Call for TAs in STEM for Summer 2021

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The Office of Summer Sessions is looking to hire Teaching Associates from STEM areas to develop courses to be delivered from June 28 – July 23, 2021. These courses will be part of a collection of dynamic research tracks offered in a competitive pre-college outreach program called Summer Research Academies. There are two Teaching Associate positions available for Summer 2021. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but must be submitted by December 1. Read on to learn more!

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Tech options to reduce TA workload

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Check out this helpful guide by Anita Stahl, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Feminist Studies. Anita outlines numerous ways that TAs can leverage tech in order to balance the labor of teaching with course and programmatic goals. Read on to learn more!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: November edition


Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)--an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community--about strategies to help you get through the rest of Fall quarter. Membership in the NCFDD (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face. Read on to learn more!

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IPS Insights: Aquaculture America Conference in Hawaii

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Check out this UCSB series on grad student and postdoc professional development experiences funded by the Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Program. Our latest featured video is by Gracie White, an alumnae of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, who attended the 2020 Aquaculture America conference. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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Info Sessions for IHC Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program

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Apply to participate in the Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program through UCSB's Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC)! This fellowship is designed to prepare students for careers as dynamic, socially engaged humanists within and beyond the academy and includes seminars, an internship or community project, and a capstone project. Read on to learn more!

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Free webinar: creating an effective curriculum vitae (CV)

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Check out this free webinar on how to write a CV and cover letter with Jean-luc Doumont, PhD. This webinar is open to all, but may be especially useful for those in STEM fields. You'll learn what to include in a curriculum vitae, how to format it, and how to write an effective cover letter as a recent graduate or as a more experienced professional. Read on to learn more!

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Free webinar: Building Positive Relationships in Graduate School

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Graduate school can be challenging without proper support and fulfilling professional relationships. In this free webinar from Beyond the Professoriate on November 20, a panel of academic experts who work with grad students will discuss ways to maintain positive and healthy connections with your colleagues and supervisors. Click for more info and to register!

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Free webinar: Telling Your Transition Story to Non-Academic Employers

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Are you struggling to explain your career transition to others? Join L. Maren Wood, PhD (Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) in this free webinar on November 13 to learn how you can construct a strong, compelling, and convincing transition story for your nonacademic job search. Click for more info and to register!

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Big Ideas annual contest

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Big Ideas is awarding up to $20,000 for your social-impact big idea through the Big Ideas Contest! Big Ideas is an innovation competition between all the UC campuses that offers education, structure, funding, and validation to bring your idea to life. Submit your pre-proposal by November 20! Read on to learn more.

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Partnership to help UCSB students access Chromebooks and hotspots

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UCSB Enrollment Services and UCSB Thrive have partnered with Human IT to support students without access to a laptop and/or internet access. Eligible students will be provided a hotspot, chromebook, and a grant funding award for $255 to cover the cost of internet access for one year. Read on to learn more!

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UCSB Engaging Teaching Symposium Series (Oct. 14-30)

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Join the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL) and Instructional Development for their first (online) Engaging Teaching Symposium Series! The Symposium is a great opportunity to learn about innovative teaching practices at UCSB, and will be presented by both instructors (graduate students and faculty) and learners. The Symposium will run on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, October 14–30. Read on to learn more!

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Free the PhD Career Design Summit (Oct. 25 - Nov. 1)


Do you ever have a question like, "How I do I find the right job for ME?...What are my job options outside of academia?" Free the PhD is running an entire summit from Oct. 25 - Nov. 1 to help you work through all your career developments needs and questions. With 76 speakers and 34 categories, it's a career palooza! Read on to learn more and register.

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Open Access Week (Oct. 19-25)

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In recognition of OA Week, the UCSB Library has announced new resources to help scholars navigate the increasingly open scholarly communication system, and more. Read on to learn more!

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UCSB writing courses open to graduate students

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Calling all aspiring creative writers! The College of Creative Studies (CCS) has multiple fall courses open to graduate students to help you polish your writing skills. All CCS classes are Pass/No Pass and can be taken for variable units. Read on to learn more!

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