Selected professionalization workshops, Fall 2019

We would like to draw your attention to several opportunities for professional development this semester. As part of our ongoing effort to support instructor professionalization, we have identified several workshops that may be of particular interest. If you currently teach or are interested in teaching with ICaP, we encourage you to attend the following workshops offered by ICaP, the Dept. of English, and the Graduate Student English Association this September and October:

Professional Website Building: Sept. 25, 9:30-10:20, WALC 3084, ICaP Technology Mentors

A poster advertising a website workshop hosted by ICaP technology mentors on Sept. 25, 2019. Features a header image of an individual wearing glasses and a dark background.

Dee McCormick and Kristyn Childres will help you launch or polish your professional website in this workshop. Prepare your online presence for job seeking and those inevitable Google searches! In addition, the technology mentors can answer questions regarding digital teaching portfolios. Students, staff, and faculty encouraged to join.

Interviewing: October 9th, 12:00-1:30, HEAV 320, Dept. of English

Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Powell, and ICaP director Dr. Dilger are hosting a workshop on academic interviewing as part of their annual job committee workshop series. Learn the dos and don’ts and what to expect on the job search.

CV + Resume Workshop: October 15th, 3:30-4:30, SC 246, GradSEA

A short panel discussion and Q&A about CVs and resumes followed by a workshop period to work on these materials. From 3:30-4pm we will have Bradley Dilger, Tony Bushner, and Jennifer Loyd offer advice and discuss models of CVs and resumes. From 4-4:30pm we will have our workshop portion of the event in which our leads will assist attendees with questions as they work on their own CVs and resumes. Please bring a draft of your CV and/or resume made accessible.

Rubrics Roundtable Part 2: October 16th, 12:00-1:00, HEAV 208, ICaP

Join Lauren Mallett and Libby Chernouski for our second workshop on using rubrics. Last time we discussed types of rubrics and their applications. In this session, we will focus on the process of creating, revising, and implementing rubrics. You are encouraged to bring your existing rubrics, assignment sheets, and student drafts with you to this workshop.
You can view the materials covered in the first workshop.

Rubrics in Blackboard: October 23, 12:00-1:00pm, PHYS 026, ICaP Technology Mentors

In this workshop, Dee McCormick and Kristyn Childres will walk you through creating and assessing with a rubric in your Blackboard course. You will leave with a functional rubric! Please bring an existing rubric to translate into Blackboard.

Campus Visits & Negotiations: November 6, 12:00-1:30, HEAV 320

Dr. Powell and Dr. Dilger will discuss what to expect during campus visits and while negotiating an academic job offer.

Website Workshop: November 25, 12:00-3:00, HEAV 205, ICaP Technology Mentors

Dee McCormick and Kristyn Childres will be available in the 2nd floor grad lab to assist you with all your website needs. Learn from their expertise and create a polished, professional website! Bring a laptop or use one of the computers in the lab.

Workshop Spotlights

The following professionalization workshops are being offered around campus. Please note that these workshops will require registration. Visit the Graduate School’s workshop directory to register and to browse additional workshops in research and professionalization.

CCO: Center for Career Opportunities
GS: Graduate School

Workshop Date Time Host Location
Interviewing Skills—Fundamentals 9/24 5:00 PM CCO RAWL 2070
Interviewing Skills—Advanced 9/26 5:00 PM CCO RAWL 2070
Negotiation Skills 9/30 5:00 PM CCO RAWL 2070
Classroom Accessibility 10/7 9:00 AM GS WALC 3132
Preparing a Teaching Demonstration
for the Academic Interview
10/7 10:10 AM GS WALC 2088
Interviewing for Academic Jobs 10/7 9:00 AM GS WALC 2088
Fellowships for Second Year (& Beyond)
Graduate Students
10/7 2:10 PM GS WALC 2051
Negotiation 10/8 11:20 AM GS WALC 2121
Time Management 10/8 9:00 AM GS WALC 3127
Video Express 10/8 9:00 AM GS WALC 3132
Ford Foundation Fellowship:
Grad students and Postdocs
10/10 10:00 AM GS WALC 3090
Video Express 11/5 2:00 PM GS STEW
Teaching, Diversity, Research
11/5 11:30 AM GS YONG

Please reach out if you have any questions: Libby Chernouski,