Teaching and Learning Innovation would like to make you aware of the support they provide for instructors who are planning to teach or who are already teaching online/hybrid classes. The Vols Online website provides information about policies around all online and hybrid courses at UT, and TLI hosts workshops designed to help instructors design and deliver courses that are equal in academic quality and rigor to those taught in traditional, on campus settings. View all of the workshops and register for those you’d like to attend.
On March 1, 2018 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. in Strong Hall Auditorium B-001, the Third Annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History will be delivered by Thavolia Glymph. Thavolia Glymph is professor of history, faculty research scholar of the Population Research Institute, and faculty affiliate of the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. Her lecture is entitled “Against and Archive of Death, Erasure, and Evacuated Language: Writing the History of Black Women Refugees in the Civil War.” Download the flyer for more information.
Diversi-Tea is part of an ongoing effort to facilitate communication among faculty and staff about issues related to inclusive teaching practices. In monthly sessions sponsored by Teaching and Learning Innovation, faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to learn from one another and engage in dialogue about the various ways of incorporating inclusive teaching practices. The next Diversi-Tea will be on February 22 from 3:30–5:00 p.m. in the Frieson Black Cultural Center and the topic will be “Assessing Your Cultural Competency: Self-Reflection for Inclusive Practice in the Classroom and Beyond.” Be sure to register for the workshop, if you plan to attend.
Teaching and Learning Innovation will be starting its Faculty-Led Workshop Series on February 22, from 2:10 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. This series provides the opportunity for UT instructors to learn from colleagues from other disciplines as they share their experiences with experiential learning practices, inclusive teaching strategies, and active learning techniques. In this first session, Prof. Marina Maccari-Clayton, from the Department of History, will lead a workshop entitled “Reacting to the Past: Using Gamification to Facilitate Deeper Learning” in Hodges Library, Room 253. Please register for the workshop if you would like to attend.
The next Let’s Talk QUAL will be happening on February 23rd from 4:00–7:00 p.m. at the Public House (212 W. Magnolia Ave.). This event is for anyone interested in all things qualitative.
Sure, retirement seems like a very long way away for most graduate students, but the sooner you start planning for it, the better. The Life Skills Series from the Center for Career Development continues with a session on retirement and investments. On February 21 from 5:30–6:30 p.m., you can learn about ways to manage your money and make decisions today that can set you up for success later in life.
The deadline to register for the 21st Century Cures Southeast Conference is February 9. The conference, which takes place on March 22, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. at the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, focuses on using big data to overcome health disparities. Seating is limited, so register now to reserve your space.
The Center for Career Development encourages you to meet with companies dedicated to diversity and inclusion at the 10th Annual Diversity Job Fair. Attending companies are seeking outstanding University of Tennessee students from ALL Majors and Degree Levels who are prepared to make a meaningful contribution in full-time entry-level positions and internships. The fair takes place on February 5 from 2:00–6:00 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Are you excited about a job offer you have received, but a little lost on how to make sense of the benefits package? In this session of the Life Skills Series, offered by the Center for Career Development, you will look at health insurance packages, long term and short disability, educational benefits, retirement, relocation, and much more. If you want to make a more informed decision about accepting a job and the benefits offered to you, then this program is for you! This session will be held in the Center for Career Development, Room 229 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. on January 31st.
Career Conversations: Entrepreneurship is a panel event on Wednesday, January 31 from 4:00–5:30 p.m. featuring local entrepreneurs and organizations that support entrepreneurship. Explore career options, learn about how to break into the industry, and hear tips from insiders on what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Learn more about entrepreneurship with a group of professionals via a facilitated panel discussion and open questions and answer session. This event is part of the Career Conversation series.