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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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January 8, 2020

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Advancement, Cultivation and Training Future Faculty Program – Michigan State
Zoom 
Mentoring Across Diversity
Every Semester Needs a Plan
Storytelling to Find Your Why and Envision Your Aspirations
International La Salle Summer 2020 Academy
2020 Southeast SACNAS Regional Meeting
Research Reproducibility 2020 Conference

RESEARCH SKILLS

An Introduction to the Linux Command Line
Introduction to Research Computing and HiperGator
R Programming Training: An Introduction for Data Analysis and Graphics

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Showcasing Your Skills: Transitioning Your CV to a Resume
Prep for Success: How to Prepare for the Job Market
Beyond Academia: How to Network with Industry Professionals
Career Showcase

TEACHING

Utilizing Active Learning to Enhance Student Success
Designing an Inclusive Course
Using Rubrics & Feedback to Improve Student Performance
Accessibility UX
VoiceThread
Group Work in e-Learning
Power of Rubrics and Peer Review in Canvas

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

UF Libraries Guide for New Graduate Students: Get Started

 

IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program (IC Postdoc Program) was established in 2000 to support unclassified basic research in areas of interest to the IC. Funded primarily by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Program annually supports several Postdoctoral Fellows (Postdocs) from U.S. accredited colleges, universities, and U.S. Government laboratories across the country. 

 

In collaboration with Research Advisors, Postdocs develop and submit technical research proposals that align with research opportunities proposed by the IC community. The research is conducted by the Postdocs while working in partnership with the Research Advisor, and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community (IC Advisor).

 

Deadline to apply: February 28, 2020

 

Click here for more information: IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program   


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Advancement, Cultivation and Training Future Faculty Program – Michigan State

The MSU colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Natural Science in collaboration with the National Society of Minorities in Agriculture and Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) and Tuskegee University are accepting applications for the inaugural Advancement, Cultivation and Training (ACT) Future Faculty Program scheduled for April 24-26.

 

This intensive two-day event is for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars interested in academic careers at land-grant universities. Participants will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, for an all-expense paid weekend focused on preparing for life as a faculty member.

 

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2020

 

Click here for more information: Advancement, Cultivation and Training Future Faculty Program 

 

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Zoom 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

HUB 221

UF Main Campus

 

Zoom is an easy-to-use tool that is integrated in Canvas and available for all at UF to use. Zoom allows users to meet, hold office hours, host webinars, and so much more! In our face-to-face training, participants will learn how to use Zoom for video conferencing, conference calls and for other communication, recording and/or editing purposes.

 

Click here for more information: Zoom   

 

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Mentoring Across Diversity

Presenter: Dr. Jeremy Waisome, Special Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School and Postdoctoral Associate

 

Friday, January 10, 2020

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: Mentoring Across Diversity

 

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Every Semester Needs a Plan

Thursday, January 16, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Online

 

·         Do you often start the semester or term with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity?

·         Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this semester?

·         Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this semester?

 

We offer this planning webinar at the beginning of each semester so that you can take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals, create a strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced semester ever!

 

Click here for register: Every Semester Needs a Plan

 

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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Storytelling to Find Your Why and Envision Your Aspirations


Thursday, January 16, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

120 HR Building

903 West University Ave.

 

What is your “why”? What motivates you in your professional life? What future do you wish to create during your career? This course will help you leverage the power of storytelling to tap into your passions and purpose and unleash your best work performance.

 

Your story is important and meaningful. By reflecting on your experiences and envisioning your professional and personal growth in the form of a story, you will be able to align your goals, your career trajectory, and your legacy with the story you want to live!

 

Click here to register: Storytelling to Find Your Why and Envision Your Aspirations

 

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International La Salle Summer 2020 Academy

The International La Salle Summer Academy is an initiative where visiting lecturers from accredited institutions around the world come to Bogota-Colombia to give interdisciplinary short term courses addressed to international and national students in the month of June. The theme for 2020 is “Rethinking the Future.” 

 

The initiative aims to invite professors worldwide to the La Salle International Summer Academy 2020 to reflect and teach about the meaning of the idea of the future in times when utopias and dystopias are being questioned in the midst of conflicted perspectives about the present. This program invites participants to look to the past to take into account the progress and changes that have taken place and then think on what may occur in the future. The Summer Academy looks for reflection on our society and its possible improvements and tries to establish interdisciplinary relationships between students from different backgrounds. 

