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October 2021

Sweetland Write Together

Monday, October 25, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 25, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate

Monday, October 25, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop will meet the needs of those applying for Rackham internship programs, but is open to any graduate students seeking guidance around interviewing for positions beyond tenure track roles, which can differ greatly from the academic job search process. It will focus on preparing graduate students to navigate the interview process, and to effectively answer questions by strategically articulating strengths and skills. This workshop is part of the Rackham North Workshop Series although graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from…

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Change it Up!©

Tuesday, October 26, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT
Online United States

Change It Up!© brings bystander intervention skills to students for the purpose of building supportive and respectful communities. Change It Up! is based on a nationally recognized five-step bystander intervention model that develops students’ skills and confidence when intervening in situations that negatively impact campus climate. This workshop explores how students’ identities and experiences impact their interactions inside and outside of the classroom. Through interactive theater, students apply the five steps to real-life scenarios and have an opportunity to practice…

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Coffee Chat: Career Planning for Graduate Students

Tuesday, October 26, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm EDT
Online United States

In this session you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about Rackham’s resources for professional development, techniques for exploring career interests outside of academia, advice for networking, and more! Please note that this session is geared towards first and second year graduate students, but all our welcome. Presenters: Kirsten Elling, Coordinator, Graduate Student Career Advancement, University Career Center and Lauren Sirota, Ph.D. Student, English Language and Literature and Graduate Student Staff Assistant, Rackham Professional Development and Engagement Registration is required…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 27, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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On the Peripheries of the Subaltern: Privilege, Marginalization, and Intersectional Identities

Thursday, October 28, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Grounded in theoretical frameworks of "otherness," such as Spivak's "subaltern" and Canagarajah's "periphery," this workshop will explore the intersection of multiple identities which are simultaneously held by every individual. After participants engage in an exploration of these intersectional identities, they will then analyze how biases—like colorism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia—can still be internalized within communities which are also marginalized. Learning objectives: Explore the construction of the self Trace the intellectual genealogy of “otherness” Understand intersectionality, multiple peripheries, and accumulated…

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You Don’t Belong Here: The Stories Our Systems Tell (and Why We Have to Disrupt Them)

Friday, October 29, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Many universities message extensively around their commitments about diversity, equity, and inclusion. These institutional assertions are often called into question, though, by the stories of members of the higher education community who continue to face marginalization and othering within their professional and educational spaces. This session centers around an embodied case study depicting one woman’s reflections on her experiences of higher education and her interactions with a range of systems that sent a persistent message that she didn’t belong, that…

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November 2021

Sweetland Write Together

Monday, November 1, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Writing a Diversity Statement

Monday, November 1, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a "diversity statement" as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement. Learning objectives: Reflect on ways you are committed to diversity, equity, and…

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