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April 2020

Writing a Diversity Statement

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Employers are increasingly asking candidates to supply a diversity statement as part of their application. This session covers the essential elements of composing this important document. It is never too early to begin working on a diversity statement, so special insight will be provided to new graduate students, regarding goal setting and identifying ways to engage with diversity efforts at their home institution. Online. This two-part workshop meets online on Wednesday, April 8 and 22 at 12-1:30PM ET REGISTER

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Course Development Institute for Teaching Assistants

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Summer or next Fall? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the…

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June 2020

An Introduction to Evidence-based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

June 22

CIRTL MOOCs take place on the EdX platform and use video-based modules, discussion boards, and peer-reviewed assignments to teach participants about different aspects of evidence-based STEM teaching over the course of 8 weeks. Registration is required; there is no cost to participate and no enrollment cap. For more information, visit the CIRTL MOOC website. Weekly asynchronous modules from 6/22 through 8/16

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July 2020

Course Development Institute for Graduate Students

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Fall or next Spring? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the…

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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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Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Students with Disabilities

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Typically, when you have a student with a disability in your course, you receive a noticed about necessary accommodations for this student – and you allow for the accommodations to happen. In this webinar, you will learn high impact plus-one strategies to make your courses more inclusive without redesigning them entirely. Click for details and to register. This event is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Diversity and Development. Attendance is free with UNC’s institutional membership. You must use your…

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September 2020

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

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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