Grad Weekly - July 20, 2017

Summary

EVENTS

  • CEI Workshop: Course Design Certificate Program | July 24th and 31st

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • UCI-GPS-CIRTL Listserv
  • CIRTL: CU Boulder Evidence-Based Teaching Institute - Boulder, CO | July 24 - 28
  • Opportunity: Test Prep Instructor Positions Available
  • Tutoring Service in Newport Beach Looking for New Tutors | Spring, Summer 2017
  • Mailing list for graduate students interested in CIRTL teaching and research training
  • Student Opportunity: Climate Communications Position 
  • The Counseling Center is offering a drop-in Dissertation group on Fridays from 10 to 11AM
  • Call for Papers [Working Title] Ethnographic Writing Workshop
  • Discount Arts card for CTSA productions/events/performances
  • Nuclear Policy Working Group (NPWG) at UCI
  • GRC Updates

FUNDING  

  • The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program | September 14, October 5
  • The Society of Fellows at Harvard University | August 11
  • The Center for Engaged Instruction would like to announce the opening of our 2018 Pedagogical Fellowship application process | Oct 20
  • Rotary Global Grant Scholarships $30,000 per year for student research/travel | rolling deadlines
  • The Horizons Fellowship | Rolling deadlines
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity at Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Learn2Success Learning Center Looking for Experienced SAT Instructors | immediately

For more detailed information on events, announcements and funding, please see below: 



Events

CEI WORKSHOP: COURSE DESIGN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Facilitators: Matt Mahavongtrakul (Instructional Development Associate) Christopher Bobier (Instructional Development Associate)

When: July 24 & July 31, 9:00AM-2PM

This certificate program covers the foundations of successful course design. Participants will practice “backwards, integrated course design” by establishing goals for student learning and aligning assignments and assessments with these goals. Participants will leave this program with a certificate in course design, a syllabus for a course they may teach in the future, and strategies for teaching that course. Participation in both sessions, plus the completion of a syllabus are required to attain the certificate.

Intended for graduate students and postdocs, but open to all instructors. 

Lunch will be provided both days.

*This program meets the Course/Lesson Design requirement for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence.

To Register: Click here.

Announcements

 

UCI-GPS-CIRTL LISTSERV

UCI-GPS-CIRTL is a partnership between the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), UCI Graduate Division and the Division of Teaching and Learning centered on professional and pedagogical development and success. 

You can sign up here for the UCI-GPS-CIRTL listserv to receive information about professional development opportunities through CIRTL! We anticipate sending approximately one e-mail per week or less with updates.

Contact: For further inquiries, please e-mail gps-cirtl@uci.edu.

CIRTL: CU BOULDER EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING INSTITUTE

Event description: The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting a face-to-face teaching institute July 24 through 28 to provide postdocs and new faculty members with an intensive introduction to evidence-based teaching. Meeting 12:30-4:30pm each day of the institute, participants will learn how to develop course content and assessments through the engineering principles of "Design, Build, Test, and Iterate."

CIRTL postdocs are encouraged to attend. There is no fee to attend, but participants must register ahead of time and will be responsible for their own travel and lodging. Find registration information and recommended lodging at the link above.

Registration: Register online here

When: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28

More Info: Visit the website

OPPORTUNITY: TEST PREP INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Are you looking for a way to further develop your teaching experience and earn a little bit of extra pocket money? Apply today to be a GRE test prep instructor!  This new service offered by the Division of Continuing Education (DCE), in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants, is perfect for you because the curriculum is already set, and just needs you to bring it to life. 

To apply online: Click here

Contact: for more information, please contact Amy Bue at abue@uci.edu

TUTORING SERVICE IN NEWPORT BEACH LOOKING FOR NEW TUTORS

Pinnacle Tutoring, an in-home tutoring service, is looking for grad school students to tutor junior high and high school students in the Newport Beach/Irvine/Laguna Beach area.

-Particularly looking for tutors in Chemistry, Biology, Math, or English. 
-It is preferred that tutors be studying in the field they are interested in tutoring, and previous tutoring experience is recommended. 
-Since the tutoring is in-home, tutors will need a car to drive to the students’ houses. 

Contact: Please contact Tim O’Nan (tim@pinnacletutoring.com) for more information.

MAILING LIST FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CIRTL TEACHING AND RESEARCH TRAINING

UCI has recently joined a nationwide network of research universities that support improved teaching skills for graduate students and postdocs. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) provides online courses and supports on-campus communities for future faculty interested in evidence-based STEM teaching and education research.

