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Title: THRIVE! - Description: Resource and Opportunity Newsletter
The Graduate School
University of Florida


A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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July 1, 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

Walk-Up Pickup of Library Materials During Summer B Semester

  

FUNDING

U.S. Presidential Management Fellows Program

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Self-Compassion

Coping with Anxiety - Calming and Relaxation Techniques

Disability Allyship Program

Creativity & Connection Week 1 (Guided Imagery and Vision Board)

Taking a Gator Chomp Out of Social Anxiety

Coping with Difficult Emotions

Coping with Anxiety - Restructuring Thoughts

Letting Go of Perfectionism

Feeling all the Feels

The Reflective Self in Connection with Others

Building Professional Relationships Online

The Art of Saying No

Overcoming Procrastination

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Effectiveness

Creativity & Connection Week 2 (Cultural Items and Poetry)

GatorMania

Test Anxiety: Classes, Comps, and Quals

Loving Kindness Meditation

Coping with Anxiety - Mindfulness

Project Management Basics

Making the Most of Graduate School

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

When to Ask for Help - DRC Resources

International Student Success Group

Bereavement

 

RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS

Research & Publication Ethics

Searching for COVID-19 Information

Systematic Reviews: What and Why (Class 1: Systematic Review Series)

Navigating NIH Reporter

Introduction to Tableau

A Friendly Introduction to GitHub for Project Version Control

Meta-Analyses: The Basics (Class 2: Systematic Review Series)

Mendeley

Introduction to EndNote

Literature Reviews: Types and Tips

 

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Online Career Connections Center Graduate Student Office Hours

Career Conversations: Networking Virtually- Making Online Connections as an Educator

 

TEACHING

Creating Online Experiential Learning

Creating Global Classrooms Through Virtual Exchange

Making Online Learning Active with Team-Based Learning (TBL)

Flexible Assessments

Don't Re-Invent the Wheel, Re-Imagine It!

E-Learning@UF: Build & Design

Using Zoom to Make Learning Magic!

Creating Connections with Students Online

CTE's Online Teaching Toolkit

E-Learning@UF: Facilitate & Engage

Virtual 3D Social Spaces

First Year Faculty Teaching Academy

How to be a GREAT Online or Hybrid TA

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

UF Center for Instructional Technology and Teaching

 

 

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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Walk-Up Pickup of Library Materials During Summer B Semester

Starting July 6, 2020, library materials can be requested by UF students, faculty, and staff from the general on-shelf collections in these library locations from the online catalog:

  • Architecture and Fine Arts Library
  • Education Library
  • Health Science Center Library
  • Latin American and Caribbean Collection
  • Library West
  • Map and Imagery Library
  • Marston Science Library

 

Walk-up pickup services of requested items will be at the Health Science Center Library and Library West.

 

Requests can be placed via the catalog anytime, with pickup service offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This service is temporary, offered during the 2020 Summer B Semester (July 6 through August 21). The Libraries buildings will reopen to UF affiliates on August 28, 2020. Hours will be posted on the Libraries website.

 

Click here for more information: Summer B 2020 Holds Pickup by Appointment.

 

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U.S. Presidential Management Fellows Program

The U.S. Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program is a highly selective, two-year fellowship and leadership development program that recruits recent and soon-to-be graduates with advanced degrees. It is the Federal Government’s flagship leadership development program — an excellent way for students with management potential and public service motivation to start a career in the Federal Government and develop into tomorrow’s leaders.

 

During the month of September 2020, the PMF Program will host an informational webinar every Tuesday for potential applicants of the upcoming PMF Class of 2021. The informational webinars will provide a general overview of the PMF Program, details about the 2021 application cycle, and, if time permits, allow for any questions. Please note that several of the webinars have a specific focus related to strategic recruitment goals, but all will cover the basics of the program, the 2021 application cycle, and are open to all majors. The webinars will not be recorded or published.

 

The five Tuesday informational webinars scheduled are:

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • This session is open to all disciplines, and will have a specific focus on Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
  • Register in advance here: https://pmf2021september8.eventbrite.com

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • This session, a day before the 2021 application opens, will serve as an open forum for questions. It will be open to all disciplines, but will not include a presentation.
  • Register in advance here: https://pmf2021september29.eventbrite.com

 

Upon registering, PMF will send a confirmation email prior to the scheduled event. The confirmation email will include additional details for the webinar link and audio instructions.

