Second Vols ACT Training Session for Grad Students
Don’t forget that tomorrow (Sept. 25th 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.) is the last of two Vols ACT training sessions for graduate students! Learn more about how to be an ACTive bystander to prevent and respond to sexual harassment. Visit tiny.utk.edu/volsact for details and registration.
Student Faculty Research Awards Accepting Applications
Are you a graduate student or faculty member collaborating on a scholarly project (and are seeking funding for it)? The Student Faculty Research Awards starts accepting applications for fall 2020 on 9/18 and will accept them until 10/1. Visit tiny.utk.edu/sfra for details.
ACTive Bystander Training
ACTive bystander training isn’t just for undergraduate students, it’s for graduate students too. Participants in the Vols ACT training will learn how to identify sexual harassment behaviors and red flags, understand the effects of harassment in academia, and apply Vols ACT to real-world situations to prevent and respond to sexual harassment.
GTA@OIT Grant Program is Accepting Proposals
The GTA@OIT Grant is now accepting proposals. The GTA@OIT grant assists Graduate Teaching Assistants and Associates in redesigning a course or course component for web-based delivery in Online@UT (Canvas). Receive an award of $1,000 to be used for travel and/or professional development purposes. You must have sole responsibility for teaching a class in order to apply.
IRB 101 Session on September 8
IRB 101 is an overview of IRB requirements and procedures, and is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to receive human subjects approval for research at the University of Tennessee. If you are doing research, you should probably know what an IRB is, and why it matters to you, so consider attending. For more details about the sessions, visit the Office of Research and Engagement. The next session for fall 2020 is on Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and you can register for this and other sessions at tiny.utk.edu/irb101.
Graduate Student in Geography Spotlighted
Reagan Yessler, a graduate student in the Department of Geography, is the subject of a spotlight at the Office of Research & Engagement. Yessler’s research is based upon the premise that society not only develops out of its local landscape but also shapes it. Read more about Reagan Yessler at the Office of Research & Engagement’s Student Spotlight page.
IRB 101 Session on Tuesday
IRB 101 is an overview of IRB requirements and procedures, and is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to receive human subjects approval for research at the University of Tennessee. If you are doing research, you should probably know what an IRB is, and why it matters to you, so consider attending. For more details about the sessions, visit the Office of Research and Engagement. The first session for fall 2020 is on Tuesday, September 1 at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m, and you can register for this and other sessions at tiny.utk.edu/irb101.
Technology & Tools to Help You Conduct Human Subjects Research Virtually
In response to recommendations from UT’s Re-Imagining Fall Task Force about supporting human subjects research, the Office of Research and Engagement has developed a series of panel discussions on transitioning from in-person to virtually conducted research. One-on-one coaching will also be available to researchers who require additional advice on conducting human subjects research online.
Community Engagement Academy
The Community Engagement Academy (CEA) is an interdisciplinary professional development program designed for new UTK faculty (0-3 years) and graduate students who wish to learn the foundations of community engagement and engaged scholarship and apply knowledge to research and practice. The CEA provides graduate students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship throughout Knoxville and East Tennessee by creating new partnerships or building upon existing ones.
PhD Graduate Research Assistant Opportunity in Insect Taxonomy/Molecular Biology
The Departments of Plant Sciences and Entomology and Plant Pathology program are seeking to fund a PhD graduate research assistant to study Chrysobothris metallic wood-boring beetles (COLEOPTERA: Buprestidae), including members of the C. femorata species complex. The successful applicant will be co-advised by faculty in the Departments of Plant Sciences and Entomology and Plant Pathology, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.