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Title: THRIVE! - Description: Resource and Opportunity Newsletter
The Graduate School
University of Florida


A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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April 22, 2020                                                                                                                              

GENERAL INFORMATION

Online Office Hours for the Office of Graduate Professional Development

COVID-19 Resources for UF Graduate Students

Employee Assistance Program - Telehealth Counseling For Graduate Assistants

The Office of Graduate Professional Development on Facebook

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Fall 2020 UF CES Graduate Assistantship

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Awards

Student Financial Affairs Financial Aid Revision Petition

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Time Management Tips for Students with Disabilities

Wellness and Technology

Science in a Flash: The ASBMB Virtual Flash Talk Competition

University Structure & Planning for Promotion

Discussions on the Biomedical Workforce in the Time of COVID-19

Introduction to Critical Appraisal of Research Articles: Randomized Controlled Trials

The Buddy System by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

3 Things You Should Do Now to Maintain Momentum in Your Job Search

 

RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS

Qualtrics @UF: Beyond the Basics

Best Practices in Research Data Management

Introduction to EndNote

 

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Career Connections Center Office Hours in the Graduate School Online

Tips for Mastering Virtual Interviews

Ask Me Anything: Job Search: COVID-19 Edition

 

TEACHING

First Year Faculty Teaching Academy

Course Mapping Camp

Academic Integrity

Online Active Learning in a Pinch

Revamping Discussions for Online

CTE’s Online Teaching Toolkit

Online Assessment

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Hiring Freezes, Rescinded Offers, and Uncertainty: What to do now?

 

Online Office Hours for the Office of Graduate Professional Development

Tuesdays

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Zoom

 

Wednesdays

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Zoom

 

Looking for guidance and resources to aid in your professional development? Stop by the Office of Graduate Professional Development Office Hours! Our office can help you explore resources to build research and writing skills, find funding, start networking, revise your Individual Development Plan, and more. No appointment necessary.

 

If you need more specific help with your CV, résumé, personal statements, diversity statements, and other application materials for your job search, you may make an appointment for C3 at the Graduate School to meet with a graduate assistant from the Career Connections Center. Email our C3 graduate assistant, Hannah, to make a virtual appointment.

 

Tuesdays

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Wednesdays

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Click here for more information: OGPD Office Hours

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development

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COVID-19 Resources for UF Graduate Students

As we all face the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak together, accurate information and helpful contacts are vitally important to keep healthy and prevent its spread. Please see the Graduate School COVID-19 webpage for guidance and help during this unprecedented time.

 

Click here for the Graduate School COVID-19 Webpage

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development

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Employee Assistance Program - Telehealth Counseling For Graduate Assistants

As an alternative to traditional face-to-face counseling, UF's Employee Assistance Program offers video, telephone and online chat options that are especially beneficial during these times. If you or a member of your household needs someone to talk to, you can access services 24/7 by calling the UF EAP's toll-free number, (833) 306-0103, or by visiting guidanceresources.com. If it is your first time visiting the website, click on the "Register" tab and enter UF's Web ID: UFEAP.

 

All UF faculty and staff as well as anyone who lives with them are entitled to up to six visits per person, per household, per event each calendar year. Please note that even if you have contacted the EAP already in 2020 for another reason, any issue related to the current pandemic may be considered a separate event, granting you and others six new sessions each, as needed.

 

If you are experiencing distress for any reason, meeting with a counselor online or by phone can help provide you with much-needed support and guidance, so please don't hesitate to reach out.

Click here for more information: Employee Assistance Program

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The Office of Graduate Professional Development on Facebook

The Office of Graduate Professional Development (OGPD) is pleased to announce the launch of our Facebook page. Like and follow our page to learn about upcoming OGPD events, events across campus (and online), important announcements, and helpful resources. We look forward to connecting with you on social media!

 

Click here to connect with us: OGPD on Facebook

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development

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Fall 2020 UF CES Graduate Assistantship

The UF Center for European Studies (CES) is accepting applications for our Center Graduate Assistant (GA) for Fall 2020. The GA appointment comes with a standard 9 credit hour tuition waiver. It is possible that this appointment may be renewed for the Spring 2021 semester, but continued funding is not guaranteed.

