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APD Update: May 24, 2016

Workshops, Seminars & Trainings

Introduction to Citation Managers
May 24, 2016  | 1 - 2 p.m. | Room 310 Walter Library

or  June 2, 2016  | 1 - 2 p.m. | Room 81 Magrath Library

Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize your PDFs and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at four common citation managers: Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero. Their features will be compared so you can decide which citation manager best meets your needs. Register - May 24 | Register - June 2 

Mendeley Basics
May 24, 2016 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Room 310 Walter Library

This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software Mendeley to better organize and access your electronic article library. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your PDFs. It includes a fast PDF reader and your library can be synced to the cloud and easily shared with others. It can even create bibliographies in any of hundreds of styles. Come and learn more about this great tool. Register

Becoming an Instructor of Record
May 24, 2016 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Room 319 Appleby Hall
or  May 27, 2016  | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Room 219 Appleby Hall

Given the many components of running a course, first time teaching on your own can be overwhelming. Participants in this workshop will learn strategies for efficiently managing this process. Topics to be addressed include: adapting a syllabus, designing engaging class sessions, and developing appropriate assignments - all with a broad range of students in mind. One week prior to the workshop, participants will complete an online activity that will prepare them, and workshop facilitators, for a quick start to the session. Register 

Formatting your Dissertation in Word
May 26, 2016 | 1 - 3 p.m. | Room 81, Magrath Library

This workshop will provide you with strategies and knowledge to format your dissertation in Word. Register

Zotero: Basics
May 31, 2016 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Room 310 Walter Library

Zotero is a research tool that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and more. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. You can also use Zotero to easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles. Register

Jump-Start Your Job Search This Summer
June 15, 2016 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Room 101 Walter Library

Have you been putting off your job search as you witness the troubles your lab-mates or colleagues were experiencing? Or your appointment is ending soon but you are not sure where to start a non-postdoc job search? You might have heard about IDP (Individual Development Plan); do you know how to use it to explore exciting careers outside academia? Were you told to network more, but hate to approach strangers for help? Come join us for a fun hands-on session on tools and strategies to jump-start your job search this summer. This will be a largely hands on workshop and participants are encouraged to bring laptops. Register

Art of Participatory Leadership Training
July 13-15, 2016

If you want to understand how to be a better participant in dialogue; host meaningful conversations in the classroom, conference room, community; work deeply with complexity, emergence, and power; learn participatory process methodologies to leverage collective wisdom; and explore your leadership edges then this training is for you! 

An Art of Participatory Leadership training is highly experiential. There are opportunities to step in and practice facilitation with supportive coaching from a training team and engage deeply in conversation with others from around the university and surrounding communities around issues that matter.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students to cover the $500 cost of the training.

Register by June 1. Apply for a scholarship by June 1.

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Center for Integrative Leadership, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the Graduate School, Office for Public Engagement, Office for Student Affairs, and the Public and Non-profit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Hone your teaching skills with Preparing Future Faculty Program courses
Fall 2016

GRAD 8101 from Preparing Future Faculty
Are you interested in learning more about the principles and practices of teaching in preparation for a faculty career? If so, the Preparing Future Faculty program is offering a course next fall that you should consider. GRAD 8101, “Teaching in Higher Education,” is designed to help graduate students and post-doctoral fellows become responsive and reflective teachers. More than a hundred graduate students (both TAs and non TAs) take GRAD 8101 each year, and their comments on the course and the PFF program are overwhelmingly positive.
Three sections of GRAD 8101 will be offered during fall 2016, and there are still seats available. If you’re interested please register soon as these sections are likely to fill quickly.
GRAD 8200 “Teaching for Learning: An Online Course”
GRAD 8200 “Teaching for Learning” is an online course that covers the theory and methods of instruction in higher ed. It treats some of the same material as GRAD 8101 (course design, assessment, the teaching philosophy, and more), without the hands-on teaching practice and in-depth treatment of topics that happen in GRAD 8101. And because the course is 1 credit (as opposed to three for GRAD 8101), the workload is lower.  

You do NOT need to be a TA to take these courses. For questions contact pff@umn.edu.   

Scholarships, Fellowships, Jobs, and Internships

Two 12-month RA openings at Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare has two 12-month 50% RA appointments available for Ph.D. students, beginning Summer term 2016 (5/30/16-5/28/17). Appointments may be renewable based on available funding and performance. Contact Hilary Strander with questions.

Appointment 1: Minn-LInK Research Assistant will work with the Minn-LInK team to develop training for child welfare professionals based on knowledge gained through the Minn-LInK project and will assist in Minn-LInK infrastructure development. Duties will include creating and editing an on-line training for child welfare professionals, development of matched child welfare-education databases, and collaboration on research activities (e.g., literature reviews, data analysis, development of Minn-LInK briefs and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, etc.).

Appointment 2: Title IV-E Child Welfare Evaluation Research Assistant will work with the CASCW Director of Research & Evaluation on CASCW’s Title IV-E Child Welfare longitudinal evaluation, which was developed to assess the preparation of current and future social workers for work in public and tribal child welfare. Duties will include conducting literature reviews, designing a retention and leadership survey, collecting and analyzing data, developing reports and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting to various stakeholder audiences.

To apply:
Email a cover letter, CV/resume, names and phone numbers of three references, and 1-2 writing samples to Hilary Strander, Assistant to the Executive Director (strander@umn.edu).

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