Title: THRIVE! - Description: Resource and Opportunity Newsletter
The Graduate School
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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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October 2, 2019

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

University of Florida Health Cancer Center Predoctoral Awards 
TL1 Information Session  

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

What You Need Before You Proceed: Finding and Filling the Gaps in Your Academic Training 
Maximize Your Mentoring Relationships in Graduate School 
Science Fair Judges Needed 
Cancer Policy Internship 
3rd Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium 
International Visiting Fellowships at Technological University of Uruguay 
Getting a Job: Finding Work after Grad School 
Getting Published: Writing Clear, Effective Academic Prose 
Effective Science Communication in the Internet Age 
How to Engage in Healthy Conflict 
Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of the TED Stage 
Communicate Assertively 
Harn Museum Internships 

RESEARCH SKILLS

Introduction to 3D Printing and Scanning 
Introduction to PubMed 
Embase 
Running Graphical Applications on HiPerGator 
Jupyter Lab & Jupyter Notebooks for R, Python, and More 

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Industry Institute: Environment and Sustainability
Adulting 101: Know Your Value – Job Offers and Salary Negotiation 
Adulting 101: Starting Strong – Your First 30 Days in the Workplace
Resume Lab 
Industry Institute: Education 

TEACHING

Accessible Online Environments 
Effective Feedback 
Transforming Conflict 
Tossing the Test: Grading Authentic Learning with Rubrics 
Successfully Teaching Large Enrollment Residential Courses 
Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Embracing Student Diversity in All Forms – Part 1 
Make it Global: Curriculum Internationalization 
Course Evaluations: Increasing Response Rates and Interpreting Results 
Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Embracing Student Diversity in All Forms – Part 2 
Approaching Academic Honesty  
When One Teaches, Two Learn: The Role of Inquiry in Inspired Teaching 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

GatorWell Health Promotion Services 

 

University of Florida Health Cancer Center Predoctoral Awards 

The UF Health Cancer Center is seeking applications for the UFHCC Predoctoral Awards, awarded annually to up to five graduate students. These awards are intended to recognize and support outstanding predoctoral candidates who are conducting innovative cancer research. 

 

The award allots a total of $10,000 to the recipient for a one-year period: $8,000 for lab supplies and $2,000 for equipment/computer and travel expenses for the student.

 

Deadline to apply: October 16, 2019

 

Click here for more information: University of Florida Health Cancer Center Predoctoral Awards   


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TL1 Information Session  

Thursday, October 17, 2019  
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

CG72 - Communicore 

UF Health Main Campus


Are you a Ph.D. Student in your first or second year? Are you a US Citizen? Is your research health-related? Come learn more about the TL1 Training Grant.

 

Click here to register: TL1 Information Session    

 

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What You Need Before You Proceed:
Finding and Filling the Gaps in Your Academic Training 

Presenter: Dr. Scott Thourson 

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Bartram Hall 211

UF Main Campus 

 

Graduate students are overwhelmed trying to satisfy their advisor, committee, collaborators, department, and institution. But, graduate school is not meant to employ students; it is meant to train students. This workshop has the graduate student’s best interest in mind. It will help you identify the gaps or weaknesses in your PhD in the context of your future in academia or industry. It will go over what you should be doing today to take control of your training and ensure you are a competitive job applicant.​

 

Click here to register: What You Need Before You Proceed: Finding and Filling the Gaps in Your Academic Training   

 

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Maximize Your Mentoring Relationships in Graduate School 

Presenter: Dr. Linda Searby 

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A 

UF Health Main Campus

 

Every graduate student has a mentor--self-selected, assigned, or both.  Mentoring is a relationship, and you need to be intentional in developing these relationships in graduate school to enhance your success now and in your future career.  Dr. Linda Searby, mentoring researcher and practitioner, will share tips on how to develop a network of mentors for yourself, how to work harmoniously with your advisor/mentor, what your mentor wants in YOU, and what to reasonably expect from your mentor. 

