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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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May 20, 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

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Friedrich Schiller University Jena Postdoc

Postdoc Fellows for Computation-Based Science & Technology Research Centre

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

OGPD Summer Professional Development Series: Managing Stress and Anxiety as a Graduate Student

Managing Anxiety During Times of Crisis

Mindfulness Practice: Social Connection in the Time of Physical Distancing

Coping with Imposter Syndrome

"Zoom"-ing into Nature: Online and Outside

Bereavement

Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of the TED Stage

Culturally Aware Mentorship

Feeling All the Feels

Developing Self-Compassion

Graduate Committee Members Needed: State and Institutions in Africa Working Group

Prioritizing

 

RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS

Literature Review: Types and Tips

Embase

The UF Health Integrated Data Repository

Introduction to Research Impact

SciWheel

Web of Science

From Project to Publication—the Art of Manuscript Revision

Punctuation Power

 

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Online Career Connections Center Office Hours Changing

How to Take Advantage of Your Summer at Home

Link-Up with LinkedIn 

Resume and Cover Letter Building

Strategies for Virtual Networking

 

TEACHING

Revamping Discussions for Online

E-Learning @ UF: Facilitate and Engage

Online Assessment

Online Teaching: Lessons Learned

Center for Teaching Excellence’s Online Teaching Toolkit

Applying Educational Theory

Technology to Captivate Students

Escape Room!

Meeting Students Where They Are: Strategies for Connecting with Students Online

Using Zoom to Make Learning Magic!

How to be a GREAT Online or Hybrid TA

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

COVID-19 Access Free Education Program

 

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 specialist from the Career Connections Center. Email our C3 partner, Jaime Harsell, to make a virtual appointment.

 

New Hours Starting May 26, 2020:

Tuesdays

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Fridays

4 p.m. – 5 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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Friedrich Schiller University Jena Postdoc

The Cluster of Excellence “Balance of the Microverse” of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, invites applications for 6 Doctoral and 2 Postdoctoral Researcher Positions. The Cluster combines expertise in life, material, optical, and computational sciences to elevate microbiome studies from descriptive to hypothesis-driven and functional analyses. The positions will be funded through the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments, the Carl Zeiss Foundation or the German Academic Exchange Service.

 

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 25, 2020

 

Click here for the application: Friedrich Schiller University Jena Postdoc Application

 

Click here for more information: Friedrich Schiller University Jena Postdoc Information

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Postdoc Fellows for Computation-Based Science & Technology Research Centre

The Cyprus Institute is currently recruiting for Post-doctoral fellow(s) for the Computation-Based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC). The Institute invites applications to pursue research at the interface between materials science modelling and scientific computing. The successful candidate(s) will be actively engaged with ongoing research projects at the Cyprus Institute, and be part of the research team associated with the European Research Area (ERA) Chair in Modelling and Simulation for Engineering Applications (SimEA).

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2020

 

Click here for more information and application instructions: CaSToRC Postdoc Fellows

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OGPD Summer Professional Development Series: Managing Stress and Anxiety as a Graduate Student

 

UF’s Office of Graduate Professional Development presents its summer workshop series: “Combatting Stress and Anxiety as a Graduate Student.” This online workshops series focuses on practical solutions for helping graduate students prevent and manage stress and anxiety in common anxiety-provoking situations. Links to each Zoom meeting will be sent to registered students 24 hours before the workshop.

