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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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January 27, 2021                                                                                                                             

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Professional Development Virtual Drop-In Hours

 

RESEARCH SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Digital Shred Online Workshop

Writing Reusable and Modular Code

Thesis and Dissertation Electronic Submission

Web of Science

20 Minutes to Impact Series: Altmetrics

Embase (Online)

Tidy Tuesday with Hao

Literature Reviews: Know Your Options

Cyber Security at UF

The Turing Way: Empower Researchers in reproducible, Ethical, Inclusive and Collaborative Science

 

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Inspiring Trust

Leadership Strategies for Emerging Professionals

 

EFFECTIVENESS AND PURPOSE

Connections: International Student Discussion Space

The Power of Self-Compassion- Part 1: Introduction and the Three Core Components

UF Mindfulness 360 Practice Session

The Graduate Roadmap: Leveraging Individual Development Plans in Academic Career Planning

Imposter Syndrome - Part 1: Understanding Imposter Syndrome

How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities

Coping with Anxiety: 3-Part Workshop

Riding Emotional Waves

 

PROFESSIONALISM

Make it Global: Curriculum Internationalization

Accessible Online Environments

Safer Science: Strategies to Protect At-Risk Researchers When Conducting Fieldwork

 

COMMUNICATION

Microsoft Teams for Teaching and Learning

Maximize Learning with Asynchronous Discussions

Hybrid Active Learning

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

Using Rubrics & Feedback to Improve Student Performance

Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Asynchronous Active Learning with VoiceThread

E-Learning @UF: Build & Design

Communicate Assertively

Collaborative Learning Techniques

E-Learning @UF: Facilitate & Engage

 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

The Value of Your Liberal Arts Degree to Employers

Take Pride in Your Resume

The Evolution of Employment: Job Searching During COVID-19

Navigating Virtual Career Fairs

How to Find a Job You'll Love

What Have I Really Learned?

Career Connections Center Virtual Express Drop-Ins

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Write Time: Drop-In Writing Hours for Graduate Students

    

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

Wednesdays

11 a.m. - 12 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.

 

Tuesdays

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Zoom

 

Wednesdays

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Zoom

 

Busy during drop-in hours? Need more in-depth support? Please visit C3's Gator CareerLink and make an appointment with Jaime Harsell, Senior Assistant Director for Career Engagement, Career Connections Center.

 

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

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Digital Shred Online Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 2021

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Online

 

Develop a plan to take control of your digital past and reclaim your digital future. This workshop is designed for participants to reflect on their past digital behaviors and provides methods of shedding old digital baggage.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Digital Shred Online Workshop

 

This event is hosted by the Health Science Center Library (HSCL).

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Writing Reusable and Modular Code

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Online

 

This workshop helps attendees advance their programming skills through instruction in writing functions. Attendees will learn about the DRY principle ("Don't Repeat Yourself") and tips on turning complex code into more manageable chunks, improving code robustness and reusability.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Writing Reusable and Modular Code

 

This event is hosted by the Health Science Center Library (HSCL).

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Thesis and Dissertation Electronic Submission

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Submission time is here again, and the Graduate School wants to help you graduate! Stacy Wallace, Associate Director, and Anna Pardo, Editor, UF Graduate Editorial Office, will help walk you through exactly what you need to do to make sure that your submissions pass through the editorial office as smoothly as possible.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Thesis and Dissertation Electronic Submission

 

This event is hosted by the Office of Graduate Professional Development (OGPD)

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Web of Science

Thursday, February 4, 2021

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Online

 

This online workshop covers searching this multi-disciplinary database for published and some unpublished literature. Learn to track references backward and forward (that is, references used in and subsequent articles that cited a particular article) and calculate an author's h-index, as well as use the database for "academic espionage" into funders, journals, authors, and potential employers that have already published on a topic.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Web of Science

 

This event is hosted by the Health Science Center Library (HSCL).

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20 Minutes to Impact Series: Altmetrics

Friday, February 5, 2021

12 noon – 12:30 p.m.

