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January 2015

Individual Development Plan (IDP) Peer Learning Group Meeting

January 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

IDP Peer Learning Group Meetings are for any graduate student or postdoc who wishes to connect with others to discuss ideas related to their individual development planning. Meetings will be shaped by the needs of the group and can range from comparing notes about goal setting, identifying resources, communicating with mentors, ways to stay accountable, etc., to getting started in the process of creating an IDP. Come once or come each month for continuity. Light snacks will be available.

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February 2015

Team-Based Learning (TBL): Active Learning and Differences in Learners, Part of the “Educational Innovation & the Active Classroom” CIRTLCast Series

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an instructional strategy that promotes and reinforces individual learner accountability as a means for developing high performance student learning teams. In this session, we will discuss ways to implement TBL in core STEM courses. We will also share results from our research that examines the interaction between the active learning strategies used within TBL and the individual differences in learners.

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Writing Graduate Research Proposals

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This hands-on workshop will address strategies for getting a thesis or dissertation started; for organizing your introduction, literature review, and methods sections; and for obtaining useful feedback. Reserve a place online.

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Communicating Your Message with PowerPoint: Livening Up Your Presentation

February 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In this workshop, which is designed for both new and moderately experienced PPT users, we’ll discuss ways to use PPT effectively: emphasizing the speaker rather than the slides; limiting text; using well-designed graphics and animations which focus visual attention and reinforce the message; and exploring alternatives to linear presentations. Reserve your place online.

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Current Awareness: Tools to Stay Aware in Your Field

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Learn about several tools that can help you stay up-to-date in your field of research. Learn how to create a custom list of library databases in MyUW. Have tables of contents of the most recent journals sent directly to your email. Be alerted to the most recent articles on a topic. Monitor websites, blogs, and other important resources with ease. Keep track of citations and make bibliographies quickly. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1tKaSEC )

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Simple Steps to Perfecting Your Punctuation

February 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Here is a chance for participants to review the basics of punctuation and ask all those questions they’ve always wanted to ask. A place can be reserved online.

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Email Like a Professional

February 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 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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A Writer’s Retreat

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join a group of others all motivated to do one thing: putting hands on the keyboard and words on the page. Participants will engage in brief goal-setting exercises followed by time to write in various spaces provided by the Writing Center, with Writing Center staff on hand for consultation. Space is limited to 20 writers. Please register online.

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A Writer’s Retreat

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join a group of others all motivated to do one thing: putting hands on the keyboard and words on the page. Participants will engage in brief goal-setting exercises followed by time to write in various spaces provided by the Writing Center, with Writing Center staff on hand for consultation. Space is limited to 20 writers. Please register online.

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Managing Your Citations with Mendeley

February 5 @ 5:15 pm

Please sign up for a Mendeley account before the workshop: http://www.mendeley.com/ Bring your own laptop with Mendeley installed, or plan to use a Wendt computer. This workshop covers the basic features of using Mendeley such as collecting references and files from online databases, sharing references, and formatting citations and bibliographies. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at:http://bit.ly/1ysYcD0)

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