LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

SPRING 2015

 
Friday, March 27

Food, Fun and Stress Reduction Tips for Early Career Faculty

Join us between 4-6pm at the UAF The Pub (back room) for good company and delicious food(!). Share research and teaching ideas, and get some tips on stress reduction from an expert. Informal, stop by whenever you are able to come!

Enjoy talk on Mindfulness for Stress Management  and experiential practice on stress management techniques especially for early career faculty.

Dr. de Wit is a UAF Professor of Geography. He has practiced mediation and stress reduction techniques for many years. He runs the Cold Mountain Zen Center in Fairbanks.

March 31

What We Learned at ASTE, Part II

Faculty Panel discussion on instructional technology

A group of faculty (Natalia Zinger, Victor Zinger, Joy Morrison) who attended the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE) conference will share the best thing they learned at the conference.

1:00-2:00 pm

RASM340

April 7 

April 9

THURSDAY

Career Counseling with Alaina Levine

Alaina G. Levine is a contributor to National Geographic, science journalist, science and engineering careers consultant, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her new book, “Networking for Nerds”, on networking strategies for scientists and engineers, will be published by Wiley in 2015. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, a career consulting enterprise with a focus on advancing the professional development expertise of scientists and engineers, she has been advising emerging and established scientists and engineers about their careers for over a decade, and has consulted with tens of thousands of early- and mid-career scientific and engineering professionals. She has given over 600 workshops and seminars in the US and Europe and is the author of over 160 articles pertaining to science, engineering, science careers and business in such publications as Science, Nature, Smithsonian, Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, New Scientist, and COSMOS. As a science careers journalist, Levine constantly researches employment trends in STEM fields and delivers up-to-date vital information about STEM career issues from interviews with hiring managers, decision-makers and recruiters in myriad industries. Levine is also a Contributor to NatGeo, where she writes and blogs for its website, and she pens the career columns for Physics Today and the American Physical Society's national publication, APS News.

Venue: tba

April 14 

April 21

 

Please note room number

Intro to Faculty 180

Marsha Sousa and Michelle Strickland will walk you through the basics of this new online annual faculty report.

1:00-2:00 pm RASM 301

April 24

Spring Fest - no classes

Planning Strategically for Promotion and Tenure Workshop

Open to all UAF faculty!

Where: 109 Butrovich (statewide building)
Light refreshments will be served.

10:00- noon (with individual meeting time from 12-1pm)

Hosted by the UAF Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women

April 24

Friday

Scholarly Writing workshop - Dr. Bob Lucas

This session is designed to help faculty deal with impediments to their scholarly writing. Special emphasis is placed on research demonstrating practices that work in an academic setting.

The following topics will be covered:

* confronting the myths about writing

* overcoming the major obstacles to writing

* developing habits that promote writing

* varying patterns to sustain momentum

 

1-4pm

122 Bunnell Building

April 25

Saturday

Intro to Grant Writing workshop - Bob Lucas

This workshop introduces faculty to the world of research grants. It gives beginners a framework for understanding this complex world and highlights activities critical to success.

The following topics will be covered:

* how to develop a steep learning curve

* how the major sponsor types differ

* how to create a list of likely sponsors

* how to tailor the initial approach to your sponsor

* how to write a compelling and convincing proposal

* how to deal positively with reviewers' comments

9 am to 4pm with lunch

Bunnell 122

April 28

 

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