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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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June 3, 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

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Latvia: Post-Doctoral Research Aid Program

EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoc Program in Life Sciences

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

Prioritizing

International Student Success Group

"Zoom"-ing into Nature: Online and Outside

Bereavement

Thought Identification

Passing the Torch: Leadership Sustainability

Working from Home

Collaboration Plans: A Secret to Success for Collaboration

Leading Through Complex Challenges

Your Own Worst Enemy: Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism

First Year Faculty Teaching Academy

Cultivating Gratitude

Feeling All the Feels

What To Do If You’re Going on the Academic Job Market

Powerful Public Speaking

Developing Self-Compassion

 

RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS

Web of Science

From Project to Publication—the Art of Manuscript Revision

Best Practices in Data Management

Introduction to EndNote

Moving from Resistance to Writing

2020 Summer Seminar Series: Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research

Searching for COVID-19 Information

 

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Online Career Connections Center Office Hours

Leveling up with Professionals: CVs

Career Conversations: Getting Unstuck

AltAc - Industry Jobs for Academics – STEM

Quick Tips: Interviewing Strategies

AltAc - Industry Jobs for Academics - Humanities/Social Sciences

The Empowered Job Search: Covid-19 Edition

Leveling up with Professionals: Personal Statements

Internships, Practicums, and Research, Oh my! Fitting Your Experience on Your Resume

Conquering the Teacher Interview

 

TEACHING

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

Using Zoom to Make Learning Magic!

Nature as a Classroom

E-Learning @UF: Build and Design

Humanizing Your Course

Creating Global Classrooms Through Virtual Exchange

Great Teaching with Vulnerable Storytelling

E-Learning @UF: Facilitate and Engage

Effective Feedback

Building a Classroom Community Virtually

How to be a GREAT Online or Hybrid TA

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

#NoWallsTeaching by The Center for Teaching Excellence

 

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.

 

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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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. The benefits of being a fellow are numerous and include a stipend, a yearlong series of professional development workshops, access to the STPF fellows’ network, professional opportunities for leadership and science communication, and more.

 

There are four fellowship areas. You may apply for up to two. They are the executive branch fellowship, the judicial branch fellowship, the legislative branch fellowship, and the Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship (which places fellows in both nonprofit organizations and the federal government). Click here to learn more about applicant requirements.

 

Application Deadline: November 1, 2020

 

Click here for the application: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Application

 

Click here for more information: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

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Latvia: Post-Doctoral Research Aid Program

The State Education Development Agency of Latvia has announced the 4th call for research applications under the activity “Post-doctoral Research Aid”. The purpose of the program is to develop the skills of new scientists and to increase the scientific capacity, ensuring the possibilities for new scientists to start a career in scientific institutions and with enterprises, as well as improvement of research competences, renewal of human resources and increase in the number of qualified specialists.

 

Application Deadline: July 20, 2020

 

Click here for more information and application: Latvia Post-Doctoral Research Aid Program

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EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoc Program in Life Sciences

EIPOD4 is a new international postdoctoral fellowship program co-funded by Marie-Skłodowska Curie Actions. Designed to support the increasing diversity of career paths in Europe’s research landscape, the program offers three tracks for fellows to choose from based on their research interests and career aspirations. The academic track is designed for fellows largely interested in pursuing a classical academic career. The industry track supports interdisciplinary research projects involving an industry partner or applied research projects. The clinical track targets MD/PhDs who aspire to work as physician scientists and fellows with a strong interest in biomedical research.

 

Application Deadline: September 9, 2020

 

Click here for more information: EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoc Program in Life Sciences

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Put aside your overloaded to-do list and join this time management workshop where you will learn real steps to take towards increased productivity, decreased stress, and improved schedule organization. Common pitfalls of time management will also be discussed including: the work/life balance myth, overcoming procrastination, and feelings of guilt when not working.

 

This workshop is part of the Summer 2020 Graduate Professional Development (PD) Series:  “Managing Stress and Anxiety as a Graduate Student” brought to you by UF’s Office of Graduate Professional Development.

