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January 2022

Dissertation Writing Boot Camp – January 2022

January 24 @ 9:00 am - January 28 @ 1:00 pm
The Writing Center, 0127 SASB North

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. CONSIDER REGISTERING IF YOU ARE… •Actively engaged in the writing phase of your dissertation. •Ready to spend a total of 15 hours just writing (three hours each day for five days)--without reviewing your sources, reading, doing research, analyzing data, checking email, or using the internet. •Able to commit to arriving at 9…

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Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Draft a peer-reviewed statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences in this interactive, two-part online workshop. Participants will work to draft and edit a teaching statement, which is often required for US academic job applications. We will discuss elements of teaching statements, evidence of effective teaching tailored for different academic jobs, and strategies to get started or polish existing teaching statements. Participants from all disciplines will become better equipped and prepared to communicate their teaching practice through this workshop's…

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February 2022

Enhancing Interpersonal and Leadership Effectiveness

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The desired outcome of this session is to provide participants with needed “people” skills that are paramount to team and organizational effectiveness. Each will understand to how to create work environments that foster engagement and productive working relationships. This workshop will help participants gain greater awareness of themselves and others. Participants will be able to better understand their own and others differing personalities and learn how to better work with, manage, mentor, communicate with and motivate the various types measured…

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Equity in Teaching Institute

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 9:00 am

The Equity in Teaching Institute (EqTI) takes place virtually or in person over two days. We are now accepting applications for the next EqTI, to be held on Wednesday, February 2 & Friday, February 4, 2022, from 9-4:30 each day. We have not yet determined whether this will be in-person or virtual, and invite applicants to indicate their preference. During the two days of our institute, we will reflect on who our students are, how our courses can equitably meet our students’ needs, and…

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Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Draft a peer-reviewed statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences in this interactive, two-part online workshop. Participants will work to draft and edit a teaching statement, which is often required for US academic job applications. We will discuss elements of teaching statements, evidence of effective teaching tailored for different academic jobs, and strategies to get started or polish existing teaching statements. Participants from all disciplines will become better equipped and prepared to communicate their teaching practice through this workshop's…

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Beyond Think-Pair-Share: 10 Strategies for In-Class Small Groups

February 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In-class small group work can engage students with one another and course materials to enhance higher-order thinking, mastery of course concepts, diverse views, and deeper learning. Research shows that small-group learning improves academic achievement, relationships between classmates and faculty, and overall well-being. Participants will be able to choose from 10 teaching strategies they can implement during class, consider how each strategy supports course objectives, recognize the pros and cons of each strategy, and reflect on your role as the instructor.…

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Equity in Teaching Institute

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 9:00 am

The Equity in Teaching Institute (EqTI) takes place virtually or in person over two days. We are now accepting applications for the next EqTI, to be held on Wednesday, February 2 & Friday, February 4, 2022, from 9-4:30 each day. We have not yet determined whether this will be in-person or virtual, and invite applicants to indicate their preference. During the two days of our institute, we will reflect on who our students are, how our courses can equitably meet our students’ needs, and…

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Financial Literacy: Taxes

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will discuss a few taxes and the entities that collect your money (hint: it is not just the federal government). And walk through a basic tax return so you can see how the various types of income impact what you will owe Uncle Sam. Learning outcomes: Understanding how income, debt, and risk are related Explore the time value of money and amortization schedules Understanding what taxes, health care, and retirement as they relate to getting that 1st job Online…

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Overqualified or Underqualified? Which Is It, and What to Do about It.

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

PhDs are often told by employers that they are overqualified for positions. But they're also told that they don't have enough experience. So, which is it? Join Beyond the Professoriate Founder L. Maren Wood, PhD, for this webinar on how to breakdown the overqualified vs. underqualified conundrum, and learn concrete strategies for overcoming this obstacle in your job search. After attending this webinar, you will be able to: - Identify the challenges PhDs face when applying for nonacademic jobs. -…

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Leading Controversial Conversations

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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One event on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm

As liberal arts scholars, we embrace the controversial nature of human inquiry, and, as educators, we strive to prepare our students to engage in controversial issues competently and productively. Still, navigating controversy in the classroom remains an increasingly daunting challenge in today's political climate. This semester, the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Program for Public Discourse invite you to participate in a series of three workshops designed to empower educators across the curriculum with the necessary tools to facilitate…

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