LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

SPRING 2015

 
February 24

Committee on the Status of Women brownbag lunch

Discussion on creating supportive professional networks.

1:00-2:00pm Women's Center in Wood Center

For more information contact Ellen Lopez (edlopez@alaska.edu)
 

March 3

What We Learned at ASTE, Part I

Faculty Panel discussion on instructional technology

A group of faculty 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

March 10

Discussion of online teaching training available for UAF faculty.

Magna have an online course available on becoming an effective college teacher. If you have an interest in participating in this online course please attend.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

March 19

Third Thursday training

OIT Training

"Ditch the Papers, Tests and Quizzes: Engaging Assignemtns for You and Your Students" presented by Owen Guthrie and Chris Beks.

12 noon to 1pm

Bunn 319B

March 16-20, 2015
SPRING BREAK
March 24

Workshop on Literature Reviews

Alys Jordan, Head of Instruction, Research and Outreach at Rasmuson, will give an overview of the online resources available for all students, postdocs, and faculty who are putting together literature reviews for theses, dissertations, journal articles, etc.

There is some excellent new stuff that you should know about!

1:00-2:00pm RASM 301

March 31

What We Learned at ASTE, Part II

Faculty Panel discussion on instructional technology

A group of faculty 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 

April 24

Spring Fest - no classes

Planning Strategically for Promotion and Tenure Workshop


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


Where: tba
Light refreshments will be served.

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

Venue: tba

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

Venue: Bunnell 124

April 28 
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