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Jun
28
Thu
CIRTL: Graduate Mentorship Then and Now @ Online Drop-in event
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This debate-esque webinar will showcase the differences between the 20th and 21st century PhD candidate experience and highlight in particular the changes in the mentor-mentee relationship over time. Two teams of two speakers, with one team both having graduated in a 19## year and the other team both currently pursuing a PhD in a 20## year, with take turns describing different aspects of graduate education, such as qualifying exams, teaching responsibilities, and mentor-mentee relationships. After the quasi-debate, audience members will be invited to discuss the pros and cons of the past and present, and how the differences can inform our mentorship into the future. This drop-in, online event is open to the public and takes place on Thursday, June 28 at 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT. Pending sufficient interest, CIRTL may add two additional events to this series later in the summer (so if you want more, let us know!). Please note that this event will be recorded and may be shared on CIRTL’s public YouTube channel.

 

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Jul
7
Sat
BCLA will be at the 2nd SoCal Taiwanese Biotechnology Symposium! @ UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day

SoCal Taiwanese Biotechnology Symposium (SoCal TBS) is a 2-day event with multiple sessions including Women in Biotech, Translational Research, presentations by Entrepreneurs and Industry Veterans, as well as two professional development workshops. The event will bring together biotech companies, patent law firms, incubators, and academic professionals across southern California. SoCal TBS will help you from concept to market with industry’s foremost minds and sources from large bio-clusters.

Come and network with your fellow academic and industry professionals and make sure to stop by BCLA’s booth.

When: July 7th – 8th, 2018

Where: UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom

Registration Fee: Starts at $20 (early bird)

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-socal-taiwanese-biotechnology-symposium-tickets-44356817435

Jul
18
Wed
CIRTL: Next Steps: Leveraging Your TAR Project for Future Funding Opportunities @ Online Drop-in event
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Completing a Teaching-as-Research (TAR) project demonstrates a commitment to both learning and education in your scholarship; this commitment can make you a stronger candidate for many grant and fellowship opportunities during and after graduate school. This one-hour, drop-in event will provide participants with:

1. An introduction to how TAR projects can align with the goals of extramural funding organizations (e.g., National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, American Association of University Women) that financially support graduate students at various stages of the degree process (applicants early in program, at least 2 years remaining, preparing for a postdoc position, or open to any degree stage).

2. Tips on how to assess the goals of a funding organization to identify areas of mutual interest and adapt how a proposal is written for different audiences

3. Resources and strategies for finding additional large-scope (1 year/multiple thousands of dollars) or small-scope (single-event/several hundred dollars) funding opportunities through online databases and campus organizations.

This drop-in event is open to the public and will take place online on Wednesday, July 18 at 1:30-2:30PM ET / 12:30-1:30PM CT / 11:30AM-12:30PM MT / 10:30-11:30AM PT. Please note that this event will be recorded and may be shared on CIRTL’s public YouTube channel.

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Jul
23
Mon
CIRTL: Evidence-Based Introduction to Teaching (University of Colorado Boulder)
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

What: Calling all STEM post-docs and new faculty! Teaching for the first time? Interested in improving your teaching? Join us at EBIT, a five-day, four-hour per day summer institute for post-docs and new faculty that uses the engineering principles of “Design, Build, Test, and Iterate” to develop course content and assessments. Take part in a genuine student-centered learning experience that will help you in your job search or help start your job off right! Topics addressed in this institute include: Educational research techniques, learning objectives, targeted assessments, active teaching strategies, and Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Core Ideas. Professional development electives may also be offered. Additional information is available at www.cirtlcu.org.

Location: University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

When: Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 (afternoons only)

Who should attend: Postdocs and early career faculty

Registration: Register online at https://go.wisc.edu/9tqf80.

Costs: Participants will be responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals (substantial snacks will be provided).

CIRTL: Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching (Online) @ Online
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

What: For the first time ever, the CIRTL Network is running an online Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching designed specifically for grad students and postdocs new to teaching. In this five-day institute, participants will experience a thorough introduction to the core ideas that ground CIRTL’s approach to STEM education: learning-through-diversity, learning communities, evidence-based teaching, and teaching-as-research. By examining relevant literature, working online in small peer groups facilitated by topical experts, and performing structured work independently; participants will develop a deep understanding of scientific teaching. Read more at www.cirtl.net/events/418.

Location: Online in Blackboard Collaborate

When: Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27

Who should attend: Graduate students and postdocs

Registration: Register online at www.cirtl.net/events/418

Costs: None

CIRTL’s Summer Teaching Institute (University of British Columbia)
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

What: This institute consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to STEM Graduate Students and scholars new to teaching. During the institute participants will teach three short lessons and receive feedback from their peers. In this supportive atmosphere participants will have a chance to begin to develop new teaching skills, to enhance existing skills, and/or to try new and challenging ideas. By the end of the institute, participants will be able to design and teach effective STEM undergraduate lessons using evidence-based teaching concepts with emphasis on alignment of learning objectives, activities and assessment.

Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

When: Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27

Who should attend: Graduate students, postdocs, and instructional staff.

Registration: Register online at http://cirtl.ubc.ca/2018-cirtl-summer-institute/.

Costs: Participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging.

Aug
21
Tue
CIRTL: Summer Institute on Qualitative Assessment Practices (Drexel University)
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day

What: The Drexel CIRTL Summer Institute on Qualitative Assessment Practices offers a three-day institute to STEM graduate and post-docs to advance their knowledge of principles and techniques in assessment. The institute includes tools, resources, and sessions on effective assessment techniques that will help improve teaching and STEM research effectiveness. Participants will benefit from working together in a community of fellow future faculty preparing for STEM education research and effective teaching.

Location: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

When: Tuesday, August 21 through Thursday, August 23

Who should attend: Graduate students, postdocs, and research staff.

Registration: TBA

Costs: Participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging.

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