 

Workshops Include:

 

Managing Public Speaking Anxiety”

Presenter: Dr. Diana Nagy, UF Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Get Stuff Done: Taking Control of Your Time and Managing Leisure Guilt

Presenter: Amanda Catron, UF Office of Graduate Professional Development

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Your Own Worst Enemy: Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism”

Presenter: Dr. Spurty Surapaneni and Dr. Sneha Pitre, UF Counseling and Wellness Center

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Taking a Gator Chomp Out of Social Anxiety”

Presenter: Dr. Brian A. Zaboski, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Test Anxiety: Classes, Comps, and Quals

Presenter: Dr. Rosa West, UF Counseling and Wellness Center

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Effectively Coping with Writing Anxiety and Procrastination: Support for Students Writing Proposals, Comps, Articles, Theses, Quals, and Dissertations

Presenter: Dr. Alison Miller, The Dissertation Coach

Thursday, July 22, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

When to Ask for Help- DRC Resources

Presenter: Beth Roland, UF Disability Resource Center

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

To save your seat for any of the above workshops, register online via GIMS (Graduate Information Management System) by clicking this link: Log on to GIMS

 

Click here for more information: OGPD Professional Development Workshop Series

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Managing Anxiety During Times of Crisis

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

In this skill building series students will learn strategies for managing anxiety during times of crisis. Skills reviewed will include decision-trees, worry postponement, and more.

 

Click here for registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshop Registration

 

Click here for more information: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

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International Student Success Group

Wednesdays, Summer C

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

If you need a safe, supportive, and comfortable place to discuss adjustment and cross-cultural experiences in the United States, please consider joining the International Student Success Group offered by the UF Counseling and Wellness Center.  The group will be facilitated by two counselors on Zoom.  A wide range of topics will be discussed and processed in a confidential setting.  Many international students find a sense of community in this group.  Please contact Dr. Shu-Yi Wang if interested.

 

Click here for more information: Counseling and Wellness Center Groups

 

Questions? Contact Dr. Shu-Yi Wang, Counseling and Wellness Center

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Mindfulness Practice: Social Connection in the Time of Physical Distancing

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Join Dr. Ana Puig, College of Education, for a mindfulness practice session. This session is open to all students, staff, and faculty in the UF community.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Mindfulness Practice

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Coping with Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, May 21, 2020

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

 

Wednesday, May 28, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Registration

 

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! Join the Counseling and Wellness Center in this interactive online workshop for an open and honest exploration/dialogue of how Imposter Syndrome impacts you.

 

Click here for more information: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops 

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"Zoom"-ing into Nature: Online and Outside

Tuesdays, May 26, 2020- June 19, 2020

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Join this workshop as how metaphors found in nature can give us insights into ourselves is explored. Experience what the sky, ground, flowers, trees, and water can offer us. Thought-provoking questions will be asked to help you connect with yourself, with others and to think outside (the box). You will have an opportunity to engage with workshop participants or you can simply listen and enjoy the beautiful views.

 

Click here for registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshop Registration

 

Click here for more information: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops 

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Bereavement

Tuesdays, May 26, 2020- August 11, 2020

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to understand and explore emotions related to their experiences of grief and loss. Grief occurs in response to the loss of someone or something significant, and can result in painful and debilitating emotions. This workshop is conversational in nature and offers a space for discussing healthy and unhealthy ways of coping with losses. During this time, it is important to take care of yourself and seek support to start accepting this loss and giving it meaning. Healing usually occurs while connecting with others who may have experienced a similar loss. This weekly workshop is offered to students who would like to attend on a drop-in basis. Repeated attendance is not required but can be highly helpful.

 

Click here for registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshop Registration

 

Click here for more information: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops 

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Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of the TED Stage

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Imagine you are giving the best presentation of your career. Your verbal delivery is captivating and masterfully choreographed with slide visuals and props that are attention grabbing, easy to understand, and even moving. This is what it means to use presentation visuals in a way that is “worthy of the TED stage.” In this course, participants will learn about the common mistakes presenters make with their presentation visuals, gain insights into the way the human brain best processes information while experiencing a presentation, leverage visual techniques for making your content resonate and stick, use next-level techniques to plan a visual presentation, analyze examples from some of the world’s best presenters, and apply key design principles. This course is helpful for both novice and even highly seasoned presenters. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to this session to engage in hands-on design work activities in small groups.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of the TED Stage

 

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Culturally Aware Mentorship

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Learn about:

