Past Events

Inclusive Communications for Academics

12:00–1:30 pm
Zoom

Communications must be as inclusive as possible to achieve maximum impact. This session will provide strategies to help faculty communicate inclusively with colleagues, media, and potential donors/funders.

Jan.
25

Understanding Tenure at the University of Chicago

10:00–11:00 am
William Eckhardt Research Center ERC 301B Seminar Room 5640 South Ellis Avenue

Jason Merchant, Lorna P. Straus Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics, Faculty Director of UChicagoGRAD, and Vice Provost explains the timeline, process, and priorities that guide tenure and promotion at UChicago in this 60-minute workshop for early career faculty.

Nov.
30

Impacting Policy Through Effective Communications

10:00–11:15 am
Zoom

This session will outline the many ways in which faculty can engage in policy work and highlight best practices for connecting with lawmakers and other policy influencers. It will also provide tips and strategies for effectively communicating to these audiences, including how to distill your work into engaging, accessible language without sacrificing accuracy; how to sequence your description to capture and keep listeners’ attention; and the three words you should never use when describing your research to policymakers. 

Nov.
17

The Role of Communications: How to Advance Your Scholarship in the Public Sphere

12:00–1:00 pm
Zoom

This session will feature Provost Ka Yee C. Lee discussing the importance of communicating about academic research and scholarship. She will be joined in conversation with Paul M. Rand, Vice President for Communications, who will provide a brief overview of the role of communications resources and related opportunities at the University.

Nov.
14

Challenging Conversations

10:00–11:15 am
William Eckhardt Research Center, ERC 201B Seminar Room

Challenging conversations about societal concerns can be a part of rigorous engagement, requiring students to explore various points of view as they discern their stance. These moments are also unexpected, as students come to class with vexing questions and concerns about the world on their minds. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to strategies for planning for difficult discussions and for constructively reacting to unexpected, fraught moments.

Nov.
9

Meet a Science Journalist: Featuring John Timmer from Ars Technica

11:00–11:30 am
Zoom

Learn how to communicate about your research to wider audiences and increase awareness of your work in this session focused on media coverage of scientific scholarship.

Nov.
8

Navigating Chicago Public Schools Workshop

6:00–7:00 pm
Zoom

This session will review the process for applying to Chicago Public Schools and discuss what to look for when visiting a school.

Nov.
7

Navigating Chicago Public Schools Workshop

12:00–1:00 pm
Zoom

This online workshop will review the process for applying to Chicago Public Schools and discuss what to look for when visiting a school.

Nov.
7

Supporting Student Well-being

10:00–11:30 am
Center for Identity + Inclusion Community Lounge, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Join a session for UChicago faculty where staff from UChicago Student Wellness will provide an overview of student mental health and strategies for supporting students in distress and crisis.

Nov.
2

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

10:00–11:15 am
Zoom

Creating accessible and inclusive learning experiences is important for safeguarding all students’ course participation and ability to learn. In order to create rigorous, inclusive environments, we need to be mindful of situational factors at play in our pedagogical choices.

Oct.
12

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