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Nov
30
Thu
ImaginePhD 2: Creating an Action Plan 11/30/17 @ Bunche Hall 6275
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: This is the second session, in a two part series. During this interactive session, graduate students and postdocs will discuss career paths of interest, identifying development opportunities and resources to best plan for the future. Participants will leave with a time-based action plan.

 

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imaginephd-creating-an-action-plan-tickets-37738329359

Dec
1
Fri
UCLA Ventures: Fostering Entrepreneurship both On and Off-Campus 12/1/17
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Space is limited. RSVP is recommended. Thank you!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/39734275287

SPEAKER BIO

Brandon Eicher (’07) serves as the Director of UCLA Ventures, a community-built venture portfolio that supports UCLA and its entrepreneurial ecosystem. Since he returned to the university in early 2016, UCLA Ventures has grown rapidly, adding some of UCLA’s most prominent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to the group’s already vibrant membership base. Under his leadership, this cohort of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, which is committed to building and sustaining UCLA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, has pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity in their respective venture-backed companies to UCLA Ventures. This support will have a lasting impact on the university, its students, and its alumni.

Prior to returning to UCLA, Brandon earned a Master’s degree in International Relations and International Economics with a specialization in Finance from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He then moved to Chicago, where he worked as a Consultant for Grenzebach Glier & Associates (GG&A) in its higher education practice area. While at GG&A, Brandon served an impressive client list, which included Cornell University, Dartmouth College, INSEAD, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and the University of Queensland, among others.

 

About FirstFridays @UCLA TDG

UCLA Technology Development Group (UCLA TDG) is pleased to host the monthly educational series, FirstFridays @TDG. The continental breakfast networking event occurs on the first Friday of every month from 9:00-10:30 in our new large conference room Suite 820-20, 10889 Wilshire Blvd. The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for the campus and local communities to come and meet with our staff and Technology Fellows, to hear a brief presentation on a variety of topics relevant to intellectual property and entrepreneurship at UCLA, and to ask questions and network. Please visit our Eventbrite page for future events.

This event is hosted by the UCLA Technology Development Group.

Dec
4
Mon
Online Course: Teaching with Technology @ Online
Dec 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

This course is directed toward STEM graduate students and postdoctoral fellows wishing to enhance their understanding of instructional options that rely on educational technologies that go beyond the use of chalk or whiteboards. Instructors have many options for communicating with students, having students work together, connecting classwork to the world outside the classroom, offloading some aspects of the course in favor of emphasizing others during synchronous meetings, doing formative and summative assessment, and enhancing the ability for students to gain more practice, do independent work, or obtain deeper mastery of a subject. It is technologies in this spectrum, used to assess traditional classroom instruction, that we will focus on in this course. We will not be able to cover all technologies, and believe that it is more important to be able to critically evaluate learning technologies than to focus too narrowly on how to use a certain subset, as technologies evolve (and can become extinct) rather rapidly. The CIRTL Core ideas wll inform many of the topics in the course.

A second instructor is TBD For this course.

 

Course Schedule

This course has weekly online sessions on Mondays, starting October 2 and ending December 4. The exact course time is TBD, but sessions will fall within 10:30AM – 12:30PM CT.

 

Workload

Instructors anticipate students will need to spend 2-3 hours per week on work outside of class sessions.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. The course is limited to 25 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/courses/189/about

Online Course: Teaching-as-Research @ Online
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Teaching-as-Research involves taking a deliberate and systematic approach to investigating, reflecting on, and improving one’s own teaching (see: https://www.cirtl.net/p/core-ideas-teaching-as-research). A Teaching-as-Research project follows an inquiry cycle: formulating a question about student learning; defining measures of success; identifying or creating assessments and learning activities; implementing the learning activity; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; and reflecting on the experience.

This course will provide a mentored learning community for participants who wish to develop and plan a Teaching-as-Research project (to be carried out in 2018) in a STEM or SBE discipline. Participants will work on refining their research question, conducting a literature review, composing learning objectives for their project, and identifying appropriate learning activities and assessments that align with those objectives. Throughout the course, participants will draft components of their project plan and provide feedback on each other’s work; they will have a completed plan by the end of the course. Sessions will be highly interactive and require active engagement and participation.

This is an intermediate-level course and assumes a working knowledge of, and experience with, evidence-based teaching methods. When registering, potential participants will be asked to fill out an application.

 

Course Schedule

This course has weekly online sessions at 2:00PM – 3:30PM ET / 1:00PM – 2:30PM CT / 12:00PM – 1:30PM MT / 11:00AM – 12:30PM PT on Mondays, starting October 2 and ending December 4.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. Instructors will send registrants an additional, brief application after they sign up for this course on our website. The course is limited to 20 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/courses/154/about

Dec
5
Tue
CIRTL: Teaching Inclusively 12/5/17
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Practice navigating difficult classroom discussions around issues of inclusion and diversity. Cap: 40. Registration closes 12/1 at 12PM Central Time.

Click here to register!

Online Workshop: Teaching Inclusively
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

As student demographics become more diverse, incidents of race and racism, privilege and power regularly impact undergraduates on our campuses. Without training, knowing how to address these inequities effectively can be uncomfortable and challenging. This workshop is designed to build your confidence in dealing with “hot moments” or “difficult discussions” in the classroom by giving you practice navigating these situations.

