LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  Spring 2017
February 7

 EndNote Basic Training

This online class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in

a Microsoft Word document and online libraries. It also covers using EndNote Sync to synchronize references between desktop and online libraries.

To register for this class:

Go to https://thomsonreuters.webex.com/thomsonreuters/k2/j.php?MTID=t70da24b74c5107921baa7d8a961d5a54 and register. 

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session. 

February 21

Meet the new Dean of Students!!

We have a new dean, Laura McCollough, and she would like to meet you! This should be must-attend for all new faculty, and for all teaching faculty.

Laura will speak on these topics:

1. How to deal with difficult Students
2. Dean of Students and Student Conduct -What we do and how we can help you
3. Behavioral Intervention Team: What is it and why it's important 

1:00-2:00 pm in Room 340 RASM

February 24

 

Creating a Collaborative Research, Teaching, and Learning Environment: a workshop facilitated by Professors Marit Hoveid and Halvor Hoveid, Dept of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

This workshop will use practical real-life cases which you as a participant could bring with you. However you do not have to. The approach will be to discuss and deliberate possible scenarios for each case study opening up venues for different possible actions to be taken. Open to all faculty!

Space is limited so register by February 17 please at uafblast.wufoo.com/forms/registration-for-collaborative-learning-workshop/

(A repeat of this workshop will be held on March 7)

9:00 am to 1:00 pm in Murie 301

For more information please contact: Jennifer Lu, Office Manager. Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) Program  (907) 474-2458    jrlu@alaska.edu

February 28  
March 7                               

Creating a Collaborative Research, Teaching, and Learning Environment: a workshop facilitated by Professors Marit Hoveid and Halvor Hoveid, Dept of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

This workshop will use practical real-life cases which you as a participant could bring with you. However you do not have to. The approach will be to discuss and deliberate possible scenarios for each case study opening up venues for different possible actions to be taken. Open to all faculty!

Space is limited so register by February 17 please at uafblast.wufoo.com/forms/registration-for-collaborative-learning-workshop/

12:00 - 4:00 pm in AHRB 174

For more information please contact: Jennifer Lu, Office Manager. Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) Program  (907) 474-2458    jrlu@alaska.edu

 
March 13-17 Spring Break
March 21

How to cope with burnout.

Burnout can affect us in our jobs,family life, volunteer positions, and caregiving duties. Learn how health professionals define, identify, and intervene in burnout. Restore joy in your life activities through strategies to eliminate burnout. Our speaker is Dr. Jean Tsigonis.

Jean Wilbur Tsigonis, M.D., was born and raised in Fairbanks. She has been employed at the Tanana Valley Clinic since 1981. She has been chair of the Family Medicine Department at FMH, chair of the Alaska State Medical Board, President of the Alaska Academy of Family Practice, and most recently obtained her MPH through UAA. Her project was on physician burnout.

 

4:00 - 5:30 pm IARC/Akasofu 401

March 24

9:00-5:00pm

Responsible Conduct in Research training.

This training covers core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research. It is open to all UAF students, graduate students, staff and faculty. It is free.

Modules covered include: 1. Stakeholders and society;  2. Research negligence and Misconduct; 3. Treatment of Data, Scientific Record Keeping; 4.Authorship, Credit and Intellectual Property; 5. Sharing of Research Results; 6. Mentoring; 7. Human and Animal Subjects; 8. Conflicting Interests and Values; 9. Lab, Environment and Material Safety; and 10. Violations of Professional Standards.

Requirements: pre-registration by March 17!!!! Registration is available at https://uafblast.wufoo.com/forms/registration-for-rcr-training.

For further information call Aaron Kallas at 903.3360 or ajkallas@alaska.edu

Where: Akasofu/IARC 501

March 27-31 Visit of Dr. Divine Tarla, postdoc in Agronomy, Kansas State University and Fulbright Visiting Scholar. Dr. Tarla will be giving several lectures on his country, Cameroon in West Africa, to Political Science students, Dept of Natural Resources, and the Office of Faculty Development.
March 28  
April 4  
April 11  
April 21

Introduction to Scholarly Writing

Dr. Bob Lucas, director of the Center for Scholarly productivity in San Louis Obispo, CA will give a 3-hour workshop.

This session is designed to help faculty deal with impediments to their scholarly writing. Special emphasis is placed on research demonstrating practices that work in an academic setting. The following topics will be covered: confronting the myths about writing; overcoming the major obstacles to writing; developing habits that promote writing; and varying patterns to sustain momentum.

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Seating is limited to first 25. Please RSVP to me at jfmorrison@alaska.edu

April 22

Saturday

Grant Writing

Dr. Bob Lucas will hold a full-day workshop on grant writing. This workshop introduces faculty to the world of research grants. It gives beginners a framework for understanding this complex world and highlights activities critical to success.

Topics to be covered include how to develop a steep learning curve; how the major sponsor types differ; how to create a list of likely sponsors; how to tailor the initial approach to your sponsor; how to write a compelling and convincing proposal; and how to deal positively with reviewer's comments.

9:00 - 4:00 pm with lunch provided.

Seating is limited to first 25 faculty. Please RSVP to me at jfmorrison@alaska.edu

 

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