Posts tagged Skill Development

Vanderbilt Center for Teaching: Certificate in College Teaching

Kate Stuart
April 17, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The purpose of the Certificate in College Teaching, co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and the Graduate School, is to assist graduate students and post doctoral fellows who wish to gain a clearer, deeper, more active approach to teaching and learning in higher education. The certificate focuses on the research on how people learn and best teaching practices, and supports the university’s pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning.

Vanderbilt Center for Teaching: SoTL Scholars Program

Kate Stuart
April 17, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The SoTL Scholars Program introduces participants to the principles and practices of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, an international, multidisciplinary field of disciplinary specialists studying student learning. SoTL is a synthesis of teaching, learning, and research in higher education that aims to bring a scholarly lens—the curiosity, the inquiry, the rigor, the disciplinary variety—to what happens in the classroom. SoTL asks expert disciplinary researchers to apply and extend those skills into the classroom.

Vanderbilt Center for Teaching: Blended & Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellows

Kate Stuart
April 17, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop online modules for integration into a course, either as a tool to promote flipping the classroom, a module for a blended course, or a unit within a MOOC.

Summer 2014 CIRTL Courses

Kate Stuart
April 8, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The CIRTL Network -- the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning -- is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education. They will be offering summer courses for online learning.  SUMMER 2014 COURSES

Scientist in the Classroom Information Session

Are you interested in teaching or learning how to communicate science but don't know where to begin?  Then join the Center for Science Outreach and your peers for an informational session on how to get started.  Learn how you can get involved in the Nashville community by working with K-8 students and teaching science one day a week.  We are currently accepting applications for interested graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  Graduate students earn a topping up stipend of up to 7.5K!  

The Science Network Workshop Series, Elevator Pitch seminar in May

Kate Stuart
March 24, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Please join the Science Network through the Union of Concerned Scientists for one of the workshops listed below. These sessions are part of a series offered to Science Network members to provide training opportunities to strengthen your communication and advocacy skills. There are three different levels of workshops that might appeal to you: introductory (101), advanced (202), and early career scientist (ECS). The following workshops are coming in May:

2014 Bridge to BCG workshop

Kate Stuart
March 5, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The Boston Consulting Group announces our 2014 Bridge to BCG workshop designed for Advanced Degree Candidates. If you want to discover more about a consulting career Bridge to BCG will provide a view into what consulting and BCG is like. During these 3 day workshops you will have the opportunity to: Find out about consulting and get to know BCG Participate in a realistic case experience Learn from BCG's thought leaders

Duke Masters in Bioethics and Science Policy

Kate Stuart
February 26, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Duke Master of Arts in Bioethics & Science Policy Advances in the sciences and technology shape our lives and our societies, raising a myriad of questions: Is it ethical to clone part of a human being? Should we use technologies that enhance or alter our brains? Will we permit the police to store DNA forever, even for those who have never committed a crime? Duke’s MA in Bioethics & Science Policy invites students to address these questions and many more. The program:

ASPIRE to Connect: Building Professional Relationships

ASPIRE to Connect: Building Professional RelationshipsTuesday, March 181:00-5:30pm, Student Life Center Gain practical tips and learn techniques to meet new people and cultivate authentic professional connections. ***REGISTER TODAY!***

ASM Kadner Institute for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013

The goal of the ASM Kadner Institute is to give senior graduate students and early-career postdoctoral fellows hands-on training to develop the skills needed for a successful career in microbiology, and to introduce them to the broad range of careers in the field. The Institute takes place as an intensive, five-day workshop that mixes formal presentations, small group activities, informal discussions, and networking. Each Institute trains up to 36 participants.

Vanderbilt professors to teach Coursera course on data collection/management in clinical trials

Kim Petrie
September 13, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The course is available to anyone at no cost (regardless of location or institution affiliation) and will run approximately 5-weeks. In this first-run of the course, we will likely not be offering certificates or credit - but believe the content should be valuable to anyone interested in data collection/management and clinical & translational research. We will be leveraging REDCap in the course for examples and assignments, but the material will focus primarily on higher level principles.

Helpful Stanford e-course available: "SciWrite: Writing in the Sciences"

Kate Stuart
August 30, 2013
Posted in Announcements

ABOUT THIS COURSE This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review. Students from non-science disciplines can benefit from the training provided in the first four weeks (on general principles of effective writing).

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