Spring 2018 Campus Connections Diversity in the Classroom Workshops

Submitted on February 26, 2018

This spring, the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence is offering four workshops on how instructors can create more inclusive classrooms.  If you attend all four workshops, you earn a “Leader in Classroom Diversity & Inclusion” certificate which could enhance your CV for the job market.  The workshops bring in experts from across campus to provide practical tips on how to design inclusive classrooms. These workshops are open to all graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.

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Designing Effective Courses for Diverse Learners

Spring 2018 Faculty Job Application Series starts January 23 - Get a leg up on the competition!

Submitted on January 18, 2018

The Office of Instruction and Assessment, the Graduate Center, Graduate & Professional Student Council, and Postdoctoral Affairs are pleased to announce our faculty job application series. Applying for faculty positions is a competitive process and leveraging your teaching experience can make a difference in you being considered for the job. This series will share best practices for representing yourself effectively in your teaching statement, diversity statement, online teaching portfolios, and the onsite teaching and job interview.

Spring ABD to PhD Writing Workshops - January 25, February 22, and March 29

Submitted on January 8, 2018

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Purpose: Provide writing support for ABD (all but dissertated) students, discuss shared concerns about the dissertation process, and introduce strategies to facilitate writing. All participants should come prepared to write and work collaboratively with peers from diverse disciplines. Coffee, tea, water, and light snacks will be provided, as will pens and ruled notepads.

Register for Alan Alda Science Communication Workshops by January 19

Submitted on January 4, 2018

Do you ever wonder what makes a successful science communicator?
Do you wish you knew how to effectively communicate your research to a variety of audiences?

Come learn how to be not just a successful science communicator, but a remarkable science communicator, from the experts at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science® at Stony Brook University!

January 11: Panel on Negotiation for Faculty Positions

Submitted on January 4, 2018

An announcement from UAPA and the office of Postdoctoral Affairs:

The University of Arizona Postdoctoral Association and the office of Postdoctoral Affairs are co-sponsoring a panel discussion on the negotiation process during faculty-position hires. We’ve put together a panel of UA professors across a wide range of disciplines who have recent and direct experience with the negotiation process, and who are eager to discuss the process and answer any questions you may have.

Young Scientists Summer Program: Apply now for Summer 2018 Interdisciplinary Professional Development Experience

Submitted on November 20, 2017

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are accepting applications for the 2018 Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). The program is a great opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and explore the implications of one's research from an interdisciplinary perspective.

According to the YSSP website,  "the YSSP provides a unique opportunity to:

December 7: Nobel Laureate Carl Weiman to Present "Using Research to Improve University Science Teaching"

Submitted on November 14, 2017
Poster image for Carl Weiman's talk "Using Research to Improve University Science Teaching"

The University of Arizona Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES), the UA Learning Initiative, and the Department of Physics are pleased to invites the campus community to “Using Research to Improve University Science Teaching,” featuring Dr. Carl Wieman, Nobel Laureate, Professor of Physics and Education, and author of Improving How Universities Teach Science. The presentation will focus on evidence-based best practices for improving student learning and ways to implement them in the classroom environment.

Luncheon Workshop on Nov. 15: Mitigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Submitted on November 2, 2017

The UA Graduate Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (ODIEX) are pleased to announce our upcoming free luncheon workshop on mitigating unconscious bias in a variety of work environments. Students, faculty, staff, and postdocs are all welcome to attend. Seating is limited, so RSVP soon to secure your seat.

Mitigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace