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SUMMER 2014 PLAN EVENTS 

Event: Backwards Design for Summer Planning: How to Use Backwards Design to Accomplish Your Summer Goals

Description: Have big plans for all you want to accomplish this summer? Nervous that May has already slipped away? Backwards design can help you achieve your goals. Although the concept of backwards design is most often used with planning academic courses, it can be effectively utilized for project and schedule management as well. At this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of backwards design and begin mapping out the process for achieving your summer goals.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: June 5, 2014

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Be Searchable: Developing an Online Portfolio for the Job Search

Description: What is your web presence like? Are you only visible on Facebook, or do you have a professional online presence? If you are going on the job market (or planning early for that distant day), the answer to these questions could set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will discuss why you should consider developing an online portfolio or posting an online cv, what documents or information should be included, and how even the busy or technologically-challenged can build an online presence starting today. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Elizabeth Chamberlain and Amy Lueck

Date: June 10, 2014

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Venue: Ekstrom W103

Event: Career Colloquium

Description: In this intensive, half-day, weekend workshop requested by YOU, we'll cover career basics from top to bottom. Beginning with an overview of the job market and various career paths for graduate students, you'll spend time reflecting on your PLAN for a successful job search. Topics to be covered include job materials (resumes, CVs, and cover letters), job interviewing, transferable skills, and making a PLAN for your next steps. Don't miss out on this opportunity to reflect on your path and tackle the details of your search. Whether you're job searching this coming year or preparing for your future, NOW is the time to PLAN. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems and Beth Boehm

Date: July 26, 2014

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

SPRING 2014 PLAN EVENTS

 

Event: Time Management

Description: Do you have a piles of articles to read? Do you miss getting more than a few hours of sleep a night regularly? Do you have trouble remembering the last time you spent quality time with friends or family? Managing time during graduate school can be incredibly challenging, but there are ways to better balance the scales. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to better manage their time, leaving with suggestions, resources, and a plan for putting their own balancing system in place. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: January 15, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Savvy Saving and Spending

Description: This workshop is designed to help graduate students develop good money managing skills by combining financial lessons with behavior modification. Financial topics are manipulating your money and understanding credit score lingo. The program is designed to support the knowledge students need to continue to make sound financial decisions and provide the support to put the knowledge into action!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Sherry Duffy

Date: January 16, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: What Do You Mean You Want Me to Present my Research??

Description: This workshop will prepare students to effectively present their research at an academic conference or other public forum.  While students are often expected to present research at academic conferences, this workshop also will prepare students for a successful thesis or dissertation defense.  Students will learn practical strategies for dealing with stage fright as well as the best strategies for communicating information during an oral presentation.   Finally, we will briefly discuss the differences between an oral presentation and a poster presentation. Students will learn practical strategies for creating and presenting scientific posters and will also how to handle the author session for discussing their poster during an academic conference.  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Jennifer Gregg

Date: January 23, 2014

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: IRB from the Inside

Description: The workshop will briefly review the foundation of the IRB and the protection of human subjects in research. The presenter will discuss the three levels of IRB submissions that include exempt, expedited, and full board review. The issues of informed consent and risk/benefit analysis will also be included in the presentation. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions pertaining to personal research interest and IRB expectations at the end of the presentation.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Peter Quesada

Date: January 28, 2014

Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Using Classroom Assessment Techniques for Formative Assessment and Active Learning

Description: In this interactive and engaging session, participants will learn methods for getting quick, easy feedback from their students using Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) as described by Angelo and Cross (1993). The presenter will provide a basic overview of formative and summative feedback to serve as a framework for understanding the power of CATs. Participants will use CATs actively as a part of the session, review several CATs strategies, and share ideas for how they will incorporate CATs into their own classroom.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: January 30, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Formatting and Submitting your Dissertation or Thesis

Description: This workshop is for you if you are writing your dissertation, thesis, or a similar project for which a copy will need to be submitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Participants will learn how to implement the university's submission guidelines about format, layout, etc. Students who are beginning to write or even anticipating writing a dissertation/thesis are highly encouraged to take advantage of this workshop, because if you can save great amounts of time if you begin with a correct format as opposed to fixing problems later on.  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Courtney Kerr

Date: February 11, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Finding the Right Post-Doc (HSC)

Description: In most STEM-related disciplines, a period of postdoctoral training is expected after a student earns their PhD degree.   What are the expectations?  How long should a post-doc last? How should you plan to get the most out of your post-doctoral experience?  And importantly, what should you look for and how do you find that perfect post-doc position?   These questions and other questions will be addressed as we examine the sometimes mysterious world of post-doctoral training.      

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Thomas Geoghegan and Pamela Feldhoff

Date: February 13, 2014

Time: 2:30-3:30 pm

Venue: HSC K-2006

Event: Writing a Literature Review

Description: The literature review is one of the most common genres of scholarly writing, yet one that can be frustrating if you're not used to producing them. In this workshop we will cover purpose the literature review serves in scholarly writing, some of the important conventions of the genre, and strategies for how to approach writing the strongest literature review possible.  

Organizer(s): SIGS/Writing Center

Presenter(s): Writing Center Staff

Date: February 18, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Alternative Careers for Graduate Students panel

Description: According to studies such as that in At Cross Purposes by Chris Golde, graduate students are not only unclear about their career prospects at graduation, but are not invited by their programs to consider the possibility or value of career paths other than those of tenure-track faculty. However, the current academic job market is such that fewer than half of PhD recipients will seek and obtain academic careers (not to mention the many Masters students who will seek non-academic careers). And, according to Golde, students desire more opportunities to consider alternative career paths.

In order to meet the needs of students who will not seek or obtain tenure-track academic positions, we are offering a panel discussion featuring successful PhD recipients who are working in non-profit or business sectors in our community. These alumni will discuss their alternative career paths, including what challenges they faced and how they were able to successfully translate their PhD research and skills to a non-academic context. The panel should be relevant to both Masters and PhDs who are considering careers off the tenure track. Time for audience questions will be included. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Terena Bell, Caroline Chan, Brynn Dombroski, Emilie Dyer

Date: March 4, 2014

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Peer Mentoring- What is it and how do I make it work for me?

Description: Graduate students are probably familiar with the term “peer mentoring,” but what does it actually mean? More importantly, what does it look like at its best?  Peer mentoring can be a powerful strategy for enhancing graduate education for both mentors and mentees. At this workshop, we will share research on peer mentoring and best practices, including considerations for both mentors and mentees. We will close with advice about how to start or enhance a peer mentoring program in your department. We encourage those who are new to mentoring as well as those with experience to come share strategies and insights to improve peer mentoring on our campuses. We also invite programs with existing peer mentoring programs to use this workshop as a “training” for new mentors.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems and Amy Lueck

Date: March 5, 2014

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: The Professional Mock Interview

Description: Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall to see how someone else’s job interview went? Do you wish you could get honest feedback about how you interviewed immediately afterward? This is your chance to watch as a graduate student gets that very opportunity. Sit in the audience to watch a graduate student be mock interviewed by professionals who regularly interview candidates. Following the interview, the professionals will share feedback with the group and the candidate and audience will have chance to ask questions. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see the interview from the inside!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems, Becky Clark, Amy Lueck

Date: March 19, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Diversity in the Classroom: How to Notice and Navigate Subtle Discrimination

Description: Teachers often struggle with how to address culturally insensitive comments – termed microaggressions - in the classroom. This workshop serves to introduce teachers to the concept of microaggressions and how it impacts their students. You will be given an opportunity to reflect on your own cultural identities and assumptions about diversity in the classroom. You will also be provided with empirically based strategies for how to address microaggressive statements in the classroom.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Stephanie Winklejohn

Date: March 26, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Women in Leadership panel

Description: The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies will host a panel discussion of women leaders at U of L--including deans, vice presidents and more.  We have invited these women to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities for female leaders in the academy and to share their own experiences navigating the upper reaches of administration. The event will also offer graduate students, faculty, and staff a forum to discuss their own questions about being a woman academic and leader.  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Carolyn Callahan, Marcia Hern, Jill Suttles, Mordean Taylor-Archer

Date: March 28, 2014

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

Event: Rolling in the Deep: Ways to Think Critically About Diversity in the Classroom

Description: This intermediate/advanced workshop will take a case-study approach to exploring issues of power dynamics in the classroom, handling conflict, and negotiating social identities.        

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): David Owen

Date: April 2, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: HPES 133

Event: Transitioning to Faculty and Professional LIfe

Description: Congratulations! You’re soon to finish school and move on to your professional life – but the learning doesn’t stop here. In this casual discussion, come find out how to best leverage your work in graduate school to be successful in your next stage of life. Come learn what to consider about your transition into a professional career.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems and Beth Boehm

Date: April 8, 2014

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking: Entrepreneurship Within and Beyond Academe

Description: Entrepreneurship isn't just about starting a business. It's a way of thinking--of identifying problems and possibilities for research and innovation. And it occurs in research and scholarship across disciplines in the academy. In this session, a panel of experts will introduce the ways to think entrepreneurially, no matter what your area of study or discipline might be.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Eugene Krentsel, Steven Koenig, Vik Chadha, and Van Clouse

Date: April 15, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

FALL 2013 PLAN EVENTS

Event: What GTAs Need to Know About Blackboard

Description:  In “What GTAs Need to Know About Blackboard” students will learn the essential functions of Blackboard. The 75 minute course will cover basic functionality such as login, navigation, and document uploads and will also cover the Control Panel, in particular the basics of Blackboard’s Grade Center.  This is a must for any GTA who will be grading and/or teaching using Blackboard.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Linda Leake

Date: August 21, 2013

Time: 11:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Ekstrom 244 (Delphi Lab)

 

Event: What GTAs Need to Know About Blackboard (repeat)

Description:  In “What GTAs Need to Know About Blackboard” students will learn the essential functions of Blackboard. The 75 minute course will cover basic functionality such as login, navigation, and document uploads and will also cover the Control Panel, in particular the basics of Blackboard’s Grade Center.  This is a must for any GTA who will be grading and/or teaching using Blackboard.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Linda Leake

Date: August 21, 2013

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Venue: Ekstrom 244 (Delphi Lab)

 

Event: Making the Most of Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Students

Description: No matter where you are in your graduate program, thinking ahead to make the most of professional development opportunities can make a real difference in your success and satisfaction during and after graduate school. In this session, participants will learn more about making a PLAN for professional development during their graduate school experience, as well as opportunities that currently exist.

Take time NOW to be successful in your program LATER!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: August 27, 2013

Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Making the Most of Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Students (HSC)

Description: No matter where you are in your graduate program, thinking ahead to make the most of professional development opportunities can make a real difference in your success and satisfaction during and after graduate school. In this session, participants will learn more about making a PLAN for professional development during their graduate school experience, as well as opportunities that currently exist.

Take time NOW to be successful in your program LATER!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: August 29, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: HSC K-2034

 

Event: Ice Cream with the Deans: Special International Student Event!

Description: International graduate students are invited to come meet and mingle with the Graduate Deans and other Deans from across the units at our very first Ice Cream Social! This is a great opportunity to meet some of the Deans, ask questions, and learn more about valuable opportunities and resources for graduate students at UofL--all while enjoying a tasty ice cream treat! Be sure to register here so we have enough ice cream for everyone!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Deans from across the units

Date: September 4, 2013

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Venue: The Red Barn

 

Event: Managing Life as a Graduate Student

Description: Are you just beginning your graduate program and want to learn how to be successful? Are you in the “thick of things” and think getting new ideas for managing your life as a graduate student would be helpful? If so, attend this session!

At this workshop, a panel of current graduate students, representing different levels and programs and life experiences, will share their collective wisdom about how to successfully navigate life as a graduate student. Come with questions and engage in a discussion with a group of peers about how to make it through successfully!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Panel- various graduate students

Date: September 5, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Formatting and Submitting Your Dissertation or Thesis (HSC)

Description: This workshop is for you if you are writing your dissertation, thesis, or a similar project for which a copy will need to be submitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Participants will learn how to implement the university's submission guidelines about format, layout, etc. Students who are beginning to write or even anticipating writing a dissertation/thesis are highly encouraged to take advantage of this workshop, because if you can save great amounts of time if you begin with a correct format as opposed to fixing problems later on.  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Courtney Kerr

Date: September 13, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

Venue: HSC K-2035

 

Event: The Role of Argument and Evidence in Graduate-Level Writing

Description: Scholarly writing is rarely limited to simple reporting of data or summary of research. Most scholarly writing you, as a graduate student will be ask to do carries with it the expectation that you will take a position, through analysis, evaluation, or theorizing. In other words, most scholarly writing is expected to contain a coherent argument supported by relevant evidence. In this workshop we will discuss how argument works in different kinds of scholarly texts and how you can can produce writing that fulfills these expectations.

Organizer(s): SIGS/The Writing Center

Presenter(s): Writing Center Staff

Date: September 17, 2013

Time: 3:00- 4:00 pm

Venue: HSC K-2035

 

Event: Introduction to EndNote

Description: This workshop introduces students, staff, and faculty to EndNote Citation Management software for Windows and Apple computers. Attendees will learn how to download and install the free version of EndNote from the iTech Xpress online store; configure it to work with the University Libraries; search and retrieve citations using EndNote's search engine; import citations from Internet databases and library catalogs; organize references, PDFs, images, and other files; create custom groups, including smart groups that update automatically as references are added; create instant bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and OpenOffice.org Writer; find and attach full-text articles automatically; and create a limitless number of reference libraries of any size. Citation management software has emerged in recent years as an essential tool for students, scholars and researchers, and EndNote has become the industry standard software tool worldwide for publishing and managing bibliographies. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): John Chenault

Date: September 18, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: "I Just Treat Everyone the Same": Moving from Equality to Equity in Teaching

Description: As educators, we have a professional obligation to treat our students fairly, so it is natural to think that this means treating everyone the same.  This workshop will explore the multiple ways that the assumptions we make as teachers can privilege certain groups while disadvantaging others.  We will see that when we fail to critically examine these assumptions, treating everyone the same will not lead to an equitable learning environment. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): David Owen

Date: September 23, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Academic Job Search

Description:  Are you preparing materials to go on the market this spring? This workshop is designed to demystify the process, and to address the specific needs and questions of those from both the sciences and humanities who are embarking on this exciting (if a little scary!) part of the graduate student experience. Though the job search can be a daunting process for students still in the midst of research and teaching obligations, this workshop is a resource to support you in this effort, to help you identify and effectively present yourself as a candidate to the academic job of your future. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm

Date: September 26, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Teaching Students Research and Information Literacy Skills

Description: A variety of fields have now identified "literacies" for their practitioners and students. You may have heard of computer literacy, digital literacy, multimedia literacy, or even scientific or numerical literacy. How is information literacy similar to or distinct from these others?  What is information literacy in the context of academia? Why might it matter to you as a future faculty member? In addition to these questions, this session will discuss the current scholarship on student and faculty information literacy and research practices and outline how research instruction can be scaffolded to provide a more productive experience for students.   

