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Sep
28
Thu
Online Event: Writing Your Federal Resume 09/28/17
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Online Event: Writing Your Federal Resume 09/28/17

 

Interested in a job with the Federal Government?

Description: Join the Writing Your Federal Resume virtual (online) free presentation. This presentation explains each section of the job opportunity announcement (JOA) in an effort to better inform applicants and to assist them in selecting the right job. The presentation highlights a three part process to assist applicants in writing their Federal resume. Attendees will be shown a real JOA and walked through reviewing the JOA to determine qualifications and interest, identifying the important requirements and then tailoring their resumes with that JOA. Lastly, it will provide a quick overview of the resume builder on USAJOBS.GOV.

RSVP Link:

https://uclawritingyourfederalresume.eventbrite.com

Oct
2
Mon
Online Course: Teaching-as-Research @ Online
Oct 2 @ 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

Oct
9
Mon
Online Course: Teaching-as-Research @ Online
Oct 9 @ 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

Resume 101 10/09/17 @ Career Center 200
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: In this hands-on workshop, graduate students and postdocs will explore the function of a resume and its major components, as well as how to reframe their work as graduate students into tangible skills employers value. Participants will learn to strategically format and structure a resume. Please bring a laptop as well as a draft of your current resume and/or CV (if you have one).

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resume-101-for-graduate-students-postdoctoral-scholars-tickets-37738019432

Oct
10
Tue
Online Workshop: Qualitative Research Primer – Using Narrative Data in Your Teaching-as-Research Project
Oct 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 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). Some of the best information about your teaching and its impact on student learning can come from the words of students themselves (such as responses to surveys, in-class writing prompts, or exam questions). If you come from a research tradition that emphasizes quantitative data, as is the case in many STEM disciplines, you may not know where to start in analyzing and interpreting the narrative data provided by your students’ writing.

This workshop is designed for participants from quantitative research backgrounds who are working on a Teaching-as-Research project (in the planning, implementation, or analysis phase), who have collected or have plans to collect narrative data, and are unsure how to go about analyzing such data. This workshop will provide a brief overview of qualitative research methods, elucidate the differences between quantitative and qualitative research, and introduce the iterative process of coding narrative data. Participants will work on coding narrative data individually and in teams, and formulate a plan for using what they have learned in their Teaching-as-Research project.

 

After completing both sessions of this workshop, learners will have the skills and abilities to:

• Describe qualitative approaches to research and how they differ from quantitative approaches

• Identify and articulate research contexts in which qualitative approaches are appropriate and well-suited

• Identify and describe data collection methods in qualitative research designs

• Conduct preliminary coding of narrative data

• Formulate and articulate preliminary results based on initial coding

 

Workshop Schedule

This workshop has two online sessions, and participants are required to attend both. Sessions are Tuesday October 10 and 24, at 4:30-6:30PM ET / 3:30-5:30PM CT / 2:30-4:30PM MT / 1:30-3:30PM PT.

 

Workload

Between the two workshop sessions, participants may be asked to complete additional readings, watch additional videos, and contribute to a forum on the workshop Moodle site.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This workshop is open for registration from Monday, September 18 through Monday, October 2. The workshop is limited to 30 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/264

North Campus Resume Polishing 10/10/17 @ Young Research Library (YRL) West Classroom 23167
Oct 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Description: In this hands-on workshop, graduate students and postdocs from the social sciences, humanities, arts, and education will work together to refine their resumes for job applications, internship applications, and career fairs. Participants will evaluate and revise resumes informed by the target industry and audience.

Partipants are required to bring at least one draft of their resume and at least one job posting they are interested in applying for.

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resume-polishing-for-north-campus-graduate-students-postdoctoral-scholars-tickets-37738070585

Oct
16
Mon
Online Course: Teaching-as-Research @ Online
Oct 16 @ 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

Networking: Building Professional Relationships 10/16/17 @ Career Center 200
Oct 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Description: Overcome any reservations you may have about professional networking, in live situations or via online platforms such as LinkedIn. Learn tools and resources to find and approach new network contacts, how to request and perform informational interviews, and how to maintain professional relationships that can create new opportunities throughout your career.

 

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/networking-for-graduate-students-postdoctoral-scholars-tickets-37738092651

Oct
19
Thu
Managing the Dual Job Search 10/19/17 @ Young Research Library (YRL) Main Conference Room
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Description: Increasingly, students are pursuing careers outside of academia while applying for academic jobs. This hands-on workshop will help participants understand the differing requirements of both kinds of job searches and help them identify the market sectors and kinds of jobs available to PhDs in the humanities, social sciences, arts, and education. Students will identify transferable skills that will make them valuable to employers outside the academy as a means to identify jobs and career paths that will be personally fulfilling. Finally, students will learn time-management skills and develop a time-based action plan to tackle the dual job market. Please bring a laptop.

 

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/managing-the-dual-job-search-tickets-37738135780

Oct
20
Fri
Online Workshop: Finding and Evaluating Educational Literature @ Online
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The goal for this workshop is to help students identify where and how to look for educational literature, and critically evaluate the information they find. Strategies for searching academic databases, as well as free online resources will be explored, and participants will learn how to examine and analyze their sources for appropriateness to their research projects.

 

Workshop Schedule This workshop has two online sessions, and participants are required to attend both. Sessions are Friday, October 20 and 27 at 2-3:30PM ET / 1-2:30PM CT / 12-1:30PM MT / 11AM-12:30PM PT.

 

Workload

Participants will review readings and multimedia resources before the first session, and will have to draft a research question and search strategy before the first session. Participants will find and read two new sources related to their research project and share their sources on the workshop’s Moodle page before the second session.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This workshop is open for registration from Monday, September 25 through Monday, October 9. The workshop is limited to 30 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/300