GradLink@Madison, December 2005
GradLink@Madison is an electronic monthly digest for graduate students.
This digest was created to help you keep up with what is going on beyond the
classroom, library and lab. You will find relevant information about upcoming
campus and graduate school events related to professional development, opportunities
for student involvement, and important academic deadlines. Make sure to check
the sponsoring organization for additional information and updates.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowships
Funding is available from UW-Madison Area and International Studies Programs for Summer Intensive Language Study (2006) and Academic Year Language/Area Studies (2006-07). FLAS Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to encourage area and international studies and to stimulate foreign language acquisition and fluency.
Fellowships are offered by the following Programs and
The African Studies Program, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for European Studies, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, Center for South Asia, Center for South East Asian Studies, and Global Studies Program
Application Deadline: February 6, 2006. Please consult the relevant area studies program or this Web site for further details and application forms.
Financial Assistance for Child Care Fees
If you are a student parent enrolled at the UW-Madison, you may qualify for financial assistance for child care fees through the Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP). CCTAP is intended to financially assist eligible low-income students obtain quality child care. CCTAP is funded through student segregated fees recommended by the Student Services Finance Committee and approved by the Chancellor and the Board of Regents. Applications are being accepted for the spring 2006 semester. Spring applications received by January 3, 2006 will be processed before classes begin. Processing may take up to a month or more for applications received after the 3rd. More information, deadlines, eligibility requirements and applications can be accessed on the CCTAP Web site.
Additional Funding Resources - Individuals looking for funding opportunities are usually best served by starting with the Funding Sources for Individuals category. For a complete list of fellowships and other funding opportunities for graduate students, check out the Graduate School's Office of Fellowship Newsletter.
Don't forget that the UW Job Center offers a great online resource for finding graduate student assistantships on campus. Register with the Job Center to receive weekly updates.
Teaching & Learning Courses
Two courses from the Delta Program in Research, Teaching, and Learning:
TEACHING IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: INTERNATIONAL FACULTY, INTERNATIONAL
This course is for graduate students and post-docs, both international and domestic, who want to become effective teachers in the global college classroom. We will explore global perspectives on culture, communication, and learning and how these pertain to effective and inclusive teaching. The course will focus on cross-cultural teaching and learning in international context with the goal of enhancing international understanding and perspectives of future faculty. This course is designed to promote the development of skills and habits-of-mind, along with the knowledge base associated with international cultures and high-quality teaching, learning, and assessment.
EFFECTIVE TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY
This course is designed for graduate students, post-docs, and faculty who desire to develop new approaches to effective use of instructional technology in their teaching practice. The goals of this course are: A) to provide participants with a foundation for choosing appropriate technological tools based on learning needs, B) to give participants hands-on experience in the effective use of learning technologies such as interactive web applications, streaming video, "clickers", and course management tools, and C) to promote the importance and scholarship of the evaluation of instructional technology efficacy. This course is appropriate for anyone interested in improving student learning with technology, regardless of prior teaching or technological experience. Please be aware that this is NOT a training course on particular tools.
More information on these courses is available on the Delta Web site.
Are you interested in expanding your professional skills in areas of advising, consulting, teaching, curriculum design or group facilitation in the academic setting? Do you have strong background in writing, team process and development, graphic design, web programming, databases, video production, evaluation and assessment?
If any of these areas interest you, consider a three-credit independent study working with ePICS!! ePICS (e-Projects in Community Service) is an interdisciplinary, service-learning course in which student teams design and develop web sites and web-based information systems and provide marketing and graphic design services to nonprofit organizations in Madison.
The ePICS course seeks advisors and functional group instructors to work with student teams of 8 - 12 people that serve nonprofit clients. This is a non-traditional course coordinated by a faculty/staff leadership team that works closely with a vital volunteer core to advise twelve student teams and facilitate ten functional groups in such areas as: project management, marketing, web design, etc. Graduate students can participate in multiple facets of the course, especially with curriculum development, advising, assessment and evaluation.
To learn more about the course, possible advisors, and how your skills, interest and capacity might be a match contact email Stephanie King Norton or call at 265-4163.
Discovering, Re-Discovering and Actively Imagining Courage and Heart in Our Teaching: An Experiential Exploration and Pedagogical Dialogue
January 9, 2006
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Room 5120 Granger Hall (The Capitol Room)
Lunch provided (11:30-12:30)
This day of dialogue and reflection upon the driving, sustaining, and competing forces that modulate our lives as teachers will be organized by the Teaching Academy to introduce participants, systematically and deeply, to several of the central ideas expressed in Parker Palmer's "The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life." Please begin your new semester with us and explore, identify, and nurture sources of personal and pedagogical renewal as you approach the new semester.
