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September 2021

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, October 1, 2021

This workshop series will provide participants with strategies for effective academic job searches and generating effective application materials. The sessions will include opportunities for self-reflection, analysis of example application materials, and opportunities to create/improve one's own applications. Participation will include short pre-assignments and interactive synchronous sessions. 9/10/2021: Intro to the Academic Job Search 9/17/2021: CVs and Cover Letters 9/24/2021: Teaching Statements 10/1/2021: Research and Diversity Statements REGISTER

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Introduction to Evidence-Based Teaching MOOC

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for CIRTL's introductory Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on how to become an effective STEM instructor. If need to balance a busy schedule with your interest in learning more about effective teaching practices in STEM disciplines, this 8-week self-paced course could be a good fit for you! Need a CIRTL Network login to register below. This asynchronous course will be coupled with a local learning community (via weekly synchronous Zoom sessions) with other UNC Chapel Hill…

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Dissertation Boot Camp

September 27 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 4:30 pm
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until Friday, November 12, 2021

Boot camp is a week-long opportunity for students currently writing dissertations to set writing goals, practice disciplined writing habits, learn new strategies, and connect with other dissertation writers. It’s offered virtually at least once a month and is intended to help graduate students make significant progress in their writing and their sense of community. Fall semester camps will happen virtually. Register for the morning (9-12:30) or the afternoon (1-4:30). Sept. 27 – Oct. 1: Register for morning. Register for afternoon. Oct. 18…

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Lean Into Your Strengths

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

During this interactive session, we will engage in opportunities to build greater awareness of your talents and learn how to apply them to achieve your goals. By the end of the session, you will commit to one next action step you will take in applying your strengths towards your goals. Sponsored by University Career Services.

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Using Frameworks to Examine Race in Higher Education

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore different frameworks for understanding race and identity in the first event in our four-part series on antiracist learning. We will explore how this framework and others can help us understand the historical context of race and racism in higher education as well as steps we can take to develop a more authentic race awareness. Participants are encouraged to bring questions about these foundational concepts, and come prepared to reflect on your own identities, experiences, assumptions, and biases. REGISTER

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Productivity and Time Management

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This interactive session will provide graduate students with strategies and resources for improving their time management and productivity. We will discuss the culture and features of life as a graduate student, examine how individuals react and respond to productivity demands, and share best practices and resources for creating individual productivity plans. Facilitated by Natalie Lundsteen, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development, UT Southwestern. REGISTER

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Shared Governance and Academic Freedom: The Foundations of Higher Education and Their Uncertain Future

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

While the history of higher education is one of constant tensions among state, private and faculty power, recent attacks on the work of researchers and educators are more subject to disinformation and political polarization than in decades past. The sometimes indistinct boundaries of academic freedom make the discussion about what it is or should be more challenging; the public itself is largely disconnected from that discussion and how such principles and practices serve or should serve them. In 1967, the…

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October 2021

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, October 1, 2021

This workshop series will provide participants with strategies for effective academic job searches and generating effective application materials. The sessions will include opportunities for self-reflection, analysis of example application materials, and opportunities to create/improve one's own applications. Participation will include short pre-assignments and interactive synchronous sessions. 9/10/2021: Intro to the Academic Job Search 9/17/2021: CVs and Cover Letters 9/24/2021: Teaching Statements 10/1/2021: Research and Diversity Statements REGISTER

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Decolonizing the Curriculum in STEAM

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

Discover new approaches to teaching in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) disciplines that can elevate historically marginalized perspectives and scholarship. In this event, we’ll unpack the increasingly popular concept of decolonizing curriculum, reflect on how decisions we make as instructors can impact which voices are prioritized, and explore ways to incorporate our students into these types of ethical and moral considerations. REGISTER

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Finding Funding for Graduate Students – Humanities/Social Sciences

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Graduate Funding Information Center will be conducting a workshop on identifying funding resources for graduate research and study. Students will learn about resources available through UNC, including how to use the SPIN, Strive, ProFellow, and Mendeley funding databases. The workshop leader will also teach time-saving tips and strategies for conducting a funding search. Zoom information will be provided to registrants prior to the workshop. REGISTER

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