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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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November 18, 2020                                                                                                                              

GENERAL INFORMATION

New Resources for Graduate Students: Office of Graduate Professional Development Website

Professional Development Virtual Drop-In Hours

 

FUNDING

Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants

 

RESEARCH SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Qualtrics @UF: Beyond the Basics

Introduction to Research Impact

Research Reproducibility Conference

20 Minutes to Impact Series: Your H-index

 

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Coaching for Success

 

EFFECTIVENESS AND PURPOSE

Making Sense of COVID-19 Discussion Space

Overcoming Procrastination

Creating an Anxiety and Depression Toolbox

 

PROFESSIONALISM

Building Positive Relationships in Graduate School

We're Not There Yet: Reexamining Our Frameworks for Equity

Disability Allyship Program

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

 

COMMUNICATION

Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

VoiceThread

CITT Course Mapping

Science Journalism: Science Writing

 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Career Connections Center Virtual Express Drop-Ins

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

UFIT Training

    

New Resources for Graduate Students:
Office of Graduate Professional Development Website

The Office of Graduate Professional Development (OGPD) recently launched a new website featuring resources to help graduate students succeed in graduate school and beyond. The website features the following resources:

 

Click here to visit the OGPD homepage.

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development

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Professional Development Virtual Drop-In Hours

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 Virtual Drop-in 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.

 

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

 

 

Online Career Connections Center (C3) Graduate Student Career Planning Appointments 

 

The Career Connections Center (C3) provides Career Planning Appointments available for graduate students. A trained specialist from the C3 is available at the Graduate School to meet with students virtually on Zoom. Graduate students are welcome to stop by to have curricula vitae or industry résumés reviewed, discuss academic and non-academic job searches, hone networking skills, or receive personalized help with other career-related questions.

 

To schedule a time to meet, please email Allie Simon, Associate Director for Career Engagement, Career Connections Center. 

 

Click here for more information: Professional Development Virtual Drop-In Hours

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Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity

The Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (GFSD)  is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. GFSD's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

 

The GFSD Graduate Fellowship is unique in being:

  • open to all American citizens
  • lasting for up to six years
  • providing a $20,000 annual stipend
  • covering tuition
  • allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship
  • including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency
  • providing a mentor
  • providing the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor

 

The application is easy to complete, requiring the same information as other national fellowships.

 

Applications due December 15, 2020.

   

Click here for more information and application: Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity

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AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) works every day to increase public understanding of science and technology and to enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public. Through the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows program, AAAS aims to strengthen the community of scientists who are well-versed in communicating complex ideas to a general audience and to bring science stories to the public.

 

This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level scientists, engineers, and mathematicians at media organizations nationwide. Fellows work as journalists at media organizations such as National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, WIRED, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and NOVA for 10 weeks during the summer.

 

Applicants must be in the life, physical, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics and related fields. Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship.

 

Applications due January 1st, 2021 by 11:59 PM

   

Click here for more information and application: AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

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American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants

 

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s mission is to advance gender equity through research, education and advocacy. The AAUW offers several fellowships and grants throughout the year as part of their mission to increase gender equity in academia.

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONS FELLOWSHIPS

For women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine.

Funding: $5,000–$18,000

Deadline: December 1

 

COMMUNITY ACTION GRANTS

For individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations that fund innovative programs or that promote education and equity through projects focused on encouraging girls to select, before entering college, the physical sciences or engineering as a career.

Funding: $3,000–$10,000

Deadline: December 1

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATION GRANT IN ENGINEERING, MEDICINE AND SCIENCE

For women conducting basic research in engineering, medicine or the physical or biological sciences and who have a doctorate degree in one of those fields. Grantees are required to publish their research in a scholarly scientific publication and be listed as a primary author.

Funding: $10,000–$35,000

Deadline: December 1

   

Click here for more information and application: AAUW Fellowships and Grants

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Qualtrics @UF: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, November 19, 2020

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Online

 

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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Introduction to Research Impact

Friday, November 20, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Online

 

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

   

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

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Research Reproducibility Conference

Wednesday, December 2, 2020- Thursday, December 3, 2020

11:15 a.m. -6:30 p.m.

