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Rackham/Sweetland Workshops on Writing: Writing with ChatGPT

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

This workshop will provide students with techniques for graduate writing with ChatGPT. We will start with a brief overview of current academic conversations about ChatGPT, authorship, and citation, and we will consider how disciplinary contexts might shape these conversations. We will then practice a series of prompts and writing exercises graduate students can use while […]

Rackham/Sweetland Workshops on Writing: Revising to Publish

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

This workshop will provide an overview of how to revise a course or conference paper for publication. We will start with a review of useful publishing resources, and move through exercises to redefine your argument, identify a target journal, and design a writing schedule to achieve your publication goals. Students should bring a course or […]

Bouchet Honor Society Information Session

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

The Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. This session will outline the benefits of joining the Bouchet Honor […]

Rackham Internship Connections: Drop-In Session

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Bring your questions about internships and Rackham’s Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program to this informal drop-in session. Graduate career counselors from the University Career Center and Rackham staff will be available to answer your questions and discuss anything internship related—cover letters, resumes, interviewing, or guidelines for applying to Rackham’s program. Students are welcome to stop in […]

Rackham/Sweetland Workshops on Writing: Writing Literature Reviews

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Graduate students are required to navigate a range of academic writing conventions, genres, expectations, and audiences. This workshop will help graduate student writers identify critical strategies for reading and writing academic texts. We’ll talk about how to approach unfamiliar writing tasks, develop drafting and revision practices, and identify patterns across all disciplinary forms of academic […]

King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Application Workshop

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Every year, the Rackham Graduate School accepts applications for the King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) Future Faculty Fellowship (FFF). Offered through a grant from the State of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, the KCP FFF Program provides funding to increase the pool of academically or economically disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers or approved administrative positions […]

Rackham/Sweetland Workshops on Writing: Structuring and Developing Arguments

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

What kinds of arguments can graduate students make as they proceed through their coursework, professional development, and dissertation process? This presentation will focus on how to conceptualize and scaffold arguments to develop and shape scholarly work across the whole of one's graduate career. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/RpW1X. We want to ensure full and equitable […]

Funding Strategies for Projects in the Arts & Humanities

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

This presentation by Jesse Johnston will provide an overview of fellowships and grants available to support and enhance arts and humanities research, with specific focus on grants offered by the “cultural” agencies of the U.S. federal government, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Institute of Museum […]

Transition to Graduate Writing, Part 1

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Writing in graduate school calls on students to work in a variety of new genres and challenges writers to expand on their skills as communicators. This workshop will help early graduate student writers identify critical practices and strategies to enhance their writing and build an effective approach to graduate writing. We’ll talk about becoming more […]

Faculty Workshop on Holistic Graduate Admissions for Excellence and Diversity

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Holistic admissions practices are an integral part of achieving both diversity and excellence when admitting graduate student cohorts. This workshop is designed to provide concrete strategies and evidence-based practices to support faculty and program goals in admitting diverse and excellent cohorts of graduate students. This workshop will provide members of graduate admissions committees an opportunity […]