American Society of Engineering training for future faculty members

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Check out this free professional development opportunity for engineering students offered by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). The DELTA Future Faculty Institute is designed to prepare engineering students to successfully launch their careers as faculty members and navigate the teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities of their position, university, and discipline. Additionally, those who register will receive a free ASEE student membership. Read on for more details!

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2021 Academic Lab Management & Leadership Symposium

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The Academic Lab Management and Leadership Symposium is a four-day course to equip postdocs and grad students in the biomedical, physical and life sciences with the professional competencies to lead innovative and productive research programs. The virtual symposium will take place on February 23 & 25 and March 2 & 4. Students can also apply for funding from UCSB's Individualized Professional Skills program to attend. Read on to learn more!

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Instructional Development workshops for Winter Quarter

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Check out Instructional Development's Winter 2021 workshop series for graduate student Teaching Assistants and Teaching Associates. Over 25 specialty workshops, community meetings, and pillars for the Pillars of Teaching Assistantship certificate are being offered. RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your space!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: January edition

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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 plan for success this 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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Attend free ZAP trainings to prepare you to apply for the NSF I-Corps

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Are you working on a project that you want to bring to market in the near future? Consider applying for the NSF National I-Corps Program that could provide you $50,000 in funding. In addition to an info session on January 5, UCLA will host ZAP trainings on January 8 and 15 to help you prepare to apply to the program. Read on for more information!

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Free thesis/dissertation support webinars

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In this time of social distancing, staying focused on a writing project is difficult. However, the thesis/dissertation coaching and academic writing service, Defend and Publish, is here to help you succeed, as they are offering a series of free interactive webinars. Read on for workshop topics and how to sign up.

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: December edition

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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 final month of the year. 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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Full-time job with the Isla Vista Coalition for Healthy Communities

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The mission of the Isla Vista Coalition for Healthy Communities 805 (IVCHC805) is to enhance the quality of life in Isla Vista and surrounding communities through education, collaboration, and programs that reduce high-risk substance use factors and increase resilience in children, young adults, and families. IVCHC805 is hiring a full-time Project Coordinator to provide direct leadership to a coalition of 30+ members as well as support all grant related activities and requirements. Read on to learn more!

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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

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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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