To register email Heather McFadden and specify your preference for a vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunch.
International Reach is a unique program designed to advance internationalization at the UW-Madison by placing international students and scholars in classrooms and other campus learning environments to serve as speakers and resources. The program is coordinated by International Student Services and draws from a pool of graduate students, undergraduates, and scholars representing 100 countries from varied academic and personal backgrounds.
All participants are volunteers who are committed to advancing knowledge
of the world and increasing cross-cultural understanding by sharing general
or topic-specific information about his/her home or region of the world, discussing
current issues and global views, and exchanging ideas. Visit the Web
site to volunteer.
GSC Professional Development
Graduate School and GSC Focus Group Meeting
Your input needed! The GSC and the Office of Outreach and Graduate Student Professional Development would like your opinion about its current programming and upcoming events and activities for spring semester in order to better serve your needs. We invite you to participate in a focus group in January before the semester starts. Please email GSC to let us know if you are interested. We'll schedule the meeting to fit your schedules and provide pizza and other snacks.
Travel Grant Winners
Congratulations to the 275 $600 grant winners and 5 $1,500 grant winners! The GSC Vilas Travel Grant Committee of over 40 students just finished the review process and selected 280 dissertator and final year MFA student winners. Look for the Vilas Travel Grant Competition next fall along with other professional development opportunities.
Graduate School Seminar and Workshop Series offers opportunities throughout the year.
UW System's Teaching Forum
The first edition of UW System's "Teaching Forum: A Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" is now online. The questions addressed in the articles and book reviews in this issue of Teaching Forum are questions faculty deliberate daily:
What motivates students? What motivates new faculty members to be committed to teaching? Do study-guides make a difference in student learning? Should learning style impact instruction at the college-level?
Do graduating liberal arts students perceive connections between their education and their potential careers?
Teaching and Learning Symposium Call for Proposals
Deadline Extended: Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Reconsidering Learning Styles and Strategies
May 17 - May 18, 2006
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The 8th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium is a two-day campus event
for faculty, staff, and teaching assistants aimed at bringing together people
who teach and support learning at UW Madison to explore strategies for enhancing
the quality of teaching and learning. This year's theme, "Reconsidering
Learning Styles and Strategies", highlights the importance of identifying
and understanding variation in the way people learn in order to design the
best strategies and contexts for successful learning. We seek proposals for
presentations that explore how variations in learning styles affect strategies
for teaching and learning in or out of the classroom. To apply, complete the
form. If you have questions about the proposal process, e-mail
Laurie Mayberry, or call 262-5246.
Perceptions of Space-Kaleidoscope
Deadline January 24, 2006
Second Annual Graduate Student Conference
March 24 & 25, 2006
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin-Madison
In light of the emerging interest in Spatial Criticism, Kaleidoscope invites graduate students from any discipline to submit proposals for papers which examine how the perception of space, whether real or imaginary, influences disciplines, identities, genres, artistic expression, and language in the context of Spanish american, Luso-Brazilian, or Iberian Studies.
Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted by January 24, 2006,to: Julie M. Beutler, 1018 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1557
GSC Friday Social
Friday, December 16
Fluno Center Study Pub
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Don't miss the last GSC Friday Social of the semester! This Friday, December
16, we will be at the Fluno Center's Study Pub from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. The Study
Pub is on the 8th floor of the Fluno Center located at 601 University Ave.
It has a full-service bar and billiards tables. Check it out online.
Hope to see you there!
ADDITIONAL GRADUATE INFORMATION RESOURCES
Want more? See the Graduate Student Professional Development web site, the GSC web site, the University Events calendar, Software Training for Students, the Library Workshop Calendar (for general and specialized workshops for students in biomedical sciences, education, engineering, visual sciences and other areas.
|Friday, December 16||Last class day|
|Sunday, December 18||Winter Commencement|
Commencement Ceremony for Master's, Doctoral, and Professional Degrees
Sunday, December 18
Kohl Center, 601 W. Dayton Street
(Candidates are asked to be in their seats at least 20 minutes before the scheduled starting time.)
ALL Master's degrees; ALL doctoral and professional degrees, including Doctor of Philosophy*, Doctor of Musical Arts*, Doctor of Juridical Science, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Fine Arts*, Master of Laws, Master of Legal Institutions, and Master of Physical Therapy. (*Traditionally Ph.D., D.M.A. and M.F.A. degree candidates are accompanied at the ceremony by a faculty escort.)
For more information on Winter Commencement visit the Web site .
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