Posts tagged Skill Development

"Balancing Health & Science"-- Health and Wellness Series for Scientists 2016-2017

Ashley Brady
August 14, 2016

As a result of a scientist wellness survey on “Professionalism and Professional Health and Wellness of the Scientist” conducted earlier this year, Charlene Dewey, M.D., will be offering a yearlong program titled: The Year of the Scientist: Balancing Health & Science. All basic scientists with a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., MPH, MSCI, and all post-doctoral fellows involved in research (bench and/or clinical) are invited to attend any or all of the sessions focused on wellness and professionalism topics that pertain to the scientist. A total of 13 interactive, 1-hour lecture-discussions and workshops will take place throughout the year.  Registration is required.

CIRTL Plans for Fall 2016

Kate Stuart
July 5, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Summer may have just begun, but CIRTL is already looking ahead to the fall semester! Network members will have a slate of online courses, workshops, and events to choose from in the fall. Courses and workshops will be open for registration later this month, and our events will run on a drop-in basis, with no registration required. There are still more details to finalize before we officially announce our fall programming, but we've got a sneak peek of the semester below. As soon as more details are available, we'll announce it here in our newsletter.  

Summer webinars through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kim Petrie
June 6, 2016

On March 10th, Vanderbilt University became an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Provost’s Office has partnered with the NCFDD to provide professional development, training, and mentoring along with resources that are broadly applicable across many disciplines. 

The Writing Studio is looking for Graduate Students!

Kate Stuart
May 22, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Writing Studio has received funding to hire additional graduate writing consultants and writing fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Consultants and fellows hold one-to-one appointments with graduate and undergraduate writers, and facilitate workshops in undergraduate classrooms.  Additionally, fellows facilitate writing groups and organize educational programs.  Starting salary for consultants is$13.00 per hour.  Fellows work no fewer than 15 hours per week and receive $25,000 annual stipend.

11th Annual ASCB Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop

Kim Petrie
May 10, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The American Society for Cell Biology Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) is accepting applications for the 11th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop. The workshop will be held July 16-18, 2016, at the University of North Carolina Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The application deadline has been extended until May 20, 2016.

VU Center for Teaching recruiting BOLD Fellows

Kate Stuart
May 2, 2016
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 to supplement an existing course. 

Dissertation Writers' Retreat

Kate Stuart
May 2, 2016

The Writing Studio’s dissertation writers’ retreats are meant to provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere.  We couple ample writing time with optional, one-on-one consultations and daily workshops meant to focus writers on their argumentation, chapter structure, and daily writing goals. Lunch will be provided each day, courtesy of the Graduate School.

Volunteer Writing Opportunity: Vanderbilt Diabetes Center

Ashley Brady
April 25, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center is developing a quarterly e-newsletter that focuses on research efforts of Vanderbilt researchers. The goal of the newsletter is to inform others about the ongoing and published research at Vanderbilt (mostly interviews from authors of recently published manuscripts) along with profiling faculty and lab researchers (both newly recruited and senior).

Apply for VU Program in Molecular Medicine

Kate Stuart
April 12, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Vanderbilt Program in Molecular Medicine is a unique training program available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Biomedical Sciences at Vanderbilt University allowing for integration of thesis work with important clinical, disease-based areas. This program provides a supervised experience, including didactic and experiential courses, seminars and individual experiences, under the guidance of a clinical mentor and a basic science mentor. Apply for a spot in the program by July 1!

This week with CIRTL... Using Visuals, Teaching Philosophies, and more!

Kate Stuart
April 11, 2016
Posted in Announcements

This week CIRTL is hosting a journal club, workshop, and Teaching in the US event - each touching on different aspects of teaching practices and philosophies. Our workshop is only available to students who registered ahead of time, but our journal club and Teaching in the US discussion are drop-in events open to all.

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