  • The relevance of cultural awareness to effective mentorship
  • Highlights from the NASEM Report on effective mentorship
  • Practical examples and resources on cultural aware mentorship for mentors ​and mentees​

 

Click here for more information: Culturally Aware Mentorship

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Feeling All the Feels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

This workshop is designed to help you explore emotions. It can help you recognize, understand, and increase your emotional awareness and expectations. This workshop will cover topics such as (but not limited to): identifying, differentiating, and expressing emotions, impact of emotions on behaviors and thoughts, managing fluctuations in moods, emotional avoidant strategies, and using emotional information to increase motivation and act as a guide in achieving goals. Since each session is slightly different, you may attend one, multiple, or all workshops. This workshop is offered May 28th, June 18th  July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, and July 30th, always from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on select Thursdays.

 

Click here for registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshop Registration

 

Click here for more information: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

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Developing Self-Compassion

Friday, May 29, 2020

11 a.m. -12 p.m.

 

Friday, June 26, 2020

11 a.m. -12 p.m.

 

Friday, July 24, 2020

11 a.m. -12 p.m.

 

Do you judge yourself harshly when things don’t go well? Do you engage in self-criticism or think “Why me?” when you run into hardships or failures? You are not alone! Learn how to reduce your self-critical voice and mind by engaging in self-compassion. Offered three times this summer, this workshop will discuss what self-compassion is and is not, discuss ways to practice self-compassion, and guide you through a self-compassion exercise. The Counseling and Wellness Center’s goal for this workshop is to provide an interactive, genuine, and connective space and dialogue with you!

Click here for registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshop Registration

Click here for more information: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

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Graduate Committee Members Needed: State and Institutions in Africa Working Group 

The State and Institutions in Africa Working Group is currently looking for 2 graduate students willing to serve as committee members for the 2020-2021 academic year. This working group is comprised of faculty and graduate students interested in the state and institutions in Africa (see description below) and has been active for the past year with a strong core group of members. Interested students will join Riley Ravary and Belay Alem, who currently serve as Graduate Co-Organizers of the group. Graduate students in ALL disciplines are encouraged to apply--this is an interdisciplinary group.

 

Interested candidates are to send a statement of about 100 words summarizing their research interests as they pertain to the WG themes and their most current CV. Please send an email to Riley Ravary by May 30. Proposals will be reviewed by the working group, then candidates will be notified of decisions.

 

Questions? Contact Riley Ravary, Graduate Co-Organizer.

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Prioritizing

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Students often juggle a number of tasks and responsibilities that can become overwhelming causing feelings of stress/anxiety. This skill building session will teach prioritization as a means of helping make the best use of your own efforts, allocate your time where it’s most needed, and free you from tasks that can be addressed later. 

 

Click here for registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshop Registration

 

Click here for more information: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

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Literature Review: Types and Tips

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

This half hour workshop will acquaint you with two types of narrative literature reviews, provide examples, and explain their purposes and how to construct them.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Literature Review: Types and Tips

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Embase

Thursday, May 21, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Register

 

June 2, 2020

1 p.m. – 2p.m.

Register

 

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.

  

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The UF Health Integrated Data Repository

Thursday, May 21, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

The UF Health Integrated Data Repository (IDR) is a large-scale clinical data warehouse containing data from the UF Health electronic health record (EHR) and other clinical and administrative information systems within the health system. To date, the IDR contains data on approximately 2 million patients and over 1.6 billion facts describing patient demographics, diagnoses, procedures, lab results, medications, encounter information, and more. Currently, the IDR team is working to curate and make available new and novel forms of health information, including unstructured clinical notes, imaging data, and COVID-19 related data. In this presentation, Chris Harle, Professor of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics and UF Health Chief Research Information Officer will describe the IDR, the data it contains and processes for obtaining data. He will also describe a new COVID-19 dataset that will soon be available to the UF research community.

