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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 14, 2020                                                                                                                              

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellows Program

2020-2021 Virtual Student Federal Service Internship

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Loving Kindness Meditation

Coping with Anxiety - Mindfulness

Complementary Collaboration Between Academia and Industry

Feeling All The Feels

The Reflective Self in Connection with Others

Project Management Basics

Making the Most of Graduate School

Creativity and Connection Week 3 (Music and Musing)

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

Increase Self-Reflection and Self-Awareness

Coping with Anxiety: Calming and Relaxation Techniques

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Overcoming Procrastination

Developing Self-Compassion

Creativity and Connection Week 4 (Creating Your Masks)

Share Your Research: How to Give a Good Talk

When to Ask for Help - DRC Resources

UF Disability Allyship Program

Coping with Anxiety: Restructuring Thoughts

Finding Mentors, Allies, and Experts

Making Sense of Covid-19 Discussion Space

Letting Go of Perfectionism

International Student Success Group

Bereavement

 

RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS

Introduction to EndNote

Literature Reviews: Types and Tips

Scoping and Rapid Reviews: What and Why?

Qualtrics @ UF: Getting Started

SciWheel

An Introduction to Writing Reproducible Manuscripts Using RMarkdown

Qualtrics @ UF: Beyond the Basics

Best Practices in Data Management

Project Management for Evidence Synthesis

Introduction to Tableau

 

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Online Career Connections Center Graduate Student Office Hours

Job and Internship Search Series 1: Searching and Applying

Career Conversations: Exploring Career Options- Teaching, Administration, Policy, and Beyond

Job and Internship Search Series 2: Interviewing

Job and Internship Search Series 3: Waiting and Wellness

 

TEACHING

Creating Connections with Students Online

E-Learning @ UF: Facilitate & Engage

CTE's Online Teaching Toolkit

Virtual 3D Social Spaces

Discussions for Remote Learning

Online Assessment

Creating Global Classrooms through Virtual Exchange

Instructional Media

ASERL Webinar: Inclusive Teaching and Design Practices in Online Learning

First Year Faculty Teaching Academy

How to Be a GREAT Online or Hybrid TA

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

 

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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Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellows Program

Imagining America invites graduate students with a demonstrated interest and commitment in public scholarship and/or artistic practice to apply for the PAGE Fellowship. Awardees receive a year’s worth of mentorship, professional development training, and community support as well as a travel stipend to attend a Fellows Summit during the national conference. The Call for 2020-2021 PAGE Fellows opens June 1, 2020 and closes July 17, 2020. UF is a member institution.

 

Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) is Imagining America’s (IA) network for publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts, and design. PAGE enhances the praxis and pedagogy of public scholarship; fosters a national, interdisciplinary community of peers and veteran scholars; and creates opportunities for collaborative knowledge production. The PAGE consortium, made up of alumni and allies of the program, promotes opportunities for mentorship and peer support from IA’s network.

 

Application Deadline: July 17, 2020.

 

Click here for more information and application: PAGE Fellows Program

 

For additional questions on the PAGE Program or application, email Dr. Kristen Galvin, Assistant Director for Graduate Engagement, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.

 

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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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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 and 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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Complementary Collaboration Between Academia and Industry

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

How do industry academia partnerships work?

 

Looking to partner with industry on an invention, and unsure how such collaboration works? Get inside knowledge from those who have spearheaded industry collaborations, both from academia and industry. You’ll learn potential ways of getting industry-sponsored research opportunities (more funding is always good!) and opportunities to land a job/co-op/internship. This workshop is hosted by HackMyPhD, an introduction to entrepreneurship and startups for PhDs and Postdocs in STEAM fields.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Complementary Collaboration

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Feeling all the Feels

Thursday, July 16, July 23, and July 30, 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 16, July 23, and July 30, 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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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 – 1 p.m.

 

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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Creativity & Connection Week 3 (Music and Musing)

Monday, July 20, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

As Billy Joel once said, music is healing, and something that touches all humanity, regardless of what culture you come from. This workshop will focus on connecting and coping through music and finding ways to seek some meaning, especially during the fears and anxieties everyone is living in. There will be experiential activities and dialogue to foster connection with each other and discover similarities and join together through music and musings.

 

Materials: Bring a paper and pencil with you if you’d like.

 

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

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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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Increase Self-Reflection and Self-Awareness

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

This Skill Building session will focus on steps to practice self-reflection and to enhance self-awareness, with the aim to increase success in daily life. 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 22, 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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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

How to start an interdisciplinary research project?

 

When finding the answers you need means going beyond the traditional confines of your discipline, you need to cast a wider net to find collaborators. Learn how to develop an interdisciplinary research project in this workshop. Interdisciplinary projects are where the innovation/breakthrough/funding is, so you don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how to initiate and manage these highly-desirable projects. This workshop is hosted by HackMyPhD, an introduction to entrepreneurship and startups for PhDs and Postdocs in STEAM fields.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

 

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Overcoming Procrastination

Friday, July 24, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

Procrastination is a common issue that can negatively impact our 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 Self-Compassion

Friday, July 24, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

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! Come learn how to reduce your self-critical voice and mind by engaging in self-compassion.

