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April 2021

Effective Mentoring

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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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CIRTL Network Teaching-as-Research Presentations

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hear graduate students and postdocs from across the CIRTL Network share the results of their Teaching-as-Research (TAR) projects in this online presentation session. TAR projects investigate questions about teaching and learning, including assessing the effectiveness of specific learning activities and tools, examining the learning process about a specific topic, or characterizing the student experience in the classroom. Sponsored by CIRTL REGISTER

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Dissertation Writing Boot Camp

April 26 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 5:30 pm

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 in doctoral programs make significant progress in their writing and their sense of community. Camps will be offered virtually several times over the spring semester in the morning (9-12:30) and afternoon (2-5:30). See full details here. Register…

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May 2021

Creating Connections: An Introduction to the Alda Method

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Alda Center’s Creating Connections program is a two-hour live, online workshop designed to help researchers learn to engage and inspire diverse audiences through effective communication, with a particular focus on virtual interactions. Participants will learn how to balance being prepared with responding in the moment to address questions. The program emphasizes universal communication strategies, including avoiding jargon, and technical skills for creating engagement online, including camera angles and sound levels. **The workshop is designed to be discipline neutral, thus…

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June 2021

Inclusive Teaching for a Diverse Student Population

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenters: Kelly Hogan (Dept. of Biology) and Viji Sathy (Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience) Research shows that active learning techniques reduce achievement gaps between different demographic groups.  In this workshop, we will discuss important issues instructors must consider when trying to teach in a way that is inclusive for all students. With the support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Summer School, UNC’s Summer Institute on College Teaching is running a professional development workshop series this summer…

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A Day in an Active Learning Class

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Colin Wallace (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy) You know active learning is more effective (and fun!) than traditional lecture-only instruction.  But how can you put multiple active learning strategies together to create a single, engaging 50-minute lesson?  In this workshop, you will experience, from a students’ perspective, a day in an active learning class, followed by a discussion of how the lesson was constructed.   With the support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Summer School, UNC’s…

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Backwards Design – The Key to Linking Goals, Teaching, and Assessment

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Kelly Hogan (Dept. of Biology) Backwards design is perhaps the most important principle for designing a class.  It allows you to create learning goals, in-class activities, and assessments that are tightly linked and mutually reinforcing.  If you are designing a new class, redesigning a current class, or even just curious as to whether your class can benefit from a reimagining, then consider signing up for this workshop. With the support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the…

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Implementing Think-Pair-Share

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Colin Wallace (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy) Think-pair-share is a powerful engagement strategy that combines questions posed by an instructor with simultaneous, whole-class, student-student discussions.  With the support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Summer School, UNC’s Summer Institute on College Teaching is running a professional development workshop series this summer for any faculty, postdocs, and graduate students who are interested in learning about the best practices for bringing active learning to their classrooms. Participants in…

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July 2021

Effectively Using In-Class Writing

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenters: Jennifer Larson (Dept. of English and Comparative Literature) and Courtney Rivard (Dept. of English and Comparative Literature) Writing is a critical form of communication in almost every discipline which is why many instructors require students to demonstrate their content mastery and critical thinking skills through writing.  But how do you get students to engage in meaningful writing activities during class time throughout the course of the semester?  If writing is a critical component of your teaching and assessment practices,…

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Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenters: Courtney Rivard (Dept. of English and Comparative Literature) and Kelly Hogan (Dept. of Biology) Do you want your students to engage in authentic research experiences while they are in your class? A research experience can expose students to the intellectual challenges of collecting and analyzing data.  It also gives them the opportunity to engage with the ideas and practices of your discipline.  Sign-up for this workshop to learn about the best practices for implementing CUREs in your class. With…

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