 

Click here for more information and registration: UF Health Integrated Data Repository

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Introduction to Research Impact

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

This workshop will introduce attendees to some metrics commonly used to measure research impact, and suggest some steps they can take to improve their own impact.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Introduction to Research Impact  

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SciWheel

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

 

If you are interested in a citation management software with the ability to cite and annotate resources and websites online, SciWheel might be the tool for you. This class will go over importing citations, annotating papers and webpages, and inserting citations into your own publications.

 

Click here for more information and registration: SciWheel

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Web of Science

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Online workshop covers searching this multi-/inter-disciplinary database for published and some unpublished (meeting abstracts & proceedings/proceedings papers) literature. Using this important source for tracking references backward and forward (that is, references used in and subsequent articles that cited a particular article) and for calculating an author's h-index, as well as using it for "academic espionage" into funders, journals, authors and potential employers that have already published on a topic will be covered.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Web of Science

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From Project to Publication—the Art of Manuscript Revision

Wednesdays, June 3, 2020- June 24, 2020

2 p.m. – 3p.m.

 

Despite an ever-escalating emphasis on publication, not many academics receive formal training in how to craft and revise our academic writing. From Project to Publication lays out an array of practices and frameworks that support academic writers in transforming a manuscript-in-process into a submitted article. Across the weeks, participants will be guided through distinct stages of the revision process – from deepening an argument, to clarifying an under-represented perspective, to integrating feedback without losing sight of personal investments.

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 and registration: From Project to Publication Series

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Punctuation Power

Thursday, June 11, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

If a commonsense approach to punctuation is what you need, then "Punctuation Power" may be right for you! In this fast-paced program, you'll review concepts associated with punctuation that you may put to use in everyday writing situations. The workshop covers how to use commas, semicolons, colons, and dashes correctly.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Punctuation Power

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Online Career Connections Center Office Hours Changing

 

The UF Career Connections Center (C3) continues to offer virtual support and resources to assist graduate students in their professional development and career readiness needs. The hours for the C3 Office Hours in the Graduate School are changing starting May 26, 2020. The hours will be updated to the following:

 

Tuesdays

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Fridays

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

To make an appointment for the new times, please email our C3 partner, Jaime Harsell.

 

Click here for more information: C3 at the Graduate School

 

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

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How to Take Advantage of Your Summer at Home

Thursday, May 21, 2020

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Zoom

 

With all of the change and uncertainty in the world, it is a challenging time to navigate summer plans. While there may be a lot outside of our control at the moment, in this workshop the focus will be on what everyone can control. This discussion will include identifying part-time, virtual, and skill-building opportunities and experiences for summer growth.

 

Click here for more information: How to Take Advantage of Your Summer at Home

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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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Resume and Cover Letter Building

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Zoom

 

Understand the purpose and power of a resume and cover letter when searching for experience. Students will leave knowing the proper content, style, and format for resume writing and cover letter development in addition to identifying strategies to strengthen each document.

 

Click here for more information: Resume and Cover Letter Building

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Strategies for Virtual Networking

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Zoom

 

Building meaningful relationships over the internet can be a tricky task, but it is now more important than ever. Networking opens us up to job and internship opportunities, mentoring, and helps us to learn about different career paths. In this workshop, learn strategies on how to (virtually) build professional connections and navigate the world of virtual career fairs.

 

Click here for more information: Strategies for Virtual Networking

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Revamping Discussions for Online

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

What are the discussion practices that can help my online students connect with course topics and each other? This session 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 for more information and registration: Revamping Discussions for Online

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E-Learning @ UF: Facilitate and Engage

Thursday, May 21, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Are you new to e-Learning at UF or wondering how to facilitate a pre-created course? In this training, participants will actively engage with the e-Learning interface from instructor perspective and explore the powerful tools for providing effective feedback and assessing student progress.