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Anna Marie Johnson and Rob Detmering

Date: October 3, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Ekstrom W102

 

Event: Reading and Responding to Graduate-Level Writing

Description: This workshop will focus on the distinctive demands of reading and responding to writing for graduate-level courses and research. We will cover concepts such as the genre conventions of scholarly writing and how understanding those can help you navigate your way through scholarly work, strategies for reading and responding to unfamiliar or difficult scholarly texts, and expectations of professors for how graduate students are expected to use the scholarship they read in class discussions and in the students' writing.

Organizer(s): SIGS/The Writing Center

Presenter(s): Writing Center Staff

Date: October 9, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Fellowship and Grant Applications (HSC)

Description: At some time in your career, it is likely that you will want to secure funding for your research or a special project that you want to undertake.  This workshop will look at the marketplace of funding opportunities and some of the basics you need to know to navigate that marketplace and successfully compete for those funds.

Take time NOW to be successful in your program LATER!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): John Jaynes

Date: October 16, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Power Literature Searching

Description: Conducting a comprehensive literature search for a dissertation, thesis, or other large-scale project can be a challenging endeavor, even for the most experienced researcher. How do you know if you’re searching in the right place? How do you identify the most important or influential studies on your topic? How do you know if you’ve truly found everything? Addressing these common questions from an interdisciplinary perspective, this interactive workshop will focus on managing the research process at the graduate level. Participants will learn how to construct more productive and efficient searches, as well as track citation patterns over time. We will also discuss the role of the free web in literature searches and highlight strategies for locating relevant research outside a primary domain of expertise.   

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Samantha McClellan and Robert Detmering

Date: October 17, 2013

Time: 2:30-3:30 pm

Venue: Ekstrom W102

 

Event: Why You Need a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and How to Develop One

Description: Teaching philosophy statements serve several purposes. They offer an opportunity for self-reflection, offer an introduction to one's teaching portfolio, provide a means of communication with one's students, and are increasingly a requirement in academic job applications. In this workshop session, led by Dr. Marie Kendall Brown, you will be given the opportunity to reflect upon your philosophical approach to teaching and learning by comparing and responding to sample teaching philosophy statements. You will also learn strategies for writing a successful statement and be given time to begin work on your own statement.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: October 22, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Managing Conflict Through Effective Communication

Description: Graduate students need to be able to communicate with a variety of audiences – peers, mentors, committee members, and external audiences – but often conflict may arise from differences in styles, expectations, or personalities. At this session, participants will learn effective communication strategies to preempt conflict or manage it in-the-moment, while maintaining a positive and productive relationship.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Tony Belak

Date: October 30, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The CV and the Resume: What's the Difference and Why You Need to Know

Description: In today’s economic climate, job searching can be particularly difficult. Building a resume or C.V. that highlights your experience and skills as a unique candidate for a position is a vital first step in this process. But when do you use a resume and when do you use a C.V.? How are they different? Graduate students, perhaps more than any other group, need to know how to create both a resume and a C.V., and the differences between them. Come learn about resumes and C.V.s from the ground up along with key elements and questions to consider in using one or the other.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Becky Clark

Date: October 31, 2013

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Navigating Ethical Issues in the University

Description: The hard part of graduate work is completing the degree, right?  Not so fast!  We will explore the ethical dilemmas that arise in the University: in the classroom, in the research arena, in professional interactions, and discuss opportunities for resolution.    

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Allison Ratterman

Date: November 5, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Technology for Effective Teaching

Description: The "Technology for Effective Teaching" workshop is designed to help GTAs learn about, choose, and integrate classroom technologies that will help them teach more effectively. A panel of graduate students will demonstrate, through hands-on activities, how to integrate a range of technologies in order to enhance the goals and process of teaching. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: November 6, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Job Talk

Description: Are you preparing materials to go on the job market this spring? This workshop is designed to demystify the process, and to address the specific needs and questions of those graduate students who are embarking on this exciting (if a little scary!) experience. Whether you’re riding an elevator with members of the search committee or giving a formal presentation, you’ll need to be prepared to talk about your areas of expertise. In this interactive session, participants will learn how to share their knowledge and experience in 2 to 20 minutes. Participants should come prepared to practice sharing information in front of a group of peers.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm

Date: November 12, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Academic Mock Interview

Description: Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall to see how someone else’s job interview went? Do you wish you could get honest feedback about how you interviewed immediately afterward? This is your chance to watch as a graduate student gets that very opportunity. Sit in the audience to watch a graduate student be mock interviewed by faculty who regularly interview candidates. Following the interview, the professionals will share feedback with the group and the candidate and audience will have chance to ask questions.  This workshop will provide tips for both phone and in-person academic job interviews. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see the interview from the inside!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michael Sobiech and faculty panel

Date: November 14, 2013

Time: 1:00-2:30 pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

 

Event: The Academic Job Market: An Ecological Introduction (lecture by Dr. Leonard Cassuto)

Description: The academic job market is a monolith that looms over the lives of most graduate students, but part of the reason it's so imposing is because it seems so inscrutable and impenetrable.  Higher education scholar and journalist Leonard Cassuto will explain the role of the market in academic culture of our time, and what it takes for graduate students to search for jobs with informed confidence. His talk combines some nuggets of advice about how to apply with a larger discussion of what the market means--and how it enforces some of the more pernicious assumptions that hamstring our profession (such as the one that professors' jobs are the only kind worth having).

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Leonard Cassuto

Date: November 14, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

 

Event: Workshopping the CV & Resume

Description: Whether you're going on the market next year or in four years, it's not too early to start thinking about your CV. Academic and functional CVs not only present your research, teaching and service to potential employers, it is also an important part of other grant and award applications. This workshop will briefly review the basics of effective CV writing and provide an opportunity to receive feedback about your own CV. Bring two hard copies of your current version to be workshopped. And even if your C.V. or resume isn’t polished, no worries: now is a great time to start! Bring whatever you have and take advantage of this supportive context to get your materials on the right track.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm

Date: November 19, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Be Searchable: Developing an Online Portfolio for the Job Search

Description: What is your web presence like? Are you only visible on Facebook, or do you have a professional online presence? If you are going on the job market (or planning early for that distant day), the answer to these questions could set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will discuss why you should consider developing an online portfolio or posting an online cv, what documents or information should be included, and how even the busy or technologically-challenged can build an online presence starting today. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck

Date: November 21, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Venue: Ekstrom W103

 

SUMMER 2013 PLAN EVENTS

 

Event: Backwards Design for Summer Planning: How to Use Backwards Design to Accomplish Your Summer Goals

Description: Have big plans for all you want to accomplish this summer? Nervous that May has already slipped away? Backwards design can help you achieve your goals. Although the concept of backwards design is most often used with planning academic courses, it can be effectively utilized for project and schedule management as well. At this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of backwards design and begin mapping out the process for achieving your summer goals.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: June 6, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Technology for Professional Development (HSC)

Description: Professional development is an essential part of graduate school, but the variety of different technologies available to assist in developing a network of colleagues online can be overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be. Technology can connect you with peers and experts in your field, organize your personal and professional interests, and cultivate your continued learning. When it comes time to find a job, your online connections will not only be helpful but essential. Come learn how you can select and implement useful technology to foster your professional development, both now and as you enter your career. We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet, and phones to this interactive and engaging session!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Harley Ferris

Date: July 9, 2013

Time: 2:30-3:30 pm

Venue: HSC- K2035

 

Event: Career Colloquium for Graduate Students

Description:  In this intensive, half-day, weekend workshop requested by YOU, we'll cover career basics from top to bottom. Beginnning with an overview of the job market and various career paths for graduate students, you'll spend time reflecting on your PLAN for a successful job search. Topics to be covered include job materials (resumes, CVs, and cover letters), job interviewing, transferable skills, and making a PLAN for your next steps. Don't miss out on this opportunity to reflect on your path and tackle the details of your search. Whether you're job searching this coming year or preparing for your future, NOW is the time to PLAN. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Various

Date: August 3, 2013

Time: 9:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Teaching Toolbox: Teaching Basics for New Graduate Teaching Assistants

Description: Are you a graduate teaching assistant who will be leading a class for the first time this fall? Want to make sure you’ve remembered everything you need to get started? Worried about how to help students learn what they’re supposed to learn? Come to this practical, hands-on, 3-hour workshop that will review the basics of getting started in your teaching career as a graduate teaching assistant.

This workshop will help you think through your check list of “to dos”, active learning and classroom assessment, and working towards the goals of your class.  Participants should come prepared with a syllabus and any materials they’ve collected to teach their class this year. Feel free to bring your laptop or any technology tools to keep you productive. By the end of the session you should be and feel better prepared for the year!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date:  August 9, 2013

Time: 02:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

SPRING 2013 PLAN EVENTS

Event: Why You Need a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and How to Develop One

Description: Teaching philosophy statements serve several purposes. They offer an opportunity for self-reflection, offer an introduction to one's teaching portfolio, provide a means of communication with one's students, and are increasingly a requirement in academic job applications. In this workshop session, led by Dr. Marie Kendall Brown, you will be given the opportunity to reflect upon your philosophical approach to teaching and learning by comparing and responding to sample teaching philosophy statements. You will also learn strategies for writing a successful statement and be given time to begin work on your own statement.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Marie Kendall Brown

Date: January 16, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Multiplying Literacies: Information Literacy in Teaching and Learning

Description: A variety of fields have now identified "literacies" for their practitioners and students. You may have heard of computer literacy, digital literacy, multimedia literacy, or even scientific or numerical literacy. How is information literacy similar to or distinct from these others? What is information literacy in the context of academia? Why might it matter to you as a future faculty member? In addition to these questions, this session will discuss the current scholarship on student and faculty information literacy and research practices and outline how research instruction can be scaffolded to provide a more productive experience for students.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Rob Detmering, Anna Marie Johnson

Date: January 17, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Ekstrom Library 103

 

Event: Faculty and Graduate Student Learning Community on Mentoring: Session Three

Description: Many studies about mentorship recognize the value of considering the lived experience of graduate students and faculty and putting these groups in conversation about mentoring perceptions, expectations and aspirations. This series of conversations will center around developing a shared notion of mentorship and intellectual community that is responsive to the changing needs of graduate students and universities in the 21st century. 

 
Each session in this series will build on a shared reading that the group will have read in advance of the session. Faculty and students will use the reading to reflect on the graduate experience in their own departments and disciplines, and reflections will be shared and developed as the learning community develops. 
 
For this third session, the group will read "Confronting Common Assumptions" by Maresi Nerad in Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future (2009). The reading discusses the problems and perils of preparing graduate students for uncertain futures, and the importance of addressing and valuing multiple career options.Acknowledging the limited job prospects and various career goals of PhD holders, we will discuss how we are preparing graduate students for jobs outside of Research One institutions, or not. This discussion will consider how programs might emphasize the teaching for which employees within academia will be primarily responsible, and translation of research skills to other professional settings.  

 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck, Michelle Rodems

Date: January 18, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Time Management by App

Description: Whether you are a time management ninja or an overwhelmed procrastinator, technology tools can help you organize and prioritize your limited hours in the day. Come learn about and share best tools and practices for managing your time using free web tools! We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet, and phones to this interactive and engaging session!

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: January 29, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: GSC Leadership Information Session

Description: Whether you are a time management ninja or an overwhelmed procrastinator, technology tools can help you organize and prioritize your limited hours in the day. Come learn about and share best tools and practices for managing your time using free web tools! We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet, and phones to this interactive and engaging session!

Organizer(s): SIGS/GSC

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck, Amerisa Waters

Date: February 1, 2013

Time: 11:30-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Dissertation and Thesis Information 

Description: Whether you are a time management ninja or an overwhelmed procrastinator, technology tools can help you organize and prioritize your limited hours in the day. Come learn about and share best tools and practices for managing your time using free web tools! We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet, and phones to this interactive and engaging session!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Courtney Kerr

Date: February 5, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Finding the Right Post-Doc Position (HSC)

Description: In most STEM-related disciplines, a period of postdoctoral training is expected after a student earns their PhD degree. What are the expectations? How long should a post-doc last? How should you plan to get the most out of your post-doctoral experience? And importantly, what should you look for and how do you find that perfect post-doc position? These questions and other questions will be addressed as we examine the sometimes mysterious world of post-doctoral training.

Organizer(s): SIGS/HSC

Presenter(s): Tom Geoghegan

Date: February 7, 2013

Time: 4:00-5:00 pm

Venue: CTR 101/102

 

Event: Technology for Effective Teaching

Description: The "Technology for Effective Teaching" workshop is designed to help GTAs learn about, choose, and integrate classroom technologies that will help them teach more effectively. A panel of graduate students will demonstrate, through hands-on activities, how to integrate a range of technologies in order to enhance the goals and process of teaching. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: February 12, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Peer Mentoring for Recruitment

Description: As many programs accept and recruit new graduate students in the early spring, this workshop is scheduled  to meet the needs of programs and students during this important process. In brief, peer mentors can aid in recruitment by contacting and even hosting new students, which establishes a personal connection between current and prospective students that is often influential in matriculation decisions and can be built upon once students arrive at U of L. The workshop will discuss how departments can use recruitment as a catalyst for starting a peer mentoring program, as well as how established peer mentoring programs can better utilize peer mentors in the work of recruitment.  It is targeted at both students and faculty/staff who play a role in graduate student recruitment and programming.  Participants are encouraged to attend the other workshops in our peer mentoring series, and to learn from and contribute to our growing body of mentoring knowledge at the MentorCenter.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck and Karen Kopelson

Date: February 13, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Bingham Humanities 300

 

Event: You Have an Offer, Now What? Negotiating the Job Offer

Description: Concerned about the ups and downs, intricacies, or politics of negotiating a job offer? Join experienced higher education administrators and industry representatives for an interactive panel discussion about the potentially-challenging process of job negotiation.  Come learn more about the procedures, elements, and pitfalls of negotiating a job from those who regularly hire. Panelists will share their expertise and help you mange what comes AFTER the job offer.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Tracy Eells, Susan Griffin, David Hein, Pete Walton

Date: February 14, 2013

Time: 12:30-2:00 pm

Venue: Bingham Humanities 300

 

Event: Introduction to EndNote Citation Management

Description: This workshop introduces students, staff, and faculty to EndNote Citation Management software for Windows and Apple computers. Attendees will learn how to download and install the free version of EndNote from the iTech Xpress online store; configure it to work with the University Libraries; search and retrieve citations using EndNote's search engine; import citations from Internet databases and library catalogs; organize references, PDFs, images, and other files; create custom groups, including smart groups that update automatically as references are added; create instant bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and OpenOffice.org Writer; find and attach full-text articles automatically; and create a limitless number of reference libraries of any size. Citation management software has emerged in recent years as an essential tool for students, scholars and researchers, and EndNote has become the industry standard software tool worldwide for publishing and managing bibliographies. 

