Past Events

Communicating Complex Ideas to Non-experts

9:30–10:30 am
Zoom

Faculty often face the challenge of explaining difficult concepts to people who are unfamiliar with the subject. This comes up frequently in the classroom and is essential in working with a variety of audiences, such as donors, the news media, funding organizations, or colleagues in other fields. This session will draw from research on the most effective ways to introduce new audiences to complex ideas.

Nov.
18

Navigating CPS and K-12 Options

5:30–6:30 pm
Zoom

Learn about the process of applying to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and discuss what to look for when visiting a school virtually.

Nov.
16

Mentoring Graduate Students: Aligning Expectations

2:00–3:30 pm
Zoom

Through discussion and analyses of experience, this series helps faculty develop the skills needed to provide ongoing and successful mentoring of graduate students. Based on evidence-based facilitation from the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experience in Research (CIMER), mentor training includes interactive workshops that focus on communicating effectively, aligning expectations, mentoring across difference and having difficult conversations. This workshop will focus on aligning expectations and clearly communicating with the mentee; designing and communicating clear goals for the mentoring relationship; and considering how differences may affect the relationship. It will be led by staff from the Chicago Center for Teaching.

Nov.
13

"Picture a Scientist" Film Screening

Through November 15, 2020
Online event

Register to watch the feature-length documentary film "Picture a Scientist", which leads viewers on a journey deep into a group of women scientists' own experiences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. You'll receive a link to the film enabling you to watch it online at any time November 13 -15. You can also attend a virtual panel discussion on November 18 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. featuring one of the scientists from the film and several UChicago women in STEM.

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Nov. 13

Communicating Effectively On Camera and Sharing Your Messages with Media

10:00–11:15 am
Zoom

Whether you’re teaching classes, meeting with colleagues, or interacting with media, chances are you’re doing much of your communicating virtually. This session will offer practical advice on how to communicate effectively on camera and how to present your media messages with impact.

Nov.
10

Mentoring Graduate Students: Maintaining Effective Communication

2:00–3:30 pm
Zoom

Through discussion and analyses of experience, this series helps faculty develop the skills needed to provide ongoing and successful mentoring of graduate students. Based on evidence-based facilitation from the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experience in Research (CIMER), mentor training includes interactive workshops that focus on communicating effectively, aligning expectations, mentoring across difference, and having difficult conversations. This workshop will focus on providing constructive feedback, communicating effectively across different dimensions and engaging active listening. It will be led by staff from the Chicago Center for Teaching.

Nov.
6

Résumés that Resonate: Workshop #3

10:00–11:30 am
Zoom meeting

Join the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation for the last of three résumé workshops offered this quarter.

Nov.
4

Fostering Inclusive and Equitable Student Engagement

2:00–3:30 pm
Zoom

It can be challenging to ensure that students discuss, interrogate, inquire, and question effectively and equitably. This workshop will focus on inclusive engagement and provide strategies for structuring learning that is productive for all students. We will discuss a framework for inclusion and strategies that can be applied to remote and face-to-face courses. This session will be led by the Chicago Center for Teaching.

Oct.
30

Résumés that Resonate: Workshop #2

10:00–11:30 am
Zoom meeting

Join the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation for the second of three résumé workshops offered this quarter.

Oct.
28

A Workshop for First-time Home Buyers

11:00 am–12:30 pm
Zoom

Join the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation for a workshop for first-time home buyers.

Oct.
27

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