First Fridays for Graduate Students: Close Encounters of the Disciplinary Kind – Introducing Threshold Concepts to Majors and Non-majors

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Gerberding Hall (GRB)Suite 100

The term threshold concepts refers to knowledge, skills, and practices at the foundation of a given discipline. While threshold concepts may present a challenge for both instructors and learners, once grasped, these core ideas can unlock disciplinary thinking for students. We will help you identify threshold concepts in your course or discipline and suggest a range of strategies for translating disciplinary concepts to both major and non-major students. We’ll also discuss how to help students tap into their prior knowledge and make cross-disciplinary connections. These strategies are applicable for courses in any discipline.

Sponsored by: Center for Teaching and Learning

Facilitated by: Misty Anne Winzenried, PhD Candidate in Education


UW Career Center- Professional and Career Development Opportunities for Graduate Students

The Career Center offers numerous resources to graduate students. Learn more about unique programming and resources by exploring their website!

  • Workshops and Events Calendar
    The events and workshops are offered by The Career Center and our campus partners for students, grad students and alumni. Events labeled “All” are open to all UW students and alumni unless otherwise noted in the description.
  • Personal Development
    Planning for a rewarding career while managing the responsibilities of an advanced degree program may seem daunting but making time to learn more about your preferences and explore the wide variety of careers available to graduate students is a smart idea.
  • Strategies for Success
    Resources on this page will help you maximize your graduate education, strengthen your network, enhance your level of professionalism, and prepare for your career – inside or outside academia.
  • Academic Careers
    The resources on this page were designed to help graduate students explore and apply for an array of teaching, research, and administrative careers in academia.
  • Beyond Academia
    The corporate, non-profit, and government sectors offer a diverse set of career opportunities. Use the information on this page to excel in careers beyond academia.

  • Grad Student Newsletter
    The Career Center puts together a printable newsletter and calendar featuring and discussing upcoming events and workshops.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity!

The NCFDD provides a 12-month external mentoring community program designed to support the success of University of Washington faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. The NCFDD teaches concrete, empirically-tested strategies for increasing productivity through, for example, online training workshops facilitated by faculty development experts, monthly mentor matches, and the “Monday Motivator” weekly newsletter.

Benefits include:

• Intensive online training & mentorship

•Tips and techniques on securing external funding for your research

• Professional development online workshops

Activate your University of
Washington membership account!
www.facultydiversity.org

Please direct inquiries to:
Norma Rodriguez, Director
Office for Faculty Advancement
normar@uw.edu

 


Scholarly Publishing: Open Access Comes of Age

Tuesday, Oct. 7 – Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Location: Allen Library, North Lobby

Sharing ideas and expanding knowledge are two of the guiding principles of academia.  HOW we do that – the future of communicating scholarship – is the focus of this exhibit. Scholarly publishing is in a state of flux.  While the book and journal remain the primary vehicles for communicating published scholarship, how their content is reviewed, packaged, paid for, distributed, discovered, accessed, and preserved has changed over the last few years and continues to change rapidly.
Many traditions of scholarly publishing remain, but new options, driven by new technologies and changing economic models, are now available and are becoming increasingly accepted in the scholarly community. We invite you to explore some of those options in this exhibit. We hope this content is informative, that it answers some questions while raising others, and that it brings to light some of the problems that the academic community faces in the current scholarly publishing environment.
We intend that it makes you question some long-established traditions, and that it helps you to understand and embrace some of the new publishing options available.
We welcome your questions and comments

 

More information :www.lib.washington.edu


Dissertation Bootcamp-This week!

Doctoral students: are you working on your dissertation?  Are you at the beginning, or about to begin the writing process?  Have you hit a road-block in your dissertation work and need to get “unstuck”?

There are many resources here at the University of Washington that can make this challenging task a bit easier.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could access them all in one place, over the course of a single day?

The Dissertation Boot Camp in the University Libraries Research Commons will take place over one Saturday (October 11, 2014) from 8:30AM-4:30PM.  Talks and breakout sessions tailored to the needs of dissertation writers will be presented.  Topics for these sessions may include: citation management, tools for productivity and project management, finding graduate funding, submitting your dissertation electronically, open access publishing, dealing with writers block, and more.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

A $15 fee will be charged at registration, and will cover the cost of your lunch and materials.

More information can be found here: commons.lib.washington.edu/dissertation-boot-camp  


Academic Careers: Research Statements

When Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus location Dempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus room 102
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary This event is for grad students & postdocs.Many faculty job postings – in a variety of disciplines and in an array of institutions – require that candidates send a Research Statement. Being able to write coherently about your past/current research efforts and articulately about your future research plans is very important. Come learn what search committees are looking for and spend time brainstorming a few ideas for your research statement. Sample statements will be provided.

No registration required.

Type of Event Workshop
Campus UW Seattle
Event sponsors Catherine Basl
cbasl@uw.edu

Academic Careers: Teaching Statements

When Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Campus location Dempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus room 102
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary This event is for grad students & postdocs.Academic job postings often require that applicants send a teaching statement, teaching philosophy, or teaching portfolio. Come listen to an expert from the Center for Teaching & Learning share tips for writing effectively about your teaching – even if you don’t have much teaching experience! Participants will have time to draft some ideas and get feedback from other graduate students.No registration required.
Type of Event Workshop
Campus UW Seattle
Event sponsors Catherine Basl
cbasl@uw.edu
Link careers.washington.edu…

Academic Careers: Cover Letters & Letters of Recommendation

When Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus location Dempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus room 102
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary This event is for grad students & postdocs.

Many students experience writer’s block when it comes to cover letters. We’ll discuss strategies for marketing your skills and experiences in a cover letter and provide you the opportunity to start thinking about your top selling points. We’ll also discuss how to select, prepare, and coach your reference letter-writers, and how to use Interfolio to collect and manage your recommendation letters.

No registration required.

Type of Event Workshop
Campus UW Seattle
Event sponsors Catherine Basl
cbasl@uw.edu

Academic Careers: Cover Letters & Letters of Recommendation

When Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus location Dempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus room 102
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary This event is for grad students & postdocs.

Many students experience writer’s block when it comes to cover letters. We’ll discuss strategies for marketing your skills and experiences in a cover letter and provide you the opportunity to start thinking about your top selling points. We’ll also discuss how to select, prepare, and coach your reference letter-writers, and how to use Interfolio to collect and manage your recommendation letters.

No registration required.

Type of Event Workshop
Campus UW Seattle
Event sponsors Catherine Basl
cbasl@uw.edu
Link careers.washington.edu…