Organizer(s): SIGS/HSC

Presenter(s): John Chenault

Date: February 20, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Functional CV: What It Is and How to Create One (HSC)

Description: In today’s economic climate, job searching can be particularly difficult. Building a resume or C.V. that highlights your experience and skills as a unique candidate for a position is a vital first step in this process. But what do you do with all of your skills and experiences as a graduate student for a non-faculty position?  Graduate students, perhaps more than any other group, need to know how to create a hybrid of a resume and CV, often called a functional CV for non-faculty positions and careers outside the academy to best highlight their experiences.  Come learn about functional CVs from the ground up along with key elements and questions to consider in using one.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Becky Clark

Date: February 21, 2013

Time: 4:00-5:00 pm

Venue: HSC- K2035 

 

Event: The Job Talk

Description: In most STEM-related disciplines, a period of postdoctoral training is expected after a student earns their PhD degree. What are the expectations? How long should a post-doc last? How should you plan to get the most out of your post-doctoral experience? And importantly, what should you look for and how do you find that perfect post-doc position? These questions and other questions will be addressed as we examine the sometimes mysterious world of post-doctoral training.

Organizer(s): SIGS/HSC

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm

Date: February 26, 2013

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Writing a Literature Review (HSC)

Description: The literature review is one of the most common genres of scholarly writing, yet one that can be frustrating if you're not used to producing them. In this workshop we will cover purpose the literature review serves in scholarly writing, some of the important conventions of the genre, and strategies for how to approach writing the strongest literature review possible.  

Organizer(s): SIGS and The Writing Center

Presenter(s): Adam Robinson

Date: February 27, 2013

Time: 4:00-5:00 pm

Venue: HSC- K2035

 

Event: Poster Session? Piece of Cake!

Description: Scientific posters pose interesting challenges for the presenter…how do I display my fabulous research in a way that is user friendly? Students will learn practical strategies for creating and presenting scientific posters, including the best approach to layout and design for communicating scientific information in a graphical format. Students will also learn how to handle the author session for discussing their poster during an academic conference.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Jennifer Gregg

Date: February 28, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Tips and Strategies for Compiling Your Teaching Portfolio

Description: How do you gather and organize information about your teaching? Where do you capture your reflections about what teaching strategies and assignments work--and which ones don't--so that you can chart a course of improvement as a teacher? In this interactive session, we will consider the benefits of starting and maintaining a teaching portfolio, consider some different types of portfolios, and identify the items that should be included. Join Dr. Marie Kendall Brown of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning as she provides practical tips and strategies for organizing and starting your own teaching portfolio.

Organizer(s): SIGS and the Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Marie Kendall Brown

Date: March 5, 2013

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Workshopping the CV

Description: Whether you're going on the market next year or in four years, it's not too early to start thinking about your cv. The academic cv not only presents your research, teaching and service to potential employers, it is also an important part of other grant and award applications. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of effective cv writing and provide an opportunity to receive feedback about your own cv. If you have already begun drafting a cv, bring two hard copies of your current version to be workshopped. And If you haven't yet begun compiling your own cv, no worries: now is a great time to start! Bring whatever you have and take advantage of this supportive context to get your materials on the right track. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm

Date: March 7, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Ongoing Mentoring: Peer and Co-Mentoring for Continuing Students

Description: While peer mentoring is most often associated with helping new students make the transition to graduate studies and a new departmental culture, the benefits of peer mentoring do not cease after a student’s first year. This workshop will discuss the ways students can build on peer mentoring relationships by transforming them into co-mentoring partnerships and developing alternative forms of peer mentoring such as reading and writing groups that benefit students in later stages of their graduate studies. This workshop will also discuss online networks that advanced students can draw on as mentoring resources. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck and Michelle Rodems

Date: March 7, 2013

Time: 7:00-8:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Writing a Literature Review

Description: While peer mentoring is most often associated with helping new students make the transition to graduate studies and a new departmental culture, the benefits of peer mentoring do not cease after a student’s first year. This workshop will discuss the ways students can build on peer mentoring relationships by transforming them into co-mentoring partnerships and developing alternative forms of peer mentoring such as reading and writing groups that benefit students in later stages of their graduate studies. This workshop will also discuss online networks that advanced students can draw on as mentoring resources. 

Organizer(s): SIGS and The Writing Center

Presenter(s): Adam Robinson

Date: March 18, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Rolling in the Deep: Ways to Think Critically About Diversity in the Classroom

Description: This intermediate/advanced workshop will take a case-study approach to exploring issues of power dynamics in the classroom, handling conflict, and negotiating social identities.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Linda Rogers, Margaret Murray, Derrick Brooms, Keith Lyle, Manuel Medina, Jianhua Zhao, Andrea Reed, T Cantrell

Date: March 22, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Sleep and Dreaming: From Neuroscience to Psychoanalysis (Sleep Rock Thy Brain Panel)

Description: The panel will be moderated by Allan Tasman, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Schwab Endowed Chair at the University of Louisville. He is both a cognitive neuroscience researcher and a fully trained and certified psychoanalyst. The program will discuss sleep and dreaming from a broad perspective including the latest neuroscience basis for understanding sleep physiology and stages of sleep, as well as a focus on the REM stage of sleep when dreaming occurs. In addition to the physiology of REM sleep, the presentation will review an understanding of dreaming from two perspectives which focus on the psychological interpretations of dreams and their meanings, and how this understanding can be used to improve self awareness and as a therapeutic tool.

Organizer(s): SIGS, School of Medicine, Actor's Theater

Presenter(s): William Guido, David M. Hiestand, Allan Tasman (panel coordinator)

Date: March 22, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Venue: Law 275

 

Event: Grantsmanship

Description: In most STEM-related disciplines, a period of postdoctoral training is expected after a student earns their PhD degree. What are the expectations? How long should a post-doc last? How should you plan to get the most out of your post-doctoral experience? And importantly, what should you look for and how do you find that perfect post-doc position? These questions and other questions will be addressed as we examine the sometimes mysterious world of post-doctoral training.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): John Jaynes

Date: March 26, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Cultivating and Marketing Your Transferable Skills

Description: Our generation faces a competitive job market, which means we must find a way to make ourselves stand out to get our first position after graduation. Whether you hope to land an academic appointment or hope to work outside of the university, it’s never too early to start thinking about what you can bring to the table beyond the training you’ve received in your graduate program. Whether you’re unsure what your transferable skills are or you’re unsure how to feature them during your job search, this workshop is for you!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Meaghan Dill, Kenzie Adriance, and Caitlyn Walsh

Date: March 28, 2013

Time: 7:30-8:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Faculty and Graduate Student Learning Community on Mentoring

Description: Many studies about mentorship recognize the value of considering the lived experience of graduate students and faculty and putting these groups in conversation about mentoring perceptions, expectations and aspirations. This series of conversations will center around developing a shared notion of mentorship and intellectual community that is responsive to the changing needs of graduate students and universities in the 21st century. 

 
Each session in this series will build on a shared reading that the group will have read in advance of the session. Faculty and students will use the reading to reflect on the graduate experience in their own departments and disciplines, and reflections will be shared and developed as the learning community develops. 
 
For this final session, the Learning Community group will join with the DGS Reading Group that has been discussing parallel graduate student mentoring issues in their own meetings. Putting the Directors of Graduate Studies from across departments in shared conversation with interested faculty and graduate students begins to bring the work of revisioning and revising graduate programming where it belongs: in the departments (Golde et al., 2009, p. 8). The focus of this discussion will be on how we can get our departments invested in rethinking and purposefully engaging with questions of mentorship and graduate student development. We will discuss and evaluate possible models for departments to initiate conversation and change in their departments, and will include developing action steps for fostering departmental buy-in. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm, Amy Lueck, Michelle Rodems

Date: March 29, 2013

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Women and Language: Words That Weaken and Words That Win

Description: This session provides an overview of communication practices that harm credibility and that diminish opportunities for professional success. Strategies are discussed that enhance communication and empower participants to use verbal and non-verbal practices that result in positive outcomes in the workplace.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Rhonda Mattingly

Date: April 2, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Establishing Peer Mentoring Relationships

Description: In most STEM-related disciplines, a period of postdoctoral training is expected after a student earns their PhD degree. What are the expectations? How long should a post-doc last? How should you plan to get the most out of your post-doctoral experience? And importantly, what should you look for and how do you find that perfect post-doc position? These questions and other questions will be addressed as we examine the sometimes mysterious world of post-doctoral training.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck and Michelle Rodems

Date: April 2, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Saavy Saving and Spending

Description: This workshop is designed to help graduate students develop good money managing skills by combining financial lessons with behavior modification. Financial topics are manipulating your money and understanding credit score lingo. The program is designed to support the knowledge students need to continue to make sound financial decisions and provide the support to put the knowledge into action!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Sherry Duffy

Date: April 3, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Technology for Professional Development (repeat)

Description: Professional development is an essential part of graduate school, but the variety of different technologies available to assist in developing a network of colleagues online can be overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be. Technology can connect you with peers and experts in your field, organize your personal and professional interests, and cultivate your continued learning. When it comes time to find a job, your online connections will not only be helpful but essential. Come learn how you can select and implement useful technology to foster your professional development, both now and as you enter your career. We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet, and phones to this interactive and engaging session!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Harley Ferris

Date: April 10, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Trans*(in)formation: Learning About Trans*ness Through Theory, People, and Their Experiences

Description: This workshop will introduce topics, terms, and ideas that relate to trans*gender people and their experience in society. It will focus specifically on trans* allyship and how to create welcoming environments in educational settings. By participating, attendees will have a working familiarity with trans* topics and how to integrate those topics into a variety of fields of study and areas of work.

Organizer(s): SIGS and Office for LGBT Services

Presenter(s): Brian Buford

Date: April 12, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Moving Beyond: Transitioning to Professional Life

Description: Congratulations! You’re soon to finish school and move on to your professional life – but the learning doesn’t stop here. In this casual discussion, come find out how to best leverage your work in graduate school to be successful in your next stage of life. Come learn what to consider about your transition into a professional career.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: April 18, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Moving Beyond: Transitioning to Faculty Life

Description: You’re soon to graduate, you’ve found a job, now what?  The transition to a life in academia may seem a welcome change, but it’s important to consider all the benefits and challenges that await you. Come join Dr. Beth Boehm in this casual conversation about life after you’ve finished graduate school. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm

Date: April 19, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

FALL 2012 PLAN EVENTS

Event: Blackboard Basics for GTAs

Description: Blackboard Basics provides the foundational skills to use UofL's course management system. Using Blackboard fosters increased student interaction with the instructor as well as each other. It affords the opportunity to enhance lectures with engaging activities and provides a means to organize and post materials for students to access anytime, anywhere.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Steve Dwinnells

Date: August 21, 2012

Time: 10:00-11:30 am

Venue: Ekstrom Library 244

 

Event: Blackboard Advanced

Description: In a continuation of learning and understanding the foundational skills provided in Blackboard Basics, this session will focus on adding staff information, Communication tools (Send Email, Discussion Boards), and Assignments to your course. We will briefly discuss methods to reduce email use in favor of functions in Blackboard. Also, included will be Grade Center settings and uploading and downloading grades.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Steve Dwinnells

Date: August 22, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Venue: Ekstrom Library 244

 

Event: Blackboard Advanced

Description: In a continuation of learning and understanding the foundational skills provided in Blackboard Basics, this session will focus on adding staff information, Communication tools (Send Email, Discussion Boards), and Assignments to your course. We will briefly discuss methods to reduce email use in favor of functions in Blackboard. Also, included will be Grade Center settings and uploading and downloading grades.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Steve Dwinnells

Date: August 23, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Venue: Ekstrom Library 244 

 

Event: The Teaching Toolbox: Teaching Basics for New GTAs

Description: Are you a graduate teaching assistant who will be leading a class for the first time this fall? Want to make sure you’ve remembered everything you need to get started? Worried about how to help students learn what they’re supposed to learn? Come to this practical, hands-on, 3-hour workshop that will review the basics of getting started in your teaching career as a graduate teaching assistant.

This workshop will help you think through your check list of “to dos”, active learning and classroom assessment, and working towards the goals of your class. Participants should come prepared with a syllabus and any materials they’ve collected to teach their class this year. Feel free to bring your laptop or any technology tools to keep you productive. By the end of the session you should be and feel better prepared for the year!

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: August 24, 2012

Time: 10:30-1:30pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

 

Event: Understanding Graduate Student Medical Insurance

Description: We will define medical insurance terms like; deductible, copay, premium and EOB to name a few. We will also help you understand your insurance coverage and how to determine if your insurance plan has paid your medical bills correctly. We will review questions you should ask prior to medical treatment to make sure that your medical insurance will cover your care.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Campus Health

Presenter(s): Carol Kloenne and Carrie Bibelhauser 

Date: August 30, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Managing Grad School: Life (as a Graduate Student)

Description: Regardless of whether you are going for your MD, JD, PhD or MBA, graduate school is a very stressful experience; both for the student and his/her loved ones. Come talk with others about how you (and your loved ones) are navigating the unique experience of graduate school. Learn how to manage aspects of graduate student life, including family, stress, finances, nutrition and more. The discussion will be led by a recent graduate from a PhD program and his significant other.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dana Carpenter

Date: September 4, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Communicating for Success

Description: This session will help graduate students communicate effectively with their mentors, students and others.