 

To save your seat for this workshops, register online via GIMS (Graduate Information Management System) by clicking this link: Log on to GIMS. Zoom link and password will be sent 24 hours before the workshop.

 

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

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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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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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"Zoom"-ing into Nature: Online and Outside

Tuesdays, June 9, 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, June 9, 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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Thought Identification

June 10, 2020

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Our thoughts are powerful. They are automatic, quick and can feel difficult to control. They also impact how we feel and act, and sometimes this cycle can become vicious. This skill building session will help students learn to identify the patterns in their thoughts, and appraise which patterns are helpful and which ones could be modified, so one feels more in control of their feelings, especially anxiety and stress. The session will involve experiential exercises so bring a pen and paper along.

 

Click here for registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshop Registration

 

Click here for more information: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops 

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Passing the Torch: Leadership Sustainability

June 10, 2020

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

What will your organization look like two years from now? As a leader, it’s important to understand the group’s leadership pipeline, how to promote effective followership, and to properly train the next group of leaders to ensure organizational sustainability.  This event is part of the Student Activities & Involvement Leadership Experience (SAILE), hosted by Student Activities & Involvement and the Brown Center for Leadership & Service.

 

Click here for registration: Passing the Torch: Leadership Sustainability Registration

 

Click here for more information: SAILE Workshops

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Working from Home

June 11, 2020

12 p.m.

 

When remote work and working from home became a reality for many this spring, many asked about tips and strategies for navigating this new work environment. The Beyond the Professoriate team has always been remote and are happy to share some of their best practices. Join founder L. Maren Wood, PhD and guest panelists (who also work in remote positions) for a discussion on strategies for working from home full-time and collaborating in virtual spaces.

 

Click here for registration: Working from Home

 

Click here for more information: Beyond the Professoriate

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Collaboration Plans: A Secret to Success for Collaboration

June 12, 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 registration: Collaboration Plans Registration

 

Click here for more information: “Learn-Discover-Lead” seminar series

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Leading through Complex Challenges

June 15, 2020

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Leader’s today are facing new challenges, and are being required to come up with innovative solutions. With guidance from workshop facilitators, participants will be encouraged to identify current challenges facing groups and teams today, and identify real solutions to implement. This event is part of the Student Activities & Involvement Leadership Experience (SAILE), hosted by Student Activities & Involvement and the Brown Center for Leadership & Service.  

 

Click here for registration: Leading through Complex Challenges

 

Click here for more information: SAILE Workshops

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Your Own Worst Enemy: Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism

June 16, 2020

2 p.m. - 3 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? Do you strive to be flawless in everything you do and have unrealistically high expectations for yourself? If any of these questions resonated with you, you are not alone!  Come join this interactive online workshop for an open and honest exploration/dialogue of how imposter syndrome and perfectionism impacts you.

 

This workshop is part of the Summer 2020 Graduate Professional Development (PD) Series:  “Managing Stress and Anxiety as a Graduate Student” brought to you by UF’s Office of Graduate Professional Development.

 

To save your seat for this workshops, register online via GIMS (Graduate Information Management System) by clicking this link: Log on to GIMS. Zoom link and password will be sent 24 hours before the workshop.

 

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

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First Year Faculty Teaching Academy

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

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Application due June 16th

 

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

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Application due July 21st 

 

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.

 

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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Cultivating Gratitude

Thursday, June 17, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Understand why gratitude is associated with positive adjustment and learn a specific strategy to practice gratitude in your daily life.

 

Click here for registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshop Registration

 

Click here for more information: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

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Feeling All the Feels

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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What To Do If You’re Going on the Academic Job Market

June 19, 2020

12 p.m.

 

As the academic job market application season begins, it is known that there will be much anxiety this year about available positions and how PhDs who are interested in academic careers can cope in such a competitive market. Join Beyond the Professoriate’s guest speakers in higher-ed to discuss strategies for navigating and preparing for the job market this year.