Participants will:

(1) to explore the perspectives of underrepresented and minoritized students on our campuses,

(2) discuss a framework for addressing hot moments and difficult discussions in the classroom, and

(3) practice what to say during these hot moments or difficult discussions.

The emphasis in the session is on saying, deconstructing conversations and receiving feedback.

 

Workshop Schedule

This workshop will have one online session. The exact date is TBD; it will be either Tuesday, December 5 or Tuesday, December 12. The session will take place at 2-4PM ET / 1-3PM CT / 12-2PM MT / 11AM-1PM PT.

 

Workload

Participants will have readings to complete before the first session.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This workshop is open for registration from Monday, November 6 through Monday, November 27 (exact dates may change pending the final workshop schedule). The workshop is limited to 40 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/events/307

Job Search Strategies: Industry, Government, & Non-Profits 12/05/17 @ Career Center 200
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: This workshop is designed to help graduate students strategically search for and apply to jobs in nonprofits, government and industry. Students will leave this session with a time-based action plan, specific job search resources, and concrete next steps for finding and applying for positions that reflect their interests and experience level.

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-search-strategies-for-careers-in-industry-government-and-non-profits-for-graduate-students-and-tickets-37738343401

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching 10/10/17 @ TBD
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching is designed to provide you with effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, as well as how to collect and analyze evidence of student learning. The online course provides you with videos and asynchronous interaction with CIRTL participants across the network. The UCLA in-person Learning Community is a supportive, interactive environment to practice the theory.

 

CIRTL Fall Programming is here! To access all courses, workshops, and events, please create a log-in and register on the CIRTL Commons

**For a complete list of courses, workshops, and events being offered: **

https://ceils.ucla.edu/cirtl-at-ucla/how-to-participate-in-cirtl/

 

 

RSVP Links:

  • The online Intro MOOC runs October 2 – Nov. 17th

Registration for the online course here: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-evidence-based-bux-cirtl-1x-2

 

  • The MOOC in-person Learning Community will meet on Tuesdays, for 8 weeks, beginning October 10th from 12-1:30 pm. Snacks provided.

Sign up by September 25th here: https://goo.gl/forms/1KGqPr0OIvsy9huf2

 

 

 

Dec
6
Wed
Online Course: Diversity in the College Classroom @ Online
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The purpose of this course is to explore what is known and theorized about the ways that diversity affects learning and, in turn, help educators develop practical classroom strategies that address diversity. We will examine various definitions of diversity, consider research on bias, and build a community of inquiry around ways diversity affects both our teaching and student learning.

 

When you leave this course, you will have constructed:

1. a personally meaningful definition of “diversity” and related terms

2. knowledge of some of the fundamental literature on diversity that pertains to STEM and SBE (social/behavioral/economics) fields

3. a rationale for why you include the content you do in your teaching, and an understanding of how the selection of this content is influenced by your definition of diversity

4. a toolbox of tips and ideas on how you might address diversity in future courses you will teach (demonstrated in the Inclusive Teaching Plan assignment and the Diversity Statement Workshop activity)

5. a community of peers who are a resource for your teaching career

6. experience with learning in an online environment with students from diverse institutions

 

Course Schedule

This course has weekly online sessions at 12:00PM – 1:30PM ET / 11:00AM – 12:30PM CT / 10:00AM – 11:30AM MT / 9:00AM – 10:30AM PT on Wednesdays, starting October 4 and ending December 6. Class will not meet on Wednesday, November 22.

 

Workload

Instructors anticipate students will need to spend 2.5-3 hours per week on work outside of class sessions.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. The course is limited to 20 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/courses/186/about

Dec
7
Thu
Online Course: Gender Bias Intervention in STEM for Women and Men @ Online
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Students in this course will gain knowledge of the ways that gender bias impacts STEM training and careers. Videos that portray empirically documented gender bias through narrative and expert interviews have been shown to increase awareness of gender bias and inequity (Pietri, 2017). By viewing these videos as part of a learning community and learning strategies to confront bias on behalf of themselves and others, both male and female students will gain strategies and increase their ability to confront gender bias in everyday situations experienced by STEM students, teachers, and professionals. Literacy and advocacy that empower students to engage in long-term positive change is important for the progress of gender equity in STEM.

Participants will increase awareness of gender bias through analysis of identity, roles, and contexts where gender bias manifests in STEM university situations. Attention to classroom relationships will expand intervention strategies to student mentorship and advising. As a result of participating in this course, participants will create a peer reviewed professional biography, learn and practice documented strategies to combat gender bias in STEM, collaboratively develop strategies for STEM classrooms, and gain exposure to STEM professionals who address gender bias in their careers.

 

Course Schedule

This course has weekly online sessions at 11:30AM – 1:30PM ET / 10:30AM – 12:30PM CT / 9:30AM – 11:30AM MT / 8:30AM – 10:30AM PT on Thursdays, starting October 5 and ending December 7. Class will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving).

 

Workload

Instructors anticipate students will need to spend 1-2 hours per week on work outside of class sessions.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. The course is limited to 35 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/courses/187/about