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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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May 6, 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

Postdoc Israeli Fulbright Fellowship

2020 AIIS Fellowship Competition

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

University Structure & Planning for Promotion

Every Summer Needs a Plan

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

Coping with Imposter Syndrome

 

RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS

SPSS and SamplePower

Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision

Introduction to PubMed

Virtual Teaching and Learning

EndNote

Computational Biology and Biomedical Data Science

Biosketch Bootcamp

You Want Me to Do What? Strategies for Writing a Comprehensive Literature Review

NIH Public Access Compliance

Behavioral Research in Biomedicine

Best Practices in Data Management

Embase

 

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Offer Negotiating

Link-Up with LinkedIn 

 

TEACHING

G-Suite for Teaching and Learning

Delivering Effective Feedback and Creating Rubrics

Engaging Learners Asynchronously

Flexible and Accessible Remote Learning

Five Tips for Creating Accessible Course Material

Zoom Advanced

Zoom Security

Using Assessments to Improve Student Success

Technology to Improve Instructor Presence

Online Teaching Provides the Seeds of Opportunity

Aligning Assessments to Objectives

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Leadership Toolkit -UF HR

 

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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Postdoc Israeli Fulbright Fellowship

Israeli universities are known for their high level of research in many fields. Seven of Israel’s university departments have been ranked among the world’s top 100 in their respective disciplines, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject published in March 2020.

 

The Fulbright Israel post-doc scholarship awards $47,500 a year for up to two years.

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Click here for more information: Postdoc Israeli Fulbright Fellowship

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2020 AIIS Fellowship Competition

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates at universities in the U.S. to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months.

 

Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree. Scholarly/Professional development fellowships are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India. Creative and Performing Arts fellowships are available to practitioners of the arts of India.

 

Eligible applicants include 1) U.S. citizens; and 2) citizens of other countries who are students or faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities (this rule does not apply to U.S. citizens).

 

The application deadline is now November 15, 2020. 

Link to application: 2020 AIIS Fellowship Competition Application

 

For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies by phone at (773) 702-8638 or e-mail: [log in to unmask] or their website.

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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: University Structure & Planning for Promotion

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Every Summer Needs a Plan

Thursday, May 14, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Do you often start the summer 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 summer? Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this summer?

 

Join the NCFDD for a hands-on planning webinar! They offer a planning webinar at the beginning of each term so that you can take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals for the summer, 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 summer ever! Get ready to create a work-plan for your summer that you can immediately share with your mentors.

 

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 for more information: Every Summer Needs a Plan

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

“Early Career Faculty Issues”

Thursday, May 7, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

“The Increasing Challenges Faced by Underrepresented Minorities”

Thursday, May 14, 2020,

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

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 online 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. 

 

Click here for more information: Discussions on the Biomedical Workforce in the Time of COVID-19

 

Questions? Contact Chris Pickett, Rescuing Biomedical Research

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Coping with Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, May 21, 2020

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Do you ever feel like others expect you to be the expert on something, but internally you feel like you have no idea what you are doing? Or when good things happen to you, you find yourself actively negating those experiences? If any of these questions resonated with you, you are not alone! Come join the Counseling and Wellness Center in this interactive online workshop for an open and honest exploration/dialogue of how Imposter Syndrome impacts you. This workshop is led by Dr. Shinlay Rivera and Dr. Spurty Surapaneni of the Counseling and Wellness Center.

 

Click here for more information: Coping with Imposter Syndrome

 

Click here to register: Coping with Imposter Syndrome Registration

 

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SPSS and SamplePower

Monday, May 11, 2020 – Thursday, July 2, 2020

 

In this free and practical self-paced training course, participants will learn how to use SPSS and SamplePower 3 software packages through practical application and hands-on exercises. This course does not teach Statistics, rather how to use SPSS Statistics and Sample Power 3 software to further research. A functional knowledge of graduate-level statistics is required.

Click here for the sample syllabus: SPSS and SamplePower syllabus

Click here for more information and registration: SPSS and SamplePower

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Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

UFII and UF Research Computer are proud to host the first Nvidia Workshop titled “Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision”.