 

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2020

 

Click here for more information: International La Salle Summer 2020 Academy       

 

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2020 Southeast SACNAS Regional Meeting

Friday, February 28 – Saturday, February 29, 2020

1 p.m. Friday – 5 p.m. Saturday

J. Wayne Reitz Union Rion Ballroom

UF Main Campus

 

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science focuses on three core values: community, culture and science. Bring your cultural background and scientific research to the 2020 Southeast SACNAS Regional Meeting. All are welcome, as SACNAS embodies the values of True Diversity. This meeting is designed to be a safe and encouraging environment for students to present their research.

 

We welcome undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, STEM disciplines, and career levels. The mission of our conference is to diversify STEM in the Southeast by creating opportunities for underrepresented students to develop their presentation skills, learn about professional development, career advancement, networking, graduate education, and solidify partnerships in the Southeast. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited and encouraged to give either a poster presentation or a 10-minute talk.

 

Deadline to submit a 250-word abstract: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 5 p.m.

 

Click here for more information: 2020 Southeast SACNAS Regional Meeting 

 

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Research Reproducibility 2020 Conference

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

J. Wayne Reitz Union

UF Main Campus

 

We are delighted to host Research Reproducibility 2020, the third in a series of interdisciplinary Research Reproducibility conferences aimed to increase the reproducibility and replicability of research on our campuses.

 

Educating for Reproducibility: Pathways to Research Integrity is this year’s theme. This conference will bring together experts and novices, researchers and educators, and students and administrators from multiple disciplines and institutions to explore best practices, innovations, and new ideas for education around reproducibility and replicability.

 

From undergraduate education to working with established principal investigators, education is necessary to ensure our researchers are able to conduct rigorous, reproducible, and replicable studies. Over the day-long conference, we will learn about existing educational techniques and strategies, with ample time for attendees to network, brainstorm, and develop cross-disciplinary collaborations.

 

Our keynote speaker, Brian Nosek, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Open Science (COS). He and the COS team are pioneers and leaders in discussing and teaching open, reproducible, and transparent practices in research. In addition, Brian is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where he mentors his students in reproducible, transparent methods.

 

Our panelists represent a range of disciplines and educational techniques and roles, from linguistics to biomedical informatics and undergraduate educators conducting replication studies with their students to those leading national efforts to provide training. Their experiences and expertise will help set the stage for our conversations and learning throughout the day.

 

We’d also like to feature you! The day will feature submitted papers, a poster session, and two opportunities for in-depth discussion at roundtables on topics submitted by our attendees. Watch for our call for papers and posters coming soon.

 

Deadline to submit an abstract: Friday, February 7, 2020

 

Click here for more information: Research Reproducibility 2020 Conference 

 

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An Introduction to the Linux Command Line

Thursday, January 23, 2020

10:40 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2205 Physics building

UF Main Campus

 

This session will lead participants through some exercises that go over basic Linux commands such as moving around the file system, making directories, moving and copying files, etc. We will also go over some of the applications you can use on your computer to connect to and move files to and from HiPerGator.

 

This session is largely aimed at users who are new to the Command Line. Please bring a computer so you can follow along with the exercises. Please also make sure you have a valid Research Computing user account.

 

Click here to register: An Introduction to the Linux Command Line 

 

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Introduction to Research Computing and HiperGator

Thursday, January 16, 2020

10:40 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2205 Physics Building

UF Main Campus

 

Intended for new users, this training provides a general overview of the UF Research Computing facilities and basic usage of HiPerGator.

 

Click here for more information: Introduction to Research Computing and HiperGator

 

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R Programming Training: An Introduction for Data Analysis and Graphics

Once per week, Thursday, February 20 – Thursday, April 16

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Hub 221

UF Main Campus

 

These training sessions are an introduction to the program language R with the purpose of getting familiar with the commands in such a way that participants will feel self-prepared to continue on their own. It is required that participants have taken at least one Statistics course at the graduate level.

 

Click here for more information: R Programming Training: An Introduction for Data Analysis and Graphics

 

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Showcasing Your Skills: Transitioning Your CV to a Resume

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Inspiration Room, Career Connections Center

UF Main Campus

 

You may already have a CV as a graduate student, but do you also have a resume? This workshop is designed to help graduate students create a strong, professional resume by highlighting their key skills, experience, and strengths. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students interested in working outside academia, as well as those planning to attend Spring Showcase. Learn how to create a strong resume to share with employers during the event and in your job search!

 

Click here for more information: Transitioning Your CV to a Resume

 

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Prep for Success: How to Prepare for the Job Market

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Inspiration Room, Career Connections Center

UF Main Campus

 

Are you a graduate student preparing to enter the job market? This workshop will introduce you to tools and techniques to help you succeed, from job search resources in your field, to building your professional network!

