FALL 2015


October 8


Rich Boone talks about his 4 years at NSF (repeat of Sept 15)

Rich just completed a 4-yr appointment in the Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation. He will discuss NSF structure, the features of competitive proposals, the review and funding decision process, new initiatives, stewardship of funded projects, program creation and elimination, ethics, NSF’s relationship with Congress, and serving as an NSF rotator. This session is appropriate for PIs, prospective PIs, and anyone (faculty, staff, and students) who would like to learn more about the NSF and how it works.  

Join us for a discussion, and Q & A. His talk will be audio conferenced. Call in number is 800.893-8850 PIN 3673943. Please email me if you want the slides ahead of time.

1:00-2:00 pm   RASM 340

October 13

Choosing and Using Group Activities in the College Classroom,

Clair Howell Major will present three different categories of group work, explain when and how to use each approach, and share specific techniques for assessing students in each situation.

During this seminar, you will learn about several different forms of small group learning currently used in the college classroom. These include collaborative learning, cooperative learning, and peer learning. You will learn the goals and techniques of each approach, such as “think-pair share” for cooperative learning, “group paper” for collaborative learning, or “each one teach one” for peer teaching. Finally, you will learn about appropriate techniques for assessing each kind of group work.

10:00 am - 10:40am

340 RASM

October 13

Sustainability at UAF: How You Can Get Involved.

Did you know that UAF has an Office of Sustainability and a Sustainability Plan? Or that the funding of many sustainability-orientedprojects at UAF comes from a fee that the students imposed on themselves? Do you want to get involved?

Come to this workshop to learn about these topics and more. Members of the Office of Sustainability and the RISE (Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability, and Energy) Board will be on hand to talk about all that they do to promote sustainability at UAF. They will share ways that you can join the effort including adding things to your syllabi to educate students.

Contact the Office at 474-5070 with questions.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

October 15

EndNote Fast Start

Host: Donna Kirking 
Time: 1:00 pm
Registration ID: 258493
Session number: 733 774 590
Session password: training 

To join the training session 
1. Go to https://thomsonreuters.webex.com/thomsonreuters/k2/j.php?MTID=tcadab75a9bleb9e11ca038babc1
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID). 
3. Enter the session password: training 
4. Click "Join Now". 
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. 

October 20

Calling All Researchers!

The VC for Research office will give a talk on their services. Gretchen Hundertmark, the Research Integrity Administrator and Bridget Watson, Senior Research Compliance Officer will walk you through what they can do to help you with your research proposals.

They will provide an overview of compliance in the areas of animal research, human subject research, work with infectious agents and recombinant DNA, and export controlled technologies.

They'll also cover general training requirements (IACUC, IRB, IBC, Export Controls, RCR, COI), online submission system and research misconduct


Runcorn Room, 300 Reichardt Bldg, West Ridge

October 27

Calling all researchers (cont.)

The Office of Grants & Contracts Administration staff will discuss what happens once you have been awarded a grant.

Rosemary Madnick, Executive Director, OGCA and Andrew Gray, the Associate Director, OGCA.


Runcorn Room, 300 Reichardt Bldg, West Ridge

November 3

How will your teaching be evaluated by students?

Sally Skrip and Joy Morrison will walk you through the new online teaching evaluation system that the students will be using this semester.


340 RASM

November 10

Supervising Graduate Students

Dr. Mike Castellini, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, will walk you through best practices for supervising graduate students, preparing graduate theses, and being part of the UAF external examiner program.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

November 17

Faculty 180 training

Michelle Strickland, Alex Fitts and Joy Morrison from the Provost's Office will go over this online Annual Activities Reporting system. Training will cover basic navigation and reporting in Faculty 180 software. All faculty have to report their acitivities and it is a good idea to get started by putting your Fall semester report online!


340 RASM

November 24

Faculty 180 training (cont.)


340 RASM

November 26-27Thanksgiving break

Office is closed for December and  January

 SPRING  2016
February 2

Libraries presentation

Steven Green from the BioSciences library, and Suzan Hahn of the Rasmuson library will discuss the services the libraries on campus provide for faculty and students.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

February 9

Office of Health & Counseling

Mary Matthews, director of disabilities, will talk about how to work with students with disabilities, and ther American with Disabilities Act.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

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