 

Click here to register: Maximize Your Mentoring Relationships in Graduate School   

 

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Science Fair Judges Needed 

301 School Science Fair Judges Needed This Fall at 8 public schools in Alachua County.

 

Click here for more information: You're Invited to Science Fair 2019

 

Click here to learn about how to volunteer: Volunteering in Science Fair 2019

 

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Cancer Policy Internship 

The UFHCC offers internships for UF graduate students to join the Federal Relations team in the University’s Washington DC office. This position has a primary focus on legislative support related to cancer policy. The intern who fills this position has the opportunity to observe Congress first-hand and to acquire exposure to federal policy including areas of education, research, healthcare and budget.

 

Deadline to apply: October 6, 2019

 

Click here for more information: Cancer Policy Internship   

 

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3rd Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium 

The University of Florida Black Graduate Student Organization pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 in the Florida Gym.   

 

The Diversity Graduate Research Symposium will include oral and poster presentations from graduate students at the University of Florida, as well as a keynote speaker addressing the importance of diversity in research. The event will be interdisciplinary encompassing biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, computer science, engineering, math, and physical sciences.

 

The goal of this symposium is to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research at the University of Florida, in addition to providing students with the opportunity to enhance their communication skills with those outside of their discipline. Therefore, we welcome any research in progress, completed or previously presented research. Presentations will be judged by post-doctoral trainees and faculty.

 

Prizes will be awarded to presentation winners and there will also be a raffle for attendees.

 

This event is open to everyone that registers. Graduate students can submit original research abstracts (3000-character limit, ~500 words) by clicking the link below. The deadline to submit abstracts is Sunday, October 20th, 2019. Work presented at previous national/local conferences are allowed.   

 

Deadline to register: October 23, 2019. 

 

Registration and abstract submissions are free. Click here to submit abstracts and register for the symposium:3rd Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium

 

This event is hosted by the Black Graduate Student Organization funded solely through the generous donations from our sponsors. If you or your organization would like to contribute to this event (e.g., through financial contributions, serving as judges), please email Brett Ball at [log in to unmask] or Neo Gebru at [log in to unmask]

 

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International Visiting Fellowships at Technological University of Uruguay 

UTEC is settled in the Uruguayan countryside with three Regional Technological Institutes and three campuses where four types of degrees are offered in the following areas: Logistics, Water Management, Mechatronics, Renewable Energies, IT, Food Science, Dairy Science, Dairy Production, Biomedical, Jazz and Creative Music.

 

Click here for more information about visiting fellowships: Visiting Fellows

 

Click here for more information about UTEC: Welcome to UTEC 

 

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Getting a Job: Finding Work after Grad School 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Library West, Room 212 (Scott Nygren Scholars Studio) 

UF Main Campus

 

This workshop provides a brief introduction and discussion for graduate students about approaching the job market and job application process. 

 

This workshop is part of the "Graduate Student Workshop Series: Building Your Career." It is open to all UF Graduate and Professional Students. Registration is not required. 

 

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Getting Published: Writing Clear, Effective Academic Prose 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Library West, Room 212 (Scott Nygren Scholars Studio) 

UF Main Campus

 

This session covers a set of powerful, easy-to-use techniques that will help participants write better theses, dissertations and manuscripts.  

 

This workshop is part of the "Graduate Student Workshop Series: Building Your Career." It is open to all UF Graduate and Professional Students. Registration is not required. 

 

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Effective Science Communication in the Internet Age 

Presenter: Dr. Kevin Folta 

 

Friday, October 11, 2019

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Communicore C1-17 

UF Health Main Campus

 

The “Learn – Discover – Lead” seminar series is designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists, who will be managing and leading research teams of their own.  The target audience is graduate students, combined degree students, postdoctoral research trainees, and junior faculty, but everyone who may benefit from these seminars is welcome to attend!

 

Click here for more information: Effective Science Communication in the Internet Age

 

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How to Engage in Healthy Conflict 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Online

 

Do you often feel drained by departmental drama? Do feel unclear how to handle conflicts that arise in your department? Are you unsure when, where, and how to manage conflict with people who will be voting on your tenure?