More Info: Sign up for general updates and information on CIRTL at UCI on the website
Students from all disciplines are welcome to participate, though the majority of examples will be STEM focused.

Contact: During Winter quarter, Dr. Adrienne Williams from the Division of Teaching and Learning is meeting with grads and postdocs interested in helping develop the Teaching as Research program at UCI. If you want to participate or have additional questions about CIRTL, contact her at adriw@uci.edu.

THE CENTER FOR ENGAGED INSTRUCTION IS NOW OFFERING CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING EXCELLENCE AS PRE-REQUISITE FOR PEDAGOGICAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Center for Engaged Instruction is offering its Certificate in Teaching Excellence to provide extended pedagogical training and experience for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The Certificate will meet the requirements to become a CIRTL Associate, and starting this year, the Certificate will be a pre-requisite for eligibility for the Pedagogical Fellows Program. One of the simplest ways to earn the Certificate is by enrolling in University Studies 390A Section B (available in Winter and Spring 2017). Graduate students can add the Winter course using course code: 87901.

For more information, including alternative methods of attaining the Certificate, visit the website or contact Dr. Danny Mann at dmann@uci.edu.

DROP-IN DISSERTATION GROUP FRIDAYS AT THE COUNSELING CENTER FROM 10 - 11AM

What: The group is designed for graduate students to obtain support and to address dissertation challenges. Education will be provided on typical dissertation challenges and coping strategies.

When: Fridays from 10 - 11AM

More Info: contact yulil@uci.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: [WORKING TITLE] ETHNOGRAPHIC WRITING WORKSHOP

What: [Working Title] is currently looking for graduate student presenters and
discussants for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017! Please email if you are interested in this
opportunity, or visit our website to learn more! [Working Title] is a UC Irvine
Anthropology graduate student-led workshop for sharing and getting feedback on
ethnographic—or ethnographically inspired—writing. The workshop provides a space to
make draft deadlines, give critical feedback, share research experiences, and build
academic networks of knowledge production. In the past, [Working Title] has included
an interdisciplinary community of scholars, with ties to History, Informatics, Art History,
the Graduate Feminist Emphasis, the Critical Theory Institute, and more. The building
continues in 2016-2017!

How it works: The protocol is pretty simple: the presenter pre-circulates a chapter- or
article-in- progress one week before the meeting. During the [Working Title] workshop, a
discussant offers prepared oral feedback, similar to the role of a discussant on a
conference panel. Everyone else reads the paper and is welcome to provide feedback
or ask questions during the workshop. The format is flexible and informal; there is no
"presentation" required—just a paper and a community of readers. Papers can be on
any topic, but should be based on ethnographic field research or inspired by
ethnographic theory.

When/Where: The workshop generally meets once a month on Tuesday or Thursday
afternoons/evenings in SBSG 3323. We are now seeking presenters and discussants
for November-June. Best meeting times will be coordinated between the presenter, the
discussant, and the [Working Title] coordinators.

Contact: If you're interested in presenting a paper or serving as a discussant this year,
or would like more information, please email the coordinators: Danica Loucks, Jen
Zelnick, Sandy Wenger, Oviya Govindan, or Anissa Gastelum at workingtitleuci@gmail.com

DISCOUNT ARTS CARD FOR CTSA PRODUCTIONS/EVENTS/PERFORMANCES

What: Claire Trevor School of the Arts offers a Student Arts Pass to full-time UCI registrants, pre-loaded with discounted tickets to the performances of your choice*. Get $5 off the regular student price with a 5-ticket Student Arts Pass ($50); $15 off with a 10-ticket Arts Pass ($95); or $45 with a 20-ticket Pass ($175) – a savings of 10-20%! Purchase your Student Arts Pass at the Arts Box Office or online. Call (949) 824-2787 or email for more info.

NUCLEAR POLICY WORKING GROUP (NPWG) at UCI

What: Nuclear Policy Working Group (NPWG) is a research-based, educational programming effort that bridges the technical and social science fields to address contemporary issues in nuclear security policy through a multidisciplinary lens. The future of domestic and global nuclear security depends on today’s university students and young professionals feeding the pipeline to supply the requisite scientific workforce. To develop the next generation of nuclear security experts, universities must not only train students in technical nuclear science but also provide a comprehensive educational platform including nuclear energy and weapons policy in the context of the current political science architecture. NPWG is based at UC Berkeley, and a satellite chapter is starting at UCI this Fall!

When: NPWG@UCI meets for discussion on Thursdays from 5-6pm in Engineering Hall 2430. All majors are welcome. Both undergraduates, graduates, and post-doctoral students are welcome. No prior knowledge or experience in nuclear security is required. 

