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Category Archives: Talks/Symposia

Series About Inclusive Teaching Practices

Diversi-Tea is a new initiative by the Teaching and Learning Center, and is part of an ongoing effort to facilitate communication among graduate students, faculty and staff about issues related to inclusive teaching practices. In monthly sessions, participants will be given the opportunity to learn from one another and engage in dialogue about the various ways of incorporating inclusive teaching practices. Get the schedule and register for this series.

Deadlines Approaching for Teaching Workshops

The Teaching and Learning Center is offering seminars that meet throughout the fall semester through the UT CIRTL program. These seminars are available at three levels: Associates, Practitioners, and Scholars and will introduce participants to key concepts and technologies in teaching. The deadlines are coming up soon, depending up on the level. The Practitioners seminar deadline is August 31, while the others are September 3. Get more details about these seminars and register at the Teaching and Learning Center.

Learn More About Human Subjects Approval for Research

If you are planning to do research that involves human subjects, it is important to remember to apply for approval through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in the UT Office of Research and Engagement. The IRB and the Human Research Protection Program are hosting “IRB 101” workshops throughout the fall semester. These workshops are open to the whole campus and provide an overview of IRB requirements and procedures. The first is Monday, Aug. 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room 235 of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation building. Get the full schedule for fall 2017.

Proposal and Budget Development Workshop

The Office of Research and Engagement is offering a workshop to make proposal and budget development easier by describing the process and by providing helpful tips for developing grant proposals and budgets for multiple sponsors. This workshop, offered on Tuesday, August 29, from 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., will explore many of the different budget formats required by different agencies, and discuss recent proposal preparation updates issued by those agencies. To register and get more information about this workshop, visit the Office of Research and Engagement.

Best Practices in Publishing Program

The Best Practices in Publishing program, developed by the UT Libraries and the Graduate School, provides opportunities to discuss research and publishing-related issues with graduate students from across the University. Over seven sessions in fall 2017, a range of topics will be introduced and discussed with campus experts, including experienced faculty. Download a schedule of topics and set of expectations and if you are interested, registration begins August 15th. Seating is limited to 30 students, so register early!

Professional Development Opportunities from the Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our fall professional development opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in UT CIRTL. There are three seminars available; seminar descriptions, registration deadlines and registration links can be found on the UT CIRTL Fall 2017 pages at the Teaching and Learning Center. Additionally, there are a number of online workshops, courses, and seminars that are offered through the central CIRTL website at Descriptions of course and workshop offerings are on the UT CIRTL Fall 2017 pages, and you can download a guide on how to sign up for CIRTL.

Registration Open for Best Practices in Teaching

The Best Practices in Teaching program provides opportunities to discuss teaching-related issues with new and experienced faculty and peers from across the university. Topics range from preparing a syllabus, to addressing classroom civility, to being a mentor. View the full list of topics and get more details about the program and what would be expected of you. Registration is open to the first 30 participants, to register early!

Free Seminar on Teaching and Learning for Graduate Students

UT CIRTL is offering a free 1.5 day summer seminar on Teaching and Learning for Graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows entitled “Facilitating Undergraduate Evidence-Based Learning in STEM or F.U.E.L. for STEM.” This non-credit workshop series will meet Friday, July 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 29th from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. View the flyer for further details and forward to any and all who might be interested. Seating is limited, so register by July 21st. For more information, please contact Ferlin McGaskey at or 865-974-3932.

Wrapping up the Spring RCR Series

The Spring 2017 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lunch and Learn Series comes to a close with a session entitled “RCR Lunch & Learn: Wrap Up and Review of Institutional Risk”. This session will take place on May 17 from noon until 1:00 p.m. in A001 Blount Hall. This series has been sponsored by the Office of Research and Engagement, in collaboration with the UT Libraries and the Graduate School. Find out more about the series and register with ORE.

Penultimate Session of the RCR Coming Up

Update: This session has been canceled at the request of the facilitator. The fifth session of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lunch and Learn Series is entitled “National Dialogue on Data Repositories and Data Curation” and will be held on May 10 from noon until 1:00 p.m. in A004 Blount Hall. As always, this series is sponsored by the Office of Research and Engagement, in collaboration with the UT Libraries and the Graduate School. Find out more about the series and register with ORE.

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