Organizer(s): SIGS/University Ombuds

Presenter(s): Tony Belak and Karen Porter

Date: September 5, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Academic Job Search

Description: Are you preparing materials to go on the market this spring? This workshop is designed to demystify the process, and to address the specific needs and questions of those from both the sciences and humanities who are embarking on this exciting (if a little scary!) part of the graduate student experience. Though the job search can be a daunting process for students still in the midst of research and teaching obligations, this workshop is a resource to support you in this effort, to help you identify and effectively present yourself as a candidate to the academic job of your future.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm

Date: September 7, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: IRB: A Brief Overview and Discussion

Description: The workshop will briefly review the foundation of the IRB and the protection of human subjects in research. The presenter will discuss the three levels of IRB submissions that include exempt, expedited, and full board review. The issues of informed consent and risk/benefit analysis will also be included in the presentation. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions pertaining to personal research interest and IRB expectations at the end of the presentation.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Peter Quesada

Date: September 10, 2012

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Formatting and Submitting Your Dissertation or Thesis

Description: This workshop is for you if you are writing your dissertation, thesis, or a similar project for which a copy will need to be submitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Participants will learn how to implement the university's "Guidelines for the Preparation and Processing of Dissertation or Thesis," including formatting requirements and common errors/issues that arise during the process of formatting and submitting. Students who are beginning to write or even anticipating to start writing dissertation/thesis are highly encouraged to take advantage of this workshop because if you can save great amounts of time if you begin with a correct format as opposed to fixing problems later on.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Courtney Kerr

Date: September 11, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Succeeding in the American University

Description: Are you an international student new to the American academic system? Do you find some academic practices difficult to understand? Do you want to translate your previous knowledge, skills and experiences into success in the American university? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this academic orientation is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the academic culture here in the US, including classroom practices, research, technology, teaching, and the support systems at UofL. A panel of international and domestic graduate students will share their experiences transitioning to graduate studies in the American university system, and attendees will have the opportunity to share about their own experiences with this transition and get feedback from fellow students, faculty, and the Graduate Dean.

Organizer(s): SIGS/The International Center

Presenter(s): Panel of international and domestic graduate students

Date: September 12, 2012

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

 

Event: Reading and Responding to Graduate Level Scholarship

Description: This workshop will focus on the distinctive demands of reading and responding to writing for graduate-level courses and research. We will cover concepts such as the genre conventions of scholarly writing and how understanding those can help you navigate your way through scholarly work, strategies for reading and responding to unfamiliar or difficult scholarly texts, and expectations of professors for how graduate students are expected to use the scholarship they read in class discussions and in the students' writing.

Organizer(s): SIGS/The Writing Center

Presenter(s): Adam Robinson

Date: September 14, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: What Else Can You Do With That? (Alt-Ac Careers)

Description: The career landscape has changed for graduate students. Job market statistics, shifts in funding for higher education, advances in technology, and new kinds of job opportunities have all contributed to a drastic change in outlook for job-searching graduate students. Although students are often encouraged to follow the path to the professoriate, this path may not be possible or even the best route for all.

In this session, participants will learn about the current context of the job market for graduate students, reflect upon their priorities for and expectations of post-graduate work, consider the multitude of options available both within and outside of the academy, and contemplate how to address any politics involved in moving towards a non-faculty career. Additionally, participants will develop a working plan for next steps towards post-graduate work.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems and Patty Payette

Date: September 17, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: "I Just Treat Everyone the Same": Moving from Equality to Equity in Teaching

Description: As educators, we have a professional obligation to treat our students fairly, so it is natural to think that this means treating everyone the same. This workshop will explore the multiple ways that the assumptions we make as teachers can privilege certain groups while disadvantaging others. We will see that when we fail to critically examine these assumptions, treating everyone the same will not lead to an equitable learning environment.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): David Owen

Date: September 19, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: What is Peer Mentoring?

Description: Are you interested in building meaningful connections with colleagues in your program? Do you want to foster a culture of mentorship and collegiality in your department? Do you have experiences that might be beneficial to incoming graduate students, or want to learn from the experiences of others in your program? Peer mentoring might be the answer. This peer mentoring workshop is a panel discussion that will provide an overview of what peer mentoring is and how it can benefit students at all levels of graduate study. Panelists will share their own experiences with peer mentoring and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own insights as well. This workshop will establish a “baseline” of peer mentoring practices at UofL on which subsequent workshops will build. Participants are encouraged to attend the other workshops in our peer mentoring series, and to learn from and contribute to our growing body of mentoring knowledge at the MentorCenter.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck and Michelle Rodems

Date: September 24, 2012

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Using Classroom Assessment Techniques for Formative Assessment and Active Learning

Description: In this interactive and engaging session, participants will learn methods for getting quick, easy feedback from their students using Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) as described by Angelo and Cross (1993). The presenter will provide a basic overview of formative and summative feedback to serve as a framework for understanding the power of CATs. Participants will use CATs actively as a part of the session, review several CATs strategies, and share ideas for how they will incorporate CATs into their own classroom.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: September 25, 2012

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The CV & the Resume: What is the Difference? 

Description: In today’s economic climate, job searching can be particularly difficult. Building a resume or C.V. that highlights your experience and skills as a unique candidate for a position is a vital first step in this process. But when do you use a resume and when do you use a C.V.? How are they different? Graduate students, perhaps more than any other group, need to know how to create both a resume and a C.V., and the differences between them. Come learn about resumes and C.V.s from the ground up along with key elements and questions to consider in using one or the other.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Career Services

Presenter(s): Becky Clark

Date: September 26, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Reading and Responding to Graduate Level Scholarship (HSC)

Description: This workshop will focus on the distinctive demands of reading and responding to writing for graduate-level courses and research. We will cover concepts such as the genre conventions of scholarly writing and how understanding those can help you navigate your way through scholarly work, strategies for reading and responding to unfamiliar or difficult scholarly texts, and expectations of professors for how graduate students are expected to use the scholarship they read in class discussions and in the students' writing.

Organizer(s): SIGS/The Writing Center

Presenter(s): Adam Robinson

Date: September 27, 2012

Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Venue: HSC K2035

 

Event: Fellowship and Grant Applications (HSC)

Description: At some time in your career, it is likely that you will want to secure funding for your research or a special project that you want to undertake. This workshop will look at the marketplace of funding opportunities and some of the basics you need to know to navigate that marketplace and successfully compete for those funds.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): John Jaynes

Date: October 1, 2012

Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Venue: HSC K2035

 

Event: The Role of Argument and Evidence in Grad Level Writing

Description: Houchens 105. Scholarly writing is rarely limited to simple reporting of data or summary of research. Most scholarly writing you, as a graduate student will be ask to do carries with it the expectation that you will take a position, through analysis, evaluation, or theorizing. In other words, most scholarly writing is expected to contain a coherent argument supported by relevant evidence. In this workshop we will discuss how argument works in different kinds of scholarly texts and how you can can produce writing that fulfills these expectations.

Organizer(s): SIGS/The Writing Center

Presenter(s): Adam Robinson

Date: October 2, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Helping Students Think Critically in the Classroom

Description: 3:30 pm at Houchens 105. As instructors, we commonly assume

critical thinking is embedded in the courses and assignments we design. However, sometimes our attention on covering content gets in the way of helping students focus on the fundamental and complex thinking skills and concepts at the heart of our courses. This session will guide instructors through a set of prompts which will inform their design of activities and assignments in order to focus on the learning they value most. We will spend time in this session deepening our understanding of critical thinking skills and how we can help students master these skills in our classroom activities, assignments and course projects.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Patty Payette

Date: October 3, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Navigating Ethical Issues in the University

Description: The hard part of graduate work is completing the degree, right? Not so fast! We will explore the ethical dilemmas that arise in the University: in the classroom, in the research arena, in professional interactions, and discuss opportunities for resolution.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Allison Ratterman

Date: October 4, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Faculty and Graduate Student Learning Community on Mentoring

Description: Following up on the enthusiasm of attendees at the Spring 2012 Mentoring Kick-Off event, and building on the ideas generated there, SIGS has denoted 2012-13 as the Year of the Mentor and is sponsoring a series of mentoring learning communities and workshops to continue this conversation, including this faculty-graduate student learning community. This first session is focused on understanding "where we are" in terms of graduate student programming and mentoring. In advance of the meeting, participants are asked to read an excerpt from At CrossPurposes: What the Experiences of Today's Doctoral Students Reveal About Doctoral Education by Golde and Dore (2001) and consider the ways the results of that report align with, diverge from, or otherwise relate to their experience of their own disciplinary and departmental culture. At the session, the conversation will further probe the experiences of faculty and students at U of L. Adapting an activity from Building the Faculty We Need (Gaff et al. 2000), participants will share their individual views of collegiality, then do a brief writing exercise discussing their desires for change or improvement. Mentors will then break out to discuss mentoring strategies and mentees will meet separately to share concerns and discuss ways of becoming proactive with their mentors (Gaff et al. 28).

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck, Michelle Rodems

Date: October 5, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: "Managing" Grad School: Time (Management)

Description: Do you have piles of articles to read? Do you miss getting more than a few hours of sleep a night regularly? Do you have trouble remembering the last time you spent quality time with friends or family? Managing time during graduate school can be incredibly challenging, but there are ways to better balance the scales. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to better manage their time, leaving with suggestions, resources, and a plan for putting their own balancing system in place.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): MIchelle Rodems

Date: October 15, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Introduction to EndNote Citation Management Software (HSC)

Description: This workshop introduces students, staff, and faculty to EndNote Citation Management software for Windows and Apple computers. Attendees will learn how to download and install the free version of EndNote from the iTech Xpress online store; configure it to work with the University Libraries; search and retrieve citations using EndNote's search engine; import citations from Internet databases and library catalogs; organize references, PDFs, images, and other files; create custom groups, including smart groups that update automatically as references are added; create instant bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and OpenOffice.org Writer; find and attach full-text articles automatically; and create a limitless number of reference libraries of any size. Citation management software has emerged in recent years as an essential tool for students, scholars and researchers, and EndNote has become the industry standard software tool worldwide for publishing and managing bibliographies.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): John Chenault

Date: October 17, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: HSC Kornhauser 301

 

Event: Dotting Your "I"s and Crossing Your "T"s: Making the Most of the Resume and Cover Letter

Description: Did you know that employers spend less than 30 seconds initially reviewing a resume or cover letter? How can you be sure that a future employer or search committee doesn’t miss the unique skills you will bring as a graduate student to your future position? Becky Clark, Associate Director of the Career Center, has extensive experience in working with graduate students to design resumes and cover letters that catch attention, highlight candidates’ unique characteristics, and help them catch the details that make a difference.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Becky Clark

Date: October 18, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Power Literature Searching: Advanced Techniques and Resources

Description: Conducting a comprehensive literature search for a dissertation, thesis, or other large-scale project can be a challenging endeavor, even for the most experienced researcher. How do you know if you’re searching in the right place? How do you identify the most important or influential studies on your topic? How do you know if you’ve truly found everything? Addressing these common questions from an interdisciplinary perspective, this interactive workshop will focus on managing the research process at the graduate level. Participants will learn how to construct more productive and efficient searches, as well as track citation patterns over time. We will also discuss the role of the free web in literature searches and highlight strategies for locating relevant research outside a primary domain of expertise.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Rob Detmering, Anna Marie Johnson

Date: October 22, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Ekstrom 103

 

Event: Why You Need a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and How to Develop One

Description: Teaching philosophy statements serve several purposes. They offer an opportunity for self-reflection, offer an introduction to one's teaching portfolio, provide a means of communication with one's students, and are increasingly a requirement in academic job applications. In this workshop session, led by Dr. Marie Kendall Brown, you will be given the opportunity to reflect upon your philosophical approach to teaching and learning by comparing and responding to sample teaching philosophy statements. You will also learn strategies for writing a successful statement and be given time to begin work on your own.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Marie Kendall Brown

Date: October 23, 2012

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Role of Argument and Evidence in Grad Level Writing (HSC)

Description: Scholarly writing is rarely limited to simple reporting of data or summary of research. Most scholarly writing you, as a graduate student will be ask to do carries with it the expectation that you will take a position, through analysis, evaluation, or theorizing. In other words, most scholarly writing is expected to contain a coherent argument supported by relevant evidence. In this workshop we will discuss how argument works in different kinds of scholarly texts and how you can can produce writing that fulfills these expectations.

Organizer(s): SIGS/The Writing Center

Presenter(s): Adam Robinson

Date: October 24, 2012

Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Venue: HSC K2038

 

Event: Classroom Management

Description:  What do you do when students disrupt your class? How do you prepare for and prevent disruption before it occurs? This workshop will focus on strategies for dealing with difficult students, with a particular focus on preventing disruptive behaviors before they start.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm

Date: October 25, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Characteristics of Good (Peer) Mentoring

Description: Houchens 105. Though the characteristics of good mentoring vary according to the needs of the mentee and experience of the mentor, this workshop will share research on some “best practices” and build on attendees’ experiences with effective peer mentoring to encourage reflective practice and ongoing improvement in peer mentoring programs. Though this workshop is especially targeted at programs and students that are new to peer mentoring, many of the topics will also be useful to those who want to get new ideas about how to enhance their peer mentoring program or improve their own peer mentoring practices, such as ideas for activities and projects that peer mentors and mentees can do together. We hope that those with well-established peer mentoring programs will come join the conversation to share their own experiences and insights with those new to this practice. Participants are encouraged to attend the other workshops in our peer mentoring series, and to learn from and contribute to our growing body of mentoring knowledge at the MentorCenter.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck, Michelle Rodems

Date: October 30, 2012

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The CV & Application

Description:  Universities are graduating increasing numbers of Masters and PhD students each year, while positions within academia remain limited. How can you be sure that a future employer or search committee doesn’t miss the unique skills you will bring as a graduate student to your future position? This workshop will discuss some ways to make your CV and application materials catch the attention of search committees by highlighting candidates’ unique characteristics and including the details that make a difference.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm

Date: October 31, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: "Managing" Life as a Graduate Student: Time (Management)- HSC

Description: Do you have piles of articles to read? Do you miss getting more than a few hours of sleep a night regularly? Do you have trouble remembering the last time you spent quality time with friends or family? Managing time during graduate school can be incredibly challenging, but there are ways to better balance the scales. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to better manage their time, leaving with suggestions, resources, and a plan for putting their own balancing system in place.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: November 7, 2012

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Venue: HSC K2038

 

Event: Paper Accepted?! Oh No, Now What?: Effective Research Presentation Skills

Description: This workshop will prepare students to effectively present academic information. Academic presentations are often thought of as conference presentations, however, this workshop also will prepare students for a successful thesis or dissertation defense. Students will learn practical strategies for dealing with stage fright as well as the best approach to layout and design for communicating information during an oral presentation.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Jennifer Gregg