Online

 

Explore alternative metrics in Dimensions and learn how they might be useful to you.

 

Part of the 20 Minutes to Impact series where you will learn about a research impact metric or tool and receive step-by-step instructions which you can actively follow to accomplish an impact-related task by the end of the workshop.

 

Click here for more information and registration: 20 Minutes to Impact Series: Altmetrics

 

This event is hosted by the Health Science Center Library (HSCL).

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Embase (Online)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

11 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

This class will take you step-by-step through effective literature search and save techniques—starting smartly, limiting efficiently, searching for specific info (authors, types of publications, specific journals), refining your search, and exporting results to the bibliographic software.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Embase (Online)

 

This event is hosted by the Health Science Center Library (HSCL).

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Tidy Tuesday with Hao

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Online

 

Join the R4DS Online Learning Community in the weekly #TidyTuesday event! Every week, Hao will post a raw dataset, a chart or article related to that dataset, and ask you to explore the data. While the dataset will be “tamed”, it will not always be tidy! As such, you might need to apply various R for Data Science techniques to wrangle the data into a true tidy format. The goal of Tidy Tuesday is to apply your R skills, get feedback, explore other’s work, and connect with the greater #RStats community. As such we encourage everyone of all skills to participate!

   

Click here for more information: Tidy Tuesday with Hao

 

This event is hosted by the Health Science Center Library (HSCL).

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Literature Reviews: Know Your Options

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Join Suzanne Stapleton, Smathers Libraries, to learn all about literature reviews. Literature reviews summarize published knowledge of a specific topic. They are a key component of the research process. There are a variety of types of literature reviews today, such as annotated, scoping and systematic. In this session, we’ll explore the different types of literature reviews and identify library resources to help write each type – whether for a class, a grant proposal or a publication.

   

Click here for more information: Literature Reviews: Know Your Options

 

This event is hosted by the Office of Graduate Professional Development (OGPD).

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Cyber Security at UF

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Online

 

Security at the University of Florida is a shared responsibility. Learn UF security policy and strategies that help you protect your identity, your work station, UF data, and personal computers from the most prevalent cyber security threats. Participants will practice risk avoidance skills and develop their own strategy to support cyber security.

   

Click here for more information: Cyber Security at UF

 

This event is hosted by UF Information Technology Training (UFIT Training).

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The Turing Way: Empower Researchers in
Reproducible, Ethical, Inclusive and Collaborative Science

Friday, February 12, 2021

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Online

 

Learn about reproducible, ethical, inclusive, and collaborative science with guest speaker Kirstie Whitaker, Programme Lead for Tools, Practices and Systems, The Alan Turing Institute.

  

Click here for more information: The Turing Way

 

This event is hosted by the UF Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Program and the Health Science Center Library (HSCL).

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Inspiring Trust

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

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

   

Click here for more information and registration: Inspiring Trust

 

This event is hosted by Human Resources: Training and Organizational Development

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Leadership Strategies for Emerging Professionals

Friday, February 12, 2021

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Online

 

Featuring: Lindsay Lynch, EdD, Human Development & Organizational Strategies in Education, UF College of Education.

 

The “Learn – Discover – Lead” seminar series is designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists, who will be managing and leading research teams of their own.  The target audience is graduate students, combined degree students, postdoctoral research trainees, and junior faculty, but everyone who may benefit from these seminars is welcome to attend!

   

Click here for more information and registration: Leadership Strategies for Emerging Professionals

 

This event is hosted by Grad Student & Postdoc Career and Professional Development (GradDev).

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Connections: International Student Discussion Space

Mondays, February 1, 2021-April 19, 2021

11 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

Drop-in discussion group for all international students regardless of their physical location, the length of stay in the U.S., or native language. Share experiences and resources, get support, and build a connection. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to, adjustment under the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health concerns and tips, resilience, culture shock, homesickness, academic issues, and making American friends. Students may attend one or more workshops.

 

Click here for more information and registration: International Student Discussion Space

 

This event is hosted by the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC).