 

The CES GA will perform a variety of tasks for the Center and CES faculty including, but not limited to participating in data collection for upcoming grant proposals, assisting during CES outreach events and other CES related activities such as study abroad and career fairs.  In addition, the CES GA may also be required to help post flyers and posters around campus to advertise courses and events and may also staff the main office from time to time and carry out general office duties such as making copies and answering the telephone. 

 

Applications from all departments within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are welcome, however the CES has a strong preference for hiring a GA who is actively pursuing doctoral research on a European topic (broadly defined).

 

Applicants should submit a copy of their transcript (unofficial is fine), a brief letter of interest, and a short description of their (anticipated) research project or interests (1-2 pages) to: Dr. Amie Kreppel, Director, Center for European Studies.

 

All applications must also include a brief letter of support from the Graduate Coordinator of the applicant’s department. Supplemental letters of support from faculty advisors or mentors are encouraged, but not required. Letters should be sent directly to Dr. Kreppel (with relevant student’s name in the subject line).

 

Application Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2020

 

Questions? Contact Dr. Amie Kreppel, Center for European Studies

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Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy Office (DOE) of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications.

 

The goal of the SCGSR program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.

 

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. Collaborating DOE Laboratory Scientists may be from any of the participating DOE national laboratories/facilities. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories/facilities may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months.

 

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 5 p.m.

 

Link to application: Application for SCGSR Awards

 

Click here for more information: SCGSR Awards

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Student Financial Affairs Financial Aid Revision Petition

Student Financial Affairs advises students to consider revising their incomes for potentially increased financial aid. There are many students and families who are experiencing reduction in work hours or loss of jobs.  Student can submit a revision petition for consideration of having their income reevaluated.  At this point Student Financial Affairs is encouraging students to complete the 2019-20 Financial Aid Revision Petition and the 2020-2021 Revision Petition.

 

Click here for more information: Student Affairs Revision Petition Information

 

Questions? Contact Student Financial Affairs via e-mail or call 352-392-1275.

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Time Management Tips for Students with Disabilities

Thursday, April 23, 2020

3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Zoom

 

Friday, April 24, 2020

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Zoom

 

To provide additional support during this time, The Disability Resource Center wants to invite you to attend one of the virtual workshops on time management this week. Learn about strategies for managing your time; especially in the online setting! You can expect to leave this workshop with practical steps to manage your time better. There is no RSVP required.

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Metzler, Disability Resource Center.

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First Year Faculty Teaching Academy

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – Thursday, June 25, 2020

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Applications Due June 16,2020

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – Thursday, July 30, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Applications Due July 21, 2020

 

Are you new to UF? New to Teaching? Register for the First Year Faculty Teaching Academy!

The Center for Teaching Excellence is now accepting participant nominations for the Summer 2020 cohort of the First Year Faculty Teaching Academy (FYFTA). This workshop series is created for graduate students and faculty who are in their first few years of teaching at the University of Florida.

Participants must be able to commit to attending all three synchronous online seminar sessions. These sessions will be held on:

 

Upon completion of the program, participants receive a copy of What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain, 500 miles towards the Great Teaching for New Faculty Certificate, and the FYFTA badge. Please visit the FYFTA webpage for more details. Space is limited, so make sure to secure your spot! If you are interested in attending, please submit an application.

 

Click here for more information: First Year Faculty Teaching Academy

 

Click here for the application: First Year Faculty Teaching Academy Application

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Course Mapping Camp

Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Friday, April 24, 2020

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Course Mapping Camp offers participants the opportunity to design a pedagogically sound blueprint for any course. During this 2-day in-person workshop (9  a.m.-4 p.m. each day), facilitators will teach participants to apply course design best practices to create or modify course goals and learning objectives, and align them with a variety of assessment types.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Course Mapping Camp

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Wellness and Technology

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

We’re spending more time on social networks, viewing media, and checking our notifications, “likes”, and text messages… and it’s making us feel unhappy, stressed, and lonely.

 

So how do we “outsmart our smartphones”? How do we stop using our phones in ways that hurt our happiness, start using our phones in ways that boost our happiness, and build the skills we need to cultivate happiness in the context of an increasingly digital world?