Date: November 8, 2012

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Academic and Professional Job Search: Branding Yourself

Description: What is your web presence like? Are you only visible on Facebook, or do you have a professional online presence? If you are going on the job market (or planning early for that distant day), the answer to these questions could set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will discuss why you should consider developing an online portfolio or posting an online cv, what documents or information should be included, and how even the busy or technologically-challenged can build an online presence starting today. Acknowledging the varying levels of experience or need with building online content, this workshop will be presented in two parts: the first hour will be an overview of ways to boost your online professional visibility. with tutorials; the last half hour will be workshop time during which participants will implement one or more the strategies described, with the assistance of the workshop facilitators. All participants are encouraged to bring their laptop computers and an updated CV to the workshop. A limited number of laptops will be available for use by participants who are unable to bring their own.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck, Ben Wetherbee

Date: November 8, 2012

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Academic Job Search: Making the Cut (Mock Interview)

Description: Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall to see how someone else’s job interview went? Do you wish you could get honest feedback about how you interviewed immediately afterward? This is your chance to watch as a graduate student gets that very opportunity. Sit in the audience to watch a graduate student be mock interviewed by faculty who regularly interview candidates. Following the interview, the professionals will share feedback with the group and the candidate and audience will have chance to ask questions.  This workshop will provide tips for both phone and in-person academic job interviews. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see the interview from the inside!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Various

Date: November 13, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Academic and Professional Job Search: Technology for Professional Development

Description: Professional development is an essential part of graduate school, but the variety of different technologies available to assist in developing a network of colleagues online can be overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be. Technology can connect you with peers and experts in your field, organize your personal and professional interests, and cultivate your continued learning. When it comes time to find a job, your online connections will not only be helpful but essential. Come learn how you can select and implement useful technology to foster your professional development, both now and as you enter your career. We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet, and phones to this interactive and engaging session!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Harley Ferris, Amy Lueck

Date: November 14, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Academic Job Search: The Job Talk

Description: Are you preparing materials to go on the market this spring? This workshop is designed to demystify the process, and to address the specific needs and questions of those from both the sciences and humanities who are embarking on this exciting (if a little scary!) part of the graduate student experience. Though the job search can be a daunting process for students still in the midst of research and teaching obligations, this workshop is a resource to support you in this effort, to help you identify and effectively present yourself as a candidate to the academic job of your future.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Beth Boehm

Date: November 28, 2012

Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

SUMMER 2012 PLAN EVENTS

Event: Backwards Design for Summer Planning: How to Use Backwards Design to Accomplish Your Summer Goals

Description: Have big plans for all you want to accomplish this summer? Nervous that May has already slipped away? Backwards design can help you achieve your goals. Although the concept of backwards design is most often used with planning academic courses, it can be effectively utilized for project and schedule management as well. At this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of backwards design and begin mapping out the process for achieving your summer goals.

Participants are encouraged to bring laptops, tablets, phones, paper calendars or notebooks, or anything they might find useful in planning out their summer. Come prepared to get your summer in order in a concentrated 2 hour period of time. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: June 13, 2012

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: The Resume and the C.V.: How to Create Them and Why You Should Know the Difference

Description: In today’s economic climate, job searching can be particularly difficult. Building a resume or C.V. that highlights your experience and skills as a unique candidate for a position is a vital first step in this process. But when do you use a resume and when do you use a C.V.? How are they different? Graduate students, perhaps more than any other group, need to know how to create both a resume and a C.V., and the differences between them. Come learn about resumes and C.V.s from the ground up along with key elements and questions to consider in using one or the other.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Becky Clark

Date: June 28, 2012

Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

Venue: HSC K2035

 

Event: Branding Yourself (HSC)

Description: What is your web presence like? Are you only visible on Facebook, or do you have a professional online presence? If you are going on the job market (or planning early for that distant day), the answer to these questions could set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will discuss why you should consider developing an online portfolio or posting an online cv, what documents or information should be included, and how even the busy or technologically-challenged can build an online presence starting today. Acknowledging the varying levels of experience or need with building online content, this workshop will be presented in two parts.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck

Date: July 24, 2012

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Venue: HSC K4007

  

Event: Blackboard Basics for GTAs

Description: Blackboard Basics provides the foundational skills to use UofL's course management system. Using Blackboard fosters increased student interaction with the instructor as well as each other. It affords the opportunity to enhance lectures with engaging activities and provides a means to organize and post materials for students to access anytime, anywhere.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Steve Dwinnells

Date: August 15, 2012

Time: 9:30-11:30 am

Venue: Ekstrom Library 244

 

Event: User-Friendly Collaborative Studying (HSC)

Description: This session will detail how graduate students, with lots to do and little time to do it, can effectively work with each other outside of class using easily-accessible online resources like Google Docs and Wikis.  As its primary example, it will describe how a cohort of doctoral students collaboratively prepared for comprehensive exams by using these Google Docs to facilitate the creation of study guides and databases with a minimum of necessary "face time." This not only gave them a useful resource for their own studies, but created a framework for the easy sharing of materials and information that can be extended to successive generations of graduate students.  The applications of this presentation range beyond studying for exams and into any collaborative effort by graduate students, including class projects, conference panel proposals, independent peer review, establishing a database for teaching materials, etc.  A primary focus will be on making use of online resources that do not require any specific expertise to use, and thus allowing students of all technological experience levels to easily and effectively work with each other.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Matthew Wiles

Date: August 16, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: HSC K2035

 

SPRING 2012 PLAN EVENTS

Event: Student Health Insurance Information Session

Description:  This event will familiarize students with the policies of the health insurance program available to graduate students. It is an opportunity to address any specific questions about insurance coverage with an insurance representative.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Linda Westenhoffer

Date: January 10, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Navigating Ethical Issues in the University

Description:  The hard part of graduate work is completing the degree, right?  Not so fast!  We will explore the ethical dilemmas that arise in the University: in the classroom, in the research arena, in professional interactions, and discuss opportunities for resolution.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Allison Ratterman

Date: January 12, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Reading and Responding to Graduate Level Scholarship

Description:  This workshop will focus on the distinctive demands of reading and responding to writing for graduate-level courses and research. We will cover concepts such as the genre conventions of scholarly writing and how understanding those can help you navigate your way through scholarly work, strategies for reading and responding to unfamiliar or difficult scholarly texts, and expectations of professors for how graduate students are expected to use the scholarship they read in class discussions and in the students' writing.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Writing Center

Presenter(s): Bronwyn Williams

Date: January 18, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Venue: Chao Auditorium

Event: GTA Academy VI- Classroom Assessment Techniques and Active Learning

Description: The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Dr. Michelle Rodems, Dr. Marie Kendall-Brown, Dr. Beth Boehm

Date: January 23, 2012

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Venue: Delphi Center

 

Event: Research Poster Presentations

Description: Scientific posters pose interesting challenges for the presenter…how do I display my fabulous research in a way that is user friendly?  Students will learn practical strategies for creating and presenting scientific posters, including the best approach to layout and design for communicating scientific information in a graphical format.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Jennifer Gregg

Date: January 24, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: International Student Roundtable and Social (HSC)

Description: What is it like to be an international graduate student? What have you learned? What challenges have you experienced? What would you like to change? Join representatives of university administration along with other international graduate students and domestic graduate students to discuss international graduate student academic life and share your stories, thoughts, and ideas at this casual social.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Various

Date: January 25, 2012

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Venue: HSC K-2035

 

Event: Building a Resume from a C.V.

Description: Think your Curriculum Vitae will be useful for all jobs? Think again. Many positions in administration and most jobs outside of the academy will ask for and expect a resume, as opposed to a Curriculum Vitae.

In this workshop, you will learn valuable and practical skills for building a resume using your previously existing Curriculum Vitae. Learn how to summarize your experiences, describe transferable skills, and organize your resume so that you move forward in the job search process.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own Curriculum Vitae to work with during the workshop. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Michelle Rodems

Date: February 7, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Celebration of Teaching and Learning Workshop

Description: Participants of the Celebration of Teaching and Learning can also join Dr. Selfe for an engaging workshop before the Celebration Event. Her workshop, “Using Autobiographical Narratives to Improve the Teaching of [Insert Your Subject Here]” will take place Thursday afternoon. 

Organizer(s): Delphi Center/SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Cynthia Selfe

Date: April 9, 2012

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 139

 

Event: Celebration of Teaching and Learning

Description: Technology innovator Dr. Cynthia Selfe, author of Literacy and Technology in the 21st Century: the Perils of Not Paying Attention, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Selfe is a Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at The Ohio State University. Her keynote session, “Communicating in the Digital Age: Using Words, Images, and Sound,” will provide insights for how faculty can help students communicate effectively in digital environments that cross conventional geopolitical, linguistic, and cultural boundaries.

Organizer(s): Delphi Center/SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Cynthia Selfe

Date: February 10, 2012

Time: 8:00am-4:00 pm

Venue: Shelby Campus

 

Event: What Else Can You Do With That?

Description: The career landscape has changed for graduate students. Job market statistics, shifts in funding for higher education, advances in technology, and new kinds of job opportunities have all contributed to a drastic change in outlook for job-searching graduate students. Although students are often encouraged to follow the path to the professoriate, this path may not be possible or even the best route for all.

In this session, participants will learn about the current context of the job market for graduate students, reflect upon their priorities for and expectations of post-graduate work, consider the multitude of options available both within and outside of the academy, and contemplate how to address any politics involved in moving towards a non-faculty career.  Additionally, participants will develop a working plan for next steps towards post-graduate work.

Attendees will receive resources, and three copies of the book, "So What Are You Going to Do with That?": Finding Careers Outside Academia, by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius will be given away.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Patty Payette and Dr. Michelle Rodems

Date: February 14, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Peer Mentoring for Recruitment

Description: This peer mentoring session will focus specifically on how peer mentoring can be used in recruiting incoming students to departments. As a corollary, we will talk about using application and recruitment season as an ideal time to start a new peer mentoring program in your department. We will have representatives from departments will established and successful peer mentoring programs to share practical strategies for starting and sustaining programs. In addition to this local body of experts, we will discuss some research-based practices for successful peer mentoring programs. 

This session is for anyone interested in developing, getting involved with, or facilitating peer mentoring within and across departments. Building on the input and suggestions from participants from the most recent peer mentoring event, we will focus on practical strategies for students and departments interested in peer mentoring. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck

Date: Febuary 15, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Life is Improvisation: Making the Most of Teachable Moments

Description: This session on classroom management highlights the importance of “improvisation” in the classroom. Graduate student teachers will share any experiences they found difficult or uncomfortable in the classroom.  We will then use one another to role play the situations and propose suggestions in order to develop new and useful strategies for turning a difficult situation into a teachable moment.     

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Rinda Frye

Date: February 16, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: EndNote Citation Management Software

Description: This workshop introduces students, staff, and faculty to EndNote Citation Management software for Windows and Apple computers. Attendees will learn how to download and install the free version of EndNote X5 from the iTech Xpress online store; configure it to work with the University Libraries; search and retrieve citations using EndNote's search engine; import citations from Internet databases and library catalogs; organize references, PDFs, images, and other files; create custom groups, including smart groups that update automatically as references are added; create instant bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and OpenOffice.org Writer; find and attach full-text articles automatically; and create a limitless number of reference libraries of any size. Citation management software has emerged in recent years as an essential tool for students, scholars and researchers, and EndNote has become the industry standard software tool worldwide for publishing and managing bibliographies.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): John Chenault

Date: February 21, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Revising and Editing Your Writing

Description: Every good writer must develop strategies for revising and editing. This workshop will focus on practical approaches for revising drafts in progress, as well as for copyediting and proofreading manuscripts. We will also discuss strategies for reading, considering, and incorporating reader responses to drafts, whether from faculty or outside reviewers.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Writing Center

Presenter(s): Bronwyn Williams

Date: February 22, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: IRB: A Brief Overview and Discussion

Description:  The workshop will briefly review the foundation of the IRB and the protection of human subjects in research. The presenter will discuss the three levels of IRB submissions that include exempt, expedited, and full board review. The issues of informed consent and risk/benefit analysis will also be included in the presentation. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions pertaining to personal research interest and IRB expectations at the end of the presentation.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Peter Quesada and Rebecca Clark

Date: February 23, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: GTA Academy VII- Test Development and Item Analysis

Description:  The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): 

Date: February 27, 2012

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 139

 

Event: Revising and Editing Your Writing (HSC)

Description: Every good writer must develop strategies for revising and editing. This workshop will focus on practical approaches for revising drafts in progress, as well as for copyediting and proofreading manuscripts. We will also discuss strategies for reading, considering, and incorporating reader responses to drafts, whether from faculty or outside reviewers.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Writing Center

Presenter(s): Bronwyn Williams

Date: February 27, 2012

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Venue: HSC K-2035

 

Event: Why You Need a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and How to Develop One

Description: Teaching philosophy statements serve several purposes. They offer an opportunity for self-reflection, offer an introduction to one's teaching portfolio, provide a means of communication with one's students, and are increasingly a requirement in job applications. In this workshop session, led by Dr. Marie Kendall Brown, you will be given the opportunity to reflect upon your philosophical approach to teaching and learning by comparing and responding to sample teaching philosophy statements. You will also learn strategies for writing a successful statement and be given time to begin work on your own statement.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: March 6, 2012

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 139

 

Event: Time Management by App

Description: This focus group is a chance for HSC students to shape the PLAN workshop offerings on their campus. Topics of discussion include preferred workshop times, workshop topic suggestions (new or repeated), strategies for increasing event attendance, and others. Lunch will be provided for registrants. Please join us to share your ideas about how best to meet the professional development needs of HSC students.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Michelle Rodems

Date: March 8, 2012

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: HSC Focus Group

Description: This focus group is a chance for HSC students to shape the PLAN workshop offerings on their campus. Topics of discussion include preferred workshop times, workshop topic suggestions (new or repeated), strategies for increasing event attendance, and others. Lunch will be provided for registrants. Please join us to share your ideas about how best to meet the professional development needs of HSC students.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Various

Date: March 9, 2012

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Venue: HSC K-2034

 

Event: Grantsmanship Workshop

Description:  At some time in your career, it is likely that you will want to secure funding for your research or a special project that you want to undertake.  This workshop will look at the marketplace of funding opportunities and some of the basics you need to know to navigate that marketplace and successfully compete for those funds.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Allison Ratterman

Date: March 20, 2012

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Graduate Student Research Symposium

Description: The Graduate Student Symposium is an all day event where graduate students from different academic departments/disciplines present conference posters and papers before an audience comprising of other students and faculty members. Based on the assessment of a panel of judges/faculty members, one student from each academic unit will be awarded a cash prize. The Graduate Students Council will advertise the event (via UofL Today and mailing lists). You are highly encouraged to submit a proposal for a paper or poster and take advantage of this opportunity on campus. In past years, this event has been a great success and you can expect this to be a good opportunity to network and share ideas with other graduate students and faculty members who will also be invited to the event.   

