• graduate student resource center

Unpacking Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Academy

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Fri, Feb 15, 3:00 PM - 05:00 PM

On February 15, our Diversity & Outreach Peers, Danny Meza and Ana Romero Morales, will host a panel discussion where you will hear from advanced graduate students about the subtle and not-so-subtle workings of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the academy. RSVP today!

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Preparing Your CCUT Portfolio

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Wed, Feb 13, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

This workshop on February 13 will provide tips on writing your CCUT teaching portfolio, including ways of presenting teaching materials, documenting student ratings, meeting the technology requirement, tone of the portfolio narration, and more. Participants need to have completed at least two of the CCUT requirements. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

How to Write a Literature Review (Writing Workshop Series)

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Wed, Feb 13, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

For many students who spent years learning about introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions, literature reviews can be confusing because they don’t fit neatly with previous knowledge. In this workshop on February 13, participants will learn what makes up a literature review and how to write one. Sign up today!

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Crafting Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

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Tue, Feb 12, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

On February 12, join Instructional Development for a workshop on teaching philosophy statements! As a participant in this workshop, you will work through a series of exercises to help you reflect on your teaching, and by workshop end you will have a draft outline of your teaching philosophy statement.

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  • Graduate Student Association

UCPath Town Hall

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Mon, Feb 11, 5:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Have you had any issues with your pay since UCPath was rolled out in September? Have you checked if your W2 is correct? Were you overpaid and are having issues repaying? Were you charged for DC Plan Safe Harbor when you shouldn't have? The UCSB Graduate Student Association will host a Town Hall with UCPath representatives on February 11 for students to voice their concerns.

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  • Graduate Division | Graduate Student Association | UCSB Library

Lunch & Learn: Oceans and Audio

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Fri, Feb 08, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join us for our February Lunch & Learn featuring graduate students from Environmental Science & Management and Media Arts & Technology! Enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with grads from across campus. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Financial Literacy: Tax Credits, Deductions, and Resources

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Thu, Feb 07, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Are you ready to get started on your taxes? Do you want to learn more about resources, credits, and deductions for graduate students? Then sign up for our February 7 financial literacy workshop and learn about common tax terminology, state and federal forms, and what information you'll need to gather before you can complete your tax filing. Space is limited so please RSVP.

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  • Graduate Division | Instructional Development | OISS

International Teaching Assistant Lunch Discussion

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Thu, Feb 07, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join Dr. Mindy Colin for a free lunch discussion to gain valuable knowledge of best practices for succeeding as an international TA. This event is planned to create a casual yet supportive network for international TAs to get insight into cross-cultural classroom communication, share teaching techniques, benefit from each other, seek support in teaching situations, and develop individual teaching identities.

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  • Graduate Division | Center for Science & Engineering Partnerships

Panel Discussion on Academic Careers at Community Colleges

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Wed, Feb 06, 2:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Community colleges account for over 40% of higher education in the U.S. and most of them are eager to attract highly qualified PhDs. Join us for a panel discussion on February 6 where experts will discuss the range of opportunities that these schools have to offer. Beth Au from the California Community Colleges Registry will also be available for one-on-one meetings during the morning of February 7.

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Graduate Student Internship Panel

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Wed, Feb 06, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

On February 6, come hear from UCSB graduate students who successfully completed internships during their time in graduate school and receive advice on how to make time for an internship, how to apply, and how to get the most out of your experience. Both STEM and SHEF fields will be represented. Sign up today!

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Handouts 101

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Tue, Feb 05, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On February 5, join Instructional Development for a workshop on making effective handouts! Handouts can be a great way to help your students breakdown complex topics, understand old material in new ways, or organize their thinking. This workshop will provide you with example handouts and different takes on how to format your handouts. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • Graduate Division | Center for Science & Engineering Partnships | Center for Bioengineering | UCSB Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Grant Program Meet & Eat

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Fri, Feb 01, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Come learn about the Individualized Professional​ Skills (IPS) Grant Program at our February 1 Meet & Eat! You'll hear from Will Summers (PhD Student, Materials) and Jasmine Childress (PhD Student, EEMB) about their professional development experiences funded by the IPS grant. Sign up today!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Graduate Student Internship Fellowship Information Session

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Thu, Jan 31, 4:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Interested in finding funding for an internship or job opportunity? Come to the Graduate Student Internship Fellowship Information Session on January 31 to learn how to create a strong application to be a competitive applicant for $2000-2500 in fellowship funds. Get the experience you need without the financial strain!

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  • graduate student resource center

Finish Your Dissertation or Thesis Once and For All (Special Guest Workshop)

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Thu, Jan 31, 2:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Do you want to learn to be more productive and effective at writing and conducting academic research? Would you like to develop and use a sound project-management approach to completing your dissertation or thesis? Then this workshop on January 31 is for you! Sign up today.

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  • Center for Science & Engineering Partnerships

Professional Development Series: Web Presence Workshop

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Thu, Jan 31, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Academics infer professional credibility using online tools. At this workshop on January 31, facilitators will work with students to explain the importance of establishing a web presence early in your career, how to establish yourself online, and spend time workshopping twitter accounts and professional websites. Read on for more details and to RSVP.

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  • graduate student resource center

How to Write a Grant/Fellowship Application (Writing Workshop Series)

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Wed, Jan 30, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

One of the most essential writing genres for a graduate student to master is one that is rarely formally taught: grant/fellowship applications. Because every grant/fellowship has its own style, this workshop on January 30 will focus on larger genre concerns, such as how to identify your audience, how to make your work sound important, and how to figure out what a particular agency is looking to fund.

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Checking for Understanding

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Wed, Jan 30, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

On January 30, join Instructional Development for a workshop on checking for understanding in the classroom. It can be challenging to figure out if students are following or if topics still need some extra time and coverage. This workshop will discuss interactive techniques and activities that encourage students to ask questions and allow you to gauge class-wide comprehension. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • Center for Science & Engineering Partnerships | Center for Bioengineering | Graduate Division

Current Topics in Bioengineering Career Talk by Sharif Taha

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Thu, Jan 24, 2:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join us for an informal coffee hour chat with Sharif Taha, Ph.D., a neuroscientist and science communication expert who will talk about careers in scientific communication, specifically medical writing. Light refreshments will be provided! Read on for more details and to RSVP.

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  • graduate student resource center

How to Give a Teaching Demonstration (Writing Workshop Series)

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Wed, Jan 23, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

The teaching demonstration is where a committee glimpses your teaching efficacy. And with only one class period to display your skills, there’s little margin for error. In this workshop on January 23, participants will learn about what goes into a strong teaching demonstration from a pedagogical perspective. Sign up today!

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  • Health & Wellness

Graduate Student ErgoNOMics event this Wednesday

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Wed, Jan 23, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join the Department of Health & Wellness this Wednesday for ​their Graduate Student ErgoNOMics Workshop! Mary Colson from UCSB Student Health will lead ergonomic education and offer postural advice to prevent injuries and promote good health. Come chow down on free snacks and find out how to promote your health with ergonomic education!

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