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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

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July 29, 2020                                                                                                                              

GENERAL INFORMATION

UFIC 2020 Global Culture Photography Contest

Early Voting on UF Campus

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

21 Postdoc Positions at Université libre de Bruxelles

Postdoc Associate, Center for Biomedical Career Development, UMass Medical School

2020-2021 Virtual Student Federal Service Internship

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Call for Proposals for the Florida Consortium for International Education Conference

Falling Walls Lab

When to Ask for Help - DRC Resources

The Multitasking Mirage: Find Your Focus, Flow, and Finish Line

Creativity and Connection Week 5 (Embodied Compassion)

Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care

The Reflective Self in Connection with Others

Embracing the Growth Mindset

Coping with Anxiety - Mindfulness

Imposter Syndrome Two-Part Series

Creativity and Connection Week 6 (Throwback to the Old Self)

Connecting with a Provider

Inspiring Trust: Being an Example, Setting a Standard

Coping with Anxiety: Calming and Relaxation Techniques

Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators

Developing Anti-Oppressive Communities: Supporting Black Students and Mentees

Making Sense of Covid-19 Discussion Space

Letting Go of Perfectionism

International Student Success Group

Bereavement

 

RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS

Tools for Screening

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Advanced Tools for Systematic Reviews

 

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Online Career Connections Center Graduate Student Office Hours

Job and Internship Search Series 3: Waiting and Wellness

Gators for Good: Reflecting on Service Experience

Virtual Networking Strategies

 

TEACHING

Anti-Racist Theory and Teaching Practice

Teaching in STEM Classrooms to Promote Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice

Recognize and Respond to At-Risk Students

E-Learning @UF: Build and Design

E-Learning @UF: Facilitate and Engage

How to Be a GREAT Online or Hybrid TA

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

GRAPES: Graduate and Postdoc Funding Search Engine

 

UFIC 2020 Global Culture Photography Contest

The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) invites students, faculty, staff and alumni to enter its annual international photography contest. There are three categories this year. Each entrant may submit up to two digital photos in only one chosen category. All photographs must portray the theme "Global Culture". All photographs must have been taken during Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020.

 

Submission period is August 10, 2020- October 16, 2020.

 

Click here for more information, guidelines, and online application: UFIC 2020 Global Culture Photography Contest

 

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Early Voting on UF Campus

Monday, August 3, 2020 - Saturday, August 15, 2020

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

J. Wayne Reitz Union, Career Connections Center

 

University of Florida students, faculty, staff, and other Alachua County registered voters will be able to participate in early voting for the 2020 primary election at the Career Connections Center - J. Wayne Reitz Union. Voter parking will be available in the Reitz parking garage. Social distancing will be observed in the polling place and masks are required.

 

If you prefer to vote by mail, you may request a vote-by-mail ballot at https://www.votealachua.com/MBRS or call (352)374-5252 by 5pm on August 8th. The ballot must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections Office by 7:00p.m. on election day – August 18th.   You may return your ballot by prepaid mail or return to the Supervisor’s office at 515 N. Main Street – where you may also utilize the exterior drop box.

 

Click here for more information: Alachua County Early Voting

 

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Online Office Hours for the Office of Graduate Professional Development

Tuesdays

11 a.m. – 12 noon

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 (IDP), and more. No appointment necessary.

  

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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21 Postdoc Positions at Université libre de Bruxelles

IF@ULB is a European postdoctoral program, Cofounded by the University Libre de Bruxelles and the European Commission within the framework of MSCA. The program will enable ULB to recruit 63 international postdoctoral researchers between 2018 and 2023, in three calls. The current call offers 21 positions in one of the ULB research centers. The positions are open to researchers in all fields, according to a bottom up approach. The evaluation procedure will be organized through three panels: Social Sciences and Humanities, Physical and Engineering Sciences, and Life Sciences.

 

Click here for more information and application: Postdoc Positions in Bruxelles

 

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Postdoc Associate, Center for Biomedical Career Development, UMass Medical School

The Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) within UMass Medical School’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) supports the career and professional development of ~700 doctoral and postdoctoral biomedical trainees at UMass Medical School while contributing to the scholarship of the field.