 

In this webinar you’ll discover seven science-based steps for boosting happiness in the digital age and learn practical strategies for developing healthier their digital habits.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Wellness and Technology

 

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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Science in a Flash: The ASBMB Virtual Flash Talk Competition

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

4 p.m.

 

“Science in a flash” is not the usual scientific presentation. It is a creative challenge: How do you explain your research to a general audience in just three minutes and one slide?

 

This virtual competition features talks from selected graduate students and postdocs, who must distill their research down to its essence to make it more accessible to the wider public, including policy makers, family and friends, K-12 students, teachers, and others.

 

Webinar attendees will play a major role in selecting the best presentation, so join us to learn about a variety of research projects and to vote for your favorite.

 

Click here to register: Science in a Flash Registration

 

Click here for more information: Science in a Flash: The ASBMB Virtual Flash Talk Competition

 

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University Structure & Planning for Promotion

Friday, May 8, 2020

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

 

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 and registration: University Structure & Planning for Promotion

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Discussions on the Biomedical Workforce in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down universities and research labs. Most people are wondering what will happen to the trainees caught up in this, what will happen to faculty and their research programs and what can we do to prevent the next pandemic?

 

Join us for a series of discussions on these topics. Chris Pickett, the director of Rescuing Biomedical Research, will lead the discussions of each session. Each session will also feature one or two guests to start off the conversation.

 

Connection information and other materials will be distributed the morning of the event.

 

Sessions:

Graduate Student and Postdoc Issues (Cosponsored by Future of Research)

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 2 p.m.

 

Improving Academic Pandemic Preparedness

Thursday, April 20, 2020, 2 p.m.

 

Early Career Faculty Issues (Cosponsored by DORA)

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 2 p.m.

 

The Increasing Challenges Faced by Underrepresented Minorities

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 2p.m.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Discussions on the Biomedical Workforce

Questions? Contact Chris Pickett, Rescuing Biomedical Research

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Introduction to Critical Appraisal of Research Articles: Randomized Controlled Trials

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Zoom

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Zoom

 

This two session workshop will teach attendees critical appraisal skills. The first session will include lecture and demonstration, introducing attendees to some tools that can be helpful when critically appraising an article. The second session will use a group discussion format to critique two articles reporting the findings of randomized controlled trials. Attendees will be expected to critically read the two assigned articles in advance of the second session, and come prepared to discuss their critiques.

 

Click here for more information and registration for both workshops: Introduction to Critical Appraisal Part 1, Introduction to Critical Appraisal Part 2

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The Buddy System by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

If you're interested in having an accountability partner, we offer the opportunity to be matched with a buddy. This is designed to support the implementation of strategies covered in our Core Curriculum webinars, provide you with a peer-mentor, and expand your network. All you'll have to do is log in, click on "My Account," and request a buddy match! We match people by rank as the requests roll in.

 

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

 

Click here to get a buddy: Buddy System by NCFDD

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3 Things You Should Do Now to Maintain Momentum in Your Job Search

Join Beyond the Professoriate co-founder L. Maren Wood, PhD for this for this webinar on job searching through these unprecedented times. While our webinar recordings are usually only posted through the weekend, we've put Maren's webinar on job searching during COVID-19 up permanently on the Beyond the Professoriate blog for you to access at any time. Have a look, and feel free to share with anyone who might find it useful.

 

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify 3 action steps you can take towards continuing your post-academic job search.
  • Develop a strategy to prevent feeling overwhelmed.
  • Develop a plan for shifting online job search strategies.

 

Click here for the recording of the webinar: 3 Things You Should Do Now to Maintain Momentum

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Qualtrics @UF: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, April 23, 2020

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

Learn to use Qualtrics advanced functions. To earn a Qualtrics Certificate participants are required to attend both Getting Started and Beyond the Basics, and complete a project in each course.

 

The second in the two-part series, in this workshop we will dive deeper in the Qualtrics advanced functions.  Participants will learn how to use skip, display, branch logics, and question randomization.  Through hands-on exercises, participants will develop advanced surveys and practice customizing surveys using piped text and embedded data.