More Info: To join the mailing list email Jill Pestana at pestanaj@uci.edu. For more information visit the blog and the website. NPWG@UCI is looking for leaders, presenters, and students interested in publishing papers on topics related to nuclear security. 

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GRADUATE RESOURCE CENTER (GRC) UPDATES

07/13/2017

The Graduate Resource Center is open and ready to serve this summer. Be sure to take advantage of the one-on-one services and certificate programs available.

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTING

  • Writing Consultants
    GRC writing consultants can review publications, funding applications, and job application materials. One-hour appointments are available daily from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Click here to schedule your appointment.

  • Career Drop-in Advising
    On Tuesdays from 10:00AM – 12:00PM, Neda Moayedi from the Career Center provides career advising for both academic and non-academic positions. No appointment necessary, first come, first served.

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is located on the third floor of the Gateway Study Center.

The GRC is open Monday – Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM during finals week and the summer.

Need additional information about GRC workshops and events:

     EMAIL:       GRC@uci.edu

     PHONE:     949-824-3849

CALL FOR GRADUATE WELCOME & ORIENTATION VOLUNTEERS
Help us welcome our newest graduate Anteaters to the community!

We are looking for volunteers to join us in welcoming our incoming graduate Anteaters at the 9th annual Graduate Welcome and Orientation on Tuesday, September 19 and
Wednesday, September 20.  Volunteer positions range from event preparation to day-of event tasks such as check-in, room assistants, and more. 
No experience is necessary to provide a welcoming Zot! Zot! to our newest Anteaters!

Register to volunteer now! 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP
Build your CV through the Student Communications Working Group!

Do you love social media, working with others, and brainstorming ideas?  The Graduate Division is seeking applicants for an interdisciplinary group of graduate students to generate ideas, feedback, and light content for our strategic communications practices. For questions or additional information please email The Graduate Division Social Media GSR, Jenny West, at jswest@uci.edu. To apply, please complete the online application: http://bit.ly/GDStuCom

 

Funding

THE RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is available for creative writers, journalists, playwrights/screenwriters, film and video artists, musicians, visual artists, natural scientists, mathematicians, humanists and social scientists. 

Deadline varies:
-Deadline for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities and social sciences is September 14, 2017.
-Deadline for individual applications in the natural sciences and mathematics is October 5, 2017.

For more information, please visit the website.

THE SOCIETY OF FELLOWS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY 

The purpose of the Society is to give scholars at an early stage of their careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements.  They must be persons of exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness, and should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, comparable to successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities. Those elected receive three year fellowships.

To be eligible for a Junior Fellowship, a candidate must be at an early stage of his or her scholarly career. Scholars interested in any field of study are accepted. Most Junior Fellows receive the Ph.D. just prior to the start of the fellowship. If still pursuing the Ph.D., Junior Fellows should be at the dissertation stage of their theses and be prepared to finish their degrees within a year of becoming fellows. If already a recipient of the degree, they should not be much more than a year past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship commences.

Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from candidates themselves. The deadline for receiving nominations for Junior Fellowships which begin July 1, 2018, is Friday, August 11, 2017

More Info: For more information, please visit the website.

THE CENTER FOR ENGAGED INSTRUCTION WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF OUR 2018 PEDAGOGICAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

To learn more about this fellowship and for instructions on how to apply please click on the link provided

Deadline for applications is: October 20th, 2017 by 6:00 PM

ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIPS $30,000 PER YEAR FOR STUDENT RESEARCH/TRAVEL

The Rotary Global Grant Scholarships support graduate student academic and research endeavors in a foreign country. Awards are for $30,000 per year and students can receive multi-year awards. For more information go the website, click on service opportunities and Global Grant Scholars for scholarship objectives, selection process, selection criteria, schedule and preliminary application. UCI students are encouraged to apply.

When: Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed as they are received.

THE HORIZONS FELLOWSHIP

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S.

The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduted) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on the website
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR OPPORTUNITY AT WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

What: The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel is interested in attracting the highest-achieving postdoctoral researchers from premier North American universities through the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program. For more information, please visit websites to learn more about the postdoctoral fellows program at Weizmann Institute of Science and the Zuckerman Scholars Program websites.

How: Interested advanced doctoral students should contact Celina Mojica, Director of Diversity, Extramural Funding and Postdoctoral Affairs.

LEARN2SUCCESS LEARNING CENTER LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED SAT INSTRUCTORS

What: Lead2Success Learning Center is seeking highly motivated, organized, and experienced instructors to teach SAT prep courses.

When: Position requires availability in the mornings and afternoons on weekdays and Saturdays

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