 

UMass is seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to join our efforts in implementing, evaluating, and disseminating career development programs for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the biomedical sciences. This is a full-time training position intended to prepare a scientist interested in moving into career development, academic administration, teaching, or similar career paths while bringing a scholarly perspective to their future endeavor. A core project will be coordinating Career Pathways Communities, an innovative learning community model to enhance career exploration, developed via our NIH BEST award and now part of the graduate school’s curriculum for basic biomedical sciences PhD students. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored in teaching/facilitating career development programs, career counseling, supporting trainees in the job search process, working within an academic administrative role, and publishing educational approaches. Though there will be core projects, training will also be tailored to the postdoctoral fellow’s own needs and interests. The individual will report to and be mentored by the Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development, who directs the cBCD, and receive mentoring from additional educational leaders within the GSBS.

 

Click here for more information and application: Postdoc UMass

 

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2020-2021 Virtual Student Federal Service Internship

The Virtual Student Federal Service program is an amazing opportunity for students from all backgrounds to gain experience with a government entity from a remote location. Students can filter projects based off agencies, language skills, and general interest areas. Students may apply to up to three projects from 50+ agencies.

 

Students can get their materials reviewed before applying via C3's Virtual Express Drop-in.

 

Click here for more information and application: Virtual Student Federal Service Internship

 

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Call for Proposals for the Florida Consortium for International Education Conference

Join and be one of the presenters at the next Annual FCIE Conference in collaboration with FAIE and Study Florida! If you are interested in presenting at the Virtual Conference on October 1-2, you can now submit a proposal here.

 

The call for proposals will be open until August 24th.

 

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Falling Walls Lab

Falling Walls Labs - Virtual via Boston, MA, USA - 1 October 2020

 

Which wall will your research break? Pitch your innovative idea in just three minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society. See an overview of the application process here.

 

Applications are due April 16, 2020. Click here to apply: Falling Walls Lab Application

 

Click here for more information: Falling Walls Lab- Boston

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When to Ask for Help - DRC Resources

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Many graduate students often do not identify as disabled (and may be) and/or may not know about the resources that the DRC offers. This presentation will cover the scope and context of disability at UF, the resources and services offered by the DRC, and how to connect with the DRC to set up accommodations and supports.

 

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. If you are not a graduate student and wish to attend, please email the Office of Graduate Professional Development (OGPD). All are welcome!

 

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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The Multitasking Mirage: Find Your Focus, Flow, and Finish Line

Monday, August 3, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 noon

 

The research is overwhelming—our brains aren’t built for multitasking. When we constantly juggle various cognitive tasks, we experience decreased productivity, impaired cognitive ability, increased stress, and diminished creativity—all of which reduce us to fractions of the effective professionals we are capable of being. Many professionals surrender to a frantic and unfocused workstyle out of the belief that there is no other way. The modern-day workplace simple demands us to function in this manner, right? Wrong. In this course, you will learn how to recognize and squash your multitasking tendencies and recalibrate your approach to work. By setting clear priorities, increasing your focus, managing your time and effort, reducing physical and mental clutter, executing on what matters most, and giving yourself space to be innovative, you can elevate your performance and put yourself on the path to greater productivity.

 

Click here for more information and registration: The Multitasking Mirage

 

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Creativity & Connection Week 5 (Embodied Compassion)

Monday, August 3, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

In this session, you are invited to embody compassion internally and externally, and to cultivate a space of courage and calmness. The intention of this workshop is to expand comfort zones, get out of our heads, into our bodies, and extend compassion for ourselves and others. This workshop may include: Stretching, Sound and Movement/Reflections, Guided Imagery of a Role Play, etc. Through a supportive group space, guidance will be provided to you to connect with your own body and process in a group.

 

No materials needed, just bring your humanness.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

 

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Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

Juggling the stress of academic and personal responsibilities can be draining. If you have ever felt burned out or inefficient, the answer might be developing better self-care habits. Continuing to drive an automobile without doing regular maintenance would not be a good idea and neither is continuing to push yourself without regular self-care. Come to this workshop to learn practical strategies for improving self-care.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

 

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The Reflective Self in Connection with Others

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

 

This webinar series will focus on connecting with and understanding your deeper self, so that you can better connect with others. The general workshop will be a review of the material and a time for discussion/questions related to the webinar series and material.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

 

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Embracing the Growth Mindset

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Explore how a Growth Mindset can encourage continuous improvement and innovation. This perspective can free people to think creatively and hold themselves accountable for their results. Experience a life-changing way of tackling work-related problems.

 

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Define the growth and fixed mindset
  • Identify why and how we learn from failure
  • Discuss strategies for cultivating a growth mindset

 

Click here for more information and registration: Embracing the Growth Mindset

 

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Coping with Anxiety - Mindfulness

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Coping with Anxiety is a three-part workshop (Restructuring Thoughts, Mindfulness, Calming and Relaxation Techniques). The modules are not sequential, so students can start at any point they would like. In part 2, Mindfulness, students will learn what mindfulness is and is not, learn how to incorporate it into their daily routine, and practice specific techniques.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

 

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Imposter Syndrome Two-Part Series

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 this interactive 2-part online workshop for an open and honest exploration/dialogue of how Imposter Syndrome impacts you.

