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October 2014

Writing Center Workshop, On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This workshop is an introduction to effectively using your cover letter to demonstrate how you are the most qualified candidate for the academic position. Reserve a place online!

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Grading and Effective Feedback in the American System, Part of the “Teaching and Learning in the American System” CIRTLCast series

Because grades are used as evaluations of student work, it’s important they accurately reflect the quality of student work. Grading is often a stressful process for international TAs, as grading with accuracy and fairness can take a lot of time for due to their different educational backgrounds. This session will introduce the American grading system, suggest strategies to decrease the stress of grading, and offer suggestions for how to provide meaningful feedback to students.

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Interviewing for Faculty Positions

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Successful interviewing relies heavily on effective preparation. This session will focus on helping you think through the process of getting ready for interviews. A panel consisting of new faculty who have recently gone through the interview process and seasoned faculty who have interviewed many applicants, will give tips and information

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CANCELLED: Financing Your Graduate Education: Loans

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Due to low enrollment this event has been cancelled. Applying for financial aid to pursue a masters or doctoral degree can be intimidating to many students. This workshop will explain to students the process of applying for financial aid (primarily loans) and how easy the process can be. We will talk about student responsibilities when it comes to receiving aid, how funds get disbursed, and the repayment process.

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UW-Madison Scholarly Publishing Symposium, Save the Date!

October 30 @ 8:00 am

The scholarly publishing symposium will create a space for a campus-wide conversation about today’s publishing landscape, in particular the way in which graduate students and early career faculty approach publishing decisions. Attendees will experience a broad spectrum of topics and perspectives. More details, including agenda, presenters, and panelists, are forthcoming. Registration: https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?CK=46944

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Writing Center Workshop, Email Like a Professional

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Workshop participants will explore using email effectively for professional communications and take an entertaining look at examples of what NOT to do. There will be plenty of time for questions and concerns. Reserve a place online.

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Writing Center Workshop, On the Academic Job Market: Statements of Current and Future Research

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

For those entering the academic job market, this workshop will explore the growing trend of requesting research statements and will offer advice about how to write this important document. Sample statements and expert recommendations will also be examined. Please register online.

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November 2014

Writing Center Workshop, Presenting with Prezi

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Ready to move beyond PowerPoint? Co-taught by a Writing Center instructor and a DoIT instructor, this workshop will focus on writing for this presentation program and will offer training on the use of this software. Reserve a place online.

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Last Steps to Completing Your Ph.D.

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As you make progress toward finishing your dissertation, learn about the Graduate School’s requirements for completing your Ph.D. degree and depositing your dissertation. We will offer a brief introduction to the new electronic process for submitting your dissertation, and present information to help you make decisions about your thesis publishing options. This workshop is intended for Ph.D. candidates preparing to graduate in fall 2014 or spring 2015.

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Introduction to Oral History

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Troy Reeves, Head of the UW-Madison’s Oral History Program, will discuss the key points of the art and science of oral history, such as interviewing, transcribing, and presenting the interviews for public consumption. Plus, he’ll talk about the current use (or mis-use) of the term, oral history in popular culture. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1vyxfNh)

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