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April 2022

Rackham Graduate Exercises

Friday, April 29, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Hill Auditorium, 825 N University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham Graduate Exercises is the official commencement ceremony for all master’s and doctoral graduates and candidates who receive their degrees through the Rackham Graduate School. Held in Hill Auditorium, this program recognizes doctoral degree recipients individually and is formal in tone. Tickets are not required for general seating at Hill Auditorium. Complete commencement day instructions can be found at https://commencement.umich.edu/ceremony-venue-details/rge/.

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May 2022

Step into a Student Staff Position: Rackham Jobs for Summer and Fall

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

Rackham has many Graduate Student Staff Assistant (GSSA) job opportunities available in the summer and fall of 2022. Positions are available related to a range of areas, from diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to alumni relations and fundraising. If you are interested in a range of work areas in higher education and would like to develop your skills in the design and implementation of programs for students, faculty, and alumni, these Rackham job opportunities may be of interest to you!…

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MORE Faculty In-Person Workshop: Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Tuesday, May 3, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Fourth Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. Mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. Then, 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 a two-way mentoring relationship. Over 85 percent of Rackham doctoral…

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MORE Student In-Person Workshop: Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Tuesday, May 3, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Fourth Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This in-person workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. Mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. Then, 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 a two-way mentoring relationship. Over 85 percent of Rackham…

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MORE Faculty Virtual Workshop: Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, May 6, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. Mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. Then, 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 a two-way mentoring relationship. Over 85 percent of Rackham doctoral…

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MORE Student Virtual Workshop: Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, May 6, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. Mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. Then, 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 a two-way mentoring relationship. Over 85 percent of Rackham…

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Step into a Student Staff Position: Rackham Jobs for Summer and Fall

Monday, May 9, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Rackham has many Graduate Student Staff Assistant (GSSA) job opportunities available in the summer and fall of 2022. Positions are available related to a range of areas, from diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to alumni relations and fundraising. If you are interested in a range of work areas in higher education and would like to develop your skills in the design and implementation of programs for students, faculty, and alumni, these Rackham job opportunities may be of interest to you!…

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Leading Inclusive Teams

Tuesday, May 10, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

In this interactive session, students will work through a team decision-making exercise. We will then debrief the exercise in light of the cutting edge science and best practices for leading inclusive teams. We will explore the value of diversity in teams, the need to create equitable and inclusive participation in team meetings, how to facilitate effective team task-debates to leverage team diversity, and how to manage team influence dynamics to make data-driven, anti-bias high-quality team decisions. This workshop is designed…

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Rackham Public Scholarship: Where to Start? Outreach for Community Engaged Scholarly Projects

Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Online United States

The process of starting a publicly engaged scholarly project can often be overwhelming, particularly when trying to find entry points and build connections to community partners. This workshop will introduce graduate students to the essentials for building a project-based relationship with a community partner organization, from first idea to community research to modes and strategies of communication. A panel of graduate students and faculty will break down the process of establishing contact, and maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship for the…

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The Intersectionality of Well-Being, Identity, and Equity

Thursday, May 12, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop will examine how well-being and identity are interdependent. Participants will discuss how their identities shape their perceptions of wellness, for themselves and others. On an individual level, how can students attend to their own well-being in a culture that doesn’t always promote it? From a leadership lens, we will look at graduate student culture and consider ways in which students have a role in influencing changes that impact student well-being. Presenter: Joy Pehlke (she/her), Lead, Student Engagement and…

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