 

Click here for more information: How to Prepare for the Job Market

 

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Beyond Academia: How to Network with Industry Professionals

Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12, 2020

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Exploration Room, Career Connections Center

UF Main Campus

 

Are you a graduate student considering careers beyond academia? This workshop series will provide graduate students with an opportunity to hear from professionals in various fields and receive advice from other former graduate students now working in industry.  

 

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Career Showcase


Non-Technical Day

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Stephen C. O’Connell Center

UF Main Campus

 

Technical Day

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stephen C. O’Connell Center

UF Main Campus

 

Career Showcase is a two-day event that connects UF students and alumni with employers nationwide looking to fill their full-time jobs and internships.

 

·         Day 1 is Non-Technical Day which is ideal for those hoping to enter fields like accounting, health care, communications, education, sales, finance, retail, marketing, and so much more.

·         Day 2 is Technical Day and is perfect for Gators in computer science, engineering, information systems, research, and other technical fields!

 

Wherever your interests lie, there’s a variety of employers from diverse industries who come to the University of Florida to network with students just like you.

 

Click here for more information: Career Showcase

 

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Utilizing Active Learning to Enhance Student Success

Monday, January 13 – Sunday, January 26, 2020

Online

 

In this instructional development opportunity, participants will explore strategies and tools to implement active learning in the virtual classroom. Participants will experience ways to motivate students to succeed through varied peer interactions.

 

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

 

Click here to register: Utilizing Active Learning to Enhance Student Success  

 

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Designing an Inclusive Course

Monday, January 13 – Sunday, February 23, 2020

Online

 

This training provides opportunities to learn and apply methods for designing a course that recognizes the diversity of UF students and empowers all students equally. Participants will leave the course with a revision to one aspect of their course and direction on next steps they can take to make their course materials, organization, or assessments more inclusive.

 

This asynchronous online workshop requires all course materials and activities to be completed within the given timeframe. 

 

Click here to register: Designing an Inclusive Course

 

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Using Rubrics & Feedback to Improve Student Performance

Monday, January 27 – Sunday, February 9, 2020

Online

 

In this instructional development opportunity, participants will review the best practices of building effective rubrics and providing quality feedback. Through varied activities, participants will be equipped with the skills necessary to implement rubrics to improve student performance.

 

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

 

Click here to register: Using Rubrics & Feedback to Improve Student Performance

 

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Accessibility UX

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

HUB 221

UF Main Campus

 

Let's review WCAG standards and talk about user experience in accessibility.

 

As a content creator, don’t let accessibility be an afterthought! In this training, participants will review WCAG standards and have an active learning experience as they explore how to test content for keyboard navigation and JAWS accessibility.

 

In this training session you will:

·         Review WCAG 2.0, 2.1 Standards

·         Discuss key aspects of UF's EITA policy and how it affects your work

·         Learn and apply keyboard navigation commands

·         Discuss JAWS screen reader and practice JAWS commands

 

Click here for more information: Accessibility UX

 

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VoiceThread

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

HUB 221

UF Main Campus

 

VoiceThread is a program which enables instructors and students to create voice over presentations. When shared, viewers can interact with presentations asynchronously through text, audio input or video input. Learn how to create and share presentations and implement VoiceThread into Canvas!

 

Click here for more information:  VoiceThread

 

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Group Work in e-Learning

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

HUB 221

UF Main Campus

 

Group work is an aspect of online learning that best practice seems to always push; but instructors and learners are often dissatisfied with the results. Why? Lopsided participation, unclear expectations and poorly constructed assignments are among the common culprits. In this workshop, you will learn how to design a great group assignment with built-in individual accountability and manageable feedback mechanisms using UF’s e-Learning system.

 

You will first explore the vocabulary and critical components of successful group work. Expert facilitators will share best practices and guide hands-on practice with the steps of making groups, assigning tasks and grading group members individually and as a team.   At the end of this event, you will feel confident using the many group and collaboration tools found in e-Learning with your own students.

 

Click here for more information: Group Work in e-Learning

 

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Power of Rubrics and Peer Review in Canvas

Friday, January 24, 2020

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

HUB 221

UF Main Campus

 

Learn best practices for using rubrics and peer review in e-Learning.

 

This face-to-face training will provide participants with basic best practices and allow them to gain experience building rubrics in UF's e-learning environment, attaching them to assignments and discussion boards, and using them for grading. They will also learn basic best practices for online peer review. Participants will emerge with a full understanding of the mechanics, advantages and limitations of the rubric and peer review features in UF e-Learning.

 

Click here for more information: Power of Rubrics and Peer Review in Canvas

 

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UF Libraries Guide for New Graduate Students: Get Started

An introduction to Libraries resources and services for UF graduate students.

 

Click here to learn more: UF Libraries Guide for New Graduate Students: Get Started   

 

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