 

Academics are notoriously conflict avoidant and the inability to manage conflict can result in negative physical, emotional, and relational consequences for tenure-track faculty. So why not learn early in your career to master the SKILL of healthy conflict so that you can effectively manage conflicts as they arise and avoid carrying around all of the negative energy, anger and resentment in your mind and body. In this webinar, you will learn: 

 

·         How conflict-management is an essential part of thriving in the Academy. 

·         How to decide when to push-back and when to pull back in the face of conflict. 

·         The difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict. 

·         How to get clear about the role that power plays in resolving departmental conflicts. 

·         Ten tips for engaging in healthy conflict 

 

Click here to register: How to Engage in Healthy Conflict

 

Provided by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UF has an institutional membership, which gives you access to a free membership. To activate it, please click here: National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity  

 

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Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of the TED Stage 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

120 HR Building 

903 W University Ave

 

Imagine you are giving the best presentation of your career. Your verbal delivery is captivating and masterfully choreographed with slide visuals and props that are attention grabbing, easy to understand, and even moving. This is what it means to use presentation visuals in a way that is “worthy of the TED stage.”

 

In this course, participants will learn about the common mistakes presenters make with their presentation visuals, gain insights into the way the human brain best processes information while experiencing a presentation, leverage visual techniques for making your content resonate and stick, use next-level techniques to plan a visual presentation, analyze examples from some of the world’s best presenters, and apply key design principles.

 

This course is helpful for both novice and even highly seasoned presenters. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to this session to engage in hands-on design work activities in small groups. 

 

Click here to register: Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of the TED Stage

  

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Communicate Assertively 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

120 HR Building 

903 W University Ave

 

Assertiveness is a skill you can acquire, not a personality trait that some people are born with and others are not. When we communicate assertively, we express our feelings, thoughts, and wishes--standing up for our legitimate rights without violating the rights of others.

 

In this workshop, you'll learn to:

 

·         Distinguish between assertive, aggressive, and non-assertive (or passive) behaviors.

·         Include the three parts of an assertive message in your communication approach.

·         Listen assertively by concentrating your attention on the other person.

·         Respond appropriately to criticism.

 

Building on the topics discussed in "Communication Confidence," this workshop highlights communication skills that are essential in many day-to-day situations. Improve your relationships and personal effectiveness at work and at home: Attend "Communicate Assertively!"

 

Click here to register: Communicate Assertively

 

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Harn Museum Internships 


Internships are offered in all museum departments with the goal of providing professional experience and growth opportunities. Spring internships at the Harn Museum of Art are open to all majors in all museum departments including Education, Development, Curatorial, Rental Events, Retail Management and Marketing.

 

Deadline to apply: October 15, 2019

 

Click here for more information: Harn Museum Internships

 

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Introduction to 3D Printing and Scanning 


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

UF Eduaction Library 2-150F

UF Main Campus

 

Learn how to create a 3D model, use a 3D scanner, and submit a 3D print job at the UF Libraries.

 

Click here to register: Introduction to 3D Printing and Scanning

 

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Introduction to PubMed 


Friday, October 11, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

HSCL, C1-121 (BITS), Health Science Center Library 

UF Health Main Campus

 

This class will take you step-by-step through effective literature search and save techniques—starting smartly, limiting efficiently without losing “good stuff,” searching for specific info (authors, types of publications, specific journals) and refining your search.

 

Depending on participant interests/needs and time, we may also cover setting up email alerts, transferring to bibliographic software like RefWorks or EndNote, filtering for evidence-based studies, building collections within PubMed or other functions within PubMed.

 

Click here to register: Introduction to PubMed

 

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Embase 


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 

Health Science Center Library 

UF Health Main Campus

 

This class will take you step-by-step through effective literature search and save techniques—starting smartly, limiting efficiently, searching for specific info (authors, types of publications, specific journals), refining your search and exporting results to the bibliographic software.

 

Click here to register: Embase

 

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Running Graphical Applications on HiPerGator 


Thursday, October 10, 2019

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

2205 Physics Building 

UF Main Campus

 

Users can run applications with graphical user interfaces (GUI) on HiPerGator in the SLURM “gui” partition. Xpra is the software we use to connect to the graphics window of the application running on HiPerGator from your local computer. These videos walk through setting up and connecting to Xpra sessions.