 

This workshop teaches the fundamental concepts in machine learning and deep learning techniques for a range of computer vision tasks through a series of hands-on exercises. You will work with widely-used deep learning tools, frameworks, and workflows to train and deploy neural network models on a fully-configured, GPU-accelerated workstation in the cloud. After a quick introduction to deep learning, you will advance to: building and deploying deep learning applications for image classification and object detection, modifying your neural networks to improve their accuracy and performance, and implanting the workflow you have learned on a final project. At the end of the workshop, you will have access to additional resources to create new deep learning applications on your own.

 

The fee for this workshop is $10.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Deep Learning for Computer Vision

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Introduction to PubMed

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

 

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, setting up email alerts may also be covered, transferring to bibliographic software like RefWorks or EndNote, filtering for evidence-based studies, building collections within PubMed or other functions within PubMed.

Click here for more information: Introduction to PubMed

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Virtual Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

NIGMS (National Institute of General Medical Sciences) created a new webinar series for students, postdocs, and faculty. Each hour-long webinar includes a 10- to 15-minute presentation by the speaker followed by a moderated question and answer session. The hope is that these webinars will enhance trainees’ ongoing learning experiences, as well as benefit others in the scientific research community who may find them helpful. Meeting details will be added as they become available.

 

This webinar, Virtual Teaching and Learning will be presented by Dr. Erin L. Dolan, University of Georgia.

 

Click here for more information: Virtual Teaching and Learning

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EndNote

Thursday, May 13, 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. You 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: EndNote

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Computational Biology and Biomedical Data Science

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

NIGMS (National Institute of General Medical Sciences) created a new webinar series for students, postdocs, and faculty. Each hour-long webinar includes a 10- to 15-minute presentation by the speaker followed by a moderated question and answer session. The hope is that these webinars will enhance  trainees’ ongoing learning experiences, as well as benefit others in the scientific research community who may find them helpful. Meeting details will be added as they become available.

 

This webinar, Computational Biology and Biomedical Data Science, will be presented by Dr. Susan Gregurick, NIH Office of Data Science Strategy.

 

Click here for more information: Computational Biology and Biomedical Data Science

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Biosketch Bootcamp

Wednesday, April 13, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

A biosketch is used to highlight each individual's qualifications for a specific role in a proposed project. NIH requires a biosketch for senior/key persons applying for or renewing NIH grants. This class goes over tips and tricks on how to format your NIH Biosketch for upcoming NIH grants. Feel free to bring your biosketch and learn new formatting ideas!

 

Click here for more information: Biosketch Bootcamp

 

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You Want Me to Do What? Strategies for Writing a Comprehensive Literature Review

Thursday, May 14, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Writing a comprehensive literature review can be like trying to put together a 1,000 piece puzzle all by yourself in a short span of time! The daunting task of analyzing and synthesizing information from countless research sources overwhelms many scholars. In this online workshop with Dr. Vernetta Williams of Cultivate the Writer you’ll gain information and insight on how to organize and craft a literature review to make the task more manageable!

 

Click here to register in GIMS: GIMS Portal

 

Questions? Email the UF Graduate School’s Division of Graduate Student Affairs (DGSA) at [log in to unmask].

 

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NIH Public Access Compliance

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

This workshop provides an introduction to the NIH Public Access Policy and demonstrates how to fulfill compliance requirements. It will cover how to use the NIH Manuscript Submission System and discuss the various approaches of journal publishers towards compliance.

Click here for more information: NIH Public Access Compliance

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Behavioral Research in Biomedicine

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Join this webinar hosted by Dr. William T. Riley, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, To discuss the following:

  • How the integration of social/behavioral sciences and biomedical sciences strengthens the health research enterprise.
  • Challenges to the integration of social/behavioral sciences and the biomedical sciences.
  • Examples of this integration in recent trans-NIH initiatives​

 

Click here for more information: Behavioral Research in Biomedicine

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Best Practices in Data Management

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

12 p.m. – 1 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 Data Management

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Embase

Thursday, May 21, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

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 for more information and registration: Embase Workshop

 

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Offer Negotiating

Friday, May 15, 2020

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Learning how or when to negotiate an offer is daunting. All aspects of salary and benefit negotiation will be discussed including, what you can negotiate, when to start the conversation, and how to approach it.

 

Click here to register: Offer Negotiating

 

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Link-Up with LinkedIn

Friday, May 22, 2020

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Learn how to leverage LinkedIn to maintain a strong virtual presence and personal branding while we remain physically distant. Important tips, how to build your connections, and expanding your network will be covered.