 

If you have questions about the webinars or how to connect with a PMF Ambassador, please email [log in to unmask].  

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Self-Compassion

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

This skill building session will encourage you to reflect on ways you engage in self-criticism vs. self-compassion, provide an overview of self-compassion, and discuss ways to practice self-compassion. There will be time reserved for Q&A at the end of the session.

 

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

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Coping with Anxiety - Calming and Relaxation Techniques

Wednesday, July 1, 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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Disability Allyship Program

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

10 a.m. – 12 noon

Information and Registration

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Information and Registration

 

The purpose of this program is to enhance the experience of gators with disabilities by building a campus culture of disability inclusion beyond access and accommodations. The workshop led by Gerry Altamirano and Beth Roland will provide opportunities to learn and reflect how society shapes our beliefs and ideas about disability, productivity, and independence which influences how we approach our work and engage with others.

 

The workshop is limited to 25 participants per session but the DRC hopes to provide opportunities for participation in future semesters. You can expect to engage in the following topics:

  • Disability as a framework and a lived experience.
  • Perspectives on how disability ideas have shifted over time.
  • Universal Design for Learning as a tool for disability inclusion.
  • Disability as a valued aspect of diversity.
  • Social justice efforts for disability inclusion.

 

Questions? Contact Beth Roland, Assistant Director for Outreach & Education, DRC

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Creativity & Connection Week 1 (Guided Imagery and Vision Board)

Monday, July 6, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Guided Imagery and Vision Board: In these pandemic times, you may have found yourself having negative thoughts, disconnecting from your feeling or needs, and/or losing focus or motivation in making progress towards your goals. As we slowly adjust to campus life, how do we acknowledge our current needs and re-focus on our goals and intentions? This group will use guided imagery and vision boards to help you start this journey.

Materials: Participants are welcome to use as many creative materials (i.e., paper, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, paint) as they would like, but everyone will have the option of creating their pieces digitally.

 

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

 

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Taking a Gator Chomp Out of Social Anxiety

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

11 a.m. - 12 noon

 

In this workshop, you will learn what social anxiety is and the common ways it is managed. Then you will learn practical ways to challenge social anxiety if these coping skills fail. Finally, you will receive resources about where to go if you need additional support.

 

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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Coping with Difficult Emotions

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

11 a.m. - 12 noon

 

In this skill building session students will learn how to tune inward to recognize what they are feeling; including a few different skills for how to experience emotions and cope with them.

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

 

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Coping with Anxiety- Restructuring Thoughts

Wednesday, July 8, 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 1, Restructuring Thoughts, students will learn how anxiety and thinking styles are related, how their emotions, thoughts, and behavior are interrelated, and how to restructure their negative ways of thinking.

 

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

 

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Letting Go of Perfectionism

Thursday, July 9, 2020 and Thursday, July 16, 2020

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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Feeling all the Feels

Thursday, July 9, 2020 and Thursday, July 16, 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): identify, differentiate, and express emotions, impact of emotions on behaviors and thoughts, managing fluctuations in moods, emotional avoidant strategies, and using emotional information to increase motivation and guide in achieving goals.

 

Each session will be slightly different. You can attend one workshop or multiple.

 

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

 

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The Reflective Self in Connection with Others

Thursday, July 9, 2020 and Thursday, July 16, 2020

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

 

This will be a 4-part webinar series, which will conclude with a general workshop. The 4-part webinar series will focus on connecting with and understanding our deeper Selves, so that we 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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Building Professional Relationships Online

Thursday, July 9, 2020

12 noon

 

Beyond the professoriate often hosts webinar discussing how critical networking is to a post-academic job search. But given social distancing and our uncertain times, how do you build a professional network from home? Join Beyond the Professoriate founder L. Maren Wood, PhD in this free webinar for a discussion on how to build professional relationships online, grow your network, and build a foundation for a post-academic job search.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Building Professional Relationships Online

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The Art of Saying No

Thursday, July 9, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

  • Are you confused about when to say "yes" and "no" to other people's requests?
  • Do you often say "yes" to requests without realizing the impact that response will have on your time and productivity?
  • Do you find yourself feeling angry and resentful during the academic year because you've said "yes" too often?
  • You're not alone! Many faculty (pre and post-tenure) find it incredibly difficult to sort out when, why and how to say "NO."

