The speakers for this professionalization series event will address alt-academic career tracks. Topics will include the role of centers, offices, and labs in the university environment, what alt-ac career tracks and trajectories can look like, navigating the university environment, and thoughts on pursuing alt-ac positions. The panelists for this event include Emily Clark, Deputy Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies, Ann Hanlon, Head of Digital Collections and Initiatives and co-director of the Digital Humanities Lab, and Nigel Rothfels Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.
No Registration required
Thesis/Dissertation Formatting and Submission Drop-In Sessions
Representatives from the Graduate School will be available for hands-on assistance with UWM formatting requirements and the electronic submission process for the formal Master’s Thesis and the PhD Dissertation. Computers will be available.
For questions, more information, or requests for accommodation, please call (414) 229-6569.
Discussion is one of the most often used teaching strategies in higher education. When used effectively, discussions can transform learning spaces into sites of active inquiry, shared dialogue, and collaborative engagement. This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for graduate students and TAs to explore how to: effectively establish a positive classroom climate; encourage equal participation; deal with conflict and disagreement; and, assess participation in discussion. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to implement effective strategies for ensuring productive and engaging discussions in a variety of educational settings.
Job applications often ask for “statements of teaching philosophy,” but few of us may have seen what many of these statements look like and have little practice writing our own. In this interactive session, we look at some samples and proceed through a sequence of writing and discussion activities designed to help you identify what you value in your own teaching and how that is represented in concrete activities in the classroom. This is a working session and the intent will be to come away with real strategies for approaching your first draft.
UWM Library Digital Humanities Lab, Library E272 The speakers for this professionalization series event will address what to expect as a young faculty member. Topics will include mentor/mentoree relationships in academia; balancing teaching, research and service; work/life balance; managing the pressures of pre-tenure; as well as building up a research profile and trajectory. The panelists for this event include Nadine Kozak (SOIS), Ted Martin (English), Annie McClanahan (English), and (tentatively) Richard Popp (JAMS).
For those graduate teaching assistants hoping to get academic jobs at teaching focused institutions, a Teaching Portfolio will be a vital part of any successful job search. This workshop will explore the elements you will need in your portfolio, offer strategies for developing a portfolio that represents a learner-focused instructor, and explore several on- line services and tools for maintaining your portfolio through graduation and beyond.
For more information or requests for accommodation, contact Elizabeth Farrow
Regularly Scheduled Events
No registration required
Coffee Talk Series for Graduate Women @ UWM
Join current UWM graduate women students at this informal, monthly social gathering to share your wisdom and inspire other women. For each coffee talk session this semester, we will invite a special female guest who will share experiences and offer advice on topics and issues specific to women. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center and the UWM Graduate School.
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at (414) 229-2852.
UWM's Research Computing support group is offering a FREE, two-day workshop on research computing and computer programming for anyone who uses computers as part of their research.
This course is an overview of computational research and an introduction to scientific programming. The primary goals are to help researchers determine what types of computational tools to use for their research, and to provide an introduction to computer use and computer programming.
Classes will be part lecture and part open discussion among researchers and support staff. We hope that these meetings will result in the spread of knowledge in all directions and help establish new connections between researchers with common interests. Registration required.
The Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management (HBI) at UWM offers a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Our program allows you to build the knowledge and skills you need to manage and lead nonprofit organizations in areas such as nonprofit accounting, board governance, fund development, marketing, human resources and more.
The hourlong info session will answer your questions about admissions requirements, program curriculum and financial aid, and will highlight the Institute's work to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness in the Greater Milwaukee area.
For questions, more information, or requests for accommodation, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 229-3176.
Sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies and College of Letters & Science, with support from the UWM Graduate School.
Dissertators' and Thesis Writers' Support Group
Solution-focused, problem-solving support group to help you complete your dissertation or thesis. Contact JoAnne Graham, Ph.D., (email@example.com, 229-5144) at the Norris Health Center for more information.
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