 

After attending the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize there are many circumstances out of your control and strategies to cope with this uncertainty
  • Identify areas where you can prepare for going on the academic job market
  • Develop strong applications and supporting materials

 

Click here for registration: What to Do If You’re Going on the Academic Job Market

 

Click here for more information: Beyond the Professoriate

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Powerful Public Speaking

Friday, June 25, 2020

1:30 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.

 

Have you ever been in a meeting or making a presentation and wished you had prepared more fully? Has stage fright ever had an impact on your effectiveness? This program can help! Attend this program and learn how to: - Reduce stage fright - Deliver with professionalism. - Apply the basics of public speaking by focusing on situation, purpose, audience, and methods. This workshop is brought to you by UF’s Office of Training and Organizational Development.

Click here for registration and more information: Powerful Public Speaking

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Developing Self-Compassion

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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Web of Science

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

 

This 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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Best Practices in Data Management

Thursday, June 4, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 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 and registration: Best Practices in Data Management

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Introduction to EndNote

Thursday, June 11, 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: Introduction to EndNote

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Moving from Resistance to Writing

Thursday, June 11, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Have you been putting off your writing all year by promising yourself that summer is when you'll buckle down and get it done? Are you finding yourself continuing to procrastinate and avoid your writing even though summer has arrived? Have you ever wondered why it is that you really want to write, but just don't do it until there's a looming external deadline?

 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What resistance is and why academic writers experience it in pursuit of work we want and need to complete.
  • How to identify what's holding you back from writing and completing your ___________ (article, dissertation, book manuscript, grant proposal, etc...).
  • The three most common types of writing funk and how to move around them.
  • How to create the types community, support and accountability for your writing that will help you to rid

 

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: Moving from Resistance to Writing

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2020 Summer Seminar Series: Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research

Tuesday, June 16, 2020- Thursday, August 20, 2020

Times variable

 

This summer, UF Research Integrity, in collaboration with RCR on Campus, is hosting a seminar series on Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). The series will cover a wide variety of topics including the research lifecycle, research misconduct, peer review, as well as publishing and authorship. Participants may enroll in one class, the whole series, or any combination of classes.  If participants enroll in and attend the full series, they will earn an RCR certificate, satisfying NSF and USDA RCR requirements. Each seminar will be 1-2 hours and held via Zoom. Classes are open to all UF faculty, staff, and graduate students.

 

  • Seminars are free to all UF graduate students — you do not need to pay tuition or registration fees for this seminar series.
  • You will not receive any course credit for completing these seminars.
  • Registration is done only through the UF Summer 2020 Seminar Series registration page.

 

Application Deadline is June 16, 2020, or once registration cap is reached.

 

Questions? Contact Molly Domery, UF Research via e-mail or at (352) 392-9174.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Research Integrity and RCR Seminar Series

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Searching for COVID-19 Information

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Are you struggling to run searches for authoritative and relevant information on COVID-19? This workshop will cover searching for COVID-19 related citations in major databases, running drug searches on COVID-19, and finding consumer health and patient education resources.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Searching for COVID-19 Information

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Online Career Connections Center Office Hours

 

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 changed on May 26th and are now the following:

 

Tuesdays

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Fridays

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

To make an appointment, 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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Leveling Up With Professionals: CVs 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

The Career Connections Center is working with their certified career services professionals, UF alumni, and employer partners to provide UF students with the opportunity to review and elevate their CVs by getting support from folks that are working in various fields. Space is limited

 

Click here for registration: Leveling Up With Professionals: CVs Registration

 

Click here for more information: Leveling up with Professionals: CVs

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Career Conversations: Getting Unstuck 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

3 p.m. – 4p.m.

 

At Career Conversations: Getting Unstuck, the topics of how to “unstuck” yourself when you’re in a slump; how to assess what’s going well and what’s not; and how to change directions will be discussed. The top job search sites that are helpful for students pursuing opportunities within the field of education will be addressed as well.