 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The biggest mistakes faculty make in responding to requests
  • How to identify and disrupt problematic patterns
  • Our favorite strategies that you can implement immediately so you can add "no" to your vocabulary

 

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: The Art of Saying No

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Overcoming Procrastination

Friday, July 10, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

Procrastination is a common issue that can negatively impact your productivity and well-being. The purpose of the workshop is to gain a deeper understanding of procrastination and to learn strategies to combat it.

 

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

 

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Developing Your Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Effectiveness

Monday, July 13, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Interacting with people is a large part of your jobs and how you use our emotions and react to others affects your performance. Explore ways to understand your own emotions and how to perceive the emotions of others. Find ways to strengthen relationships, build networks, and find common ground. Generate ideas and “next steps” for leveraging your emotional intelligence in the workplace for improved effectiveness.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Effectiveness

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Creativity & Connection Week 2 (Cultural Items and Poetry)

Monday, July 13, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Cultural Items and Poetry: The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) invites you to build connections with yourself and others through identifying and sharing a few items that are meaningful to your intersectional identities and cultures. Be creative in how you define “culture” (e.g., family, cultural heritage, interests, religion/spirituality, items that have contributed to your growth). This activity could help you develop a more unified narrative about yourself, and also allow others to understand you at a deeper level.

 

Materials: You are invited to bring any personally significant cultural items–this can be in the form of web images, pictures, stories, poetry, books, symbols, objects, etc. Native languages, as well as tangible and intangible items are welcome.

 

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

 

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GatorMania

Monday, July 13, 2020

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Student Activities & Involvement and the Involvement Team are excited to invite you to attend this year’s virtual GatorMania. The virtual student organization fair event will connect you directly to student organizations who will share their mission and how you can join.

 

Schedule & Registration

  • 5:30 – 6:15 pm –A live panel of student organization leaders highlight their involvement and answering your questions about engagement opportunities at the University of Florida.
  • 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm – Virtual tabling for individual student organizations; zoom links for participating organizations will be provided.

 

This event is being held on Zoom and requires pre-registration.

 

Click here for more information and registration: GatorMania

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Test Anxiety: Classes, Comps, and Quals

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

High-stakes testing is an integral part of your graduate studies. Class exams, comprehensive exams, and qualifying exams often cause stress and anxiety that can hinder your ability to show what you have learned. This workshop will present practical tips you can use to manage test anxiety.

 

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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Loving Kindness Meditation

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

In this skill building session students will learn how to practice loving kindness meditation as a means of increasing personal capacity for forgiveness, connection to others, self-acceptance, and more.

 

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

 

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Coping with Anxiety - Mindfulness

Wednesday, July 15, 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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Project Management Basics

Thursday, July 16, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Project management, whether aimed at improving service or solving major organizational problems, requires a different set of management skills than those needed to oversee routine operations. Project management involves leading a diverse group of employees who are working in an environment that is highly dependent upon planning, limited by budget and scheduling controls, and subject to constant progress evaluations. You can make project management a positive work experience through understanding project functions from start to finish.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Project Management Basics

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Making the Most of Graduate School

Friday, July 17, 2020

12 noon

 

Are you just starting your PhD? Or are you in your first few years and Covid-19 has drastically changed your graduate school experience? Are you trying to get back into a groove and continue your research now that things have changed? Join faculty and recent graduates in this panel on making the most of graduate school as everyone heads into a new (and different) academic year.

 

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Develop a strategy to prevent feeling overwhelmed.
  • Develop effective project management strategies.
  • Create a plan for continuing professional development and planning for various career paths.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Making the Most of Graduate School

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

Please join Alison Miller, PhD, owner of The Dissertation Coach to learn a fresh approach to effectively cope with writing anxiety and procrastination. Participants will learn specific skills, tactics, approaches, and mindsets they can use to work more effectively, increase productivity, and be better able to focus, concentrate, and get meaningful work done on a day-to-day basis.

 

Students who participate in this workshop will have the opportunity to participate in a 2-hour virtual writing retreat facilitated by Dr. Miller immediately following the workshop (Zoom link will be provided during the workshop). Students who wish to participate in the writing retreat should come prepared with a research/writing activity. In this writing retreat, students will be supported to practice what they learned in the workshop. 

