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August 2020

Survive and Thrive! A ‘New’ TA Institute

August 4 @ 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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Ethics in the Classroom

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The intent of this workshop is to provide graduate student TA's guidance and practical approaches to maintain integrity in their teaching practices, identify and address their own implicit biases, and key aspects of FERPA. The workshop will be interactive and use case studies as opportunities to discuss real world situations that instructors and TA's face in the classroom. Facilitated by Dean Barbour, The Graduate School. REGISTER

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Preparing for Research Success: Data Management

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

After this workshop, participants will be able to: Describe what data management is and why it’s important, including relevant funding agency policies for managing/sharing research data. List some strategies and tools for managing data, both for personal and research purposes. Employ those strategies and tools to improve their data management practices. All disciplines welcome Facilitated by: Michele Hayslett and Barrie Hayes, University Libraries REGISTER

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September 2020

Resiliency, Imposter Syndrome, Optimism

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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. This will be an interactive online synchronous session. Worksheets and Zoom link will be provided to registrants prior to the workshop. REGISTER

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