 

Career Conversations are informal, small group conversations facilitated by a C3 staff member. The purpose is to discuss a variety of career planning topics and is a space for students with similar goals or who have similar questions and concerns to learn from each other.

 

Click here for more information: Career Conversations: Getting Unstuck

 

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AltAc - Industry Jobs for Academics – STEM 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Looking to explore options outside and around academia? Join the Career Connections Center liaisons for CALS and HWCOE in conversations to explore your options and learn how to tailor your expertise toward an industry search. This session is specifically for students in STEM majors/programs of study.

 

Click here for more information: AltAc- Industry Jobs for Academics- STEM

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Quick Tips: Interviewing Strategies 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Career readiness skills = life skills. Students will learn some quick tips for interviewing that will leave a lasting positive impression when interviewing for part-time, full-time, internship, volunteer, or extracurricular positions.

 

Click here for more information: Quick Tips: Interviewing Strategies

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AltAc - Industry Jobs for Academics - Humanities/Social Sciences 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Looking to explore options outside and around academia? Join the Career Connections Center liaisons for CALS and HWCOE in conversations to explore your options and learn how to tailor your expertise toward an industry search. This session is specifically for students in humanities and/or social sciences majors/programs of study.

 

Click here for more information: AltAc- Industry Jobs for Academics- Humanities/Social Sciences

 

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The Empowered Job Search: Covid-19 Edition 

Tuesday, June 11, 2020

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Hear from the C3 and fellow alumni about the state of the economy and recruitment during COVID – 19 and strategies you can use to fuel your job search and set you up for success in the future. Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is known now about the impact of COVID on the workforce
  • Shifts in recruitment practices
  • Job search strategies

 

Click here for more information: The Empowered Job Search: Covid-19 Edition

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Leveling up with Professionals: Personal Statements 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

The Career Connections Center is working with their certified career services professionals, UF alumni, and employer partners to provide UF students with the opportunity to review and elevate their personal statements by getting support from folks that are working in various fields.

 

Click here for more information: Leveling up with Professionals: Personal Statements

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Internships, Practicums, and Research, Oh my! Fitting Your Experience on Your Resume

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

You have a lot of experience! Having a polished resume or CV that showcases your various academic and professional experiences is an important aspect of your professional development. During this Career Conversations, your resume and how to fit all of your experiences within the page limitation (1 – 2 pages) will be discussed. For students interested in academic positions, formatting your experiences on your CV will be discussed.

 

Career Conversations are informal, small group conversations facilitated by a C3 staff member. The purpose is to discuss a variety of career planning topics and is a space for students with similar goals or who have similar questions and concerns to learn from each other.

 

Click here for more information: Fitting Your Experience on Your Resume

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Conquering the Teacher Interview

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Have you thought about being a teacher? Maybe it’s a profession you’re passionate about or a recent career path that you’re considering. During Conquering the Teacher Interview common fears, worries, or anxieties related to interviewing for teaching positions and how to conquer them with confidence will be discussed. Educators from school districts will also share advice on how to work through those tricky and often challenging interview questions. Prior interview experience is not required for participation.

 

Click here for more information: Conquering the Teacher Interview

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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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Nature as a Classroom

Friday, June 5, 2020

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Have you wondered if you can bring the curiosity of nature into your class? Join the Center for Teaching Excellence as they discuss how to use nature to “Teach Without Walls.” Participants will come away with practical examples that can be quickly modified for nearly every class. Some of the nuggets include making and documenting data from nature observations, creation and use of dichotomous keys, using apps and webcams to provide educational experiences through observation, leading students to build their own adventure through self-directed learning, embedding graphs and forms in Canvas for group data collection, and implementing and managing group projects. Are you curious? To bring nature into this session, please come with a photo of a fungus, vertebrate, or a bug that can be shared in a breakout session. This workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Nature as a Classroom 

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E-Learning @UF: Build and Design

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

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.