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The Power of Self-Compassion: Part 1

Monday, February 1, 2021

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Online

 

The Power of Self-Compassion is a three-part didactic, interactive, and experiential workshop. Learn skills to improve your well-being through practicing self-compassion. All workshops in the series will include skill-building exercises.

 

Part 1 provides an overview of self-compassion, including a description of its core components: self-kindness, mindfulness, and common humanity. Participants will learn about the benefits of self-compassion and engage in a self-compassion break exercise.

 

Click here for more information and registration: The Power of Self-Compassion

 

This event is hosted by the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC).

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UF Mindfulness 360 Practice Session

Monday, February 1, 2021

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Online

 

The UF Mindfulness 360° Practice Group is offered online through Zoom this spring semester at no cost to the UF community. The sessions are offered by volunteers with kind hearts of the UF Mindfulness faculty team. The aim of this group is to build a community of students, faculty, and staff members who share an interest in practicing and learning about mindfulness.

 

Click here for more information and registration: UF Mindfulness 360 Practice Session

 

This event is hosted by UF Mindfulness.

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The Graduate Roadmap:
Leveraging Individual Development Plans in Academic Career Planning

Fridays, February 5, 2021- February 19, 2021

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Walk through the process of developing an Individual Development Plan and applying it to your academic career in this three-part workshop. In the first session (February 5th), you will get an introduction to the Individual Development Plan (IDP) process, learn about tools available to help guide you through IDP development, and have a chance to reflect on your own values, skills, and interests. In the second session (February 12th), you will be able to develop strategies for exploring and experimenting with different professional pathways. In the third and final session (February 19th), you will start the work of creating your IDP, identifying goals over the next year, how you intend to achieve them, and how to involve mentors in your plans. By the end of this three-part workshop, you will have a solid foundation for an IDP that you can continue to refine and build upon.

 

Click here for more information and registration: The Graduate Roadmap

 

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. Register for this workshop by logging in with your CIRTL account. If you do not have a CIRTL account, you can create one with your UF credentials.

 

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Imposter Syndrome- Part 1: Understanding Imposter Syndrome

Monday, February 8, 2021

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Online

 

Do you ever feel like others expect you to be the expert on something, but internally you feel like you have no idea what you are doing? Or when good things happen to you, you find yourself actively negating those experiences? If any of these questions resonated with you, you are not alone! Come join in this interactive 2-part online workshop for an open and honest exploration/dialogue of how Imposter Syndrome impacts you.

 

Part 1: Defining and exploring the process of how imposter syndrome plays out in your daily life will be discussed. The factors that may contribute to feeling like an imposter will also be explored.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Imposter Syndrome- Part 1

 

This event is hosted by the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC).

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How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities

Thursday, February 11, 2021

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Grab your strategic plan and learn the secret to making it work day-to-day and week-to-week! How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities is a step-by-step guide to holding a weekly planning meeting (aka The Sunday Meeting).

 

In this webinar you'll learn:

  • What works…and what DOESN'T work when it comes to weekly planning
  • Why weekly planning is the bridge between your strategic plan and getting control of your workday
  • The 30-minute technique that will help you make sure that the most important things get done each day

 

This is a HANDS-ON webinar where you'll not only learn the technique but actually do it!

 

Click here for more information and registration: How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities

 

This event is hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). UF has an institutional membership to the NCFDD, which gives you access to a free membership. To activate it, please click here: National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

 

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Coping with Anxiety: 3-Part Workshop

Coping with Anxiety is a three-part workshop (Restructuring Thoughts, Mindfulness, Calming and Relaxation Techniques) offered online on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. The modules are not sequential, so students can start at any point they would like.

 

Restructuring Thoughts

Offered Next: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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.

Register here: Restructuring Thoughts

 

Mindfulness

Offered Next: Wednesday, February 10 2021

Students will learn what mindfulness is and is not, learn how to incorporate it into their daily routine, and practice specific techniques.

Register Here: Mindfulness

 

Calming and Relaxation Techniques

Offered Next: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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.