 

Click here to register: Running Graphical Applications on HiPerGator

 

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Jupyter Lab & Jupyter Notebooks for R, Python, and More 


Thursday, October 17, 2019

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

2205 Physics Building 

UF Main Campus

 

Learn how to use Jupyter Lab and Jupyter Notebooks on HiPergator. Attendees should have a Research Computing account. Jupyter Lab and Jupyter Notebooks offer open-source web applications that allow you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text.

 

Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, data visualization, machine learning and much more. Jupyter kernels can run Julia, Pthon, R and many other scripting languages. This training session will focus on showing users how to launch Jupyter lab and Jupyter Notebooks on HiPerGator and connect to them from the browser on their local computer. We will also provide a quick introduction to using Jupyter. 

 

Click here to register: Jupyter Lab & Jupyter Notebooks for R, Python, and More   

 

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Industry Institute: Environment and Sustainability


Wednesday, October 9, 2019  

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Career Connections Center, 1st floor Reitz Union  

UF Main Campus

 

Registration strongly encouraged. Click here to register: Industry Institute: Environment and Sustainability 

 

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Adulting 101: Know Your Value – Job Offers and Salary Negotiation 


Thursday, October 10, 2019  

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Career Connections Center, 1st floor Reitz Union  

UF Main Campus

 

While negotiating a job offer can be scary, we guarantee you are worth more than you think you are. Attend this workshop to learn how to facilitate the negotiation timeline, how the offer process works with employers, and understand negotiation best practices. 

 

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Adulting 101: Starting Strong – Your First 30 Days in the Workplace


Monday, October 14, 2019  

3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Career Connections Center, 1st floor Reitz Union  

UF Main Campus

 

So you secured your first job after graduation, congratulations! Now what?! Attend this workshop to learn the topics you are expected to know but no one tells you about after starting your first full-time job. 

 

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Resume Lab 


Tuesday, October 15, 2019  

1:55 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Career Connections Center, 1st floor Reitz Union  

UF Main Campus

 

Come to this weekly open session to get individualized, real-time support at the 30 minute Resume Lab! Designed as a drop-in, learn the basics to get your resume started and polished. You are encouraged to bring your laptops and tablets to edit, update, or make changes to your resume. 

 

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Industry Institute: Education 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019  

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Norman Hall – Terrace Room

UF Main Campus

 

Industry Institutes provide an opportunity for students to learn about a specific area of work from a variety of employers. In the Education Industry Institute, students will connect with professionals who work in the field of education and explore the many career pathways both in and outside of the classroom. 

 

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Accessible Online Environments 


Monday, October 7 – Sunday, October 20, 2019

Online

 

This self-paced online offering provides instruction on how to design online courses with accessibility in mind. The course covers different types of accessibility needs and suggestions for making an online course more accessible. After completing the offering, participants will have a full understanding of how to improve online accessibility for all students. 

 

This asynchronous online workshop requires all course materials and activities to be completed within a two-week window.  

 

Click here to register: Accessible Online Environments  

 

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Effective Feedback 


Monday, October 7 – Sunday, October 13, 2019

Online

 

Effective Feedback allows participants to analyze the positive impact of utilizing informative evaluations on student work in order to improve performance. Participants will be introduced to strategies that provide effective feedback for all class sizes, and will experience the feedback process.

 

This asynchronous online workshop requires all course materials and activities to be completed within a one-week window.  

 

Click here to register: Effective Feedback 

 

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Transforming Conflict 


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center 

UF Main Campus

 

Conflict is part of our daily lives and can undermine our success unless we get better at using it effectively. As surprising as this might sound, we want conflict in the workplace; but it has to be the right kind of conflict. In this class you will learn how to build your conflict competence/fitness to transform conflict and use it to our shared advantage for better decision-making, problem-solving and relationship-building in the workplace. 

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account here

 

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Tossing the Test: Grading Authentic Learning with Rubrics 


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center 

UF Main Campus

 

Do you want to break the lecture, lecture, test cycle? Do you want to find more authentic ways to assess learning? During this workshop, participants will learn how to create high-quality rubrics to assess student performance on authentic tasks that simulate real-world experiences. Dr. Brian Myers and Dr. Tre Easterly are well versed in the application of research-based practices to assess learning and will help you develop strategies to assess learning in your classes. 