 

Click here for more information and registration: E-Learning @UF Build and Design 

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Humanizing Your Course

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Humanized learning increases the relevance of content and improves students’ motivation. Students can see themselves as part of a larger community with instructors who foster connections. Join the Center for Teaching Excellence as they explore strategies to improve awareness, empathy and presence while sharing specific techniques, activities and course designs ideas that can help to humanize any course. This workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Humanizing Your Course

 

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Creating Global Classrooms Through Virtual Exchange

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

This workshop introduces faculty to Virtual Exchange (VE) as a tool to infuse global perspectives into their courses. VE activities involve online collaboration and learning among UF students and students in other parts of the world, providing them with a real-life international experience. In this workshop, participants will discover different types of virtual exchange activities designed by UF faculty and will learn how international virtual exchange can benefit students and faculty alike. Participants will receive information on the UF Global Classrooms initiative, which provides VE trainings and resources to find international collaborators for course projects. This workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Creating Global Classrooms Through Virtual Exchange

 

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Great Teaching With Vulnerable Storytelling

Thursday, June 11, 2020

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

This workshop is inspired by research professor Dr. Brene Brown who is a renowned expert in the study of vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy. Through an imaginative exercise, participants will explore their own stories and life experiences and discuss how they might be able to use them in the classroom to build trust with the teacher, help students evaluate their own life choices, and/or segue into teaching a concept. This workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Great Teaching With Vulnerable Storytelling

 

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E-Learning @UF: Facilitate and Engage

Thursday, June 11, 2020

1 p.m. – 4 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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Effective Feedback

Monday, June 15, 2020

Available All Day (2-3 hour commitment)

 

Utilizing informative, positive evaluations with student work can lead to improved student learning and success. In this course, you will learn strategies and techniques to provide meaningful, effective feedback for all class sizes.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Effective Feedback

 

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Building a Classroom Community Virtually

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Making your classroom warm and welcoming for all learners is challenging enough in a traditional setting. It becomes even more important in a virtual setting. Making an intentional decision to build your classroom community while in a virtual setting will make your students more likely to engage, empower students to contribute, and increase the likelihood of students building meaningful professional relationships with their peers. In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of creating classroom community in an online environment. Participants will learn about a number of different techniques and activities that build community. Participants will brainstorm which techniques might be most beneficial for your individual needs and identify ways to seamlessly incorporate these techniques into your course. This workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Building a Classroom Community Virtually

 

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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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#NoWallsTeaching by The Center for Teaching Excellence

The University of Florida is embracing summer online course delivery. It is not the modality, but the teacher who makes a difference. Faculty and graduate students are invited to ponder the possibilities of online teaching, and to join the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) for the #NoWallsTeaching movement. Online doesn’t mean confined to a computer screen, it only means that classrooms just got bigger!

How It Works

Join the #NWT movement! Brainstorm with other teachers to think creatively about your teaching. Consider new ways of learning engagement that are not confined within the classroom or even Canvas. Join for social hours, game nights, and the No Walls Teaching retreat, and discover ways to “level up” your teaching!

  1. Share Your Strategies with #NWT and #NoWallsTeaching

Do you have a “No Walls Teaching” method you would like to share? Let the CTE know what you’re doing on social media and tag the movement with the hashtags #NWT & #NoWallsTeaching!

  1. Check the No Walls Teaching Event Calendar

The calendar contains all of the No Walls Teaching events. Registration instructions are located in the event details.

  1. Share Your No Walls Teaching Ideas!

Publish your No Walls Teaching strategies and activities with other teachers through the No Walls Teaching eBook. We invite instructors to contribute a brief description of an assignment or activity that expands learning beyond the confines of the classroom. Submission form coming soon!

  1. Get Rewards!

Earn Passport to Great Teaching miles for attending No Walls Teaching Workshops. Earn Passport to Great Teaching miles for contributing to the No Walls Teaching eBook. Opt-in to a raffle for contributing to the No Walls Teaching eBook

 

Click here for more information and registration: #NoWallsTeaching

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