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October 2020

Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens

Wednesday, October 14, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

How do you assess whether organizations are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Come learn about how to assess various aspects of an organization’s culture during the job and internship search process through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. During this session you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the challenges of navigating this process and practice actionable strategies to evaluate an organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 14, 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, Wednesday, and Friday 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 amount of time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Zoom Meeting ID: 981 5994 7930…

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MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, October 16, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor. Faculty and students will work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and then faculty-student pairs will have time to work together to develop a mentoring plan: a two-way document to codify goals, needs, and shared expectations. Over 85% of Rackham doctoral students surveyed report that having a written agreement for successful mentoring is useful. This workshop is facilitated by the MORE…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Friday, October 16, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

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, Wednesday, and Friday 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 amount of time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Zoom Meeting ID: 981 5994 7930…

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Rackham 101: Career Planning During Graduate School

Friday, October 16, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This session will share strategies and tools to help you explore career options and career preparation during graduate school. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/zxMgD. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation…

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Writing a Diversity Statement for the Faculty Job Search

Monday, October 19, 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. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 19, 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, Wednesday, and Friday 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. Zoom Meeting ID: 981 5994 7930 For more…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 21, 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, Wednesday, and Friday 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. Zoom Meeting ID: 981 5994 7930 For more…

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King Talks Application Information Session

Thursday, October 22, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EDT
Online United States

During this session you will learn about the King Talks, best practices for applying to participate, and the benefits of being part of this signature Rackham program. Registration is required at https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/track/event/session/31233. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time (one week…

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Rackham North: Negotiating a Faculty Job Offer

Thursday, October 22, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Long before you are on the faculty job market, it is important to prepare for the offer. Negotiating an academic position should never be an afterthought. In fact, wise negotiating requires education, planning, and practice. This interactive seminar will provide you with strategies to determine what to ask for and how to ask for what you need and want. You will also leave with recommendations concerning what you should do before, during, and after the academic job offer. This workshop…

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