Academia

Enroll in Science Journalism – Spring 2022

 

ALL MAJORS WELCOME!

GRAD STUDENTS: MMC6936, Class# 27547:
Science Writing (1-3 credits).
Sign yourself up in ONE.UF
Mon. Period 9-11 (4:05-7:05 pm, two 15-min breaks)
Rm Weill 0234
Instructor: Dr. Czerne Reid, czerne@ufl.edu

• Learn about:
o The breadth of careers in science writing/science communication
o Writing science news & feature articles
o Finding ideas for science news & feature articles
o Interviewing researchers and others about their work
o Reporting and writing science stories
o Pitching your story to an editor as a freelance science writer
o Fact-checking science stories
o … and much more!
• Guest speakers include science writing luminaries from around the U.S.
For more information email instructor
Dr. Czerne Reid: czerne@ufl.edu

Are you fascinated by the world around us?
Do you want to tell engaging stories about discoveries in
science and medicine?
The course introduces students to writing about science and medicine for general
audiences, and provides many opportunities to practice.
Note that this is not a technical writing course (scientific manuscripts, grant
proposals etc.). It is about writing news and feature articles such as might appear
in a magazine, newspaper, online news publication or other science news outlet.


Spring 2022 Preparing Future Faculty Program

Apply Now!

The UF Graduate School, UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the UF Center for Teaching Excellence invite you to apply for the Spring 2022 Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program, which will meet via Zoom Mondays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. over 14 weeks, starting January 10, 2022 and ending April 25, 2022.

This program will cover important aspects of being a successful faculty member, faculty expectations at different kinds of institutions, and effective teaching and learning methods. It will involve weekly meetings, assignments, and a mentoring component. It will not address developing job application materials or interviewing for faculty jobs.

This program is open to graduate students and postdocs from any UF department. Participants will be chosen on a competitive basis. The online application will be open until October 29.

Learn More & Apply!


 

Preparing Future Faculty – Join the Spring 2022 Cohort – Applications Open October 7

PPF

Apply Now For Spring 2022 Preparing Future Faculty Program

The UF Graduate School, UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the UF Center for Teaching Excellence invite you to apply for the Spring 2022 Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program, which will meet via Zoom Mondays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. over 14 weeks, starting January 10 and ending April 25.

This program will cover important aspects of being a successful faculty member, faculty expectations at different kinds of institutions, and effective teaching and learning methods. It will involve weekly meetings, assignments, and a mentoring component. It will not address developing job application materials or interviewing for faculty jobs.

This program is open to graduate students and postdocs from any UF department. Participants will be chosen on a competitive basis.

Learn more about this program and apply onlineThe online application will be open from October 7 until October 29.

Questions? Email Dr. Talline Martins, Director of the UF Office of Graduate Professional Development, at tmartins@ufl.edu

 


GMS7950GMS 7950, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education

This course is offered each year during the Fall semester.

GMS 7950, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education

2 credits, Fall 2021

Tuesdays, periods 8-9, 3:00-4:55 pm

Course Director:  Wayne T. McCormack, PhD

Biomedical scientists are trained during graduate school and postdoctoral studies to be researchers.  However, those who pursue academic career tracks are also expected to teach, and are often not well prepared for this faculty assignment.  This elective course provides an overview of educational issues faced by biomedical scientists teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional level.  The goal of the course is to familiarize biomedical science graduate students interested in pursuing academic career tracks with techniques that are the most relevant for beginning teachers, e.g. teaching skills & strategies and the underlying theory of learning and teaching.  The course will use a variety of teaching formats modeling teaching behaviors, and will provide practical guidelines for a variety of teaching skills.

For more information, please see:  https://mccormacklab.pathology.ufl.edu/teaching/gms-7950-education/

To register for this course, please contact Susan Gardner at sgard@ufl.edu.

Registration is open for two elective graduate course for UF Health students interested in developing professional skills related to research collaboration and to teaching.


Be sure to check the Professional Skills – Teaching link for information about seminars and workshops about building teaching skills!


New Certificate Program Offered by the UF Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence

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The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence is kicking off a new certificate program this fall called Passport to Great Teaching! Earn “travel miles” by participating in workshops, conferences, faculty learning communities and much more. Receive badges after traveling 400 miles in a specific category and your certificate after traveling 1,000 miles. This program is available to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.

Scroll to the bottom of the Events and Workshops page for a calendar of upcoming events by month, and registration information.  Events are also listed on the GradDev calendar.

Sample Topics:  Be sure to check out the full list at the Events and Workshops page!
Aligning Assessments to Objectives
Design & Facilitation of Online Discussions
Effective Feedback
Technology to Captivate Students
Getting Hired: Navigating the Academic Job Market
Flipping Your Classroom With Team-Based Learning (TBL)
Best Practices for Group Work in E-Learning