Organizer(s): Graduate Student Council

Presenter(s): Graduate Students

Date: March 23, 2012

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 

 

Event: GTA Academy VIII- Teaching for your Peers

Description: The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): 

Date: March 29, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Technology for Effective Teaching

Description: The "Technology for Effective Teaching" workshop is designed to help GTAs learn about, choose, and integrate classroom technologies that will help them teach more effectively. A panel of graduate students will demonstrate, through hands-on activities, how to integrate a range of technologies in order to enhance the goals and process of teaching. The event was first organized in Spring 2010 and it was well attended and participants found it highly useful.   

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s):  Amy Lueck, Shyam Sharma, Brynn Dombroski

Date: March 29, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Branding Yourself (HSC)

Description: What is your web presence like? Are you only visible on Facebook, or do you have a professional online presence? If you are going on the job market (or planning early for that distant day), the answer to these questions could set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will discuss why you should consider developing an online portfolio or posting an online cv, what documents or information should be included, and how even the busy or technologically-challenged can build an online presence starting today. Acknowledging the varying levels of experience or need with building online content, this workshop will be presented in two parts.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck, Shyam Sharma, Shannon Howard

Date: April 2, 2012

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Venue: HSC K4007

 

Event: Your Personal/Professional Learning Network (PLN)

Description: Your PLN is your learning network made up of people and resources from whom you learn. Your network may extend from your colleagues in your office, to those whose blogs you read, to the friends who share links on Facebook. With the enormity of information coming your way in any given day, PLNs give a framework to aggregate, organize, and cultivate your learning.

Join the conversation about how to better understand, develop, and utilize your PLN. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, tablets, phones, paper, or any other learning device to the session.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: April 3, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Technology for Professional Development

Description: You’ve heard about the importance of professional development during graduate school. Others tell you who you know is as important as what you know. You’ve developed a Professional Learning Network but you aren’t sure how to leverage it for job searching and professional development.

Technology can make your job search easier, connect you to experts in your field, organize your personal and professional interests, and cultivate your continued learning. Come learn how you can use technology to foster your professional development, now and as you enter your career. We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet, and phones to this interactive and engaging session!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Harley Ferris, Shyam Sharma

Date: April 5, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: GTA Academy IX- Constructing Your Philosophy of Teaching Statement

Description: The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): 

Date: April 9, 2012

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 139

 

Event: SafeZone 1 Training

Description: The Safe Zone Project is a workshop designed to give faculty and staff the tools and resources they need to understand LGBT students and create a welcoming, affirming campus environment for all.  This is fun and informative, and focuses on basic information and understanding.  You don’t have to be an expert in sexuality or gender identity/expression to attend, just someone who is interested in helping all members of the campus community succeed.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Brian Buford

Date: April 10, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 139

 

Event: Writing a Literature Review 

Description: The literature review is one of the most common genres of scholarly writing, yet one that can be frustrating if you're not used to producing them. In this workshop we will cover purpose the literature review serves in scholarly writing, some of the important conventions of the genre, and strategies for how to approach writing the strongest literature review possible. 

Organizer(s): SIGS/Writing Center

Presenter(s): Adam Robinson

Date: April 11, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Designing a Teaching Portfolio

Description: What is a teaching portfolio and why do you need one? What do you need to do to get started creating your own portfolio?  Many employers now require applicants to demonstrate evidence of their teaching effectiveness so graduate students who are hoping to assume full-time teaching positions will benefit from interactive workshop session.  Join Drs. Patty Payette and Marie Kendall Brown of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning as they provide tips and strategies for organizing and starting your own teaching portfolio. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: April 12, 2012

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Women in Academe Panel

Description: The literature review is one of the most common genres of scholarly writing, yet one that can be frustrating if you're not used to producing them. In this workshop we will cover purpose the literature review serves in scholarly writing, some of the important conventions of the genre, and strategies for how to approach writing the strongest literature review possible. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Faculty Panel

Date: April 13, 2012

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 139

 

Event: Writing a Literature Review (HSC)

Description: The literature review is one of the most common genres of scholarly writing, yet one that can be frustrating if you're not used to producing them. In this workshop we will cover purpose the literature review serves in scholarly writing, some of the important conventions of the genre, and strategies for how to approach writing the strongest literature review possible. 

Organizer(s): SIGS/Writing Center

Presenter(s): Adam Robinson

Date: April 16, 2012

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Venue: HSC K2035

 

Event: Peer Mentoring Task Force Session

Description: This will be a strategic meeting for promoting peer mentoring across the university through developing a body of peer mentoring experts to assist in setting up peer mentoring programs in the departments. Those interested in learning more and potentially serving on the Peer Mentoring Task Force and those in need of assistance from the Task Force to set up a mentoring program are all welcome. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck

Date: April 18, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Classroom Management

Description: What do you do when students disrupt your class? How do you prepare for and prevent disruption before it occurs? This workshop will focus on strategies for dealing with difficult students, with a particular focus on preventing disruptive behaviors before they start. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Beth Boehm

Date: April 19, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Dean's Recognition Reception

Description: The Dean's Recognition Luncheon will celebrate the hard work of GTA Academy participants, GSC representatives, frequent PLAN workshop participants, and SIGS Student Ambassadors. Students and faculty are welcome to attend this program to help recognize these graduate students, and also to learn more about these opportunities.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Dr. Beth Boehm, Dr. Michelle Rodems

Date: April 23, 2012

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 139

 

Event: Graduate Student Life Discussion

Description: Regardless of whether you are going for your MD, JD, PhD or MBA, graduate school is a very stressful experience; both for the student and his/her loved ones.  Come talk with others about how you (and your loved ones) are navigating the unique experience of graduate school. Learn how to manage aspects of graduate student life, including family, stress, finances, nutrition and more. The discussion will be led by a recent graduate from a PhD program and his significant other.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dana Carpenter

Date: April 25, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Branding Yourself

Description: What is your web presence like? Are you only visible on Facebook, or do you have a professional online presence? If you are going on the job market (or planning early for that distant day), the answer to these questions could set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will discuss why you should consider developing an online portfolio or posting an online cv, what documents or information should be included, and how even the busy or technologically-challenged can build an online presence starting today. Acknowledging the varying levels of experience or need with building online content, this workshop will be presented in two parts.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck, Shyam Sharma

Date: April 26, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

 

Event: Mentoring Kick-Off Event

Description: As part of an increased push for reflective and effective graduate student mentoring relationships at U of L, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies will be hosting a Mentoring Kick-Off on April 30th from 9am until 12pm. This Kick-Off will spark conversations about mentoring practices through improv sketches, facilitated discussions, and interactions between graduate student and faculty attendees.

The event will be an opportunity for sharing resources and insights about mentoring to foster a “culture of mentorship” at the University, and bringing together both graduate students and established faculty mentors from across the departments is crucial to that goal.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Faculty Panel, PLAN staff

Date: April 30, 2012

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Venue: Chao Auditorium

 

Fall 2011 PLAN EVENTS

Event: New Graduate Student Orientation

Description:  This orientation provides basic information about graduate school and resources for all incoming graduate students. Includes sessions on SIGS, PLAN, and being a university GTA, among others.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Various

Date: August 16, 2011

Time: 3:00-9:00pm

Venue: SAC

Event: Graduate Student Insurance Information Session

Description: This event will familiarize students with the policies of the health insurance program available to graduate students. It is an opportunity to address any specific questions about insurance coverage with an insurance representative.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Linda Westenhoffer

Date: August 23, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 139

Event: Peer Mentoring Workshop I

Description: This workshop provides mentoring pairs the opportunity to learn about what makes a successful and productive peer-mentoring relationship, and to network with other mentors and mentees from across the departments. Both seasoned mentors and those interested in taking on the role of mentor are encouraged to attend, and bring their mentees if possible. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: August 31, 2011

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 139

Event: Finance 4 U workshop I

Description: This is a series of workshops that consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future. 

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Sherry Duffy

Date: September 8, 2011

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Venue: Rausch Planetarium

Event: Blackboard Basics for GTAs

Description:  Blackboard Basics provides the foundational skills to use UofL's course management system. Using Blackboard fosters increased student interaction with the instructor as well as each other. It affords the opportunity to enhance lectures with engaging activities and provides a means to organize and post materials for students to access anytime, anywhere. You'll learn to login and navigate the system, work within the control panel, add announcements and Documents, as well as get a basic introduction to the Grade Center in the first session.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Delphi Center

Date: September 12, 2011

Time: 10:00-11:00am

Venue: Delphi Center

Event: GTA Academy Welcome Session

Description:  The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems and Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: September 12, 2011

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

Event: International Student Academic Orientation

Description:  This event is targeted specifically at meeting the needs of international students as they transition into US academic culture--particularly the academic culture and standards at U of L. This is an opportunity to ask a faculty panel your questions about the US university and to meet other international students with whom to network. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck, Shyam Sharma, Travis Gault, and Yanfang Zhu

Date: September 13, 2011

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

Event: Blackboard Advanced for GTAs

Description:  In a continuation of learning and understanding the foundational skills provided in Blackboard Basics, this session will focus on adding staff information, Communication tools (Send Email, Discussion Boards), and Assignments to your course. We will briefly discuss methods to reduce email use in favor of functions in Blackboard.  Also, included will be Grade Center settings and uploading and downloading grades. 

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Delphi Center

Date: September 14, 2011

Time: 10:00-11:00am

Venue: Delphi Center

Event: Finance 4 U workshop- II

Description:  This is a series of workshops that consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Sherry Duffy

Date: September 15, 2011

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Venue: Rausch Planetarium

Event: Reading and Responding to Grad Level Scholarship

Description:  This workshop will focus on the distinctive demands of reading and responding to writing for graduate-level courses and research. We will cover concepts such as the genre conventions of scholarly writing and how understanding those can help you navigate your way through scholarly work, strategies for reading and responding to unfamiliar or difficult scholarly texts, and expectations of professors for how graduate students are expected to use the scholarship they read in class discussions and in the students' writing.

Organizer(s): SIGS/University Writing Center

Presenter(s): Bronwyn Williams

Date: September 20, 2011

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Blackboard Basics for GTAs (repeat session)

Description:  Blackboard Basics provides the foundational skills to use UofL's course management system. Using Blackboard fosters increased student interaction with the instructor as well as each other. It affords the opportunity to enhance lectures with engaging activities and provides a means to organize and post materials for students to access anytime, anywhere. You'll learn to login and navigate the system, work within the control panel, add announcements and Documents, as well as get a basic introduction to the Grade Center in the first session.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Delphi Center

Date: September 20, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Delphi Center

Event: Blackboard Advanced for GTAs (repeat session)

Description:   In a continuation of learning and understanding the foundational skills provided in Blackboard Basics, this session will focus on adding staff information, Communication tools (Send Email, Discussion Boards), and Assignments to your course. We will briefly discuss methods to reduce email use in favor of functions in Blackboard.  Also, included will be Grade Center settings and uploading and downloading grades.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Delphi Center

Date: September 22, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Delphi Center

Event: Finance 4 U workshop III

Description:  This is a series of workshops that consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Sherry Duffy

Date: September 22, 2011

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Venue: Rausch Planetarium

Event: GTA Academy II: Designing Activities, Assignments and Projects to Stimulate Critical Thinking

Description:  The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems and Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: September 26, 2011

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Venue: Delphi Center

Event: Finance 4 U workshop IV

Description:  This is a series of workshops that consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Sherry Duffy

Date: September 29, 2011

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Venue: Rausch Planetarium

Event: Effective Research Presentation Skills

Description:  This workshop will prepare students to give scientific presentations. Scientific presentations most often include conference presentations, however, the workshop will help students have the confidence for a thesis or dissertation defense as well.  Students will learn practical strategies for dealing with stage fright as well as the best approach to layout and design for communicating scientific information. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Jennifer Gregg

Date: October 4, 2011

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

Event: Dissertation and Thesis Info Session (Belknap)

Description:  This workshop is for you if you are writing your dissertation, thesis, or a similar project a copy of which you will need to submit to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Participants will learn how to implement the university's submission guidelines about format, layout, etc. Students who are beginning to write or even anticipating to start writing dissertation/thesis are also highly encouraged to take advantage of this workshop, because if you can save great amounts of time if you begin with a correct format as opposed to fixing problems later on. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Courtney Kerr

Date: October 5, 2011

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Dissertation and Thesis Info Session (HSC)

Description:  This workshop is for you if you are writing your dissertation, thesis, or a similar project a copy of which you will need to submit to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Participants will learn how to implement the university's submission guidelines about format, layout, etc. Students who are beginning to write or even anticipating to start writing dissertation/thesis are also highly encouraged to take advantage of this workshop, because if you can save great amounts of time if you begin with a correct format as opposed to fixing problems later on.  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Courtney Kerr

Date: October 6, 2011

Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Venue: K2006

Event: Critical Thinking Workshop

Description:  As instructors, we commonly assume critical thinking is embedded in the courses and assignments we design. However, sometimes our attention on covering content gets in the way of helping students focus on the fundamental and complex thinking skills and concepts at the heart of our courses. This session will guide instructors through a set of prompts which will inform their design of activities and assignments in order to focus on the learning they value most. We will spend time in this session deepening our understanding of critical thinking skills and how we can help students master these skills in our classroom activities, assignments and course projects.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Patty Payette

Date: October 12, 2011

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Career Workshop: Academic Job Search

Description:  Are you preparing materials to go on the market this spring? This workshop is designed to demystify the process, and to address the specific needs and questions of those from both the sciences and humanities who are embarking on this exciting (if a little scary!) part of the graduate student experience. Though the job search can be a daunting process for students still in the midst of research and teaching obligations, this workshop is a resource to support you in this effort, to help you identify and effectively present yourself as a candidate to the academic job of your future.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Beth Boehm

Date: October 13, 2011

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Role of Argument and Evidence in Graduate Level Writing

Description:  Scholarly writing is rarely limited to simple reporting of data or summary of research. Most scholarly writing you, as a graduate student will be ask to do carries with it the expectation that you will take a position, through analysis, evaluation, or theorizing. In other words, most scholarly writing is expected to contain a coherent argument supported by relevant evidence. In this workshop we will discuss how argument works in different kinds of scholarly texts and how you can can produce writing that fulfills these expectations.

