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Online Workshop: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join our Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement workshop and learn how to develop your own teaching philosophy in a way that can strengthen your instructional approaches and enhance your faculty application or promotion and tenure review.

Teaching philosophies are a powerful tool for faculty and future faculty alike. By defining your approach to instruction, a teaching philosophy gives you a benchmark for demonstrating your impact in the classroom. Whether you’re looking for work, pursuing tenure, or simply trying to refine your teaching practices, developing your philosophy can help you advance at every stage of your academic career.

In this workshop, you will learn how to write an effective, peer-reviewed teaching philosophy statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences, approaches to student learning, and examples of best practices in evidence-based instruction.


Workshop Schedule

This workshop has one online session, which participants are required to attend. The online session is Thursday, November 30 at 2-4PM ET / 1-3PM CT / 12-2PM MT / 11AM-1PM PT.



Participants will review readings and multimedia resources before the workshop session, and will have to draft a preliminary statement beforehand as well.


Registration & Enrollment

This workshop is open for registration from Monday, November 6 through Monday, November 20. The workshop is limited to 50 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.


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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!


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.

The Data Incubator
Jan 2 @ 9:00 am

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-01-02 to 2018-02-23.

Application Link:

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Latinos in the Mathematical Sciences Conference 2018 @ UCLA Campus
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

On March 8-10, 2018, IPAM will host a conference showcasing the achievements of Latina/os in the mathematical sciences. The goal of the conference is to encourage Latina/os to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, to promote the advancement of Latina/os currently in the discipline, to showcase research being conducted by Latina/os at the forefront of their fields, and, finally, to build a community around shared academic interests. The conference will be held on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA.

More information and an application for travel support will be available in 2017.

To learn about previous Latinos in Math conferences click here.