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November 2021

Dismantling White Supremacy

Wednesday, November 10, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Online United States

Culture reflects a set of agreed-upon expectations and norms in a social community. Culture includes values, beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors learned from one’s group. In the United States, white supremacy culture pervades the communities and organizations that we all inhabit. In this interactive session, we will discuss a brief article (required as pre-reading before the workshop) written by anti-racism scholars and activists on white supremacy culture. We will identify ways that we can dismantle white supremacy culture in our own…

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Writing the Teaching Statement

Thursday, November 11, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Online United States

In this hands-on workshop, we will focus on a very important element in most academic job applications: the teaching statement. We will consider the criteria that review committees use in evaluating these statements, and we will assess examples of successful submissions in order to consider what makes for effective content, structure, and language. The workshop will include time for writing and revising an initial draft. Presenter: Simone Sessolo, Sweetland Center for Writing Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/ovAm9.

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MORE: Fall 2021 STUDENT Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, November 12, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EST
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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MORE: Fall 2021 FACULTY Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, November 12, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EST
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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Sweetland Write Together

Monday, November 15, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
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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Leading Effective Collaborative Teams

Monday, November 15, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Online United States

The shape of research, creative scholarship, and teaching is in flux. In order to thrive, students and practitioners need to have the skills and knowledge to excel in collaborative team environments. However, most team leaders and facilitators have trouble helping their teams to identify their assets, understand their group dynamics, navigate conflict, and maintain positive communication. ArtsEngine and Rackham North invite you to an engaging, hands-on workshop designed to give you important facilitation tools you can use to effectively lead…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, November 15, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
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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Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Tuesday, November 16, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude is now highly valued by many employers, both within and beyond academe. This interactive workshop will 1) show how employers are evaluating DEI in job interviews, 2) provide opportunities for reflection on how you demonstrate your commitment to DEI, and 3) provide time for students to practice answering common interview questions related to DEI. This workshop is designed primarily for graduate students seeking non-academic jobs beyond the professoriate. Learning objectives: Reflect on ways you…

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RSG Virtual Lunch with Rackham Deans

Tuesday, November 16, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham Student Government is hosting a virtual lunch with the Rackham Graduate School deans. This will be a chance for graduate students to talk directly with the deans and to provide thoughts on planning for the 2021–22 academic year, among other topics. Students can submit questions ahead of time when they register. Please join Rackham Dean Mike Solomon and the Assistant and Associate Deans for an informal Zoom meeting. This is held over the 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. lunch hour…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, November 17, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
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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