 

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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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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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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Research & Publication Ethics

Monday, July 1, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

This workshop is an overview of best practices in the process of conducting and disseminating research, from an ethical and legal perspective.  It covers issues related to intellectual property & attribution, copyright infringement & fair use, and the ethical use of research data.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Research & Publication Ethics

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Searching for COVID-19 Information

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

9 a.m. – 10 a.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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Systematic Reviews: What and Why (Class 1: Systematic Review Series)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

What is a systematic review? Why would you want to do one? This workshop will go over the purposes, methods, and advantages and disadvantages of systematic reviews. You'll learn when a systematic review is the right methodology, and when it is not!

 

Click here for more information and registration: Systematic Reviews: What and Why

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Navigating NIH Reporter

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

12 noon – 12:30 p.m.

 

Learn how to search and navigate the NIH Reporter tool to explore funded research opportunities.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Navigating NIH Reporter

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Introduction to Tableau

Thursday, July 9, 2020

12 noon – 1:15 p.m.

 

This online  workshop will introduce the basics of using Tableau & Tableau Public (free tool version) for creating Data Visualizations and Dashboards.  Participants will learn what Tableau is, along with strengths and limitations. The workshop also includes resources for continued learning.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Introduction to Tableau

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A Friendly Introduction to GitHub for Project Version Control

Thursday, July 9, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

GitHub is a cloud-based platform commonly used to host open-source coding project. This workshop will introduce how GitHub can be used more broadly to back-up your research projects, collaborate within your lab and with remote colleagues, and even practice open science by (optionally) sharing your research project publicly.

 

Click here for more information and registration: A Friendly Introduction to GitHub

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Meta-Analyses: The Basics (Class 2: Systematic Review Series)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

What is a meta-analysis? Why would you want to do one? We'll go over the purposes, methods, and advantages and disadvantages of meta-analyses. You'll learn when a meta-analysis is the right methodology, and when it is not.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Meta-Analyses: The Basics

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Mendeley

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

 

Do you want a citation management software that will follow you wherever your education and career path take you? Mendeley is a free citation management resource that you can use during your time at UF or anywhere else you may go in the future. In this class, you will learn how to use Mendeley to import references from different databases (or other citation management software!), sort your citations and annotate papers, and insert collected citations directly into your own papers.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Mendeley

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Introduction to EndNote

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

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. We 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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Literature Reviews: Types and Tips

Thursday, July 16, 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 Reviews: Types and Tips

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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. The hours for the C3 Office Hours in the Graduate School change on July 1st and are now the following:

 

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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Career Conversations: Networking Virtually
Making Online Connections as an Educator

Tuesday, July 14, 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. During this Career Conversation, A discussion of what to do in the times of social distancing, when in person-networking is impossible? Invest some of your time this summer engaging in virtual networking.

 

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. Come join this workshop and build community as you learn about yourself and develop professionally.

 

Join on zoom: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlde2trDIvEtesajPRFZhy0w-fIEhv64PF

 

Click here for more information: Career Conversations: Networking Virtually

 

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Creating Online Experiential Learning

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

This active workshop describes what experiential learning is and how you can do it online. Hear how other faculty have created out-of-the-classroom activities that provide a meaningful connection with work performed in the discipline. Work with peers to brainstorm solutions to the “Experiential Learning Challenge” and receive feedback from student judges! This workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Creating Online Experiential Learning

 

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Creating Global Classrooms Through Virtual Exchange

Thursday, July 9, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

This workshop introduces instructors 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 instructors and will learn how international virtual exchange can benefit students and instructors 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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Making Online Learning Active with Team-Based Learning (TBL)

Friday, July 10, 2020

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

Team-based learning (TBL) is an instructional method that holds students accountable for learning before class, encourages them to stay engaged the entire class, and pushes them to higher order learning.

 

TBL is composed of three phases: pre-class preparation, readiness assurance, and team applications. During this process students strengthen problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills while diving deep into the course objectives.

