Weekly Announcements, February 8–14

GSA Announcements:

  1. Call for Submissions: IGPS 2016
  2. Graduate Ally Coalition Winter Seminars
  3. Call for Nominations: Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students
  4. Call for Graduate Student Policy Journal Editors

Service:

  1. Apply for Campus Wide Committees for 2016–2017
  2. GSA Committees Now Open
  3. Focus Group: Sexual Violence Awareness and Education Campaign

Events:

  1. 2016 Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology
  2. Graduate Student Mixer, February 18
  3. 44th Annual Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry Colloquium
  4. Graduate Writer’s Retreat, February 8
  5. Family Activities Night, February 24

Funding & Fellowships:

  1. GAAAP Graduate Student Positions
  2. SASC Pre-Graduate Advisor
  3. 2016 Tinker Foundation Summer Field Research Grants

Professional Development:

  1. Using Failure Productively: A Panel
  2. Preparing for Your Qualifying Exam: Strategies for Success in any Department
  3. Upcoming Center for Educational Effectiveness Workshops

GSA Announcements:

1. Call for Submissions: IGPS 2016

IGPS 2016 UPDATED Official

2. Graduate Ally Coalition Winter Seminars

GAC Winter Seminar Logo
Graduate Ally Coalition Seminars: Attend any or all
Food Provided
All Seminars are Thursdays from 3-5PM

2/4/2016:  Power, Privilege, & Positionality with Student Advocacy
Location:  SCC Room A

2/18/2016: Demystifying the HDAPP Process (The Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program at UC Davis supports the University’s commitment to a discrimination-free work and learning environment)
Location:  SCC Room E

2/25/2016: Bystander Intervention by CARE (Center for Advocacy Resources and Education)
Location:  SCC Room E

Graduate Ally Coalition (GAC) Website

3. Call for Nominations: Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students

Do you know someone who is just plain good to graduates? Someone who helps you be a super scholar? The Graduate Student Association wants to know about it! Nominations for the 2016 GSA Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students (AESGS) are open until 12:00 a.m. on February 25. We will be giving away up to 2 prizes, one for a faculty member and one for staff or administrators. AESGS winners will also receive a plaque recognizing their hard work from the GSA. Nomination form (need to be logged in to your UC Davis email which you can do through the myucdavis portal. Questions? Contact Katrina Brock gsavicechair@ucdavis.edu.

4. Call for Graduate Student Policy Journal Editors

ucsa-logoThe UC Student Association Graduate and Professional Student Committee seeks editors for it’s upcoming Graduate Student Policy Journal, Volume II. Policy Journal editors may be any Graduate or Professional student enrolled at a UC. Being a student editor does not preclude a student from also submitting to the policy journal. Editors will be broken into two teams to avoid any conflict of interest in reviewing their own submission.

An honorarium of $175 will be awarded to each student editor upon publication of the journal.

Student Editors will be asked to participate in 3 phone calls; an onboarding call where they will be briefed on the editing process and rubric that will be used to evaluate the submissions, a call to check in on the progress of the editing process and make cuts as necessary, and a call to finalize the selected submissions and come to a decision on who will be awarded as an outstanding submission.

The Graduate committee hopes to receive at least 25 submissions for this year’s volume of the Policy Journal. Each Editor will receive access to about 10 anonymized submissions after the closing date of April 29th. Between April 30th and May 15th the editors will be asked to provide copy and content suggestions for the pieces they were assigned, and to use the rubric to evaluate the submissions quantitatively. Submitters will have from May 15th to May 27th to respond to these suggestions. On the final call of the editorial team, editors will be asked to select a top submission from all submissions; this piece will receive an award for outstanding submission.

Apply today by visiting: http://ucsa.org/submit-journal/

Questions? Please contact gpdirector@ucsa.org

Service:

1. Apply for Campus Wide Committees for 2016–2017

Serving on a committee can help you improve life on campus for yourself and for fellow graduate students. Committee service also allows you to gain valuable experience interacting with the university administration. Best of all, you can add committee work to the service section of your CV. Apply here: http://goo.gl/forms/SWD2ulgkww

2. GSA Committees Now Open

3. Focus Group: Sexual Violence Awareness and Education Campaign

UC Davis Student Affairs needs your help in reaching undergraduate, graduate and professional students to participate in one of three student focus groups:

Tuesday, February 9
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Student Community Center, Room C 

Wednesday, February 10
11:00 a.m.–Noon
Student Community Center, Room C

Thursday, February 11
Noon–1 p.m.
Student Community Center, Room B

We are looking for small, but diverse groups of students who are willing to chat candidly about the ongoing campus wide Sexual Violence Awareness and Education campaign over pizza. Students who participate will get a $10 gift card to the ASUCD Coffee House, and space is limited to 14 participants on each date. Interested students must complete a brief, eight-question survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VB9R5LD by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 5.

Events:

1. 2016 Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology

9th Annual UCD Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology (GSSE)

Saturday, 20 February 2016
Giedt Hall, UC Davis

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Erika Zavaleta, UC Santa Cruz

Click here to register for the 2016 Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology

(You must register even if you only plan to attend the symposium. We use these numbers to plan meals.)

Priority Registration Deadlines: This year the GSSE will accept registration on a rolling basis, however we will prioritize those abstracts which are submitted prior to the deadline.