 

What self-compassion is and is not will be discussed along with ways to practice self-compassion. You will then be guided through a self-compassion exercise. The goal of this workshop is to provide an interactive, genuine, and connective space with open dialogue.

 

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

 

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Creativity & Connection Week 4 (Creating Your Masks)

Monday, July 27, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Creating Your Masks, What Masks Do You Wear?: Participants in this experiential and interactive workshop will create either a mask or silhouette. The activity is a representation of the masks you wear every day, how others perceive you, and how you perceive yourself. Through this activity, you may increase your self-awareness/reflection, build resilience, understand the impact of invisible and visible identities on stress and coping, and connect on shared experiences with others.

 

Materials: A computer/laptop to engage in creating a mask or silhouette online. Participants can also use a paper mask or draw a silhouette on paper. Please feel free to use color pens, crayons, and other materials/objects that are significant in everyday life and/or hold memories to create this mask/silhouette.

 

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

 

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Share Your Research: How to Give a Good Talk

Monday, July 27, 2020 - Monday, August 31, 2020

Asynchronous

 

Share Your Research is a FREE 5-week course that will guide you through the steps of creating and delivering a good research talk. iBiology designed this course to take 1.5 to 3 hours per week for 5 weeks. There is an average of 7 videos per module; each video is 2 to 6 minutes in length.

 

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • A detailed outline plan for your research talk.
  • Techniques and strategies for delivering an engaging and effective talk.
  • Approaches for finding and refining your preferred speaking style.
  • Strategies for practicing and receiving feedback on your talk.

 

This event is hosted by iBiology and participants can earn an “iBiology Courses Certificate of Completion” if all modules are completed by August 31st.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Share Your Research: How to Give a Good Talk

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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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UF Disability Allyship Program

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

2 p.m. – 4 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 everyone approaches their work and engages 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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Coping with Anxiety- Restructuring Thoughts

Wednesday, July 29, 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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Finding Mentors, Allies, and Experts

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Build your network outside academia

 

The importance of one’s advisors and mentors on an academic path is undeniable. Once you venture outside of academia, how do you build your network? Get practical tips on how to network as you organize your career path in this interactive session. Includes a practice session and an opportunity to interact with mentors and peers. In this session, you will learn how to build your network – a starter guide to branch out to industry professionals. Gain practical tips, plus dos and don’ts. The workshop will end with some networking practice so you can immediately apply your knowledge. This workshop is hosted by HackMyPhD, an introduction to entrepreneurship and startups for PhDs and Postdocs in STEAM fields.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Finding Mentors, Allies, and Experts

 

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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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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. 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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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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Scoping and Rapid Reviews: What and Why?

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

What is a scoping review? What is a rapid review? Why would you want to do either of these? The purposes, methods, and advantages and disadvantages of both methods, including the differences between these methodologies and systematic reviews will be discussed.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Scoping and Rapid Reviews: What and Why?

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Qualtrics @ UF: Getting Started

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

The first in a two-part series in this workshop participants will learn how to create and edit a basic survey, when and how to utilize Page Break and Block, and how to effectively distribute surveys, view results and finally manage reports. Participants will have an opportunity to practice through hands-on activities throughout the class.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Qualtrics @ UF: Getting Started

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SciWheel

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

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

 

Click here for more information and registration: SciWheel

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An Introduction to Writing Reproducible Manuscripts Using RMarkdown

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

 

RMarkdown is a versatile document format that can combine text, R code, figures, and tables together in a single document, and create formatted output as PDFs, MS Word files, slides, websites, and more. This workshop will provide a basic introduction to using RMarkdown, how to insert code, tables, figures, and format references, and an overview of the possible output formats.

 

This workshop is open to everyone; NO previous experience with programming in R is required.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Writing Reproducible Manuscripts Using RMarkdown

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Qualtrics @ UF: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, July 23, 2020

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

How to start an interdisciplinary research project?

 

The second in the two-part series, in this workshop participants will dive deeper in the Qualtrics advanced functions. Participants will learn how to use skip, display, branch logics, and question randomization. Through hands-on exercises, participants will develop advanced surveys and practice customizing surveys using piped text and embedded data.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Qualtrics @UF: Beyond the Basics

 

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Best Practices in Data Management

Thursday, July 23, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

 

Learn practical strategies for best managing your research data. A number of U.S. funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health require researchers to supply plans for managing research data, called Data Management Plans (DMP), for all new grant proposals.

 

This workshop will provide an overview of the questions to consider when creating a data management plan, with a focus on the DMPTool and tools for sharing your data at the University of Florida (e.g. subject-specific repositories). Topics include metadata and annotation, file formats and organization, storage, backups and security, and data sharing. The workshop is geared toward graduate students, faculty, and researchers.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Best Practices in Data Management

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Project Management for Evidence Synthesis

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

9 am – 9:30 a.m.