 

Friday, August 7, 2020

1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Part 1: The focus of this session will be on defining and exploring the process of how imposter syndrome plays out in our daily lives. The factors that may contribute to feeling like an imposter will also be reviewed

 

Friday, August 14, 2020

1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Part 2: The focus of this session will be looking at the different types of imposter syndrome, how it can be influenced by social contexts, and strategies for combating these feelings.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

 

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Creativity & Connection Week 6 (Throwback to the Old Self)

Monday, August 10, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

This workshop will focus on participants connecting with their Old or Past Self to increase awareness and improve current life functioning. Oftentimes you may experience joy, anger, other mixed emotions related to the past. Participants through this activity may connect the past with the present, find meaning, reassess individual goals and plan for accomplishing them, and improve everyday functioning.

 

Materials: A computer/laptop to engage in the creative aspect of the activity digitally. Participants can also use a paper, pen, pencil, color pens, crayons, and other materials/objects that are significant in everyday life and/or hold memories.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops

 

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Connecting with a Provider

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

The UF Counseling and Wellness center presents a workshop including getting the most out of therapy and the benefits of short-term therapy.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Groups

 

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Inspiring Trust: Being an Example, Setting a Standard

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 noon

 

The focus of this workshop is on the role of the leader in setting a personal example. Emphasis will be on the leadership competencies of “role model,” “integrity,” and “humility.” At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify the key aspects of integrity and humility and have generated ideas and action items to cultivate these aspects of effective leadership.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Inspiring Trust

 

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Coping with Anxiety - Calming and Relaxation Techniques

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Coping with Anxiety is a three-part workshop (Restructuring Thoughts, Mindfulness, Calming and Relaxation Techniques). The modules are not sequential, so students can start at any point they would like. In part 3, Calming and Relaxation Techniques, students will learn skills and knowledge that allow them to ground and relax, improve sleep, and understand impact of food on anxiety. There will also be an overview of resources available at CWC for anxiety management.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Groups

 

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Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators

Thursday, August 13, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Do you have a reliable and strong network of mentors? Are you struggling to cultivate mentoring relationships? Do you know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor? Are you moving to a new stage of your career and wondering how to find new mentors and sponsors that are appropriate to the next level?

 

If so, join this webinar that will help you:

  • Map your current mentoring network
  • Identify your unmet needs
  • Plan how to expand your existing network to meet your current needs

 

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: Cultivating Your Network

 

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Developing Anti-Oppressive Communities: Supporting Black Students and Mentees

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

This webinar will provide attendees with opportunities to identify and reflect on their privileges and biases and how these impact their ability to effectively serve as teachers and scholars. The presenter will discuss strategies for identifying and combating anti-Black racism in classrooms and research groups, how to most effectively support Black students and colleagues, and how to proactively contribute to diverse and inclusive campus communities, whether those be classrooms, research teams, labs, or committees. The presenter will also address how the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn and the recent racist killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery impact black research assistants and postdocs and the role of faculty and PIs in supporting Black mentees during the present historical moment.

 

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: Developing Anti-Oppressive Communities

 

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Making Sense of Covid-19 Discussion Space

Wednesdays, Summer B

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

This discussion space will serve as a space to share the psychological, social, and emotional impact of the pandemic arising from abrupt endings, losses, uncertainty, and rapid unplanned changes and transitions. It will also help members make sense of the experiences and identify ways of resilience and well-being.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Groups

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Letting Go of Perfectionism

Thursdays, Summer B

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

 

This workshop is designed to address expectations of perfectionism, its impact on our mental health, and ways of letting go. Students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of new expectations and ways of being that are more compassionate, attainable, and sustainable. Each week will have a slightly different focus, so students are welcome to attend one or all workshops offered during the Summer B semester.

