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September 2021

Intercultural Development Inventory Group Session

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

Please note: This session is intended for participants of Rackham's Professional Development DEI Certificate Program. The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is used in multiple ways in the Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate program. 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…

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October 2021

Integrating Critical Perspectives Into Leadership: Moving Theory and Practice Towards Inclusion and Justice

Friday, October 1, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

This session will provide a foundational exploration of critical social theory and the utility of cultivating critical perspectives to interrogate leadership theory and practice. Participants will learn the art of deconstruction and reconstruction of leadership theory and practice, to challenge dominant norms, and discover how to engage in leadership grounded in social justice and inclusion. This workshop is designed for master's students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate…

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Sweetland Write Together

Monday, October 4, 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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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Cover Letters and Resumes for Internships and Positions Beyond the Tenure Track

Monday, October 4, 12:00 pm to 1:30 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 cover letters and resumes for positions beyond tenure track roles. The process of synthesizing your academic experiences into strong application materials for jobs beyond academia can be challenging but rewarding. This workshop is a hands-on opportunity for graduate students to learn how to effectively develop a resume using the foundation that they have laid with information from…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 4, 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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Child Care Subsidy Application Workshop

Tuesday, October 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Overview of the Child Care Subsidy application process and eligibility criteria. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/1p34Z. 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, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

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RSG Virtual Lunch with Rackham Deans

Tuesday, October 5, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

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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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: Moving Beyond Failure and Actively Cultivating a More Equitable Academy

Tuesday, October 5, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Systems of higher education in the United States create differential advantage and disadvantage for the people who work and learn in them. When individuals move through these systems—as administrators, instructors, or learners—they make choices to participate in the perpetuation or the disruption of these inequities. While some perpetuation of inequity can be attributed to ignorance, it is often true that individuals who do understand the harmful impacts of unjust behavior, processes, and structures often fail to address them. This session…

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King Talks Application Information Session

Wednesday, October 6, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online United States

Rackham’s annual King Talks are TED-style talks echoing the theme of U-M’s MLK Symposium. Through this program, Rackham students publicly communicate the relevance of their research to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. This session will allow you to learn more about the King Talks, including expectations and application tips. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/51xjm. 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…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 6, 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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