 

Click here to register: Link-Up with LinkedIn

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G-Suite for Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

Learn how to use and maximize different tools in G-Suite such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive and many others to enhance your teaching and increase student engagement in your online environment.

 

Click here for more information and registration: G-Suite for Teaching and Learning

 

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Delivering Effective Feedback and Creating Rubrics

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

During the webinar participants will have the opportunity to learn best practices of building quality rubrics and providing effective feedback. There will be an overview of how to create rubrics in e-Learning and the importance of feedback.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Delivering Effective Feedback and Creating Rubrics

 

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Engaging Learners Asynchronously

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Enhance student engagement in an asynchronous environment with the use of the Discussions tool in Canvas. Attendees will learn how to incorporate technology, active learning, and other engagement strategies to elicit meaningful dialogue among their students asynchronously.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Engaging Learners Asynchronously

 

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Flexible and Accessible Remote Learning

Thursday, May 7, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

Learn strategies to encourage self-directed learning and provide more accessible and equitable courses with the basics of Universal Design for Learning. Use Zoom, Ally, and Canvas to make it easier to improve the student experience in your distance course.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Flexible and Accessible Remote Learning

 

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Five Tips for Creating Accessible Course Material

Thursday, May 7, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Minimize barriers to learning with these tips and tools for creating accessible course content, including readings, multimedia, and your eLearning course site. Use accessibility tools like Ally and those provided by MS Office products to evaluate and adjust your material for accessibility.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Creating Accessible Course Material

 

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Zoom Advanced

Thursday, May 7, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Minimize barriers to learning with these tips and tools for creating accessible course content, including readings, multimedia, and your eLearning course site. Use accessibility tools like Ally and those provided by MS Office products to evaluate and adjust your material for accessibility.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Zoom Advanced

 

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Zoom Security

Friday, May 8, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

Learn how to best keep your meetings and classes secure through Zoom. This webinar will walk you through Zoom settings, scheduling a meeting, and will provide management tips for the virtual classroom and other Zoom meetings with security in mind. 

 

Click here for more information and registration: Zoom Security

 

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Using Assessments to Improve Student Success

Friday, May 8, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

When teaching online, there are a multitude of ways for you to track student’s progress and coach them for success. This workshop will share how to utilize assessments including assignments, quizzes, discussions, and methods for streamlining feedback to students through Canvas.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Using Assessments to Improve Student Success

 

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Technology to Improve Instructor Presence

Monday, May 11, 2020- Sunday, May 24, 2020

 

In this instructional development opportunity, participants will explore strategies and tools to create an effective online instructor presence and incorporate technology into teaching. Participants will practice creating engaging and interactive instructional videos.

 

Topics included in this offering:

  • Overview of the Digital Age
  • Incorporating Technology into Teaching
  • Creating an Effective Online Instructor Presence
  • Creating Engaging and Interactive Presentations

 

Click here for more information and registration: Technology to Improve Instructor Presence

 

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Online Teaching Provides the Seeds of Opportunity

Monday, May 18, 2020

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

How can the leap to distance learning help you to stretch the boundaries of your comfort zone? How can you reimagine your teaching strategy to go beyond the physical walls of the classroom? In this session, one instructor shares her insights. All participants will reflect upon what has been learned from the shift to online, and how this disruptive experience can be used as an impetus to change online teaching for the better.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Seeds of Opportunity

 

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Aligning Assessments to Objectives

Monday, May 18, 2020 – Sunday, May 24, 2020

 

Aligning Assessments to Objectives provides participants the opportunity to analyze the relationship between course goals, student learning objectives, and assessments. Participants will focus on creating a course architecture for one module of content that promotes a student-centered approach to course design. 

 

Click here for more information and registration: Aligning Assessments to Objectives

 

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Leadership Toolkit- University of Florida Human Relations

This website is designed to provide you with tools to enhance the leadership qualities you already possess, while cultivating new strengths through education and training.

 

Designed with the goals of the University of Florida in mind, the UF Leadership Competency Model outlines a framework for the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to be an excellent leader at UF. The resources provided on this toolkit are aligned with these UF leadership competencies. Find the resources you want by selecting one of many competencies.

 

Take some time to explore this toolkit. These resources will assist your efforts in being a better manager and leader and are available whenever you need them. Resources include multimedia presentations, job aids, reading lists, and curriculum support.

 

Click here to access UF’s Leadership Toolkit: Leadership Toolkit

 

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