 

Click here to register: Qualtrics @UF: Beyond the Basics

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Best Practices in Research Data Management

Thursday, April 23, 2020 and Wednesday, April 29, 2020

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Learn practical strategies for best managing your research data. A number of U.S. funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health require researchers to supply plans for managing research data, called Data Management Plans (DMP), for all new grant proposals. This workshop will provide an overview of the questions to consider when creating a data management plan, with a focus on the DMPTool and tools for sharing your data at the University of Florida (e.g. subject-specific repositories). Topics include metadata and annotation, file formats and organization, storage, backups and security, and data sharing. The workshop is geared toward graduate students, faculty, and researchers.

 

Click here for more information: Best Practices in Research Data Management

 

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Introduction to EndNote

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Come and see what you can do with EndNote, a program designed to help you organize your reference citations. You will learn how to create and navigate the EndNote libraries, enter individual citations, and search/retrieve citations from EndNote, as well as how to download citations from PubMed, library catalogs, other databases, and import them into your library. We will learn how to use the 'Cite While You Write' toolbar and different ways of inserting citations into your papers for publication. It's easy to generate a bibliography according to the style of any particular journal! This class focuses on the desktop version of EndNote and addresses some unique features of EndNote Online.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Introduction to EndNote

 

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Career Connections Center Office Hours in the Graduate School Online

Tuesdays

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Wednesdays

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

The UF Career Connections Center (C3) is offering virtual support and resources to assist graduate students in their professional development and career readiness needs. Weekly C3 Office Hours in the Graduate School are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Graduate students interested in attending virtual office hours can make an appointment by emailing a C3 Graduate Assistant via this link.

Questions? Contact Talline Martins, Office of Graduate Professional Development.

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Tips for Mastering Virtual Interviews

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

This session will focus on how to prepare for virtual interviews. We will cover what a virtual fair may look like and how to best present yourself to maximize your job opportunities.

Click here for more information and registration: Tips for Mastering Virtual Interviews

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Ask Me Anything: Job Search: COVID-19 Edition

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Zoom

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Zoom

 

A job search is stressful enough, let alone during a pandemic. Come as you are with questions on how to adjust your search strategy, discuss what is happening in the labor market, and any other questions you may have!

 

Click here for more information: Ask Me Anything: Job Search: COVID-19 Edition

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Academic Integrity

Monday, May 4, 2020 – Sunday, May 10, 2020

 

Reduce plagiarism by promoting creative thinking and discovering how you can cultivate a culture of academic integrity in your classroom.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Academic Integrity

 

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Online Active Learning in a Pinch

Thursday, April 23, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Test out some quick and effective active learning strategies that engage and motivate your students.

These techniques include:

  • Preparation activities to hold students accountable for the reading before class meets
  • Cooperative learning tasks for pairs of students in breakout rooms
  • Help students acquire a deep understanding with a peer teaching exercise

 

This session will provide useful details on how to coordinate these activities online.

 

Click here to register: Online Active Learning in a Pinch

 

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Revamping Discussions for Online

Friday, April 24, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Online

 

What are the discussion practices that can help my online students connect with course topics and each other? In this session, we will cover:

  • What are the features of a good discussion prompt?
  • How do I get my students to write thoughtful responses?
  • How can I provide feedback in a time-efficient manner?

 

Click here to register: Revamping Discussions for Online

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CTE’s Online Teaching Toolkit

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Do you need to shift your class to online quickly? The Online Teaching Toolkit will walk you through the process step-by-step. Using your course syllabus, we’ll suggest ways to adapt your assignments and assessments for online teaching. This session will demonstrate how to set up your Canvas course as well as highlight efficient ways for you to connect with your students.

 

Click here to register: CTE’s Online Teaching Toolkit

 

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Online Assessment

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Shifting assessment to an online format presents an opportunity to consider the best way to check your students’ progress towards course goals. This session will review online formats as well as ideas for “authentic” assessment. Suggestions and tools to support academic integrity will be discussed as well.

 

Click here to register: Online Assessment

 

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Hiring Freezes, Rescinded Offers, and Uncertainty: What to do now?

Watch the first webinar by the Office of Career and Professional Development of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in their latest series: “Career Conversations for Researchers in the age of COVID-19”. Here they discuss the latest on what everyone has been hearing about the academic job market, industry positions, postdoc opportunities and internships during COVID-19, and share the advice they have been giving UCSF students and postdocs in counseling appointments.

 

Click here for the webinar and additional job search resources: What to do now?

 

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