Register Here: Calming and Relaxation Techniques

 

Click here for more information and registration: Coping with Anxiety: 3 Part Workshop

 

These events are hosted by the Counseling and Wellness Center.

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Riding Emotional Waves

Wednesdays

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Online

 

This weekly drop-in workshop from the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) will focus on building skills to gain more control on emotions and reduce suffering. Participants will learn core mindfulness and emotion regulation skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Attending all sessions is recommended, but not required, as each week will cover a new topic (see below).

 

Week 1 (1/27): Introducing Mindfulness and Understanding Different States of Mind

Week 2 (2/3): Practice Mindfulness by Observing, Describing, and Participating

Week 3 (2/10): Practice Mindfulness Non-judgmentally, One-mindfully, and Effectively

Week 4 (2/17): Myths and Functions of Emotions

Week 5 (2/24): Ways to Describe Emotions

Week 6 (3/3): Changing Emotions when Desired: Checking the Facts

Week 7 (3/10): Changing Emotions when Desired: Opposite Action

Week 8 (3/17): Accumulating Positive Emotions

Week 9 (3/24): Building Mastery and Coping Ahead

Week 10 (3/31): Managing Difficult Emotions

 

Click here for more information and registration: Riding Emotional Waves.

 

These events are hosted by the Counseling and Wellness Center.

 

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Make It Global: Curriculum Internationalization

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Online

 

This workshop explores ways to develop course assignments that incorporate international perspectives and enhance the development of intercultural competence. Attendees will engage in a self-assessment exercise that will allow them to rate the degree to which they have internationalized their courses. They will also learn about virtual exchange as a way to connect their classrooms to other classrooms around the world. All attendees will receive information about the Curriculum Internationalization grants available through the UF International Center.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Make It Global: Curriculum Internationalization

 

This event is hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

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Accessible Online Environments

Monday, February 8, 2021- Sunday, February 21, 2021

Asynchronous

Online

 

This workshop lasts two weeks and provides instruction on how to design online courses with accessibility in mind. The course covers different types of accessibility needs and suggestions for making an online course more accessible. After completing the offering, participants will have a full understanding of how to improve online accessibility for all students.

 

Topics included in this offering:

  • The Value of Accessibility
  • Designing Courses for Usability
  • Colors and Images
  • Document/File Accessibility
  • PDF Accessibility
  • Video Accessibility

   

Click here for more information and registration: Accessible Online Environments

 

This event is hosted by UF Information Technology Training (UFIT Training).

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Safer Science: Strategies to protect at-risk researchers when conducting fieldwork

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

As a result of identity prejudice, certain individuals are more vulnerable to conflict and violence when they are performing scientific work in the field. To help create change and best practices, everyone within the scientific community will benefit from learning more about the risks some colleagues face performing fieldwork. Join this live webinar to learn more.

 

At this event, Amelia-Juliette Demery and Monique Pipkin will present their Nature Ecology and Evolution paper titled, “Safe fieldwork strategies for at-risk individuals, their supervisors and their institutions." The paper presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion with inter-disciplinary experts in fieldwork and diversity and inclusion.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Safer Science

 

This event is hosted by Cornell University

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Microsoft Teams for Teaching and Learning

Thursday, January 28, 2021

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

This training offers ideas to incorporate Teams into your teaching and learning practices. Learn to utilize Teams as a one-stop-shop for your classroom interactions, communication, collaborations, and more.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Microsoft Teams for Teaching and Learning

 

This event is hosted by UF Information Technology Training (UFIT Training).