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account here

 

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Successfully Teaching Large Enrollment Residential Courses 


Thursday, October 10, 2019

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center 

UF Main Campus

 

Teaching large classes has major pros and cons. Is it possible to make a dent in that cons list and leverage the joy and effectiveness of the pros? Absolutely! This workshop is intended to introduce you to (or remind you of) methods of instruction that can help you successfully manage larger residential classes. 

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account here

 

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Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Embracing Student Diversity in All Forms – Part 1 


Thursday, October 10, 2019  

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

201 Bryant Space Science Center 

UF Main Campus

 

Inclusive teaching means designing and teaching courses in ways that foster talent in all students, but especially those who come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

 

This two-part workshop, will familiarize participants with the concepts of diversity equity and inclusion, and the role of teaching methods in embracing student diversity in all forms. Also, attendees will discuss practical strategies of inclusive teaching that can be incorporated into everyday student interactions and during course design and assessment. 

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account here

 

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Make it Global: Curriculum Internationalization 


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center 

UF Main Campus

 

This workshop explores ways to develop course assignments that incorporate international perspectives and enhance the development of intercultural competence. Attendees will engage in a self-assessment exercise that will allow them to rate the degree to which they have internationalized their courses.

 

They will also learn about virtual exchange as a way to connect their classrooms to other classrooms around the world. All attendees will receive information about the Curriculum Internationalization grants available through the UF International Center. 

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account here

 

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Course Evaluations: Increasing Response rates and Interpreting Results 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center 

UF Main Campus

 

In this workshop we will discuss strategies to increase response rates for course evaluations. We will also delve into the new GatorEvals Individual faculty reports, as well as ways in which you can use this data for course improvement. 

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account here

 

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Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Embracing Student Diversity in All Forms – Part 2 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center 

UF Main Campus

 

Inclusive practices are critical to the higher education landscape to improve student learning. Inclusive teaching means designing and teaching courses in ways that foster talent in all students, but especially those who come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

 

This two-part workshop, will familiarize participants with the concepts of diversity equity and inclusion, and the role of teaching methods in embracing student diversity in all forms. Also, attendees will discuss practical strategies of inclusive teaching that can be incorporated into everyday student interactions and during course design and assessment. 

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account here

 

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Approaching Academic Honesty  


Friday, October 18, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center 

UF Main Campus

 

How do cultural norms, religious beliefs, values, and educational experiences affect students’ understanding of our highly individualistic notion of “academic honesty?” 

 

This workshop will help us reflect on our own expectations of what is and what is not “honest” in an academic setting as well as offer some insight into why students may struggle to interpret and meet our expectations. Participants will develop approaches to prevent acts of academic dishonesty among students and how to address it once it occurs. 

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account here

 

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When One Teaches, Two Learn: The Role of Inquiry in Inspired Teaching 


Presenter: Nancy Dana, Ph.D., Professor at the School of Teaching and Learning and winner of CTE’s 2017 Exemplary Online Awards

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Norman Hall 1-255

UF Main Campus

 

Dr. Dana will be hosting her Cherry Award Lecture, focusing on a process for teacher learning that she has been studying for over 25 years. She will share her own journey to inquiry, define and illustrate it, as well as describe the work she is doing to introduce inquiry to UF Quest faculty to improve the college student experience.  

 

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GatorWell Health Promotion Services 


Since its inception in 1972 GatorWell has applied health promotion strategies to educate UF students on health and wellness topics relevant to the college experience. Their mission is empowering UF students to be healthy and well through prevention. All of GatorWell’s services are free to UF students. Of particular note, GatorWell offers one-on-one wellness coaching, where they can help if you would like to improve one or more of the following areas: 

 

  • Time Management 
  • Stress Management and Relaxation Strategies 
  • Study and Test Taking Skills 
  • Sleep Habits 
  • Active Living 
  • Eating Habits 
  • Social Connection 

 

Click here to learn more: GatorWell

 

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