Lunch and Workshop on Active Learning in the STEM Classroom
Teaching & Learning Innovation and the ASCEND Program, in collaboration with Bhavya Sharma, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, are pleased to announce a lunch and workshop event on February 11 starting at11:30 a.m. that will highlight active learning in the STEM classroom! Open to faculty, staff, and graduate students, join them for a FREE 1-hour lunch to discuss the challenges and successes of active learning. The lunch will then carry over into a 1.5 hour workshop on facilitating active learning within the STEM classroom. Lunch and the workshop will be led by Indiana University’s senior lecturer of Chemistry, Jill Robinson. Registration is required to attend either or both the lunch and workshop. Register and learn more here.
Poster Design Workshop Part of What’s Your Work About Series
Whether you’ve already presented at a poster session at a conference, or expect to in the future, join us on January 28 from 5–6:30 p.m. in Hodges 128 for the second session in the What’s Your Work About? series: Designing a Research Poster. Participants will explore poster design concepts, research poster elements, software available for poster design, and campus resources to support poster design and printing. Register at workshop.utk.edu.
NEXUS Conference Accepting Proposals for March 2020
NEXUS is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference hosted by the graduate students in the University of Tennessee’s English department. In 2020, the theme of NEXUS is “Threshold(s).” Through this theme, the organizers hope to foster conversations within and among scholarly communities about the transformative concepts, experiences, spaces, and texts that connect us to each other and to our work in particular disciplines. The deadline for proposals for this March conference is December 6. Graduate students and faculty alike are invited to submit proposals, so take advantage! Visit nexus.utk.edu for more details.
Two More IRB 101 Sessions Available for Fall 2019
You might think that you won’t ever need to get IRB approval for the research you’re planning. You might be surprised. Wouldn’t it be better to be prepared? Register for an IRB 101 session on November 13 or December 3 and find out if you need to get IRB approval, and how to go about it.
Training Sessions Available for Research Evaluation Tool
The University of Tennessee has scheduled four training sessions for InCites, an online research analytics and evaluation tool. InCites is a research evaluation platform that allows for in-depth analysis of trends and citation patterns of the publication activity data. Visit the Office of Research and Engagement to learn more about InCites and register for a session.
Innovative Teaching and Learning Conference 2020 Accepting Proposals
Teaching and Learning Innovation has announced that the Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference 2020 will take place on March 31, 2020 in UT’s Student Union. This conference highlights the importance of good teaching in higher education settings by featuring the innovative teaching practices that occur in college classrooms across the state of Tennessee. The period for accepting proposals that highlight practices, pedagogies, and/or methods of delivery in the higher education context is now open. The deadline to submit your conference proposal is November 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. You can learn more and submit your proposal via the TLI website.
Get Ideas on Teaching Online at the Online Course Showcase
If you’re interested in teaching online, but you’re not sure where to start, or if you’ve already taught online but want some new ideas or strategies, head over to the Student Union Ballroom on October 28, 2019. The Online Course Showcase, hosted by Teaching and Learning Innovation’s Online Programs and the Office of Information Technology, will be providing opportunity for faculty who have designed and taught online classes to share their insight. Stop by between 10am and 4pm as your schedule allows!
Don Asher to Speak at UT on the Graduate Admissions Process
Considering applying to a graduate program? Don Asher will be speaking here at UT on October 22 at 4:00 p.m. in Ballroom C of the Student Union to help you understand the process and give you ideas on how to set yourself apart. The event is co-sponsored by: The Center for Career Development, Arts and Sciences Advising Services, The College of Engineering, The Haslam College of Business Undergraduate Programs, The Student Success Center, and Education, Health & Human Sciences Advising. Get more details about the event at the UT Calendar.
Join the Pride Center for an LGBTQ+ and Ally Graduate Student Mixer
The UT Pride Center invites all LGBTQ+ and ally graduate students to their monthly coffee and pastry mixer. They will provide food and drink, and you get to enjoy great conversation and community building. The next mixer is September 19, from 11-1 in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library. There will be others on October 24 and November 12 in the same time and place.
Thesis/Dissertation Semester “Jump Start” Workshop
The Writing Center is offering a workshop for graduate students who are in the process of writing their thesis or dissertation, to help them get their work off to a productive start this summer. The workshop will provide time for planning and drafting and will offer short presentations about writing, researching, de-stressing, formatting–and more. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in The Writing Center, located in HSS 212. If you’re interested, please submit a request to participate in the workshop by completing the request form by May 15.