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September 2019

Rackham North: Communicating and Engaging Across Disciplines

Thursday, September 19, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Workshop: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., East Room, Pierpont Commons Research Remix: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Gallery, Duderstadt Center (Exhibit: Costumes) Develop tools and skills to effectively communicate your passions, work, and research in a way that is accessible and meaningful to a broad audience. In this highly interactive session, join RELATE and Rackham North for a series of activities to explore communication skills with instruction and feedback from communications experts. Learn how to translate the value and relevance of work…

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Rackham North: Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate Orientation

Thursday, September 26, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Did you know Rackham offers a DEI Professional Development Certificate designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusivity? Attend this introduction session to learn about the requirements of the program and discover how this certificate can prepare you to enter a diverse and global job market. Find out more about the program. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact…

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Rackham North: Designing Your Life Series

Friday, September 27, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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What is a well-designed life? How do you find a career where you can thrive? Inspired by Stanford's Designing Your Life curriculum, this interactive, six-week seminar will teach graduate students principles for designing a fulfilling career. Participants must commit to attending all six sessions of the seminar, and will receive a copy of Designing Your Life. The seminar includes brief reading assignments, discussions, role-plays, short writing assignments, and out-of-class application activities. Participation will be capped at 33. Friday, September 27,…

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October 2019

Rackham North: It’s in the Syllabus and Other First-Generation College Student Experiences

Thursday, October 3, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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An immersive, playfully disorienting encounter, It’s in the Syllabus and Other First Generation College Student (FGCS) Experiences offers participants a complex view of a heterogenous identity group: students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. Because this session focuses on interventions instructors can make in the classroom, it is appropriate for faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff who have an instructional role. Participants witness several different intersecting stories about FGCS experiences and challenges, which confront stereotypes…

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Rackham North: Intercultural Development Inventory Group Session

Thursday, October 10, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is used in multiple ways in the Rackham PD DEI Certificate. Participants complete the IDI at the beginning and end of the certificate as an evaluation tool for the program. Once the IDI is completed for the first time, participants can join one of a number of group results sessions. This session focuses on the theoretical foundations of the IDI, gives a group result of PD DEI Certificate participants, and provides tools to better understand…

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Rackham North: Developing Collaborative Practices and Skills

Thursday, October 17, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Workshop: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., East Room, Pierpont Commons Research Remix: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Gallery, Duderstadt Center (Exhibit: Faculty Painting) The shape of research, creative scholarship, and teaching is in flux. In order to thrive, students and practitioners need collaborative know-how. ArtsEngine and Rackham North invite you to a first-hand experience that engages deeply with the future of the research university and what it means for interdisciplinary collaboration in research and creation. In this workshop, students will…

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Rackham North: Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Scholarly Career

Thursday, October 24, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Are you planning on going into the job market soon? Did you know 92% of companies (including colleges and universities) use or plan to use social media to recruit. Many graduate students have a love/hate relationship with social media. They know they “have to do it” that it’s the “right thing to do,” but is it necessary in higher education? You may be wondering, if you are planning to go the faculty tenure route, is it really necessary? At this…

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Rackham North: Knowing Your Strengths

Thursday, October 31, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Research shows that knowing and focusing on your strengths helps to increase your engagement and satisfaction at work. Come and learn how using a strengths-based approach will help you to achieve higher levels of overall personal well-being, productivity, and professional success. As a pre-requisite of this workshop, you will take the Gallup Strengthsfinder assessment to learn your top 5 strengths. During the workshop, you will engage in…

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November 2019

Rackham North: Postdoctoral Orientation

Thursday, November 7, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Each month, an orientation session is offered for all new postdoctoral research fellows at the University of Michigan. The orientation session includes information about the role of postdocs, working with your P.I./supervisor, campus resources, benefits and vacation, and membership in the U-M Postdoc Association. Light refreshments will be served. Informal networking will begin at 3:00 p.m. with the formal program beginning at 3:15 p.m. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/xmm8G.

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Rackham North: Online Career Exploration Tools for STEM—MyIDP, Versatile Ph.D., and Handshake

Thursday, November 14, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Are you a STEM Ph.D. student or postdoctoral fellow wanting to learn more about tools to help you explore career options beyond the professoriate? Come join this workshop to learn more about dynamic online tools like myIDP, Versatile Ph.D., and Handshake. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Nxx9N. We want to ensure full and…

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