 

Learn how to build your team for a systematic review or other evidence synthesis project. Tips for communication, project management, and other rules of engagement will be discussed.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Project Management for Evidence Synthesis

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Introduction to Tableau

Wednesday, July 29, 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. Also includes resources for continued learning.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Introduction to Tableau

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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 & Internship Search Series Part 1: Searching & Applying

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

This session guides students through the process of searching for internships and full-time positions while learning effective strategies to successfully navigate the job search process. Students will have an opportunity to hear from alumni who’ve navigated the job search process, and learn a few best practices from employers!

 

Click here for more information and registration: Searching & Applying

 

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Gators for Good: Benefits of Service

Thursday, July 16, 2020

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Engaging in service is often part of the college experience. There are so many reasons why service to others is a good thing. Not only will the community that you serve reap the benefits, but there will be lasting change within yourself.

 

Please join the Brown Center for Leadership and Service, the Career Connections Center and GatorWell as they discuss the intersection of wellness, service to others, and how they can tie into your future career goals.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Gators for Good: Benefits of Service

 

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Career Conversations: Exploring Career Options- Teaching, Administration, Policy, & Beyond

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

At Career Conversations: Exploring Career Options, how to identify and learn about education careers that are a good fit for you and how to navigate the career decision making process 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. Come join and build community as you learn about yourself and develop professionally.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Teaching, Administration, Policy, & Beyond

 

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Job and Internship Search Series 2: Interviewing

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

In this session, students will learn interviewing techniques and strategies that will leave a lasting and positive impression when interviewing for jobs and internships. Students will have an opportunity to hear from alumni and employers as well as practice interview questions in a virtual environment.

 

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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 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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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 create 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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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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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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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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Discussions for Remote Learning

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Get the most out of your discussion board assignments. This session describes ways to help remote students connect with course topics and each other, including:

  • What are the features of a good discussion prompt?
  • How do I get my students to write thoughtful responses?
  • How can I provide feedback in a time-efficient manner?

 

Click here for more information and registration: Discussions for Remote Learning

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Online Assessment

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

Shifting assessment to an online format presents an opportunity to consider the best way to check your students’ progress towards course goals.  This session will review online formats as well as ideas for “authentic” assessment. Suggestions and tools to support academic integrity will be discussed as well.

 

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Creating Global Classrooms through Virtual Exchange

Thursday, July 23, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

In this workshop, you will discover different types of virtual exchange activities designed by UF faculty and learn how international virtual exchange can benefit students and faculty alike. This session will provide information on the UF Global Classrooms initiative, including VE trainings and resources to find international collaborators for course projects.

 

This workshop is part of No Walls Teaching.

 

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

 

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Instructional Media

Monday, July 27, 2020- Sunday, August 2, 2020

Asynchronous

 

Instructional Media focuses on the creation of effective online lectures. Participants will analyze the benefits of using engaging online lectures in their instruction, as well as the best practices for producing quality videos. Screen reader users will have the best experience with JAWS 16 or later.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Instructional Media

 

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ASERL Webinar: Inclusive Teaching and Design Practices in Online Learning

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

There is a current growth of online learning in libraries, including online courses, virtual programming, online learning objects, and open educational resources (OER). Another trend to emerge in academia is inclusive teaching. Hockings (2010) defines inclusive teaching as “the ways in which pedagogy, curricula and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant and accessible to all” (p. 1). The rise of these two trends in libraries shows the need for inclusive and accessible online practices in libraries.

 

During this webcast, the moderator will engage with questions such as what actions and steps do you take to make your teaching and design practices more inclusive? How is inclusive teaching online or instructional design similar or different to inclusive teaching in-person? Are there specific benefits and difficulties? What are some issues that have arisen in your teaching, online instruction, and design around being inclusive? Resources that can help with inclusive online teaching and design will also be shared.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Inclusive Teaching and Design Practices

 

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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: Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) seeks to enhance excellence in STEM undergraduate education through development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing evidence-based teaching practices for diverse learners. CIRTL was founded in 2003 as a National Science Foundation Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers. The University of Florida became a member of the network in 2020, and resources provided by the network are available to UF students, faculty, and staff.

CIRTL provides interactive, synchronous, online courses with graduate students and post-docs from the CIRTL Network across the nation. CIRTL also offers live and recorded webinar events on STEM topics such as, “Addressing Implicit Bias in STEM”, “Exploring Inclusive Teaching within STEM disciplines”, and “Blending Asynchronous and Synchronous Teaching”. The resource library of CIRTL includes guides such as “Collaborative Learning”, “Using Qualitative Methods to Enrich Teaching and Learning”, and “The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project.”

Click here for more information and to set up your free account through UF: CIRTL Network. The schedule for courses available in the Fall will be posted on August 10. 

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