 

Click here for more information and registration: E-Learning @ UF: Facilitate and Engage

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Online Assessment

Thursday, May 21, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 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 for more information and registration: Online Assessment 

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 Online Teaching: Lessons Learned

Thursday, May 28, 2020

12 p.m.

 

How did the shift to online teaching go for you? Join Sean Michael Morris (Senior Instructor of Learning Design and Technology in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver) and Karishma Collette, PhD (Assistant Director, Center for Research on Learning & Teaching, University of Michigan) as they reflect on the successes, challenges, and lessons learned during the shift to online teaching.

 

After attending this Beyond the Professoriate webinar, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate what worked/didn’t work in your own online teaching.
  • Learn strategies that others have successfully used in their online courses.
  • Recognize that these are unprecedented times and we are all learning new strategies to cope with the uncertainty and change.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Online Teaching: Lessons Learned 

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Center for Teaching Excellence's Online Teaching Toolkit

Thursday, May 28, 2020

1 p.m. – 2:30 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, the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) will 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 for more information and registration: CTE’s Online Teaching Toolkit

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Applying Educational Theory

Monday, June 1, 2020 – Sunday, June 7, 2020

 

The Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT)’s week-long course, Applying Educational Theory, analyzes how the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education and the Experiential Learning cycle can influence instruction. Participants will create an assignment that applies basic concepts from one of these theories, while reflecting on the potential benefits and challenges of doing so.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Applying Educational Theory

 

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Technology to Captivate Students

Monday, June 1, 2020- Sunday, June 14, 2020

 

The Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT)’s two-week-long course, Technology to Captivate Students, teaches instructors how to develop inclusive strategies for learning environments that promote student engagement and feedback.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Technology to Captivate Students

 

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Escape Room!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Solve puzzles to discover resources for creative online teaching while collaborating with the UF community! This is a #NoWallsTeaching event sponsored by The Center for Teaching Excellence.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Escape Room!

 

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Meeting Students Where They Are: Strategies for Connecting with Students Online

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Often, keeping students engaged can be a challenge while teaching remotely. Some methods used to connect with students in face-to-face classrooms don't translate well to virtual environments, so students feel disconnected from the instructor and the course content.

 

In this workshop, a variety of techniques you can use to better connect with students in your online classes (both synchronous and asynchronous) will be practiced. These strategies can lead to higher levels of participation, increased performance, and an overall better experience for students and teachers alike. The critical role compassion has in education and how you can balance it with course expectations will also be discussed. This is a #NoWallsTeaching workshop from The Center for Teaching Excellence.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Meeting Students Where They Are.

 

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Using Zoom to Make Learning Magic!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

Join The Center for Teaching Excellence as they share how-to’s and best practices for teaching in Zoom. Learn strategies for using Zoom features like breakout rooms and polls that can help to engage students in active learning and connect with each other. This is a #NoWallsTeaching workshop by The Center for Teaching Excellence.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Using Zoom to Make Learning Magic!

 

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How to Be a GREAT Online or Hybrid TA 

Learn about teaching best practice and campus resources that will help you get up to speed quickly. Complete four required modules plus choose one of four optional modules to earn your certificate of completion. This workshop is required for graduate assistants supporting UF Online courses. This workshop will earn 200 miles towards your Passport to Great Teaching certificate of participation. Estimated time to complete the full workshop is 4 – 5 hours (depending upon your choice of optional modules.)

 

Click here for more information and registration: How to Be a Great Online or Hybrid TA

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COVID-19 Access Free Education Program

The University of Florida’s Office of Professional and Workforce Development in partnership with Coursera is pleased to offer for a limited time, the COVID19 Access Free Education (CAFE) Program.  From now until July 31st, you can register for and take any of the over 3,000 courses that Coursera offers on its learning platform.

 

The entire Coursera catalog is open to UF students. This is a great opportunity to add value to your degree by completing a specialization in a specific subject area or achieve an industry certification in a program such as Google IT Support.

 

Click here for more information and registration: UF CAFE Program

 

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