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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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April 7, 2020                                                                                                                              

GENERAL INFORMATION

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

The Office of Graduate Professional Development on Facebook

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Fulbright Information Session

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Academic Conference Tips: Delivering a Great Paper and Maximizing Your Conference Experience

UFJUR Peer-Reviewers Needed

Mastering Academic Time Management

Communication and Conflict Management

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

Working with Recruiters - Advice for STEM PhDs

Using InterSECT Job Simulations, with Thi Nguyen

 

RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS

Forecasting the Future: Setting Yourself Up with Trustworthy Data

F1000 Workspace

Qualtrics @UF: Getting Started

Qualtrics @UF: Beyond the Basics

Best Practices in Research Data Management

 

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Career Connections Center Office Hours in the Graduate School Online

 

TEACHING

Bring Your Classroom to Life

Accessible Online Environments

E-Learning @UF: Build & Design

Collaborating with the Community: An Approach to Experiential Learning

Tools and Tips for Student Engagement in Transitioned-Online Courses

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Beyond the Professoriate’s 7th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs

 

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduate Student Appreciation Week is the University of Florida’s celebration of the diverse contributions its graduate students bring to campus and the community.

 

This year, we’ll be celebrating online to keep us connected through virtual chat, games, movies, and music while keeping safely apart amid the current health crisis.

 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Virtual GSAW 2020 Kickoff

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Zoom

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Conversation Caf

1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Zoom

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Virtual Trivia Night

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Kahoot

 

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Netflix Movie Night

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Zoom

 

Friday, April 10, 2020

GSAW Virtual Party

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Zoom

 

Click here for more information: Graduate Student Appreciation Week

 

Questions? Contact the UF Division of Graduate Student Affairs

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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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Fulbright Information Session

Friday, April 10, 2020

3 p.m.

Link to Webinar

 

Are you interested in teaching, studying, or earning a graduate degree abroad? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 2,000 grants annually to U.S. citizens in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Language skills not necessarily required!

Two virtual information sessions specifically for graduate students are being offered in the coming weeks. Please see the times and ZOOM log-in info below. If you are interested in more information and unable to make these sessions, please contact Kelly J. Medley, UF’s External Scholarship & Fellowships Coordinator.

 

Click here for more information: Fulbright Information Session

 

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Academic Conference Tips:
Delivering a Great Paper and Maximizing Your Conference Experience

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Link to Webinar

 

Join Dr. Kristen Galvin (Assistant Director for Graduate Engagement, UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere) for a discussion on how to improve your academic presentation skills, and make the most out of your conference experience. Dr. Galvin will share her knowledge of presenting papers and chairing and moderating panels at national conferences across various disciplines of the humanities.

 

After attending this webinar, participants will learn strategies for:

  • Translating academic writing into an oral presentation “script”
  • Designing clear and effective PowerPoint slides
  • Engaging and knowing your audience
  • Preparing for technological mishaps
  • Navigating the Q&A
  • Networking

 

To save your seat, register online via GIMS (Graduate Information Management System) by clicking this link: Log on to GIMS.

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development

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UFJUR Peer-Reviewers Needed

The University of Florida Journal of Undergraduate Research (UFJUR) is recruiting graduate students who would like a professional development opportunity to serve as a volunteer peer reviewer for the journal; a double blind peer review process. We would like the undergraduates to benefit from feedback from a reviewer in their field. Check out the latest issue of UFJUR.

 

Reviewers must have a very strong command of written English and be available to review papers May - August. Peer reviewers are required to attend online training via Zoom or watch a few how-to videos provided by the online journal system. Reviewers are needed in all disciplines.

 

If you are a graduate student who would like to add serving as an editor to their CV, please email the UFJUR Editor, Michelle Leonard, before April 15, 2020.

 

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Mastering Academic Time Management

Thursday, April 9, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Online

 

New faculty members commonly describe:

  • Working long hours but making little progress on their research and writing
  • A sense of loneliness that stems from limited mentoring and community
  • Feeling unsupported in their desire for work-family balance and without the skills to achieve it
  • Wondering whether the academic path is the right career choice

 

This webinar is specifically designed to address these issues and provide participants with concrete skills to successfully transition from graduate student to professor. Specifically, participants will learn:

  • The three biggest mistakes that new faculty make in managing their time
  • Why and how to align work time with institutional and personal priorities
  • How to create time for academic writing and research
  • How to organize a network of support and accountability for writing productivity and balance

 

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 register: Mastering Academic Time Management

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Communication and Conflict Management

Friday, April 10, 2020

12 p.m.- 1 p.m.

Online

 

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 to register: Communication and Conflict Management

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

Thursday, April 16, 2020

12 p.m.

Online

 

Join Beyond the Professoriate co-founder L. Maren Wood, PhD for this webinar on job searching through these unprecedented times.

 

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 to register: Maintain Momentum in Your Job Search

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Working with Recruiters - Advice for STEM PhDs

Friday, April 17, 2020

12 p.m.

Online

 

Beyond the Professoriate presents a webinar focused on how STEM PhDs can work with recruiters in their job search. This webinar will feature Executive Recruiter Leigh Holcomb, PhD (Connexis Search Group).

 

After attending the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand how recruiting works for non-academic careers.
  • Gain insight into what recruiters look for in candidates and PhDs in particular.