 

This workshop will introduce you to the basic components of TBL and identify critical elements that keep students engaged. The workshop will also demonstrate how TBL can be effectively implemented in a synchronous blended online environment. Prior to attending the workshop there is a 4-page summary of TBL to review. This workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Making Online Learning Active with TBL

 

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Flexible Assessments

Monday, July 13- July 19, 2020

Asynchronous

 

Create structured activities and robust rubrics that allow the implementation of flexible assessments in your courses. Providing students with flexible assessment submission types increases engagement levels and can lead to improved performance, retention, and success. In this course, you will analyze a range of flexible assessment activities and design quality rubrics that allow for a wide utilization. Screen reader users will have the best experience with JAWS 16 or later.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Flexible Assessments

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Don't Re-Invent the Wheel, Re-Imagine It!

Monday, July 13, 2020

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Virtual learning is distinctly different from a face-to-face classroom experience. Transferring your traditional class into an online setting is the perfect time to pause and reassess. This is your opportunity to embrace your course goals and learning objectives while re-imagining the activities, assessments, and course content that will be achieve these aspirations.

 

In this workshop, participants will be challenged to innovate their courses. A range of technologies will be discussed that could be used to enhance or re-imagine activities or assessments. Examples of innovative ideas incorporated into virtual learning will be shared. Participants will generate innovative ideas that could be used during future online teaching opportunities. This workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Don’t Re-Invent the Wheel, Re-Imagine It!

 

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E-Learning@UF: Build & Design

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 noon

 

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: UFIT Training Calendar

 

Click here for registration: Build & Design Registration

 

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Using Zoom to Make Learning Magic!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Join the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) as they share how-tos 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 workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement.

 

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

 

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Creating Connections with Students Online

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Often online instructors struggle with getting acquainted with their students amongst limited face-to-face interactions, so how would you establish personal connections?

 

This workshop discusses proven ways to creating meaningful interaction with the remote instructor. A few examples: include clever introductions of yourself, humanize your course, provide weekly overviews, personalize content, utilize cooperative learning, enable real-time communication, incentivize learning with rewards, and emphasize a bottom line. Join the conversation at #InclusiveTeaching. This workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement. 

 

Click here for more information and registration: Creating Connections with Students Online

 

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CTE's Online Teaching Toolkit

Thursday, July 16, 2020

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.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, ways to adapt your assignments and assessments for online teaching will be suggested. 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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E-Learning@UF: Facilitate & Engage

Thursday, July 16, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 noon

 

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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Virtual 3D Social Spaces

Friday, July 17, 2020

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon

 

Virtual 3D Social Spaces are platforms for communicating and collaborating that allow connecting with people and bringing in resources from around the internet for classes, meetings, and social events. This workshop is designed to present Mozilla Hubs, an open-source virtual social platform that can enhance teaching and learning, including in times of social isolation. Mozilla Hubs take users to virtual 3D social spaces that can all be experienced in a web browser.

 

If you can browse the web, you can use Mozilla Hubs to join faculty, friends, and other students to create and experience content together. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the tool, its capabilities, limitations, see proposed and real-life use cases, and get basic guidance in a hands-on experience. This workshop is part of the #NoWallsTeaching movement.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Virtual 3D Social Spaces

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First Year Faculty Teaching Academy

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

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Application due July 21

 

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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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: UF Center for Instructional Technology and Teaching

The Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT) is part of the Office of Academic Technology within UF Information Technology. CITT empowers customers with knowledge, skills and technologies to successfully meet their teaching and learning needs. To do this, CITT:

  • Fosters a customer-oriented approach to service delivery
  • Facilitates collaborative partnerships with internal and external constituents
  • Provides resources to support teaching, learning, and student success
  • Promotes and supports University of Florida mission and strategy

 

Specific programs offered by CITT that may interest graduate students include self-paced workshops and online certification programs.

 

Self-paced workshops provide participants opportunities to explore pedagogical concepts as time permits. Participants will earn a credential after completing the requirements for each workshop. Offerings include:

  • Instructional Design Fundamentals
  • Accessibility Fundamentals

 

Online certificate of completions offer participants, remotely or on campus, opportunities to model the student experience in the learning management system and provide instructors with credentials to enhance their educational portfolio. Certificate of completions consist of a series of workshops designed around a theme related to pedagogical trends in higher education. Offerings include:

  • Teaching with Technology
  • Teaching for Inclusivity and Accessibility
  • Principles of Effective Instruction
  • Fostering Student Achievement
  • Best Practices for Teaching Online

 

Questions? Use the “Request Access” feature here: https://citt.ufl.edu/request-assistance/

Click here for more information: Center for Instructional Technology and Training

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