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Maximize Learning with Asynchronous Discussions

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Online

 

Small group discussion is a flexible teaching tool that can support the development of critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. However, managing discussion sessions in your HyFlex classroom may be challenging. Asynchronous discussion assignments can be combined with your in-class activities to help ensure that all students are able to dig deep into your course topics.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Maximize Learning with Asynchronous Discussions

 

This event is hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

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Hybrid Active Learning

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Test out some quick and effective active learning strategies that engage and motivate your students in person and online. These techniques include:

  • Preparation activities to hold students accountable for the reading before class meets
  • Cooperative learning tasks for pairs of students in breakout rooms
  • Peer teaching exercises that help students showcase their learning

 

This session will provide useful details on how to coordinate these activities in a HyFlex class.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Hybrid Active Learning

 

This event is hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

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

Thursday, February 4, 2021

10 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

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.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Team-Based Learning

 

This event is hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

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Using Rubrics & Feedback to Improve Student Performance

Monday, February 8, 2021- Sunday, February 21, 2021

Asynchronous

Online

 

In this instructional development opportunity, participants will review best practices of building effective rubrics and providing quality feedback in eLearning. Through varied activities, participants will be equipped with the skills necessary to implement rubrics to improve student performance.

 

Topics included in this offering:

  • Overview of Rubrics
  • The Importance of Feedback
  • Rubrics’ Impact on Student Success
  • Creating Rubrics in e-Learning
  • Rubrics and Feedback

 

This asynchronous online workshop requires all course materials and activities to be completed within a two-week window.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Using Rubrics & Feedback

 

This event is hosted by UF Information Technology Training (UFIT Training).

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Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Monday, February 8, 2021

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Online

 

This introductory training is meant for beginners who would like to get their feet wet! Learn the basics of Microsoft Teams, best uses, and how to set up and customize a team.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Introduction to Microsoft Teams

 

This event is hosted by UF Information Technology Training (UFIT Training).

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Asynchronous Active Learning with VoiceThread

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

10 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

This workshop offers you a quick and easy ASYNCHRONOUS solution to take your face-2-face classroom activities or lectures and convert them into dynamic, engaging, and interactive activities. VoiceThread is a UF licensed tool that can use your existing ppt, pdf, or doc files. You will be guided by easy-to-follow steps to create, share, and grade a robust learning activity that supports your learning goals.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Asynchronous Active Learning with VoiceThread

 

This event is hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

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E-Learning @UF: Build & Design

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Online

 

Learn how to create and update an online course on UF’s e-Learning system. In this hands-on training, certified trainers will guide participants on how to create an engaging online course.

 

With an eye towards best practices, participants will learn how to:

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

 

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

 

This event is hosted by UF Information Technology Training (UFIT Training).

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Communicate Assertively

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Online

 

Assertiveness is a skill you can acquire, not a personality trait that some people are born with and others are not. In this workshop, you’ll learn to:

  • Distinguish between assertive, aggressive, and non-assertive (or passive) behaviors
  • Include the three parts of an assertive message in your communication approach
  • Listen assertively by concentrating your attention on the other person
  • Respond appropriately to criticism

   

Click here for more information and registration: Communicate Assertively

 

This event is hosted by Human Resources: Training and Organizational Development

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Collaborative Learning Techniques

Thursday, February 11, 2021

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

Have you flipped your classroom, or you have decided you want to make your lectures more engaging and interactive? How about using group work to promote learning using carefully designed and facilitated collaborative learning techniques? This workshop offers a variety of collaborative learning techniques you can use immediately in your class. Best of all, the workshop provides detailed descriptions of the techniques along with step by step facilitation tips. Helpful resources will also be shared so you can successfully implement activities that will engage your whole class!

   

Click here for more information and registration: Collaborative Learning Techniques

 

This event is hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

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E-Learning @UF: Facilitate & Engage

Thursday, February 11, 2021

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Online

 

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: E-Learning @UF: Facilitate & Engage

 

This event is hosted by UF Information Technology Training (UFIT Training).

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The Value of Your Liberal Arts Degree to Employers

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Online

 

In this workshop, you’ll understand the value of your liberal arts education and the transferrable skills that you are gaining with a liberal arts education.

 

Click here for more information and registration: The Value of Your Liberal Arts Degree to Employers

 

This event is hosted by the Career Connections Center (C3).