 

Click here to register: Working with Recruiters

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Using InterSECT Job Simulations, with Thi Nguyen

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

12 p.m.

Online

 

InterSECT is a free tool designed to allow PhDs to explore future career options through job simulations. InterSECT allows users to gain insight into the daily tasks and duties of jobs in industry, academia, and government.

 

In this special webinar, presented by Beyond the Professoriate, Thi Nguyen, PhD (Former Associate Dean of Graduate Career and Professional Development at Washington University in St. Louis) will teach you how to use this interactive tool to explore, plan, and prepare for your post-PhD career.

 

Click here to register: Using InterSECT Job Simulations

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Forecasting the Future: Setting Yourself Up with Trustworthy Data

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

12 p.m.

Online

 

Are you sure that the data you’re collecting today is as solid and secure as you’ll need it to be next week, month or year?

 

Join ASBMB Data Integrity Manager Kaoru Sakabe, researchers Chris Berndsen and Chris Ulens and librarian Jennifer Reiswig in a discussion on good data stewardship, moderated by JBC Scientific Editor Catherine Goodman.

 

Learn how to avoid common mistakes, discuss habits and workflows, and get your questions answered to ensure you are doing all you can to generate enduring and reproducible research for the scientific community.

 

Click here for more information: Setting Yourself Up with Trustworthy Data

 

Click here to register: Trustworthy Data Workshop Registration

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F1000 Workspace

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Online

 

If you are interested in a citation management software with the ability to cite and annotate resources and websites online, F1000 Workspace might be the tool for you. This class will briefly mention Faculty of 1000’s other sites, Prime and Research, but will focus on the functions of F1000 Workspace.

 

Click here to register: F1000 Workspace Workshop

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Qualtrics @UF: Getting Started

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Online

 

Learn to create, edit, distribute and manage reports using Qualtrics, UF's centrally-supported survey tool. 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 first in a two-part series in this workshop participants will learn how to create and edit a basic survey, when and how to utilize Page Break and Block, and how to effectively distribute surveys, view results and finally manage reports.  Participants will have an opportunity to practice through hands-on activities throughout the class.

 

Click here to register: Qualtrics @UF: Getting Started

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Qualtrics @UF: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, April 23, 2020

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Online

 

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

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Online

 

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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Career Connections Center Office Hours in the Graduate School Online

Tuesdays

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Online

 

Wednesdays

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

In light of the current shift towards online courses and programming, the UF Career Connections Center (C3) is offering virtual support and resources to continue 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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Bring Your Classroom to Life

Thursday, April 9, 2020

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Online

 

Create an engaging learning environment and bring your classroom to life. Participants will discuss active learning techniques that can enhance boring lectures and fun ways to make students apply their knowledge. Participants will also develop an active learning activity to enhance student experience and achievement.

Click here to register: Bring Your Classroom to Life

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Accessible Online Environments

Monday, April 13, 2020- Sunday, April 26, 2020

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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E-Learning @UF: Build & Design

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Online

 

Learn how to create and update an online course on UF’s e-learning system. In this hands-on training, certified trainers guide participants in creating an engaging online course. Trainers guide the application of course design best practices and management strategies to help instructors deliver online courses that are efficient and student-friendly.

 

With an eye towards best practices, participants will learn how to:

  • Make a course request
  • Navigate and edit both global and course navigations
  • Message students and course members
  • Link, upload, manage, and embed content
  • Create and publish pages, assignments, quizzes and discussions boards
  • Employ organizational modules
  • Upload and manage a syllabus
  • Export/import course content

 

Click here to register: E-Learning @UF: Build and Design

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Collaborating with the Community: An Approach to Experiential Learning

Thursday, April 16, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

This workshop will focus on how communities’ interactions can enrich experiential learning opportunities for students. Specifically, the workshop will cover ways to find and connect with community partners along with different assignment strategies that can be utilized in collaboration with community partners.

 

Click here to register: Collaborating with the Community

 

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Tools and Tips for Student Engagement in Transitioned-Online Courses

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Online

 

Student engagement is key to running a successful online course. Dr. Krishna will share best practices from her experiences in teaching and learning in fully online Physics courses as well as mid-semester transitioned-online teaching. In this workshop we will discuss student and instructor expectations, instructor presence, building community, small-group-problem-solving sessions, group projects, online office hours, providing feedback, all with a central focus on student engagement.

 

This workshop will be best suited to those who are recently transitioned to online teaching or have been teaching online for about a year.

 

Click here for to register: Tools and Tips for Student Engagement in Transitioned-Online Courses

 

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Beyond the Professoriate’s 7th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs

May 2, 2020 & May 9, 2020

11 a.m.

Online

 

This year’s conference will provide attendees with 3 things:

  • Our usual how-to seminars on job searching;
  • Career advice for PhDs by PhDs who have successfully launched post-academic careers;
  • Career support and advice for grad students and PhDs concerned with what will happen in the job market over the next several months. Hiring will continue though some career sectors may have higher/lower demand, and your job searching technique may need some adjustment. Rest assured we recognize this, and it will be a significant part of our programming.

 

Cost of attendance is $59 for All Access (live + replay) or $29 for Live Only attendance.

 

Early Bird (April 1st to April 14th) coupon available for $10 off the All Access ticket only. 

 

Click here to learn more and register: 7th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs

 

 

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1523 Union Road

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352 273 3143

Questions or comments? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development.

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