Upcoming Events

  • Dissertation Writing Summer Camp

    Monday, June 1, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
    Writing Center, 110 EPB

    This is a two-week writing camp for dissertating graduate students. Participants meet Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each day will begin with a brief discussion of issues related to dissertation writing, but most of the time will be spent writing. Writing Center staff will be available for consultations each day. Priority will be given to students who are post-comp and have some of their dissertation already written.

    Scholars should register for the camp.

    The Writing Center and the Graduate College are co-sponsoring the camp.

  • Teaching Diverse Learners

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Main Library, Rooms 1103/1105

    Reading and Learning Community members meet three times throughout the summer to discuss key issues and important literature in teaching and learning in higher education. Participants will read journal articles and/or book chapters in preparation for each meeting and come prepared to discuss. This is a good opportunity for those who will be on the job market in the next academic year to learn about important trends and literature in teaching and learning.

    Participants are encouraged to register for Reading and Learning Community events.

  • Write ON

    Monday, June 15, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, August 7, 2015 - 10:00am
    Writing Center, 110 EPB

    This program is designed to encourage graduate students and faculty to write regularly. Studies show that hte most productive and successful faculty set aside time to write every day. Writing sessions will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants commit to a minimum of three writing sessions a week.

    Registration for the 2015 summer session is now open.

    Participants agree to spend tim working on papers, proposals, dissertations, articles, etc. By popular demand, the Writing Center, event sponsor, has added additional accountability mechanisms in the form of a writing buddy and check-in e-mails if you miss a scheduled session.

    Please note: This is not a program that teaches writing skills or provides feedback on work.

  • Facilitating Group Work

    Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
    Main Library, Room 1140

    The Center for Teaching will share best practices for planning for, organizing, facilitating, and assessing group work. Participants will practice facilitation techniques and develop a plan for integrating group activities into their teaching.

    The workshop will run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., followed by optional work time and discussion. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to register for this workshop.

  • Careers in Human Genetics Information Day

    Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
    Carver Biomedical Research Building

    The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is hosting this Careers in Human Genetics Information Day to expose undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates to career opportunities in human genetics. This opportunity is a great way for students to discuss different careers in human genetics and ask questions in a small group setting.

    For more information or to register, please visit the event website.

  • Teaching Digitally: Using Open Educational and Digital Resources Across Disciplines

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Main Library, Rooms 1103/1105

    Reading and Learning Community members meet three times throughout the summer to discuss key issues and important literature in teaching and learning in higher education. Participants will read journal articles and/or book chapters in preparation for each meeting and come prepared to discuss. This is a good opportunity for those who will be on the job market in the next academic year to learn about important trends and literature in teaching and learning.

    Participants are encouraged to register for Reading and Learning Community events.

  • Improving Your Students' Critical Thinking Skills

    Friday, July 24, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
    Main Library, Room 1140

    Do your students seem to want step-by-step directions or "recipes" for success instead of thinking for themselves? In this workshop, the Center for Teaching will demonstrate and model tactics to get students to solve problems, construct and analyze arguments, and understand the importance of understanding processes not just solutions.

    The workshop will run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., followed by optional small group discussion or activity planning time. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to register for the workshop.

  • Using Learning Analytics and Student Data to Improve Teaching

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Main Library, Rooms 1103/1105

    Reading and Learning Community members meet three times throughout the summer to discuss key issues and important literature in teaching and learning in higher education. Participants will read journal articles and/or book chapters in preparation for each meeting and come prepared to discuss. This is a good opportunity for those who will be on the job market in the next academic year to learn about important trends and literature in teaching and learning.

    Participants are encouraged to register for Reading and Learning Community events.

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