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Category Archives: Talks/Symposia

Graduate Students Interested in Enhancing Their Teaching Can Register for the FUEL Program

Are you a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow interested in learning more or enhancing your teaching? Join Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) for this summer’s “Facilitating Undergraduate Evidence-Based Learning (FUEL) in STEM” professional development seminar. This CIRTL certified professional seminar will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. beginning May 9–May 30, 2018 in Hodges Library, Room 213. Please register for UT CIRTL FUEL by May 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding UT CIRL FUEL, please contact Dr. Ferlin McGaskey, TLI’s director of faculty development, at

Open Access Publishing and Avoiding Predatory Journal Publishers

Whether you’re looking for journals in your field, receive a solicitation to submit work from a publisher, or are wondering which Open Access journals are trustworthy, this workshop will teach you how to investigate a journal’s reputation before you submit your work to a publisher. The workshop/webinar will be held online via Zoom on April 12th from 2:30–3:30 p.m. The session is intended for UT faculty as well as graduate students who are, or will be, publishing in scholarly journals. Details on the Zoom meeting will be sent to registrants. To register, go to:

Career Conversations

The Center for Career Development would like to announce the next Career Conversations event on Wednesday, March 21, from 4-5:30 pm in the Student Union, room 225. There will be a panel discussion on Arts, Media and Communication Careers, featuring individuals working in these fields. You will hear from panelists representing many areas of arts and communication from AC Entertainment, Ackermann PR, Knoxville Weekend/ Fox 43, and the Metropolitan Drug Coalition. You can explore career options, learn how to break into the industry, and hear tips from insiders on gaining experience and securing jobs. Learn more about these careers via a facilitated panel discussion and an open question and answer session.  Download a flyer with the complete 2017/2018 Career Conversations schedule.

Excelling At Your First Year on the Job

I can kick back and relax now that I have a job lined up, right? Wrong! You need to think about setting goals, being a great employee, and building your professional network and brand. The Center for Career Development continues the Life Skills Series, this time to explore how you can excel your first year on the job and set yourself up for continued success. This session, “Excelling the 1st Year on the Job,” will be held in the Center for Career Development Room 229 on March 21, from 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Online Career Conference for PhDs

Beyond the Professoriate is hosting its 5th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs on May 5th and May 12th. This conference is offered online through Zoom, so there’s no travel necessary. And you’ll be able to view the sessions online after the event is over. This event is designed for anyone interested in learning about the wide array of career options for PhDs, beyond the academic job search. Register before April 14th to get the “early bird” rate.

Diversi-Tea for March 2018

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 March 20th from 11:10 a.m.–12:40 p.m. in the Frieson Black Cultural Center, room 102. The topic will be “Addressing Implicit Bias and its Impact on Teaching and Learning” and the facilitators for the discussion will be Dr. Ashlee Anderson (Theory & Practice in Teacher Education) and Ms. Sara Nasrollahian (Teaching & Learning Innovation). Be sure to register for the workshop, if you plan to attend.

Faculty-Led Workshop Series Continues

Teaching and Learning Innovation will be starting its Faculty-Led Workshop Series on March 5, from 2:45 p.m. until 4:45 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 session, Profs. Stefanie Benjamin and James Williams, from the Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management, will lead a workshop entitled “Preparing for Incivility & Difficult Dialogues Using Roleplaying & Improvisation” in Hodges Library, Room 253. Please register for the workshop if you would like to attend.

Women in STEM Research Symposium Thursday

The 4th Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium will take place Thursday, March 1st from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. This is a free professional conference that will highlight the broad array of scholarly contributions being made by women in any science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field via poster and oral presentations. This symposium also includes Department of Defense keynote speaker, Mary J. Miller, at 11:00 a.m. and a “Navigating a Career in STEM” panel at 3:00 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be free coffee and door prizes. Learn more about the conference!

Teaching and Learning Innovation Offers Support for Online Course Development

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.

Third Annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History

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.

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