 

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Take Pride in Your Resume

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Online

 

Attend this resume writing workshop to learn strategies to address concerns LGBTQ+ students encounter during their search for meaningful experiences.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Take Pride in Your Resume

 

This event is hosted by the Pride Student Union and the Career Connections Center (C3).

 

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The Evolution of Employment: Job Searching During COVID-19

Thursday, February 4, 2021

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Attend a special lecture by Mary Anne Thompson, GoinGlobal Founder and President, on Covid-19 career opportunities. This presentation will provide insights from worldwide local experts on emerging jobs, area of job proise, virtual networking, and remote work. Don’t miss this chance to hear a global perspective on the evolution of employment in the world of Covid-19.

 

  • Develop effective job search strategies
  • Identify emerging employment and career trends
  • Ace the video interview
  • Leverage personal and professional networking resources
  • Find remote job and internships opportunities

 

Click here for more information and registration: The Evolution of Employment

 

This event is hosted by the Career Connections Center (C3).

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Navigating Virtual Career Fairs

Thursday, February 4, 2021

3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Online

 

Are you interested in participating in an upcoming Virtual Career Fair, but you don’t know what it will be like? Join the Career Connections Center on how to learn about Virtual Career Fairs and strategies to prepare in best presenting yourself to employers online.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Navigating Virtual Career Fairs

 

This event is hosted by the Career Connections Center (C3).

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How to Find a Job You’ll Love

Friday, February 12, 2021

12 Noon

Online

 

The vast majority of PhDs fear that a non-academic job will be less rewarding and intellectually stimulating than being a professor. We know from our research that PhDs are able to forge meaningful and impactful careers in all industries and sectors. Join L. Maren Wood, PhD in this webinar and learn how you can find a non-academic career where you will thrive, engage in meaningful work, and be connected to people and projects that matter to you.

 

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe how non-academic careers provide intellectual and rewarding work for PhDs
  • Illustrate how values and motivators can be career hooks
  • Recognize the importance of identifying your Optimal Career Pathway

   

Click here for more information and registration: How to Find a Job You’ll Love

 

This event is hosted by Beyond the Professoriate.

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What Have I Really Learned?

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Online

 

Can you articulate your graduate skills? Are they related to project management? Leadership? Creative thinking? In this event, you will learn to identify the transferable skills you are acquiring as a graduate student that extend beyond your disciplinary specialty. Knowing how to identify and speak to the less obvious, but perhaps more universal, skills you are developing during your graduate studies will help you uncover career options that best suit your interests, goals, and capabilities. By the end of this session, you will be equipped to recognize and articulate your graduate skillset, and to translate that skillset into terms and concepts that are recognizable by a wide range of employers, both in academia and beyond.

 

Click here for more information and registration: What Have I Really Learned?

 

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. Register for this workshop by logging in with your CIRTL account. If you do not have a CIRTL account, you can create one with your UF credentials.

 

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Career Connections Center Virtual Express Drop-Ins

Ongoing

11 a.m. – 3 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: Write Time: Drop-in Writing Hours for Graduate Students

Write Time is a new initiative from our Office of Graduate Professional Development for Spring 2021 to help you connect to other graduate students and create a writing community. Offered twice a week, Write Time is a casual drop-in hour on Zoom for you to meet others virtually and work on your writing projects.

 

Write Time is your time to be productive in the company of others trying to do the same. This space is designed to help you cope with potential feelings of isolation in the writing stage of your studies and/or due to quarantine. Get the coffee shop experience without the $7 latte!

 

No registration or commitment is necessary to attend Write Time. Simply join the Zoom meeting during the designated times below and start writing!

 

Tuesdays: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Zoom Link

 

Thursdays: 8:30-9:30

Zoom Link

 

Upon entry, all students will be muted, but if you wish to have a verbal discussion with another graduate student, ask the coordinator to be put in a breakout room.

 

Participants WILL NOT be provided with writing feedback/editing and/or academic writing instruction by the program coordinator or their peers. Students must adhere to the UF Student Conduct Code and UF Student Honor Code when participating in Write Time.

 

Click here for more information: OGPD Write Time

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