of Education & Information Studies; Graduate Writing Center; Luskin School of Public Affairs; Master of Social Science Program; School of Theatre, Film, & Television; and the School of Arts & Architecture

To RSVP click here.

May
17
Thu
Becoming Sherlock: How To Master the Art of Observational Data @ Online
May 17 @ 11:00 am

Dig into the tool that is at the heart of qualitative research: the observation. Building off of our previous discussion of research rigor, we will discuss how observational data can add a richness to your research, and participants will learn the basics of observational data collection. Participants will take part in a brief observation exercise and practice the art of taking field notes. In this event, you will learn to…

• discuss the methods commonly known as participant observation

• argue against or defend key ideas associated with observational methods

• conduct a brief participant observation exercise and explain how principles of qualitative research methods apply to that experience

• Practice how to write high quality field notes and view and critique relevant examples

This event takes place on Thursday, May 17th at 2-3:00PM ET / 1-2:00PM CT / 12-1:00PM MT / 11AM-12:00PM PT.

Learning Outcomes

Associate: Evidence-Based Teaching

  • Describe and recognize the value of realistic well-defined, achievable, measurable and student-centered learning goals.

Associate: Teaching-as-Research

  • Describe how to access the literature and existing knowledge about teaching and learning issues, in a discipline or more broadly.
  • Describe a “full-inquiry” cycle.

Practitioner: Teaching-as-Research

  • Develop and execute a Teaching-as-Research plan for a limited teaching and learning project.

For more information click here.

Design Principles for Professional Development: Structured Career Exploration Using Imagine PhD and Individual Development Planning @ Career Center Room 200
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Registration opens May 3rd

The principles of iterative design are broadly applicable to a wide range of problems and projects and can provide a strong framework for career planning. In this workshop, we will use design thinking to guide career exploration and build concrete plans for exploring and pursuing a variety of career paths.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Career Center and UCLA Graduate Division

To register click here.

Network Series: Digging Deeper: A Focus on Research Using Qualitative Design @ online
May 17 @ 1:00 pm

Get an introduction to qualitative research – what it is, and how to do it – in this four-part series.

For more information please click here.

Public Speaking in Academia @ Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

This workshop introduces the genres of public speaking in academia, ranging from teaching lectures to conference papers to job talks. The workshop includes suggested strategies as well as hands-on practice.