Organizer(s): SIGS/University Writing Center

Presenter(s): Dr. Bronwyn Williams

Date: October 18, 2011

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

Event: Grantsmanship workshop

Description:  At some time in your career, it is likely that you will want to secure funding for your research or a special project that you want to undertake.  This workshop will look at the marketplace of funding opportunities and some of the basics you need to know to navigate that marketplace and successfully compete for those funds.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Kim Lalley

Date: October 20, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Venue: K2006

Event: GTA Academy III: Strategies for Using Rubrics

Description:  The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems and Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: October 24, 2011

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

Event: User-Friendly Collaborative Studying

Description:  This session will detail how graduate students, with lots to do and little time to do it, can effectively work with each other outside of class using easily-accessible online resources like Google Docs and Wikis.  As its primary example, it will describe how a cohort of doctoral students collaboratively prepared for comprehensive exams by using these Google Docs to facilitate the creation of study guides and databases with a minimum of necessary "face time." This not only gave them a useful resource for their own studies, but created a framework for the easy sharing of materials and information that can be extended to successive generations of graduate students.  The applications of this presentation range beyond studying for exams and into any collaborative effort by graduate students, including class projects, conference panel proposals, independent peer review, establishing a database for teaching materials, etc.  A primary focus will be on making use of online resources that do not require any specific expertise to use, and thus allowing students of all technological experience levels to easily and effectively work with each other. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Matthew Wiles

Date: October 25, 2011

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Reading and Responding to Graduate Level Scholarship (HSC)

Description:  This workshop will focus on the distinctive demands of reading and responding to writing for graduate-level courses and research. We will cover concepts such as the genre conventions of scholarly writing and how understanding those can help you navigate your way through scholarly work, strategies for reading and responding to unfamiliar or difficult scholarly texts, and expectations of professors for how graduate students are expected to use the scholarship they read in class discussions and in the students' writing.

Organizer(s): SIGS/University Writing Center

Presenter(s): Dr. Bronwyn Williams

Date: October 31, 2011

Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Venue: K2035

Event: Time Management

Description:  Do you have a piles of articles to read? Do you miss getting more than a few hours of sleep a night regularly? Do you have trouble remembering the last time you spent quality time with friends or family? Managing time during graduate school can be incredibly challenging, but there are ways to better balance the scales. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to better manage their time, leaving with suggestions, resources, and a plan for putting their own balancing system in place. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems

Date: November 2, 2011

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Diversity in the Classroom: Moving from Equality to Equity in Teaching

Description: As educators, we have a professional obligation to treat our students fairly, so it is natural to think that this means treating everyone the same.  This workshop will explore the multiple ways that the assumptions we make as teachers can privilege certain groups while disadvantaging others.  We will see that when we fail to critically examine these assumptions, treating everyone the same will not lead to an equitable learning environment.  We will also learn about what we can and cannot do for students with disabilities and the resources the DRC provides.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Manuel Medina

Date: November 8, 2011

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: EndNote Citation Management Software

Description:  This workshop introduces students, staff, and faculty to EndNote Citation Management software for Windows and Apple computers. Attendees will learn how to download and install the free version of EndNote X5 from the iTech Xpress online store; configure it to work with the University Libraries; search and retrieve citations using EndNote's search engine; import citations from Internet databases and library catalogs; organize references, PDFs, images, and other files; create custom groups, including smart groups that update automatically as references are added; create instant bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and OpenOffice.org Writer; find and attach full-text articles automatically; and create a limitless number of reference libraries of any size. Citation management software has emerged in recent years as an essential tool for students, scholars and researchers, and EndNote has become the industry standard software tool worldwide for publishing and managing bibliographies.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): John Chenault

Date: November 10, 2011

Time: 3:00-4:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Writing a Literature Review

Description:  The literature review is one of the most common genres of scholarly writing, yet one that can be frustrating if you're not used to producing them. In this workshop we will cover purpose the literature review serves in scholarly writing, some of the important conventions of the genre, and strategies for how to approach writing the strongest literature review possible.

Organizer(s): SIGS/University Writing Center

Presenter(s): Dr. Bronwyn Williams

Date: November 15, 2011

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Peer Mentoring Workshop II

Description:  This session is for anyone interested in developing, getting involved with, or facilitating peer mentoring within and across departments. Building on the input and suggestions from participants from the first peer mentoring workshop, we will discuss best practices for peer mentoring relationships, share experiences, and meet with other students interested in and experienced with mentoring. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck and Michelle Rodems

Date: November 2, 2011

Time: 3:00-4:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Academic Job Search: Making the Cut

Description:  Get the inside scoop and strategies on how to "sell yourself in 30 minutes or less." This workshop will provide tips for both phone and in-person academic job interviews. In addition, you will get to observe faculty as they conduct a mock interview of an actual job candidate!

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Beth Boehm

Date: November 17, 2011

Time: 3:00-4:30pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Be Searchable: Creating an Online Portfolio for the Job Search

Description:  What is your web presence like? Are you only visible on Facebook, or do you have a professional online presence? If you are going on the job market (or planning early for that distant day), the answer to these questions could set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will discuss why you should consider developing an online portfolio or posting an online cv, what documents or information should be included, and how even the busy or technologically-challenged can build an online presence starting today. Acknowledging the varying levels of experience or need with building online content, this workshop will be presented in two parts.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Amy Lueck, Shyam Sharma, Shannon Howard

Date: November 21, 2011

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Venue: Ekstrom W102

Event: Stress Resiliency 

Description:  Lively and interactive session will provide practical and immediate applications to each participant's life goals. Explore the six dimensions of wellness, develop a personal wellness vision, become familiar with the resources available to graduate students in Campus Health and select a resiliency target for the next six months. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Karen Newton

Date: November 22, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Venue: Houchens 105

Event: Writing a Literature Review (HSC)

Description:  The literature review is one of the most common genres of scholarly writing, yet one that can be frustrating if you're not used to producing them. In this workshop we will cover purpose the literature review serves in scholarly writing, some of the important conventions of the genre, and strategies for how to approach writing the strongest literature review possible.

Organizer(s): SIGS/University Writing Center

Presenter(s): Dr. Bronwyn Williams

Date: November 28, 2011

Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Venue: K-2035

Event: GTA Academy IV: Creating a Learning-Centered Syllabus

Description:  The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems and Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: November 28, 2011

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

Event: GTA Academy V- Classroom Management Techniques

Description:  The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Michelle Rodems and Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: December 5, 2011

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Venue: Shumaker 139

Spring 2011 PLAN EVENTS

Event: GTA Academy Session V: Teaching for your Peers

Description: The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS. 

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: January 13, 2011

Time: 4.30-6.30 pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building 139

Event: Preventing Plagiarism Workshop

Description: As GTAs, you often face the challenge of how to help students avoid plagiarism as well as what to do when a student has apparently plagiarized. And as graduate students, you may also want to learn about the more complex connections between blatant plagiarism and ethical use of other people's ideas. Instead of being a black and white issue, plagiarism has to do with cultural and disciplinary differences, in perception and practices, about the ownership and use of intellectual resources. This session will give you the opportunity to learn about a simple to complex range of issues about plagiarism as well as well as discuss how to deter and deal with plagiarism in your teaching.  Graduate students, both international and mainstream, are highly encouraged to attend this event. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Allison Ratterman and Elizabeth Langston

Date: January 19, 2011

Time: 11.30am-1.30pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Technology for Effective Teaching

Description: The "Technology for Effective Teaching" workshop is designed to help GTAs learn about, choose, and integrate classroom technologies that will help them teach more effectively. A panel of graduate students from engineering, education, English, and psychology will demonstrate, through hands-on activities, how to integrate a range of technologies in order to enhance the goals and process of teaching. The event was first organized in Spring 2010 and it was well attended and participants found it highly useful.   

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Shyam Sharma, Jared Hatfield, Amanda O'Bryan, and Brandy Jones

Date: January 24, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm

Venue: Ekstrom Library W104

Event: Navigating Ethical Issues in the University

Description: The hard part of graduate work is completing the degree, right?  Not so fast!  We will explore the ethical dilemmas that arise in the University: in the classroom, in the research arena, in professional interactions, and discuss opportunities for resolution. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Allison Ratterman

Date: January 24, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Grantsmanship Workshop

Description: At some time in your career, it is likely that you will want to secure funding for your research or a special project that you want to undertake.  This workshop will look at the marketplace of funding opportunities and some of the basics you need to know to navigate that marketplace and successfully compete for those funds.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Kim Lalley

Date: February 3, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: GTA Academy VI:  Classroom Assessment Techniques and Active Learning

Description: The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.   

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Faculty

Date: February 2, 2011

Time: 4.30-6.30pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, 139

Event: Diversity Workshop: Putting Inclusive Teaching into Practice

Description: This will be an interactive workshop for graduate students who already possess a basic understanding of the principles of inclusive and equitable pedagogy.  Participants will hear from a panel of faculty who are recognized for excellence in inclusive teaching practices.  Part of the workshop will be devoted to a Q&A with the faculty panelists, so participants should come prepared with specific questions regarding the practical application of inclusive teaching principles in their classrooms.  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Faculty Panel

Date: February 9, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Classroom Management and Dealing with Difficult Students

Description: What do you do when students disrupt your class? How do you prepare for and prevent disruption before it occurs? This workshop will focus on strategies for dealing with difficult students, with a particular focus on preventing disruptive behaviors before they start. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Dr. Beth Boehm

Date: February 16, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Dissertation and Thesis Information Session (HSC)

Description: This workshop is for you if you are writing your dissertation, thesis, or a similar project a copy of which you will need to submit to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Participants will learn how to implement the university's submission guidelines about format, layout, etc. Students who are beginning to write or even anticipating to start writing dissertation/thesis are also highly encouraged to take advantage of this workshop, because if you can save great amounts of time if you begin with a correct format as opposed to fixing problems later on.  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Courtney Kerr

Date: February 17, 2011

Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm

Venue: HSC K-2006

Event: Granstmanship Workshop (HSC)

Description: At some time in your career, it is likely that you will want to secure funding for your research or a special project that you want to undertake.  This workshop will look at the marketplace of funding opportunities and some of the basics you need to know to navigate that marketplace and successfully compete for those funds. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Kim Lalley

Date: February 21, 2011

Time: 3.30-5.00pm

Venue: HSC K-2038

Event: Dissertation and Thesis Information Session 

Description: This workshop is for you if you are writing your dissertation, thesis, or a similar project a copy of which you will need to submit to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Participants will learn how to implement the university's submission guidelines about format, layout, etc. Students who are beginning to write or even anticipating to start writing dissertation/thesis are also highly encouraged to take advantage of this workshop, because if you can save great amounts of time if you begin with a correct format as opposed to fixing problems later on.  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Courtney Kerr

Date: February 23, 2011

Time: 12.00– 1.00pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Career Workshop- Resume and Cover Letter

Description: How many pages should a resume be?  What about a CV?  Can a cover letter be longer than one page?  Get the answers to these questions and others as we discuss formats and strategies for getting your documents noticed! 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): James Atkinson

Date: March 2, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Career Workshop- Cover Letter (HSC)

Description: How many pages should a resume be?  What about a CV?  Can a cover letter be longer than one page?  Get the answers to these questions and others as we discuss formats and strategies for getting your documents noticed!  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): James Atkinson

Date: March 3, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: HSC K-2035

Event: GTA Academy VII: Test Development and Item Analysis

Description: The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.     

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Faculty

Date: March 3, 2011

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, 139

Event: Designing a Teaching Portfolio

Description: What is a teaching portfolio and why do you need one? What do you need to do to get started creating your own portfolio?  Many employers now require applicants to demonstrate evidence of their teaching effectiveness so graduate students who are hoping to assume full-time teaching positions will benefit from interactive workshop session.  Join Drs. Patty Payette and Marie Kendall Brown of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning as they provide tips and strategies for organizing and starting your own teaching portfolio. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: March 8, 2011

Time: 12.00-2.00pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Career Workshop- Job Search (HSC)

Description: Learn to construct an effective job search that will produce results in this career development workshop.  How much does networking play into it, and is it really necessary?  We will discuss the power of face to face and on-line networking.  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): James Atkinson

Date: March 9, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: HSC K-2034

Event: Career Workshop- Job Search

Description: Learn to construct an effective job search that will produce results in this career development workshop.  How much does networking play into it, and is it really necessary?  We will discuss the power of face to face and on-line networking.   

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): James Atkinson

Date: March 10, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Developing a Teaching Philosophy

Description: Teaching philosophy statements serve several purposes. They offer an opportunity for self-reflection, offer an introduction to one's teaching portfolio, provide a means of communication with one's students, and are increasingly a requirement in job applications. In this workshop session, led by Dr. Marie Kendall Brown, you will be given the opportunity to reflect upon your philosophical approach to teaching and learning by comparing and responding to sample teaching philosophy statements. You will also learn strategies for writing a successful statement and be given time to begin work on your own statement.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Marie Kendall-Brown

Date: March 22, 2011

Time: 12.00 – 2.00pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Finance 4 U- Session I

Description: This series of workshops consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future. Dinner provided for those registered.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Sharon Kerrick

Date: March 22, 2011

Time: 5.30-6.30pm

Venue: University Club, Library Room

Event: Research Proposal Writing Workshop

Description: Writing a literature review can be challenging and sometimes downright frustrating.  Faced with the task of writing about a large body of research in a limited amount of space, writers often wonder how to start, organize, and word their reviews.  The Writing Center would like to invite you to our workshop where we will talk about helpful moves and strategies that you can use as you write your literature review.  By the end of the workshop, we hope that you will have some new tools to draw on and that you come to see the literature review as an effective means to show others that you understand the conversations of your discipline and that your research contributes to that conversation in an original way.   

