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August 2019

Survive and Thrive! A “New” TA Institute

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Survive and Thrive! As a graduate student, being assigned a Teaching Assistant role for the first time--or with an expanded set of TA responsibilities--can feel daunting. This 3-hour institute provides graduate students with functional skills central to their success in their TA roles. Sessions and workshops during this institute are designed to increase TAs' confidence around interacting with students, anticipating¬†challenges and planning potential solutions, and effectively supporting students¬†in their TA roles. Sessions include: Building rapport with students and cultivating student…

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Course Development Institute for Graduate Teaching Assistants

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you teaching a course for the first time this year? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the same course are…

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Classroom Management Strategies

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Managing a course (and students) is always a challenge in teaching. This workshop will provide scenarios and cases that focus on common situations that all teaching assistants should be prepared to address such as disruptive behavior, dealing with excuses, and facilitating discussions to name a few. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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Survive and Thrive! A “New” TA Institute

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Survive and Thrive! As a graduate student, being assigned a Teaching Assistant role for the first time--or with an expanded set of TA responsibilities--can feel daunting. This 4-hour institute provides graduate students with functional skills central to their success in their TA roles. Sessions and workshops during this institute are designed to increase TAs' confidence around interacting with students, anticipating challenges and planning potential solutions, and effectively supporting students in their TA roles. Sessions include: Building rapport with students and…

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Energizing the Classroom: Active Learning and Evidence-based Teaching

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Participants will learn tangible strategies to increase student engagement and their achievement of learning outcomes. These student-centered strategies promote inclusion and participation of all students. Pitfalls with implementing active learning techniques and approaches to overcome these challenges will also be discussed. REGISTER

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September 2019

Effective Mentoring

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Mentoring principles are universal and apply to a variety of professional settings in and out of academia. This mentoring workshop series (CIMER: Entering Mentoring) will provide graduate students training in competencies and skills with effective mentoring (being mentors themselves). Graduate students in all disciplines are welcome to participate. Students who will be or are currently mentoring undergraduate students are particularly encouraged to participate. Sessions will be based on case scenarios, evidence-based practices, and participants are expected to actively engage in…

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Resiliency, Imposter Syndrome, and Optimism

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As graduate students, it's critical to learn how to deal with challenges and set-backs to progress and advance personally and professionally. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to develop a growth mindset, reduce ANTs, minimize imposter fears, increase optimism and how to use feedback constructively. REGISTER

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Effective Mentoring

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Mentoring principles are universal and apply to a variety of professional settings in and out of academia. This mentoring workshop series (CIMER: Entering Mentoring) will provide graduate students training in competencies and skills with effective mentoring (being mentors themselves). Graduate students in all disciplines are welcome to participate. Students who will be or are currently mentoring undergraduate students are particularly encouraged to participate. Sessions will be based on case scenarios, evidence-based practices, and participants are expected to actively engage in…

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Preparing for the Academic Job Market

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with strategies for effective academic job searches, writing cover letters and CVs that get noticed, as well as teaching and research statements that illustrate skills and readiness for academic positions. REGISTER

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October 2019

Effective Mentoring

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Mentoring principles are universal and apply to a variety of professional settings in and out of academia. This mentoring workshop series (CIMER: Entering Mentoring) will provide graduate students training in competencies and skills with effective mentoring (being mentors themselves). Graduate students in all disciplines are welcome to participate. Students who will be or are currently mentoring undergraduate students are particularly encouraged to participate. Sessions will be based on case scenarios, evidence-based practices, and participants are expected to actively engage in…

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Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution

October 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is critical to success in our professional careers as well as daily interactions. This workshop will provide opportunities to assess your communication style, learn strategies on how to best interact with others who may not share your style, determine issues that are impacting your progress and how to respond to conflict in constructive ways. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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Effective Mentoring

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Mentoring principles are universal and apply to a variety of professional settings in and out of academia. This mentoring workshop series (CIMER: Entering Mentoring) will provide graduate students training in competencies and skills with effective mentoring (being mentors themselves). Graduate students in all disciplines are welcome to participate. Students who will be or are currently mentoring undergraduate students are particularly encouraged to participate. Sessions will be based on case scenarios, evidence-based practices, and participants are expected to actively engage in…

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