Online

 

The conference focuses on the reproducibility and replicability of research on our campuses through a dynamic 2 day virtual event that will bring together experts and novices, researchers and educators, and students and administrators from multiple disciplines and institutions to explore best practices, innovations, and new ideas for education around reproducibility and replicability.

 

The panelists will also represent a range of disciplines and educational techniques and roles, from linguistics to biomedical informatics and undergraduate educators conducting replication studies with their students to those leading national efforts to provide training. Their experiences and expertise will help set the stage for our conversations and learning each day of the conference.

 

This conference is funded by the Office of Research Integrity, Department of Health and Human Services, under grant ORIIR190046.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Research Reproducibility Conference

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20 Minutes to Impact Series: Your H-index

Friday, December 4, 2020

12 noon – 12:30 p.m.

Online

 

This session will describe the H-index and show you how to find yours in Web of Science.

   

Click here for more information and registration: 20 Minutes to Impact Series: Your H-index

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Coaching for Success

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

Coaching is a dynamic, “face-to-face” leadership style! This session will give you practical tips on how to use this style to be a coach and to become a better manager. This interactive session introduces practical ideas and techniques that you can put into practice immediately. During the program, you will review and discuss: The five roles of the coach, when and how to use them; The “two-minute challenge,” a wonderful process to turn around performance; and “The “take 10 check-in,” an easy way to get regular feedback from team members.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Coaching for Success

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Making Sense of COVID-19 Discussion Space

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

This weekly Zoom discussion space serves as a venue to share the psychological, social, and emotional impact of the pandemic arising from abrupt endings, losses, uncertainty, and rapid unplanned changes and transitions. The discussion space is aimed at helping participants make sense of the experiences and identify ways to cope. Participants are free to join one or more weeks based on their needs. To ensure support and connection with each other, the participants will be required to keep their zoom video and audio on.

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not a space to address immediate crisis, risk to safety, and/or receive counseling. This space is open only to University of Florida students

   

Click here for more information and registration: Making Sense of COVID-19 Discussion Space

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Overcoming Procrastination

Friday, November 20, 2020

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Online

 

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: Overcoming Procrastination

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Creating an Anxiety and Depression Toolbox

Friday, December 4, 2020

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Online

 

This session will focus briefly on broadly defining anxiety and depression, how they differ from stress and sadness, and some causes of them. Then, participants will learn ways to cope with anxiety and depression, specifically creating an anxiety/depression toolbox. Participants will leave this session with their own unique toolbox that will help them cope with distress.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Creating an Anxiety and Depression Toolbox

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Building Positive Relationships in Graduate School

Friday, November 20, 2020

12 noon – 12:45 p.m.

Online

 

Graduate school can be challenging without proper support and fulfilling professional relationships. In this webinar, a panel of academic experts who work with grad students will discuss ways to maintain positive and healthy connections with your colleagues and supervisors.

 

After attending, you will be able to:

  • implement strategies for supportive community building in your department;
  • identify people and offices on your campus that will help you confront toxic behavior in academic spaces;
  • and create healthy habits for balancing school, research, and social life.

 

This webinar is hosted by Beyond the Professoriate.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Building Positive Relationships in Graduate School

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We're Not There Yet: Reexamining Our Frameworks for Equity

Friday, November 20, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Online

 

Institutions of higher education have long codified in their strategic plans a belief in the value of diversity and the need to work to bring about equity in our institutions. Unfortunately, we are not there yet. In this session we will reexamine some of the diversity work that has traditionally been implemented in higher ed, specifically at the classroom level, and consider modifications and alternatives in pedagogy, curriculum, and beliefs that help to make equity work in the classroom more effective will be reexamined. This reexamination is essential in STEM fields, where there has been a long-held belief that the content is neutral, and diversity in these fields has historically lagged behind other fields.

 

Over the course of this workshop, participants will:

  • Discuss the historical context of equity work in higher education and its impact on current classroom practices
  • Explore how the inaccurate portrayal of the STEM curriculum as “neutral” has exacerbated inequity in STEM disciplines
  • Examine alternative approaches to STEM instruction to create equitable outcomes for students.

 

This event is hosted by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and is designed for graduate students and faculty mentors. If you do not have a CIRTL account, you can create one with your UF credentials.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Reexamining Our Frameworks for Equity

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Disability Allyship Program

Friday, November 20, 2020

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Online

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Online

 

This is a virtual three–hour interactive training led by Disability Ambassador DAP peer educators. The content of the programming includes opportunities for improving your self-awareness of disability, sharing knowledge on disability and disability culture (e.g., the spectrum of disability, intersectionality, recognizing and challenging ableism, understanding universal design and accommodations), participating in small group activities, asking questions, and supporting you in realizing your personal and professional definition and embodiment of disability allyship.

 

This program is hosted by UF’s Disability Resource Center

   

Click here for more information and registration: Disability Allyship Program

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Online

 

Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with a common interest in advancing their education. If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of their student populations is crucial. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from various community colleges will share insights on student diversity. The types of inclusive teaching strategies that best support community college students and help to create more equitable classrooms will also be discussed.

 

This event is hosted by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and is designed for graduate students and faculty mentors. If you do not have a CIRTL account, you can create one with your UF credentials.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching

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Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

Do you engage with your colleagues in a way that brings out their best? Does your team collaborate in a way that combines the unique talents and abilities of each member to achieve big goals? In this discussion-based course, you will discover specific inclusive behaviors and strategies proven to increase engagement, innovation, and productivity in the workplace.

 

Participants will recognize unconscious behaviors that derail a team’s full potential and practice strategies to create a respectful culture that optimizes performance and produces great results. Embark on a shared journey with Gators Together!

   

Click here for more information and registration: Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

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VoiceThread

Thursday, December 3, 2020

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Online

 

VoiceThread is a program which enables instructors and students to create voice over presentations. When shared, viewers can interact with presentations asynchronously through text, audio input or video input. Learn how to create and share presentations and implement VoiceThread into Canvas!

   

Click here for more information and registration: VoiceThread

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CITT Course Mapping

Thursday, December 3, 2020 – Friday, December 4, 2020

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

The CITT’s course mapping camp is designed to help instructors build a pedagogically sound blueprint for any course. Led by experienced instructional designers, the Course Mapping Camp starts with your students’ outcomes, looking to the syllabus or course description for course goals before brainstorming or refining specific and measurable student learning objectives. Next, you will group topics into broad themes to guide student learning and then select assessments, learning materials, and activities that support your outcomes. Throughout the course design process, camp instructors will provide guidance and feedback to ensure alignment between goals, objectives, and assessments and discuss approaches to scaffold student learning.

   

Click here for more information and registration: CITT Course Mapping

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Science Journalism: Science Writing

Are you fascinated by the world around us? Do you want to tell engaging stories about discoveries in science and medicine? Offered next semester (Spring 2021), Science Journalism: Science Writing will introduce and provide students with opportunities to practice writing about science and medicine for general audiences.

 

For more information about MMC6936 (Class # 30764-Science Writing) and registration, contact Dr. Czerne M. Reid at [log in to unmask].   

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Career Connections Center Virtual Express Drop-Ins

Ongoing

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Online

 

Express Drop-Ins are sessions with C3 staff members where no appointment is needed. Express Drop-Ins are designed for document reviews (i.e. resumes, cover letters, personal statements), mock interviews, LinkedIn profile reviews, and quick Career Planning questions. They are typically 15-20 minutes long. Express Drop-In is available to all graduate students. Although no appointment is needed, there may be a wait time during peak times.

   

Click here to find a day that works for you: Virtual Express Drop-Ins

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Resource Spotlight: UFIT Training

UFIT (UF Information Technology) Training is part of the Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT) under the Office of Academic Technology within UF Information Technology.

 

UFIT Training empowers the UF community with technology to enrich teaching, learning, and to improve customer services via webinar, classroom, and online tutorials.

 

Some FREE pre-recorded workshop or online tutorials include:

 

Some FREE self-paced courses online include:

 

Some FREE facilitated courses online with fixed dates include:

   

Click here for a searchable list of all trainings available: UFIT Training

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