 

Click here for more information and registration: 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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Bereavement

Tuesdays, Summer C

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 more information and registration: Counseling and Wellness Center Workshops 

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Tools for Screening

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

Learn about tools and forms that exist to help systematic review and other evidence syntheses teams perform efficient citation and full-text screening. Covidence as well as other tools that help you apply inclusion and exclusion criteria to your results will be covered.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Tools for Screening 

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Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

 

This workshop covers steps in the process of conducting the literature searches that serve as the foundation of a high-quality systematic review. It defines and gives examples of the tasks involved: term harvesting, snowballing, tracking results, identifying/locating relevant grey literature.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Introduction to Systematic Reviews

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Advanced Tools for Systematic Reviews

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

Tools and forms that can help your team create and execute high quality, efficient systematic review projects will be showcased. The topics covered include protocol, protocol registration, data extraction, risk of bias, and the favorite, the PRISMA reporting guideline!

 

Click here for more information and registration: Advanced Tools for Systematic Reviews

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Online Career Connections Center Graduate Student 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.

 

Mondays

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

No appointment needed, just drop in! Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/6110295318

 

For questions or to schedule another time to meet, please email Allie Simon, Associate Director for Career Engagement, UF Career Connections Center. 

Click here for more information: C3 Graduate Student Office Hours

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Job and Internship Search Series 3: Waiting & Wellness

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Waiting to hear back from an employer after you’ve submitted your application can be tough. Waiting for a follow-up call after an interview can be even more challenging. In all honesty, waiting can be a hard thing to do when you’re searching for a job or internship. In this session, what it means to “wait well” will be discussed and effective self-care and stress management techniques will be suggested from wellness experts.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Waiting & Wellness

 

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Gators for Good: Reflecting on Service Experiences

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Reflecting on your service experiences allows you to connect your learning to the experience. True change in individuals occurs when you think deeply about and reflect on you, your actions, and the impact of your actions on the organization you served.

 

In this workshop, the Brown Center for Leadership and Service, the Career Connections Center and GatorWell will discuss the importance of reflection, provide tips for reflection, and highlight ways to communicate your service experiences.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Gators for Good: Reflecting on Service Experiences

 

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Virtual Networking Strategies

Thursday, August 13, 2020

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Did you know? Your career can start with a conversation. Networking is one of the most effective ways to start having conversations and creating connections in your career journey. But what do you do in the times of social distancing, when in person-networking is impossible? Invest some of your time this summer engaging in virtual networking. Why? 80% of jobs are never advertised and are found through networking.

 

In this presentation, learn tips for professional communication and what it means to be professional in virtual networking. Gain strategies to build professional connections and network authentically with ideas of who to talk to and what to say during your summer networking.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Virtual Networking Strategies

 

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Anti-Racist Theory and Teaching Practice

Monday, August 3, 2020

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

This workshop will offer an introductory definition and understanding of anti-racism and highlight practical ways to begin to apply anti-racist strategies in your class. This workshop is meant to assist you with your own work to self-education around this topic and practice.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Anti-Racist Theory and Teaching Practice

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Teaching in STEM Classrooms to Promote Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

This workshop aims to assist STEM faculty interested in addressing the political and social events that unfolded during Spring and Summer 2020 in their classrooms. During this workshop participants will explore definitions of these relevant terms, discuss case studies in focus groups, and devise initial action plans for the Fall 2020 semester. It is encouraged that you attend with 2-3 faculty from your department so you can identify a plan that works in your space.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Teaching in STEM Classrooms

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Recognize and Respond to At-Risk Students

Monday, August 10, 2020- Sunday, August 16, 2020

 

There are a lot of factors that influence students’ decisions to withdraw from classes at the University of Florida. Learn how to recognize academically at-risk student behaviors, and practice responding with appropriate intervention strategies. You will apply strategies to adapt your feedback to specific challenges and risk factors that students face in higher education.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Recognize and Respond to At-Risk Students

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E-Learning @UF: Build & Design

Tuesday, August 11, 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 will guide participants on how to create an engaging online course. With an eye towards best practices, participants will learn how to:

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

 

Click here for more information and registration: Build & Design

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E-Learning @UF: Facilitate & Engage

Thursday, August 13, 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. Trainers will share best practices related to:

  • Editing existing content
  • Managing the gradebook
  • Streamline grading with speed grader
  • Communicating efficiently with students
  • Managing groups and peer reviews
  • Conferencing online
  • Tracking student activity

 

Click here for more information and registration: Facilitate & Engage

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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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Resource Spotlight: GRAPES: Graduate and Postdoc Funding Search Engine

The University of California, Los Angeles presents GRAPES: a search engine for graduate and postdoc funding. Students from any university may search for awards from among 625 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards. Searches may be narrowed by amount, academic level, award type, citizenship status, and more. GRAPES is free-to-search for applicants to any graduate program, to graduate students working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, and to postdoc scholars.

Click here for more information: GRAPES: Graduate and Postdoc Funding Search Engine

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