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Mary Rosner

Date: March 23, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Counseling Workshop I

Description: This workshop will review some of the causes of stress in the life of graduate students, the effect of stress on the body, and strategies for stress reduction and management. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Kathy Pendleton

Date: March 28, 2011

Time: 2.00-3.30pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Finance 4 U- Session II

Description:   This series of workshops consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Sharon Kerrick

Date: March 29, 2011

Time: 5.30-7.00pm

Venue: University Club, Library Room

Event: Graduate Student Symposium

Description: The Graduate Student Symposium is an all day event where graduate students from different academic departments/disciplines present conference posters and papers before an audience comprising of other students and faculty members. Based on the assessment of a panel of judges/faculty members, one student from each academic unit will be awarded a cash prize. The Graduate Students Council will advertise the event (via UofL Today and mailing lists). You are highly encouraged to submit a proposal for a paper or poster and take advantage of this opportunity on campus. In past years, this event has been a great success and you can expect this to be a good opportunity to network and share ideas with other graduate students and faculty members who will also be invited to the event.   

Organizer(s): Graduate Student Council

Presenter(s): Graduate Students

Date: April 1, 2011

Time: 9.00am-4.00pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building

Event: Finance 4 U- Workshop III

Description: This series of workshops consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future.

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Sharon Kerrick

Date: April 5, 2011

Time: 5.30-7.00pm

Venue: University Club, Library Room

Event: GTA Academy Session VIII: Generational Differences and Student Development

Description: The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS.   

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Faculty

Date: April 7, 2011

Time: 4.30-6.30pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, 139

Event: The IRB from the Inside

Description: Do you intend to go on to a career in research or academia, or think you'll be applying for or working on federal funds?  The IRB is going to be part of your future.  What does the IRB do?  Who are these people judging the acceptability of your research proposals anyway?  Tara Schapmire and Rebecca Clark, two students in the Ph.D. program in Social Work who serve as student members of the IRB, will give their insiders' perspective on the way the IRB works, help to demystify the review process and discuss strategies for navigating it successfully.   Join Tara, Rebecca, and Research Integrity staff for lunch and conversation about research ethics regulations, the ethics of review, and how these matters affect your research. 

Organizer(s): SIGS/Research Integrity

Presenter(s): Tara Schapmire, Rebecca Clark

Date: April 14, 2011

Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Email Writing Workshop (HSC)

Description: How often do you think about the choices you make when writing an e-mail-be it font, emoticons, salutations? As sending and answering e-mails have become part of our everyday routine, more of us have started to pay a little less attention to how we write them. We all have stories (ours or someone else's) of poorly constructed e-mails that led to what could have been avoidable conflicts and misunderstandings. Join the University Writing Center for an e-mail writing workshop on April 18th, at Noon, on the Health Sciences Campus, in the Instructional Building, room 102. (For more details, you can contact Adam Robinson at writing@louisville.edu.) 

Organizer(s): SIGS/University Writing Center

Presenter(s): Adam Robinson

Date: April 18, 2011

Time: 12.00 – 1.00pm

Venue: HSC, HB 107

Event: GTA Graduation Reception: Come Learn About the Program

Description: What is the GTA Academy? Designed to help UofL Graduate Teaching Assistants conduct better classroom teaching and develop professionally as future teachers, the GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that are held over the course of an academic year. Individual workshops, which are presented by some of UofL's best teachers and experts, focus on a variety of topics such as creating learner-centered syllabus, integrating critical thinking, developing evaluation rubrics, stimulating active learning in the classroom, classroom management, and student learning styles and generational difference.   
How can I participate in it? To participate in this program, students must apply when it is advertised in August. The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) will advertise the Academy via channels like graduate students mailing list and UofL Today. Applicants will need to submit a letter and recommendation from their departments along with an application letter. If you have any questions, please email Jackie Fryer at jackief@louisville.edu.   

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Genter

Presenter(s): GTA Academy Participants

Date: April 21, 2011

Time: 4.30-6.30pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, 139

Event: Wellness Workshop

Description: With finals starting please join us for a free relaxing massage, free yoga certificate, and a nice quiet place to study at the Calm Cafe, located in the  Campus Health Services Building , which is located between the SAC and the Houchens building.   We will be there between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Hope to see you there! 

Organizer(s): Campus Health Services 

Presenter(s): Various

Date: April 26, 2011

Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Campus Health Services Building

FALL 2010 PLAN EVENTS

Event: International Students Focus Group

Description: This event is a meeting among a small group of current international graduate students (new students are welcome) organized for gathering feedback on what kinds of PLAN events this particular group of graduate students would like to attend. The discussion, to be led Shyam Sharma, himself an international student, will also cover issues of academic transition for international graduate students. It will be a source of feedback for PLAN in general and for the International Graduate Students Academic Transition Workshop to be organized on September 17, 2010.  

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): Shyam Sharma and Kate McAnulty

Date: August 2, 2010

Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Graduate Orientation

Description: Graduate Student Orientation is an essential event for new graduate students. Participation in this event is required for all graduate assistants (TA, RA, GA). To access the resources provided at the event, please log on to Blackboard with your U-Link ID and password and access the "organization" titled "GTA Orientation" at the bottom of the home page. This event includes general orientation for graduate students (SAC Multipurpose room), orientation for GTAs (mandatory, SAC Multipurpose room), and Graduate Student Social (Red Barn, near SAC).

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s): SIGS (Dr. Boehm, Christian Gamm, Kate McAnulty, and a panel of graduate students)

Date: August 12, 2010

Time: 4.00 to 8.00 pm

Venue: SAC and Red Barn

 Event: Blackboard Training (Advanced)

Description: In a continuation of learning and understanding the foundational skills provided in Blackboard Basics, this session will focus on adding staff information, Communication tools (Send Email, Discussion Boards), and Assignments to your course. We will briefly discuss methods to reduce email use in favor of functions in Blackboard.  Also, included will be Grade Center settings and uploading and downloading grades.

Organizer(s): SIGS, Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Steve Dwinnels

Date: Sept. 2, 2010

Time: 2.00 to 3.00 pm

Venue: Ekstrom Library 244

 Event: Blackboard Training (Basic)

Description:  Blackboard Basics provides the foundational skills to use UofL's course management system. Using Blackboard fosters increased student interaction with the instructor as well as each other. It affords the opportunity to enhance lectures with engaging activities and provides a means to organize and post materials for students to access anytime, anywhere. You'll learn to login and navigate the system, work within the control panel, add announcements and Documents, as well as get a basic introduction to the Grade Center in the first session.

Organizer(s): SIGS, Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Steve Dwinnels

Date: Sept. 9, 2010

Time: 2.00 to 3.00 pm

Venue: Ekstrom Library 244

 Event: GTA Academy Workshop I (September)

Description: The GTA Academy is a series of monthly workshops that last almost a year. To participate in the GTA Academy, you should apply when the event is advertised, well in advance of the first event. You cannot register for the subsequent workshops without approval from SIGS. 

Organizer(s): SIGS and Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Faculty

Date: September 9, 2010

Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

 Event: Wellness Workshop I

Description: Lively and interactive session will provide practical and immediate applications to each participant's life goals. Explore the six dimensions of wellness, develop a personal wellness vision, become familiar with the resources available to graduate students in Campus Health and select a resiliency target for the next six months.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Health Promotions

Presenter(s): Karen Newton

Date: September 14, 2010

Time: 11.30am – 1.00 pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

 Event: Blackboard Training (Basic)—repeat

Description: Blackboard Basics provides the foundational skills to use UofL's course management system. Using Blackboard fosters increased student interaction with the instructor as well as each other. It affords the opportunity to enhance lectures with engaging activities and provides a means to organize and post materials for students to access anytime, anywhere. You'll learn to login and navigate the system, work within the control panel, add announcements and Documents, as well as get a basic introduction to the Grade Center  in the first session.

Organizer(s): SIGS and Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Steve Dwinnels

Date: September 15, 2010

Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

Venue: Ekstrom Library 244

 Event: Finance 4 U Workshop I

Description: This series of workshops consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future.

Organizer(s): SIGS/ClassAct

Presenter(s): Sharon Kerrick

Date: September 15, 2010

Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

 Event: International Student Academic Transition Workshop

Description: This workshop is designed to facilitate new international graduate students' acclimation into American higher education. The workshop consists of participant-centered discussions, overview of academic practices in American universities-including classroom practices, research, technology, teaching, and various support systems- and sharing of experience and success stories by current students. This interactive event will also help international students reflect on the academic culture in their home countries and consider how they can "incorporate" the ideas, skills, experiences, and perspectives that they bring from those backgrounds in order to perform their best while "transitioning" into the new system.

Organizer(s): SIGS, Graduate Student Council (support also provided by International Center)

Presenter(s): Shyam Sharma, Travis Gault, Nancy Ayash (along with Dr. Boehm and Dr. Geoghegan)

Date: September 17, 2010

Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Venue: Humanities Building 300

 Event: Blackboard Training (advanced)—repeat

Description: In a continuation of learning and understanding the foundational skills provided in Blackboard Basics, this session will focus on adding staff information, Communication tools (Send Email, Discussion Boards), and Assignments to your course. We will briefly discuss methods to reduce email use in favor of functions in Blackboard.  Also, included will be Grade Center settings and uploading and downloading grades. 

Organizer(s): SIGS, Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Steve Dwinnels

Date: September 23, 2010

Time: 10.00 – 11.00am

Venue: Ekstrom Library 244

 Event: Critical Thinking Workshop

Description: As instructors, we commonly assume critical thinking is embedded in the courses and assignments we design. However, sometimes our attention on covering content gets in the way of helping students focus on the fundamental and complex thinking skills and concepts at the heart of our courses. This session will guide instructors through a set of prompts which will inform their design of activities and assignments in order to focus on the learning they value most. We will spend time in this session deepening our understanding of critical thinking skills and how we can help students master these skills in our classroom activities, assignments and course projects.

Organizer(s): SIGS and Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Patty Payette

Date: September 23, 2010

Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

 Event: GRE Workshop

Description: The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and REACH are hosting a FREE half-day GRE test information workshop on Saturday, September 25 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  The workshop will be held in the Shumaker Research Building, room 139.  UL alumni and staff, post-baccalaureate students, current graduate and undergraduate students, and community members are invited to attend. 

Organizer(s): SIGS and REACH

Presenter(s): Christian Gamm

Date: September 25, 2010

Time: 8.10am – 1.15pm

Venue:

 Event: Finance 4 U – repeat

Description: This series of workshops consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future.

Organizer(s): SIGS/ClassAct

Presenter(s): Sharon Kerrick

Date: September 29, 2010

Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

 Event: Graduate School Fair

Description: Hosted in Ekstrom Library, this event gives students considering going to graduate school the opportunity to meet with graduate program representatives from around the country and UofL.

Organizer(s): SIGS and Career Center

Presenter(s): Various

Date: September 30, 2010

Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm

Venue: Career Center

 Event: Wellness Workshop II -- repeat

Description: Lively and interactive session will provide practical and immediate applications to each participant's life goals. Explore the six dimensions of wellness, develop a personal wellness vision, become familiar with the resources available to graduate students in Campus Health and select a resiliency target for the next six months.

Organizer(s): SIGS/Health Promotions

Presenter(s): Karen Newton

Date: October 5, 2020

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

 Event: Career Workshop I – repeat (HSC)

Description: How many pages should my resume be? What about a C.V.? Can a cover letter be longer than one page? Get the answers to these questions and others as we discuss different formats and strategies for getting your documents noticed!

Organizer(s): SIGS and Career Center

Presenter(s): James Atkinson

Date: October 6, 2010

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: HSC Campus, K Wing, Room 2024

Event: Career Workshop I – repeat (HSC)

Description: How many pages should my resume be? What about a C.V.? Can a cover letter be longer than one page? Get the answers to these questions and others as we discuss different formats and strategies for getting your documents noticed!

Organizer(s): SIGS and Career Center

Presenter(s): James Atkinson

Date: October 7, 2010

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: HSC Campus, K Wing, Room 2024

Event: GTA Academy Workshop 2 (October)

Description: (see above)

Organizer(s): SIGS and Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Faculty

Date: October 7, 2010

Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

Event: Diversity in the Classroom Workshop

Description: “I just treat everyone the same”: Moving From Equality to Equity in Teaching.  As educators, we have a professional obligation to treat our students fairly, so it is natural to think that this means treating everyone the same.  This workshop will explore the multiple ways that the assumptions we make as teachers can privilege certain groups while disadvantaging others.  We will see that when we fail to critically examine these assumptions, treating everyone the same will not lead to an equitable learning environment.  We will also learn about what we can and cannot do for students with disabilities and the resources the DRC provides. 

Organizer(s): SIGS

Presenter(s):

Date: October 19, 2010

Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

Event: Career Workshop II

Description: Learn to construct an effective job search that will produce results in this career development workshop. How much does networking play into it, and is it really necessary? We will discuss the power of face-to-face and on-line networking.  

Organizer(s): SIGS and Career Center

Presenter(s): James Atkinson

Date: October 20, 2010

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: Career Center, Houchens LL 03G

Event: Finance 4 U Workshop III

Description: This series of workshops consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future.

Organizer(s): SIGS/ClassAct

Presenter(s):  Sharon Kerrick

Date: October 20, 2010

Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

Event: Career Workshop II – repeat

Description: Learn to construct an effective job search that will produce results in this career development workshop. How much does networking play into it, and is it really necessary? We will discuss the power of face-to-face and on-line networking.  

Organizer(s): SIGS and Career Center

Presenter(s): James Atkinson

Date: October 21, 2010

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: Career Center, Houchens LL 03G

Event: Counseling Workshop (cancelled due to bad weather)

Description: This workshop will review some of the causes of stress in the life of graduate students, the effect of stress on the body, and strategies for stress reduction and management.

Organizer(s): SIGS and Counseling Center

Presenter(s):

Date: October 26, 2010

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: SIGS Conference Room

Event: Finance 4 U IV

Description: This series of workshops consists of budgeting, credit and financial aid/ management, financial behavior modification, and investing/saving/planning for the future.

Organizer(s): SIGS/ClassAct

Presenter(s): Sharon Kerrick

Date: November 3, 2010

Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

Event: GTA Academy Workshop III (November)

Description: (see above)

Organizer(s): SIGS/Delphi Center

Presenter(s): Faculty

Date: November 4, 2010

Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Venue: Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

Event: Visitation Day (tentative)

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Date: November 14, 2010

Time: all day  

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Event: Visitation Day (tentative)

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Date: November 15, 2010

Time: all day

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Event: Career Workshop III  

Description: This workshop will focus on choosing best answers to potential questions, how to dress and prepare for the interview, how to weigh different offers and how to plan for attending in-person and virtual career fairs.

Organizer(s): SIGS and Career Center

Presenter(s): James Atkinson

Date: November 18, 2010

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: Career Center, Houchens LL03G
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