Talks:  8 February 2016
Posters:  15 February 2016

EGSA’s annual Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology,  is a unique forum for sharing research ideas across these graduate programs, departments, and labs, and fostering new collaborations. With at least 17 graduate programs and departments at UC Davis that conduct ecological research, the Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology provides an ideal place for graduate students to practice giving scientific presentations to the broader ecological community on campus. Each year the symposium features talks and posters from UC Davis graduate students working in any field of ecology, a prominent, student-nominated ecologist as keynote speaker, and a photo contest.

Website: http://egsa.ucdavis.edu/symposium/
Contact: ecology.symposium@gmail.com

The Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology is co-sponsored by the UC Davis Graduate Student Association. 

2. Graduate Student Mixer, February 18

Graduate-Student-Mixer_Winter

3. 44th Annual Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry Colloquium

AgChem Winter Colloquium Flyer

The 44th Annual Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry Winter Colloquium is co-sponsored by the UC Davis Graduate Student Association. 

4. Graduate Writer’s Retreat, February 8

Monday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Student Community Center, Meeting Room E

All retreats feature a 3-hour drop-in consultation service and provide graduate students with writing assistance in an interactive and collaborative space with the help of a Graduate Writing Fellow. Individuals, writing groups, and paired writing partners are encouraged to join the retreat space to work together and with the Graduate Writing Fellow. Depending on the needs and interests of the group, the retreat may include some structured writing activities. Now providing tea and snacks. Please bring your own mug. See flyer.

Sponsored by the University Writing Program, GAAAP, and GradPathways.

5. Family Activities Night, February 24

Wednesday February 24  5-7pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center
 
Students, Faculty, Staff and their families welcome!
 
Winter-Family-Activities-Night

Funding & Fellowships:

1. GAAAP Graduate Student Positions

GAAAP is seeking amazing applicants for the 2016-2017 Academic Year!
Applications due Tuesday, February 19, 2016
Graduate Student Positions:
  • Graduate Student Director (50% GSR Position)
  • Graduate Student Retention Coordinator (hourly position)
Graduate OR Undergraduate Student Hourly Positions:
  • Pathway to Graduate School Coordinator
  • MENTOR Coordinator
For detailed job descriptions click here: http://srrc.ucdavis.edu/hiring/GAAAP.html
Please do not hesitate to email Alberto questions regarding any of the positions.
The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) is Hiring! Apply to Be a Pre-Graduate Advisor
Pre-Graduate/Professional Advising at the Student Academic Success Center is currently accepting applications from graduate students interested in serving as a Pre-Graduate Advisor. The graduate student advisor will provide one‐on‐one advising services to undergraduates wishing to prepare for and apply to graduate school, and will help facilitate a quarterly workshop series on a range of graduate school topics. Workload is an average of 10 hours per week (25% appointment), with a flexible schedule. Please apply on Aggie Job Link, Job ID 806431. For questions please call (530) 752-4936.

3. 2016 Tinker Foundation Summer Field Research Grants

The UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas is accepting proposals for the 2016 Tinker Foundation Summer Field Research grants. The grants range are for pre-dissertation field research and range from $500 to $2,000.

For application instructions: http://hia.ucdavis.edu/graduates
Contact: Chuck Walker, cfwalker@ucdavis.edu

Professional Development:

1. Using Failure Productively: A Panel

February 18, 2016
2:00-4:00pm
126 Voorhies

Join a panel of five interdisciplinary faculty members as they share their experiences with failure, how they coped, and how they were able to use failure productively.

Featuring: 
Kris Fallon, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Digital Media
Paul Hastings, Professor of Psychology
Alessa Johns, Professor of English
Claire Waters, Professor of English
Philipp Zerbe, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Crachiolo, PFTF Fellow, ecrachiolo@ucdavis.edu

Sponsored by Professors for the Future

2. Preparing for Your Qualifying Exam: Strategies for Success in any Department

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Noon – 1:30 pm
MUII, Memorial Union (2nd floor)

For many graduate students the qualifying exam is one of the most uncertain, stressful, and time consuming aspects of their graduate education.

Although the content and structure of qualifying examinations varies widely by discipline, this workshop focuses on universal “strategies for success” that will be valuable to graduate students in all departments. Professor Emeritus Louis Grivetti will present a one hour lecture followed by examples and questions.

Sponsored by

GradPathways

3. Upcoming Center for Educational Effectiveness Workshops

Lesson Planning for Student Success

February 9th: 1:10-3:00pm  

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of material you have to cover within 10 weeks? Would you like to learn how to create efficient lessons that will help students meet specific learning goals? In this workshop, we will introduce the concept of backward design, a lesson planning approach focused on engaging students and aligning learning objectives and assessments with classroom activities. Using this approach, participants will create their own lesson plan based on a class they are or will be teaching.


Facilitating Dynamic and Engaging Discussions
Space is limited – please register in advance. Visit this page to learn more.
February 16th: 1:10-3:00pm

Have you ever asked a question in class only to be greeted by silence? Would you like to foster discussions in which students are challenged to think critically about course material? In this workshop, we will discuss factors that might affect student engagement. Based on participants’ own experiences and research-based methods, we will collaborate to come up with concrete strategies to encourage students to participate in class discussions.  Participants will leave with the tools to plan, facilitate and wrap up engaging and dynamic discussions.
Questions? Contact Christine Cahill, ccahill@ucdavis.edu.

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