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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Teaching Enrichment Series for all Faculty, instructors, and TAs held August 31st and September 1st

FACULTY, INSTRUCTORS, and TAs are invited to attend the Teaching Enrichment Series, sponsored by The Center for Educational Innovation, on August 31st and September 1st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. All grad students who will be TA-ing in 2016-2017 who have not already completed this training should attend.  First time participants in the AMST Department must register for at least two of the Teaching
Enrichment Series workshops, though we encourage you to attend as many as possible. Workshops are offered on topics ranging from an introduction to active learning to effective use of academic technology and best practices in teaching sensitive course content.  Advance registration is preferred. Click here for the full schedule.

New TA Orientation August 29, 2016, 1:00-4:00 PM

NEW TA ORIENTATION, put on by the Center for Educational Innovation, will be held on August 29, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 pm in Smith 100.  All grad students who will be TA-ing in 2016-2017 who have not already completed this training should attend.  In this interactive session, new teaching assistants will be introduced to key policies, including policies related to FERPA, working with students with disabilities, the student code of conduct, and sexual harassment and consensual relationships; university resources; and strategies for classroom teaching.  Register Here.  

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Updated Faculty Book Publications

HAVE YOU PUBLISHED a BOOK JANUARY 2014 – PRESENT? In prep for a new book exhibit at Wilson Library this Fall Semester, our librarian is collecting info of faculty who have published books recently.  The event organizers want to avoid missing new book authors/editors, and hope you will be able to assist in verifying the accuracy of their list. http://z.umn.edu/facultybooklist. Please inform Nancy Herther directly (herther@umn.edu) if you have published book(s) January 2014 - present. The books may be ebooks, texts or research/popular works.

25% TA Appointment for AFRO/ENGL 3597W

AFRO/ENGL 3597W – Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I is in need of a 25% TA for Fall 2016. The course is taught by Professor John Wright and meets Tu/Th 11:15am – 1:10pm in Carlson School of Mgmt 1-136. Candidates with previous writing intensive teaching experience are preferred. If you are interested or would like to know more please email John Wright (wrigh003@umn.edu).

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Where is the Human in the Data?" Workshop

THE INSTITUTE for ADVANCED STUDY and the INFORMATICS INSTITUTE will be holding a workshop titled “Where is the Human in the Data?” on Friday, September 30th from 9:00 – Noon in the Crosby Seminar Room (240 Northrop). Click here for more information on the workshop and to register.

I9 Verification Process for TAs and RAs

GRADUATE STUDENTS WHO WILL HOLD TA or RA at the University of Minnesota for the first time in fall 2016 or spring 2017 must complete an I-9 form and provide proper documentation by Wednesday, August 31 in order to complete the hiring process. Your appointment will be terminated if you do not complete the I-9 by this time. You should have received a detailed letter with instructions for completing the two-part I-9 if you will hold an appointment for the first time this year. Students who will be funded through fellowships do not need to complete this process. 

Grad School Networking and Research Lunch

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL is hosting a networking and research presentation lunch on August 25 from 12:30 – 3:30pm at the Campus Club. Come get a free lunch, meet other graduate students and postdocs from around the U and learn about current research being conducted at the U. Click here for more information and to register.