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September 2020

Academic Career Series: Intro to the Job Search Process

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will provide participants with strategies for effective academic job searches, where, when, how to search for positions of interest and how to best prepare for the process. The session will include opportunities for self-reflection and create a plan of action for ensuring career readiness. REGISTER

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Academic Career Series: Effective CVs and Cover Letters

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This hands-on workshop will provide participants opportunities to learn about structure of effective CVs and Cover Letters for academic positions. Participants will apply lessons learned to their own job application materials. Open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. REGISTER

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Academic Career Series: Teaching Statements

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Participants will reflect on their own teaching practice and tailor their own teaching statement/philosophy. Key components of an effective teaching statement will be discussed. Open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. REGISTER

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Bring an Inclusive Mindset to Your Teaching

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about inclusive teaching approaches that build upon inclusive design frameworks, case studies, and educational research in this one-session workshop. REGISTER

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October 2020

Academic Career Series: Research Statements

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Participants will reflect on the goals of their research and path to independence to create an effective research statement for a range of academic positions. Open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. REGISTER

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Flipped Classroom Workshop Series

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There are many models and definitions for the flipped classroom. Regardless of the model used, flipping essentially means reversing the way you design the learning environment so students are engaging in activities, applying concepts, and focusing on higher level learning outcomes during class time. In this online workshop, you will be introduced to a 4-part lesson planning framework designed for flipped learning experiences. We will discuss how to align your learning outcomes, activities, and assessments to create effective and engaging…

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Responding to Student Writing

October 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you struggle to decide what to comment on? How much to say? How to say it? How much time to spend? This workshop describes general principles and specific strategies for responding to student writing in ways that are helpful for the student and efficient for the instructor. Register for Responding to Student Writing. (Please use your address to register.)

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Introducing Teaching-as Research: A Systematic Approach to Improving Your Teaching

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hear Teaching-as-Research (TAR) Leaders from around the CIRTL Network describe Teaching-as-Research, a mentored experience that applies the process of inquiry to teaching and learning. By translating skills that you already have as researchers, you can investigate, reflect on, and improve your teaching. Leaders will describe TAR programs at their own institutions, and issues such as developing a strong project, finding the right question, doing TAR during COVID, and the professional benefits of doing a TAR project. Come to this informative…

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November 2020

Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you interested in potentially working at a community college? Learn tips from faculty that work with hiring committees at community colleges. How might the interview differ from that of a 4-year teaching or research university? What factors should you consider in preparing your application materials and teaching demonstration? Learn the do's and don'ts of seeking a job at a community college in this online panel. REGISTER (login using credentials)

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How Completing a TAR Project Impacted My Career: Reflections from CIRTL TAR Alumni

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you thinking about taking on a Teaching-as-Research (TAR) project? Join us to hear from a panel of CIRTL alumni who will share their experience doing a TAR project - not the research they conducted, but what they learned from the process and how they leveraged their TAR project in their career. Alumni from University of Iowa, Michigan State University, University of California-Irvine, University of North Carolina, and Texas A&M University will reflect on the ups and downs of the…

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